1/Lt. Edwin B. Lawrence


(Robert M. Littlefield)

1/Lt. Edwin B. Lawrence

38th FS - 06 July 1944 - 14 October 1944 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-13701

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
232 12 September 1944 Leipzig
253 14 October 1944 Saarbrucken
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  

1-0-0

Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 12 September 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) Frankfurt
Notes From Tennessee.
ASN - O-763242
06 July 1944 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
19 September 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
September 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
September 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
October 1944 - Awarded a 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
October 1944 - Awarded a 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
14 October 1944 - Killed in Action

Lt. Lawrence was making a formation take-off, as a wingman, on a combat mission.  As his leader started a left turn at 30 to 50 feet above the ground, Lt. Lawrence got into a position where he was in the flight leader's prop wash.  His aircraft moved down and out of the prop wash, but his left wing hit the top of a tree and the plane turned over and crashed.  The aircraft was destroyed and Lt. Lawrence was killed instantly.

Lt. Lawrence is buried at Cambridge American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridge, England.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

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