Edby M. Colvin

NAME
Edby Marshall Colvin
NICKNAME
Marshall
MCSN
311250
HOME OF RECORD
Plateau, AL
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Ellie & Mattie Colvin
DATE OF BIRTH
March 19, 1919
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
June 9, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
June 4, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
UNIT
VMSB-241
DUTY
Gunner
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 4 June 1942, PFC Colvin flew as the radioman/gunner of a Vought Vindicat0r (SB2U-3  BuNo 2045) in an attack on the Japanese battleship Haruna during the battle of Midway. He and his pilot, 2Lt. James H. Marmandesurvived the bombing run and began the return flight – but disappeared with their aircraft about ten miles from Midway.
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
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Marmande and Colvin take off in Vindicator #2045.

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