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Edward H Wagner


Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME (6 Bronze stars).



  • William Chapman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with


  • 42-75610 'Muscle Bound #2'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Chartres. A/C Abandoned after propellor ran away. Pilot 2Lt Lawrence Casey baled out after engine failure near Bernay, France. EVD MACR 5581.

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Born Erie County, PA, USA 22 April 1916

Son of Edward O and Clara M [McKinney] Wagner.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 20 December 1941
Based Duxford 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried 7880 Edinboro Rd, Erie, PA 16509, USA February 2008

Erie County Memorial Gardens
Erie County

Died Erie, PA, USA 16 February 2008


Date Contributor Update
27 December 2017 11:18:28 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book Duxford Diary by the Duxford Aviation Society, 1989 edition