Edward Panner flew F-6 Mustangs with the 12th Tactical Recon Squadron of the 10th Photo Recon Group. He was with them at Azelot, France in 1944, and at Furth, Germany in 1945. In Germany, he met Val Svoboda, a Latvian who was working as a house keeper for the 10th PRG while they were stationed at Furth Airfield near Nuremberg.
He was part of the class of 1962 at La Fayette College, Pa. and afterwards worked as an engineer at Bell Labs in Bethlehem, Pa., until he retired. In the college magazine it records that Edward as 'an inventor who held several patents, he was recognized for building the world’s first electronic cash register.'
Military site : airfield
Chalgrove was built as a USAAF transport or observation unit base in 1943-44. Several reconnaissance units operated from the airfield, including the Ninth Air Force's 10th Photographic Group and 423rd Night Fighter Squadron (later 155th Reconnaissance...
Son of John and Rosa Panner
|Lived in||Lehigh County, PA, USA||January 1943|
|Enlisted||Allentown, PA, USA||11 January 1943|
|Died||Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA||17 December 2010|
|12 December 2016 11:00:23||Lucy May||Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and media associations|
NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&tf=F&q=edwa...
La Fayette College magazine: https://magazine.lafayette.edu/spring2012/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/201...