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Richard Halsey "Dick" Best
Birth: Mar. 24, 1910
Bayonne
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 2001
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

>>>>>>>>>BATTLE OF MIDWAY>>>>>>>>>
Flying off the Carrier USS Enterprise and under command of Air Grp Commander LtCmdr Wade McClusky, Lt. Dick Best leading two squadron mates arrived over the enemy fleet. While McClusky led the attack on Carrier KAGA, Best led the attack on Carrier AKAGI. Best dove his Douglas SBD Dauntless Divebomber straight down aiming for the large "meatball" painted on the amidships deck near the A/C elavator. Dicks`s bomb hit right where he aimed and it was all over for the AKAGI. This battle for Midway Island was the turning point for War in the PACIFIC! The Jap War Machine never recovered and was on the defensive for remainder of war. (bio by: LAWRENCE HEIDLEBAUGH) 
 
Note: Interment date 12-6-2001. Lt Commander US Navy. Veteran Service Dates from 06-14-1928 to 03-01-1944. Information extracted from the National Cemetery Administration's National Gravesite Locator. http://www.cem.va.gov/
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 54 Site 3192
 
Created by: Shiver
Record added: May 18, 2004
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Richard Halsey Dick Best
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Richard Halsey Dick Best
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