Schwimmer Dump Dogtag Discovery


John Douglas reports on October 22, 2005:
"We travelled out to Schwimmer Drome and met up with the local settlers who had been excavating an old WWII dump at the inland [SE] end of the drome. They were combing thru the dump for scrap aluminium for sale. We didnt see any aluminium, but I guess they whip that straight into the scrapyard. We did see a lot of ferrous stuff, bottles etc. There are dogtags [6-8 recovered] too. The names are not MIA, but are American."

Gustav Nylan
572 Bedford St
Bridgewater, Mass
Harold Ogden
BFD 5
Cumberland Md
Ray New
232 W Central Ave
Orlando Fl

Philip Lynch
1607 S St  
Bay City Mich
Roy Myers [Mayers?]
1711 N 64th St
LA Cal

Jose L Holguin
728388 T42
Lucia O Dufod
1448 Court St
Los Angeles. Cal
Robert D Hewit
17023559 T41
Eva Hewit
502No Fourth St
Grand Forks NDa
Warren J Hare
16056151
Mrs Alice Hare
908 Harvey St
Green Bay Wisc

Pvt. Harold Ogden
33067513
Allegany County, Maryland
White, single without dependents
Civilian job: Aeronautical Engineer

Philip J. Lynch
ID: 16013446
Entered the Service From: Michigan
Rank: Corporal
Service: USAAF, 8th Photographic Squadron, 6th Reconnaissance
Died: Sunday, December 26, 1943 aboard B-17E "R.F.D. Tojo" 41-2627
Buried at: Honolulu Memorial
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
Plot: B Grave: 49
Awards: Purple Heart
White, 2 years of college

Ray New
Died August 17, 1992 in Orlando, FL

Click For EnlargementJose L. Holguin
Navigator of B-17E "Naughty But Nice" 41-2430
Shot down over Rabaul, POW, survived the war
[ Learn More about Holguin ]
Tag to be returned to son & his wife
The family's former home on Court Street is still there to this day

Special Thanks
Tyler Reid and Simon Lerenfort for information on Phililp Lynch
P. Fazzini for info on Ray New
Niels Zussblatt, NARA
Curt Holguin, son of Jose Holguin

 
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