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Edward John Panner


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.'


Associated Place

  • Chalgrove

    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...


Event Location Date
Born Szentgotthárd, Hungary 1923

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


Date Contributor Update
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

Via Ancestry:
1930 census - gives place of birth as 'St Gotthard, Hungary'.

NARA enlistment record:

Death notice:

La Fayette College magazine: