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Edmund J Radke Jr

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed at Klein Ebersdorf on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42-102667, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102667 'Yankee Wine'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-C] Horham 3/5/44; 4m, transferred 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 8/6/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Bob Schomp, Co-pilot: Henry Preher, Navigator: Bob...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 July 1944

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2020 01:32:34 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2020 01:25:00 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 100th BG per info in the Bomb squadron description.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2020 01:14:08 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and biography
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Removed the "Possible DUPLICATE" flag in the Nickname field and then removed the duplicate person.
Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2020 16:52:48 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
Sources

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2020 17:01:00 jmoore43 Changes to surname, middlename and suffix
Sources

Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field and moving the last name from the middle name field to the surname field.

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

MACR 7814 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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