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Edward Francis Sofranko

Military

Assigned to 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 652nd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Calumet, PA 22 November 1920

Son of John E. and Elizabeth M. [Kish] Sofranko.

Enlisted Cleveland, OH 20 March 1942

Cleveland, Ohio

Based Watton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Brecksville, OH 4 July 1997
Buried Arlington National Cemetery 7 July 1997

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Section: 60, Site: 1658

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