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Edward B Giller

Military

The 55th FG was the first long range 8th AF fighter escort in UK (October 1943). 55th FG was the first group over Berlin. Shot down a Me 262 over Munich. Wounded 6 May 20. Cockpit (exploded) over Munich in April 1945--flew 2 hours to UK with 1 arm. Flew P-38 one year and flew P-51 one year.

DSM, LM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, SS, DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, PH, AM w/ 17 Oak Leaf Cluster, DUC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, ACM, ADM, EAME, NDSM w/ BSS, AFOUA, SAEMR, AFLSA w/ SOak Leaf Cluster and w/ BOTC

Destroyed 3 confirmed

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-15701 'Lillian' 'Delivery Boy' 'The Millie G'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt George G Contos. Re-assigned to Lt John D Stearns. Transferred to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Edward B Giller. Engine seized, A/C abandoned near Bruges, pilot Frank E...

  • 44-63204 'And Jeff'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Given the nickname 'The Millie G' by Major Edward B Giller after his wife Mrs Millicent Giller. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville, Florida 8 July 1918
End Tour of Duty (ETD) (1)
End Tour of Duty (ETD) (2)
Promoted
Transferred

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / self

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