Richard S. Becker

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Richard S. Becker
Born (1926-12-04)December 4, 1926
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Died January 5, 2015(2015-01-05) (aged 88)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Rank Major
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards Silver Star
Distinguished Flying Cross (2)

Richard S. Becker (December 4, 1926 – January 5, 2015) was a United States Air Force flying ace during the Korean War, shooting down five enemy aircraft in the war.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Varhola 2000, p. 42
  2. ^ Gurney 1958, p. 248


  • Gurney, Gene (1958), Five Down and Glory: A History of the American Air Ace, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, ISBN 0-405-03764-3 (1972 Arno Press edition)
  • Varhola, Michael J. (2000), Fire and Ice: The Korean War, 1950–1953, Mason City, IA: Da Capo Press, ISBN 978-1-882810-44-4