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Eddie Shelton Winstead Jr

Military

Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. ENTERED U. S. ARMY AIR CORPS JUNE 11, 1942. FLEW 28 COMBAT MISSIONS AND SURVIVED A DITCHING IN THE NORTH SEA IN JANUARY 1944. AFTER COMPLETION OF COMBAT TOUR OF DUTY, SERVED AS AN INSTRUCTOR, TRAINING RADIO OPERATORS ON B-17 AND B-29 AIRCRAFT. RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE IN HOME STATE; OCTOBER, 1945 AT SEYMOUR JOHNSON FIELD IN GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with Bronze Stars (Air Offensive, Europe), Presidential Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and Combat Aircrew Wings

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Beaufort City, North Carolina 6 September 1920
Died 1 August 2009
Buried Washington, North Carolina

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2017 02:16:11 eswiii Changes to nickname and awards
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Son

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2015 23:09:37 rwanthony Changes to firstname
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I am this veteran's granddaughter. His legal first name was Eddie, not Edward.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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