Sandy Wilson’s Research Data

Sandy Wilson’s Research Data

From: Mike@445BG.org
To: pebbles1653@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Earl T. Doggett
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 08:28:11 -0700

Hi Sandy –

Thanks for your inquiry about your uncle.  His name appears in the overseas movement orders for crew #77 which was piloted by 2nd Lt Earl G. Metcalf. They flew a B-24H-1 CF aircraft, tail number 41-29118 named Nine Yanks and a Jerk over to England arriving on the 25th of November, 1943.  He flew 6 operational missions, including the one he was lost on. I’m attaching a page from the Missing Air crew Report listing the crew and the circumstances of their loss. According to the report, they were last sighted leaving the English coast heading to an assembly point. The Lead Bombardier’s report from the bombing mission of 2 Feb 44 reports that 42-7523 wasn’t seen in the formation from the beginning of the mission. The following list of missions are the ones he flew:

No. Date Target Target Description Sent Lost
1 12/13/43 Kiel, Germany Port area, dock, shipyard, submarine pens 15 0
4 12/22/43 Osnabrück, Germany Railroad marshalling yard 26 2
7 12/31/43 St. Jean D’Angely, France German airfield 22 0
9 01/05/44 Kiel, Germany Port area, dock, shipyard, submarine pens 23 1
13 01/21/44 Bonnieres, France V-1 flying bomb launch site 29 0
16 02/02/44 Siracourt, France V-1 flying bomb launch site 28 2

If I can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Michael S. Simpson

Unit Historian, 445th Bomb Group (H)

So that we never forget …

 

War Department Doc. Earl

 

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