Hunziker, Richard Overton

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Hunziker, Richard Overton Gender: M
born on 6 July 1916 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°08' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°36 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 28°28'

Richard Overton Hunziker (65th Fighter Squadron Emblem, depicted on Hunziker's P-47)


American highly-decorated World War II fighter pilot and later United States Air Force major general. He played a significant role in the Cold War and commanded operations at Project Crested Ice, recovering four nuclear weapons lost during a 1968 B-52 crash in Greenland, and attempting to remediate the surrounding area.

General Hunziker retired on 1 September 1969 at the former Norton Air Force Base, San Bernardino County, California. On 29 May 1971, Hunziker was flying his Cessna 182, with his wife Margaret as passenger, from Calexico to Santa Barbara, when the small plane crashed on Tapa Mountain, near Hines Peak in the Topatopa Mountains. Both Richard and Margaret were killed.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Traits : Personality : Courageous
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Plane crash)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Leadership