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First Name: Edgar

Last Name: McElroy

Birthplace: Ennis, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Home of Record: Ennis, TX
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 24 March 1912

Date of Death: 04 April 2003

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served: 20 plus
Edgar E. McElroy

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Edgar E. McElroy

Lt. Colonel, U. S. Air Force

Silver Star

Edgar E. McElroy, 0-421122, Lieutenant Colonel
Pilot Crew 13 DooLittle Raider Force
Graduated Ennis High School and attended Trinity University for three years. Entered military service November 28, 1940. Completed pilot training and commissioned as Second Lieutenant, July, 1941.
Remained in China-Burma-India Command after Tokyo Raid until June, 1943. Subsequently served in many operational assignments at squadron, group and wing level. Rated as command pilot. Post-war service includes service in Japan, Korea, the Mariana Islands, England, Germany, and Laos. Retired June 30, 1962.
Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

DooLittle Pilot 13

Honoree ID: 317518   Created by: drjones46




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