Frank E. Richards

by Denise Richards Padgette
(Smith River, CA 95567)

Frank E Richards (94 years) Smith River California
1943-1945 Ball Gunner
514th Bomb Squadron, (450th & 98 BG flew with them often)
376th - B-24 - 47th Wing
Mostly in Italy
Dad is wondering if any of his old crew is still around?

Spelling is probably off?
Frank Sanagotta - Brooklyn New York
Louis Demena - Chicago Radio Operator & Gunner
Franshwa DeShane - Minnesota Top Turret Gunner
Neil Barker-Pilot B-24
Harold VanLindingham - Arizona, Nose Gunner

Dad still has very good memories of many of these guys.please contact
me if you know any of these guys or they are your family.
I’m his daughter Denise Richards. My email is

I’m sorry if this is the wrong forum.

Thank you, we would enjoy hearing from them or their families.

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At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


Click here to read about the reunion details.

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando