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Beaty, Richard N.

Richard N. Beaty U.S. Army Air Corps WWII
Richard N. Beaty U.S. Army Air Corps WWII

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Date of Birth: 1/30/1920
Died On: 2/1/1965
Street Address: Dogwood Lane
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corps - 133rd Squadron of the Fourth Fighter Group

Veteran Code: USAAC-14

Richard N. Beaty was born in New York in 1920. In Rye his family lived on Dogwood Lane and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Richard served as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Richard Beaty lived on Dogwood Lane when he volunteered to be a fighter pilot in the British Royal Air Force in 1940. He was a member of the 133rd Squadron of the Fourth Fighter Group. He was shot down twice. Although reported dead on both occasions he was very much alive and joined the U. S. Air Corps.

Mr. Beaty, a grandson of the late Harry Thurston Peck, Latin professor and writer, was an alumnus of the Choate School, Princeton University and the Columbia University Law School. He had an excellent war record, enlisting in the Royal Air Force in 1941 and serving with the Third Eagle Squadron as an R.A.F. fighter pilot. He was the sole survivor of an attack by the squadron on German territory. After the United States entered the war, Mr. Beaty joined the United States Army Air Forces, He was released from active duty in 1945 with the rank of major. Mr. Beaty was graduated from law school in 1948, and in 1950 became partner of the law concern of Cahill, Gordon, Reindel and Ohl, He joined the firm of Loeb & Rhodes in 1959. He was on the board of governors of the White Plains Hospital. His clubs were the Princeton, St. Anthony's and Lunch of New York, the Quadrangle of Princeton, and the Metropolitan in Washington
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5 of 5 Richard N. Beaty November 11, 2022
Reviewer: William H Thomas from [email protected]  
This gentleman was my grandmother's nephew,  I was in London during the 75th Annv. of D-day because I was parachuting into France from England in a commemoration of D-day.  While in london I visited Grovenor Square former site of US Embassy and was drawn to an Oblesque in memory of the American Eagle Squadron.  I was so surprised and happy to see his name at the top of the monument.  While I never knew him he was a hero to my Dad, also a WWII vet.

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