Capricorn


Ding Dong Daddy from Dixie became Capricorn when she became one of the zodiac bombers in April of 1944. When the Group converted to B17s, the crew renamed their 17 "Ding Dong Daddy from Dixie."

Al Kite would fly with another crew and be shot down. The crew would be taken over by Lloyd Stuart of the 835th. John Wise was KIA when the crew he was flying with was shot down.

Reunion Photo


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Albert S. Kite 2nd LT Pilot 05/07/44 / /44 Transferred ZOI
William Long   Co-pilot 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
Robert J. Williamson 2nd LT Co-pilot 05/07/44 09/13/44  
Allen J. Dancy 2nd LT Navigator 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
John B. Wise 2nd LT Bombardier 05/07/44 10/15/44 KIA (29+ missions)
Sidney E. Belk S/SGT FE/Top 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
Philip L. Anderson S/SGT Radio/Waist 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
Joe F. Wilson SGT Nose Gunner 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
Emmanuel Joseph "Joe" Bergstrom SGT Ball Gunner 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
Sidney A. Ward S/SGT Tail gunner 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
Stadius Golembeski SGT Waist Gunner 05/07/44 09/13/44 Finished tour.
James Newton   Crew Chief 05/07/44 / /44 Not on flight status.
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
001 05/07/44   DF 42-52765 B24H
003 05/09/44 Capricorn/Ding Dong Daddie from Dixie DL 42-52744 B24H
005 05/20/44 Capricorn/Ding Dong Daddie from Dixie DL 42-52744 B24H
006 05/23/44 Capricorn/Ding Dong Daddie from Dixie DL 42-52744 B24H
007 05/24/44 Capricorn/Ding Dong Daddie from Dixie DL 42-52744 B24H
009 05/27/44   DJ 42-52644 B24H
013 05/31/44 Capricorn/Ding Dong Daddie from Dixie DL 42-52744 B24H
022 06/14/44 Aries DO 42-52693 B24H
025 06/17/44 Dynamite'n DoDo NE 4x-xx522 B24H
026 06/20/44   NO 42-52749 B24H
027 06/20/44   NL 42-52630 B24H

 
Created 01/18/99 Modified 12/23/16

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