TSGT Edwin Stewart Ross

TSGT Edwin Stewart Ross

Birth
Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
Death 6 Dec 1944 (aged 20)
Styria (Steiermark), Austria
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot E, 98-99
Memorial ID 3305491 · View Source
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This B-24 Liberator, 42-78608, and crew were assigned to the 376th Bomb Group. On a mission to Szomebathely, Hungary on December 6, 1944, the aircraft fell out of formation 15 miles SE of Maribor, Yugoslavia. The plane crashed and there were no survivors. On August 9, 1949 five members of the crew were buried in Section E Site 98-99 at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

1/Lt Beck, Donald E
S/Sgt Burbick, William
S/Sgt Rhyne, Marvin L
T/Sgt Ross, Edwin S
S/Sgt Banfield, Tunis G

Note* Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia. It is also the largest city of the traditional region of Lower Styria and the seat of the City Municipality of Maribor.

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Szombathely, Hungary, Dec. 6, 1944
(located near the border of Austria)

--------- Hick's crew
Officers
Elbel, William P. 718267 Navigator, Dept 1034
Beck, Donald E. 772113 Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Ross, Edwin S. 35726804 Engineer, Dept 748
Wright, Willard K. 39274267 Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Burbick, William (NMI) 35918153 Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Banfield, Tunnis G. 35446953 Tail Turret, Dept 612
Doherty, Jr., Michael F. 31321615 Ball Turret, Dept 612
Rhyne, Marvin L. 34671793 Gunner

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  • Maintained by: Laura J. Stewart
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3305491
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Edwin Stewart Ross (29 Jul 1924–6 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3305491, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Laura J. Stewart (contributor 47412616) .