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He was a gunner in crew #14 on the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in April 1942.
He was later killed in action over the Mediterranean Sea. His remains were not recovered but he is memorialized in Nettuno, Italy.
His DFC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Sergeant Edwin Vance Bain (ASN: 6561290), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Gunner of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Sergeant Bain with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.
Action Date: April 18, 1942
Service: Army Air Forces
Company: 1st Special Aviation Project
Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force
Crew #14 (Plane #40-2297, target Nagoya): 89th Recon Sq. L-R:
Lt. James H. Macia Jr., navigator/bombardier;
Maj. John A. Hilger, pilot;
SSgt. Jacob Eierman, flight engineer;
Lt. Jack A. Sims, copilot; SSgt. Edwin V. Bain, radio op/gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo)