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TEAM "D" was scheduled to be dropped at 0030 at point 392-889. Actual drop was made west of St. Come-du-Mont from points 373-992 south to 378-879 at approximately 0047. This jump was carried out under intense enemy MG fire and anti-aircraft fire. Assembly of the three sticks was impossible although Lt. Watson, 501st Parachute Infantry and Cpl Beaver did establish one Eureka on DZ which was in operation and being triggered by A/C on scheduled time. Twenty-three of this Team of 54 officers and enlisted men are still carried as MIA and are believed to be prisoners of war. Stick leader of Stick 3, 506th Parachute Infantry, Mr. Dillburn, WOJG, has been reported PW by Capt. Brown who likewise was captured but who later escaped.

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

 
Paratroopers
Second Lieutenant John H. Crow 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Second Lieutenant Albert E. Watson 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, A Co
Sergeant Warren K. McGinley 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, C Co
Sergeant John O'Shaughnessy 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Technical 5th John E. Eagen 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Technical 5th Jsoeph Haller 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn,
Corporal Delbert S. Brazzle 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn,
Private First Class George A. Adomitis 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn,
Private First Class Charles E. Coleman 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Private First Class Paul M. Fletcher 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn,B Co
Private First Class Stephen Via Jr 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Private Alvin Daley 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Private Lubomir Dejanovich 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn,
Private David W. Hadley 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn,
Private Clarence J. Jack 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, A Co
Private John D. Mishler 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Private John O. Ryan 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Private Thomas M. Walker 101st Airborne Div., 501st PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Aircrew
  Pilot
  Co-pilot
  Navigator
  Crew Chief
  Radio Operator