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Herbert C Belford

Military

Assigned to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in a training accident in P-47C 41-6178, crashed Dovedale road, Stoneygate, Leicester 15-Sep-44.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 552nd Fighter Training Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-6178

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed Dovedale road, Stoneygate, Leicester A/C destroyed, pilot Lt Herbert C Belford KIA, 15-Sep-44.

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cook County, IL, USA 16 October 1922
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 3 December 1942
Died Stoneygate, Leicester, Leicester, Leicester LE2, UK 15 September 1944

Killed in a training accident in P-47C 41-6178, crashed Dovedale road, Stoneygate, Leicester 15-Sep-44.

Buried Sangamon County, IL, USA 1945

Camp Butler National Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2016 19:31:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-6178&Submit4=Go
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=41-6178
https://www.fold3.com/page/84461193_herbert_c%20belford/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Belford&GSfn=Herbe...

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