Edward James Bride

Sgt. Edward Bride 1945
Sgt. Edward Bride 1945
Recent Address: 70 Laurel Street, Manchester, CT 06040
E-mail Address: jamesbride1@sbcglobal.net
Family Info: Michael & Ann Bride- parents; Isabel J. Bride- wife
Hometown: Bristol, CT
Date Entered Service: September 18, 1942
Service Number: 31341059
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India (September, 1944)
Missions Flown: 12 missions in XXth Bomber Command; 20 missions in XXIst Bomber Command
Hump Missions: Was temporarily assigned to the C-109 Provisional Tanker Group
Targets: Numerous in CBI; Marianas: Kobe (2), Nagoya (2), Tokyo (2), Yokomana (1), Osaka (2), Omuta (1), Toyohachi (1), Kure (2), Okayama (1), Takamatsu (1), Sendai (1), Utsonomiya (1), Fukui (1), Takarazaka (1), Amori (1)
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Theater with 6 stars
Service Schools: Navy preflight air school 10/1942; Army Air Corp 3/1943; Central Fire Control 12/1943
MOS: CFC Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 'Wham Bam' 42-24469, 'Univited' 42-6409, 'Windy City II' 42-24486, 'Flying Jackass' 42-24580
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Date Transferred from the 58th: August 25, 1945
Date Discharged: November 1, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Pratt & Whitney Company- Quality Control
Thoughts About the 58th: My Father was very proud of his service to his country and his association with the members of his crew.
Comments: Mr. Bride passed away December 8, 2005 and is buried at East Cemetery in Manchester, CT.
Sgt. Bride and crew
Sgt. Bride and crew

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