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S/SGT  Roger H. KIRKPATRICK

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TG
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 15 MAR 44 BRUNSWICK

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

Capt. John Love                         P   CPT 3 MAR 44 BERLIN           AWARDED DFC (finished with Crew listed below)
2nd Lt Jonah Goodbread            CP  CPT 23 MAR 44 BRUNSWICK   AWARDED DFC (flew as Pilot checking out Lt W.L Grenier Crew)
2nd Lt James E.Joyner            NAV   CPT UKN                                AWARDED DFC
2nd Lt Charles R.Wayman       BOM   CPT 29 FEB 44 BRUNSWICK     AWARDED DFC
 S/Sgt Callen F.MacKenzie       ROG   CPT   3 MAR 44 BERLIN            AWARDED DFC
 S/Sgt Curtis 'W. Rockhill        TTE    CPT  3 MAR 44 BERLIN           AWARDED DFC
   Sgt Seth L.Burklund            RWG   CPT  3 MAR 44 BERLIN           AWARDED DFC
   Sgt George M.Conrad         LWG   CPT  3 MAR 44 BERLIN           AWARDED DFC 
   Sgt Arthur H.Smith              BTG   CPT UKN                                AWARDED DFC
   Sgt Roger H.Kirkpatrick         TG   CPT 15 MAR 44 BRUNSWICK    AWARDED DFC  (finished with Lt Monrad Crew)

351st Sqdn.  Crew,as above joined 100th Group on 14/10/43. 
Appears on Crew Roster of 3/3/44 as Crew #19 with three personnel changes: Lt Thomas R.Kizak replaces Joyner, Lt Frank C. Gregory replaces Wayman and S/Sgt Louis Black,Jr. (From crew of Big Frank Valesh) replaces Art Smith. See PHOTO on p.213 of "CONTRAILS"  This Crew flew many raids in "Fools Rush In"  This was the first Crew to fly this aircraft.  

Date       Last Name Initial Rank Target
3/3/1944 BLACK L S/SGT BTG BERLIN
3/3/1944 LOVE J LT P BERLIN
3/3/1944 GOODBREAD J LT CP BERLIN
3/3/1944 KIZAK T R LT NAV BERLIN
3/3/1944 GREGORY F C LT BOM BERLIN
3/3/1944 ROCKHILL C.W. T/SGT TTE BERLIN
3/3/1944 BURKLAND S L S/SGT RWG BERLIN
3/3/1944 CONRAD G M S/SGT LWG BERLIN
3/3/1944 KIRKPATRICK R H S/SGT TG BERLIN
3/3/1944 MACKENZIE C F T/SGT ROG BERLIN


MISSIONS OF CAPT. JOHN LOVE (provided by Lt Jonah Goodbread 1/17/02)

 DATE  MISSION  TARGET

1. 03/11/43 Wilhelmshaven  Sub Pens
2. 07/11/43 Duren   Factories
3. 13/11/43 Bremen   Marshalling Yards
4. 19/11/43 Zutphen   Factories
5. 26/11/43 Bremen   Sub Pens
6. 29/11/43 Bremen   Industrial Area
7. 11/12/43 Emden   Sub Pens
8. 13/12/43 Kiel   Sub Pens
9. 20/12/43 Bremen   Industrial 
10. 22/12/43 Munster   Industrial
11. 24/12/43 St Joseph au Bois NO BALL
12. 30/12/43 Ludwigshaven  Chemical Factory
13. 14/01/44 Foret D' Hesdin  NO BALL
14. 21/01/44 Bois D' Esquerdes NO BALL
15. 24/01/44 Frankfurt  Industrial
16. 10/02/44 Brunswick  Industrial
17. 20/02/44 Stettin   Industrial
18. 21/02/44 Alhorn & Vorden  Airfield
19. 24/02/44 Posen   Industry
20. 25/02/44 Regensburg  Industry
21. 29/02/44 Brunswick  Aero Engines
22. 03/03/44 BERLIN   RECALL
23. 08/03/44 BERLIN   Ball Bearings (Lt Goodbread flew as CP on Lt Monrad Crew)
24. 15/03/44` Brunswick  Industrial   (Lt Goodbread flew as CP on Lt Monrad Crew)
25. 23/03/44 Brunswick  Industrial     (Lt Goodbread flew as P checking out Lt W.L Grenier Crew)


Subj: John Love Crew Info  
Date: 5/24/2004 12:52:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time 
From: wagirl750@yahoo.com 
To: mpfaley@aol.com 
Sent from the Internet (Details) 
 
Hello, I am the daughter of 1st. Lt. Charles R. Wayman, bombardier of "Fools Rush In" with the John Love crew.  You had answered my uncle, Keith Wayman's, email regarding my father's awarding of the DFC and also had requested information regarding his 25 missions.  Your email was forwarded to me and I am happy to provide the information you seek.  Due to some recent moves and life occurences, I have not been as quick to respond to the excellent 100th bomb group website as I should have done.  Now I hope to rectify that.  I have in my possession my father's diary of his war-time experiences, as well as his log of the 25 missions he flew.  Below is the list of his missions, per his log.
 
1st:  03/11/43  Wilhelmshaven
2nd:  07/11/43  Duren
3rd:  13/11/43  Bremen
4th:  19/11/43  (he did not identify a town, just wrote "Eastern border of Holland."  assume Zutphen?
5th:  26/11/43  Bremen
6th:  29/11/43  near Bremen
7th:  30/11/43  Soligen
8th:  11/12/43  Emden
9th:  13/12/43  Kiel
10th:  20/12/43  Bremen
11th:  22/12/43  Munster
12th:  24/12/43  only wrote "secret installation 20 miles into France."  assume St. Joseph au Bois?
13th:  30/12/43  Ludwigshaven
14th:  14/01/44  just wrote "target in Northern France."  assume Foret D' Hesdin?
15th:  21/01/44  wrote "across channel into France."  assume Bois D' Esquerdes?
16th:  24/01/44  "25 minutes from Frankfurt...dropped our bombs in channel."
17th:  03/02/44  Wilhelmshaven
18th:  04/02/44  Frankfurt
19th:  10/02/44  Brunswick
20th:  13/02/44  Pas de Calais
21st:  20/02/44  Stettin
22nd:  21/02/44:  wrote "airfields 40 mi Southeast of Bremen."  assume Alhorn & Vorden?
23rd:  24/02/44  wrote "flew practically within 40 miles of the target only to find it overcast.  So we bombed on PFF supposedly Rostack."(sp? difficulty reading writing, may be Rostock.)
24th:  25/02/44  wrote "We started out for Regensburg but got 155 miles inside enemy coast and lost #4 engine and had to abort."
25th:  29/02/44  Brunswick
 
Hope this proves helpful.  Keep up the good work.
 
Sincerely,
Candace Wayman Olson

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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PHOTOS:

Original John Love Crew (left to right)
 Standing: Arthur Smith, Seth Burklund, Roger Kirkpatrick, George Conrad, Callen MacKenzie, Curtis Rockhill
Kneeling: Jonah Goodbread, John Love, James Joyner, Charles Wayman
(Photo courtesy of Linda Love Smith)

 

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