Richard Whan Hopper

Captain
8TH TAC BOMB SQDN, 35TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
21 November 1935 - 25 March 1968
New Castle, PA
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7TH AF

8TH BOMB SQD
B-57 Canberra

USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, RVN Campaign Medals

The database page for Richard Whan Hopper

B-57 aircraft crashed on landing due to battle damage (had one engine out with a loss of hydraulic pressure) attempted a missed approach which was not successful.

I was stationed with Dick Hopper at Plattsburgh AFB, NY, flying B-47's and also provided assistance in his check out in the B-57 at Hill AFB, Utah, in the summer of 1967.

John E. Retz
Captain, USAF (Ret)


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
John E. Retz
Captain, USAF (Ret)
jerjecr@juno.com 
25 Nov 2000



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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