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LT  Dave HOFFNER

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV
SERIAL #: STATUS: NOC
MACR:

Comments1: ST PAUL, MN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

Original crew
2nd Lt Robert K.Gllbert                P FEH
2nd Lt Raymond T.Albright         CP FEH
   F/0 Jack Clopeck                  NAV FEH
   Cpl Richard G.Crane              ROG FEH    Crew flew ten (10) missions before being selected as lead crew (see below)
   Cpl Russell A.Madsen             TTE FEH
   Cpl Curtis H.Satzinger            BTG FEH
   Cpl William G. "Tex"Leonard     NG FEH    (see Sgt Leonard's second crew below)
   Cpl Lester L. Alexander        WG FEH
   Cpl Mearl W.Johnson              TG FEH

350th Sqdn.  Crew,as above, joined the 100th Group on 9/1/45.

Wrote Lester Alexander,3083 Patrlcia Ave.,Los Angeles,CA 90064 for information 27/2/84.

Following information courtesy of Russell A. Madsen:  "We flew 10 missions in February 1945 (original crew), were in lead crew training all of March 1945, and flew five missions as lead crew during April and May 1945. Ray Albright, William Leonard and Lester Alexander completed their tours with other crew."

Lead crew

Command Pilot
Lt Robert K. Gilbert           P
Lt Jack Clopeck              NAV
Lt Lyle Calvert                BOM
Lt Dave Hoffner           (Mickey Operator)
S/Sgt Richard G. Crane     ROG
S/Sgt Russell A. Madsen    TTE
S/Sgt Curtis H. Satzinger   BTG
S/Sgt John Marlowe          WG
S/Sgt Mearl W. Johnson     TG


    Lead Crew Missions

 08 Apr 1945  Eger, Czechoslavakia Marshalling yards
 09 Apr 1945  Munich   Air Field
 11 Apr 1945  Landshut  Ordinance Depot
 14 Apr 1945  Royan, France  Ground defenses
 01 May 1945  Amsterdam, Holland Food Drop (operation Chow Hound)

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 2375