Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Edward L. Austin.
Unit/Placed in, 421st Bomber Squadron, 504th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.
Edward is born approx. on 1925.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Edward enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 2076496.
Edward‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,
Capt. James B. Collier Pilot
F/O Ralph E. Dixon Co Pilot
2nd Lt. James S. Morgan Navigator
2nd Lt. Edward L. Austin Radar Operator
F/O Robert W. Suit Bombardier
SSgt. H. E. Ritchie Radio Operator
TSgt. Jack L. Blackmon Engineer
SSgt. Joseph P. Urcivoli Right Waist Gunner
Sgt. S. M. Boyd Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. M. H. Doring Tail Gunner
SSgt. R. M. Knouse Central Fire Control
Edward was KIA on way back from the Mission to Osaka the Engines Backfired, they ran out of Fuel and they crashed in the Sea on 7 June 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, 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, https://rjs.org/ww2/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com