|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1916|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1945|
Warrington Unitary Authority
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.
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)
Victor Howard Borsodi (1885 - 1943)
Lindsley Louise Snodgrass Borsodi (1895 - 1931)
MJR 86 FTR SQ 79 FTR GP
Note: Entered the service from Connecticut.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
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
Added: Apr. 1, 2015
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