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Edward C Erker


Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of Notre Dame.


Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-50703 Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.


Event Location Date
Born 1921
Died Carleton Rode, Norfolk UK 9 February 1945
Buried Norwood, MA, USA

Highland Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts USA


Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 15:41:32 usxpat Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

MACR 8911
The Liberator Men of Old Buc, Andrew S Low Jr.
Find A Grave Memorial# 119878395

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:16 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc