David Kitzmiller Edwards was born 21 July 1916, Tennessee to William Erwin Edwards and Effie Lora Crosby.
He died non Battle 9 November 1944. He was killed in the line of duty, in a crash of C-54A Skymaster #42-107438.

Three other airmen also perished in the accident:
1st Lt James Benedict Waltz
Flt. Off Roy W. Huddleston
MSgt Robert A. Bumpass

F/O Edwards was a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps in Colorado, Texas and Florida. His plane went down in the Bermuda Triangle while he was on a rescue mission, serving as a Navigator, since the assigned Navigator was sick that day.

The Knoxville Journal, Sunday November 12, 1944
Morristown, Nov. 11 – Lt. D.K. Edwards, son of Mrs. Effie Crosby Edwards of Dallas, Texas and nephew of Mrs. H. Evans-McKinley, Bryan and Powell Crowby of Grainger County, was killed Wednesday in a plane crash in Florida, relatives here were informed yesterday. Lieutenant Edwards, former student at Morristown High School and Carson-Newman College at Jefferson City, was attached to the Army Ferrying Command. His wife and small son have been making their home at Homestead, Florida.

  • Rank: Flight Officer
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 July 1916
  • Date of death: 9 November 1944
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Army Ferrying Command
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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