Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Edward E Faroe

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

Aircraft

  • 42-102684 'SWEET CHARIOT'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [SG-J] Gt Ashfield 4/5/44; 551BS; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/44; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 42-107135 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-N] Gt Ashfield 24/4/44; Missing in Action Handorf 15/8/44 with Neil Rosener, Co-pilot: George Flynn, Navigator: Hubert Graves, Bombardier: Lester Esterman, Flight...

  • 42-30251 Piccadilly Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/43; Denver 8/5/43; Gt Falls 13/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-T] Gt Ashfield 14/6/43; damaged in base explosion 3/9/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Ray Notestein, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-30354 Hustlin' Hussy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 20/6/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-X] Gt Ashfield 1/7/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Ralph H. Palmer, Navigator: William Powell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-31598

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/11/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Wilmington 31/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-V] Gt Ashfield 18/1/44; Missing in Action Paris 2/8/44 with Luther Newcomer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Panasuk, Waist gunner: Ed...

  • 42-31677 THOROBRED /SATAN’S MATE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; New Castle 7/1/44; Presque Is 8/1/44; RAF Valley 16/1/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [XA-Q] Gt Ashfield 17/1/44; Salvaged n/battle damaged with Fleisher 14/6/45. THOROBRED aka SATAN’S MATE.

  • 42-31764 'War Horse'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Gt Falls 17/12/43; Denver 19/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 24/1/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-R] Gt Ashfield 22/4/44; 551BS; on return from mission 10/11/44 with Art Naylor (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Carl Cunningham...

  • 42-31833 Mickey II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/12/43; Gr Island 18/1/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-R] Gt Ashfield 19/2/44; Salvaged 12/3/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-32059 Poltergeist aka Vagabond

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG- ] Gt Ashfield 12/3/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 27/8/44 with Otho Quick, Co-pilot: Francis Kapler, Navigator: Stan Lamica, Bombardier: Dave...

  • 42-38031 Hit Parade Jr. aka Joker

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 9/12/43; Presque Is 12/12/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [XA-M] Gt Ashfield 16/12/43; retUS Bradley 19/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

Show more

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA
Died 16 November 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2017 11:03:09 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Entry added with details from:
- 385th Bomb Group unit history in IWM’s Roger Freeman Collection, printed in 1945.;
- http://www.385thbga.com/database/;
- https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp
- https://www.findagrave.com

Share