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Ernest Wallace York


Assigned to 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).



Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 652nd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...


Event Location Date
Born Newark, NJ 16 February 1919

Son of Rose York.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 23 May 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Lived in Roselle Park, NJ 1943
Based Watton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 15 October 1988
Buried Glen Haven Memorial Park Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, MD 18 October 1988

Glen Haven Memorial Park
Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland


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27 September 2014 18:09:12 AAM AAM ingest

Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 33 (photo) / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia