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2Lt Floyd E Addy

2Lt Floyd E Addy

Birth
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Death 14 Jun 1944 (aged 24)
Chièvres, Arrondissement d'Ath, Hainaut, Belgium
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot Plot N, Row 18, Grave 11
Memorial ID 55881207 · View Source
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A real American hero. Floyd was a pilot of a B-24 bomber during a raid on Laon Airfield at Laon, France. After bombing the airfield the bomber was on a return flight to base when an explosion rendered three of its four engines useless. As the plane lost altitude near Chievres, Belgium Floyd ordered his crew to bail out, which they all did except for him. Floyd realized that his plane would strike Chievres so he maneuvered the bomber towards an unpopulated area. At that point his bomber struck a high tension line and burst into flames, striking the ground just outside the village. Initially he was buried in the Chievres cemetery by the citizens of that town. They wrapped his body in an American flag and decorated his grave with a cross of white flowers. To this day he is honored annually on June 14th by the Chievres villagers.

Crewmembers
2nd Lt. Floyd E. Addy Pilot
2nd Lt. Douglas W. Hooth Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Robert G. Donahue Navigator
2nd Lt. Richard E. Wright Bombardier
S/Sgt. Frank R. McPherson Radio Operator
T/Sgt. Cecil O. Pendray Engineer
Sgt. William L. Cupp Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt. Robert G. Mattie Tail Gunner
Sgt. Irving W. Norris Nose Gunner
Sgt. Hugh C. Bomar Waist Gunner


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  • Maintained by: Don J
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55881207
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Floyd E Addy (20 Jun 1919–14 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55881207, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by Don J (contributor 47106048) .