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Edward Paul Minerley Captain


Crew Number 15 Ed was my uncle. He did 29 missions,without any problems. Plane was shot down after he rotated back to train on B-29's. He died 14 August 2010,at 90 years of age.


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31114 Prowlin' Tom

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-G] Framlingham 25/10/43; Missing in Action Orleans 8/6/44 with Edwin Sechrist, Navigator: Vital Turmenne, tog-S/Sgt Henry Wilson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merrill...


Date Contributor Update
21 November 2015 04:33:02 Chief Minerley Changes to highest rank and role

Recorded in funeral notice

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2015 04:18:24 Chief Minerley Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, biography, awards and aircraft associations

Information from funeral card and my personal talks with him

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:36 AAM AAM ingest

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