Capt. Richard C. Stanton


(F. Birtciel)

Capt. Richard C. Stanton

343rd FS - 20 April 1943 - August 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38 CY-Y
Known to have flown P-38H CY-L 42-67053 "Vivacious Vera"
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Mission History

Completed Tour of Duty

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
15 13th November 1943 Bremen
52 25th February 1944 Augsburg
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Home of Record - Vancouver, Washington
20 April 1943 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
December 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
January 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
June 1944 - Promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain
Ground Crew - Crew chief  - Sgt. Walter J. Harris , Armorer - Sgt. Payton Shrum, Sgt. James T. Kay,  and Sgt. Leonard Fitz
Awards
Memories "A good steady pilot, well liked.  Flew his tour and went home." (Frank Birtciel)
Additional Photographs Capt. Stanton in Scottish attire (K. Esberger)
Capt. Stanton next to his P-38 (K. Esberger)
Replica nose art panel from Capt. Stanton's P-38 CY-Y (R. Abbey)
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