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Edward H Bubolz Jr


Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 3 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into North Sea off Benacre Ness. Killed in Action (KIA)

Often listed as a photographer but in actuality he was a German Voice Interpreter who monitored Luftwaffe voice traffic on missions. Gerald Lane also on flight had these duties also. It appears he originally trained as a waist gunner.

Awards: PH.



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    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38288

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/7/44; Hunter 26/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 490BG Eye 7/8/44; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-V] Horham 8/8/44 V FOR VICTORY; with M.R. Gunther force landed France 16/12/44; with G.R. Hail force landed France 5/1/45; with P.E....

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 44-8640

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 14/11/44; Dow Field 3/12/44; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 4/12/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 5/12/44; after 58 missions was Missing in Action Operation Chowhound (6th such mission) 7/5/44 with Lionel Sceurman, Navigator:...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Event Location Date
Born Iron Ridge, WI 20 September 1924

Son of Edward Henry and Edna L [Radtke] Bubolz.

Lived in Weimar, Colorado County, TX 1942
Enlisted Houston, TX 20 November 1943

Houston, Texas

Based Horham 1945 – 7 May 1945

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Off Benacre Ness 7 May 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into North Sea off Benacre Ness. KIA

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK


Date Contributor Update
03 August 2021 10:30:24 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2020 22:03:10 Philipd Changes to biography and events

Air Power History Fall 2019 Morton, Tyler, Colonel USAF. LINGUISTS GET THEIR WINGS: AIRBORNE VOICE INTERCEPT OPERATORS IN WORLD WAR II . page 21-28. Ed Bubloz Jr. is specifically noted.

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2017 13:04:19 Lucy May Changes to surname, service number, highest rank, role, biography and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia