Maj Frederic Austin “Fred” Borsodi

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Maj Frederic Austin “Fred” Borsodi

  • Birth 4 Jan 1916 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1945 Burtonwood, Warrington Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
  • Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Plot Plot C, Row 4, Grave 73
  • Memorial ID 56287949

Son of Victor Howard Borsodi Sr. of Vienna, Austria and Lindsley Louise Snodgrass of San Antonio, Texas.


Served as a pilot in the 86th Fighter Squadron of the 79th Fighter Group of the Army Air Force.

During his military carrier, he was awarded the Distinguished Fly Cross (x2) and the Air Medal (x16).

He was killed while flying the Army Air Forces new jet fighter, YP-80, during only its second flight, at RAF Burtonwood, England.

The YP-80 was grounded for an investigation and was kept from entering service before the war ended.

After the war, it would later re-enter service in July 1945 and become known as the P80 Shooting star.

Special Note:

ONE GRAVE IN CAMBRIDGE DEMONSTRATES THAT WHILST THE SECOND WORLD WAR WAS COMING TO ITS END A NEW AGE OF AVIATION WAS DAWNING.

C, ROW 4 GRAVE 73 IS THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF MAJOR FREDERIC BORSODI. HE WAS KILLED ON THE 28TH JANUARY 1945 WHILST DEMONSTRATING THE FIRST US JET PROPELLED FIGHTER, THE P-80 AT RAF BURTONWOOD IN ENGLAND.

[Source: speech at Memorial Day 2016 at Cambridge, wording supplied by FG Contributor #46896240)


Family Members


Inscription

MJR 86 FTR SQ 79 FTR GP

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Connecticut.

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  • Maintained by: Dee Winter
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56287949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Frederic Austin “Fred” Borsodi (4 Jan 1916–28 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56287949, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Dee Winter (contributor 47046829) .