SSgt. Edward "Ted" Reed, ASN 11090457

Gunner - Margolies Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 9th Bombardment Squadron

Entered Service: 2 Oct 42    Killed In Action: 24 Mar 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

(Images Courtesy of Walt Webb)

Sgt. Edward Reed

Official AAF photo of Reed on the gunnery range at Aerial
Gunnery & Fire Control School, Wendover Field, Utah, Aug. 28, 1943.

Lt. Nathan Margolies & Crew

Standing, L-R: 1Lt. Melvin J. Meredith (B), SSgt. Edward Reed (G), TSgt. James F.Nelson (RO)
SSgt. John E. Cunningham (G), SSgt. Kenneth W. Herald (G), SSgt. Leo Moriarty (G)
Cpl. John L. Sulgrove (Crew Chief)

Kneeling, L-R: 1Lt. Arthur R. Chaffee (CP), 1Lt. Nathan Margolies (P), TSgt. Stanley P. Sadloski (E)
1Lt. Edwin E. Scranton (N) - February 1945

Reed and three of his comrades were killed when their B-24L Liberator experienced engine trouble, forcing the pilot to ditch in one of the rivers of India's Sundarbans, a mangrove swampland bordering the Bay of Bengal. Ted died from a head wound after swimming to shore. His body was recovered. Margolies, Scranton and Cunningham, along with the plane remain missing in what now is Bangladesh. Reed was 22.

SSgtt. Reed's Memorial

9th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel