RUGG  Earl J

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO-757291 (19101836)
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1920
ETATPasadena, CALIFORNIA
FAMILYMarried
RANKSecond Lieutenant
FONCTIONCo Pilot
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTBookkeepers and cashiers, except bank cashiersCA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT11 june 1942 Los Angeles CALIFORNIA
REGIMENT SQUADRON574th Bomb Squadron
DIVISION GROUP391st  Bomb Group
ARMY9th Bomb Command - 9th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH7 august 1944rugg earl tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLa Harceliere -  Sainte-Honorine-la-Chardonne
DATA PLAN

B-26 Marauder - type B-50-MA - s/n 42-95851 4L*M

"Vivacious Veronica"

B26 MARAUDER

Macr: 7795

Mission: Attack bridge of Nogent-le-Roi (28)

Shot by the flak at 19h10
Takeoff Station 166 Matching Green, Essex UK

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D147
DECORATION

Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters


Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

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STORY
Operational mission to Nogent-sur-Seine, France. Flak knocked out 6 to 8 feet off the left wing, sending the B-26 into two or three rolls and then went into a spin. Crashed at La Harceliere, near Saint-Honorine-La Chardonne, 17 miles of Vire, France.

 Crew of B-26 Marauder - type B-50-MA - s/n 42-95851 4L*M

"Vivacious Veronica"


1st Lieutenant

William K

CALLISON

Pilot

Dead

Golden Gate Nat

 Son of James H Callison, Etat de WASHINGTON 

2nd Lieutenant

Earl J

RUGG

CoPilot

Dead

Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer 

 AM+9/PH+1 - Pasadena, CALIFORNIA

S/Sergeant

Howard F

SIMONES

Bomber

Dead

Inconnu

 Married to Mildred R SIMONES, Geneva, ILLINOIS

S/Sergeant

Joseph E

HANZL

Radio/Gunner

Escaped 

 Born in 1920 - Cuyahoga, OHIO 

S/Sergeant

Stephen A Jr

KOLESZARIK

Mechanic/Gunner

Dead

Cim Nat Baltimore 

 21 ans - Son of Susian Koleszarik, Cairsbrock, PENSYLVANIA

S/Sergeant

Acle Bronston

CAYWOOD

Gunner

Dead

Cim Nat Camp Nelson 

 25 ans - Son of Lillian Caywood, Lexington, KENTUCKY
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To the crew of B 26 Marauder fell on August 7, 1944 at La Harcellière, Sainte-Honorine-la-Chardonne.

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOUSAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries - Aad.archives.gov - Francecrashes39-45.net - Aerosteles.net - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud