Uncle David's Story

David Linforth

      My mother’s older brother, David Harrison Linforth, enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on 10 Dec 1942. In Sept 1944, Ensign Linforth reported for temporary duty, as a student pilot, to Naval Air Station, Miami, Florida. His entire crew and aircraft were reported missing 12 October 1944 off the Florida Keys. He was 21 years old.

 from military records

David Harrison Linforth, service number 731-85-21, enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as Aviation Cadet for 4 years, on 10 Dec 1942.
On 4 Sept 1944 his enlistment was terminated to accept appointment. On 5 Sept 1944 he accepted appointment and executed oath of office as Ensign, A-V(N), U.S. Naval Reserve to rank from 1 Sept.
He reported to Naval Air Training Center, Pensacola, Florida for temporary active duty involving flying.
On 6 Sept 1944 he was detached and reported 8 Sept 1944 to Naval Air Station , Miami, Florida for temporary duty involving flying under instruction.
He was reported missing 12 October 1944.

updated 23 May 2019