TSGT Herbert C Lingafelt

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TSGT Herbert C Lingafelt

  • Birth 15 Jul 1916 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 8 Oct 1944 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 43560809

TSgt Herbert C. Lingafelt, 28, was killed in a bomber crash near Dallas, Texas, Sunday, while on a routine flight from his base at Pratt Army Air Field Pratt, Kas. Fourteen other crewmen were also killed in the crash. Sgt. Lingafelt was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 15, 1916, a son of Herbert and Edna May Lingafelt, and came to New Buffalo with his parents 14 years ago. A graduate of Canfield high school, he was employed by the Republic Rubber Co. in Youngstown prior to his enlistment in the Army Air Force Nov. 10, 1941. Following training at Keesler Field, Miss., Scott Field, Ill., and Boca Raton, Fla., Sgt. Lingafelt spent many months at a Dutch Guiana air base and in the Caribbean area. While on a night reconnaissance flight over the Caribbean, his plane was forced down and Lingafelt, who jumped before the plane crashed, was the only survivor. He found a life raft and drifted for three days and nights without food before being picked up by a vessel and taken to a South American base. He returned to the States last May and had since served as a radar instructor at Pratt Field. Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Oliver Dressel, DeCamp Road; Marian and Dorothy at home, and a brother, James E. The body, accompanied by a military escort from Pratt Field, will be brought to the William Funeral Home in Canfield, where the family will meet friends Friday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. L.J. Baker of North Lima in charge. Burial will be made in Forest Lawn cemetery.

Served with the 43rd Bomb Squadron, 29th
Bomb Group from Pratt Army Airfield, Kansas.

He was one of fifteen airmen killed when B-29
Superfortress #42-6395 stalled and crashed
into the Texaco plant, five miles southwest
of Love Field, Dallas, Texas.

The airmen killed were:

2nd Lt. Earl F Cannon, Jr , pilot
2nd Lt. William W Jones
2nd Lt. Lynn E Pavitt
2nd Lt. Walter E Rock
Flt. Off. Walter A. Trymbulak
T/Sgt. Stephen J Kovalich
T/Sgt. Herbert C Lingafelt
Sgt. Benjamin P Calhoun
Cpl. William W Roberts
PFC George E Orr
PFC Joseph H Paetz
PFC Joseph G Panici
PFC
Jerome M Peters
PFC Daniel J Sughrue
Pvt. Carroll W Smith


Family Members


Inscription

TSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 26 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43560809
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Herbert C Lingafelt (15 Jul 1916–8 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43560809, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .