RICHARD M. SWENSSON, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Swensson '39

Date of birth: July 4, 1916

Date of death: April 29, 1944

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Unable to find exact details, but Richard was lost when his TBF-1 Avenger crashed on April 29, 1944 near Truk. He was a member of Torpedo Squadron (VT) 24, operating from USS Belleau Wood (CVL 24).

His wife was listed as next of kin. His brother also survived him.


Class of 1939

Richard is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.