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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
29 Sep 1923 2
1923 1
Florida 2
Florida 1
Death:
20 May 1945 2
Tinian Island, Marianas, Pacific Ocean 2
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Person:
Ronald H Eddins 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
29 Sep 1923 2
1923 1
Florida 2
Florida 1
Male 2
Death:
20 May 1945 2
Tinian Island, Marianas, Pacific Ocean 2
Cause: 1945- 9th Bomber Group on Tinian Island Mission #41, May 20. Mining. This crew, from the 1st Sqdn., crashed on takeoff 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 2
Residence:
Place: Escambia County, Florida 1
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Birth:
Mother: Clara Mae Jackson 2
Father: George Martin Eddins Sr. 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
31 Jan 1943 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 1
Army Serial Number:
14057377 1
Enlistment Place:
Miami Beach Florida 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer 1
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Occupation:
Machinists apprentices 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Rank:
2nd LT US ARMY AIR CORP 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0152 1
Film Reel Number: 2.9 1

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Ronald Hixon Eddins was my father's brother. He was killed in an aircraft accident on Tinian Island doring WWII. I was named after him as I was born shortly after his death.

9th Bomber Group Mission #41

Tinian Island, Marianas, South Pacific

1945 - 9th Bomber Group on Tinian Island
Mission #41, May 20. Mining. This crew, from the 1st Sqdn., crashed on takeoff and all but the tail gunner were killed:
2nd Lt. William J. Caldwell
2nd Lt. Harry G. Chase, Jr.
2nd Lt. Ronald H. Eddins
2nd Lt. Edward W. Tobey
F/O James W. Ashford
T/Sgt. Erwin C. Gillis
Sgt. Loyd E. Daniel
Sgt. Richard S. Eldridge
Sgt. Charles W. Hackman
Cpl. Edwin U. Knox, Jr.
Cpl. Paul E. McCaskill—injured; recovered.

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