Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF. Downed by flak over Foggia in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky Jr' 7-Sep-43; A/C exploded, baled out or blown clear. Returned (RTD).
Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia mission in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky Jr' 7-Sep-43; Downed by flak, A/C exploded over Foggia, Killed in Action (KIA), MACR 642.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 97th Bomb Group
Edwin Frances Grogan, originally of Turners Falls, MA, served in the 414 Bomb Squadron, and was killed in action over Foggia Italy on 7 September 1943 in B-17 Flying Fortress 41-24342.
Units served with
The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 92BG Bovingdon 8/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; transferred Maison Blanche, Alg. 20/11/42; Missing in Action Foggia 7/9/43 with Bill Bispham, Pilot: Everett Blogg, Navigator: Glenn J. Rhodes Jr., Co-pilot: Dan Grover, Flight engineer/top...
||8 January 1916
||Fort Benjamin, Harrison, IN
||17 October 1941
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana
||1943 – 7 September 1943
Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF.
|Baled / Blown out RTD
||7 September 1943
Downed by flak over Foggia in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky' 7-Sep-43; A/C exploded, baled out or blown clear. RTD
||14 March 1972
Lake County, IN
||17 March 1972
Lake County, Indiana