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Edward O Ball

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29988, Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29988 'The Uncouth Bastard'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 24/5/43 LUCIFER JR. with Melvin Hecker, Bill Cormany, Edwin Frost, Harry Becker, Bob Crain, Bob Roeder, Earl Miller, Jim O’Hara, Chas...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 14 October 1943
Died 14 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2020 22:47:02 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Added connections to the 8th AF and to 8th AF mission #115 for 14 Oct 1943.

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2020 22:27:24 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 914 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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