Rank and Name, Captain Richard Eugene Fleming.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bomber Squadron 241 (VMSB-241), United States Marine Corps.
Richard is born approx. on 2 Nov 1917 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Father, Michael Fleming.
Mother, Octavia Fleming.
Brothers, Thomas, Ward and James Fleming.
Richard enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 2438845.
Richard‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator were,
Captain Richard E. Fleming Pilot
Corporal Eugene T. Card Gunner
Richard was KIA when he dive on the Japanese cruiser Mikuna, got shot and crashed in the sea on 5 June 1942, he is honored with the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, United States Aviator Badge, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Richard is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Richard also ha a Memorial Grave at Fort Snelling National Cemetery,
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, VS.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/