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Col Darrell Ware Mayfield
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1921
Farmington
Davis County
Utah, USA
Death: May 24, 2011
Wake Forest
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

MAYFIELD, Col. Darrell W. USAF (Ret.) 89, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the home of his stepdaughter in Wake Forest, NC. Darrell was born in Farmington, UT on Aug. 20, 1921. He and his wife Ruth moved to Clearwater, in 1972 and he retired from the U.S. Air Force at MacDill Air Force Base in 1973. He served as a Command Pilot and a Colonel. Col. Mayfield was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in April 1943. He served as a heavy bomber pilot in the European Theater during WWII. He was shot down on his 50th bombing mission over Germany and was taken prisoner and held POW for 17 months in Stalag Luft One until he was liberated by the Russian Army and returned to U.S. control. He served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War where he was Base Commander at Bin Thui Air Base in Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, WWII Victory Medal, Air Defense Medal, two Vietnamese Medals and POW Medal. He served on active duty for 31 years. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Retired Officers Assoc., the Disabled Veterans of America and a 55 year member of the Hillsborough Masons. Darrell is survived by his adopted son, Roger Lee Mayfield of Largo; one stepson, John Sensibaugh of Grand Prairie, TX; a stepdaughter, Deborah Flynn of Wake Forest, NC; 8 grand- children, Stephanie Smith, Teresa Hamilton, Andrew Sensibaugh, Michael Sensibaugh, Gregory Sensibaugh, Jeffrey Sensibaugh, Brian Shubargo and Bradley Shubargo; 4 great- grandchildren, Anna Smith, Bailey Hamilton, Brooke Hamilton, Haley Thill and a brother, Jim Mayfield of Kaysville, UT. Funeral service will be held at 9 am Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 in the Fort Meyer Chapel with interment following at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or at www.dav.org Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603.

Published in the St. Petersburg Times on June 16, 2011 
 
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 Parents:
  Leo Taylor Mayfield (1894 - 1948)
  Louise Ware Mayfield (1892 - 1965)
 
 Spouses:
  Ruth Inga Humphreys Mayfield (1930 - 2010)
  Agnes Ruth Watts Mayfield (1922 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maxine Mayfield Howell (1917 - 1996)*
  Darrell Ware Mayfield (1921 - 2011)
  John William Mayfield (1924 - 2009)*
  James Dean Mayfield (1934 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 37, Site 3286
 
Created by: Iriss Hill
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
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Col Darrell Ware Mayfield
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- bob tarte
 Added: Apr. 30, 2016
Thank you for your service sir!
- Lady In Black
 Added: Apr. 2, 2013
POW rest in peace!
- Lady In Black
 Added: Apr. 2, 2013
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