Cater, Eddie Lee, AD2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AD-6423-T-56-425/427 Turboprop Engine and Propeller IMA Mechanic
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1953-1953, AD-8257, VP-3 Screaming Eagles
Service Years
1943 - 1953
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Great Lakes
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Jacksonville, FL

Date of Passing
Dec 17, 1953
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec. 34 Grave 5013

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Cold War Medal

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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars
Air Crew Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VP-3 Screaming Eagles
  1953-1953, AD-8257, VP-3 Screaming Eagles
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 12, 2007, Crash site 20074
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

17 Dec 1953: A VP-3 P2V-5 Neptune, BuNo 124901, and its crew of nine crashed on the Myrdalsjokull Glacier, Iceland. Rescue crews were able to extract only one body from the wreckage before storms sealed it in the ice. The wreckage was spotted again in October 1981, 500 yards from the glacier‚??s edge. The bodies of the eight remaining crewmen were recovered from the ice by the Icelandic Lifesaving Association and returned to the United States.

AD2 Eddie Lee Cater was a P2V Neptune plane captain of BuNo 124901, who died with the rest of his crew shortly after takeoff from NAS Keflavik, 17 DEC 1953.  He is buried in Arlington (Sec 34 #5013) between his two best buddies from the crew, LT (JG) Sven Schiff & AD3 Amos Jones.

Other Comments:
My Dad.
 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of Duty
  1953, In the Line of Duty [Verified]
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