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LT  Arthur E. SCOGGINS

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P

Lt Arthur Scoggins Pilot  KIA Feb 10, 1944. Courtesy of Susan Horak Howe

Lt Arthur Scoggins and one of his Sisters.  Pilot  KIA Feb 10, 1944. Courtesy of Susan Horak Howe

SERIAL #: O-746435 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 02383 CR: 02383

Comments1: 10 FEB 1944 BRUNSWICK: A Ghost Story

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

MACR 2383              

A/C #42-30062  BASTARD’S BUNGALOW/T.N.T./Reilly’s Racehorse 

2ND LT ARTHUR E. SCOGGINS         P KIA 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
2ND LT LESLIE R. PATTERSON       CP POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
2ND LT EDWARD O. DAVIS         NAV POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
2ND LT  WILLIAM J. COONEY      BOM POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
    SGT PHILLIP SHEINFELD         ROG POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
S/SGT WILLIAM H. QUEALE         TTE POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
S/SGT EDWARD R. GONZALES       BTG POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
   SGT EARL B. RUTHERFORD        WG POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
   SGT JOSEPH F. HOLP                WG POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK
   SGT WILLIS H. RAY                 TG POW 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK

418th Sqdn.  Crew, as above, joined the 100th on 01 Dec 1943. Crew went down on 10th mission

Missions Flown by Lt Arthur Scoggins:

1. 04/01/44 KIEL
06/01/44 PRACTICE MISSION OR RECALL ( FLEW 230758- LD-W "ROSIE'S RIVETERS" )
2. 07/01/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN ( FLEW 230758- LD-W "ROSIE'S RIVETERS" )
15/01/44 MISSION SCRUBBED (ASSIGNED #42-30062 LD-O REILLY'S RACEHORSE)
3. 21/01/44 CALAIS (NO BALL) (FLEW IN 100TH "B" GROUP)
4. 24/01/44 FRANKFURT
27/01/44 MISSION SCRUBBED (ASSIGNED 230278 LD-R SLY FOX)
5. 29/01/44 FRANKFURT
6. 03/02/44 WILHELMSHAVEN
7. 04/02/44 FRANKFURT (FLEW IN 100TH "B" GROUP)
8. 05/02/44 VILLACOUBLAY (FLEW #42-30062 LD-O REILLY'S RACEHORSE)
9. 06/02/44 ROMILLY sur SEINE, AF
10. 10/02/44 BRUNSWICK (SHOT DOWN) (FLEW #42-30062 LD-O REILLY'S RACEHORSE)


100th BOMB GROUP TAPS REPORT
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Submitter's Name: Esther Swindell
Submitter's Email: arkie3operator@yahoo.com
Submitter's Relationship: Child
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Veteran's Name: Leslie Ray Patterson
Death Date: 1/3/2000
Veteran's Unit: 349th
Veteran's Position: Copilot
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Family Contact Information: Esther Swindell 501-902-5825 or 501-257-1000 x51003 7900 Baucum Pike #16 North Little Rock,AR 72117
Comments: My dad was a person who never got over being a POW. It cost him a career and in a way cost him a family life. He suffered from PTSD and did nothing to get over it.

MEMO 2:

ORIGINS: Arthur E Scoggins was born on September 12, 1920. According to our records Florida was Scoggins's home or enlistment state. and Miami-Dade County included within the archival record. 

SERVICE: Enlisted in the Army Air Forces. Served during World War II. Scoggins had the rank of First Lieutenant. Occupation or specialty was Pilot. Service number was O-746435. Served with 100th Bomber Group, Heavy, 418th Bomber Squadron. 

CIRCUMSTANCES: Scoggins experienced a serious casualty which ultimately resulted in loss of life on February 10, 1944. Circumstances of the casualty were attributed to: "Killed in action" 

REMEMBERED: Buried or memorialized at Plot D Row 25 Grave 19, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium. 

AWARDS: Listed are some of the awards and medals that First Lieutenant Scoggins either received or may have been qualified for. This is probably not a complete accounting. There may be other awards received we do not have records of.
? Air Medal ? Purple Heart ? American Campaign Medal ? World War II Victory Medal


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: st Lt Arthur E Scoggins attended high school for 4 years and was an actor ... He volunteered for the Air Corps of the Army of the United States at Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida on 3 April 1942 ... This aircraft fell out of the formation in the target area and was not seen again ... Only Scoggins the pilot was killed. 

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Brunswick DATE: 1944-02-10  
AIRCRAFT: "Bastard's Bungalow"/T.N.T./ "Reillys Racehorse CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: D ROW: 25  
GRAVE: 19 CEMETERY: Ardennes, Neuville-en-Cond, Belgium  
ID: 4645