Niland, Edward F., T/Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 759-Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner, AAF MOS
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 759, POW/MIA
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Technical Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Honorably Discharged WW II


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The Niland brothers were four American brothers from Tonawanda, New York, serving in the military during World War II. Of the four, two survived the war, but for a time it was believed that only one, Frederick Niland, had survived. Frederick was sent back to the United States to complete his service and only later learned that his brother Edward, missing and presumed dead, was actually captive in a Japanese POW camp in Burma. Steven Spielberg's film Saving Private Ryan is loosely based on the brothers' story.
   
Other Comments:
Technical Sergeant Edward Niland (1912–1984)[1], U.S. Army Air Forces. Imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp, captured on May 16, 1944; liberated on May 4, 1945.[1][3] Edward had parachuted from his B-25 Mitchell[4] and wandered the jungles of Burma before being captured. Edward lived in Tonawanda until his death in 1984 at the age of 72.
   
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 Unit Assignments
POW/MIA
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 759, POW/MIA
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