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LT  Carl J. HEDIN

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P

Lt. Carl J. Hedin (photo from Fold3)

SERIAL #: STATUS: NOC
MACR:

Comments1: IPSWICH, MASS

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW


    Lt Carl J.Hedin                        P    NOC
    Lt John S.Norton                   CP   CPT   2/10/44  KASSEL
    Lt Merrill W.Toburen             NAV  CPT   21/1/45  MANNHIEM (BRIDGES)
    Lt Everett E.Linn                 BOM   CPT   17/3/45  RUHLAND & PLAUEN (with pick up crew, Lt knowles-Pilot)
 S/Sgt George J.Robinson         ROG    KIA     31/12/44 HAMBURG
 S/Sgt James W.Shepard          TTE    KIA    31/12/44 HAMBURG
   Sgt Leo O.Murphy                BTG   POW  31/12/44  HAMBURG
   Sgt Fred Horcasitas                WG   KIA    31/12/44  HAMBURG
   Sgt Frank S.Sauls                    TG   POW  31/12/44  HAMBURG

351st Sqdn.  Crew,as above, appears as Crew #50 on Combat Crew Roster of 18/9/44. On 5/8/44 Norton was CP on the 
crew of N.P.Scott and Toburen was NAV on the crew of J.P.Ernst.

The five above enlisted men were with the crew of Floyd E.Henderson on 31/12/44. Henderson, himself,was CP on the 
crew of R.L.Stevenson when that crew joined the 100th Group on 14/7/44. When this crew arrived at the 100th in late 
July 1944, the CP was 2nd Lt.Milton H. LaFranchi who CPT on 4/3/45. Also on the crew was Cpl. John R.Nickolls,a gunner.


CREW
On the  31 DEC 44 ( HAMBURG) mission,  FLOYD E. HENDERSON was the first pilot of this crew..Appears mainly that of Carl J. HEDIN…jb

A/C #42-31066 "Fools Rush In"  MACR #11366, MICRO-FICHE #4183

2ND LT FLOYD E. HENDERSON            P     KIA 31 DEC 44    HAMBURG
2nd  Lt   Richard W. King                   CP    KIA 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG
2nd   Lt   George J. Smigo, Jr          NAV    POW 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG
S/Sgt  Elmer L. Kovach                    TOG    KIA 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG
S/Sgt George J.Robinson                  ROG    KIA 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG
 S/Sgt James W.Shepard                  TTE     KIA 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG
   Sgt Leo O.Murphy                        BTG    POW  31 DEC 44  HAMBURG
   Sgt Fred Horcasitas                       WG      KIA 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG
   Sgt Frank S.Sauls                           TG    POW 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG


EYEWITNESS:  "A/C 42-31066 received a direct hit by flak just before "Bombs Away" , and the bombs were salvoed. 
                       The A/C fell off on the right wing and dropped onto A/C #43-38124 piloted by Lt Clifton M. Williams.
                        Both aircraft went down in flames  and one exploded"

MEMO 2:

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