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SSGT Ellis W Dodd

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SSGT Ellis W Dodd

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 26 Mar 1943 (aged 23)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot C, 105
Memorial ID 3773424 View Source
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Dodd was a gunner on a B-24D bomber assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. On March 26, 1943 they were number one to take off for a mission from Alipore Airdrome in India. They failed to clear some palm trees at the end of the runway, crashed, and eight of the nine men aboard were killed. Only the flight engineer survived.

Dodd was from Warren County, Ohio, and he received the Purple Heart.


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SSGT, 492 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3773424
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/3773424/ellis-w-dodd : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Ellis W Dodd (1 Aug 1919–26 Mar 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3773424, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .