Dick Mann, Navy Fighter Pilot

Dick Mann and Joe Mann at the Eighth Air Force Historical Society of Minnesota Luncheon, December 23, 2017.


Richard E. Mann, Fighter Pilot, Grumman F6F Hellcat; U.S. Navy, USS Saratoga and USS Monterey. Pacific Theater, WWII Veteran. (1942-45).
Presentation date: July 14, 2010
Online Transcript There is a chapter about Dick Mann in Brothers of the Air.
(left) Dick Mann, Navy Fighter Pilot and Electrical Engineer explained the radio proximity fuse at the September 21, 2011 luncheon. He saw it in use in the Pacific. Dick gave a presentation on "The Radio Proximity Fuse in WWII." Presentation Date September 21, 2011. Audio and Video available.

A TIME Magazine video about recovering WW II airplanes from Lake Michigan. Dick flew off the training carrier when in flight training.


Mpls. Star Tribune Obituary

Richard E. Mann

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Mann, Richard E. age 95, of Burnsville, passed away March 1, 2018. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy C. Mann. Survived by children, Joseph (Kristen) Mann and Marilu Mann. Retired 30 yr. employee of GTE Sylvania. Naval fighter pilot during WWII in the Pacific. Active member of The Eighth Air Force Historical Society of MN. Dick was a Eagle Scout, ham radio operator and restored antique clocks. He was active in a weekly men's bible study group. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Leukemia Association. Memorial service Monday, March 12, 2PM, with visitation one hour prior to the service at: Washburn-McReavy.comWerness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd.

Published on March 10, 2018