Edward Powell Lee, Jr.


Mechanical Engineering

Anderson, SC

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 Information

MACRE  #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.

Copied from Americam Battle Monument Commission Website

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
Died: 8-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot D Row 5 Grave 21
Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupre, Belgium

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