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Edward Elijah Cannon MD

Military

Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command as surgeon. Flew on lead C-47 to drop pathfinders on drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville. 6-Jun-44.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • Joel Crouch

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Pre-war a pilot for United Airlines, flying passengers between Los Angeles and Seattle. Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Flew lead aircraft in the invasion of Sicily Jul-43 and at Salerno, Italy, in Sep-43. As Lt Col piloted lead...

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Aircraft

  • 42-93098

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 94TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Serial #1 Chalk #1 D-Day - Lead A/C carrying initial stick of pathfinders of 377th PFA, 502nd PIR to drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville [Crew: Pilot Lt Col Joel L Crouch, Co-pilot Capt Vito S Pedone, Nav's Capt...

Associated Place

  • North Witham

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber station, North Witham was built during 1942-43 and allocated to USAAF Troop Carrier Command (TCC) in August 1943, before construction was complete. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, IL 13 June 1915

Son of Michael Phillip and Emily Marie [Hacker] Cannon.

Lived in Chicago, IL October 1940

Employed as a Physician with father. Chicago, Illinois

Lived in Illinois 1943
Based North Witham 1943 – 1945

Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF.

Chalk #1 Serial #1 D-day 50480 Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, France 6 June 1944

Flew on lead C-47 to drop pathfinders on drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville. 6-Jun-44.

Died Evergreen Park, IL 18 December 1964
Buried Mount Hope Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, IL 21 December 1964

Mount Hope Cemetery
Chicago,
Cook County, Illinois

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2021 15:48:47 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, service number, highest rank, awards and events
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https://www.fold3.com/image/32145435
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/138745456
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/232079601/edward-edwin-cannon

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2021 22:10:53 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Flagged as a "NAME_ISSUE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2017 16:28:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/32145435
Medical Support of the Army Air Forces In World War 2 By United States. Air Force Medical Service

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