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Edward Francis Sofranko


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

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



Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb 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...


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