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2nd Lt. Edward Clifford Groves


Born: 12 March 1919 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Clifford Groves & Susan Decowski-Groves

Siblings: 3 sisters

Hometown:

    - 205 South Twentieth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

        - family moved to Proviso Township in 1929

            - lived in Bellwood, Illinois

Education:

    - McKinley School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

Occupation: Inspector - International Harvester

Inducted:

    - 12 May 1942

         - U. S. Marine Corps

Serial Number: O&034899

Training: 

    - Northwestern University

        - ground school

    - Sky Harbor Airport - Northbrook, Illinois

         - pre-flight school

    - Iowa City, Iowa

    - Pensacola, Florida

        - Commissioned Second Lieutenant - 15 February 1944

            - Awarded Gold Wings

    - Santa Barbara, California

Ship: Escort Carrier - U.S.S. Vella Gulf

Engagements:

    - U.S.S. Vella Gulf was a training carrier

Missing in Action:

    - 12 May 1945 - plane crashed into sea

Memorial:

    - Tablets of the Missing - West Coast Memorial - San Francisco, California 

Medals:

    - Purple Heart 


 

 



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