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Peckham, Edward Lawrence

Individual Personnel Data
Name Peckham, Edward Lawrence   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 32286373   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Additional Information
Appointed Technical Sergeant effective 25 April 1943 per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 15 April 1943.
Related Documents Post Loss Document File #2 (0.820 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
Flt. Ofcr. Burgoon, Howard CyrilPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kress, Victor CharlesCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Wilmot, David Barr, "P B"NavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Hunt, Tom J EBombardierEV
S/SGT. McFarland, Harold SylvesterRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Peckham, Edward LawrenceEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Aguiar, William (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Ullmer, Henry JosephTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Ashworth, George (NMI)Flexible GunnerEV
S/SGT. Jenkins, Roland HaristonFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑30031 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑30031 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Attacked by enemy aircraft; last seen with three engines smoking, diving at a 45° angle; five chutes reported. Crashed in Bernouville, France (6km west of Gisors). No MACR.
Sortie Report

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