1945 Obituary for Edward J. Dunkley

Military services for Staff Sergt. Edward J. Dunkley, 37, one of two Detroit combat veterans killed Aug. 9. 1945 in the collision of two trains at Michigan, ND, will be conducted at 2 PM Friday in the Frazier Funeral Home, 2377 West Grand Boulevard.  Burial will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery. Sergt. Dunkley was the son of Mrs. Florence Gase, 668 Warren Ave. West, and the husband of Mrs. Nola Dunkley, of Dayton, Ohio.  A veteran of 182 missions as an ATC aerial engineer, Dunkley was en route to Montana, following a 30 day furlough, after 18 months in the China-Burma-India area.  He was a Cass Technical High School and Berea (Kentucky) College graduate, member of the Michigan State Troops from 1929 to 1941, and a Ford Airport Foreman when he entered the service in 1942.  A brother, Capt. Gilbert J., in North Africa, and a sister, Mrs. Doris Hill, also survive.