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Maj Frederic Austin "Fred" Borsodi
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1916
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1945
Burtonwood
Warrington Unitary Authority
Cheshire, England

Son of Victor Howard Borsodi Sr. of Vienna, Austria and Lindsley Louise Snodgrass of San Antonio, Texas.


Served as a pilot in the 86th Fighter Squadron of the 79th Fighter Group of the Army Air Force.

During his military carrier, he was awarded the Distinguished Fly Cross (x2) and the Air Medal (x16).

He was killed while flying the Army Air Forces new jet fighter, YP-80, during only its second flight, at RAF Burtonwood, England.

The YP-80 was grounded for an investigation and was kept from entering service before the war ended.

After the war, it would later re-enter service in July 1945 and become known as the P80 Shooting star.

Special Note:

ONE GRAVE IN CAMBRIDGE DEMONSTRATES THAT WHILST THE SECOND WORLD WAR WAS COMING TO ITS END A NEW AGE OF AVIATION WAS DAWNING.

C, ROW 4 GRAVE 73 IS THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF MAJOR FREDERIC BORSODI. HE WAS KILLED ON THE 28TH JANUARY 1945 WHILST DEMONSTRATING THE FIRST US JET PROPELLED FIGHTER, THE P-80 AT RAF BURTONWOOD IN ENGLAND.

[Source: speech at Memorial Day 2016 at Cambridge, wording supplied by FG Contributor #46896240)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Victor Howard Borsodi (1885 - 1943)
  Lindsley Louise Snodgrass Borsodi (1895 - 1931)
 
Inscription:
MJR 86 FTR SQ 79 FTR GP
 
Note: Entered the service from Connecticut.
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Plot C, Row 4, Grave 73
 
Maintained by: Dee Winter
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287949
Maj Frederic Austin Fred Borsodi
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thanks
- JMW
 Added: Apr. 1, 2015
God bless you and thank you for your service to our great country!
- Mark Dutton
 Added: Jul. 11, 2012
My father
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 Added: Dec. 19, 2010
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