1Lt Elwin J McFadden

1Lt Elwin J McFadden

Oregon, USA
Death 29 May 1944 (aged 23–24)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 36 Grave 50
Memorial ID 56374117 · View Source
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Son of Susie H. McFadden who resided in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Elwin served as a First Lieutenant on B-26C (#42-107690), 558th Bomber Squadron, 387th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Josephine County, Oregon and was a member of the Oregon National Guard prior to the war.

He was activated into full time Army service on September 16, 1940, prior to the war, from Grants Pass, Oregon. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

Elwin was "Killed In Action" when his B-26 was hit by enemy flak and crashed northwest of Paris during the war.

He was was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart.

He was interred, side by side, with one other member of his crew here at the Epinal American Cemetery.

Service # O-742338

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Airmen who perished on on B-26C (#42-107690):

McFadden, Elwin J ~ 1st Lt, Oregon
Thompson, George E ~ S/Sgt, New Hampshire

Above Info on Bomber Crew Members being interred "Side By Side" at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

Airmen who perished on B-26C (#42-107690) and are interred in other locations:

Harmon, Robert C ~ Capt, Wisconsin
Hewitt, Robert C ~ 1st Lt, Oklahoma

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


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