In 1945, during World War II, soldier Edward Weaver of Galax was killed in active duty during a bombing mission over Osaka, Japan. Generations later, his name and memory live on through his family, many of whom are veterans or close descendants of veterans themselves.
By Shaina Stockton
Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm
Flipping through pages and clicking through websites, William Edward “Ed” Weaver of Galax suddenly stopped, his eyes coming to rest on an image of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress named “Abroad with Eleven Yanks,” one of more than 500 bomber planes that flew over Osaka, Japan, on June 1, 1945 during World War II.
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