Richard F. Dabbs

NAME
Richard Furman Dabbs
NICKNAME
Furman
MCSN
O-9475
HOME OF RECORD
Mayesville, SC
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. E. W. Dabbs
DATE OF BIRTH
June 14, 1920
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
July 24, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
September 15, 1942
REGION
Caribbean
CAMPAIGN / AREA
West Indies / St. Lucia
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
September 16, 1943
UNIT
VMS-3
DUTY
Pilot
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Second Lieutenant Dabbs was a pilot assigned to VMS-3, a scouting squadron based at Marine Corps Air Station, St. Thomas. On 15 September 1942, he was assigned to temporary flight duty at a field on St. Lucia, and took off in one of the squadron’s Kingfisher aircraft. He never arrived at his destination.

Neither Dabbs nor his flight mechanic, PFC Bert A. Shea, Jr. were seen alive again. Both men were declared dead on 16 September 1943.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
LAST KNOWN RANK
Second Lieutenant
Posthumous promotion to Captain.
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Salem Black River Cemetery, Mayesville, SC
East Coast Memorial

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