The Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
Richard Marshall Ruppenthal
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Date of Death
April 21, 1951
Ensign Ruppenthal served as the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 192 aboard the carrier USS PRINCETON (CV-37). On April 21, 1951, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire and its engine lost oil pressure. It ditched at DU 1303. Helicopter rescue could not locate him. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.