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Edwin D Katz


Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Mission to Mannheim, hit by flak, his body returned aboard 44-8484. 13-Jan-45, Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.



  • Silas Ashwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Auston Caplinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Selwyn Flowers

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • James O'Leary

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Air Medals; Air Medal Bronze Star Distinguished Flying Cross Presidential Unit Citation Purple Heart Silver Star

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31060 Poque Ma Hone

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G #42-31060 was delivered to Cheyenne 11/9/43; Assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group [GN-N] and arrived at Molesworth on 18 October 1943. It was nicknamed "Poque Ma Hone" or POGUE-MA-HONE. (Gaelic for Kiss My Ass!) ...

  • 44-8038

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG Bassingbourn 2/8/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 10/44; landing accident with Wallace Wildstein 27/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8047

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Dallas 17/6/44; Langley 8/7/44; Dow Fd 2/8/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-Z] Grafton Underwood 5/9/44; crash landed UK, 20/10/44, Sal; repaired transferred 379BG Kimbolton 4/1/45; dec with w 5/1/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance...

  • 44-8484

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 26/9/44; Hunter 26/10/44; Dow Fd 31/10/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-W] Molesworth 5/1/45; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with Capt Hugh Johnson, Maj Glynn Sinmake, Herb Hanson, Bob Wallace {ex nav}, Wallace Burkett, Gene Edwards, Bob...


  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 791

    13 January 1945

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Middlesex County, MA, USA 1922
Lived in Massachusetts, USA 1941
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 14 December 1942
Based Molesworth August 1944 – 13 January 1945

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Mannheim, Germany 13 January 1945

Killed in Action (KIA) 13-Jan-45, mission to Mannheim , hit by flak, his body returned aboard 44-8484.

Buried 14 January 1945

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial


Date Contributor Update
20 June 2020 18:04:48 Hotelie1970 Changes to awards

Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster from General Order 324 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Major General Williams, dated 12 September 1944.

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2017 12:57:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2017 09:57:47 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /