Richard Andrew King

(1918 - 1942)

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Richard Andrew King
1918 - 1942
Born
c. 1918
Death
November 10, 1942
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Richard Andrew King was born c. 1918. He died on November 10, 1942 at 24 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard Andrew King
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Heliopolis War Cemetery 3. A. 5. in Egypt
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Service number: 1269458
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 40 Sqdn.
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Richard Andrew King died on November 10, 1942 at 24 years of age. He was buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery 3. A. 5., Egypt. He was born c. 1918. We have no information about Richard's family.

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In 1918, in the year that Richard Andrew King was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1924, he was only 6 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1927, he was only 9 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1930, at the age of just 12 years old, Richard was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1942, in the year of Richard Andrew King's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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c. 1898 - May 31, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1888 - May 10, 1917 1888 - 1917
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c. 1885 - Jun 27, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1891 - Aug 23, 1921 1891 - 1921
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c. 1901 - Dec 3, 1940 1901 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Nov 30, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1922 - Dec 2, 1942 1922 - 1942
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c. 1914 - Feb 8, 1944 1914 - 1944
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c. 1897 - Jul 27, 1918 1897 - 1918
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Unknown - Jul 1, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 7, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1897 - Jan 20, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1876 - Aug 26, 1916 1876 - 1916
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c. 1893 - Jul 27, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Dec 6, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1898 - Apr 2, 1917 1898 - 1917
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