Roy Edward Freeman was born at Birmingham, Alabama, the son of John Marshall Freeman and Francis Agnes Hayes. He was married Mildred Natalie White and had a daughter, Lynda Joyce, who was born in Knoxville, TN in 1943. He and his wife lived in Maryville, TN. He enlisted 27 October 1942 at Birmingham, AL. Died non battle in a training accident 18 February 1944. He was killed along with Lt. Connel Otmer Parsons Jr. of Akron, OH, when their plane crashed one quarter mile southwest of Spence Field in Georgia while on a routine training flight.

The Birmingham News, 26 March 1944
Special memorial services will be held at the Wylam Baptist Church April 2, for Aviation Cadet Roy Edward Freeman, of Ensley, who was killed Feb. 18 in a plane crash at Spence Field, Moultrie, Ga. A former student at Ensley high School, Cadet Freeman was graduated in 1937, and was employed as naval inspector at Alcoa, Tenn., before entering the Air Forces.  He received his training at Miami, Knoxville, Nashville, Maxwell Field, Newport, Ark., and Moultrie, Ga. He would have received his pilot wings March 12. Cadet Freeman is survived by his widow, the former Miss Mildred White, 1445 34th Street, Ensley Highlands; a daughter, Lyndall Freeman; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Freeman, 1408 34th Street, Ensley Highlands, and a sister, Mrs. Ed Mullins, Wylam.


  • Rank: Aviation Cadet
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 October 1919
  • Date of death: 18 February 1944
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Bottom Panel
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