Edward Julius Timberlake Jr

Military
General Ted Timberlake of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gen Ted Timberlake CO 2BW.' media-380671.jpg FRE 1865 General Ted Timberlake of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gen Ted Timberlake CO 2BW.'
Roger Freeman Collection

Removed biographical detail of airmen which should be entered in their person record.

Object Number - FRE 1865 - General Ted Timberlake of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gen Ted Timberlake CO 2BW.'

From FindAGrave:

Ted Timberlake was "the first commander of the 93rd Bomb Group...That was the unit, later nicknamed "Ted's Flying Circus" and "Ted's Travelling Circus," that he led in the dangerous and unique Ploesti mission that was the only single combat action in history in which five Medals of Honor were earned."



"In December 1944, he assumed command of the 20th Combat Bomb Wing in the European theater. In May 1945, General Timberlake was assigned to Headquarters Army Air Force and two months later was transferred to Bolling Field, D.C., as assistant chief of staff for personnel of the Continental Air Forces, and then was appointed chief of the Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff/Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force."



"Later he was commander of the 315th Air Division of the Fifth Air Force, with station at Itazuke, Japan. He became chief of staff of Fifth Air Force in June 1949, and the following December was named its vice commander. In May 1951, he moved with the Fifth Air Force to Korea, as vice commander and later became its commander. He was commander of the Ninth Air Force for six years starting in August 1951."



Medals: SS/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Cuban Order of Military Merit

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Units served with

Colonel Larry Thomas of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col Larry Thomas 453BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15045876 / 0-325990
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Air Division 389th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-18465
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Wing Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 389th Bomb Group 2nd Scouting Force 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-23828
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Bomber Pilot / Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-728838
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Related media

  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: 93rd Bomb Group collection
  • Object Number: Document 39486
  • Description: Col Edward J Timberlake - Memorial and Anniversary Service in England April 25, 1943 One Year Anniversary of 93rd Bombardment Group Attended by Sgt...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fort Hunt, Virginia 10 November 1909

Other

Commissioned

West Point, NY, USA 11 June 1931
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

Buried

Six Oaks Cemetery, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA

Revisions

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Philip Ardery, Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky: 1978) 112-113.

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Richard Dieterle.

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Philip Ardery, Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky: 1978) 179.

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Richard Dieterle: identity of Ted Timberlake with Edward J. Timberlake.

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Richard Dieterle: identity of Ted Timberlake with Edward J. Timberlake.

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BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945, Russell Strong

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ContributorLucy May
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FindAGrave page for General Edward Julius Timberlake Jr: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41286492

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ContributorLucy May
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Combined two entries for Edward J Timberlake in the database of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
This entry now includes information from the following source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45

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