Ralph W. Fields was born on December 27, 1916. He was the son of James Franklin Fields and Pearl Sanders Fields. He was the engineer aboard U.S. Air Force RB-29A Superfortress #44-61999. He perished when the reconnaissance-variant bomber, named "Overexposed" collided, in poor visibility weather, with a ridgetop called Higher Shelf Stones, near Glossop, England (approximately midway between Manchester and Sheffield) while on a flight from RAF Scampton to RAF Burtonwood. All 13 aboard were killed.
TSgt Fields is now buried in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA.
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