1/Lt. Richard Ozinga


(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Richard Ozinga

343rd FS - 02 August 1944 - March 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CY-M 44-13837 "Miss Marilyn II" (E. Creek)

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

Not Known

Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Born on 01 September 1923
Home of Record - Evergreen Park, IL
02 August 1944 - Joined the 343rd FS
September 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
October 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
February 1945 - Awarded 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
April 1945 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
Assigned to A-Flight
Call Sign - Tudor 35

Passed away on 08th April 1994

Awards
Memories Obituary from the Chicago Tribune - 11th April 1994
'Richard Ozinga, 70, of Frankfort, retired owner of the Ozinga Ready-Mix Concrete Co., died Friday at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital in Olympia Fields. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Ozinga served as a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps in Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. His family's coal and fuel business, which he began working for after the war, expanded in 1953 to ready-mix cement, and now has 10 locations in the Chicago area. He was past president of Evergreen Park Rotary Club and a former elder of the Evergreen Park Christian Reform Church. He was also a founding member of Faith Christian Reformed Church of Tinley Park. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Richard, James, and David; a sister; a brother; and eight grandchildren.'
   

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