French, Edward, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1036-Bombardier
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1984, AAF 1036, POW/MIA
Service Years
- 1943


Second Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Erie, PA

Casualty Date
Nov 25, 1943
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Papua New Guinea
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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USAAF 5th Air ForcePOW/MIA
  1942-1943, AAF 1036, 64th Bombardment Squadron, 43rd Bombardment Group
  1943-1984, AAF 1036, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II
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 2LT Edward “Ed” French

Edward French, 2nd Lt. Edward French, was born May 14, 1918, a son of the late Louis and Marie French, died November 25, 1943. When his plane was reported missing in the Pacific near New Guinea in November of 1943, Ed was a loving brother, taken too soon from his grieving family. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps Ed is survived by two sisters, Betty Higby and Myrtle Lynch. Deceased family members are brothers, Uhbert French, Ken French, Louis French, Neil French and Thomas French; sisters, Nancy Clorley and Sally Yates; and his wife, Winnie Hewett French. We are grateful to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel office for their extended work on our behalf. We are also grateful to Albert Kirk Beute, one of Ed’s great-nephews, for his efforts while serving in Bosnia to reopen Ed’s MIA status. Albert’s efforts led to the return of Ed’s remains to rest in peace next to his beloved parents. Military Honors will be accorded on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Cemetery. Rev. G.H. Trumbo of Wesley United Methodist Church will also participate. Arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road. To send condolences, visit Sign the guestbook at

Published in the Erie Times-News on September 24, 2009
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