Edward Codman

2nd Lt Edward R Codman was assigned to the 459th BG 759th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Navigator.

Involved in crash on 6/3/1945 of plane headed to southern Europe to survey the damage previously perpetrated by U. S. bombing missions. The B-24 was flying through valleys at extremely low altitudes so that the crew members could make their observations. As the plane was approaching the little hamlet of Kalwang, Austria, the plane banked as the pilot chose an adjoining valley. That alternate valley quickly faded into a taller mountain, offering no outlet. The pilot desperately attempted to climb to a higher elevation, but the four engine B-24 was no match for the steep incline. The plane would not be able to clear the crest of the mountain and inevitably crashed into it.

Edward Codman lived untill 1967 and was taken by cancer


2nd Lt Edward R Codman - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

2nd Lt Edward R Codman

Lt. Edward R Codman is in back row far right - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Lt. Edward R Codman is in back row far right

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Rank Order Date Award
Ribbon
Device

F/O

1809

03/27/1945

AM
Air Medal (AM)

F/O

2688

04/23/1945

AM/1OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

2nd Lt

3437

05/25/1945

AM/2OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)


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