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Edward Michael Ahern

Military

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

Service

Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    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...

  • 85th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    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...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born 13 February 1914
Died 17 July 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2019 20:49:36 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Draft registration
NARA AAD
Chicago Tribune
25 December 1944 issue 'Flaps Up' - 437th TCG
General Order #09, dated 31 March 1944

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