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WILLIAM R. HARTIGAN CREW - 358th BS
(Assigned 358BS: 14 September 1943)

(Back L-R) S/Sgt James T. Ince (TG)(POW), S/Sgt Val F. Stoddard (BT)(POW),
T/Sgt Robert L. Ward (R)(EVD), S/Sgt John W. Lowther (RWG)(EVD), T/Sgt Clement Resto (E)(POW)

(Front L-R) 2Lt Bernard F. Dorsey (B)(POW), 2Lt Lorin F. Douthett (N)(EVD),
2Lt Edward N. Goddard (CP)(POW), 2Lt William R. Hartigan (P)(EVD)



WILLIAM R. HARTIGAN CREW - 358th BS
(Assigned 358BS: 14 September 1943)

(L-R) 2Lt William R. Hartigan (P)(EVD-E&E 231), 2Lt Edward N. Goddard (CP)(POW),
2Lt Lorin F. Douthett (N)(EVD-E&E 232), 2Lt Bernard F. Dorsey (B)(POW),
T/Sgt Clement Resto (E)(POW), S/Sgt John W. Lowther (RWG)(EVD-E&E 2335),
T/Sgt Robert L. Ward (R)(EVD-E&E 2424), S/Sgt Val F. Stoddard (BTG)(POW),
S/Sgt James T. Ince (TG)(POW)

Not in photo: S/Sgt Charles J. Dove (LWG)(KIA),

Seven Credited Crew Missions:
72 (27 Sept 43), 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79 (20 Oct 43)

Substitute Crewman on missions:
Mission #72 - 2Lt Paul M. Campbell (CP) for Lt Goddard (CP)
Mission #75 - Sgt Robert W. Hoffman (Togglier) for Lt Dorsey (B)
Mission #76 - Sgt George F. Fee (Togglier) for Lt Dorsey (B)

Additional Crewman on missions:
Mission #72 - Sgt Wallace E. Martin (Photographer)
Mission #79 - Sgt Ralph P. Moffett (Photographer)(POW)

KIA (Killed in Action) EVD (Evadee)
Mission #79, 20 Oct 43 to Duren, Germany in B-17F #42-29571 Charley Horse (358BS) VK-L Crashed near Mons, Belgium (MACR 1033). T/Sgt Robert L. Ward (R) avoided capture and made contact with the French underground. He was taken to Paris and was accompanied by an underground member to the Swiss Border eleven days after their landing. He worked for the US Embassy before being returned to England in September 1944. S/Sgt John W. Lowther (RWG) arrived in Switzerland six months after T/Sgt Ward. He had been in the hills with the French Maquis. Lt's Hartigan (P) and Douthett (N) also avoided capture. They escaped through Spain and returned to Molesworth on 10 December 1944. S/Sgt Charles J. Dove (LWG) was Killed in Action. Lt's Goddard (CP) and Dorsey (B) and T/Sgt Resto (E), S/Sgt's Stoddard (BTG) and Ince (TG) and Sgt Moffett (Photographer) were captured and became POWs.

[photo courtesy of Val Stoddard]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]