Hiro, Edwin Walfred, Maj Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Last Unit
1944-1944, M 1055, 357th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Major

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1916
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Chisholm, Minnesota
Last Address
RAF Leiston (USAAF 373), Suffolk, England

Casualty Date
Sep 19, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Germany
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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 Unit Assignments
USAAF InstallationsUS AIR FORCE/Air Ace363rd Fighter Squadron357th Fighter Group
  1942-1944, M 0273, USAAF Installations
  1944-1944, M 1055, US AIR FORCE/Air Ace
  1944-1944, M 1065, 363rd Fighter Squadron
  1944-1944, M 1055, 357th Fighter Group
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang4
 Combat and Operations History
  1944-1944 Missions/Operations/Various Missions over Italy 1944
  1944-1944 Missions/Operations/Various Missions over Germany 1944
  1944-1944 Missions/Operations/France (Various Operations) 1944
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat. He was killed by machine gun or cannon fire from a German fighter aircraft. He was first buried temporarily in a Catholic cemetery in Vreden, Germany near his crash site and he is memorialized at Margraten, Netherlands; but the present location of his remains is unknown.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII_28016#.VBoajsa0JuY
www.adoptiegraven-database.nl/index.php
www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/357th_Fighter_Group#Squadron_commanders
www.cebudanderson.com/franz.htm
www.cebudanderson.com/arnhemaffair.htm
http://www.cieldegloire.fr/fg_357.php
 
   
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