FltOff Dayton B. Mitstifer

FltOff Dayton B. Mitstifer

Birth
Liberty, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Feb 1944 (aged 22)
Cressy, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Plot D Row 5 Grave 39
Memorial ID 56647896 · View Source
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USAAF WORLD WAR II
Co Pilot Fl/Of. Dayton B. Mitstifer KIA
Hometown: Pennsylvania
Squadron: 554th 386th Bomb Group
Service #T-186567
Awards:Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. Robert B. Spencer POW

Target: V1 Launch Sites
MACR #2082
Mission Date: 10-Feb-44
Serial Number: #41-34947
Aircraft Model B-26C-15-MO Marauder
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name: 'Lady Luck'
Location: France
Cause: AA Crew of 6 5KIA 1POW

Mission to bomb V1 Launch Sites and received a direct hit from AAA and had its wing blown off whilst over France.
Lady Luck wing blown off by AAA over Cressy Forrest France Feb 10, 1944. MACR-2082. Previously 322BG451BS Nye's Annihilators Code:SS-J named: Idiot's Delight, Disposal: 10-Feb-44

Spencer's crew's normal aircraft was "Honey Chile" . Mechanical problems with "Honey Chile" caused them to be flying "Lady Luck" on this day.

'Lady Luck' Crew
1st/Lt. Robert B. Spencer - pilot (POW)
Fl/Of. Dayton B. Mitstifer Co Pilot (KIA)
Fl/Of. Dayton B. Mitstifer Co Pilot (KIA)
1st/Lt. Arch A. Dennen Bombardier/Naviagator (KIA)
T/Sgt. Richard R. Faith radio operator/gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. Gerard G. Bergeron engineer/gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. John L. Dorton armorer/gunner (KIA)


Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Pennsylvania.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56647896
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for FltOff Dayton B. Mitstifer (17 Dec 1921–10 Feb 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56647896, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .