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LT  Donald J. STUKE

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P

Lt Stuke during Pilot training. 

SERIAL #: O-727280 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 03233 CR: 03233

Comments1: 18 MAR 44 MUNICH (MID AIR COLL)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1ST LT DONALD J. STUKE           P KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
2ND LT THOMAS L. LEMOND      CP EVA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
2ND LT GEORGE E. OWENS     NAV KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH (from Lt Don Rice Crew)
2ND LT CLARENCE W. PULLEM   BOM KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
    SGT ARTHUR R. TUOTT      ROG KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
    SGT DANIEL J. SEGRETE      TTE POW 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
    SGT IRVING W. COOKE        BTG KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
    SGT JOSEPH M. DRAGOVICH   WG KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
    SGT JOSEPH C. OGG             WG KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH
    SGT PHILLIP J. DONNELLY      TG KIA 18 MAR 44 MUNICH

418th Sqdn.. Crew, as above, is taken from the MACR # 3233. The exact date and composition of this crew when it joined the 100th is unknown. (Iit may be possible to find their assigment order on Micro-film..pw)

The aircraft was lost in a mid-air collision with the A/C (#42-39830) flown by Lt Paul A. Martin of the 350th Sqdn.  The entire nose section of the Stuke A/C plus both left engines were torn off in the collision.

Known Missions of Lt Stuke:

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
3/17/1944 33 131 STUKE D.J. LT P 30152 MUNICH
3/18/1944 33 132 STUKE D.J. LT P 37913 MUNICH

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Munich DATE: 1944-03-18  
AIRCRAFT: (42-37913) CAUSE: Mid-Air with 42-39830  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

Lt Stuke official USAAF photo taken at graduation 

Lt Donald Stuke Re-internment in States 

Donald J. Stuke 418th P California KIA 18 Mar 44 Munich Donald J. Stuke Crew "Donald Stuke's body was never recovered, but here is his grave marker from Golden Gate National Cemetery" -- Photo and comments courtesy of Al Schutte 11/16/2005

Belly landing at Honington 1943-12-20  by Lt Charles Brooks. Plane was on route from station 139 to Station 593 when wheels would not extend . Care of Roger Freeman Collection by way of Jack O’Leary. 

Belly landing at Honington 1943-12-20  by Lt Charles Brooks. Plane was on route from station 139 to Station 593 when wheels would not extend . Care of Roger Freeman Collection by way of Jack O’Leary. 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

Crew 2

ID: 5038