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Edgar Ernest Snyder Jr


Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 427BS C/O and 303BG Deupty C/O.

Awards: DFC (3OLC), BSM, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Vincent De Liso

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) , mission to Altenbecken, flying as tail gunner aboard 42-97691 Prisoner of War (POW). 26-Nov-44. MACR 11193. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Howard Tollack

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Progressed to Path finding. Credited 25 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8038

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG Bassingbourn 2/8/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 10/44; landing accident with Wallace Wildstein 27/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Van Wert, OH 20 July 1917

Son of Edgar Ernest Sr and Nora Irene [Forrer] Snyder.

Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 26 July 2005
Buried Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Sierra Vista, Cochise County, AZ 29 July 2005

Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona


Date Contributor Update
24 December 2021 12:23:45 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events and media associations

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2021 15:07:37 Hotelie1970 Changes to service number, role and awards

GENERAL ORDER # 621, 14 December 1944, from Headquarters 1 Bomb Division by Brigadier General Turner.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 16:32:13 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000