January 1945 until September 1945
Attached to Air Group 85 on the USS Shangri-La, CV-38
Edythe and Richard
R.T. Schaeffer, Honolulu Hawaii 1941. Ens. Schaeffer was a black shoe on the U.S.S. Dale and was on board during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Photo of Lt. Schaeffer, Corsair Instructor, at NAS JAX,
with graduating pilot class plus ground crew and Corsair
List of personnel in the JAX picture
Transfer orders from VF-98, 1 Feb 1945.
Transfer orders to VBF-85, 1 Feb 45. Unusual handwritten copy dated 15 Feb 45.
Accident report for Schaeffer's 19 April '45 ditching. Archived Navy microfiche file copy.
Accident report for Schaeffer's 19 April '45 ditching. Original Navy report carbon copy.
Accident report for Schaeffer's 19 April '45 ditching. Official statement filed by Lt. Schaeffer, carbon copy.
Letter from RT Schaeffer
Lt. Richard Tague Schaeffer, 14 Jun 1945. Last picture taken of him.
Back of picture showing official U.S.S. Shangri-La shipboard photograph stamp.
USN Casualty Report
Letter from VBF-85
Letter from Wingman
Service Record RT Schaeffer