Flanagan, Richard Arthur, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 7302, VMF-311
Service Years
1943 - 1951
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 Personal Details 

Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1951
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section Q Site 1392

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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
  1950-1951, 7302, VMF-311
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended
West Virginia University
  1940-1943, West Virginia University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
During the Korean War, Capt Richard Flanagan served with Marine Fighter Squadron 311, Marine Air Group 33, 1st Marine Air Wing.

He was the pilot of an F9F-2B (Bu #123463) that crashed at Pusan Airfield (K-9), Korea at the beginning of a combat mission on 8 January 1951 when the aircraft lost power. The aircraft crashed into a ditch due to mechanical problems.  (Note: There had been an ongoing issue with malfunctioning aircraft.) His remains were recovered.
VMSB-151, MAG-22, 4th Marine Base Defense Air WIng, 1944, Marshall Islands.
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