Euliss Louis Duggan was born on 24 December 1908, the son of Louis John Duggan and Dora Hughes. He married Jean Vermeulen in 1942 in Hawaii.
Died 26 July 1944
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Section U, Site 1c-Ws

Co-Pilot of C-87, Serial no. 41-11706, which crashed on 7-26-44 North of Gaeta Village on Florida Island, British Solomon Islands. A/C departed from Tarawa, to Guadalcanal at 0456Z, 25 July 1944. Last report received 1035Z same date at that time the airplane was approximately 25 minutes from Guadalcanal. Mission was to ferry passengers and cargo from Fairfield to Amberly. Weather: Clear. 15 Bodies were recovered and buried on 14 August 1944 at the Navy Marine Cemetery, Guadalcanal. Of the 15, 2 bodies were yet unidentified. 2 Bodies unidentified are concluded to have been completely consumed by fire. The aircraft crashed North of Gaeta Village on Florida Island, British Solomon Islands.
Aboard this aircraft were 6 crew members and 11 passengers.

Pilot H.W. Prince (Civilian)
Co-Pilot F.F. Grundrum (Civilian)
Radio Operator J. Stumph (Civilian)
Engineer W.L. Churchill (Civilian)
Navigator E.B. Hult (Civilian)
Traffic Clerk W.A. Staley (Civilian)
Lt Col John C. Pearson, British RAF
Col Charles R. Burnett Jr., AC
Lt Col Paul H. Berkowitz, WD
Major R.R. Barton-Tates, British Army
Major Euliss L. Duggan AAF
Major Morton L. Talley, AGF
Capt Herbert R. Gore, MC
Capt John S. Ingrahan, AAF
2nd Lt William P. Foil, AC
Comdr Isaac J. Fitch, British RAF
1st Lt Stephen J. Maliszewski

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 8 August 1944
Maj. Duggan, according to a War Department telegram received by a relative, was listed as missing in action over Florida Island in the Solomons on July 26. He began duty 18 years ago and went up from the ranks to receive his commissions in the army air corps. He is the brother of Pfc. Virgil Zachary, now stationed at Eglin Field, Fla., and of Mrs. Fred Clark of Cleveland, Tenn.

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 December 1908
  • Date of death: 26 July 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Jungle Training Center, Combat Training Command
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Legion of Merit
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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