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Bremen - 8 Oct 1943

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350TH BOMB SQUADRON

CAPT. BERNARD A. DeMARCO P POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
F/O JAMES P. THAYER CP POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
1ST LT JOHN W. DOWNS NAV POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT FRANCIS C. HARPER BOM POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
CPL THORNTON STRINGFELLOW ROG POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
T/SGT BENJAMIN J. BARR TTE POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
S/SGT ALBERT M. FREITAS BTG POW 28 APR 44 SOTTEVAST WITH LT. LAKIN/COL KELLY
CPL LEO T. CALLAHAN WG POW 21 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK WITH LT. FLETCHER
S/SGT HARRY C. CALHOUN WG POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
S/SGT LEON A. CASTRO TG -- -- APPOINTED AVIATION CADET

350TH SQDN. THIS IS AN "ORIGINAL" 100TH CREW.

LEON CASTRO HAD BEEN SHIPPED BACK TO THE STATES FOR CADET TRAINING PRIOR TO 8 OCT 43; HE WAS REPLACED BY JEROME FERROGGIARO FROM THE N. H. SCOTT CREW. ALBERT FREITAS AND LEO CALLAHAN WERE RECOVERING FROM WOUNDS RECIEVED ON THE 6 SEP 43 (STUTTGART) MISSION AND WERE REPLACED BY WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS OF CAPT MARK CARNELL'S CREW AND WILLIAM R. WOODBURY, A REPLACEMENT GUNNER.

GALE W. (BUCKY) CLEVEN, 350TH CO, FLEW AS COMMAND PILOT ON OCTOBER 8, 1943.

A/C 42-3233 "OUR BABY" LN-R

Flak and Fighters over target. This ship leading the 350th. Hit by flak & fighters and forced to leave formation. three men injured, all eleven (11) bailed out and landed near Essen, Germany. Taken to Frankfurt for interrogartion. Downs (Lt John W. Downs) says bailed out near Oldenburg. Cleven (Maj. Gale W. Cleven) says bail out near Osnabruck.

2ND LT HERBERT G. NASH, JR P KIA 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT ROBERT E. SPEAS CP KIA 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT JOHN P. HART NAV POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT VERNON N. HOGSETT BOM POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
S/SGT THOMAS B. DILTS ROG KIA 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
S/SGT PATRICK J. NEILON TTE KIA 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
SGT THADDEUS L. KIRKPATRICK BTG POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
SGT STANLEY NOWAKOWSKI WG POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
SGT GEORGE D. SNYDER WG POW 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
S/SGT JOW BOST TG KIA 08 OCT 43 BREMEN

A/C 42-30840 LN-O (no name)

350TH SQDN. . THIS WAS THE THIRD (3) MISSION FOR THIS CREW; THEIR FIRST WAS TO PARIS 01 OCT 1943 AND THEIR SECOND WAS EMDEN ON 02 OCT 43.

Hogsett (Lt Vernon N. Hogsett) stated after the war, "The engineer (S/Sgt Patrick J. Neilon) and I landed a small pond in a farmyard. With the assistance of German civilians I got Neilon to shore. He complained greatly of back injury, which I believe was caused when bailing out of the plane. There was no external injuries. I pleaded with the Germans to bring a doctor, but I do not believe they understood me. Sgt Neilon lost consciousness immediately and I firmly believe he died before the German Officer in charge took me away with the rest of the crewmembers.

The disabled plane had gone into a uncontrollable dive and apparently Nash, Speas, Dilts and Bost were unable to get out. The plane broke up near the tail wheel and Kirkpatrick actually fell from the ship at that time. Hogsett, after his capture, was taken to the site of the crash and identified the bodies of Nash, Speas, Dilts, and Bost which had been thrown clear of the wreckage.

German records show burial of the five dead at the cemetery of "Hoya/Weser in graves #34, 35, 36, 37 and 38.

