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1Lt Edward Cecil Whaley

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1Lt Edward Cecil Whaley

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death
29 May 1944 (aged 24)
Burial
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56367331 View Source

"He grew up in Dallas TX graduating from Crozier Tech High School, and married Dixie Edna Burt, his high school sweetheart. He had a love for flying, joined up in WW II, was missing in action on the 37th bombing raid in B-24 Liberator with a 10 man crew on May 29, 1944. Only four of the ten men aboard managed to bail out. Lt Whaley was last seen at the controls trying to keep the plane stable long enough for his crew to escape."
Dallas Morning News story by Steve Blow; 30 May 2015

View Cenotaph CENOTAPH HERE.

"He grew up in Dallas TX graduating from Crozier Tech High School, and married Dixie Edna Burt, his high school sweetheart. He had a love for flying, joined up in WW II, was missing in action on the 37th bombing raid in B-24 Liberator with a 10 man crew on May 29, 1944. Only four of the ten men aboard managed to bail out. Lt Whaley was last seen at the controls trying to keep the plane stable long enough for his crew to escape."
Dallas Morning News story by Steve Blow; 30 May 2015

View Cenotaph CENOTAPH HERE.


Inscription

1LT 515 BOMB SQ 376 BOMB GP(H) TEXAS

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Texas.


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  • Maintained by: RJCarr
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56367331
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56367331/edward-cecil-whaley: accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Edward Cecil Whaley (31 Jan 1920–29 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56367331, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy; Maintained by RJCarr (contributor 47560714).