Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Doell crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #20; 7th Squadron Flew over on 41-29598

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell  (Airborne spare)

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell  (Ground spare, taken over by Gardner crew)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B Doell Bambi (ground spare) (Did it fly this mission? YES it did, taken over by the Culver crew.)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-28838 E/C 7BS Doell Misery Agent           MIA

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #20; 7th Squadron Flew over on 41-29598

DOELL HERMAN M (P) (1024) (P) (1024)       2 LT        7              O-687561

DUNCAN LEWIS A (CP) (1024)                        2 LT        7              O-700422

GROSS ROBERT H (N) (1034)                            2 LT        7              O-703737

SWARTHOUT ROBERT K (B) (1035)              2 LT        7              O-697786

CURTIN WILLIAM D (AEG) (748)                   SGT        7              39038488

RAINEY ALVIN J (ROG) (757)                           SGT        7              18137983

DROZDEK VINCENT C (AG) (612)                   SGT        7              36648028

PRICE WILLIAM K (BG) (611)                          CPL         7              18109226

STANCATI ARTHUR F (BG) (611)                  CPL         7              15342096

 

April 13, 1944 Special Order 1100; Headquarters Station #11; Caribean Wing, ATC; Morrison Field; West Palm Beach, Florida.

Subject: Movement Orders, Flight Echelons, Shipment 5464.

B-24 41-29598 5464-CZ44

2 Lt         Herman M. Doell                  O-687561                (P)

2 Lt         Lewis A. Duncan                 O-700422                (CP)

2 Lt         Robert H. Gross                    O-703628                (N)

2 Lt         Robert K. Swarthout            O-697786                (B)

Pvt          William D. Curtin                  39038488                (AEMG)

Sgt          Alvin T. Rainey                    18137983                (ROMG)

Cpl          William E. Price                     18109226                (CG)

Sgt          Vincent C. Drozdek              36648028                (AG)

Cpl          Arthur F. Stancati                15342096                (CG)

S/Sgt      William L. Cloud                   35362934                (X) Non-combat crew member.

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell  

Took off at 0544 hours from Hardstand #4.

Was an Airborne spare and returned at mid channel when not needed.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0943 hours.

Doell (P)

Duncan (CP)

Gross (N)

Swarthout (B)

Rainey (R)

Curtin (E)

Price (G)

Stancati (G)

Drozdek (G)

Helget (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell

Took off at 0457 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Returned all bombs to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1041 hours.

Tachometer fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Doell, H. M. (P)

Duncan, L. A. (CP)

Swarthout, R. K. (B)

Rainey, A. (R)

Curtin, W. D. (E)

Drozdek, V. G. (NG)

Stancati, A. F. (TG)

Price, W. K. (BG)

Helget, J. M. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Doell

Crew Status Report 1800 hours.

Doell, H. (P)                           2 Lt         OK

Duncan, L. A. (CP)               2 Lt         OK

Gross, R. H. (N)                    2 Lt         OK

Swarthout, R. (B)                  2 Lt         OK

Rainey, A. J. (R)                   S/Sgt      OK

Curtin, W. D. (E)                   S/Sgt      OK

Drozdek, V. G. (NG)              S/Sgt      OK

Stancati, A. F. (TG)              Sgt          OK

Price, W. K. (BG)                  Sgt          OK

Helget, J. M. (G)                   S/Sgt      OK

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell  (Ground spare, plane taken over by Gardner crew)

Did not fly except as noted below)

Doell (P)

Duncan (CP)

Gross (N) (flew with crew #25)

Swarthout (B)

Rainey (R)

Curtin (E)

Price (G)

Stancati (G) (flew with crew #68)

Drozdek (G)

Helget (G) (flew with crew #25)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Doell

Took off at 1038 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1502 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1755 hours.

Doell (P)

Duncan (CP)

Gross (N)

Rainey (R)

Curtin (E)

Drozdek (G)

Stancati (TG)

Price (BG)

Helget (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B Doell Bambi (ground spare) (Did it fly this mission? YES it did, taken over by the Culver crew.)

Doell (P)

Duncan (CP)

Gross (N) (flew this mission with crew #29)

Swarthout (B)

Rainey (R)

Curtin (E)

Drozdek (NG)

Stancati (BG)

Price (TG)

Helget (G) (flew this mission with crew #25)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94775 D/G Doell

Unused Ground spare Lead on Hardstand #12.

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-28838 E/C 7BS Doell Misery Agent           MIA

Took off at 0234 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in 2nd Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop bombs.

Ran out of fuel and crashed at Corfe Castle killing all on board.

Doell, H. M. (P)                     2 Lt

Duncan, L. A. (CP)               2 Lt

Swarthout, R. K. (B)             2 Lt

Curtin, W. D. (E)                   S/Sgt

Rainey, A. T. (R)                  S/Sgt

Drozdek, V. C. (G)                 S/Sgt

Helget, J. M. (G)                   S/Sgt

Price, W. E. (G)                     Sgt

Stancati, A. F. (G)                 Sgt

 

B-24H 41-28838 E/C Misery Agent

Aircraft landed wheels up on the English coast. No airfields were in the area. Aircraft crashed and burned. MARC reports location as: Studland Battle Training Area, which is five miles southeast of Wareham. Crash-landed at Corfe Castle in the Olde Woode With 7BS Pilot: Doell. 9 KIA.

KIA DOELL HERMAN H (P)                             2 LT            7          O-687561                        NJ

KIA DUNCAN LEWIS A (CP)                           2 LT            7          O-700422                        TX

KIA SWARTHOUT ROBERT K (B)                 2 LT            7          O-697786                        DETROIT MI

KIA CURTIN WILLIAM D (E)                          S/SGT         7          39038488

KIA DROZDEK VINCENT C (NG)                    S/SGT         7          36648028                        IL

KIA RAINEY ALVIN T (R)                                S/SGT         7          18137983                        LA

KIA HELGET JEROME (BT)                              S/SGT         7          37542521                        M1LWAUKEE MN

KIA PRICE WILLIAM E (WG)                          S/SGT         7          18109226                        OK

KIA STANCATI ARTHUR A (TG)                  SGT             7          15342096                       

 

NOTE: Bob Gross, the Navigator, was not on the plane for this mission.

 

DOELL HERMAN H is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-1-30.

DROZDEK VINCENT C is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, G-1-157.

DUNCAN LEWIS A is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, F-4-95.

RAINEY ALVIN T is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, E-6-41.

SWARTHOUT ROBERT K is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, F-6-72.