James Samuel Dockendorf

2nd Lt    0-648698    613th
1919 - 1943

Co Pilot onboard 42-31064 (Hey Lou)


Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Plot : A , Row : 5 , Grave : 20
1919 - 1943

     Jim / James was born Jan 29, 1919, Snohomish, Washington.
     He enlisted to the aircorps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Dec 31, 1943, Target: Cognac, France, the aircraft was hit by flak over the target and
     had to leave formation.
     At this point it was attacked by some enemy fighters and was last seen smoking and diving into the clouds.
     Wreckage of the aircraft was found out beyond St. Catherine's Point on the South of England.
     Unfortunately James didn't survived this crash.

     He was awarded with a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1943, when James died on the age of 24 he left behind his family :

         His father, Sam H Dockendorff, age 60
         His mother, Mary J Dockendorf, age 57
         His brother, Edward H Dockendorff, age 36
         His sister, Delia N Dockendorff, age 34
         His sister, Agnes V Dockendorff, age 27
         His sister, Frances Dockendorf, age 22
         His brother, Cal Dockendorf, age 21


Mission to Cognac, crashed beyond St. Catherine's Point, England

This is all there is to tell about the plane " Hey Lou ".
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