1Lt Edgar M Haas

1Lt Edgar M Haas

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 30 Aug 1943 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 55922484 · View Source
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Edgar served as a First Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24D #42-40217, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Jefferson County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 10, 1941, prior to the war, in Houston, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the refining of petroleum and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #42-40217 took off from Carney Field on Guadalcanal on a bombing mission against Kahili Airfield on southern Bougainville along with 23 other bombers.

After releasing their bombs B-24D #42-40217 was attacked by possibly a Japanese Zero causing damage to the #1 & #2 engines and they crashed into the sea during the war.

Edgar was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-729438

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40217:

Bernier, Roland W ~ Corp, Gunner, NH
Bloch, Arthur ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Couse, Fred A ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, FL
Falta, Walter A ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, MA
Haas, Edgar M ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
Knight, Frank J, Jr ~ Corp, Asst. Engineer, KY
Langrock, Harold H ~ Corp, Tail Gunner, NY
McDonald, Harry L ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MO
Sauer, Keith W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, ID
Tuttle, Roy H ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA

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

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  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55922484
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Edgar M Haas (1918–30 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55922484, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .