Edward ORourke
B24,  Crew

Edward J. O’Rourke

Birthplace: Bronx, NY
ASN: o-826273
Birthdate: 28 February 1921
Position in plane: co Pilot
Rank: 1st Lt
KIA: december 25th 1944
Burial: Unknown
Medals: unknown

We dont have any information about Edward O’Rourke. We know he was killed in the crash and was sitting next to pilot Raymond Price. Because of the fire in the National Archives we can’t reach for his IDPF yet….
Lt.O’Rourke, appears in MACR #11106, however there is no known grave or monument. Most likely Lt. O’Rourke, was repatriated after the war to as yet an unidentified grave location.” (source: Find a Grave)

In October 2021, after a very long and extensive search, Kaye Ackermann found relatives of Edward O’Rourke. To our surprise Eddy O’Rourke, a cousin, had his medals and his air wings.
Eddy and his son Brian attended the ceremony in the memorial weekend of 10, 11 and 12 december 2021.

Bob has been researching the B-24 crashsite from june 2013 till november 2017. He runs a B&B in the hamlet of Grandmenil since 2008 and researches the events of the Battle of the Bulge. www.grandmenil.com www.battle-of-the-bulge.be