|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1945|
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Scobell.
Richard served as a Lt. Junior Grade and a pilot of a torpedo bomber on the U.S.S. Hancock, U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided at 60 Lake View Park, Rochester, New York prior to the war.
He was first declared "Missing In Action" when his plane did not return from a Mission to Leyte Island on October 25, 1944. He was later recoverd and awarded the Silver Star for his actions on that day.
He was later declared "Missing In Action" in a battle over Hong Kong Harbor. His remains were later recovered and he was then noted as "Killed In Action".
He was awarded a Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, an Air Medal with two Gold Stars, and a Purple Heart.
Keokuk National Cemetery
Plot: D, 20
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2883040
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To one of America's finest young pilots. Your sacrifice is not and will not be forgotten. Thank you.|
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