Edwin R. Stevenson

Captain, U.S. Army Air Force

 

 

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: January 11, 1944
Buried at: Plot MA O 65 
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  Beverly NJ
Awards: 

 


CAPTAIN EDWIN R. STEVENSON was born on August 25, 1917 in Pennsylvania to Howard and Evelyn Stevenson. His father, in 1930 was working as a draftsman in an electric shop. By 1922 the family had moved to New Jersey, and at the time of the 1930 Federal census they had moved to 225 South Barrett Avenue in Audubon NJ. Besides Edwin, there were two younger brothers, Charles L. and Howard Russell, and a younger sister, Eleanor. He graduated from Audubon High School and was a graduate of the Drexel Institute School of Engineering in Philadelphia. A member of the Army Reserves, he flew anti-submarine patrols in the Caribbean during World War II and was an expert helicopter pilot. His brother Howard served as a fighter pilot, and youngest brother Charles was assigned to bombers.

Assigned to the 306th Bomber Group, Charles L. Stevenson was killed in action while serving with the 306th Bomber Group on January 11, 1944, and was brought home after the war ended. He was buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly NJ on July 16, 1948.

On September 2, 1949, Captain Edwin R. Stevenson was killed when the Army C-47 he was piloting crashed near Anchorage AK. His body was not recovered until 1995, when he was brought home to New Jersey and buried near his brother at Beverly National Cemetery on July 25, 1995. He was survived by his parents, wife Cecelia, son Lawrence, both of Anchorage AK, hisp brother Howard, then of Runnemede NJ, and his sister Eleanor, of the Audubon address.


Camden Courier-Post * September 5, 1949


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