On October 8, 1943 Lt Kramer Crew flew: 42-3433 "LENA" LN-W (RETURNED EARLY)

2ND LT ROBERT P. KRAMERPKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT EDWARD F. CONNELLY, JR.CPPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT HUGH S. GEIGER, JRNAVPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT THOMAS B. CASEY, JR.BOMPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT DEAN O. TODDTTEPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT JAMES A. WATKINSROGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT DONALD M. GLAZEBTGKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT GEORGE A. WHITERWGKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT FRED B. MOORELWGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT HARVEY F. JAMESTGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER

 

2ND LT WILLIAM H. MCDONALDPPOW 10 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT JOHN L. JAMES, JR. CPPOW10 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT CARL L. SPICERNAVEVA 10 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT FRANK P. MCGLINCHEY BOMPOW10 OCT 43BREMEN
T/SGT FRED PRIBISHROGPOW 10 OCT 43BREMEN
T/SGT CHARLES S. ASHBAUGH TTEPOW10 OCT 43BREMEN SN# 33292542
S/SGT ROSS W. DETILLIONBTGPOW 10 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT DOUGLAS H. AGEE LWGKIA 10 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT VICTOR P. INTOCCIARWGPOW 10 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT PAUL G. SEARS TGPOW10 OCT 43BREMEN SN# 15337608

MACR #952, Micro fiche #315
A/C #42 30318 "SALVO SAL" LN-S·

350th Sqdn. Crew, as above, joined 100th Group on 2/8/43.

Tenth mission for crew. Target, Bremen Time 1500 hours approx.

Ship was leading 2nd element of the high sqdn. Agee was struck by a 20mm about 30 minutes before crew bailed out over Holland. German Medical Report in MACR says " . . shot in both lungs and bled to death". Body was interred on 12/l0/43 at Beetsterswang Cemetery (Friesland) Row 21, Grave 26. All others bailed out over Holland and were taken prisoner. Aircraft crashed near the Zuider Zee in western Holland.

Carl Spicer was helped by Dutch underground and later joined Jack Justice, pilot of the 349th Sqdn. who was shot down on 10/10/43. Also, see p. 109 of "THEY NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD". McGlinchey and McDonald were on the established escape route to Spain but were captured after more than four months at a Border Post in the Pyrenees. Spicer made it across the Spanish border and eventually returned to England in January 1943. All the POWs survived the war and were returned to military control in May 1945.

M. A. C. R #947
Mission: Bremen
A/C #42-30358 "PHARTZAC" LN-X
Date: 8 Oct. 1943

1ST LT FRANK H. MEADOWSPKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT LLOYD W. EVANSCPKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT FRANK B. BUSHNAVKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT WILLIAM C. HUBBARDBOMPOW08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT ROBERT H. WUSSOWROGKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN ON "ORIGINAL" CREW #11
T/SGT HAROLD R. JACKSONTTEKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT RICHARD H. AGORBTGKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT JAMES F. WARDWGPOW08 OCT 43BREMEN
SGT DEXTER B. PATEWGKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT VINCENT D. SAPONETGKIA08 OCT 43BREMEN

This was apparently the seventh mission for all members of this crew with the exception of Bob Wussow & Dexter Pate. Wussow, the radio operator on the original crew #11, was probably about at the end of his tour. Pate was likely a replacement on the crew and the number of his missions is not known.

Lt. Hubbard, after the war, stated; "The reason I cannot answer most of these questions is because our plane had two bombs that failed to release and received a flak hit which caused them to explode. I being lucky enough to get out alive with quite a few injuries that caused me to become unconsious after I pulled the rip cord. One waist gunner (Jim Ward)was blown thru the side of the plane as it exploded. His chute opened and he reached ground.

S. O. C. P. 20/23 has touching story of Agor ordering (in Sept. ) roses to be sent to his mother in Shamokin, Pa for Christmas. They arrived many weeks after his death.

S. O. C. p. 22 "James Ward, a gunner blown out of . Meadows’ ship, pulled the rip cord before his mind blotted out, and Bill Hubbard, descending in his chute, saw Meadow's Fort drop by a super-highway near Bremen. Hubbard was clapped in "solitary", and threatened with death unless he would "talk", but he refused, and the Germans forced him to walk 100 miles to prison. Ward was unconscious 10 days in a hospital. "

The dead of this crew were buried in a cemetery at Waller Friedhof, near Bremen.

October 8, 1943 this Crew flew 42-30047 "SWEATER GIRL" LN-Q

2ND LT CHARLES D WALTSPPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER SN# O-796466
2ND LT JEROME H. WALLACECPKIA 10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT LOUIS H. OSSNAVPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT RICHARD C. DODSONBOMKIA 10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT TRAVIS L BRUMBEAUROGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT CLYDEM. WALKERTTEKIA 10 OCT 43MUNSTER
SGT HENRY A. GRATZFELDBTGKIA 10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT THOMAS F. MURPHYRWGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
SGT FRANK E. . FETHERSTONE
(SPELLED FETHERSTEN ACCORDING TO WATTS – 1/2001)
LWGKIA 10 OCT 43MUNSTER
SGT WILLIAM O. HIGGINBOTHAMTGPOW 10 OCT 43MUNSTER

350th Sqdn. Assigned September 1943.

