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MSgt Edward F. McCusker Jr.

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MSgt Edward F. McCusker Jr.

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death
18 Jun 1945 (aged 26–27)
At Sea
Memorial Site*
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Courts of the Missing ~ Court 7
Memorial ID
56124900 View Source

Edward served as a Master Sergeant on B-29 #44-69845, 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 6, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

B-29 #44-69845 was part of mission #203, which was two separate missions flown on two separate days, which were missions to attack Osaka and Amagasaki urban areas in Japan. These missions included "444" B-29's in the attack. B-29A #42-93928 was one of " 2 " B-29's lost on these missions.

They took off during the second mission, with a crew of 11, from the North Field in Guam on this bombing mission over Japan. After take off they were never seen again and believed to have crashed into the sea for an unknown reason during the war. The entire crew of " 11 " were lost in this crash. Only the remains of S/Sgt William E. Heller were later found in the sea.

Edward was declared "Missing In Action" in this loss during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32167048

Husband of Doris W. McCusker who resided in Jasper, Florida.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-29 #44-69845:

Brewer, Stanley T. ~ Capt, Commander, TX
Church, Luther W., Jr. ~ Sgt, SC
Heller, William E. ~ S/Sgt, SC
Hoenig, Sidney ~ Flt Off, NY
Kelley, Charles P. ~ T/Sgt, MD
McCusker, Edward F., Jr. ~ M/Sgt, DE
McLaughlin, John J. ~ 2nd Lt, NY
Murphy, Don C. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, CA
Setliff, Edward B. ~ 1st Lt, OK
Stelleman, Henry J. ~ S/Sgt, NJ
Whitehurst, Raymond J. ~ S/Sgt, GA

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The " 2 " B-29's lost included:

B-29A #42-93928 ~ " 11 " crew members lost.
~ ~ ( In the first part of mission )
~ ~ " Click Here " for those lost on ##44-69845.
B-29 #44-69845 ~ " 11 " ~ crew members lost.
~ ~ ( Listed Above )
~ ~ ( In the second part of mission )

( Crew Reports by: Russ Pickett )

Edward served as a Master Sergeant on B-29 #44-69845, 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 6, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

B-29 #44-69845 was part of mission #203, which was two separate missions flown on two separate days, which were missions to attack Osaka and Amagasaki urban areas in Japan. These missions included "444" B-29's in the attack. B-29A #42-93928 was one of " 2 " B-29's lost on these missions.

They took off during the second mission, with a crew of 11, from the North Field in Guam on this bombing mission over Japan. After take off they were never seen again and believed to have crashed into the sea for an unknown reason during the war. The entire crew of " 11 " were lost in this crash. Only the remains of S/Sgt William E. Heller were later found in the sea.

Edward was declared "Missing In Action" in this loss during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32167048

Husband of Doris W. McCusker who resided in Jasper, Florida.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-29 #44-69845:

Brewer, Stanley T. ~ Capt, Commander, TX
Church, Luther W., Jr. ~ Sgt, SC
Heller, William E. ~ S/Sgt, SC
Hoenig, Sidney ~ Flt Off, NY
Kelley, Charles P. ~ T/Sgt, MD
McCusker, Edward F., Jr. ~ M/Sgt, DE
McLaughlin, John J. ~ 2nd Lt, NY
Murphy, Don C. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, CA
Setliff, Edward B. ~ 1st Lt, OK
Stelleman, Henry J. ~ S/Sgt, NJ
Whitehurst, Raymond J. ~ S/Sgt, GA

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The " 2 " B-29's lost included:

B-29A #42-93928 ~ " 11 " crew members lost.
~ ~ ( In the first part of mission )
~ ~ " Click Here " for those lost on ##44-69845.
B-29 #44-69845 ~ " 11 " ~ crew members lost.
~ ~ ( Listed Above )
~ ~ ( In the second part of mission )

( Crew Reports by: Russ Pickett )

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