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Edward Walter Eichmann

Military

Assigned to 382BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on Joe Tate's crew in 1943. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Joseph Tate

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot / Command pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Shot down 22-Dec-43 in B-24 42-41002. Killed in Action (KIA). Tate was acting command pilot. MACR 2183 Awards: SS, DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), Croix de Guerre ( with palm leaf), PH.

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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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ramona, KS 20 December 1919

Son of Frederick Eichmann.

Lived in Milwaukee, WI July 1941
Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 19 January 1942

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Based Hardwick 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 382BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Two Rivers, WI 5 March 1993
Buried Wood National Cemetery Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI 8 March 1993

Wood National Cemetery
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2021 10:36:59 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/685831697
https://www.fold3.com/record/46832333/edward-w-eichmann-social-security-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84374577/edward-w-eichmann-wwii-army-enlist...
https://www.fold3.com/record/717319211/eichmann-edward-w-u-s-veterans-gr...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2906392/edward-w-eichmann

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2017 15:46:06 general ira snapsorter Changes to media associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster
- Paul Hays

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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