He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940, and he was listed as an employee of the Federal Government, employed at the Main Post Office, Chicago, Illinois. He was 5' 9" tall; weighed 155 pounds; had brown hair, brown eyes and a 'dark' complexion. He entered the service on 04 August 1942 from Chicago, Illinois. He enlisted as a Private; he had two years of college education, was single, with dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Post office clerks".
In the Special December 25th 1944 Edition of 'Flaps Up' – the 437th's newspaper – Sergeant Ed Ahern was listed as one of the staff artists. He was listed on General Order #09, dated 31 March 1944, that authorized the award of the Good Conduct Medal to various 437th TCG personnel
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Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...
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