2/Lt. Stoddard B. Gerald

338th FS - 14 June 1944 - 25 July 1944 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-13703

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
189 25 July 1944 Evereux
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Entered service from Houston, Texas.
ASN - O-760185
14 June 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
10 July 1944 - Sent on Detached Service to the 362nd FS, 357th Fighter Group
25 July 1944 - Prisoner of War
MACR No. 06847
2/Lt. George E. Funk reported: "I was flying Acorn Yellow 4. Lt. Stoddard B. Gerald was flying Acorn Blue 2.  We had left Caen and were flying a heading of 100 degrees when I observed heavy flak.  I started evasive action and called the flak in over the R/T as I did so.  Just at this time my aircraft was hit in the tail section.  As I levelled out I saw Lt. Gerald's ship which had been hit in the tail section, wing, and engine, the latter being on fire.  The plane went into a dive and shortly thereafter I saw Lt. Gerald's chute open.  The location was 49 degrees 10 minutes North, 0 degrees 05 minutes East."
Lt. Gerald was downed near Caen, France, taken prisoner and after interrogation at Oberursel, sent to Stalag Luft III, Sagan.
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