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Edward J Whitelaw

Military

POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Hugena in B-17 Chatterbox #42102502
24 Aug 1944: A/C peeled out of formation in flames and began to lose altitude. Then in a quick succession, the left wing broke off and the plane blew up. Only two men escaped: Ball turret gunner Ed Whitelaw and Tail gunner Gene Weiss.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102502 Chatterbox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 7/4/44; transferred 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Chas Jennings, Co-pilot: Styrlin Scogin, Navigator: Delmar...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Aztec, New Mexico, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 August 1944 – 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8283 / MACR 8283; Snetterton Falcons, pg 179, 187 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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