Carlson, Richard, LT

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Last Rank
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131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1946, 131X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific (COMSTRKFIGHTWINGPAC/CSFWP)
Service Years
1942 - 1946

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Contact Info
Home Town
Albert Lea, Freeborn County, MN
Last Address
Los Angeles, Calif.

Date of Passing
Nov 25, 1977
Location of Interment
Los Angeles National Cemetery - Los Angeles, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 17A, Row C, Space 3

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Lt. Richard Dutoit Carlson, USN WWII

Carlson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts degree in English Literature; with honors summa cum laude and honor society member of Phi Beta Kappa.

After college he studied and taught drama and English in Minnesota. 

Continuing in acting he made his film debut in 1938 in the David O. Selznick comedy The Young At Heart.

He basically worked as a freelance actor at various studios after he moved to California in 1939 appearing in both comedies and drama. 
He also appeared on the Broadway stage, including Mr. Roberts in 1948.

During World War 2 he served just over four years as a pilot with the U. S. Navy.

Mr. Carlson's acting experience was utilized by the U.S. military as he made several service training films. In one of these, produced for the U.S. Army, entitled: "For GOD and Country" he appeared with Ronald Reagan.

Other Comments:

Actor, Writer, Director. Appeared in, wrote for, and directed motion picture and television programs from the 1930s to the 1960s. Remembered by movie fans for his appearances in a series of 1950s sci-fi films, among them "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954), in which he played the role of 'Dr. David Reed'.

For his contributions to the movie industry he has a star on the Hollywood Walkway Of Fame at 6333 Hollywood Blvd.

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Direct Commission Officer School (Faculty Staff)US NavyOffice of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)School Assignments - Staff
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1942-1943, 000X, Direct Commission Officer School (Faculty Staff)
  1943-1943, 161X, Motion Picture Film Services, Brooklyn, NY
  1943-1943, 161X, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (OSDPA)/Armed Forces Information Service (AFIS)
  1943-1944, 131X, Naval Flight Schools
  1944-1946, 131X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific (COMSTRKFIGHTWINGPAC/CSFWP)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II/American Theater
  1942-1945 World War II
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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  1929-1934, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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  Nov 25, 1977, Richard Dutoit Carlson13
  Dec 12, 2016, General Photos11
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