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Capt Richard Ashley Teel

Capt Richard Ashley Teel

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Death 9 Aug 1994 (aged 80)
Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 76071429 · View Source
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From FAG contributor 67Rally;

Richard Ashley Teel was born on Christmas Day, 1913 December 25, 1913 in Annapolis, Maryland (his father was a boy’s school principal and his mother was an English immigrant homemaker) and after completing high school, he entered the United States Naval Academy in June of 1932. Ashley was commissioned and ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1936 and was assigned to the battleship, USS New Mexico (BB-40). In 1938. LTJG Teel reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for aviation training. Teel’s first assignment upon receiving his naval aviator’s wings was with the newly formed Bombing Squadron Seven (VB-7) aboard the USS Wasp (CV-7) in 1939. By 1942, VB-7 was redesignated a fighter squadron (VF-71) and was transferred to shore-based operations on Espirtu Santo following the sinking of the Wasp in September of 1942 (she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine). After VF-71 was disbanded, LT Teel was flying from the USS Independence (CVL-22). Captain Richard Teel retired after thirty years of service on July 1, 1966 and enjoyed another 28 years, passing on August 9, 1994. Richard Ashley Teel’s final resting place (the Naval Academy Cemetery) not far from his birth home in Annapolis
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  • Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 6 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76071429
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Richard Ashley Teel (25 Dec 1913–9 Aug 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76071429, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Saratoga (contributor 46965279) .