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Old 14th April 2009, 18:43
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Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

Looking for information about my Dad. I never knew him but would like to know more about him. He was 9th Air Force, 354th Group, 353rd Fighter Squadron. I know where he is buried (Alsace Lorraine) but would like to know more about where he was, where he flew and a exactly where he died. Also would like to know the Numbers on his plane, P-51B Mustang named Jeanne Mio. Can anyone tell me where to go look? Thank you and bless you all for having so much more information out there that there was before.
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Old 14th April 2009, 19:39
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

Here's the MACR ( Missing Air Crew Report).

P-51D-5, #44-13559, "Ready Eddy"

http://354thfightergroup.homestead.com/index.html

http://www.354thpmfg.com/

Regards,
Mike

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Old 15th April 2009, 00:46
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

There are 2 Photos of Capt. Hunt in Book:
354th FG by William Hess
Osprey Aviation Elite # 7
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Old 16th April 2009, 19:20
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Dear R., Captain Clayton Kelly Gross will answer you soon. He knew Ed Hunt very good. Kelly was in the 353. Fighter Squadron. Greetings from Germany
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Old 16th April 2009, 19:53
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

Hi, qltngal !

Capt. Hunt was first buried at Limey U.S. temporary cemetary at Toul, France. This must not have been his place of death, but it seems to be quite close to it.

After clearing the numerous little U.S. military cemetaries postwar by rebury the remain to the permanent U.S. cemetaries, your father found his rest in St. Avold in France. This indicates, that he must have found his death in the general area of Toul, France.

His Individual Deceased Personnel File would help a lot.

All the best and hope, this helps.

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Old 16th April 2009, 20:24
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

Dear Renee,

Hello---it was great to see your recent post on this fine forum.

I've searched for info. for 17 years now on Wallace N. Emmer (Bud or Wally), who was your late father's flight lead (D Flt.). Please search this forum under "EMMER" and you will find 3-4 threads I've posted to this Forum with addtl. info. about the 353FS. I'll be glad to help you find many avail. web items.

You're in for some great rewards to your search, in addition to the MACR &
Eyewitness Report already posted by Revi16. Mike provided the link to the
354FG website hosted by Gene Lamar, in honor of his dad, Robert Lamar. This is a great place for you to visit and will provide a lot of info.

Also, Mike's other link is the active website of the 354FG Assn. Many members are still living, active, working on the group histories and they still meet annually....this year's reunion will be held in July. I suggest that
you join as an Associate member. www.354thpmfg.com There are many
family members in the Assn., with whom you have much in common.

In addition to Mike's info. about your father's last a/c (P-51D, FT-S) he is
also listed with P-51B "Smoldering Boulder" a/c#42-106597. Do you know
if your dad graduated from Advanced Flt. Trng. with Class 42-I at Luke
Field (Phoenix, AZ)?

Please note these items:
1. http://www.cybermodeler.com/history/..._gallery.shtml
This contains many, many items of interest---leaders, aircraft,markings
and cowling colors of the 3 fighter squadrons within the 354th.

2. http://www.cybermodeler.com/history/...353board.shtml
The 353FS board which shows leaders & staff plus all 4 of the flights.
Your father is in D Flt. at the lower right. This board originated when
the sqdn. was training in Portland, Ore. in Bell P-39 Airacobras (hence
the 353rd became the "Cobras." This board remained with the 353rd
through England and then at bases on the continent.

3. http://www.cybermodeler.net/history/...es/353d_02.jpg
A truly great photo of the Cobras at Tonopah, Nev. on 29 July 43.
D Flt. is back row from the Flt. Leader, Bud Emmer (dark coveralls), to
the right: Bud, Eagleston, Stretz, Regis, Uhlenberg & a great pic of
your dad. Missing from the photo are D Flt. members Art Owen &
Donald Schultz. Of this original group Ed Regis and Donald Schultz are
still living & active (I'm not sure about Stretz & Uhlenberg).

4. http://354thfightergroup.homestead.com/LAnderson.html
Lars Andersen, of Victory Films, has produced this amazing DVD of the
354th Pioneer Mustang Fighter Group. It will give you the feeling that
"you are there." Your daughter can now connect more directly with the
life of her grandfather during WWII in the ETO.

Please send me an email to: aaatripp@cox.net Hope this helps get you
started on the next phase of your search.

With best regards,
Tripp Alyn
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Old 16th April 2009, 21:12
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

One small correction to Peglar's post:

Clayton "Kelly" Gross (GQ-I "Live Bait") was in the 355FS.

Regards,
Tripp
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Old 16th April 2009, 21:47
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

Another item, Renee:

A very important part of the process is to request your father's mlty. records from NPRC (Ntl. Personnel Records Center) on Page Ave. in St. Louis, MO. The form is found at:

http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/mil...-form-180.html

You are next-of-kin so you should have some success in obtaining records
pertaining to your dad. Be advised, though, of the disastrous fire at NPRC
back in 1973, in which many records were destroyed.

Regards,
Tripp
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

Renee - I just sent Horst pg 2 and 4 of the MACR for you and filled out the names for your photo.

One of the better books is The Pioneer Mustang Group - the 354th Fighter Group in WWII by Steve Blake

Regards,

Bill marshall
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Re: Captain Edward E. Hunt KIA Nov. 8, 1944

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Renee - I just sent Horst pg 2 and 4 of the MACR for you and filled out the names for your photo.

One of the better books is The Pioneer Mustang Group - the 354th Fighter Group in WWII by Steve Blake

Regards,

Bill marshall
Bill--Thank you for you help. I know more about my Dad now than I ever have so Bless you and all the others that have gotten the information out there for those of us looking. My daughter and I just watched the DVD on the 354th last night and it sure made it easier to understand what was going on at the time. Also I have the names of more bases to check and see if Edy was assigned to them. Thank you again for your help.
Renee'
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