Name: Richard Allan Moran
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O4
Date of Birth: 27 January 1936
Home City of Record: FORT SMITH AR
Date of Loss: 07 August 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 175053 North  1073002 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A4B
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0415

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 and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.   2020



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Lieutenant Commander Richard Allan Moran entered the U.S. Navy from Arkansas and served in Attack Squadron 15 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS 11). On August 7, 1961, he was piloting an A-4B Skyhawk (bureau number 145040) and was returning to the Intrepid from a combat support mission. As he approached the carrier in a routine landing pattern, his aircraft was observed to lose altitude and crash into the sea for unknown reasons. No radio transmissions were received and LCDR Moran was not seen again. Extensive searches were conducted for the missing pilot but were unsuccessful. Today, Lieutenant Commander Moran is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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