New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1944, At Sea|
Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, Edward was not officially declared by the military as being dead until October 2, 1945.
Edward served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-39935, 369th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on November 4, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.
Edward was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 was believed to have been attacked by German aircraft and crash into the sea during the war. He was awarded the "Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster" and the Purple Heart.
Service # 32580261
Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-39935:
Cook, Arthur G ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Massachusetts
Horst, Rudolph, III ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Pennsylvania
Joplin, John C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Texas
Justice, Edward R ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, California
Kloster, Laurel M ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Minnesota
Osgood, William I ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Massachusetts
Ryan, Edward N ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, New York
Schmitz, Henry N ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Idaho
Threlkeld, Joseph E ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Arkansas
Wright, Frank E ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Massachusetts
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56293996