Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Clyde Clinton Edwards.
Unit/Placed in, Commander Aircraft Seventh Fleet, United States Naval Reserve.
“Petty Officer Edwards was killed in an aircraft crash and initially listed as Missing in Action with an administrative date of death as February 4, 1946. Following the war, the aircraft was located and he was identified. He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Clyde is born on 18 September 1919 in Texas.
Father, Dewitt Acles Edwards.
Mother, Onie Eta (Pricer) Edwards.
Sister(s), Lois E. and Margaret Louise Edwards.
Spouse, Alberta Faye (Gulley) Edwards.
Clyde enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3570390.
Clyde‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)- were,
Ltjg. John D. Gross Pilot
Ens. Maurice D. Linder Co Pilot
AMM1. George H. Beier Jr. Passenger
ARM2. Alva L. Cloepvil Passenger
AMM1. Frank H. Dodge Passenger
AMM1. Dale E. Drake Passenger
AMM2. Clyde C. Edwards Passenger
ACMM. William H. Eldridge Passenger
AMM1. Leroy R. Hamilton Passenger
SMN1. Donald E. Huddelston Passenger
AMM2. Robert E. Keil Passenger
PHM2. Lee R. Morris Passenger
Machinist Ben W. Murray Passenger
AMM2. Marlin R. Myers Passenger
AMM2. Leo Suire Passenger
AMM1. Charles H. Zaremba Passenger
Clyde was KIA the plane took off from Mareeba Airfield on a flight to Cairns Airfield then took off again on a flight bound for Momote Airfield on Los Negros Island where it never arrived his destination (it was crashed at New Guinea) on 23 July 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
He was first buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
After his Recovery an Rosette was placed with his name and he is now buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/
On October 1, 1970 the two man patrol from the New Guinea Administration located the skeletal remains of an indeterminate number of personnel at the crash site. These remains were recovered and turned over to the U. S. military.
The crew were individually identified with five buried not individually identified. The remains were transported to the Philippines and United States for permanent burial.
Petty Officer Edwards was killed in an aircraft crash and initially listed as Missing in Action with an administrative date of death as February 4, 1946. Following the war, the aircraft was located and he was identified. He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.