In Memory of Captain Edward K. Simpson

357th Fighter Group 

On August 10, 1944, Capt. Simpson was on a fighter sweep mission. His element was attacked by a number of German fighters, and in the running dogfight that ensued, Simpson's aircraft collided with another P-51. Both aircraft crashed, although Simpson managed to bail out and evade capture by the Germans. It was then that things got really bad for him and his true courage was exhibited while fighting with the French Maquis otherwise know as the Resistance fighters.

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Read the phenominal story of Captain Edward K. (Eddie) Simpson as told by Merle Olmstead, 357th Fighter Group member and historian, the Stars and Stripes Newspaper, surviving free French resistance members, and Governor of the state of New Jersey.

Captain Jeff Clemens below. He was one of Captain Overstreet's best friends and continues to honor him by carrying the story of Eddie Simpson's heroism and sacrifice.

Courtesy of Jeff Clemens

Captain William (Bill) Overstreet below. All he asked for after the war was that his friend and fellow squadron mate, Eddie Simpson be remembered for his sacrifice.

Courtesy of Jeff Clemens