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Edmund J Beck

Military

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Became a pediatrician in civilian life.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron
  • 487th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Harris County, TX, USA 1 August 1921

Son of Edmund A and Link Land [Anderson] Beck.

Enlisted Houston, TX, USA 1 August 1942
Based Bodney 1945

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 29 April 1945

Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried Beaumont, TX, USA November 2000

Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Beaumont
Jefferson County
Texas
USA.

Died Beaumont, TX, USA 21 November 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 10:25:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2016 15:58:16 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84821752_edmund_j%20beck/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/60748782_edmund_j%20beck/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Beck&GSfn=Edmund&G...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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