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Edmund Earl Ellis


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'.



  • Ernest Treff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 destroyed (ground) five damaged (ground) 120Hrs combat operations. End of War. ...

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Promoted from Flight Officer to Second Lieutenant 11 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
26 July 2017 09:03:10 Lucy May Changes to service number and biography

Brought in information from pre-existing record. Sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2017 15:25:45 BlueEyes1944 Changes to aircraft associations

Loretta Ellis Wolfe (daughter of Edmund E Ellis)

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2017 22:56:56 BlueEyes1944 Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Information from Lt Edmund Ellis' personal records entered here by his daughter Loretta Ellis Wolfe

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2017 22:48:58 BlueEyes1944 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname and nationality

From his personal records kept by his family