This was the fourth mission for the crew. Sgt. Walker may have died of wounds in hospital or POW camp. STATMENT (in MACR) BY Lt. Walts "Lt. Oss climbed out nose of plane (it had broken in half) after it had come out of spin over target at 1500 ft. Sgts. Higginbotham & Murphy bailed out before it went into the spin. Sgt. Brumbeau believes he was thrown from plane when it broke in two. Sgt. Murphy wounded by burst of 20mm just as he and Fetherstone were about to jump. Fetherstone probably killed by this burst. Oss recalled seeing Lt. Dodson lying in nose of plane and believed him dead or mortally wounded. "As Walts was crawling to the escape hatch he had to crawl over Lt Whallace and noticed that blood covered his face.

See:MUNSTER: The Way It Was p. 154. This A/C was shot down by Hauptmann 'Walter Hoeckner of 2 Staffel Jagdgeschwader 1. It was his 60th air victory but he was shot down (forced to bail out) by fire from Walt's ship. Probably from the BTG gunner Gratzfeld.

Hoeckner fired 320 shells from his four 20 mm cannon, and 202 bullets from his pair of 17 mm machine guns during his attack. With all guns firing accurately, about 70 rounds a second were striking B17 823. On average, 20 hits from a 20mm were sufficient to bring down a Fortress.

Memories from Lt Walts (mpf 2001)

"One of the most haunting memories I have is from being in the barracks on the night after we were on the raid to Bremen. Everyone was shot down from our squadron except us and the emptiness in the barracks that night has stayed with me.

Our Bombardier, Richard Cooper Dodson, always told us he was going to be killed and one night he said to us, "Fellows, if I go down today, I will be happy because I have had a steak" It was either the night he said that or shortly after that he was killed. That memory has stayed with me too.

On this mission to Bremen, when we returned, I noticed a hole in the plane just in back of my head!. One of my friends, Frank Meadows, was in the B-17 in front of us and I saw a German fighter fly right into the nose of his plane and it exploded. I had always thought everyone was killed on that plane but later I learned that two had parachuted to safety, but not Frank.

349TH BOMB SQUADRON

CREW FLEW 42-30487 "TORCHY III" XR-F ON OCTOBER 8, 1943

2ND LT OWEN D. (COWBOY) ROANEPCPT 26 NOV 42PARIS
2ND LT ARTHUR C. STIPE CPCPT20 OCT 43DURAN
1ST LT OMAR GONZALESNAVPOW 5 NOV 43GELSENKIRCHEN
2ND LT CURTIS K. CAMPBELL BOMCPT20 OCT 43DURAN
T/SGT CLARENCE R. TOMBROGCPT 19 NOV 43GELSENKIRCHEN
T/SGT ROBERT A. STUART TTECPT19 NOV 43GELSENKIRCHEN
S/SGT ROGER O. STROBLEBTGCPT 20 OCT 43DURAN
S/SGT JAMES JARVIE RWGCPT20 OCT 43DURAN
T/SGT RICHARD DETWEILERLWGCPT 13 FEB 44NO-BALL
S/SGT PATRICK J. HEALY TGCPT20 OCT 43DURAN

CREW FLEW 42-30487 TORCHY III XR-F ON OCTOBER 8, 1943

2ND LT ARTHUR H. BECKTOFTPPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT CLIFFORD M. SPENCERCPPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT WALTER NICHOLS, JR.NAVPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT ROBERT L. MILLERBOMPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN
T/SGT ELMER J. WILLIAMSTTEPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN
T/SGT FLOYD A. LOWEROGKIA 8 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT CHARLES E. MARENGOBTGPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT HENRY T. POPIELARSKIWGPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN A/C# 42-30154 WAR EAGLE
S/SGT EDWARD J. HOFFMANWGPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT ANDY P. STANLEYTGPOW 8 OCT 43BREMEN

 

1ST LT JOHN K. JUSTICEPEVA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT JOHN F. SHIELDSCPKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT PETER BATTISTINAVPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT WILLIAM C. BROTHERSBOMPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT RICHARD E. WHITLOCKROGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT JOHN F. MCDONOUGHTTEPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT STANLEY S. STOPABTGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT HARRY HAFKORWGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT ROBERT E. BERGENDAHLLWGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT GAETANO D. SPORTELLITGKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER

349th Sqdn. Crew, as above, joined the 100th Group in early July 1943.
On October 8, 1943 they were flying A/C #42 3229 "PASADENA NENA" XR-A.

