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LT  Calvin G. GUHSE

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
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Comments1: ST PETERSBURG, FL

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MEMO 1:

CREW

1st Lt Calvin G. "Cal" Guhse                P   FEH 
2nd Lt Robert G.Ball                         CP  FEH    Taps 16 June 1951
2nd Lt Maurice H. "Shibby" Subilia    NAV  FEH
   Sgt Luther P.Bridgeman              ROG  FEH
   Sgt William P.Burkhart                 TTE  FEH
   Sgt Virgil M.Coombs              NG/TOG  FEH
   Cpl Kenneth A.Hartley               BTG   FEH
   Cpl Jack Horne                          WG   FEH
   Cpl Clinton E.Greene                   TG   FEH

350th Sqdn.  Crew,as above,joined 100th Group on 30/3/45.
According to Sgt William Burkhart, the crew flew 3 missions and some Chowhound Missions
Flew A/C known as "Galloping Goose" (had nose art, a goose with a bomb In its mouth).  LT. GUHSE Crew Known aircraft flown…JIMBO and HEAVEN SENT…..


PRACTICE MISSION….13 APRIL,1945               GUHSE   226   B   C-SQDN,  44-8226    LN-B  "JIMBO"  PFF  a/c  HARDSTAND  #30 
COMBAT MISSION….. 14 APRIL,1945  ROYAN,  GUHSE   226   B   D-SQDN   44-8226   LN-B  "JIMBO" PFF  a/c   HARDSTAND  #30
COMBAT MISSION….. 15 APRIL,1945  ROYAN   GUHSE   383   F   B-SQDN   43-38383  LN-F                            HARDSTAND  #30
PRACTICE MISSION..  19 APRIL,1945               GUHSE   414  Y   D-SQDN,  43-38414  LN-Y  " HEAVEN SENT"  HARDSTAND  #32 
COMBAT MISSION….. 20 APRIL,1945  ORANIENBURG (FROM SGT BURKHART)
CHOWHOUND MISSION  7  MAY,1945              GUHSE   226  B   D-SQDN    44-8226   LN-B  "JIMBO"  PFF  a/c  HARDSTAND  # 30 

DP  FERRY FROM AUSTRIA TO PARIS, JUNE 3,1945     GUHSE   717   T   31   A-SQDN     …….ALL I HAVE FOR CREW…. NOTE;   717  LN-T   MIGHT BE   42-97717   a  482nd BG  PATHFINDER AIRCRAFT  (H2X)…


Letter to Paul West from William W. Shilvey of the 95th BG (3175 Panocha St.  Las Vegas, NV  8912-2162) states that Robert Ball was killled in the crash of a F-84 which suffered a flame out over Augusta, Georgia and rather than ejecting over a populated area, Lt. Ball attempted a crash landing in a clear area and was KILLED. He was survived by his wife, Leona of Amarillo, Texas and his son, Glenn of Houston, Texas…

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PHOTOS:

 Calvin G. Guhse crew in training in Florida. From left: Maurice H. "Sibby" Subilia, Bob Ball, Cal Guhse and "a bombardier who trained with us but did not fly across with our crew" Detailed Information Photo Courtesy of Sherrie K. Nolden, Daughter of Lt Calvin Guhse - August 2007 

 "Inside 'The Goose' Lt Calvin Guhse Crew's plane; Ball Turret - foreground; Rt Waist Gun; Radio Room; Bomb Bay Pedestal between pilots, dead center" Detailed Informationn Photo Courtesy of Sherrie K. Nolden, Daughter of Lt Calvin Guhse - August 2007 

 "Unloading the troops we flew into Casablanca, Africa" Detailed Information Photo Courtesy of Sherrie K. Nolden, Daughter of Lt Calvin Guhse - August 2007 

 "The Goose" Ground Crew: "My men and engine work. They have a great crew. They helped with engine changes , etc. and kept the ship cleaned up and neat as a pin. Note top turret... It weighed 1,200 pounds and operated with a most delicate touch on the gunner's controls." Detailed Information Photo Courtesy of Sherrie K. Nolden, Daughter of Lt Calvin Guhse - August 2007 

 Ground Crew working on "The Goose": "Barry, Notice the little putt-putt which we had aboard always. With this we got our electric power until we started up and cut in our generators." Detailed Information Photo Courtesy of Sherrie K. Nolden, Daughter of Lt Calvin Guhse - August 2007 

 

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