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Edwin B Wright


Edwin Wright flew 88 missions in P-47 Thunderbolts over Europe during WWII. He left the Army in 1946 after the war and was again called up for the Korean Conflict in 1950. He retired from the US Air Force as a Major.


Units served with


  • 42-28794

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 506FS, 404FG, 9AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Winkton

    Military site : airfield
    Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned,...

  • St Trond

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born 2 March 1925
Enlisted Illinois, USA 1942

Exact date not yet known

Died 2 April 1959

As a result of lung cancer

Buried Urbana, IL, USA

In Woodlawn Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
23 July 2018 19:02:25 Hendrik Schoebrechts Changes to nickname

Histor Center AB Brustem (A-92 St.-Trond)

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 10:27:16 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Correspondence with Edwin B Wright's daughter, Jacquie.
Missing Air Crew Report 10499: