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Babcock, Alford J.

Name and Rank, First Lieutenant Alford J. Babcock.

Unit/Placed in, 73rd Fighter Squadron, 318th Fighter Group.

 

Alford was born approx. on 1925 in New York.

Father, Roland Babcock.

Mother, Julia Babcock.

Sisters, Barbara Ann and Carol Jean Babcock.

Brothers, Roland C. and Richard J. Backbock.

 

Alford entered  the service in New York with service number # 0-686715.

 

Alford J. Babcock was Killed in Action during his flight to Le Shima, he was shot by anenemy plane on May 14 1945, and he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Alford is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County. Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.318fis.com/

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/318th_Fighter_Group.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

318th Fighter Group
73th Fighter Squadron
Republic P-47N Thunderbolt
East Field, Saipan
Alford J. Babcock
His rank First Lieutenant
Fighter Group Pilots