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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1918 1
New Jersey 1
Death:
1 Feb.1944 2
Mediterranean Sea WWII 2
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Full Name:
Dudley Prescott Thorne 2
Also known as:
310thBG,379thBS, Lt Bombardier 2
Person:
Dudley P Thorne 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1918 1
New Jersey 1
Death:
1 Feb.1944 2
Mediterranean Sea WWII 2
Cause: KIA Shot-down 2
Residence:
Place: Bergen County, New Jersey 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
14 Apr 1941 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
32065917 1
Enlistment Place:
Newark New Jersey 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the Philippine Department 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Shipping and receiving clerks 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0472 1
Film Reel Number: 2.136 1

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Lt Dudley P Thorne, 310thBG, 379thBS, B-25 Bombardier, KIA

Italy

Lt Dudley Prescott Thorne was Lt. Commissioned Bombardier with the 310th Bomb Group, the 379th Bomb Squadron and was shot-down/KIA on 1 Feb. 1944 in #42-64770, B-25 Mitchell, "G" Model on a Sea Search in the Mediterranean.

ID: 0-741769   Branch of Service: U.S. Army   Hometown: Bergen County, NJ    Status: FOD
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Dudley P. Thorne

    ID: O-741769   Entered the Service From: New Jersey    Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 379th Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomber Group, Medium
Died: Tuesday, February 01, 1944   Memorialized at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy   Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

The MIA was sent to his wife;  Mrs. Marilynn Thorne, at 498 North Forest, West Englewood, NJ.

42-64770 MACR 2815 Lost on 1 Feb. 1944
Crew
Pilot: 2nd Lt Edmund N Slater 0674955
CP: 2nd Lt Gustave Huttemann O795748
B/N 2nd Lt Dudley P Thorne O741769
R/G S/Sgt Deine E Pyles 15322848
Gnr S/Sgt Walter J McConnell 12030923
TGnr: S/Sgt Todd Barneycastle 18117439

 

Barbi Ennis Connolly  PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com

Lt Dudley Thorne, Bombardier, KIA 1 Feb. 1944

Italy

Dudley Prescott Thorne;

THORNE, Dudley P., 2Lt., Bombardier~Navigator, Enlistment Service #:
32065917
Officer's Service #: O-741769

KILLED IN ACTION on 01 February 1944~On a Sea Sweep Bombing Mission, Port
of Departure of Gambut, as the formation flew broadside, over a three enemy
ship convoy, it is believed that A/C # 42-64770 was hit by Flak as it was
crossing the ships. When last seen, it was burning at either the left engine
or the left gas tank. It crashed heavily into the sea about 30 seconds
later, nose down at about a 25 degree angle.

A/C # 42-64770 (MACR 2815)
P: Slater, Edmund N., 2Lt.~FOD
CP: Huttemann, Gustave (NMI), 2Lt.~FOD
B-N: Thorne, Dudley P., 2Lt.~FOD
RG: Pyles, Deane E., S/Sgt.~FOD
G: McConnell, Walter J., S/Sgt~FOD
TailG: Barneycastle, Todd (NMI), S/Sgt.~FOD

A/C Date MACR BG Model
42-64770 2/1/1944 2815 310 B-25
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World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
Name: Dudley P Thorne
Inducted From: New Jersey
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Combat Organization: 379th Bomber Squadron 310th Bomber
Death Date: 1 Feb 1944
Monument: Florence, Italy
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal; Air Medal
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World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32065917 32065917
NAME THORNE#DUDLEY#P######### THORNE#DUDLEY#P#########
RESIDENCE: STATE 22 NEW JERSEY
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 003 BERGEN
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2252 NEWARK NEW JERSEY
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 14 14
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 04 04
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 7 Enlistment for the Philippine Department
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 22 NEW JERSEY
YEAR OF BIRTH 18 18
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 6 2 years of college
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 134 Shipping and receiving clerks
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0472 0472
FILM REEL NUMBER 2.136 2.136
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Dudley P Thorne
Gender: Male
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Disposition: Nonrecoverable
Service Branch: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: 741769
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U.S. WWII Military Personnel Missing In Action or Lost At Sea, 1941-1946
Name: Dudley P Thorne
Date of Loss: 1 Feb 1944 0
Branch: U.S. Army Air Force
Rank: 2 LT
Service Number: O741769
Status: Missing in Action
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WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
Name: Dudley P. Thorne
Death Date: 1 Feb 1944
Cemetery: Tablets of The Missing At Florence American Cemetery
Cemetery Burial Plot: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Cemetery City: Florence
Cemetery Country: Italy
WAR: World War II
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Title: Second Lieutenant
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces
Service ID: O-741769
Division: 379th Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomber Group, Medium
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll
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National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Registry~NARA~War Department Files
Honoree Hometown Service Source
Dudley P. Thorne Bergen County, NJ U.S. Army National Archives
2 LT Dudley P. Thorne ID: 0-741769
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Bergen County, NJ
Status: FOD
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National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Registry~NARA~War Department Files
Honoree Hometown Service Source
Dudley P. Thorne NJ U.S. Army Air Forces ABMC Tablets of the Missing
Dudley P. Thorne ID: O-741769
Entered the Service From: New Jersey
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 379th Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomber Group,
Medium
Died: Tuesday, February 01, 1944
Memorialized at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
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From: MACR: NOK:
Mrs. Marilynn M. Thorne~WIFE
498 Wesr Forrest Street
West Englewood, New Jersey
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findagrave.com:
2Lt Dudley P Thorne
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 1, 1944
Note: Entered the service from New Jersey.
Burial: Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence, Toscana Region, Italy
Plot: Not Given
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Ancestry.com~One World Tree
Dudley Thorne Kenney Family Tree
Birth: 16 Oct 1918 - Bogota, Bergen, New Jersey, USA
Death: 1 Feb 1944 - Islands, Kilkenny, Ireland
Parents:
Father: Dudley Thorne~1879 – 1926
Mother: Emily Lake Thorne~1881 – 1922
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1920 Census/Bogota/Bergen Co./New Jersey/Roll 1016/Page: 24A/Enumeration
District: 4
Household Members: Name Age
Dudley P Thorne/Head of Household/41
Emily Thorne/Wife/39
Dorothy Thorne/Daughter/11
Marjorie Thorne/Daughter/7
Beatrice Thorne/Daughter/5
Dudley P Thorne/Son/1yr-2mos
Ursula Thorne/Niece/18
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