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Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain

Born 23 September 1917 — Killed in Action 19 July 1943

 

—Dist. Flying Cross - Soldiers Medal - Air Medal - Purple Heart —

 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
1. In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker
Inscription. On April 18, 1942, 16 land-based Army B-25 Mitchell bombers led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle took off from the Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet to attack Japan. This historic mission was the first offensive action Of World War II against the Japanese mainland. These 80 crew members were all volunteers. M/Sgt. Bain was a gunner on Crew No. 14 which bombed an aircraft plant in Nagoya. After flying 13 hours and 2,000 miles. Bain and his crew bailed out over China. He later served in North Africa with the 320th Bomb Group and was killed on a combat mission near Rome, Italy when his B-26 crashed at sea. He is typical of the many dedicated Americans who have risked and sacrificed their lives for this Great Nation. May God bless those who are gone and those who remain.
 
Location. 36° 4.351′ N, 79° 47.55′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street and John Wesley Way, on the right when traveling east on West Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Market Street United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford County Vietnam Memorial
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
2. In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pfc. Phill G. McDonald (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trial Of Benjamin Benson (about 500 feet away); Mount Hecla Mill (about 500 feet away); Greensboro Law School (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement (about 700 feet away); O. Henry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Find A Grave memorial (Italy). (Submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. Find A Grave memorial (USA). (Submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
3. In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker
In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
4. In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker
In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
5. In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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