SSgt David R Fairley

SSgt David R Fairley

Birth
Death 23 Feb 1944
Austria
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot B Row 23 Grave 20
Memorial ID 56358091 · View Source
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Son of Walter E. Fairley who resided in Johns, Mississippi.

David served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24J #42-100255, 512th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Texas prior to the war.

He was first declared as "Missing In Action" when his plane was shot down by fighters during Mission 216 to Steyr, Austria. The plane crashed at St. Valentin, Austria on February 23, 1944.

David was later declared as "Killed In Action".

In the photo he is the one standing to the far right.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 18217536

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100255:

Capogreco, Russell P ~ Pvt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Chase, Benjamin B ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, GA
Fairley, David R ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, TX
Pine, Edward M ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, LA
Yerick, Martin ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH

6 members of the crew survived the crash.

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56358091
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt David R Fairley (unknown–23 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56358091, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .