Edward B. Lightfoot (1922-1945)
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|Reverend Leroy Lightfoot|
|Died:||12 Apr 1945|
|Mother:||Grace Elizabeth Savage|
|Siblings:|| Edward B. Lightfoot|
Ona Belle Lightfoot
- Name variant: Edwin [Littlefriends.co.uk]
- Burial: Larson, Tony. FindAGrave.com:
- Edward B. Lightfoot
- Born: 1922
- Died: 1945
- Burial: Schoolcraft Township Cemetery
- Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Record added: Sep 27, 2008
- Find A Grave Memorial Number: 30131827
- ArmyAirForces.com Forum:
- Title: Lt Edward B Lightfoot, 61FS, 30 November 1944
- Posted: 03/17/2009 02:02:57 AM
- Author: ashley356
- Researching the career of this pilot, killed in a mid air collision on 12 April 1945.
- During the mission of 30 November 1944, Lt Lightfoot's P47 received heavy flak damage during a strafing attack on a train near Wurzburg. He was forced to land on the continent and the aircraft was subsequently salvaged along with that of Lt David Mauldin.
- Does anyone out there know the serial number and/or code letter and whether it was his assigned aircraft?
- Littlefriends.co.uk 8th Air Force Fighter Group:
- Serial No: 44-21159
- Type: P-47M
- Squad: 61 HV- [61st Fighter Squadron]
- Pilot: Lightfoot
- Rank/ Given Names: Lt. Edwin B
- Comments: Crash-landed this, his first assigned P-47M on 21 Jan 45. Lost 13 March 45 in MAC [Mid-air Collison] with 44-21115 near Badley - Lt. Richard B Tuttle KIFA [Killed in Flying Accident]
- Littlefriends.co.uk 356th Fighter Group Gallery:
- Lt. Eldon L Slanker. 361st Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-15073 QI-M "The Brunette Bunny". Lt. Slanker was killed in this machine on 12 April 1945 in a mid-air collision with P-47M 44-21184 HV-R flown by Lt. Edwin B Lightfoot who was also killed in the incident.
- Grant, Ashley. Facebook:
- wrote at 12:18pm on April 12th, 2009:
- In memory of Lt Edward B Lightfoot, 61FS, 56FG, US 8th Air Force. Killed in a mid air collision on this day in 1945. Not forgotten.