Pilot and aircraft commander, 28 year old 1st. Lt. Edward Markewitz was the “old man” of the outfit and was worshipped by the rest of the crew. He was typical of the citizen soldier who answered his country’s call in her hour of need.
A first generation American, he represented the diversity of America’s ethnic background. Markewitz was born in Norwood, Massachusetts on May 24, 1917. His father and mother, Fabian and Albina Yuskas Markewitz were Lithuanian immigrants who came to America at the turn of the century.
A Tribute to 1st. Lt. Edward Markewitz and the crew of “Shady Sadie” B-24H 42-95059, 8th AF, 446 BG, 705 BS. http://www.paulmartinart.com/silverwings.html