Edward W. Masterman is a World War II Missing In Action (MIA) SSGT whose name is engraved on the Tablets of the Missing at the American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten in the Netherlands. His name is adopted by the Stichting Missing In Action (MIA) board.

General information on Masterman, Edward W., ASN: 39196860:

Name: Edward Warren Masterman
Rank: Staff Sergeant (SSGT)
Service number: 39.196.860
Status: Missing in action (MIA)
Missing since: December 11, 1943
Unit: 614th Bomber Squadron
401st Bomber Group, Heavy
Commemorated:    Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands Margraten
U.S. Cemetery and Memorial
Adopted by: Stichting Missing In Action (MIA) board

 

 Missing (MIA) SSGT Edward Warren Masterman - 39196860.

 

Missing (MIA) SSGT Edward Warren Masterman. Tablets of the Missing Margraten, Netherlands.

 

Aircraft was so badly damaged by FLAK that Lt. Kaufman ordered the crew to bail out. This was near the Dutch coast and six of the crew were blown out to sea and lost. Two delayed their drop and landed safely.
B17G 42-31098 landed at Lindholme RAF base, Yorkshire, after sustaining heavy battle damage (eight crewmembers having bailed out).

Aircraft data:
Serialnumber: 42-31098
Type: B-17G
Nickname: Penny's Thunderhead
Destination: Emden, Germany
Mission: Bombing
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR): 8711

Missing (MIA) SSGT Edward Warren Masterman Western Union Telegram.

Family:
Father: Ed Masterman
Mother: Rhubell Masterman
Sister: Ethel Masterman
Brother: Gerald Masterman
Brother: Donald Masterman