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Biography of Alvin L. Deeds

Onward, Texas

Alvin Deeds was a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. He served with the 353rd Fighter Group in Europe as a fighter pilot, and flew a P-51, an outstanding fighter plane referred to by many as “the Cadillac of the sky.” On December 5, 1944 while flying his 38th Combat Mission, he was shot down over Berlin.

He was born on November 1, 1917, and reared west of Ovilla in the Onward Community. He attended public school in Midlothian. A granite cenotaph stands on the family lot in Midlothian Cemetery in memory of Lt. Deeds. He is listed on the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

The bio information is courtesy of Perry Giles, Giles Monument Company, Waxahachie, Texas. The picture was taken by Harold Jung, and is courtesy of Peter Randall from the web site Web-Birds.Com. For more information on Lt. Deeds unit, Scroll down on left side of the Web-Birds home page to 8th Air Force and 353rd FG.

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