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Edward H Grossheim Jr


B-17 pilot with the 334th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group, from April 1944-November 1944. Wounded in action on 7/11/44. Completed 34 combat missions.

Distinguished Flying Cross/Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters/Purple Heart



  • Samuel Ailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Clarence English

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Flavin

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Walter Keinath

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • James Mason

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Pennington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Scott

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Clifton Story

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Pern Todd

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 13th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102560 'The Thomper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-X] Horham 11/4/44; 62m, Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Chas Wicker, Co-pilot: Alf Rivas, Navigator: Fred Johnson, Bombardier: Warren Briggs, Radio Operator:...

  • 42-107154 'Puddles'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 10/4/44; 412BS [QW-F]; with G.L.Ferguson force landed RAF Woodbridge 16/8/44; with M.R. Scott force landed Framlingham AFB 24/12/44; 109m, Returned to the USA...

  • 42-31600 'Spirit Of New Mexico' aka 'Uncle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/11/43; Kearney 15/12/43; San Bernardino 20/12/43; Grenier 21/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/32; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-T] Horham 2/1/44 PRIDE OF NEW MEXICO; 335BS [OE-M]; 91m, Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Roy Schoaf, Co-pilot...

  • 42-31992 'Mirandy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Dalhart 29/1/44; Presque Is 29/2/44; Assigned 92BG, transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-P] Horham 1/3/44; 54m, Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Howard Bussen, Co-pilot: Bill Mills, Navigator: John Cassenti, Bombardier: Paul...

  • 42-97400 Fuddy Duddy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Dow Fd 5/4/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/4/44 (renamed "Fuddy Duddy"); Missing in Action Misburg...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Event Location Date
Born Cincinnati, OH, USA 17 July 1915
Died Sarasota, FL, USA 20 November 1992


Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 17:33:34 mdgtmstng Changes to biography and events

From the peronal records of Ed Grossheim.

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 16:52:04 mdgtmstng Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

From the personal records of Ed Grossheim.

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 16:29:35 mdgtmstng Changes to media associations

From the personal records of Ed Grossheim.

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 15:26:07 mdgtmstng Changes to service number, highest rank and awards

My father, Edward H. Grossheim, Jr., served with the 95th BG, 334th BS, 8th AF during WW2, arriving in England at the end of March 1944, and completing his last (34th) combat mission in Nov 1944. He held the rank of 1LT at the end of his tour, and was promoted to Captain shortly after returning to the US. He retired in 1963 with the rank of Major, from the Air Force Reserves.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son