Wingfield, John David

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Wingfield, John David Gender: M
born on 4 November 1916 at 06:25 (= 06:25 AM )
Place Richmond, Virginia, 37n33, 77w28
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°44' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°16 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°16'


American highly decorated naval pilot, who was awarded the American Defense Service Medal and the Navy Cross: "For extraordinary heroism and valiant disregard for his own personal safety as pilot of a scouting plane in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942. With keen determination in pursuing his objective, Ensign Wingfield, when his bomb failed to release during his initial dive on an enemy Japanese carrier, gallantly returned to the scene of attack without protection or support to complete his assigned mission." He never returned from this mission.

The ship USS Wingfield (DE-194) was named in his honor.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Traits : Personality : Courageous
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 25)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (American Defense Service Medal and Navy Cross)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Naval)
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Ship named in his honor)