1944 — Italy
Frederic C Ritger was born in NJ in 1921, he had completed High School and finished one year of College, he was a Photographer. Fred joined the Service 26 May, 1941 and he entered from New York City, NY. He was accepted into the AAC and was still single when he joinrd.
Fred received a great part of his flight training with the 335th Bomb Group, the 476th BS, which was in B-26 Marauders at Barksdale Field, LA. The 335th Bombardment Group (Medium) took over training duties as a permanent Operational Training Unit (OTU) on July 17, 1942 with Martin B-26 Marauders.
He was assigned to the 321st Bomb Group and the 446th Bomb Squadron for B-25 Mitchells in the MTO.