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Edward Kenneth Fox

Military

Wounded on 2nd Schweinfurt Raid 14 October 1943, Black Thursday. When the aircraft in which he was serving was heavily attacked by large number of enemy aircraft, Sergeant. Fox was painfully wounded by fragments of a cannon shell which exploded near his gun position. In spite of his severe pain and loss of blood, Sergeant. Fox remained at his post of duty for the duration of the one and one-half hour running battle against enemy fighteres, relinquishing his position only after all danger from enemy attack had ceased. After emergency treatment at the dispensary, he was moved to a Base Hospital, Oxford, England. He returned to the states March 9, 1944 and was hospitalized for 18 months at Deshon Hospital, Butler, PA. He completed 13 missions. He flew on Robert Hoyt/John Noack crew.

DSC/ Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Akron, Ohio 7 September 1919
Died 17 June 2007
Buried Saxton, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2015 23:12:31 ssma43 Changes to awards
Sources

Service records

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2014 16:31:46 sam29 Changes to middlename and nickname
Sources

Sue Fox Moyer (daughter) Education Director, Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Self, daughter Sue Fox Moyer and brother Richard Fox

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