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TSGT Edward D Kern

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TSGT Edward D Kern

Birth
New York, USA
Death
11 Apr 1944 (aged 19–20)
Germany
Burial
Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot
SECTION 84 SITE 21-23
Memorial ID
44098778 View Source

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert C. Kern who resided in Hamburg, New York.

Edward served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24H #41-29423, 786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 3, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Railroad clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24H #41-29423 took off from Attlebridge, England on a bombing mission over Oschersleben, Germany. They were attacked by German fighter planes which damaged the #1 engine causing them to crash in Germany during the war. One parachute was seen leaving the B-24.

Edward was "Killed In Action" on this mission.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on April 3, 1951.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 12209752

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldiers & sailors were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29423:

Charbonneau, Paul E ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CA
Fike, David S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Fountain, Robert H ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN
Foushee, William C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Jackson, William L ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Kern, Edward D ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Martinson, Robert G ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, MT
Ott, Robert A ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NE
Sullivan, Monte V ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, GA

Airmen who survived from B-24H #41-29423:
Simpson, Robert S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator

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For other airmen on same headstone see:

Mason, Marney T, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX

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

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert C. Kern who resided in Hamburg, New York.

Edward served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24H #41-29423, 786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 3, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Railroad clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24H #41-29423 took off from Attlebridge, England on a bombing mission over Oschersleben, Germany. They were attacked by German fighter planes which damaged the #1 engine causing them to crash in Germany during the war. One parachute was seen leaving the B-24.

Edward was "Killed In Action" on this mission.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on April 3, 1951.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 12209752

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldiers & sailors were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29423:

Charbonneau, Paul E ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CA
Fike, David S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Fountain, Robert H ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN
Foushee, William C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Jackson, William L ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Kern, Edward D ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Martinson, Robert G ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, MT
Ott, Robert A ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NE
Sullivan, Monte V ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, GA

Airmen who survived from B-24H #41-29423:
Simpson, Robert S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

For other airmen on same headstone see:

Mason, Marney T, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 8 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 44098778
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44098778/edward-d-kern: accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Edward D Kern (1924–11 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 44098778, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .