My name is Sebastiaan Vonk, a 15 years old boy who lives in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, a small town in the Netherlands. Since about two years, I am interested in the Second World War. To commemorate and honor the soldiers who died I have adopted three graves of fallen American soldiers. Lawrence F. Shea, who is buried on the Margraten American Cemetery, Charles G. Brinkley, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Richard A. Wertheim who is buried on the Ardennes American Cemetery. To know more about them, I do to all research. So also to Richard A. Wertheim. I will tell here something more about him:
Richard A. Wertheim was born in 1915. He had two sisters, who are both deceased. He served first in the United States National Gard and drafted after one year in the US Army Air Forces. He was married with a women who is called probably Florence Wertheim, or something similiar to this name, I don't if she is still living. Richard Wertheim was Second Lieutenant in the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group. He flew 8 missions as bombardier of his plane . He died on March 6, 1944 when his plane, the B17 My Darling Also, was rammed by a German Focke Wulf 190. The plane crashed. Two crew members could bail out but the other eight members were all killed. Richard A. Wertheim was 29 of 30 years old when he was killed. He is buried now on the Ardennes War Cemetery in Belgium. In October of this year I have adopted his grave.
I would like to get in contact with his family. I would appreciate help with finding his family. Please let me know if you want to help me or if you have found information about him or his family.