COMMENTS & NOTES
LT GLENN W. DYE
ORIGINAL 100TH PILOT
CREW #25 351st SQUADRON A/C #42-30089 "SUNNY"
1ST LT GLENN W. DYE P CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
2ND LT JOHN H. LUCKADOO CP CPT 13 FEB 44 LIVOSSART (NO-BALL)
2ND LT TIMOTHY J. CAVANAUGH NAV CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
2ND LT FRANCIS C. CHANEY BOM CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
T/SGT VICTOR R. COMBS TTE CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
S/SGT ELDER D. DICKERSON WG KIA 8 OCT 43 BREMEN (WITH CREW #22) see below
T/SGT GEORGE E. FLANAGAN ROG CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
S/SGT RICHARD B. COOKE BTG CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
S/SGT DONALD O. ELLIS WG CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
S/SGT LEROY E. BAKER TG CPT 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX
THIS WAS THE FIRST CREW OF THE 100TH TO FINISH A TOUR OF 25 MISSIONS.
TIMOTHY CAVANAUGH AND FRANCIS CHANEY WERE BOTH KILLED IN A B-29 TRAINING ACCIDENT SHORTLY AFTER RETURNING TO THE STATES. ELDER DICKERSON, APPARENTLY A MISSION OR TWO BEHIND HIS CREW WAS KIA ON HIS 25TH MISSION WITH CREW #22, CAPT. MURPHY AND THE PICCADILLY LILY.
JOHN LUCKADOO flew 21 missions with this crew then WENT ON TO BECOME THE OPERATIONS OFFICER OF TWO OF THE 100TH'S SQUADRONS; 351STand 350th.
Plane was named Sunny which was the nickname Lt Dye gave his son Glenn Dye Jr.
On the way overseas with the original cadre, Glenn Dye was sick and was given drugs. The crew had to stay in Gandor for 2 weeks while Lt Dye was getting better. It turns out, that after two weeks he was still weak from the drugs and John Luckadoo flew the crew to England.
Missions for Glenn Dye Crew
Date A/C # A/C Name Target
Jun 25, 1943 230051 Nevada Wildcat Bremen (Olli Turner flew as Command Pilot, Lucky did not fly mission)
Jun 26, 1943 23307 Skipper LeMans
Jun 28, 1943 23307 Skipper St Nazaire (Flak City)
Jun 29, 1943 23307 Skipper LeMans (Lead Crew mission
July 04, 1943 La Pallice
Jul 10, 1943 230089 Sunny LeBourget
Jul 14, 1943 230089 Sunny LeBourget
Jul 17, 1943 230089 Sunny Hamburg
Jul 24, 1943 25865 Janie Trondheim (Lead Crew, w/Olli Turner)
Jul 25, 1943 230089 Sunny Warnemunde
Jul 26, 1943 230089 Sunny Hanover (Lucky flew as Formation Officer
Jul 28, 1943 25865 Janie Oschersleben
Jul 29, 1943 25865 Janie Warnemunde
Jul 30, 1943 25865 Janie Kassel
Aug 12, 1943 230089 Sunny Wesseling
Aug 15, 1943 230089 Sunny Merville AF & Lille AF (Lead Crew)
Aug 19, 1943 230089 Sunny Woensdrecht
Aug 24, 1943 230089 Sunny Conches
Aug 27, 1943 230089 Sunny Watten
Aug 31, 1943 230089 Sunny Meulan Les Merueaux
Sept 03,1943 (Sunny Shot Down with Lt Richard King Crew)
Sept.06,1943 230796 Sunny II* Stuttgart, Conches, Evreux Airfield (ST)
Sept 07,1943 230796 Sunny II* Watten-V-Weapons
Sept 09,1943 230796 Sunny II* Arth, AF
Sept 15,1943 230796 Sunny II Paris, AC Factory (Renault)
Sept.16,1943 230796 Sunny II Bordeaux & LaPallice
*Plane flew on these missions but cannot confirm 100% it is the plane Glenn Dye Crew Flew on those missions.
