First Lieutenant Sampson Sharff of the United States Army Air Force died on 8th June 1944 when a Liberator crashed on the Isle of Man on a ferry flight.
First Lieutenant Sampson Sharff (O-687709) served in 312th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, 8th United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. He was born on 12th July 1916 in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.
Sharff died on 8th June 1944 while serving as a co-pilot on B-24H #42-51202. The plane crashed in low cloud on Snaefell Mountain, Isle of Man while en-route from Base Air Depot 2, U.S.A.A.F. Station 582 at Warton Airfield, Lancashire, England to Langford Lodge Airfield, Co. Antrim. All 4 crew members died as a result of the incident.
Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast. After the war, Sharff was repatriated to Valley of Remembrance, Block 6 of Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.