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Personnel

S/Sgt

Daniel M. CARGILE

Daniel Cargile

Photo from news article dated Feb 11 1945

Army Serial Number: 38372191
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 418th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Tail Gunner

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: EVA
MACR: 07414
CR: 07414
Comments: 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG

Media Articles

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Media ItemTypePageVolume/IssueBroadcast SourceTimeDescriptionFile
Daniel Cargile MIAPrintAbilene Reporter-News Aug 10 194412:00 am
Daniel Cargile long in hiding, safePrintFort Worth Star-Telegram12:00 am
Daniel Cargile completes instructor trainingPrintAbilene Reporter-News Feb 11 194512:00 am

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

1st Lt Andrew J.Gorski P NOC 21 JUN 44 BASDORF-BERLIN (LWA by flak in leg)
2nd Lt Kenneth L.Houghton CP POW 25 JUN 44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP ( as pilot of S.T.Major Crew)
2nd Lt Ray E.Miller NAV CPT 19 SEPT 44 SZOLNOK, HUNGARY (with AUSTIN DUNLOP PFF CREW)
2nd Lt Burton S.Fox BOM CPT 19 SEPT 44 SZOLNOK, HUNGARY (with AUSTIN DUNLOP PFF CREW)
S/Sgt George Jones TTE NOC
Sgt Albert M.Caldwell ROG CPT 3 JAN 45 FULDA
Sgt Joseph J.Parrilla BTG NOC Flew 14 missions with Lt Evans Crew
S/Sgt Oscar A.Compton WG NOC
Sgt John Rybak WG NOC
Sgt Daniel M.Cargile TG EVA (flew with Lt Rice Crew, Lt Houghton, Lt Bethea and went down with Lt Kincannon Crew,
flew as WG on that mission)

418th Sqdn. This crew,as above,Joined the 100th Group on 9/3/44. Crew flew Andy's Dandy's named after Capt. Andrew Gorski
Capt. Gorski went on to become 418th Assistant Operations Officer. Lt Fox received two Purple Hearts, one due to enemy fighters. Both Lt Fox and Lt Miller were transferred to 350th BS and Lt Austin Dunlop's Crew.

ACCORDING TO LT SEES FORM 5's, CAPT. ANDREW J. GORSKI WAS OPERATIONS OFFICER FOR THE 349TH BS, IN AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER OF 1944.

MISSIONS OF SGT DANIEL MARTIN CARGILE

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
3/26/1944 29 137 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
3/26/1944 29 136 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
3/28/1944 29 139 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 LUDWIGSHAFEN/RECALLED (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
3/28/1944 29 138 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 CHATEAUDUN/ EVREUX (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
4/7/1944 29 141 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 QUACKENBRUCK (SCRB) (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
4/8/1944 29 142 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 QUACKENBRUCK (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
4/9/1944 29 143 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 KRZESINKI (POSEN) (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
4/10/1944 29 144 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
4/12/1944 29 146 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL) (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
4/13/1944 29 147 CARGILE D.M. SGT TG 97071 AUGSBURG (Capt Gorski-Pilot)
5/27/1944 76 123 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 31404 STRASBOURG (Capt. Gorski- Pilot
5/29/1944 76 125 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 97230 LEIPZIG (Lt Houghton- Pilot
6/5/1944 28 131 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 97154 BOULOGNE(CHG) (Lt Rice- Pilot)
6/6/1944 28 -132 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 32090 FALAISE/OUISTREHAM (Lt Rice-Pilot)
6/7/1944 28 -135 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 97154 NANTES (BRIDGES) (Lt Rice- Pilot)
6/11/1944 28 -137 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 97154 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF) (Lt Rice- Pilot)
7/19/1944 93 163 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 102649 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN (Lt Bethea-Pilot)
7/20/1944 164 CARGILE D.M. S/SGT TG 37935 MERSEBURG (Capt Kincannon & McGee Fuller PFF)

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CREW

1ST LT FRANCIS C. KINCANNON P POW 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
2ND LT BERNARD L. FARNUM CP POW 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
2ND LT LOUIS ABROMOWITZ NAV EVA 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
1ST LT ROBERT E. NANCE BOM EVA 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
S/SGT DANIEL B. DEASON TTE POW 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
SGT OSCAR L. EDGE ROG POW 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
SGT BERNARD M. TARNECKI BTG NOC
SGT CHARLES E. GARRETT(E) WG NOC
SGT THOMAS J. HOAGG WG CPT 24 JUL 44 ST LO
SGT ROBERT D. CHAVEZ TG POW 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE JOINED THE 100TH ON 09 MAR 1944
The Crew flew a/c 42-107011 "SHINING HOUR" starting on March 27, 1944.

GARRETTE LAST NAME HAS BEEN SPELLED GARETTE (CONTRIALS), GARRETTE (STORY OF THE CENTURY AND JIM BROWNS FILE CARDS) AND GARRETT, (SEE NOTE BELOW)

Partial list of Missions of Lt Kincannon Crew: (all missions in Shining Hour unless otherwise noted…mpf)

1. 16/03/44 AUGSBURG (a/c 42-38175)
2. 18/03/44 LECHFELD/MUNICH (a/c 42-6087 "ROYAL FLUSH" flak damage to #2 Engine)
3. 27/03/44 BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC AF
4. 28/03/44 CHATEAUDUN, AF
31/03/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (Recall)
01/04/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (Recall)
5. 08/04/44 QUACKENBRUCK, AF
09/04/44 KRESZINKE (POSEN) (Recall)
6. 10/04/44 RHEIMS
7. 11/04/44 ROSTOCK
12/04/44 SCHKEUDITZ (LEIPZIG), AC FACTORY (Lt Col Kidd Command Pilot, Recall)
8. 13/04/44 AUGSBURG (flak damage to #3 engine)
9. 22/04/44 HAMM
10. 24/04/44 FLOTTENANVILLE (NO BALL)

