Ehrlich, Edgar A., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 98th Bomb Wing
Service Years
1949 - 1951
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St. Louis, MO
Last Address
Yokota Air Base, Japan

Casualty Date
Apr 10, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery - University City, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


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Aircrew Officer (basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
343rd Bombardment Squadron, Medium98th Bomb Wing
  1951-1951, 343rd Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1951-1951, 98th Bomb Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1951-1951, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 10-APR-1951
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 44-62108
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 98th Bmb Wg. Night intruder mission against Sinanju/Kunu-ri, two engines out, crash landed at Taegu AB, total loss due to battle damage.

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/


http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=84407

 

First Lieutenant Ehrlich was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Wing. On April 10, 1951, while on a night intruder mission against Sinanju and Kunu-ri, North Korea, two of the aircraft's engines stopped and the plane crash landed at Taegu Airfield (K-2), South Korea. His remains were recovered.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_9320#.U2WVUSgbFVU


 

   
Comments/Citation
 
Birth:  Mar. 15, 1921
Death:  Apr. 10, 1951

First Lieutenant Ehrlich was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Wing.

On April 10, 1951, while on a night intruder mission against Sinanju and Kunu-ri, North Korea, two of the aircraft's engines stopped and the plane crash landed at Taegu Airfield (K-2), South Korea. His remains were recovered.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

 
 
Burial:
Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery
University City
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
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