F-94 Starfire Pilot Maj. Richard T. Dotterer of 97th FIS, New Castle Airport, 1955

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  1. Maj. Richard T. Dotterer

    A native of Kokomo, will be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force on July 1st. A veteran of 22-years military service, he is now chief of transportation at the Defense Electronics Supply Division in Dayton, Ohio..- ‘ He is being-reassigned to duty in Germany and has served in Korea, Hawaii, the European Theater and England. Dotterer, 44, is a 1938 graduate of Kokomo High School. He and his wife and daughter, Katherine Ann, live in Dayton. They have three sons in Kokomo– Richard. T. Jr., Joseph Neal, and James Andrew, all of 902 W. Mulberry St. Dotterer’s parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Dotterer who lived at 415 E. Walnut St. The Major is rated a senior pilot with 200 combat hours to his credit. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 13 clusters, six battle stars, and the Presidential Unit Citation, in addition to numerous occupation and service medals. After graduation from KHS, Dotterer received his bachelor of science degree in air transportation, and traffic administration from Purdue University. Militarily he is a graduate of squadron officer’s school, pilot school and weather interceptor’s school.

    June 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    • David Doyle MSgt Ret.

      I remember Maj. Dotterer When he had a Not-So Happy Landing on Runway 27 at NCCAB.

      December 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

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