Corlys Albert Bedford

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 44425 - Stele in Cousolre, France to the memory of three USAAF fighter pilots killed in action on 7 January 1944. Translation : β€œTo the memory of American...

Corlys Bedford was Pilot of P-47D # 42-75064, shot down by enemy fighters on return from an escort mission to Ludwigshaven, Germany, 7 January 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 358th Fighter Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 358th Fighter Group 367th Fighter Squadron

Missions

Places

Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cuyahoga County, OH, USA 6 February 1920 Cleveland, Ohio

Enlisted

29 March 1942 Cleveland, Ohio

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Colleret, 8km SE of Maubeuge, France 7 January 1944 shot down by enemy fighters, killed in the crash of his Thunderbolt, just East of Colleret, France

Buried

9 January 1944 at the Centre Cemetery in Maubeuge, France
Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Buried

after the war, his remains were brought back to the USA. Corlys Bedford rests at the Strongsville Cemetery in Berea, Ohio

Revisions

Date12 Jul 2020 14:09:47
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Associated Media and chose key image

Date12 Jul 2020 14:08:58
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2005
NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft Card
Headstone Applications

Date23 Sep 2015 09:34:54
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2005

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:38
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 2005 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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