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Amburn, Richard Lyle

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class Richard Lyle Amburn.

Unit/Placed in, Navy Patrol Squadron 74 (VP-74), United States Navy.


Richard is born approx. on 1923 in West Virginia.

Father, Charles W. Amburn.

Mother, Mary V. Amburn.

Sister(s), Emily J. Amburn.


Richard enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2583196.


Richard ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBM-1 were,

Ensign         John H. Cusman      Pilot

Ensign         Wilson B. Trappp     Co Pilot

Ensign         Alton W. Davis

Mach.          Anthony Javonovich

Amm1.        Harvey Peterson

Em1.           Edward W. Leidy

Amm2.        George W. Eddy

Arm2.         David G. Stone

Arm3.         Hugh H. Brantham

Aom3.         Thomas E. McMillan

Amm3.        William F. Marchall

Amm3.        Richard L. Amburn

Amm3.        Walter L. Kuhlman

Richard was KIA on a search Mission (probably bad weather) on 3 June, 1942, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.


Richard is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

(A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere)


Thanks to, https://navalaviationfoundation.org/donor-kiosk/squadron-flight-log-entry-kiosk/?id=9101

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Patrol Squadron 74 (VP-74)
Naval Air Station Bermuda
PBM mariner (Patrol Bomber)
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class