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MSGT Loyd France “Toby” Cheek

MSGT Loyd France “Toby” Cheek

Campbell, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Death 10 Jul 1944 (aged 24–25)
Brewham, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Memorial ID 56288524 · View Source
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Loyd was the son of Owen Cheek and Willie Maude Boydston.
He married Modelle Freeman about 1942 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
They were the parents of Muriel Frances Cheek.

He enlisted in the Army on March 18, 1940.
On July 10, 1944, in thick fog a military plane, a Noorduyn C-64A Norseman, (a Canadian design built under license by the Americans) was heading for Zeals Airfield carrying American airmen, they were to deliver a tire and wheel for a Lockheed Hudson which was damaged earlier at Preston, Scotland. The pilot requested permission to land at Zeals. Flying Control refused permission because of the bad weather conditions and shortly after the airplane struck the pinnacle of King Alfred's Tower, (the tower is located on the hill just north of the airfield). the plane crashed on Hillcombe Farm, South Brewham, killing the pilot 1st Lt Wilfred Malone 325th Ferrying Sqn, F/Engineer M/Sgt Loyd F Cheek 320th Transport Sqn, Cpl Henry A Mazzei of 320th.

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Texas.
  • Maintained by: Peggy White
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56288524
  • Peggy White
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MSGT Loyd France “Toby” Cheek (1919–10 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56288524, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Peggy White (contributor 46938447) .