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Richard Tregaskis (1916–1973)

Richard Tregaskis was born on November 28, 1916 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. He was a writer, known for Guadalcanal Diary (1943), Force of Arms (1951) and Fair Wind to Java (1953). He died on August 15, 1973 in Hawaii, USA. See full bio »


(age 56) in Hawaii, USA

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Known For

Guadalcanal Diary
Force of Arms
Force of Arms Writer
Fair Wind to Java
The Wild Blue Yonder


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 1962 Combat! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Rear Echelon Commandos (1962) ... (story)
 1960 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gathering Storm (1960) ... (writer)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trouble in Test Cell 19 (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Steve Canyon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation Survival (1958) ... (writer)
  The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode, 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- Unfair Game (1954) ... (original story) / (teleplay)
 1953 Mission Over Korea (story)
 1953 Fair Wind to Java (screenplay)
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder (screenplay)
 1951 Force of Arms (story)
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary (by) / (from the book by)
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 1973 The World at War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - War Correspondent
- On Our Way: U.S.A. - 1939-1942 (1973) ... Himself - War Correspondent

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Book: "Guadalcanal Diary" (filmed as Guadalcanal Diary (1943)). See more »


6' 7" (2.01 m)

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He was a writer and reporter. He received the Overseas Press Club's George Polk Award in 1963 for best reporting requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad (for Vietnam Diary).

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