Clair Bernard EDEL

 

EDEL CLAIR b

Source of the portrait photograph: Pilot Class Book 43-K, Moore Field, Texas. Courtesy of my Fields of Honor Database colleague Ria who indexed this class book.

NUMBER OF SERVICEO-700834
AGE23  yo
DATE OF BIRTH8 December 1921
Haverhill, Marshall County, IOWA
ETATMason City, IOWA
FAMILY

Parents: Charles Henry & Anna Margaret STALZER EDEL

Siblings: Alice Clara, Elmer W., Louise Lovetta, Irene Mary, Joan Maxine, Esther Marie, Shirley Ann,
Barbara Jean & Karen Elizabeth

RANKSecond Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTUnskilled occupations in manufacture of automobiles, IA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1 July  1942 Des Moines IOWA
 SQUADRON313rd Fighter Squadron
  GROUP50th Fighter Group
ARMY9th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH26 August 1944EDEL CLAIR b tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHNear Oissel - South of Rouen
DATA PLAN

 

P-47 Thunderbolt - type D-22 - s/n 42-25759

P 47N Thunderbolt

Macr: 10858

Mission: Ground troops support

Takeoff site A-17 Méautis (50)

Shot in aerial combat with hunter
Messerschmitt Me109 - Photo of the site www.deviantart.comMe109 Klaus Mietusch - 14h45

 

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
I2726
DECORATION

 Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

am 3olc

Photo FDLM

victory medal

usaf 9af 50fg 313fs
STORY

KIA 26-8-1944 as pilot of P-47D / #42-25759 / MACR 108/58.

Took off Meautis, France, on an armored column support to Oissel, France.

Shot down by Me-109's and crashed in the Rouen area, France.

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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOAad.archives.gov - Francecrashes39-45.net - Findagrave.com - Frédéric LAVERNHE - USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries - Abmc.gov
PROGRAMMERClive, Frédéric & Renaud