David Kitzmiller Edwards was born 21 July 1916, Tennessee to William Erwin Edwards and Effie Lora Crosby. Husband of Edna Hatchell and father of David Kitzmiller Edward III.
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 Nashville Tennessean, June 4, 1944
Lt. Col J.H. Smart, commanding officer of the 20th Ferrying Group is shown above, ont he right, pinning service pilot wings on the uniform of Flight officer David Edwards of Vernon, Texas, honor student of yesterday’s graduating class. Flight Officer Edwards was a member of the final 20th Ferrying Group class of civilian pilots to be trained at the Munical Airport, which will return to its former mission of ferrying aircraft on an enlarged scale.

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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