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Alford Jr. , Fitzhugh

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.


Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 235 (VMSB-235)
Douglas SBD-5
Corp. Gene Tyre Bauer his Gunner on the Plane
His rank Major