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Richard H. Claeys
Captain, United States Air Force
Killed in action on August 19, 1946, when the unarmed C-47 plane on which he was assigned was shot down by Yugoslav fighter planes. 

Since none of the remains of the crew were individually identifiable, the crew, consisting of Claeys, Glen H. Freestone, Harold F. Schreiber, Matthew A. Comko and Chester L. Lower, were buried in a common grave in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.



Added: 14 April 1997 - Updated: 16 December 2004  Updated: 25 June 2005
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Yugoslavia Crew Gravesite PHOTO December 2004

Yugoslavia Crew Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004