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Irwin Belk


Counterintelligence Unit
Discharged in 1945
Donated the statue of the Falcon, located outside the football field, at the Unites States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Became a North Carolina State Senator.


Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Event Location Date
Born Charlotte, NC, USA 4 April 1922
Enlisted Camp Croft, SC 29302, USA 6 September 1943
Died Charlotte, NC, USA 24 February 2018


Date Contributor Update
01 March 2018 20:18:25 KD4ITI Changes to biography

Dave Wentzel

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2018 05:30:11 KD4ITI Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events and unit associations

Dave Wentzel