Billy Fiske and his team exceeded speeds of sixty miles per hour in the winning American bobsled run of the 1932 Winter Olympics. He died in combat for the Royal Air Force, and was memorialized in services at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, on July 4, 1941. (Lake Placid Olympics Museum).
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Americans at War in Foreign Forces
The story of named American war dead still buried abroad since 1804.
Lists of Americans in the Royal Air Force and Reserve, Royal Canadian Air Force and Reserve, and other Commonwealth Forces Air Corps in World War II are not reliably available. More than 500 of those who were killed in action and by other causes, however, can be found by name in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database. It does not include an unknown number of those Americans whose bodies were repatriated to the United States. Also see the appendices in The Foreign Burial of American War Dead.