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Ellis, Edward Porter

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Edward Porter Ellis.

Unit/Placed in, Assigned to Cargoflight with, Marine Bombing Squadron 612.

 

Edward is born approx. 1920 in New Jersey.

 

Father, Landrum Ellis.

Mother, Josephine Ellis.

 

Edward enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 0-168812.

 

Edward’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a PBJ-2J were,

1st Lt. Myren C. Petersen             Pilot

1st Lt. Calvin A. Swallow              Engineer

T/Sgt. Frank Brown                    Radio Operator

Sgt.    Paul S. Teckenbroeck         Gunner        

Corp.   Glenn H. Owen                  Gunner

Sgt.    Abram W. Stevens             Gunner

Lt.      Edward P. Ellis                 Passenger

 

 

Edward was KIA during the Cargoflight to Okinawa they were attacked on July 25, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Edward is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

Marine Bombing Squadron 612 (VMB-612)
Casualty List
Edward P. Ellis
His rank Lieutenant