Lest We Forget

Name: Daniel Wesley Richey, Jr. War: World War II

Rank: 1st Lieutenant Serial number: O-661 660 Branch: Army Air Corps

Unit: 432nd Bomb Squadron – a unit of General Doolittle’s command

Battle: Lt. Richey’s B-26 was “apparently lost as the result of attack by enemy aircraft” while returning from a mission to destroy the La Hencha Bridge in Tunisia.

Decorations: Purple Heart

Date born: June 18, 1917

Place born: Ragley, LA

Date died: March 1, 1943

How died: Killed in action

Place died: Tunisia

Place buried: Jefferson Barracks, National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

Home place: Box 30, Ragley, LA while in service

School(s): Ragley High School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (S.L.I.)

Affiliations: Protestant Faith

Interests: Truck farming, cattle and dairy farming

Spouse: He was engaged to be married

Children: None

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Richey, Sr.

Siblings: Seven sisters and four brothers

Comments: He was called “Wes”

Data provided by: His sister: Nyla Rose Richey Foreman, 166 Richey-Reigel Rd., Longville, LA

Other sources: Copy of a letter from Henry L. Stinson was provided – and LCAP article

Date printed: October 24, 2002

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