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Fleming, Richard Eugene

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.


Thanks to,

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

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


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

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

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Patch VSMB-241
Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator
Henderson Field, Midway Atoll
Richard Eugene Fleming
His rank Captain
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