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943, THIS CREW FLEW 42-30170 "HOT SPIT" XR-G

2ND LT EDWARD G. STORKPPOW10 OCT 43 MUNSTER sn# 0-798606
2ND LT JOHN S. MINERICH, JR CPPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER sn# 0-681162
2ND LT JOHN J. GIBBONS NAVKIA10 OCT 43 MUNSTER sn# 0-747157
2ND LT ARTHUR C. TWITCHELL JR.BOMPOW10 OCT 43 MUNSTER sn# 0-673968
T/SGT STEFAN C. PALMER ROGKIA10 OCT 43 MUNSTER sn# 11091522
T/SGT LAURENCE WILLEYTTEPOW10 OCT 43 MUNSTER sn# 32359864
S/SGT PAUL M. CAVENY BTGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER sn# 16073771
S/SGT GORDON W. SHIELDSRWGPOW10 OCT 43 MUNSTER sn# 32491477
S/SGT DOUGLAS L. BROWN LWGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER sn# 32532820
S/SGT IRA G. TURNERTGPOW10 OCT 43 MUNSTER sn# 13117331

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-5957 "HORNY II" XR-D

1st LT. HENRY M. HENINGTONPCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
2nd LT. HOMER A. TRIPP CPCPT31 DEC 43PARIS
1st LT. DANIEL L. SCHMUCKERNAVCPT 29 NOV 43BREMEN
1st LT. HOWARD J. KELLY BOMCPT20 JAN 44BRUNSWICK FROM ORIGINAL SAMMY BARR CREW
T/SGT RUSSELL G. GILBERT TTEKIA 06 MAR 44BERLIN
T/SGT JOSEPH W. RODRICKROGNOC ----
SGT. ANTHONY E. RUDA LWGPOW06 MAR 44BERLIN
S/SGT GEORGE P. GINEIKISRWGEVA 05 NOV 43GEISENKIRCHEN
S/SGT NATHAN F. HOLTON BTGCPT22 DEC 43MUNSTER
S/SGT CHARLES HANTUSCHTGNOC ----

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-30088 " SQUAWKIN HAWK" XR-E

CAPT ROBERT H. LOHOFPPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
1ST LT ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JRCPCPT 04 MAR 44BERLIN
1ST LT WILLIAM E. VADENNAVPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
1ST LT PAUL T. DAVISBOMPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
T/SGT GUY L. BROWNROGPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
T/SGT SIDNEY A. GOLDENBERGTTEPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
S/SGT VERN R. LINESBTGPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
S/SGT RICHARD L. DAVIDRWGPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
S/SGT JAMES M. BUTLERLWGPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN
S/SGT GEORGE W. BRIGGSTGPOW 03 MAR 44BERLIN

418TH BOMB SQUADRON

CREW ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 MISSION TO BREMEN: A/C 42-3393 LD-Y "JUST-A-SNAPPIN"

MAJ. JOHN B. KIDD COM PILOT------
1ST LT EVERETT E. BLAKELY PCPT----
2ND LT CHARLES A. VIA, JR. CPSWA08 OCT 43BREMEN
1ST LT HARRY CROSBY NAVCPT--GROUP NAVIGATOR
2ND LT JAMES R. DOUGLAS BOMCPT--GROUP BOMBARDIER
T/SGT MONROE B. THORNTON TTECPT----
T/SGT EDMUND G. FORKNER ROGCPT----
S/SGT WILLIAM F. MCCLELLAND BTGWIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT EDWARD S. YEVICH WGWIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT LYLE E. NORD WGKIA29 MAY 44 LEIPZIG
S/SGT LESTER W. SAUNDERS TGKIA08 OCT 43 BREMEN

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943, THIS CREW FLEW 42-30758 "ROSIE’S RIVETERS" LD-W

LT ROBERT ROSENTHALPCPT08 MAR 44 BERLIN
LT WINIFRED LEWISCP CPT08 MAR 44BERLIN
LT RONALD C. BAILEYNAVCPT 08 MAR 44BERLIN
LT CLIFFORD MILBURN BOMCPT08 MAR 44BERLIN
SGT MICHAEL BOCCUZZIROGCPT 08 MAR 44BERLIN
SGT CLARENCE C. HALL TTECPT08 MAR 44BERLIN
SGT RAY H. ROBINSONBTGCPT 08 MAR 44BERLIN
SGT LOREN DARLING WGSWA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
SGT JOHN SHAFFERWGSWA10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
SGT WILLIAM DeBLASIO TGCPT08 MAR 44BERLIN

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-3237 "STYMIE" LD-R (RETURNED EARLY)

1ST LT JOHN F. STEPHENSPPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
1ST LT HOYT L. SMITHCPPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT RUDOLPH GRUMNAVPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT WILLIAM J. MOOREBOMPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT JOHN SHAYTTEPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT GEORGE F. KNOLLEWGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT MAX U. DRUDGEROGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT CARL E. BATTINBTGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT CASIMIR A. RACZYNSKIWGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT WILLIAM F. YOUNGTGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THS CREW FLEW 42-30062 "TERRY N’ TEN" LD-O (RETURNED EARLY)

CAPT CHARLES B. CRUIKSHANKPPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
1ST LT GLENN E. GRAHAMCPPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
CAPT FRANK D. MURPHYNAVPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
1ST LT AUGUST H. GASPARBOMPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT ORLANDO E. VINCENTIROGKIA08 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT LEONARD R. WEEKSTTEPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT ROBERT L. BIXLERBTGPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT JAMES M. JOHNSONWGPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT DONALD B. GARRISONWGPOW08 OCT 43MUNSTER
SGT CHARLES A. CLARKTGKIA08 OCT 43MUNSTER

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-30152 "MESSIE BESSIE" LD-X

LT WALTER L. "CHIEF" MORENOPCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
LT JOHN W. PHELANCPCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
LT WILLIAM L. BAKERNAVCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
LT PAUL LEDBETTERBOMCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
SGT ALEXANDER G. LEEROGCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
SGT WADE G. DOWELLTTECPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
SGT NED G. EATONBTGCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
SGT AFTON C. JOHNSONWGCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
SGT ALBERT R. HOWELLWGCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS
SGT MARVIN G. BURTONTGCPT 31 DEC 43PARIS

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943, THIS CREW FLEW 42-30091 "BLIVIT" LD-S

CAPT DAVID L. MINER PKIA06 MAR 44 BERLIN
LT HERBERT A. ALFCPPOW28 APR 44 SOTTEVAST
LT D. F. BERTHLOFNAVNOC-- --
LT GEORGE R. JONES BOMKIA06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT WILLIAM C. LIBBERTROGPOW06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT ALBERT ZIKORUSTTEPOW06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT VARDEN I. BUTLER BTGKIA06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT SAM PRYRWGPOW/WIA06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT LEONARD D. MALCUITLWGPOW/WIA06 MAR 44 BERLIN
SGT JUNE E. ROBERSONTGPOW06 MAR 44 BERLIN

351ST BOMB SQUADRON

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 CREW FLEW 42-4997 "HEAVEN CAN WAIT" EP-F

2ND LT WILLIAM M. BEDDOW PKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT RICHARD W. BROOKSCPPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT ISRAEL LEVINENAVKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT MILTON E. HARNESSBOMPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
T/SGT JOHN L. SULLIVANROGKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT DAN Q. JAMESTTEPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT WALTER E. ZOLDAKBTGKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT SAMUEL M. HICKSRWGKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT ROBERT J. LYNCHLWGKIA10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT RICHARD R. MUNGERTGPOW10 OCT 43MUNSTER

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 CREW FLEW 42-5864 "PICCADILLY LILY" EP-A

CAPT ALVIN L. BARKER COM PILOT KIA08 OCT 43BREMEN--
CAPT. THOMAS E. MURPHY P KIA08 OCT 43BREMEN--
2ND LT MARSHALL F. LEE CP KIA08 OCT 43BREMEN--
2ND LT CHARLES C. SARABUNNAVPOW08 OCT 43BREMEN--
2ND LT FLOYD C. PETERSONBOMPOW08 OCT 43BREMEN--
T/SGT JOHN J. EHLENTTEPOW08 OCT 43BREMEN--
S/SGT ELDER D. DICKERSON WG KIA08 OCT 43BREMEN--
T/SGT DERRELL C. PIELROG KIA08 OCT 43BREMEN--
S/SGT REED A. HUFFORDBTGPOW08 OCT 43BREMEN--
S/SGT AARON A. DAVID WG KIA08 OCT 43BREMEN--
S/SGT GERALD O. ROBINSONTGPOW08 OCT 43BREMEN--

THIS CREW LED THE 100TH ON THE MISSION TO BREMEN (AFTER MAJ KIDD AND CAPT BLAKELY LEFT FORMATION DUE TO BATTLE DAMAGE) AND CAPT ALVIN L. BARKER. 351ST OPERATIONS OFFICER, FLEW IN THE RIGHT SEAT. MARSHALL LEE THE REGULAR CO-PILOT FLEW AS BTG TO ISSUE REPORTS TO MURPHY AND BARKER. LEE WAS APPARENTLY KILLED AFTER LEAVING THE BALL TURRET IN HOPES OF RENDERING AID TO THE TWO PILOTS, BOTH OF WHOM WERE ALSO KILLED.

SOON AFTER BOMB RELEASE THE PICCADILLY LILY WAS HIT BY FLAK NEAR THE NAVIGATORS STATION CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FLIGHT DECK AREA AS WELL. THIS SHELL OR OTHERS STARTED A FIRE IN THE #3 ENGINE AND DESTROYED THE

SHIPS OXYGEN SYSTEM. WITNESSES INDICATE THE LILY ENTERED A NEAR VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND EXPLODED WITH ONLY FOUR CHUTES OBSERVED.

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-30723 "HOLY TERROR" EP-D

2ND LT HOWARD KEELPCPT-- AWARDED DFC
2ND LT ROBERT K. EDGLEY CPCPT--AWARDED DFC
2ND LT ALEXANDER G. PARKNAVCPT 25 FEB 44REGENSBURG
2ND LT RUBEN C. KELSEY BOMCPT25 FEB 44REGENSBURG
S/SGT THOMAS P. HASTINGSROGCPT --AWARDED DFC
S/SGT GEORGE L. FERRON LWGCPT--AWARDED DFC
S/SGT CLAIRE J. PHELANBTGCPT ----
S/SGT HARRY A. KOERNER TG------
S/SGT FREDERICK A. KORNBLUMTTE-- ----
S/SGT ANDREW J. GUGLIERI RWGCPT -- AWARDED DFC

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-3474 "KING BEE" EP-B

2ND LT MAURICE E. BEATTY PKIA 10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT JAMES B. DABNEY, JR.CP POW10 OCT 43MUNSTER
2ND LT GRADY MOYLE NAVKIA 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT REID E. GRIFFITHS BOMKIA 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
T/SGT ALFRED LOGUIDICE ROGKIA 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
T/SGT GEORGE C. BURGESS TTEKIA 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT MORTON LEVINE BTGKIA 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT ANGELO J. LICATO RWGKIA 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT EDWARD C. KARAMOLLWGPOW 10 OCT 43MUNSTER
S/SGT JOHN RUPNICK TGKIA 11 MAY 44 LUDWIGSHAVEN, MY

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-3386 "MARIE HELENA" EP-H
MACR #949, Micro fiche #314

2ND LT RAYMOND J. GORMLEYPKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT EDWARD J. FOXCPKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT PETER T. MOTTANAVKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT WILLIAM J. HEATHBOMKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
T/SGT DALE A. VON SEGGERNROGKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
T/SGT JAY B. MCPHEETTEKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT DONALD R. HILTONBTGKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT CHARLES PRESLEYWGKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT WILLIAM A. AVERY, JRWGKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN
S/SGT CLAY E. RIFE TGKIA 08 OCT 43BREMEN

From the MACR it would appear that this crew was attacked by E/A and crashed about 20 miles SE of Emden, Germany. Bodies were burnt to 3rd degree and at least one was not identified at the time. An eyewitness statement said: ". . . a red nosed FW 190 crashed into Lt Gormley's aircraft and both went down in flame. "

ON OCTOBER 8, 1943 THIS CREW FLEW 42-30796 "SUNNY II" EP-K

2ND LT JOHN T. GRIFFIN PCPT----
2ND LT ELBERT W. JOHNSON CPWIA08 OCT 43BREMEN
2ND LT THOMAS R. KIZAK NAVCPT----
2ND LT EDWARD L. DUNLAP BOMCPT----
T/SGT RAYMOND M. HARJO TTEWIA08 OCT 43BREMEN PURPLE HEART. RETURNED TO STATES
T/SGT ROY O. HOWELL ROGCPT----
S/SGT PASCAL A. DELPRIORE BTGCPT----
S/SGT BERBARD G. SIEGEL WGCPT----
S/SGT SLDNEY L. NICHOLAS WG------
S/SGT DON L. PILGRIM TG------

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