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Edison Greenwood Stiff

Military

Shot down by very accurate flak and crashed near Eckeren (known as Ekeren these days) on a bomber escort mission to Koblenz, GR in P-47D #42-75065

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-75065

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • EP176

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EP176 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Ekeren, Antwerpen, België 22 February 1944
Died 22 February 1944
Killed in Action (KIA)
Promoted
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2018 19:18:59 Miel1994 Changes to biography
Sources

Just adding the correct name for Ekeren, where he died. (The old writing is still used, it presumably changed after the war. I live close to the Luithagen area where he crashed.)

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 16:03:11 millebr Changes to middlename
Sources

Ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 16:02:27 millebr Changes to awards
Sources

TogetherWeServed.com

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2672 / MACR 2672, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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