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LT  Lawrence K. MCDONELL

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV
SERIAL #: O-674225 STATUS: POW
MACR: 00647 CR: 00647

Comments1: 16 SEP 43 BORDEAUX (EAC)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT ROBERT H. WOLFF               P  POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE
2ND LT CHARLES H. STUART           CP POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE
2ND LT LAWRENCE K. MCDONELL  NAV POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE  TAPS: 1986
2ND LT FREDRIC G. WHITE          BOM POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE
T/SGT IRA F. BARDMAN              ROG POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE
T/SGT CARL T. SIMON                TTE POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE (FROM LT ROBERT KNOX CREW)
S/SGT  JAMES D. BRADY             TTE INT. FLEW MOST MISSIONS WITH LT WOLFF CREW (INTERNED WITH LT BARRICK CREW MAR 6, 1944)
S/SGT WILLIAM J. CASEBOLT      BTG POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE
S/SGT WILLIS F. BROWN             WG POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE  TAPS: 1997 
S/SGT ARTHUR H. EGGLESTON     WG POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE
S/SGT ALFRED M. CLARK               TG POW 16 SEP 43  BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE TAPS: 1981

418TH SQDN.. THIS CREW JOINED THE 100TH IN JULY 1943.    

Mission List for Robert Wolff & Crew from Form 5

July  27, 1943 Orientation,                                   5hrs 15 min
July  28, 1943 OSCHERSLEBEN, AC FACTORY          5hrs 35 minutes  believe Lt Robert Wolff was CoPilot on Capt Knox (mpf) 
Aug 14, 1943 DIVERSION MISSION                        6hrs
Aug 15, 1945 MERVILLE, AF & LILLE AC FACTORY   5hrs            flew 230061 WOLFF PACK
Aug 17, 1943 REGENSBURG (DOUBLE STIKE)        10hrs 10min,  flew 230061 WOLFF PACK  Left plane in Africa and returned to England by Air Transport Command ATC in a Gernerals Plane.
Aug 31, 1943 MEULAN LES MERUEAUX, AC REPAIR  5hrs 35 mins
Sept 3, 1943 PARIS,BEAUMONT le ROGER, AF (S.T.)                 flew 230064 WILD CARGO
Sept 15, 1943 PARIS, AC FACTORY (RENAULT)                        flew 230064 WILD CARGO
Sept 16, 1943 BORDEAUX/MERIGNAC & La PALLICE (ST)           flew 230064 WILD CARGO    

Eyewitness: Capt. Thomas Murphy"One B-17...#3 position, second element. Low squadron (#064) feathered #3 engine before Bordeaux. Under control. Two fighters on tail. Headed NW."Lt. William McDonald"Left fromation (#064) headed for low cloud. Two E/A on tail. Tail Gunner shot one down and the other broke off attack."

(Aircraft was #42-30064 named "Wild Cargo" and was flown overseas  by  Curtis Biddick...pw)
 "The following members of my crew are not listed in Taps: James D Brady, 1994: Willis F. Brown,1997 and Alfred M. Clark, 1981. 
Jim Brady was our TTG, but was not on our last mission due to a bout with Pneumonia. He flew again, but went down on a Berlin mission on Sam Barrick's crew as a 
TOG.  We joined the 100th in July '43. One more - The spelling of Browny's name is WILLIS. 
OK, enuf is enough! Sorry to bend your ear, thanks for everything". 
Bob Wolff  (2001)

MEMO 2:

See Wolff Crew Page

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Bordeaux DATE: 1943-09-16  
AIRCRAFT: "Wild Cargo" (42-30064) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 13225