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Atwell Jr. , Edward Victor

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Edward Victor Atwell Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 673rd Bomber Squadron, 417th Bomber Group, Light.


Edward is born approx. on 19 Jan. 1920 in Texas.

Father, Edward V. Atwell Sr.

Mother and Siblings, No Record Available.


Edward enlisted the service in Texas with service number # O-80375.


Edward‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

1st Lt.           Edward V. Atwell Jr.         Pilot

2nd Lt.          Cheater N. Burns              Co Pilot

S/Sgt.           Wilford F. Schappell           Crew Chief

Capt.            Randall M. Dorton Jr.        Passenger

S/Sgt.           Haynes C. Jump                Passenger

Corp.            Dillard Earmon                 Passenger

Corp.            Paul T. Donahue                Passenger

1st Lt.           Robert J. Arndt                Passenger

S/Sgt.           Samuel F. Carter               Passenger

Corp.            Norman R. Suhr                Passenger


Edward was KIA when on an administrative flight bound for Saidor, new Guinea but they never arrived at their destination on 22 May 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, United States Aviator Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Edward was first buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

His and the Remains of the crew were recovered and Buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/41-29692.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com


1st Lt. Atwell was killed in an airplane crash and initially listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative Date of Death of May 23, 1945. Following the war, his remains were interred with the rest of the crew and buried in a group burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. His name is permanently listed 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.

673rd Bomber Squadron
417th Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
Nadzab Airfield, New Guinea
Nose art plane
Squadron from 417th Bomber Group
His rank First Lieutenant