CREW #22 A/C #42-5864 EP-A "PICCADILLY LILY" PROABLY THE 100TH MOST FAMOUS A/C
CAPT. THOMAS E. MURPHY P; KIA 8 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT MARSHALL F. LEE CP; KIA 8 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT CHARLES C. SARABUN NAV; POW 8 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT FLOYD C. PETERSON BOM; POW 8 OCT 43 BREMEN
T/SGT JOHN J. EHLEN TTE; POW 8 OCT 43 BREMEN TAPS: 1978
S/SGT ALBERT C. DAVIS WG; CPT 4 OCT 43 HANAU (WON DFC)
SGT EMMETT H. EVANS ROG; CPT 4 OCT 43 HANAU
S/SGT CLEVELAND D. JARVIS BTG; X-FERRED TO ARMAMENT, JULY 1943
S/SGT MICHAEL ROTZ WG; POW 28 MAY 44 MADGEBURG (WITH THE L.G. LACY CREW-see below)
S/SGT GERALD O. ROBINSON TG; POW 8 OCT 43 BREMEN
ALBERT DAVIS AND EMMETT EVANS, HAVING COMPLETED TOURS WERE REPLACED ON THE 8 OCT 43 BREMEN MISSION BY DERRELL PIEL (ROG OF CREW #26) AND ELDER DICKERSON THE REGULAR WG OF CREW #25. BOTH PIEL AND DICKERSON (ON HIS 25TH MISSION) WERE KILLED BY FLAK. JARVIS'S PLACE IN THE BALL TURRET WAS TAKEN BY S/SGT REED A. HUFFORD WHO BECAME A POW. MICHAEL ROTZ, HAVING BEEN HOSPITALIZED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN A JEEP/TRUCK ACCIDENT WAS REPLACED BY S/SGT AARON A. DAVID, WHO WAS KILLED. THERE IS CONFUSION AS TO WHETHER DAVID WAS BLOWN OUT OF THE AIRCRAFT WITHOUT A CHUTE OR HIS CHUTE FAILED TO OPEN. ACCORDING TO SGT DAVID'S SON, HE REPLACED SGT ROTZ ON JUNE 27, 1943 AND STAYED WITH THE CREW FOR REST OF MISSIONS
THIS CREW LED THE 351ST BS ON THE MISSION TO BREMEN AND CAPT ALVIN L. BARKER. 351ST OPERATIONS OFFICER, FLEW IN THE RIGHT SEAT. MARSHALL LEE THE REGULAR CO-PILOT FLEW AS BTG TO ISSUE REPORTS TO MURPHY AND BARKER. LEE WAS APPARENTLY KILLED AFTER LEAVING THE BALL TURRET IN HOPES OF RENDERING AID TO THE TWO PILOTS, BOTH OF WHOM WERE ALSO KILLED.
Original 100th, Crew #25
"SUNNY II" Crew; This is the Glen Dye Crew, the first 100th crew to complete a combat tour of 25 missions. This photo includes more than the regular crew. Some standing are ground crew. Kneeling are the 351st Squadron Commander, Ollen Turner, center, with Glen Dye to his left and John Luckadoo on the extreme right. Luckadoo was later to become the Operations Officer of the 351st and then the 350th. This is the only case of the same 100th airman serving as Ops Officer for two Squadron. Standing from left: George E. Flanagan - ROG, Elder D. Dickerson - WG (KIA 8 Oct 43 at Bremen), Richard B. Cooke - BTG, John Parmentier - Crew Chief, Victor R. Combs - TTE, Leroy E. Baker - TG & Donald O. Ellis - WG. Kneeling from left: Francis C. Chaney - BOM, timothy J. Cavanaugh - NAV, Ollen Turner - 351st Squadron Commander, Glen Dye - P & John H. Luckadoo - CP Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives)
Capt Glenn Dye Crew with Sunny II. Photo courtesy of Guy Davis.
The first group of 100th Bomb Group personnel to receive the Air Medal (from the collection of John Luckadoo).
- DYE, Glenn W. - P
- LUCKADOO, John H. - CP/P
- CAVANAUGH, Timothy J. - NAV
- CHANEY, Francis C. - BOM
- COMBS, Victor R. - TTE
- FLANAGAN, George E. - ROG
- COOKE, Richard B. - BTG
- DICKERSON, Elder D. - WG
- ELLIS, Donald O. - WG
- BAKER, Leroy E. - TG