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Edward Anton Skapin

Military

Ed flew 30 missions as a B-17 Aerial Gunner in the European Theater with the 100th Bomb Group.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31895 Miss-Chief

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Grenier 11/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 16/2/44; Missing in Action Misburg/Hamburg 31/12/44 with Paul Carroll, Co-pilot: Harry Winger, Navigator: George Klare,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio, USA 29 April 1924
Enlisted Columbus, Ohio, USA 18 November 1942

Ft Hayes

Died Springfield, Ohio, USA 21 December 2019
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2020 19:31:59 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a Enlisted event per records at Fold3.com.
Source: https://www.fold3.com/record/84286013-edward-a-skapin

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2020 18:20:36 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a unit connection to the 8th AF.

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2020 18:18:29 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added biography info per obituary at Legacy.com.

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2020 18:12:41 jmoore43 Changes to middlename
Sources

Updated middle name per obit at Legacy.com.
Source: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=edward-skapin&p...

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2020 18:05:06 jmoore43 Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 100th BG listed in the A/C description.
Updated Born event and added Died event per obit at Legacy.com.
Source: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=edward-skapin&p...

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2018 00:11:40 jmoore43 Changes to service number and highest rank
Sources

Information from 100th BG website.

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2018 22:47:19 jmoore43 Changes to highest rank, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Information provide by Edward's son Larry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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