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Lt. Edmund E Ellis 56th FG 61st FS

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  • Edmund Ellis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot Thunderbolt P-47M Blue Eyes
    Edmund Ellis served as a fighter pilot with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Boxted, England. He nicknamed his P-47 'Blue Eyes'.

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  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

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Date Contributor Update
10 July 2017 15:23:31 BlueEyes1944 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Loretta Ellis Wolfe (daughter) from personal collection of Edmund Ellis

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