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Cpl. Frank Littlefield

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Frank Littlefield Killed in California

U.S.Flag  Frank L. Littlefield, son of Mrs. Mary Littlefield of Dickens, died early Sunday morning at Glendale, California, from injuries received the night before when a train struck the car in which Littlefield and a companion flying cadet, who was also killed, were riding.

Littlefield was a corporal in the army aviation corps. He had been transferred to California last April from San Angelo.

The body is being sent to Dickens for Burial.

©The Texas Spur, July 31, 1941
Transcribed by Becky Hodges, September 2004

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Littlefield Rites Held in Dickens

Funeral services for Frank L. Littlefield, 36, were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Littlefield in dickens, Friday, August 1 at 3 p.m. Rev. Victor Crabtree was assisted by Rev. Henderson, Methodist circuit preacher of Spur.

Corporal Littlefield and a companion soldier were accidentally killed near Glendale, California, July 20 when a car in which they were riding collided with a train.

His remains, accompanied by Staff Sergeant Calvin Miles, were brought by train to Lubbock, where they were met by a Campbell Funeral Chapel coach and brought to Dickens for funeral services and burial.

Military services were held at the Dickens Cemetery with members of the 49th Squadron, San Angelo acting as pallbearers, and an airplane squadron of three, also from San Angelo, flying over the grave and strewing flowers.

Pallbearers were Sergeant Rose, Sergeant Kendricks, Privates C.E. Woollridge, F.O. Shoulte, A.G. Bille, F.C. Purdue and W.C. Sparks.

Immediate survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary B. Littlefield, and one sister, Mrs. H.A. Harris, of Levelland, Mrs. Nettie Littlefield, Dickens, a sister-in-law, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Frank Lewers Littlefield was born in Otero county, New Mexico, December 15, 1904 and in 1907 moved to Concho county Texas with his parents. The family moved to Dickens county in 1911, settling in the Croton community, where Frank attended school.

In 1919, Littlefield enlisted with the Marines. After his enlistment had been served, he enlisted in 1925 with the air corps and was stationed at Fort Clockett. He remained in the service until shortly before February 1941, when he reenlisted in the air corps and was stationed at San Angelo. In April he was transferred temporarily, to Glendale, where he met the fatal accident.
©The Texas Spur, August 7, 1941
Transcribed by Kay Laster


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