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Herbert C Lingafelt
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1916
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1944
Texas, USA

TSgt Herbert C. Lingafelt, 28, was killed in a bomber crash near Dallas, Texas, Sunday, while on a routine flight from his base at Pratt Army Air Field Pratt, Kas. Fourteen other crewmen were also killed in the crash. Sgt. Lingafelt was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 15, 1916, a son of Herbert and Edna May Lingafelt, and came to New Buffalo with his parents 14 years ago. A graduate of Canfield high school, he was employed by the Republic Rubber Co. in Youngstown prior to his enlistment in the Army Air Force Nov. 10, 1941. Following training at Keesler Field, Miss., Scott Field, Ill., and Boca Raton, Fla., Sgt. Lingafelt spent many months at a Dutch Guiana air base and in the Caribbean area. While on a night reconnaissance flight over the Caribbean, his plane was forced down and Lingafelt, who jumped before the plane crashed, was the only survivor. He found a life raft and drifted for three days and nights without food before being picked up by a vessel and taken to a South American base. He returned to the States last May and had since served as a radar instructor at Pratt Field. Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Oliver Dressel, DeCamp Road; Marian and Dorothy at home, and a brother, James E. The body, accompanied by a military escort from Pratt Field, will be brought to the William Funeral Home in Canfield, where the family will meet friends Friday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. L.J. Baker of North Lima in charge. Burial will be made in Forest Lawn cemetery. 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Oct 26, 2009
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Herbert C Lingafelt
Added by: Jennifer L. Neff
Herbert C Lingafelt
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Herbert C Lingafelt
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