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Naval Academy. Graduating in Class 1948-A on 6 June 1947,2nd Lieutenant Lopez entered the Marine Corps. ” He served with the Marines in North China and then joined the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California. Lopez was scheduled for schooling at Quantico, Virginia, when the Commandant of the Marine Corps ordered the Marine Brigade at Pendleton to ship out for Korea. In the words of a fellow Marine officer, Lopez “couldn’t stand it. ” Sure enough, Lopez was among the replacements from the States when the brigade returned to Pusan after the Naktong battles to refit for Inchon.

Thirty miles north of Task Force 77, the Corsair pilots saw one twin-engined plane dive and head for Korea. The flight leader, Lieutenant (jg) Richard E. Downs, closed on the suspicious aircraft. It was an American-made Douglas A-20 Havoc light bomber, many of which were provided to the USSR in the World War II lend-lease program. The A-20, emblazoned with the red star of the Soviet air force, suddenly fired at Downs. ” Downs overshot the target, but his wingman riddled the bomber and sent it slamming into the ocean.

The flight leader, Lieutenant (jg) Richard E. Downs, closed on the suspicious aircraft. It was an American-made Douglas A-20 Havoc light bomber, many of which were provided to the USSR in the World War II lend-lease program. The A-20, emblazoned with the red star of the Soviet air force, suddenly fired at Downs. ” Downs overshot the target, but his wingman riddled the bomber and sent it slamming into the ocean. When crewmen from Herbert J. Thomas recovered the pilot’s body, they confirmed that he was a Russian.

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