SGT Edward M Zeone

SGT Edward M Zeone

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jan 1945 (aged 25)
Northern Mariana Islands
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q, 161
Memorial ID 3797515 · View Source
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Edward served as a Sergeant & Gunner on B-29 #42-24748, 875th Bomber Squadron, 498th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 8, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the mechanical treatment of metals and also as Single, without dependents.

Edward was "Killed In Action" when his B=29, returning from a bombing mission against the port facilities and urban areas of Nagoya, crashed for unknown reasons on Anatahan Island during the war. This B-29 was on it's first mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Marianas Islands and was later repatriated here on June 15, 1949.

Service # 13047618

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Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-24748:

Boyd, Jack L ~ Sgt, Gunner, OH
Burns, John E ~ Sgt, Radar Operator, NJ
Haynes, Paul M ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Hurwitz, Julius N ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, OH
King, Howard G ~ 2nd Lt, Engineer, CA
Merriwether, James O ~ Sgt, CFC, AL
Quinn, John P ~ Sgt, Gunner, NY
Stickney, Richard C, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MA
Thompson, Richard F ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, PA
Winslow, Langdon G ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, ID
Zeone, Edward M ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3797515
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Edward M Zeone (6 Aug 1919–3 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 3797515, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .