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2nd Lt. Robert J. Shoens

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Picture of air and ground crew taken May 1, 1944 upon completion of missions (left to right)
Back:
Nels Davidson (gnd), Arnold Schluter (gnd), Ed Silverstone, Virgil Warders, William Wright,
Don Hammond, Charles Killebrew (gnd), Frank Stevens (painted OUR GAL SAL and mission bombs),
Dewey Nelson (gnd), Harold Wildrick (crew chief)
Front: Don Blair, Glenn Hudson, Duncan Shand, Bob Shoens, Bill Eresman
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2nd Lt Robert J. Shoens P CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR, FRANCE
2nd Lt Duncan R. Shand CP CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR, FRANCE TAPS: 1992
2nd Lt Raymond E. Hanson NAV RFS -- XFER TO 95TH OR 390TH TAPS: JAN 1996
2nd Lt Glenn Hudson BOM CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR FRANCE TAPS: 28 MAR 1990
Sgt William Eresman TTE CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR, FRANCE
Sgt Donald B. Hammond ROG CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR, FRANCE
Sgt Angelo J. Genevese BTG RFS -- REPLACED BY SGT EDWARD SILVERSTONE
Sgt Virgil H. Warders LWG CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR, FRANCE TAPS 1999
Sgt William W. Wright WG CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR, FRANCE
Sgt Don L. Blair TG CPT 1 MAY 44 ST. OMAR, FRANCE

351st Sqdn. Crew, as above, joined the 100th Group on 1/12/43. A/C 231767 EP-E "Our Gal Sal"

Lt Glenn Hudson ended up being both Nav and Bomb for this crew when Lt Hudson was grounded due to illness and a suitable replacement Navigator could not be agreed upon. (Bob Shoens mpf 2001)

On crew roster of 3/3/44, a Sgt. Edward R. Silverstone (changed his last name to Stone after the war) was on crew as BTG and Lt. H. Greenberg was the Navigator (Greenberg was a fill in Nav. until decided Lt Hudson would handle both Nav. and Bomb. duties). A S/Sgt Chester P. Coulam (may have been togg on this mission) who CPT on 27/5/44 appears on this crew roster of 8/3/44.

Sgt. Genevese- from NYC. At Kearny Nebraska, he could not take flying and was constantly ill during training. He went overseas with the Crew.< In Training missions at Thorpe Abbotts, his illness continued and Lt Shoens asked the Sqdn CO Ollie Turner for a replacement. Sgt Edward R. Silverstone was picked from the gunners pool and flew all missions with this crew. Sgt Genevese was transferred to a ground job......(Bob Shoens, mpf 2001)

Mission Log of 2nd Lt Robert Shoens (mpf 2001):

NBR DATE TARGET AIRCRAFT POSITION IN GROUP TIME
01 5/1/1944 Neuss, Gr 066-Fools Rush In #3, Element 2, High Sqdn 5:15hrs
NC 6/1/1944 France (Scrubbed) -- -- --
02 7/1/1944 Ludwigshaven 256-King Bee II #2, Element 2, Lead Sqdn 6:40hrs
NC 4/1/1944 Helberstadt (Scrubbed) -- -- --
NC 20/01/44 France (Scrubbed) -- -- --
03 21/01/44 St Omer 056-Call Her Savage #7, High Sqdn 4:00hrs
04 24/01/44 Frankfurt 056-Call Her Savage #3, Element 1, Low Sqdn 5:45hrs
NC 26/01/44 Frankfurt (Scrubbed) 051-Goin Jessies #3, Element 2, Lead Sqdn --
05 29/01/44 Frankfurt 412-Mason and Dixon #2, Element 2, Lead Sqdn 7:30hrs
06 30/01/44 Brunswick 800-Piccadilly Lilly II #3, Element 2, Low Sqdn 6:30hrs
NC 31/01/44 Frankfurt (Scrubbed)   -- #3, Element 1, High Sqdn --
07 4/2/1944 Frankfurt 767 #2, Element 2, High Sqdn 7:10hrs
08 6/2/1944 Evreux, France 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 2, Low Sqdn 6:30hrs
NC 9/2/1944 Helberstadt (Scrubbed) 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 3, High Sqdn --
09 10/2/1944 Brunswick 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 1, High Sqdn 7:20hrs
10 13/02/44 No-Ball 767-Our Gal Sal #7, Lead Sqdn 3:15hrs
11 21/02/44 Vorden AF 767-Our Gal Sal #2, Element 2, High Sqdn 7:00hrs
NC 22/02/44 Schweinfurt (Recall) 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 2, High Sqdn --
NC 23/02/44 Schweinfurt (Scrubbed) 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 2, High Sqdn --
12 24/02/44 Rostock 767-Our Gal Sal #2, Element 2, Low Sqdn 10:35hrs
13 25/02/44 Regensburg 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 1,Lead Sqdn 9:45hrs
14 28/02/44 No-Ball, France 056-Call Her Savage #2, Element 1, High Sqdn 5:00hrs
NC 29/02/44 Brunswick (Abort) 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 2, Lead Sqdn --
15 2/3/1944 Chartres 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 2, Lead Sqdn 5:15hrs
16 3/3/1944 BERLIN (Recall) 767-Our Gal Sal #2, Element 2, High Sqdn 7:15hrs
NC 4/3/1944 BERLIN (Abort)-Lost Oxygen 767 #2, Element 1, Lead Sqdn --
17 6/3/1944 BERLIN - 16 Missing
(actually 15)Two confirmed
Enemy A/C shot down
767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 2, Lead Sqdn 8:05hrs
18 8/3/1944 BERLIN - One confirmed
Enemy A/C shot down
936-All American Girl #2, Element 2, High Sqdn 9:30hrs
19 15/03/44 Brunswick 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 1, High Sqdn 7:20hrs
NC 16/03/44 Augsburg 767-Our Gal Sal Spare A/C, returned to field --
NC 17/03/44 Munich (Scrubbed) 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 1, High Sqdn --
NC 17/03/44 Frankfurt (Scrubbed) 767-Our Gal Sa #3, Element 1, High Sqdn --
20 18/03/44 Munich 767-Our Gal Sal #2, Element 1, High Sqdn 10:10hrs
21 19/03/44 No-Ball 767-Our Gal Sal #2, Element 1, Low Sqdn 4:15hrs
22 22/03/44 BERLIN 767-Our Gal Sal #1, Element 2,Low Sqdn 8:25hrs
NC 26/03/44 Leipzig (Scrubbed) 767-Our Gal Sal #1, Element 2, High Sqdn --
23 27/03/44 Bordeaux 767-Our Gal Sal #1, Element 2, High Sqdn 8:45hrs
24 28/03/44 Chateaudun 767-Our Gal Sal #1, Element 2, Lead Sqdn 6:20hrs
25 11/4/1944 Rostock 767-Our Gal Sal #3, Element 1, Lead Sqdn 10:25hrs
26 12/4/1944 Leipzig (Recall) 018-Wat-i-Care? #1, Element 2, High Sqdn 4:40hrs
27 13/04/44 Augsburg 708-Skipper #3, Element 1, High Sqdn 8:30hrs
28 1/5/1944 St Omer 767-Our Gal Sal #1, Element 1, Low Sqdn 6:45hrs

Total Combat Hours: 197:55

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