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Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Major Fitzhugh Alford Jr.
Unit/Placed, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMSB-235, United States Marine Corps.
Major was born in, 1920 in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Major enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # O-21643.
Major’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a SBD-5 were;
1st Lt. Major F. Alford Jr Pilot
Corp. Gene T. Baur Radio Operator/Gunner
Major F. Alford Jr. was Killed in Action during the strike in Simpson Harbour, Bouganville, the plane took heavy AA Fire and prob. crashed , on June 16, 1944 and he is honored with a Purple Heart. Air Medal, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Major is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/sbd/36913.html ABMC, https://abmc.gov Find a Grave https://www.findagrave.com/ Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org, Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ Rolland Swank and jean louis vijgen,Terry Hirsch.