EDWARD S. GUTHRIE, JR., 1LT, USAF

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 20, 1926
Date of death: November 14, 1952
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1951 Guthrie LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Edward S. Guthrie, Jr.

Asheville, North Carolina

The bantamweight of his company . . . a little rebel from the land of moonshine and mountains . . . came to Navy Tech via the Citadel which accounts for his flair for the military . . . his first love since he came to the Academy has been lacrosse . . . you can see him almost any season of the year running around wildly with his butterfly net ... he is one rebel who has found something good about the North . . . Yankee women, of course ... a die hard pessimist . . . always looking for the worst . . . says this makes good things look better . . . surprisingly humorous in his lighter moments . . . definitely serious in his deeper ones . . . small in stature, but great in heart.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

First Lieutenant Guthrie was the pilot of a B-26C Invader bomber with the 95th Bomber Squadron, 17th Bomber Wing. On November 14, 1952, while on a night interdiction mission, radar contact with the aircraft was lost. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on February 28, 1954.

Awarded: Air Medal, Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


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