S.Sgt. Alfred E. "Allie" Dow and Crew, Reports of Death

Title

S.Sgt. Alfred E. "Allie" Dow and Crew, Reports of Death

Subject

Personnel Record(s)

Description

The official Reports of Death for S.Sgt. Alfred E. "Allie" Dow, as well as crewmates:

1st Lt. Woodrow W. Moore
2nd Lt. Louis I. Miller
2nd Lt. William H. McCamy
2nd Lt. John W. James
T.Sgt. William C. Gassmann
S.Sgt. Thomas Brown
S.Sgt. Alfred F. Westphal
S.Sgt. Chester L. Busher
S.Sgt. Fletcher B. Gilbert

This document include detailed account of the mission and the crash that resulted in the crews' death in March 1943. Statements from witnesses and chain of command included. Also includes rationale for medals and citations. Crew members were seen parachuting from plane, reported total destruction. Crew initially reported Missing in Action.

Creator

Capt. Sanford Coffin, ACGD, OIC Determination Unit

Source

War Department--Casualty Section, Personnel Actions Branch

Date

7 April 1948

Contributor

Thomas E. Dow

Format

pdf

Coverage

Latitude:S 3° 43' 0.9847"
Longitude:E 147° 38' 38.0573"

Latitude:-3.7169402°
Longitude:147.6439048°

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