Alva D. Bessey
378th Fighter Squadron, 362nd Fighter Group
Date of Death:
Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Me
Air Medal, Purple Heart
2nd Lt Alva D. Bessey, pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt 42-76266, was shot down by flak SE of Cherbourg. His crash was observed by 2nd Lt Howard C. Kelgard.