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
U.S. Navy

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.

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