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Adolphson, Richard Carl

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Richard Carl Adolphson.

Unit/placed on, VFT(N)-91 Night Torpedo Squadron 91 Based on the USS Bonne Richard (CV-91), .


Richard was born  on Feb. 28, 1927 in Union, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.


Father, Harry B. Adolphson.

Stepfather, Charles Gluck.

Mother, Lucena (Morisson) (Adolphson) Gluck.

Sisters, Mary V. and Carokyn Adolphson.

Half sister, Lucea Young.  

Brother, Charles Adolphson.

Half brother, Morton Gluck.


Richard entered  the service from in New York with service-number # 6092609.


Richard was KIA when his plane crashed in sea during the Fights against Tokyo, Japan, on July 25, 1945, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Richard’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBM-3 were;

Ens. Joseph T. Williams Jr. Pilot

Arm3. Glen W. Weatherford Radioman

Aom3. Richard C. Adolphson Aviation Ordananceman


Richard is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to  http://www.wings-aviation.ch/25-Navy-Sqn/VT-Squadrons/VTN-91.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Night Torpedo Squadron 91
TBM-3 Grumman Avanger
USS Bonne Richard (CV-91) Base
Bad Deck Landing
Richard C. Adolphson
His rank Aviation Ordnance Man Third Class