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CPT Fillmore T Avdevich

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CPT Fillmore T Avdevich

Birth
Death 24 Jun 1952 (aged 32)
Lakenheath, Forest Heath District, Suffolk, England
Burial Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 167927928 View Source
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CAPTAIN, 830 BOMB SQ, 509 BOMB WING

Captain Avdevich was one of eleven airmen
aboard US Air Force B-50D Superfortress
#49-0271 killed when the bomber stalled and
crashed shortly after takeoff from RAF
Lakenheath, England.

The aircraft lost airspeed when the pilot
attempted to avoid a collision with other
bombers that were assembling into formation
for a training mission.

The air crew were from Walker Air Force Base
near Roswell, New Mexico.

The other airmen who perished were:

Capt. Albin F Venskus, A/C Pilot
Capt. Harold R Rau, Jr
Capt. Constantine Wolski
Major Gail M Young, Observer/Instr.
Msgt. Willis M Gray
SSgt. Henry T Kemp, Jr
A1C William E Barnes
A1C Robert E Bayles
A1C Patrick L Birdsell
A1C James S Frazier


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