Edward John Schultz was born in Minnesota, the son of Fred and Magaret Schultz.

First Lieutenant Edward John Schultz was a member of the Minnesota Air National Guard who transferred to the Tennessee Air National Guard at McGhee Tyson in 1960 to fly the F-104. Lt. Schultz had been a university student in Minnesota, but he transferred to the University of Tennessee in 1960. Between the fall of 1960 and November 1961, he became fully qualified in the F-104 at McGhee Tyson, was mobilized in 1961, and deployed with the unit to Ramstein Air Base, Germany for the Berlin Crisis.

Lt. Schultz was killed on 19 March 1962 in a midair collision with another F-104.

The Minneapolis Star, 20 March 1962
1st Lt. Edward J. Schultz, 26, formerly of 174 Sherburne Av., St. Paul, was one of two American jet fighter pilots killed in an air collision at Ramstein Air Base here Monday. The other was 1st Lt. James W. Ridout III, Ashland, Va. The collision occurred during a formation landing. A former student at the University of Minnesota, Lt. Schultz was a member of the 151st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, an Air National Guard unit from Knoxville, Tenn. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz, Pine City, Minn.; a brother, Donald, St. Paul, as well as a sister, Carol, residing in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Photo courtesy; 134th Air Refueling Wing, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 January 1936
  • Date of death: 19 March 1962
  • County: Blount
  • Service Branch: Air Force
  • Division/Assignment: 151st Fighter Interceptor Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: Other Military Operations
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Elmhurst Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXV, Panel
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