He entered the service on 13 September 1941 from Charleston, South Carolina, as a Private in the Air Corps. He had four years of college education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Salesmen, insurance".
Edward was killed in France during Operation Neptune, Mission Galveston. He was the Co-Pilot of a British Horsa glider, LG 998, which was flying in Position #09. The WW II GP Association site has a statement from F/O Marvin Lauen, the Pilot of the glider, that describes what happened – apparently Edward was the only casualty.
Units served with
Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...
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