Edmund L DECKER

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERT-223119
AGE23 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1920
STATEJackson County MISSOURI
FAMILYFather: Hazel A DECKER
RANKFlying / Officier
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENT MI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT17 august 1943
SQUADRON361th Fighter Squadron
GROUP356th Fighter Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH8 june 1944decker edmund l tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHHameau de Bréquigny - St-Martin-Osmonville
DATA PLAN

P-47 Thunderbolt - type D-11-RE - s/n 42-75556 QI*K

P 47N Thunderbolt
Macr: 5589
Mission: Recognition army Beauvais sector
Take-Off Station 369 Martlesham Heath, Suffolk UK
Note that the MACR shows the base 25 miles SW of Beauvais (60), while the p-47.database located Maucomble(76)
Hit a high-voltage line in the strafing of a road convoy - Crashes ground and explodes - 08h50

CEMETERY TEMPORARYOriginally buried in Champigny-la-Futelaye (27) and identified in 1946 and re-buried at Colleville
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D1640
DECORATION
Distinguished Flying Crossdfc
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Air Medal + 3 Oak leaf cluster
usaf  8AIRFORCE 356fg 361FS
STORY

Officer of the USAAF, Flying Officer Edmund L Decker is assigned to the 361st Fighter Squadron / 356th Fighter Group from March to 8 June 1944, when he was killed in action during his 30th war mission. During the visit he performed in that unit, he won 1 victory confirmed air combat.

The April 13, 1944 (Mission 88), the L.Col Tukey led a mission of penetration between 12 h 18 and 16 h 06. Finding himself separated from Group near Nieuport, Major Montgomery met two Fw 190 near Huy he shade without delay. Meanwhile, the rest of the Group of attack terrestrial targets in southern Kaiserlauten and airfield where Bishwiller 2 Me 110 are destroyed on the ground while 4 He 111 are damaged by Lt Lee on airfield 'Hagenow.

On June 8, Captain Strait led a bombing hunting mission between 4 pm and 7 pm 54 59 (143 Mission). After crossing the coast at the height of Dieppe, the American team became head of Forges-Rouen area. The 359th Fighter Squadron 360 and destroying several ground targets; locomotives, vehicles. In against part, Lt. Joseph Obosla is lost, probably affected by the blast from the explosion of a bomb. It crashes near Rouen. For its part, the 361st Fighter Squadron destroyed two locomotives and three other enndommage. While it is on the way back, Lt. Robert A. Coughenour ( 359th ) sees his oil pressure drop. It crashed off the coast of Orfordness.

The L.Col Tukey led the second mission of the day beginning at 7 am 13. Hit by the Flak up to Boulogne, Tukey should turn around. The rest of the drivers then destroy several ground targets while the 361st Fighter Squadron lost F / O Edmund L Decker , hit by gunfire from the ground while bullets the ground near Bouconvillers. As for Lt. Ray Engle, it disappears in the area of Abbeville after indicating radio that his fuel level was low.

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In the 5th tour of the day, the Group loses two additional drivers. Lt. James B Smith parachutes east of Amiens after being struck in combat by Me 109.

He managed to evade capture and regain Britain in August. Lt. Lee will share less fortunate. Hit by gunfire from the ground while bullets ground targets, it crashes near Montdidier.

 
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361th Fighter Squadron (Mai 1944) - Edmund DECKER (Cross)

INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Paris-normandie.fr - Findagrave.com - Cieldegloire.com
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Findagrave.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud