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310thBG,380thBS,M/Sgt Ed Talley, AAC- USAF
1943 | Italy
M/Sgt Edwin Talley;
Edwin Carl Talley, Sgt., Radio-Gunner. Survived the bail out, evidently evaded capture, eventually re-enlisted, career Air Force. Died of a Heart Attack while serving in Germany 06 June 1966.
World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946.
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 14053155 NAME; TALLEY EDWIN C; RESIDENCE: STATE; NORTH CAROLINA
RESIDENCE: GUILFORD PLACE OF ENLISTMENT; CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA DATE OF ENLISTMENT 10 Oct. 1941 GRADE: PVT# Private BRANCH: AC# Air Corps BRANCH: Air Corps
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL Civil Life NATIVITY; NORTH CAROLINA YEAR OF BIRTH 1923
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP White, citizen EDUCATION 2 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION Unskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c.
MARITAL STATUS Single, without dependents
North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000 Name: Edward C Talley Event Type: birth Birth Date: 7 Feb 1924
Birth County: Guilford Parent Name: Edwin P Talley Roll Number: NCVR_B_C046_66002
U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 Name: Edwin Carl Talley Race: White Birth Date: 7 Feb 1923
Birth Place: Greensboro, North Carolina Residence: Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina
Registration Year: 1945 Relationship: Self (Head)
Social Security Death Index Name: Edwin Talley SSN: 245-12-4676 Born: 7 Feb 1924 Died: Jun 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)
U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 Name: Edwin Talley Gender: Male
Birth Date: 7 Feb 1923 Death Date: 3 Jun 1966
Enlistment Date 1: 10 Oct 1941 --- Release Date; 3 Jun 1966
1966 | Germany
M/Sgt Edwin Talley; Wednesday, 22 September 1943
380th BS War Diary: Back to work we went today. Our objective was the Road Bridge and switchback just north of Grottaminarda, Italy. It was a highly successful mission. Due to intense flak encountered over the target, Lt. Hanlon’s B-25 was hit with a direct burst of flak. The three men in the rear of the ship bailed out. Lt. Hanlon however, expertly piloted the stricken bomber to a friendly field.
Hanlon, James Augustus, Jr., 1Lt, pilot
380th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # :
Mission Report # 129 Date- Sep 22 1943
Target- Rd. Bridge & Switchback at 946765 (Just N Squadron airplanes- twelve of Grottaminarda)
After the splendid work that our Group performed on the Castelnuovo Rd Jcn. that resulted in the destruction of 1800 M/T trapped on the severed roads, we have gained greater glory in our tactical work. Knowing of its importance, higher Command assigned us to destroy the Rd Bridge & Switchback at 946765 which is just N of Grottaminarda. A perfect piece of bombing was turned in by our bombardiers that resulted in direct hits on the bridge and severance of both the N & S legs of the bridge by our bomb strings. Flak of a “slight growing to moderate” intensity was experienced. It was enough, however, to plant a direct burst of flak in the bombay of Lt. Hanlon’s plane, causing a fire there. The three members of the crew in the rear of the ship, Sgts. Marquis, Talley and Pvt. Loy bailed out excited and believing the ship was going down.A/C No. 11 aircraft unidentified (flak damage - crash landed at Palermo) P Hanlon, James Augustus, Jr., 2Lt CP Newkirk, Renford Raymond, 2Lt N None B Donahue, Francis E., S/Sgt
E NoneR Talley, Edwin C., Sgt (bailed out, MIA) G Marquis, Wesley W., S/Sgt (bailed out, POW) RG Loy, R.L. (i.o.), Pvt (bailed out, MIA)
Barbi Ennis Connolly, 319th and 321st BG Historian and 57th Bomb Wing Historical Researcher with the HISTORY TEAM of John T Fitzgrald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Connolly. PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com