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T/SGT  John R. GENSEL

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TTE
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 19 MAR 44 MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NO BALL)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Mark G,Gummersall        P   CPT 12/05/44 BRUX
2nd Lt Reginald C.Holliday       CP  CPT 13/05/44 OSNABRUCK (as CP with Lt Haralson/Lt Forsythe Crew) SEE MISSIONS BELOW
2nd Lt Frank W.Roberts,Jr.  NAV   CPT 19/03/44 MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NOBALL)
2nd Lt Edward P.Carr          BOM   CPT 13/04/44 AUGSBURG
S/Sgt Henry W.Bieze           ROG   CPT 19/03/44 MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NOBALL)
S/Sgt John R.Gensel            TTE   CPT 19/03/44 MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NOBALL)
Sgt Matthew H.Boguminski   BTG  CPT  23/03/44 BRUNSWICK
Sgt James T.Penny             LWG  CPT  23/03/44 BRUNSWICK 
Sgt James J.Daly                 RWG  CPT 23/03/44 BRUNSWICK 
Sgt Robert L.Braswell             TG  CPT 23/03/44 BRUNSWICK

418th Sqdn. Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 28/11/43. Appears on Combat crew roster of 3/3/44 as 
Crew #74. Crew flew A/C 230091 "Blivit" B-17F model and "Miss Chief" B-17G model

Incomplete Missions of Capt. M.G. Gummersall: 

Date          Last Name     Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
3/3/1944   GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        BERLIN
3/4/1944   GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        BERLIN
3/6/1944   GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        BERLIN
3/15/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31404        BRUNSWICK
3/16/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31404        AUGSBURG
3/17/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        MUNICH
3/18/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        MUNICH
3/19/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
5/11/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. CAPT COM    32090         LIEGE
5/12/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. CAPT COM    106986       BRUX, OIL REFINERY

Missions of T/Sgt James J. Daly: SN3 121509037

1. 16/12/43 Bremen
2. 22/12/43 Munster
3. 24/12/43 Paris
4. 04/01/44 Kiel
5. 05/01/44 Neuss
6. 21/01/44 Cross Bow-No Ball-France
7. 24/01/44 Frankfurt
8. 29/01/44 Frankfurt
9. 30/01/44 Brunswick
10. 03/02/44 Wilhelmshaven
11. 04/02/44 Frankfurt
12. 06/02/44 Evreux
13. 10/02/44 Brunswick
14. 20/02/44 Stettin "Big Week begins"
15. 21/02/44 Alhorn "2nd day  Big Week"
16. 24/02/44 Rostock-5day of Big Week
17. 25/02/44 Regensburg 6 day of Big Week
18. 02/03/44 Chartres'
19. 03/03/44 BERLIN-recall
20. 04/03/44 BERLIN
21. 06/03/44 BERLIN
22. 15/03/44 Brunswick
23. 16/03/44 Augsburg-destroyed ME110
24. 18/03/44 Munich
25. 19/03/44 Pas De Calais (Boulogne)
26. 23/03/44 Brunswick (Herb Alf is Pilot on this mission)
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LT HOLLIDAY'S MISSIONS WITH Lt HARALSON CREW:

5/1/1944  HOLLIDAY R.C. LT CP 38175 SAARGUEMINES/WIZERNES
5/9/1944  HOLLIDAY R.C. LT CP 38175 LAON/COUVRON; ANTHIES
5/11/1944 HOLLIDAY R.C. LT CP 97071 LIEGE
5/12/1944 HOLLIDAY R.C. LT CP 97071 BRUX, OIL REFINERY
5/13/1944 HOLLIDAY R.C. LT CP 97071 OSNABRUCK


REPLY TO: randyhol@adelphia.net
SUBMITTER: Randy Holliday
EMAIL: randyhol@adelphia.net
PURPOSE: Ask a question
INTEREST: I am the veteran's child
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VETERAN: Reginald Cloyd Holliday
DATE OF DEATH: 08/02/1996
FAMILY CONTACT: Randy Holliday
653 Corte Rosalinda
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-445-1701

MEMO 2:

John (Jack) R Gensel born 4June 1921 died 11 Aug 2009  son is John Preston Gensel, Soldotna Alaska.

Jack was a top turret gunner, did all his tour including the D-Day landing, which he volunteered to fly. He told me he had never seen so many airplanes all together. He was a good man. I have tried to contact his daughter to see if his death had been reported but did not get a responce, so just in case it hasn't been reported I am sending this email. I worked with Jack at the White Alice site 17 in Soldotna Alaska.   thanks

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PHOTOS:

 Mark G. Gummersall crew photographed at Rapid City, South Dakota in October 1943: Standing L-R: Frank Roberts, Ed Carr, Reginald Holliday, Mark Gummersall; Kneeling L-R: John Gensel, Robert Braswell, James Penny, Mathew Boguminski, James Daley, and Henry Bieze. Shown here ready for deployment overseas. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Mark G. Gummersall Crew -Standing L-R: Frank Roberts, Reginald Holliday, Ed Carr, Mark Gummersall; Kneeling L-R: John Gensel, Robert Braswell, James Penny, Mathew Boguminski, James Daley, and Henry Bieze. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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