|Date and Place of Birth:||1919 Pasadena, MD|
|Date and Place of Death:||August 9, 1945 Smiley, TX|
|Area Served:||United States|
Chester V. Seipp, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Seipp, was born in Pasadena, Maryland in 1919. The young
shortstop entered military service on May 17, 1941 and served 31 months
of combat duty in Italy, Africa and England before returning to the
United States, where he served with the
Army Air Force at Foster Field, Texas,
and was the regular shortstop on the Foster Field Falcons baseball team.
On August 9, 1945, the Falcons traveled to Childress Army Air Base in Texas for a ballgame. The Falcons won that contest and five of the players - Seipp, Lester Clotiaux, Duard Lawson, Harold Phillips and Pete Zarrilla, along with pilot Second Lieutenant Peter R. Davis - flew back to Foster Field in a twin-engined airplane. On the return journey the plane crashed near Smiley, Texas and burst into flames. Staff Sergeant Seipp and the other five men on board were all killed.
Annapolis Capital, August 16, 1945
Date Added: February 8, 2013 Updated July 23, 2013
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