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Edwin Vrla was a staff sergant in the United States Army Air Corps. He enlisted in the army on September 22, 1942. He left the United States in December of 1943. Vrla was an aero engineer on a B-24 Liberator that was shot down in France on April 29, 1944. He was reburied on April 19, 1949 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Edwin Vrla was awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart Medal.



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Edwin F Vrla

Personal information

Gender Man
Date of Birth 04/05/1921
Date of Death 04/29/1944
Place of Birth Ennis, Texas
Place of Death Toulon, France
Immigration ---
Could speak Czech Not identified
Parents Father Fr. B. Vrla. Mother Marie Vrla

Military information

Area of War Europe
Rank S/Stg.
Branch Air force
Detail of Service B-24 crew
Killed in action