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SGT  Earl B. RUTHERFORD

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: 39037687 STATUS: POW
MACR: 02383 CR: 02383

Comments1: 10 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK (EAC)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

MACR 2383              

A/C #42-30062  BASTARDS 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.

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Earl Benjamin Rutherford FREMONT, California Earl Benjamin Rutherford, a native of Big Stone Gap, Virginia and longtime Fremont resident, passed away from cancer on May 19, 2010, with his family by his side at the age of 87. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 28th, at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, in Fremont, California, at 11:00 AM. Inurnment at Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery in Hayward will occur at a later date. Earl was born February 14, 1923, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia to Minnie and Carl Rutherford. He was a S/Sgt in World War II and served in the Army Air Corp., as a waist gunner in a B-17 Bomber. He was shot down on February 10, 1944 on his 10th Mission over Germany where he then became a prisoner of war for 18 months. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Bob and William Rutherford, Elsie Birt and his loving wife Marion. His surviving love ones include his daughter Erlana Rutherford (Karen Callaghan) of Fremont; stepchildren, Linda Cullen (Brad Duffey), Ron Mundy (Shelly), Kathy Paulson (Ken), Andra Giachino (Ralph Misitano), Mark Giachino (Amy); sister, Wanda Fulkerson, numerous nieces, nephews and loving pets, Nani, Koa, and Honu. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the Valley in San Jose, CA. For further information please call: Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels 510-656-1226

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Brunswick DATE: 1944-02-10  
AIRCRAFT: "Bastard's Bungalow"/T.N.T./Reilly’s Racehorse (42 CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 4542