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Richard Bakke
Major, United States Air Force
He was a navigator in the ill-fated Iran hostage rescue attempt on April 25, 1980. He was killed when two of the planes used in the mission collided in the desert in Iran. 

He is buried in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery with two other crewmembers, Harold Lewis and Joel Mayo, as they were individually unidentifiable.

Gravesite of Richard L. Bakke
Gravesite photo courtesy of Ron Williams



Updated: 31 August 2003 Updated: 19 August 2006