Collins, Cpl. Edward J.

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Cpl. Edward Joseph Collins 
Born: 4 March 1909 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: William P. Collins & Louise M. Windish-Collins 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Home: 
– 425 South Nineteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Saint James Catholic School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Northwestern University 
– Class of 1934
Employment: 
– Accountant – Armour & Company 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
– Contact Person: William P. Collins – father
Inducted: 
– 27 February 1942 
– U. S. Army Air Corps – Camp Grant, Illinois 
Serial Number: 3632224 
Training: 
– Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 
– Lowery Airfield, Colorado 
– Minter Airfield, California 
– Scott Airfield, Illinois 
– Rapid City Airfield, South Dakota 
– left 4 April 1944 
Unit: 602nd Bomb Squadron, 398th Bomb Group (Heavy), 8th Army Air Force 
Stationed: Nuthampstead, England – 22 April 1944 
Engagements: 
– Target Thionville, Germany – 11 May 1944 (first mission) 
– Target: rail yard – Politz, Germany 
– 13 May 1944 
– Target: synthetic oil refinery 
– Ludwigshafen, Germany – 27 May 1944 
– Target: rail yard and chemical plant 
– Ruhland, Germany – 28 May 1944 
– Target: synthetic oil plant 
– hit by shrapnel from flack 
Died: 
– 4 June 1944 – Doddington, England – wounds 
Buried: 
– St. Joseph Cemetery – River Grove, Illinois 
Medals: Purple Heart 

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