About this time, Lt Kincannon's Crew became a Pathfinder Crew and were assigned a radar equipped Fort supplied by the 95th BG called "BELLE OF BERLIN". (I also believe the make up of this Crew changed at this point with BTG, and both WG's being taken off the Crew and either assigned to other crews or went into spare gunner pool..MPF)


Pathfinder Aircraft

DATE: 20 July 1944 418th Sqdn. A/C #42-97564 OE-F (95th BG Pathfinder) "Belle of Berlin"

MISSION: Merseburg,Ger. MACR #7414,Micro-fiche #2701


Major MaGee C.Fuller Com. P POW
Capt Francis C.Kincannon P POW
1st Lt Bernard L.Farnum CP POW
Capt Robert E.Nance BOM EVADEE
1st Lt Louis H.Abromowitz NAV EVADEE
Capt Henry C. Griffis RAD/N EVADEE (see Hermansen crew/ 350th Sqdn.)
1st Lt George E.Bonitz NAV EVADEE
T/Sgt Daniel B.Deason TTE POW
T/Sgt Oscar L.Edge ROG POW
S/Sgt Glen E.Snider RWG POW
S/Sgt Daniel M.Cargile LWG EVADEE
S/Sgt Robert D.Chavez TG POW

This A/C was leading the mission in a Pathfinder ship which accounts for the
seven officers aboard. Major Fuller,who had flown overseas as pilot of a 349th
Sqdn. Crew in June 1943, was now C.O. of the 418th.

EYEWITNESS: "Just as bombs were released A/C #564 received a direct hit by AA fire between #2 engine and fuselage.Shell did not explode but a large hole was torn in the wing and gasoline poured from the tanks. #2 engine feathered and A/C pulled out of formation directing deputy leader to take over. A/C fell behind and was escorted by fighters and it was reported that #564 was heard to tell fighters over radio that it
was all-right." This is all the information that interrogation of 100th "A" Group crews revealed.

From Bottisham (fighter base) to PFF War room to 100th BG the following report was received: "A/C #564 called for fighter support
after it began to lag and contact was made over channel "C" with the fighters which gave it cover. Subsequentlythe PFF had to crash
land near Louvain just east of Brusselsand prearranged plan (over channel "C") as soon as the crew had cleared the A/C the fighter strafed and set fire to the ship. Fighter did not see PFF explode but stated definitely that it was afire,and that all the crew was safe.'

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Here's the obit for Daniel Martin Cargile from 2009

Daniel Martin Cargile

Abilene, TX

Daniel Martin Cargile, 86, died Thursday, October 8, 2009, at an Abilene medical center.
Born in Roaring Springs, Texas on August 2, 1923, he was the son of Homer Cargile and Bertha (Martin) Cargile. He graduated from Spur High School in 1940, and served in World War II as a tail gunner on a B17 in the 100th Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Corps stationed in England. After the war he attended Highland University and McMurry College. Martin married Viola Mills on December 25, 1942 in Abilene. They had nearly 67 years together

In 1956 he purchased Ozarka Bottled Water Co. and Culligan Soft Water Co. Later, after selling these businesses, he established Martin Cargile Water Co., wholesaling and delivering spring water from his spring in Mena, Arkansas to bottled water dealers in several states. He retired in 1994.
An avid golfer, Martin played nearly every day until he was 85. He also enjoyed bowling and watching all sports. He was a Baptist.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Martin Lee Cargile, in 2004; one brother, Harold Cargile; and one brother-in-law, Jack Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Viola of Abilene; one daughter, Cay Collins (Steve) of Baird; one son, Brad Cargile (Pam) of Austin; one daughter-in-law, Karen Cargile of Abilene; one brother, Al (Wanda) Cargile of Whitney; one granddaughter, Tessa Cargile; three grandsons, Martin Peter Cargile, Mason Cargile, and Kyle Collins; and two sisters-in-law, Merle Cargile and Nita Williams.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Elmwood Memorial Park with Rev. David Cason and Brad Helbert officiating, directed by The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605; or Meals On Wheels Plus, Inc., P.O. Box 903, Abilene, TX 79604-0903.

Online condolences may be posted at

www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com
Memo 2:
Flew with Capt Kincannon as WG on 95th BG Pathfinder A/C named Belle of Berlin"

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Merseburg
Aircraft:
"Belle of Berlin" (42-97564) (95th BG Pathfinder)
Date:
1944-07-20
Cause:
FLAK

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT HOUGHTON, Kenneth L. CP/P EVA
CAPT GORSKI, Andrew J. P NOC
LT MILLER, Ray E. NAV CPT
CAPT FOX, Burton S. BOM CPT
S/SGT JONES, George TTE NOC
T/Sgt CALDWELL, Albert M. ROG CPT
S/SGT PARRILLA, Joseph J. BTG NOC
S/SGT COMPTON, Oscar A. WG NOC
Sgt RYBAK, John WG NOC
S/SGT CARGILE, Daniel M. TG EVA
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt Col FULLER, Magee C. P/COM POW
Lt KINCANNON, Francis C. P POW
LT BONITZ, George E. NAV EVA
CAPT GRIFFIS, Henry C. NAV EVA
S/SGT CARGILE, Daniel M. TG EVA