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Stanley Wilbur DODGE

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    Picture from Cynthia Adkins Dodge                                   Picture Rudy Kenis

 

Pilot Offr  118574  Pilot RAF Volunteer

Pilot

Born: 17-07-1912 San Mateo, California.

Age: 21

Son of Ralph Salem Dodge and Amy Harlow Dodge of Redwood City, California USA

First burried: St.-Trond

Now burried: Heverlee 7 K 1

 

Message from Cynthia Dodge Atkins:

A few years ago, I came across a war diary of my Uncle, Stanley Wilbur Dodge. My uncle was one (of I believe only a few) American Captains (transferred from the Eagle Squadron) who flew Wellington Bombers for the RAF. He was in the 21 OTU based at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucester and was (I think) part of the No. 5 Bomber Group. He had participated in a raid on Bremen on 13 September, 1942. Sadly, he was shot down on his second mission over Germany on the evening of 16 September, 1942 at the tender age of 21. His diary lists the following crew (though I believe there were two substitutions on the night his plane was shot down): Pilot Captain, Stanley Dodge (my uncle, and the only American) Pilot Officer, Sutton (from Yorkshire, an Oxford graduate) Navigator, (P/O) Hendly-Cross (from London) Wireless Op, Sgt. Downing (from Yorkshire) Rear Gunner, Sgt. Tucknott (from Birmingham) Front Gunner, Sgt. Confait (a Frenchman, living in Kenya)