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Brace Richard John

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Name:
Richard John Brace
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-703870
Unit:
850th Bomber Squadron, 801st Bomber Group, He
Date of Death:
1944-07-05
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France
Plot:
B
Row:
14
Grave:
15
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

The B-24 number 41-29599 named BOOTS took off at 2331 on 4 July 1944 from Harrington, UK to deliver supplies to the French resistance (Operation Peter). The plane was shot down by flak over Lagney le Sec, France, at 2am on the morning of 5 July. The entire crew of ten was killed. MACR 6991. LT Brace was the navigator. He is back row second from the left in the picture.