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Frank Riley Military Service Portrait


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Frank Riley Military Service Portrait


Frank J. Riley Jr.
S/Sgt United States Army Air Corps
723rd Bomb Squadron
450th Bomb Group
15th Air Force

Born: 1923
Died: May 30, 1944

Frank was born in 1923 and lived with his parents at 9 Vernon Street. He reported for duty at Fort Devens in February 1943.

He was a B-24 radio operator overseas with the 15th Air Force less than two months. On a bombing mission over Austria, the plane was badly damaged. Most of the ten
man crew bailed out over the Adriatic Sea. It was reported that Frank continued to send distress signals just prior to the crash. No one was reported as rescued. His brother Robert is in the United States Navy.

Buried in Italy (?)

The portrait is on display in the Maynard Veterans' Wall of Honor in the Soup Campbell Room, Lower Level of Maynard Town Hall.




Description researched and provided by Andrew Mitzcavitch
See 2019.155

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Framed Photo 8x10

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches