Euliss L. Duggan
Born 24 December 1908
Died 26 July 1944
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Section U, Site 1c-Ws

Co-Pilot of C-87, Serial no. 41-11706, which crashed on 7-26-44 North of Gaeta Village on Florida Island, British Solomon Islands. A/C departed from Tarawa, to Guadalcanal at 0456Z, 25 July 1944. Last report received 1035Z same date at that time the airplane was approximately 25 minutes from Guadalcanal. Mission was to ferry passengers and cargo from Fairfield to Amberly. Weather: Clear. 15 Bodies were recovered and buried on 14 August 1944 at the Navy Marine Cemetery, Guadalcanal. Of the 15, 2 bodies were yet unidentified. 2 Bodies unidentified are concluded to have been completely consumed by fire. The aircraft crashed North of Gaeta Village on Florida Island, British Solomon Islands.
Aboard this aircraft were 6 crew members and 11 passengers.

Pilot H.W. Prince (Civilian)
Co-Pilot F.F. Grundrum (Civilian)
Radio Operator J. Stumph (Civilian)
Engineer W.L. Churchill (Civilian)
Navigator E.B. Hult (Civilian)
Traffic Clerk W.A. Staley (Civilian)
Lt Col John C. Pearson, British RAF
Col Charles R. Burnett Jr., AC
Lt Col Paul H. Berkowitz, WD
Major R.R. Barton-Tates, British Army
Major Euliss L. Duggan AAF
Major Morton L. Talley, AGF
Capt Herbert R. Gore, MC
Capt John S. Ingrahan, AAF
2nd Lt William P. Foil, AC
Comdr Isaac J. Fitch, British RAF
1st Lt Stephen J. Maliszewski

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 December 1908
  • Date of death: 26 July 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Jungle Training Center, Combat Tr. Command
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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