1Lt. Edwin E. Scranton, ASN O-685742

Navigator - Margolies Crew

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

Entered Service: 30 July 43    Killed In Action: 24 Mar 45, India

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster
Distinguished Unit Citation    Purple Heart

(Image Courtesy of Walt Webb)

Lt. Edwin Scranton

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)
Lt. Scranton (N) - February 1945

Edwin and three comrades were killed when their B-24L Liberator bomber suffered engine problems and was forced to ditch in India's Sundarbans swampland bordering the Bay of Bengal. Scranton's parachute failed to open in time. He, Margolies and Cunningham, along with their plane, remain missing in what now is Bangladesh. The body of a SSgt. Reed was recovered. Edwin was 27.

Lt. Scranton's Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

9th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel