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Edward Walter Mercker

Military

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

Service

Units served with

Associated Place

  • Warton

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisville, Kentucky 22 December 1923
Died 28 June 2017

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2018 14:41:53 Emily Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Obituaries at Find a Grave and Dignity Memorial

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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