Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Edward C. Ayling.
Unit/Placed in, 878th Bomber Squadron, 499th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.
Edward is born approx. on 20 Oct. 1913 in Chicago, Illinois.
Father, William H. Ayling.
Mother, Emma E.D. (Ebel) Ayling.
Sister(s), Georgia W. and Martha W. Ayling.
Brother(s), Infant, William H. Thomas, Paul K. and Alfred W. Ayling.
Spouse, Lorraine B. (Ebeling) Ayling.
Edward enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 16034200.
Edward‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,
1st Lt. Leo E. Conway Pilot
2nd Lt. Francis G. Lougee Co Pilot
2nd Lt. John R. Hartsock Navigator
2nd Lt. Thomas V. Nevin Bombardier
2nd Lt. Clyde E. Simmonds Engineer
T/Sgt. Edward C. Ayling Radio Operator
Sgt. Marvin S. Green Central Fire Control
Sgt. J. L. Payne Radar Obsever
Sgt. Kenneth W. Swanson Tail Gunner
Cpl. Bernhard J. Campeau Left (Waist) Gunner
Cpl. Joseph Cullen Right (Waist) Gunner
Edward was KIA when they were attacked on the Combat Mission, shot and Crashed on 18 December 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star 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.
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
Edward C. Ayling, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against an armed hostile force while serving with the FIFTH Air Force in the Pacific Theater of Action during World War II.