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TEAM E was scheduled to drop on DZ C at 0027 at Point 393-927 and landed approximately 0029 at point 395-895. Both sticks were together when dropped and Lt. Driver assembled his entire stick in approximately ten minutes. Lt. Hensley was missing five men on the assembly. These two teams were to mark the LZ at two points withe base stick establishing the Eureka. Eureka was established at approximately 0330 by which time the two sticks had moved to the correct LZ's. Eurekas were turned on at 0350 and reception was made with transmitting aircraft prior to 0400. Both teams established lights but those established by Lt. Driver were knocked out by a landing Glider at approximately 0420. Lt. Hensley kept his lights on until approximately 0445.

(Source: Report of D-Day Pathfinders activities - 1 July 1944)

 
Paratroopers
First Lieutenant Donald S. Driver 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Second Lieutenant James W. Tolar 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Technical 5th Richard R. Lisk 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Technical 5th Clifford J. McDowell 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Technical 5th Hugh W. Selby 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private First Class William G. Casey 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 3rd Bn, G Co
Private First Class Troy S. Estes 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private First Class Cleo G. Reed 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private First Class Howard Stiles 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 3rd Bn, H Co
Private Henry J. Bohleke 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private Dominick Cherico 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private Lawrence F. Hall 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private Joseph Hatcher 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private Harold D. Locke 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private William G. Netterwold 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private David C. Parks 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private James H. Perkins 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private Max S. Trujillo 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Aircrew
  Pilot
  Co-pilot
  Navigator
  Crew Chief
  Radio Operator