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Richard Nathaniel Duer

Graduating Class of 1946
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Second Lieutenant Duer

Second Lieutenant
Richard Nathaniel Duer

Army Air Forces
892nd Bombardment Squadron
485th Bomb Group
Heavy

Hometown

Marinette, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Bastia, France

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, WI

More About Second Lieutenant Duer

Second Lieutenant Duer enlisted in January, 1943 and was later sent overseas as a bombardier on a B-24 Bomber.

The Duer Memorial Gym in Marinette, Wisconsin was named in his honor.

As he and his crew were returning from a successful hit on German submarine pens,the plane was hit by flak, fell hundreds of feet, and the engines went out. The pilot, co-pilot and bombardier were killed and only four survived.