Richard Leo Bender

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Rank and Honours: Staff-Sergeant
Unit(s): United States Army Air Force
Next of Kin/Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bender
  Utica, NY
Date of Birth: N/A
Date of Death (& Place): 30 April, 1945. Killed in action at Morotai, Indonesia
  Age: N/A
Burial Information: Name inscribed “Tablets of Missing,” Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Republic of Philippines
Further Personal Information Attended:

SMC (Western), 1941-42

Registered/Attended SMC Arts I, 1942-43

College ‘Roll of Honour,’ 1945-46

*School/Registrar records show above date of death. State of New York Military Museum show 30 October, 1945 – WWII had been over since August of 1945


Roll of Honour:

War Memorial – More/Fisher Slype. St. Michael’s College War Memorial outside of chapel

St. Michael’s College School

Details have been verified from the following sources: College Year Book, 1945-46

University of Toronto Memorial Book, p.85

State of New York Military Museum