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Edwin David Katz

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Mission to Mannheim, hit by flak, his body returned aboard 44-8484. 13-Jan-45, Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (4OLC), EAME, PH.

Service

People

  • Silas Ashwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Auston Caplinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Selwyn Flowers

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • James O'Leary

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: SS, DFC, BSM (2OLC), AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars), AF Commendation.

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31060 Pogue Ma Hone

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G #42-31060 was delivered to Cheyenne 11/9/43; Assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group [GN-N] and arrived at Molesworth on 18 October 1943. It was nicknamed "Poque Ma Hone" or POGUE-MA-HONE. (Gaelic for Kiss My Ass!) ...

  • 44-8038

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG Bassingbourn 2/8/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 10/44; landing accident with Wallace Wildstein 27/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8047

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Dallas 17/6/44; Langley 8/7/44; Dow Fd 2/8/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-Z] Grafton Underwood 5/9/44; crash landed UK, 20/10/44, Sal; repaired transferred 379BG Kimbolton 4/1/45; dec with w 5/1/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance...

  • 44-8484

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 26/9/44; Hunter 26/10/44; Dow Fd 31/10/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-W] Molesworth 5/1/45; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with Capt Hugh Johnson, Maj Glynn Sinmake, Herb Hanson, Bob Wallace {ex nav}, Wallace Burkett, Gene Edwards, Bob...

Missions

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 791

    13 January 1945

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Malden, Middlesex County, MA, USA 21 January 1924

Edwin David Katz (known within the family as "Doovie" and with David as his primary name) was the middle of three children born to Harry Katz (a Word War I veteran) and Dora Hurwitz Katz.

Lived in Massachusetts, USA 1941
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 14 December 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Based Molesworth August 1944 – 13 January 1945

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Mannheim, Germany 13 January 1945

Killed in Action (KIA) 13-Jan-45, mission to Mannheim , hit by flak, his body returned aboard 44-8484.

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 14 January 1945

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Independent Workmens Circle Cemetery West Roxbury, Suffolk County, MA 1948

Independent Workmens Circle Cemetery
West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2022 09:02:38 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/227986329/edwin-david-katz
Corrected photo crop on information from nephew and sister of Edwin Katz.

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 20:22:53 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/227986329/edwin-david-katz

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 18:57:39 RebDovid Changes to events
Sources

Biographical information comes from my mother, his older sister. Burial information comes from our family and my visits to his grave.

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2021 18:06:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763383
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/227986329/edwin-david-katz

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2020 18:04:48 Hotelie1970 Changes to awards
Sources

Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster from General Order 324 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Major General Williams, dated 12 September 1944.

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2017 12:57:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161248857/?terms=44-8038
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/223.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/248.pdf
https://www.fold3.com/page/83447961_edwin_d%20katz/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763383/?terms=O-719955https://www.fold3.c...

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2017 09:57:47 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-kl.html#K

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