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Walter Harwood Wingfield

Ensign, Navy

Born: May 4, 1922
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 16, 1944
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Wings

Ensign Wingfield served in a fighter squadron as pilot of an F6F “Hellcat.” He was killed in action in a plane crash in the Pacific on July 17, 1944. He was a 1939 graduate of Meriwether Lewis School and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. In the fall of 1942, he volunteer for naval aviation training. A memorial plaque was installed in the Wingfield Family Cemetery, Albemarle County, Virginia.

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