Edward Powell Lee, Jr.
Army Air Force, First Lieutenant
361 Fighter Squadron, 356 Fighter Group
Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Jan 27, 1923
Jun 8, 1944
Two wingmen reported they were strafing a German armored convoy east of Montdidier, France. This was their fifth mission of the day, four days after D-Day. Lt. Lee's P-47 Thunderbolt was observed climbing in flames. It stalled and crashed.
Ardennes American Military Cemetery, Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium; Plot D, Row 5, Grave 21
Additional InformationMACRE #5590 Date: 8 June 1944 Location: AAF Station F-369 Group: 356th Fighter Squadron: 361st Fitr. Rank: 1st Lt. Type of Aircraft: P47-D20 Aircraft Serial Number: 42-76422 Type of Mission: Dive Bombing
On June 8th, 1944, the aircraft piloted by 1st Lt. Edward Lee was shot down over Montdidier, France. 1st Lt. Lee’s aircraft was seen falling down in flames. Lee was the only person onboard the aircraft.
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Edward P. Lee, Jr.
|First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # O-812449 361st Fighter Squadron, 356th Fighter Group</H3< td>|
|Entered the Service from: Mississippi
Buried at: Plot D Row 5 Grave 21
Ardennes American Cemetery