RICHARD F. HARRISON, MAJ, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Harrison '41

Date of birth: August 26, 1917

Date of death: May 27, 1945

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Richard was lost on May 26, 1945, when the F4U-1D he was piloting was shot down and crashed near Mintal, Philippines. He was a member (not the commanding officer) of Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 115.

His wife, Louise, was listed as next of kin; she resided in Ashville, North Carolina.

His remains were recovered in 1946; he is buried in New York.

Memorial Hall Error

Richard is not listed with his classmates nor on the killed in action panel in Memorial Hall. This omission was discovered by reviewing the September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE. Suspect he was not immediately included as he was held in a missing status for a year before being declared dead.


Class of 1941

Richard is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.