Memorial Day – 2015

Remembering my grandfather this Memorial Day

It’s Monday, 25 May, 2015; Memorial Day here in the United States.
This is the day we remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.

Today, I remember my grandfather, Lt. Herbert David Edelstein.
He was a navigator aboard a B-17 bomber (no known nickname or nose art), 367th Bombardment Squadron – Heavy, 306th Bombardment Group (“The Reich Wreckers”, tail insignia “Triangle H”), 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, Heavy, 1st Bombardment Division, VIII Bomber Command.

367th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) emblem
367th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) emblem

306th Bombardment Group, Heavy
306th Bombardment Group, Heavy

1st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy)
1st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy)

VIII Bomber Command
VIII Bomber Command

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