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310th BG, 381st BS, Capt. Richard Kienitz
1944 | Ltaly
Capt. Bombardier; 310th Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Squadron; GROUP Navigator.
Captain Richard C Kienitz. Captain Kienitz flew 73 missions as a navigator on B-25 bombers with the US Army Air Corps 310th Bomb Group, earning the Air Medal with 9 clusters, the European Theater medal with 8 battle stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in Africa, Corsica and Italy.
(From his prous daughter Anne Kienitz)
310thBG,381stBS, Capt. Richard Keinitz, Group Navigator /MTO
1945 | Italy
According to his records – he was stationed at:
Medinna, French Morocco 11/42 to 12/42
Telergma, Algeria 12/42 to 1/43
Philippeville, Algeria 11/43 to 12/43
Corsica 12/43 to 4/45
Fano, Italy 4/45 to 8/45
Plomigliano, Italy 8/45
*** His notes referencethe following campaigns:
Tunisia, Sicily, Naples – Foggia, Rome– Arno, So of France, Northern Appennines, Central Europe,
His diaries mention being there when James Doolittle came and flew with his group on 2/10/43 to see if the 310th was really as good as adverstised.
He also referenced friends named “Tex”,“Lou”, “Gus”, “Hellin” and“Pryor”.
GUS; Adam "Gus' Schwindle
HELLIN; Leonard C "Nat" Heller
PRYOR; Gordon M Prior
Barbi Ennis Connolly, PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com Corrections, suggestions, stories???