Dodge, Raymond Earl

Individual Personnel Data
Name Dodge, Raymond Earl   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 17109015   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 June 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Moe Lutheran Cemetery, Clear Lake, Wisconsin
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 16349 (1.083 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Way, John RichardPilotMIA
2nd Lt. Harvey, Walter Lewis, "Bill, Big Dog"Co-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Sherrer, Richard PNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Corrigan, Thomas JosephBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Gadomski, Edmund StephenRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Hill, William Charles, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Feagin, William RaymondFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Dodge, Raymond EarlFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. McCulley, George DeweyFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. O'Connell, Charles DFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30049 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
After making two unsuccessful runs on the primary target, the crew headed for Emden as a likely target for their bomb load. The flak guns found them, inflicting serious damage and injuries - then they ran into fighters. A furious running battle ensued, with some crew members bailing out, and finally the aircraft exploded. The main part of the wreckage came down in the Dollard (Dutch: Dollart), an embayment of the Ems River on the border between Germany and the Netherlands. MACR 16349
Sortie Report

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