Richard E. Fleming
Captain Richard Eugene Fleming served in the United States Marine Corps for the Marine Scout-Bombing Squadron 241 Company, the Regiment of the Marine Air Group 22 (MAG-22) and as a member of the Naval Air Station, Midway Division. Fleming was awarded the Medal of Honor on November 24, 1942 posthumously as he was killed in action on June 5, 1942. Where he demonstrated outstanding sacrifice and bravery in leading Squadron 241 on a dive bombing assault on the Japanese Fleet. As he flew directly into enemy fire and managed to hit his target. Yet the sea would claim his plane on this fateful dive during the Battle of the Midway. Thereby exhibiting immense perseverance and devotion to his men and country.
June 05, 1942