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Capt Ford Kent Sayre

Capt Ford Kent Sayre

Birth
Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 23 Jul 1944 (aged 34)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Burial Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 127130972 · View Source
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Son of William H. Sayre & Elizabeth Bartholmew Sayre.

Husband of Margaret Lincoln Sayre.

Ford served as a Captain & Passenger on RA-25A #42-79826, 4134th Army Air Force Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was stationed at the Spokane Army Air Field, Spokane, Washington.

He resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Ford died in the "Line Of Duty" along with 3 other airmen when two aircraft collided during an airshow near Spokane, Washington.
( see below article )

Service # O-913009

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Airmen who perished on RA-25A #42-79826:

Sayre, Ford K ~ Capt, Passenger, NH
Scott, William R ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL

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Airmen who perished on RA-25A #42-79804:

Chrep, George E ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, MN
Revinskas, Joseph M ~ Sgt, Passenger, NY

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Above Bio & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Below article submitted by: Bill Davis.

July 23, 1944 – Two Curtiss RA-25A Shrikes, of the 4134th Base Unit, Spokane Army Air Field, collide in flight while participating in a flypast for an air show near Spokane, Washington. Part of a three-plane formation, the left-hand aircraft collided with the middle plane during a turn, both crashing into a valley. Pilot 2nd Lt. George E. Chrep and engineer-rated passenger Sgt. Joseph M. Revinskas were killed in the crash of 42-79804, while pilot 2nd Lt. William R. Scott and passenger Captain Ford K. Sayre, a noted snow skier on the east coast, were killed in the crash of 42-79826. A Paramount Pictures newsreel crew caught the accident on film, which was examined by the crash investigation board for clues to the accident. This footage was later incorporated into a number of films, most notably the 1956 film Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 30 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127130972
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Ford Kent Sayre (8 Nov 1909–23 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127130972, citing Hillside Cemetery, Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .