SSGT Edwin C “Mike” Elliott
Cenotaph

SSGT Edwin C “Mike” Elliott

Birth
Custer, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA
Death
10 May 1944 (aged 23–24)
Corse, France
Cenotaph
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56363394 View Source

Edwin MIKE Elliott was born in 1920 in Kentucky. He enlisted directly into the Army Air Corps from Coles County, CP Grant, Illinois on 29 Oct. 1941. Mike had completed 2 years of high school and was still single at Enlistment. (36303616).......... S/Sgt Mike was with the 57th Bomb Wing HQ and on a Courier ship B-25 # 42-53371 "Deathwind" on 10 May, 1944 when bad weather caused the pilot to become off course and the ship crashed into the Mountains of Corsica, killing everyone aboard. A sad and tragic accident, it was a Mail Delivery and also carried a Red Cross Lady. ***** His remains were recovered in 1989 and identified in September 2005. ***** By Herb Meeker - The Mattoon Journal-Gazette via Associated Press
Posted : Friday May 14, 2010 11:53:21 EDT
MATTOON, Ill. — David Champion knew he couldn't miss Mike Elliott's funeral.

Like Elliott, who was born Edwin C., Champion also flew in a B-25 bomber more than 60 years ago in World War II. Champion returned home to Coles County after the war with plenty of memories from the wild blue yonder, but it took 66 years for Elliott's bittersweet return from Europe this week.

At age 24, Elliott died with four others when a B-25 crashed on a mountain on Corsica during a non-combat mission. He and others killed in the May 10, 1944, crash have been identified through DNA testing through the efforts of the Missing In Action Accounting Command, which conducts retrieval of military remains across the globe each year.

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Edwin MIKE Elliott was born in 1920 in Kentucky. He enlisted directly into the Army Air Corps from Coles County, CP Grant, Illinois on 29 Oct. 1941. Mike had completed 2 years of high school and was still single at Enlistment. (36303616).......... S/Sgt Mike was with the 57th Bomb Wing HQ and on a Courier ship B-25 # 42-53371 "Deathwind" on 10 May, 1944 when bad weather caused the pilot to become off course and the ship crashed into the Mountains of Corsica, killing everyone aboard. A sad and tragic accident, it was a Mail Delivery and also carried a Red Cross Lady. ***** His remains were recovered in 1989 and identified in September 2005. ***** By Herb Meeker - The Mattoon Journal-Gazette via Associated Press
Posted : Friday May 14, 2010 11:53:21 EDT
MATTOON, Ill. — David Champion knew he couldn't miss Mike Elliott's funeral.

Like Elliott, who was born Edwin C., Champion also flew in a B-25 bomber more than 60 years ago in World War II. Champion returned home to Coles County after the war with plenty of memories from the wild blue yonder, but it took 66 years for Elliott's bittersweet return from Europe this week.

At age 24, Elliott died with four others when a B-25 crashed on a mountain on Corsica during a non-combat mission. He and others killed in the May 10, 1944, crash have been identified through DNA testing through the efforts of the Missing In Action Accounting Command, which conducts retrieval of military remains across the globe each year.

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Burial here

Other burial here

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Entered the service from Illinois.


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