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Edward W Bennett

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into North Sea in B-17 Due Back #42102632

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102632 Due Back

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 1/4/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-B] Rattlesden 22/4/44; Missing in Action Ausum A/Fd, Ger 27/8/44 with Hugh Bowers, Co-pilot: Jim Doster, Navigator: George Pasvanis, Bombardier: Leonard Moore, Flight...

Missions

  • 583

    27 August 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born South Berwick, Maine 22 January 1923

Father:Ruben C Bennett
Mother: Amanda Bennett
6 siblings: George, Joseph, Alfred, Romeo, Ida, Mary

Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 27 August 1944

KIA -Lost in attack on Husum Airfield in 27 August 1944. Body washed up on Sylt Island in North Sea.

Died Sylt Island, North Sea, Germany 27 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 21:53:03 noelark Changes to nickname
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family

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 16:43:17 noelark Changes to events
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family

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 23:47:17 noelark Changes to events
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correction

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 23:42:11 noelark Changes to events
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Family updates

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 23:33:58 noelark Changes to service number
Sources

WWII Enlistment records (enlisted 20 Jan 1943 Portland Maine)

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 16:55:46 noelark Changes to events
Sources

Sourced by family and MACR 8458.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8458 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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