Edward Leroy Grindle

Military
media-45803.jpeg UPL 45803 Ray James Campbell Crew
388th BG - 560th BS - 8th AF

Standing L to R: Dale D. McIntyre (RO), Anthony D. Kawalec (FE), Bernard Brooks (WG), Edward L. Grindle (WG), Myles A. John (TG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Ray James Campbell (P), Riggs M. Tucker (CP), Stephen W. Mitrick (N), Roy H. Uhlinger (RN), John W. Maher (B) 388th Bomb Group collection

Object Number - UPL 45803 - Ray James Campbell Crew 388th BG - 560th BS - 8th AF Standing L to R: Dale D. McIntyre (RO), Anthony D. Kawalec (FE), Bernard Brooks (WG),...

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747209
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Veni, Vidi, Vici
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
Airmen of the 388th Bomb Group climb aboard their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30793) nicknamed "Tom Paine" before a mission. Written on slide casing: 'Tom Paine.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Tom Paine
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 389th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
The insignia of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Thunderbolt/Hi Fever
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Blitzing Betsy
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 2 August 1944
  • Date: 1 August 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Portland, ME 28 November 1921

Enlisted

Portland, ME 31 May 1942

Other

388th BG Combat Tour

Knettishall Airfield, UK 3 February 1944 - 2 August 1944

Died

Portland, ME 24 December 1972

Buried/ Commemorated

Portland, ME 26 December 1972 Brooklawn Memorial Park Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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