The 513th Fighter Squadron
Unit History of 513th
Period ending 30 June 1944
Changes in Organization
During June, the following changes in the Organization took place:
4 June—Capt. WILLIAM R. DUNN relieved from assignment as Flight Commander and reassigned to Group Headquarters.
6 June—1st Lts. RICHARD A. PLUMLEY, RICHARD C. CURRY and 2nd Lt. GORDON T. SPINERNE (pilots) assigned to the squadron from 342nd Group, Atcham, England.
9 June—2nd Lt. LESTER HAAS relieved from duty as Personal Equipment Officer and appointed Assistant Engineering Officer.
11 June—1st Lt. STANLEY NORRIS relieved from assignment as Communications Officer and reassigned to Replacement Unit #3, 13th Control Depot.
13 June—1st Lt. WALSH appointed Captain per SO #159, par. 4, Hq. 9AF, dated 7 June 1944.
15 June—2nd Lt. JAMES COX appointed 1st Lt. Per SO #153, per Hq. ETOUSA, dated 1 June 1944.
20 June—2nd Lt. CARL L. GRAY entered in morning report as missing, after failing to return from operational mission over France. Captain HENRY W. SHURLDS, JR., Operations Officer, appointed Major, and 1st Lt. WENDELL D. BRADY, flight leader, appointed Captain per SO #161, para. 9, Hq. ETOUSA, dated 9 June 1944. 2nd Lt. WAYNE T. SWANBERY appointed 1st Lt. Per SO #161, para. 9, Hq. ETOUSA, dated 9 June 1944.
25 June—Squadron redesignated 513th Fighter Squadron (SE), per GO #160, para. 1, Hq. 9AF, dated 13 June 1944. 2nd Lt. DWIGHT HAGEN assigned to squadron from Hq. & Hq. Sq. 495th Fighter Training Group. 2nd Lt. HARRY NOCK appointed 1st Lt. Per SO #143, para. 43, Hq. ETOUSA, dated 22 May 1944. 2nd Lt. DEMERITT entered in morning report as missing, after failure to return from operational mission over France.
B. Strength, Commissioned and Enlisted
|Date||Officers||EM||Off. Att'd||EM Att'd|
|31 May 1944||49||249||0||0|
|30 June 1944||50||245||0||5|
C. Station Changes, Date of Arrival and Departure:
D. Losses in Action
17 June—2nd Lt. CARL L. GRAY failed to return from an Armed Reconnaissance Mission in the Lessay area.
25 June—2nd Lt. RAYMOND DEMERITT failed to return from a rail cutting, dive bombing mission in the Chartres-Voves area.
E. Awards, Decorations
The following pilots were awarded the Air Medal during the month:
|Major GORDON W. FOWLER, 0428487||2nd Lt. ELDON D. DUNKLEBURGER, 0815941|
|Major HENRY W. SHURLDS, 0432240||2nd Lt. RODDY S. ELLIS, JR., 0810338|
|Capt. WENDELL D. BRADY, 0736791||2nd Lt. JOHN F. GEMENDER, 0811886|
|Capt. RAYMOND M. WALSH, 0530729||2nd Lt. MALCOLM G. HICKS, 0810370|
|1st Lt. WILLIAM B. COBB, 0810315||2nd Lt. LEWIS H. HALL, 0810363|
|1st Lt. ROLLAND W. FUNK, 0737055||2nd Lt. JOHN J. HASSETT, JR., 0810364|
|1st Lt. JOHN W. HUGHES, 0743021||2nd Lt. JAMES E. HOSKINS, 0811908|
|1st Lt. WARREN T. LENHART, 0795989||2nd Lt. LEE A. MAYO, 0810539|
|1st Lt. JACK R. MILLER, 0810549||2nd Lt. CHARLES W. PURCELL, 0810564|
|1st Lt. HARRY A. NOCK, 0808306||2nd Lt. QUINLAN T. REGAN, 0810566|
|1st Lt. ROBERT O'NEILL, 0799624||2nd Lt. EUGENE W. RHODES, 0810569|
|1st Lt. WAYNE T. SWANBERY, 0810595||2nd Lt. RAYMOND R. STEWART, 0811971|
|1st Lt. CHAS. B. HALL-MIA, 0727448||2nd Lt. ROSS T. TURNER, 0697069|
|2nd Lt. JENE F. ATHERTON, 0810455||2nd Lt. WILLIE T. WHITMAN, 0811887|
|2nd Lt. EDWIN H. BLAKELY, 0810298||2nd Lt. RAY E. DEMERITT-MIA, 0810328|
|2nd Lt. LUTHER B. COOPER, 0812757||2nd Lt. CARL L. GRAY-MIA, 0810355|