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Edmond Adams Goolsbee


Assigned to 406FS, 371FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Bisterne

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.


Event Location Date
Born Beaumont, TX 17 September 1914

Son of Andy Ziba and Sulu [Adams] Goolsbee.

Draft registration Beaumont, TX October 1940

At time of draft registration, working for Sun Oil Co. Beaumont, TX

Enlisted Houston, TX 3 June 1941

Houston, Texas

Based Bisterne 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 406FS, 371FG, 8AF USAAF.

Wounded in Action (WIA) Rennes, FR 21 May 1944

Wounded in shoulder on train busting mission to Rennes, FR. 21-May-44.

Promoted to Offshore Drilling Superintendent Shreveport, LA July 1967

Returned to the employ of Sun Oil - The Times Shreveport, LA

Died Beaumont, TX 29 September 1999
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX October 1999

Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX