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Edward J Garcia

Military

Ran out of fuel and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-24 'Bombs Away' #42-95096, Interned (INT).

Service

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Richmond, California
Interned (INT) Switzerland 12 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2021 21:35:26 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Added a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a location for the INT event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2017 15:50:12 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 6928;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6928 & Page 276 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458

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