Barfield, Wade Hilton, AD3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1951-1951, AD-0000, USS Essex (CV-9)
Service Years
1943 - 1951
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Columbia, SC
Last Address
Columbia, SC

Casualty Date
Sep 16, 1951
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Accident
Sea of Japan
Korean War
Location of Interment
Olympia Cemetery - Columbia, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1948, Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD), 0148
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE-219)VF-51 Screaming EaglesUSS Essex (CV-9)
  1943-1946, S1c-0000, USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE-219)
  1948-1951, AD-0000, VF-51 Screaming Eagles
  1951-1951, AD-0000, USS Essex (CV-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1950-1951 Korean War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 16, 1943, Service entry date & Serial Number
  Dec 15, 1943, Checked onboard DE-219
  Mar 15, 1946, Transferred to Naval Base Charleston SC
  Sep 16, 2015, General Photos4
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Barfield was a member of the crew of the carrier USS ESSEX (CV-9). On September 16, 1951, a damaged F2H Banshee fighter tried to land on the aircraft carrier. The tail hook could not engage and the aircraft bounced over the barriers, struck other aircraft and burst into flames. The pilot and four crew members were killed. 
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, Korean War Fallen
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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