TSGT Gerald S Dolan

TSGT Gerald S Dolan

Birth
Colorado, USA
Death 6 Jun 1945 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Gerald served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24L #44-41482, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Mesa County, Colorado prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 23, 1943 in Denver, Colorado. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

B-24L #44-41482 took off from McGuire Field (San Jose), Mindoro, Philippines on a courier flight bound for Floridablanca Airfield on Luzon Island, Philippines with a crew of 4 along with 20 passengers. They never arrived at their destination and are assumed to have crashed in the sea. It was noted that on that day there were heavy showers off the western end of Mindoro.

Gerald was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

He was previously awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # 37701966

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Crew that perished on B-24L #44-41482:
Baldwin, Stephen D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Dolan, Gerald S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
McCarty, Elmo ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WV
Williams, Hans H ~ Capt, Pilot, IA

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Passengers that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Bacon, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, CO
Barnett, James J ~ S/Sgt, OR
Bartel, Robert E ~ 1st Lt, IL
Bedrick, Harold A ~ Cpl, NY
Dunayczan, Joseph X ~ T/Sgt, MI
Erickson, William F ~ Cpl, PA
Gooley, Joseph A ~ S/Sgt, NJ
Harring, Arthur R ~ Pfc, NY
Jonikas, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, IL
Kendall, Dean R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, CO
Knight, Thomas M ~ Cpl, NC
Lawson, John B ~ 1st Lt, OR
Little, Wade A ~ Sgt, OH
McCarty, Walter V ~ M/Sgt, MS
Miller, Ralph I ~ T/Sgt, MN
Petrosillo, Jack M ~ 1st Lt, CA
Shryock, John K, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Tierney, Joseph E ~ 1st Lt, CT
Van Beek, Franklin L ~ S/Sgt, MO
Ward, Thomas F ~ Cpl, NJ

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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View Cenotaph at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado .


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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 55922860
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Gerald S Dolan (1924–6 Jun 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55922860, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .