Rest in peace Major Richard “Dick” Sherman. He died January 9, 2019.
Maj. Richard Sherman, last living member of Chennault’s Flying Tigers, passes away at 96https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/maj-richard-sherman-last-living-member-of-channault-s-flying-tigers-passes-away-at-96/1694771710 (has a video which is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4uFzbFW5tY). I saw it posted on Facebook by the Army Air Corps Library and Museum on its page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArmyAirCorps/posts/?ref=page_internal. He didn’t fly the P-40 fighters that are traditionally associated with the Flying Tigers; he was a member of a B-25 bomber crew which is why he’s probably not on some lists as a Flying Tiger. At least part of his service was after the Flying Tigers were officially absorbed into the regular Army Air Corps. Additional information at https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/01/10/wwii-bombardier-in-flying-tigers-dies/ which indicates there is one surviving Flying Tiger, but doesn’t name the individual. The article also mentions that Major Sherman was a founder of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum: http://www.chennaultmuseum.org/.
In a 2016 article: https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/life/2016/07/23/richard-sherman-flying-tiger-recalls-events-wwii/87382418/, you can learn more about Major Sherman. A 2018 article: https://www.knoe.com/content/news/A-Flying-Tigers-Living-Legacy-485556621.html.
If you don’t live in the area, you can pay your respects on Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195931868/richard-w_-sherman. BillionGraves cemetery location if you happen to be in the area: https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Northeast-Louisiana-Veterans-Cemetery/315631 – (doesn’t look like a cemetery on the BillionGraves link, but if you put in GPS: 32.422393,-91.7630551 on Google Maps, it shows up).
He’s listed on the V. A.’s Grave Locator site: https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ – have to manually enter the information, but here’s what you get:
SHERMAN, RICHARD WILLIAM MAJ US AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM DATE OF BIRTH: 05/19/1922 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2019 BURIED AT: SECTION A SITE 277 NORTHEAST LOUISIANA VETERANS CEMETERY 2413 HIGHWAY 425 RAYVILLE, LA 71269-0000 (318) 728-4346