A Notable Marine: Richard E. Fleming

A Notable Marine: Richard Fleming

During the Battle of Midway, Richard Fleming’s squadron commander Lofton Henderson was shot down, and Fleming took command of the unit. The next day, he led the second division of his squadron in a mass dive-bombing assault on the Japanese cruiser, Mikuma. During the attack, he was killed when his aircraft was hit and crashed to the sea in flames.

On September 18, 1943, U.S. Navy ship USS Fleming, DE-32 was commissioned, in honor of Captain Fleming.

Rank
Captain

Military Occupation Specialty
Aviator

Unit
Marine Scout Bomber Squadron 241

Operations
World War II
Battle of Midway

Years Served
1939 to 1942

Awards
Medal of Honor

Minnesota Connection

  • Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 2, 1917
  • Attended Saint Thomas Military Academy
  • Attended the University of Minnesota
  • Fleming Field Airport in South Saint Paul is named after him

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During the Battle of Midway, Richard Fleming’s squadron commander Lofton Henderson was shot down, and Fleming took command of the unit. The next day, he led the second division of his squadron in a mass dive-bombing assault on the Japanese cruiser, Mikuma. During the attack, he was killed when his aircraft was hit and crashed to the sea in flames.

On September 18, 1943, U.S. Navy ship USS Fleming, DE-32 was commissioned, in honor of Captain Fleming.

Rank
Captain

Military Occupation Specialty
Aviator

Unit
Marine Scout Bomber Squadron 241

Operations
World War II
Battle of Midway

Years Served
1939 to 1942

Awards
Medal of Honor

Minnesota Connection

  • Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 2, 1917
  • Attended Saint Thomas Military Academy
  • Attended the University of Minnesota
  • Fleming Field Airport in South Saint Paul is named after him

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Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

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