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ID: O-691932
Entered the Service From: California
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 861st Bomber Squadron, 493rd Bomber Group, Heavy

Died: Wednesday, June 14, 1944
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery
Location: Margraten, Netherlands
Plot: N Row: 18 Grave: 11

Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart


2nd Lt. Floyd E. Addy

Second lieutenant Floyd E. Addy.

U.S. Army Air Corps, enlisted February 1, 1940.

His home was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

His wife was Barbara Fields Addy.


Floyd was born June 20,1919 and died June 14, 1944 in action over Chievres, Belgium.  on his last mission when his 3 engines were gone and his crew had bailed out under order's, Floyd remained at the controls of his plane to turn it so it wouldn't crash into the midst of a Belgian Village. The plane struck a high tension line and burst into flame just out side the village. Members of the crew were saved but held prisoner by the Germans for 9 days till they escaped.




Floyd was buried in the German Cemetery, his body was wrapped in an American Flag and decorated with a cross of white flower's.  The villagers declared a day of mourning for the brave American that gave his life to saved this Belgium town