Capt. Leroy B. Highfield, 351st Fighter Squadron 1922-2014

Terry Bigger has emailed with the sad news that we have lost another veteran. His father-in-law, Leroy B. Highfield, passed away last week aged 91.

Capt. Highfield joined the 351st Fighter Squadron July 19, 1944 and flew with them through to the end of the war. He claimed a Ju88 and Me110 destroyed and a He111 damaged in the strafing mission of April 16, 1945.

These are never pleasant messages to write but I’m sure you join me in offering condolences to Leroy’s family. My thoughts are with Terry, Heather and the rest of Leroy’s family at this time…

 

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3 responses to “Capt. Leroy B. Highfield, 351st Fighter Squadron 1922-2014

  1. Heartfelt condolences to Capt .Highfield’s family. How well we know the sadness in the loss of yet another of the Greatest Generation. My heart goes out to this family.

  2. Bryan Gilbert

    Another true hero lost. We are thinking of his family and thank him and his family for his sacrifice. Bryan Gilbert & Family

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