T/5 CPL Russell Field Byington died from his wounds on 3 October 1944. T/5 CPL Byington was assigned to the 85th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad (Separate), Ninth Air Force. On 22 September 1944, T/5 CPL Byington was involved in unloading artillery ammunition at a railway stations near Chartres, France when a shell toppled unexpectedly from a railcar and detonation. T/5 CPL Byington lost both of his legs in the accident. The explosion also injured T/5 CPL Thomas E. Burke.
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