Edward Mercker was a flight engineer and served on B-17, B-24 and C-47 aircraft on transport, resupply and combat evacuation missions. Ed's son believes that while his father was based in the UK, he stole a Union Flag from a local church.
In 1949 Ed was recalled to the armed forces to serve in the Korean War. He remained in the Air Force until 1969 and retired with the Rank of Master Sergeant
Units served with
During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...
Military site : airfield
Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...
||22 December 1923
||28 June 2017