- Second World War (1939-1945)
- 1st Lieutenant
- 566th Bombardment Squadron, 389th Bombardment Group, U.S. Army Air Forces
First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Edward H. Patterson (ASN: 0-684407), United States Army Air Forces, was captured by German forces after he was shot down on or about June 21, 1944 and was held as a Prisoner of War until his return to U.S. Military Control at the end of hostilities in May 1945.
NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 29799