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TSGT Richard Stapleford

TSGT Richard Stapleford

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Aug 1943 (aged 22–23)
Assam, India
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56748198 · View Source
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He was the son of Floyd Augustus Stapleford and Orange Cleveland (Reel) Stapleford.

Stapleford was the radio operator on C-46 #41-5204, assigned to the Air Transport Command, 1st Transport Group, 6th Transport Squadron. They were carrying cargo from Mohanbari, Assam, India to Yang Kai China. The plane had engine problems and went down in Chirdwin Valley India, killing the six men aboard.

Because his remains were not recovered, Stapleford is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from North Carolina

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56748198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Richard Stapleford (1920–7 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56748198, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .