The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Richard F. Hackel
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: O-690413
Date Missing: 03/24/1944
Unit: 720th Bombardment Squadron 450th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Florence American Cemetery
Rosette In Place:
Recoverability Status: More Research Needed
Next Steps: Possibly some washed ashore and are buried as Unknowns?; All ten parachutes seen to open at around 45 00N, 13 20E; Request IDPFs for all 10 crew KIA / MIA.
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