2Lt. Richard J. Wardle, ASN O-801531

Navigator - Hutchinson & Vroman Crews

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Entered Service: 13 Jul 42

Air Medal    Distinguished Flying Cross    Purple Heart

Silver Star

(Images/Info Courtesy of Wardle Family)


Lt. Richard J. Wardle


Lt. Wardle receiving the Silver Star from Colonel C.F. Necrason - December 1943


Hutchinson Crew

Standing, L-R: 1Lt. Kenneth E. Hutchinson (P), 1Lt. William R. Vroman (CP), 2Lt. Wardle (N)
1Lt. Esbern B. Kilstofte (B), TSgt. Willie C. Cox (E)

Front, L-R: TSgt. Salvatore F. Maino (RO), SSgt. Hans D. Noren (G)
SSgt. Lester W. Whitehouse (TG), E. Egan (G), Sgt. Eldon J. Brand (BT)


Vroman Crew

Standing, L-R: Lt. Vroman (P), 2Lt. John R. Parmeter (CP), Lt. Wardle, Lt. Kilstofte

Kneeling: All unknown



L-R: Lt. Carlyle Ashburn, Lt. William R. Vroman, RajKumar (Bearer), Lt. Wardle, Lt. John K. Norman

436th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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