10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

1Lt. Louis A. Eckland, 13110771, Bombardier

Enlisted: 14 Dec 42    Air Medal


SSgt. Clifford H. Ehlers, 37122672, Aerial Gunner - Leland Berlette Crew

Assigned to 493rd: 17 Jan 43


Sgt. William G. Eichler, Armament

To CBI Theater: 21 Nov 41    Returned to USA: 9 Dec 44


2Lt. William S. Eliel, O-726209, Co Pilot - Werner, Trout & Stringfellow Crews

Enlisted: 10 Dec 41   Assigned to 493rd: 22 May 43


SSgt. Eugene Elmore, 15067256, Armorer Gunner - Gunther Crew

Enlisted: 24 Jul 41    Air Medal


1Lt. Richard M. Embury, O-695842, B-24 First Pilot

Enlisted: 8 Jul 42    Killed In Action: 20 Jan 45

Embury was the pilot of B-24L #44-41438, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were flying a load of fuel from Luliang China to Suichwan at night. As they approached Suichwan, the tower turned off the runway lights and notified them that the airfield was under attack. A US P-61 night fighter mistook Embury's plane for the Japanese aircraft and shot it down. He was killed along with six of his crew mates. Two others were able to parachute to safety.

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Sgt. Jack W. Emley, 14134863, Aerial Gunner - Hillman Crew

Enlisted 1 Sep 42   To CBI Theater: 13 May 44   Air Medal


TSgt. Gene O. Engle, 3731423, Mechanic-Gunner

Enlisted: 14 Oct 42

54 Combat Missions    468 Combat Hours

Distinguished Flying Cross w/Oak Leaf Cluster   Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Bronze Star   Good Conduct Medal


2Lt. Albert J. English, O-726210, Co Pilot - Goad Crew

Enlisted: 9 Dec 41   Assigned to 493rd: 25 Jan 43

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Capt. Robert A. Epeneter, O-356400, Group Dentist

Assigned to 493: February 1944


1Lt. Robert D. Everett, O-765787, Bombardier - McClintock Crew

Enlisted: 15 Jun 42

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


1Lt. Edwin M. Eversole, O-748610, B-24 Pilot & S-4 Officer

Enlisted: 22 Jun 43    Separated: 30 Nov 57


493rd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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