RICHARD L. BURCHAM, CAPT, USAAF
Richard Burcham '42
Date of birth: December 9, 1920
Date of death: October 7, 1946
Richard Lusk Burcham resigned on February 18, 1939 because he was “deficient in studies, first term’s work. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign.”
The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any information about Richard's life or loss. He is buried in Oregon; Find A Grave indicates his place of death was Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Memorial Hall Error
Richard is listed as a member of the US Air Force in Memorial Hall; however, this organization did not exist until after his death. Should probably be US Army Air Forces, though could be US Army Air Corps.