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Edward Hall Cosgriff Jr


Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 10th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron
  • 55th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Abbots Ripton

    Military site : non-airfield
    Strategic Air Depots were given separate station numbers to avoid confusion with the main airfield operation; the 2nd Strategic Air Depot, originally at Little Staughton, moved to Alconbury in March 1944 as that airfield, well served by road and rail,...

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...


Event Location Date
Born Burlingame, CA, USA 2 June 1923

Son of Edward H and Marion B Cosgriff.

Lived in San Mateo County, CA, USA 1941
Enlisted 1810 J Ave, Sheppard AFB, TX 76311, USA 17 February 1943

Sheppard Field,
Witchita Falls, TX

Based Wittering 18 September 1944 – 23 September 1945

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 7 December 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promotion Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 11 February 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Based Abbots Ripton 23 September 1945 – November 1945

Transferred to 10th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK November 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Arnold, CA, USA 10 August 1991
Buried 183 Jones St, Murphys, CA 95247, USA September 1991

Buena Vista Cemetery
Calaveras County, CA


Date Contributor Update
22 July 2018 15:16:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:23 AAM AAM ingest

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