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Richard J. Strand memorial, St. Thomas, N.D.
Richard J. Strand memorial, St. Thomas, N.D.
TitleRichard J. Strand memorial, St. Thomas, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 2000 and 2007?
DescriptionThis photograph shows the tombstone of Richard J. Strand, who went missing in WWII. The tombstone is made from granite and has several words carved into it. It reads "IN MEMORIAM, RICHARD J. STRAND T/SGT. 498 BOMB. SQDN. V. H. BORN OCT 21, 1919. MISSING IN ACTION OVER TOKYO. MAY 24, 1945." Two small yellow flowers are also visible.
General SubjectCemeteries and graves
Statues and monuments
Subject (LCTGM)Missing in action
Monuments & memorials
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Personal NameStrand, Richard J. (Richard James), 1919-1945
LocationPembina County (N.D.)
St. Thomas (N.D.)
Item NumberPCHS-5193
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original10 x 16 cm
Transcription"Richard James Strand. Richard James Strand was born October 19, 1919, at St. Thomas, N.D. to James and Beatrice Strand. He attended elementary school at St. Thomas to age ten. Because of his father's business requirements, he continued his elementary schooling in Grand Forks and Valley City, ND and Kearney, Nebraska. His schooling was continued at Kearney and graduated from high school in 1935. Thereafter he attended college at Kearney. Having decided to make optometry his lifetime profession, he attended Northern Illinois College of Optometry for two years. In July of 1941, he enlisted in the Air Force as an electronics technician. In 1944 after various tours of duty, he was sent to Saipan as a radar and communications technician with a bombing squadron. He was reported missing on his twenty-sixth bombing mission over Japan. No further information as to his fate was obtainable" Printed on label.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Strand received a Purple Heart and special citations.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society (PCHS-5193)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Zelda Hartje
13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, ND 58220
Phone: (701) 265-4941
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmPCHS5193
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