Frederick served as a Staff Sergeant and Radio Operator on C-47A #42-23870, 54th Troop Carrier Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Durham County, North Carolina prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 23, 1941 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a typesetter and also as Single, without dependents.
He was married sometime after his enlistment. His wife's first name is currently unknown however she resided in Durham, North Carolina.
C-47A #42-23870 took off, with a crew of 4 & 5 passengers, from Cape Field, Fort Glen, Alaska on a transport mission to Shemya Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. They were last heard from by radio as being approximately 30 miles west of Fort Glenn. After that radio contact they were not seen nor heard from again and believed to have crashed at sea due to severe weather turbulence in the area.
Frederick was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.
Service # 14068040
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Airmen who perished on C-47A #42-23870:
Edwards, Frederick A ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
Hand, Robert F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, NC
Hattenbach, Alfred D ~ Pfc, Passenger, PA
Moeller, Clarence A ~ Pfc, Passenger, IL
Norman, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Renstrom, Gerhard N ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, MN
Rhea, John E ~ Pfc, Passenger, VA
Rogers, Charles H, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, ME
Stephens, Delmar R ~ Pvt, Passenger, MI
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )
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