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Corp Edward W Maher
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1921
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1944

Edward served as a Corporal in the 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 242 Long Acre Road, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war. His parents resided at 441 Seneca Parkway also in Rochester.

He enlisted in the Army on December 22, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

He was declared "Missing In Action" on his 23rd birthday when the transport ship he was on was sunk during the war. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

He was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) when the ship was sunk off Algiers by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board.

A total of 580 men where lost with only one body being recovered.

Service # 32586268 
Note: Entered the service from New York.
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Tunis, Tunisia
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56248676
Corp Edward W Maher
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011

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