Walter Mitchell Ledford
Born 1918, Tennessee
Died 30 June 1941, Florida
Buried at Wilder Cemetery, Wilder, TN
Son of Benjamin H. Ledford and Ester York
Seaman First Class
BT-1 landplane, piloted by Aviation Cadet Frank Duer Mears (USNR), crashed near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, about 2.48 p.m., June 30, 1941. Mears and Ledford were in the plane when it entered a normal spin at a comparatively low altitude, from which recovery was not effected prior to its striking the ground.