Deceased 12/12/99

Name: Richard Allen Dutton
Rank/Branch: O4/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 333rd TFS
Date of Birth: 24 April 1930
Home City of Record: Chicago IL
Date of Loss: 05 November 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 213000 North 1051400 East
Status (in 1973): Releasee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105F
Missions: 30+
          1st tour, F105D, 469th TFS, 100 missions

Other Personnel in Incident: Earl Corbeil, remains returned

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. 2023



Richard Dutton retired from the Air Force as a Colonel. He and Jean
resided in Florida until his death.

Richard A. Dutton

Richard A. Dutton, Colonel, USAF (Ret), 69, died on Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999 in
a local hospital. He was born April 24, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Geraldine and
Ralph A. Dutton.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Dutton; son and daughter-in-law, Russell
and Barbara Dutton, and their daughters, Abbey and Sarah, of Hanau, Germany;
daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Michael Yares, of Phoenix, AZ; and his
aunt, Grace Morse, residing at SunPointe/Westwood Senior Living Facility.

Colonel Dutton retired from the United States Air Force in 1981 after
serving his country for more than 30 years.  During that time he received
numerous awards.  He was a fighter pilot who flew F-86s, F-100s, and F-105s.
In 1967, he was shot down over North Vietnam where he was taken as a
prisoner of war and was held there until his release in March 1973.  After
spending a year at the National War College at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.,
he was assigned to Hurlburt Field in 1974, where he served as Deputy
Commander for Maintenance and later as Commandant of the United States
Special Operations School.

He was a member of several organizations including Daedalians, Am Vets, Sons
of the American Revolution, and the Air Commando Assn.  He served as a board
member and treasurer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. He was
also a dedicated fisherman, and was an active member of the Fort Walton
Beach Sailfish Club, where he served as treasurer for many years.  He was
recently awarded the International Game Fish Association Elwood K. Harry
Fellowship Award by the Sailfish Club in recognition of his commitment to
fishing. Other interests included genealogy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Special Operations
Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 14385, Tampa, FL 33690 or to the charity of
your choice.


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