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TSGT Richard G Stapleford

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TSGT Richard G Stapleford

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death
7 Aug 1943 (aged 22)
Assam, India
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56748198 View Source

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.

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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Entered the service from North Carolina


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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56748198
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56748198/richard-g-stapleford: accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Richard G Stapleford (15 Aug 1920–7 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56748198, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209).