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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: March 6, 1931
Date of death: April 12, 1956
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1953 Newnham LB.jpg

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Although Dick isn't a Navy Junior, he came from a large family of Naval Academy graduates. This probably explained his interest in both the Academy and Naval flying. Dick came to Navy from Germantown Academy, a Philadelphia prep school. During the fall you were most likely to find Dick out on the athletic field where he played football for the 150's. The rest of the year Dick could be found playing company sports or dodging the Executive Department. Never highest but never lowest in academics he spent four happy years sleeping off the effects of a four-N days.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Richard's life or loss aside from "Killed in aircraft accident at NAS Miramar. California." He is buried in California.

Possible that FJ-3 BuNo 136123 was his aircraft; unable to determine if Fighter Squadron (VF) 21 was based at Miramar at that time.

Class Navigation

Class of 1953
Richard is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.
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