Edward Ewing McGill

Military
media-29885.jpeg UPL 29885 Lead Crew On Bombing Mission To Glisy, France, Beside The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Winning Run'. England, 21 August 1943. 303Rd Bomb Group.
Crew Standing L-R: Capt Alexander C "Connie" Strickland Jr, Lt Byron K Butt, Lt Paul W Scroggins, Major Edgar E Snyder Jr, Capt Louis M Schulstad.
Kneeling L-R: T/Sgt Albert E Martel Jr, S/Sgt Edward E McGill, T/Sgt James C Baart, S/Sgt Raymond Ruhel Peck, S/Sgt Ralph R Strohsack.

Object Number - UPL 29885 - Lead Crew On Bombing Mission To Glisy, France, Beside The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Winning Run'. England, 21 August 1943. 303Rd Bomb...

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. completed 30 x combat missions.



Plane B-17 42-97842 went down at Cave Hill, Belfast, Northern Island on 1-Jun-44. Plane was on its way from Gander, crew going to 306th BG. Died non Battle (DNB)



Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

Official insignia of the 306th Bomb Group, approved 6 January 1943, and updated 2 October 1951.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: T-61539
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

The crumbled nose of a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Winning Run"of the 303rd Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: '6/9/43 B.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '6/9/43 GNE crashed on approach.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Buzzing Bronco, Winning Run
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Scarlet Harlot : Vat 69 : Vicious Virgin
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Nashville, TN 14 December 1915 Son of Robert Austin and Della Young [Taylor] McGill.

Enlisted

9 December 1942

Died

Cave Hill, Belfast, Northern Island 1 June 1944

Based

Molesworth Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Mount Olivet Cemetery Nashville, Davidson County, TN Re-Interred Mount Olivet Cemetery Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

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Sources

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

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