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Russell Field Byington
Birth: Sep. 14, 1914
Reno
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1944
Denonville, France

Son of Theodore D "Ted" Byington Sr and Grace Charlotte Long; husband of Josephine Inda married Apr 26 1941 Virginia City NV

T-5 CPL Russell F. Byington died from his wounds on October 3, 1944. T/5 CPL Byington was assigned to the 85th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad (Separate), Ninth Air Force. On 22 September 1944, T/5 CPL Byington was involved in unloading artillery ammunition at a railway station near Chartres, France when a shell toppled unexpectedly and detonated. T/5 CPL Byington lost both of his legs in the accident. The explosion also injuried T/5 CPL Thomas E. Burke.

Service number: 39915195
Hometown: Seattle WA
Home State: Nevada
Remains transferred in 1948 to Mountain View Cemetery, Reno NV

CPL Byington's story will be in an upcoming book called "Nine From Aberdeen: U.S. Army Ordnance Bomb Disposal in World War II" by Dr. Jeffrey M. Leatherwood, Ph.D., which has been accepted for publication by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

http://www.eodmemorial.org

Courtesy of Mike Vining 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Theodore Davis Byington (1878 - 1956)
  Grace Charlotte Long Byington (1882 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Inda Byington (1913 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theodore Davis Byington (1903 - 1959)*
  Helen Byington (1905 - 1907)*
  Herbert Bement Byington (1909 - 1979)*
  Harry Long Byington (1909 - 1989)*
  Russell Field Byington (1914 - 1944)
  William Arthur Byington (1918 - 1952)*
  Barbara Ann Byington Lang (1923 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
TEC 5 85 ORD BOMB DISPOSAL SQ, WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Reno
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
 
Created by: Jim Ferris
Record added: May 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27131514
Russell Field Byington
Added by: Barbara Stanley
 
Russell Field Byington
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Added by: Herbert Rickards
 
 
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"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them." Rest in peace!
- Sharon Goddard
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012
A grateful Nation thanks you for giving your all. Blessings to you.
- Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
 Added: Apr. 4, 2012
CPL Byington's name is on the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial located at Eglin Air Force Base, Maryland.Thanks for your service to our country and may you rest in peace.
- Mike R. Vining, SGM USA (Retired)
 Added: Apr. 3, 2012
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