Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Pilot Officer I.G McDaniel

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,596
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Pilot Officer I.G McDaniel

    Gents,

    Looking for information on this officer, I have Bill Chorleys losses, and details via ORB. Would like to confirm nationality, have unconfimed report he was American. His christian name and details on his capture after ditching while attacking Flensburg 18/19th August 1942.

    Thanks in advance.

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

    ~~IN TIME ~~

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    556
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Steve,

    According to my copy of 'Prisoners of War Naval & Air Forces of Great Britain & the Empire 1939-45 - Naval & Air Force prisoners - Under Officers RAF :-

    L3 No659 McDaniel I.G (American) F/Lt 112297

    I beleive that's pretty good as WW2 confirmation can go !
    His POW questionaire could also help.

    Mark

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,421
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts

    Default

    If you go to thiss link
    http://kriegielife.com/id6.html

    you can see a sketch of him, from a book. Says he was from

    I. G. McDaniel; Hot Springs, Arkansas

    And on the 1930 census there is one:

    Irving G McDaniel
    parents: Irving D, Camille L
    Hot Springs, Garland, AR
    Born abt 1924
    Son to the head of household


    He may (note may have) have died in May 1978, a man with an Arkansas Social Secucirty number died that time, no note of place of residence however. He's the only Arkansas Irv* McDaniel in the Ancestry.com database at least.

    IRVEN MCDANIEL 24 Apr 1923 May 1978 55 (not specified) (not specified) Arkansas 429-68-3477

    But then in Florida death records one finds:
    Name: Irven Granger McDaniel
    Death Date: 7 May 1978
    County of Death: Broward
    State of Death: Florida
    Age at Death: 55
    Race: White
    Birth Date: 24 Apr 1923

    The christian name is spelled many different ways across the ancestry results. Irvin, Irven, Irvine etc

    The Flensted site also has the Granger McDaniel but the first name wrong.
    http://www.flensted.eu.com/194248.shtml

    regards

    Dennis
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 20th January 2009 at 00:13. Reason: Found Florida death info
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,596
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Dennis & Mark,

    Thank you both for your posts, details appreciated.

    Regards

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

    ~~IN TIME ~~

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    McDANIEL was the pilot of Stirling W7618 of 218 Sqn lost 19-8-1942 on a raid to Flensburg (submarine pens). McDaniel together with Sgt C.A. POWELL - NZ403290 and Sgt W.N. WILKINSON - 1028136 were after three days rescued from their dinghy and later taken over by a German patrol boat.
    Regards,
    Henk.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    1,929
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Steve,

    From Vol One of my 'For Your Tomorrow':

    Tue 18/Wed 19 Aug 1942
    Bomber Command
    Raid on Flensburg, Germany (by 118 aircraft - 4 lost)...

    ...218 Squadron, RAF (Downham Market, Norfolk - 3 Group)
    Stirling I W7618/V - took off at 2107 captained by Plt Off I G McDaniel, RAF, on same raid as the above, and shot down by a night-fighter, crashing into the sea off the Danish west coast. Two of the crew are buried in Germany and two others, including a New Zealander, are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. The captain, wounded bomb aimer Sgt C A Powell, RNZAF, and one of the air gunners survived to be picked up by a Danish trawler after drifting in their dinghy for three days in rough weather. All three were taken prisoner when the boat was later stopped by a German patrol vessel.
    WOpAG: NZ41597 Sgt John Anderson MACPHERSON, mid, RNZAF - Age 21. 150hrs. 2nd op.

    Errol

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,421
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts

    Default McDaniel Family Contact

    I G McDaniels daughter made contact with me over the weekend, she is trying to learn some more details about her fathers RAF career. Perhaps has some one the ORB pages showing his missions, POW questionaire? etc I'll check with her if she want to correspond with any of you.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,596
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    I G McDaniels daughter made contact with me over the weekend, she is trying to learn some more details about her fathers RAF career. Perhaps has some one the ORB pages showing his missions, POW questionaire? etc I'll check with her if she want to correspond with any of you.

    More than happy to help, thats what the association is there for. I know there is a file being compiled on the crew, back in 2009, so I'm sure I can help.

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

    ~~IN TIME ~~

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    My mother, Rosemary Sutton, knew Irvin McDaniel during the war when she was in the WAAF and corresponded with him whilst he was in POW camp also sending him books and artist materials so he could continue studying architecture. She is 90 now and still has his letters sent from the camp. She has photos of him in uniform and one with his sister (I believe). She still speaks of him with great affection.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,596
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Dear Jenny,

    The association will be very please to learn anything on this former pilot. I have just finished writing a book on the exploits of No.218 Squadron which will be published by Pen & Sword in April 2015. I have a file on Irving I made while researching for the book. Any additional details welcome. I will contact you off board.

    Kind regards

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

    ~~IN TIME ~~

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •