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LT  Edwin J. LOUGHRAN

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: CP

Lt Edwin J. Loughran, CP on Lt Zeb Kendall Crew, KIA March 6, 1944 mission to Berlin

Lt Edwin J. Loughran, CP on Lt Zeb Kendall Crew, KIA March 6, 1944 mission to Berlin

Dog tag of Lt Edwin Loughran, CP on Kendal Crew. Photo courtesy of Volker Urbansky. 

SERIAL #: O-693691 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 03016 CR: 03016

Comments1: 6 MAR 44 BERLIN; MISSION 250 (BOMBS MAY HAVE EXPLODED ON A/C

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT ZEB KENDALL JR.                  P KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
2ND LT EDWIN J. LOUGHRAN          CP KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
2ND LT WILLIAM R. THORPE JR.    NAV KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
2ND LT CLIFFORD L. GOWEN       BOM KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
S/SGT LEMAN E. TUTOR             ROG KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
S/SGT MELVIN A. HICKMAN         TTE KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT REGINALDO AGUILA            BTG KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT MATTHEW G. AVEN JR.      RWG KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT RAYMOND L. BRIDGES           WG KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT VICTOR STOFFREGEN          TG KIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABAOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 22 FEB 44 AND MUST HAVE BEEN LOST ON EITHER THEIR FIRST OF SECOND MISSION.

AIRCRAFT 42-30278, UNNANMED WAS SHOT DOWN DURING FIGHTER ATTACK NEAR HASELUENNE AT APPROX 1200 HOURS.  THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS.

 MACR #3016, Microfiche #1020

 Exact cause and location of the loss of this  aircraft is unknown..

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
3/3/1944 34 122 STOFFREGEN V. SGT TG 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 KENDALL Z. LT P 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 LOUGHRAN E.J. LT CP 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 THORPE W.H. LT NAV 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 GOWEN C.L. LT BOM 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 TUTOR L.E. T/SGT ROG 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 HICKMAN W.A. S/SGT TTE 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 AGUILA R. SGT BTG 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 AVEN M.C. S/SGT RWG 91 BERLIN
3/3/1944 34 122 PRIDGES R.L. SGT LWG 91 BERLIN

3/4/1944 34 123 PRIDGES R.L. SGT LWG 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 AVEN M.C. S/SGT RWG 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 AGUILA R. SGT BTG 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 HICKMAN W.A. S/SGT TTE 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 TUTOR L.E. T/SGT ROG 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 GOWEN C.L. LT BOM 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 THORPE W.H. LT NAV 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 LOUGHRAN E.J. LT CP 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 KENDALL Z. LT P 278 BERLIN
3/4/1944 34 123 STOFFREGEN V. SGT TG 278 BERLIN

3/6/1944 34 124 GOWEN C.L. LT BOM 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 STOFFREGEN V. SGT TG 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 PRIDGES R.L. SGT LWG 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 AVEN M.C. S/SGT RWG 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 AGUILA R. SGT BTG 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 TUTOR L.E. T/SGT ROG 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 THORPE W.H. LT NAV 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 LOUGHRAN E.J. LT CP 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 KENDALL Z. LT P 278 BERLIN
3/6/1944 34 124 HICKMAN W.A. S/SGT TTE 278 BERLIN

MEMO 2:

Mission 250

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Berlin DATE: 1944-03-06  
AIRCRAFT: "Sly Fox" (42-30278) CAUSE: EAC & Explosion  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: Wall/Misng CEMETERY: Netherlands Cemetery/Margraten  

PHOTOS:

Edwin L. Loughran   418th   CP   New York   KIA   6 Mar 44   Berlin   Zeb Kendall Crew   (100th Photo Archives)

 Purple Heart of Edwin J. Loughran, KIA 6 MAR 44. Kendall crew information. 

Lt Edwin J. Loughran, CP on Lt Zeb Kendall Crew, KIA March 6, 1944 mission to Berlin

Purple Heart presentation Certificate, Lt Edwin J. Loughran, CP on Lt Zeb Kendall Crew, KIA March 6, 1944 mission to Berlin

100 BG / 418 BS
2LT LOUGHRAN, EDWIN J.
From New York City, New York.

MIA 6-3-1944 as co-pilot of B-17F / #42-30278 / LD-'R' / MACR 3016. Target: the Robert Bosch Electrical Works, Klein Machnow, Berlin, Germany. Shot down by fighters. Crashed near Gross-Mimelage, east of Quackenbruck, Germany. 10 KIA.

2Lt Loughran is commemorated on the Margraten Cemetery Walls of the Missing.
Also see  https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-l/46936-loughran-edwin-j

Source of the portrait photograph: Pilot Class Book 43-I, Ellington, Texas. Courtesy of my Fields of Honor Database colleague Willem who indexed this class book.

 

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