Edby M. Colvin

NAME
Edby Marshall Colvin
NICKNAME
Marshall
SERVICE NUMBER
311250
UNIT
VMSB-241
Radioman / Gunner
HOME OF RECORD
Plateau, AL
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Ellie & Mattie Colvin
DATE OF BIRTH
March 19, 1919
ENTERED SERVICE
June 9, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
June 4, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
Missing In Action
Declared Dead June 5, 1943
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Edby M. Colvin was an aviation radioman and gunner assigned to VMSB-241, a Marine dive bomber squadron tasked with the defense of Midway.

On 4 June 1942, PFC Colvin boarded Vought Vindicator (SB2U-3  BuNo 2045) to attack a Japanese fleet approaching Midway. He and his pilot, 2Lt. James H. Marmande, survived their bombing run against the battleship Haruna, and began the return flight. They were just ten miles from safety when their aircraft disappeared. The cause of their loss was never determined.

PFC Colvin’s remains were never found, and he was declared dead on 5 June 1943.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Missing in action
MEMORIALS
Honolulu Memorial

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