Edward Kingsbury Simpson Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-22294.jpeg UPL 22294 Edward Kingsbury Simpson, Jr.

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Object Number - UPL 22294 - Edward Kingsbury Simpson, Jr.

Simpson was on a fighter sweep mission when his element was jumped by a number of German fighters. In the running dogfight that ensued, his P-51D (41-13712 "Reluctant Rebel") collided with Lt. Don Feron in another P-51. Simpson bailed out and avoided capture with the help of local Maquis members. However, four days later (14 Aug 1944) he was killed by German soldiers while serving a rear guard action to allow some 200+ Maquis freedom fighters to flee to the Allied Lines.

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People

Captain Clarence E. Jr. "Bud" Anderson, ace of the 357th Fighter Group, sits on the wing of his P-51 Mustang (B6-S, serial number 43-12315) nicknamed "Old Crow". Image signed on reverse by Anderson. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Major C E Anderson ace 357 FG. A/c name 'Old Crow'.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron Headquarters (357th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-730324
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Reluctant Rebel Gentleman Jim
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 26769
  • Description: Roll of Honour produced by the Friends of Leiston Airfield to commemorate the pilots lost flying from that airfield.

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Killed in Action (KIA)

France 10 August 1944

Born

East Orange, NJ, USA Hometown during the 1940s

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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Fold3.com;
- TogetherWeServed.com;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 7778 ;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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corrected aircraft name

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corrected aircraft s/n

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Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial; TogetherWeServed.com

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MACR 7778 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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