Edward Elijah Cannon MD

Military
D-Day, first Pathfinder crew to be back after mission over Normandy UPL 28820 UPL 28820 "Photo made immediately after first 9th Troop Carrier plane** to fly over target area landed back in England. Crew includes, left to right: S/Sgt. Edward F. Laurendeau (crew chief); Capt Edward E Cannon (surgeon); Capt William Culp, (navigator); Capt Vito S Pedone (co-pilot), Lt Col Joel L Crouch (pilot); Missing on the picture Cpl. Harold E. Coonrod (Radio-operator)" - ** C-47A 42-93098. Serial #1 Chalk #1.

NARA ref 342-FH-3A09086-53323AC.

personnal knowledge. Change of the name of the man on the left of the picture. He is the crew chief and not the radio operator

Object Number - UPL 28820 - "Photo made immediately after first 9th Troop Carrier plane** to fly over target area landed back in England. Crew includes, left to right: S/Sgt....

Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command as surgeon. Flew on lead C-47 to drop pathfinders on drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville. 6-Jun-44.



Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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D-Day, first Pathfinder crew. Serial #1 Chalk #1
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command
  • Service Numbers: O-309751
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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D-Day, first Pathfinder crew. Serial #1 Chalk #1
  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 94th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Born

Chicago, IL 13 June 1915 Son of Michael Phillip and Emily Marie [Hacker] Cannon.

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Chalk #1 Serial #1 D-day

50480 Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, France 6 June 1944 Flew on lead C-47 to drop pathfinders on drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville. 6-Jun-44.

Died

Evergreen Park, IL 18 December 1964

Buried/ Commemorated

Mount Hope Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, IL 21 December 1964 Mount Hope Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Based

North Witham Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF.
Illinois
Chicago, IL Employed as a Physician with father. Chicago, Illinois

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Medical Support of the Army Air Forces In World War 2 By United States. Air Force Medical Service

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