LtCol. Edward Bonfoy Giller


(F. Birtciel)

LtCol. Edward Bonfoy Giller

38th FS  29 April 1942 - 01 February 1943
343rd FS  02 February 1943 - 08 June 1945
55th FG HQ  09 June 1945 - 31 December 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J CY-G "Millie G"
P-51D CY-G 44-14985 "Millie G" (E. Giller)
P-51D CY-G 44-15701 "Millie G"
P-51D CY-G 44-63204 "Millie G"
P-51D CY-G 44-72123 "Millie G"

Mission History

115 missions, 420 hours

Mission List

55th FG Mission #

Date Target
15 13 November 1943 Bremen (Red 1)
17 26 November 1943 Bremen (White 3)
52 25 February 1944 Augsburg (Red 1)
366 09 April 1945 Munich (White 1)

369

16 April 1945 Salzburg
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged
Score Detail

13 November 1943  Ju-88 destroyed (air) W/Bremen
25 February 1944  Me-410 destroyed (air) SE Augsburg
09 April 1945  Me-262 destroyed (air) Munich
09 April 1945  Me-410 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
09 April 1945  Me-262 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
09 April 1945  Me-410 damaged (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
16 April 1945  He-111 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
16 April 1945  Me-109 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
16 April 1945  Ju-52 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
16 April 1945  Ju-88 damaged (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground

Notes Entered service from Whitehall, Illinois.
ASN - O-659459
29 April 1942 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron as a 2nd Lieutenant
22 October 1942 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
02 February 1943 - Transferred to the 343rd Fighter Squadron
10 September 1943 - Promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain
20 November 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
20 December 1943 - Awarded a 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
20 December 1943 - Awarded a 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
17 January 1944 - Awarded a 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
05 February 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
27 April 1944 - Promoted from Captain to Major
24 June 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross
20 November 1944 - Awarded a 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
20 November 1944 - Awarded a 5th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
29 November 1944 - Awarded a 6th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
19 January 1945 - Awarded a 7th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
07 March 1945 - Awarded an 8th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
07 March 1945 - Awarded a 9th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
23 March 1945 - Awarded a 10th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
16 April 1945 - Wounded by flak
23 April 1945 - Awarded the Purple Heart
29 April 1945 - Promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel
29 May 1945 - Awarded a 11th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
29 May 1945 - Awarded a 12th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
29 May 1945 - Awarded a 13th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
29 May 1945 - Awarded a 14th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
08 June 1945 - Awarded a 15th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
08 June 1945 - Awarded a 16th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
08 June 1945 - Awarded a 17th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
09 June 1945 - Transferred to the 55th Fighter Group Headquarters Squadron
15 July 1945 - Awarded the Silver Star
Ground crew - T/Sgt O.V. Swiger, T/Sgt R.B. McGee, T/Sgt J.T. Marine (Nb. Photo opens in new window.  Close new window to return to this page)
343rd OPS officer after Maj. Franklin.
Awards
Memories  
Additional Photographs Maj. Giller  (F. Birtciel)
Maj. Giller (F. Birtciel)
P-51D CY-G (K. Esberger)
P-51D CY-G with T/Sgt. Marine (K. Esberger)
P-51D CY-G with Sgt. Kay running up the engine (K. Esberger)
P-51D CY-G
P-51D CY-G
P-51D CY-G
(L-R) Lt. Milner and Maj. Giller at the skeet range (F. Birtciel)

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