Capt. Richard Van Divort

Killed in Stateside Air Crash

(Dec. 21, 1945) -- Posthumous awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with one silver cluster and one bronze oak leaf cluster, was made yesterday to Capt. Richard Van Divort, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Van Divort, of Oak Ridge Avenue, who was killed on a routine flight over Forestell, Mo., in October 1943.

The captain was a graduate of Nutley High school and Dartmouth college where he was president of his fraternity, Gamma Delta Phi.


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