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Old 10th April 2006, 05:43
JACK COOK JACK COOK is offline
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James Edwards 56 Squadron

Seeking info on the RAF career of James W. Edwards who flew Typhoons in 56 Squadron before transfering to the AAF 356th FS 354th FG has a flight commander in Oct 1943. He later worked for Harrah's in Reno, NV and was the pilot of their restored Ford Trimotor.
I understand there was another American in 56 Squadron named Sullivan who was KIA. Any details.
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Old 10th April 2006, 12:05
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Re: James Edwards 56 Squadron

Hi Jack

I haven't had a chance to check out Edwards as yet, but Flg Off Leroy Means SULLIVAN RCAF (J/8905) who hailed from Chattanooga, Tennessee, was killed in a flying accident (JP728/US-G)at Martlesham Heath with 56 Squadron on 7 November 1943 (age 21) and is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

Hope this helps

PS: You did say you would dig out some gen on your friend (Ernie Shipman) who was shot down by friendly fire, and also the Mad Gunner! Thanks.

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Old 20th April 2006, 22:51
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Re: James Edwards 56 Squadron

I'm still looking for Ernie's story.
I would be interested in knowing if Jim Edwards had a claims for
aerial or ground kills in the RAF.
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Old 21st April 2006, 16:59
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Re: James Edwards 56 Squadron

Jack,
I do not show any aerial claims by James W Edwards in the RAF.

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