|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1915|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1942, Indonesia|
First Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Forces
Descendant of Major Edward Burleson
He is also listed in the Mission Burial Park South in the Negley family lot. His remains were never recovered.
Lieut. Negley was a graduate of the USMA Class of 1939. He was the brother of Second Lieut. Albert S.B. Negley, who was taken prisoner at Battan and died on a Japanese transport he which was sunk in Subic Bay by American air action in 1945. He was also the great-great-grandson of General Edward Burleson, Vice-President of the Republic of Texas. His military awards included the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart.
The Dallas Morning News February 20, 1942
Lieut. Negley Killed
San Antonio, Texas, February 19. First Lieut. Richard Van Wyck Negley, 26 was killed in action in the Pacific war February 8 the Army has advised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Negley Sr. He was a member of a bomber crew. He was a grandson of former Postmaster General Albert Burleson and William Negley, pioneer San Antonion.
The Dallas Morning News January 1, 1943
Gallant Sons of Texas Reaping Awards for Daring over World
For heroic action in the Battle of Java the late Lieut. Richard V.W. Negley Jr. received posthumously the Distinguished Service Cross. He was copilot of a bombing crew, which caught by fifteen Jap fighters shot down seven of the attacking planes. They were forced to land in an isolated section where they fought off enemy attacks for two days.
Richard Van Wyck Negley (1887 - 1976)
Laura Schley Burleson Negley (1890 - 1973)
Albert Sidney Burleson Negley (1913 - 1944)*
Richard Van Wyck Negley (1915 - 1942)
Note: Remains never recovered. Family cenotaph memorial# 31868862.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing - Army.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Dec 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10086968