SGT Edward William Dell

SGT Edward William Dell

Birth
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Death 24 Mar 1944 (aged 25)
Yelden, Bedford Borough, Bedfordshire, England
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sec-24SC Sp-234
Memorial ID 61417559 · View Source
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Tec3 Edward W. Dell
Hometown: Nebraska
Unit: 1121st Quartermaster Company, Aviation
Service #37114308
Date Lost: 24-Mar-44
US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

The Yelden crash is extensively documented within Bill Donalds book JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE.
This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to be flown by another crew of the 401st BG as lead ship in the mission to Schweinfurt. Pilot Sellers and his crew were to fly the plane from their base at Chelveston, across to the 401st BG at Deenethorpe during the early morning hours of the 24th. The ship would then have been flown by an experienced PFF crew on the mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near the village of Yeldon England, she was fully loaded with both fuel and bombs ready for the next days mission. 21 people perished in the incident, including the crew of 11 and 8 servicemen of the 1121 Quartermaster company barracked in the village. Two civilian children, Edwin Keith and Monica Ruth Phillips were killed in their families bungalow.

1121st Quartermaster Company,
Sgt. Nils S. Johnson
Sgt. Edward W. Dell
CPL. Sebastion J. Attilio
CPL. Robert Paul McClain
PFC. Michael R. Arato
PFC. Arnold N. Chipoletti
PFC. William Loren Dickerson
PFC. Frank J. Amato


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Nebraska
Tec 3 1121 QM CO
World War II


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  • Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
  • Added: 10 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61417559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Edward William Dell (22 Nov 1918–24 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61417559, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Tony & Cindy Lloyd (contributor 47320243) .