Dolan, William Edward

Individual Personnel Data
Name Dolan, William Edward, "Pop"
Rank Captain / Lieutenant Colonel
Serial Number O-468972
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Detachment, per Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bomb Group Morning Report dated 2 January 1943, effective 2 January 1943.
Duty Intelligence Officer
Last Duty Date 6 September 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
DecorationsAwarded the Bronze Star Medal Per HQ, 1stBomb Division General Orders #290 dated 31 August 1944. Presented on 6 September 1944.
Citation For
Higher Decoration
WILLIAM E. DOLAN, O-468972, Major, Air Corps, United States Army. For meritorious service as intelligence officer of a heavy bombardment group in connection with military operations against the enemy in the European Theatre of Operations from I January 1943 to 26 August 1944. Entered military service from New Jersey.
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 4 July 1896
  • Assigned to the 384th BG HQ Det. as Group Intelligence Officer (aka S-2) on 2 January 1943 (microfilm B0373-01275).
  • Detailed as Station Photographic Officer (Prim) on SO #20 dated 28 May 1943.
  • Appointed to a Special Court-Martial as President of the Board for the trial of two named EM per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #131 dated 30 October 1943.
  • Placed on two days Temporary Duty to AAF Station 101 on or about 16 February 1944, purpose, Intelligence Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #29 dated 12 February 1944. Amended per Station SO #30 dated 14 February to read: Period of Travel and Temporary Duty not to exceed four days.
  • Relieved from attachment to Det A, Hq & Hq Sq, 304th Serv Gp. for rations and quarters.
  • Placed on two days Temporary Duty to London on or about 25 May 1944, purpose Intelligence Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #95 dated 24 May 1944.
  • Placed on approximately two days Temporary Duty to AAF Station 101 on 16 October 1944, purpose witness at General Court Martial trial per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #204 dated 15 October 1944.
  • Placed on approximately two days Temporary Duty to AAF Station 101 on 5 November 1944, purpose witness at General Court Martial trial per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #215 dated 1 November 1944.
  • Ordered on two days Temporary Duty to London on 14 December 1944, purpose Supply Acivities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #244 dated 12 December 1944.
  • Ordered on two days Temporary Duty to London on 8 January 1945, purpose Official Business per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #5 dated 6 January 1945.
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Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Observer 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Col. Milton, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report

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