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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 T. Windish 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn, I Co
Warrant Officer Ernest L. Dilbrun 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Sergeant Thayer Carlton 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Sergeant Sidney L. McCallum 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Technical 5th Erwin F. Zahnadnik 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Technical 4th Louis B. Tuttle 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Corporal James A. Benson 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private First Class Jack L. Brown 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private First Class Wilbur D. Croteau 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn, G Co
Private First Class John D. Edwards 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private First Class George Kenfield 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private First Class Edmund Lojko 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private First Class John J. Houk 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private First Class William Weber 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private George McMillan 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private David D. Morgan 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private Dell T. Ripple 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Private Raymond J. Schaneer 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 3rd Bn,
Aircrew
  Pilot
  Co-pilot
  Navigator
  Crew Chief
  Radio Operator