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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
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/