Fisher, Edwin Oratio, Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1947, AAF MOS 1055, Air Force Bases/ Installations
Service Years
1936 - 1947
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Portland, Oregon
Last Address
Andrews Field, Maryland

Date of Passing
Mar 28, 1947
 
Location of Interment
River View Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 122, Lot 253, Grave 3

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 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
In the Line of Duty
  2014, In the Line of Duty


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He downed 7 enemy aircraft in aerial combat in WWII. He also destroyed 3 flying bombs, 25 enemy vehicles, and 5 locomotives.
He was killed in a flying accident in an AT-6F Texan near Norristown, PA,  Mar 28, 1947, while serving with the 64th Army Air Force Base Unit at Andrews Field, MD.
Due to a glitch in the system his Air Medals shown are incorrect. His actual total was 18.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain (Air Corps) Edwin O. Fisher, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the NINTH Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Air Force, General Orders No. 267 (1944)

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 377th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 362d Fighter Group

Division: 9th Air Force

   
Other Comments:
Sources: 
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=529
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=46955
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_362.php
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/362ndfightergroup/page15.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IX_Fighter_Command
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101523809/edwin-o-fisher
Video about his V1 kills:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH722bP8S1E
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army National Guard (ARNG)Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)377th Fighter Squadron
362nd Fighter Group379th Fighter SquadronAir Force Bases/ Installations
  1936-1939, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1942-1942, US Army Reserve (USAR)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 377th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 362nd Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 379th Fighter Squadron
  1945-1947, AAF MOS 1055, Air Force Bases/ Installations
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  AT-6 Texan  
  1943-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)2
  1947-1947, AT-6 Texan
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