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Edward A Barsditis

Military

Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Steyr, Austria in B-17 42-31437 24-Feb-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Enns, Austria; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2636.

Awards: AM (3OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Abramson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Steyr, Austria in B-17 42-31437 24-Feb-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Enns, Austria; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2636. Awards: AM (2OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31437

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/11/43; Assigned 352BS, 301BG, 15AF Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 31m Steyr, Austria 24/2/44 with Charles E Abramson, Edward Barsditis, Meyer Markowitz, Roland Parker, Alfred Barilotti, Alex Ciegler, Richard...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 12 February 1922

Son of Stanley and Anna Barsditis.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 29 January 1942
Based Lucera Airfield 1943 – 24 February 1944

Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Enns, Austria 24 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Steyr, Austria in B-17 42-31437 24-Feb-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Enns, Austria; POW MACR 2636.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 24 February 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Discharged USAAF 17 November 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Monroeville, PA 4 August 2006

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2018 20:45:00 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

https://www.301bg.com/Barsditis_Edward_B2698_301BG.cfm

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2018 20:41:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28614621
https://www.fold3.com/record/18082358-edward-a-barsditis
https://www.fold3.com/record/83771619-edward-a-barsditis
https://www.fold3.com/record/625405935-edward-barsditis-1922
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122615162/edward-a-barsditis

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