Note spelling. BURCHFIELD is on military records and cemetery
Harvey C. Burchfield was born on 4 January 1916, Roan Mountain, the son of Thomas Julius Birchfield and Hattie Mae Brewer.
Died 9 January 1945
Buried Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, TN, Plot N, 1, 11
Sgt and Engineer on board B-24J, #42-50524. Killed in training accident, parked aircraft, Chatham Field, GA.
The Elizabethton Star, 10 January 1945
Sgt. Harvey C. Birchfield, 29, Elizabethton aerial gunner in the Army Air Corps died yesterday as a result of an airplane accident at Chatham Field, Savannah, Ga., it was learned here today. Sergeant Birchfield joined the army 12 years ago. He was with the infantry three years, then with the quartermaster corps until he was transferred to the air corps some three months ago. Sergeant Birchfield survived by his father, Tom Birchfield of K Street who is a former resident of Roan Mountain; three sisters, Mrs is. Doran Sammons, Mrs. Bill Miller and Miss Mabel Birchfield; three brothers, Joe, Clift and Maynard, all of Elizabethton.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 4 January 1916
- Date of death: 9 January 1945
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Elizabethton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 114th AAF Base Unit
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Good Conduct Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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