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S/SGT  Daniel A. LYNCH

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

Comments1: 12 OCT 44 BREMEN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

CAPT JOSEPH L. ZELLER                 P FEH (CO OF 418TH)
2ND LT WILLIAM L. BOWEN          CP  FEH
2ND LT GEORGE E. BONITZ         NAV EVA 20 JUL 44  MERSEBURG (WITH THE F.C. KINCANNON CREW)
F/O D.L. WHITE                       BOM CPT 12 SEP 44  MADGEBURG
S/SGT DANIEL A. LYNCH              TTE CPT 12 SEP 44  MADGEBURG (WITH LT DICKERT CREW, SEE BELOW)  TAPS: 14 JAN 1964
S/SGT HARRY J. HENDRICKS         ROG CPT 08 SEP 44  MAINZ
SGT MAX FRIEDMAN                    BTG NOC      TAPS: 7 MAY 1983
SGT CHARLES L. GRIMES              WG NOC
SGT WILLIAM V. LOMBARDI          WG NOC
SGT WILARD R. FREDERICK              TG NOC      TAPS: 28 AUG 1989

351ST SQDN... CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON  09 MAR 1944.
ZELLER BECAME COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 418TH AFTER MAGEE FULLER WAS LOST ON 20 JUL 44 (MERSEBURG, OIL REFINERY)

Capt Joseph L. Zeller Crew f;ew in Skipper II 42-31708 until May 28, 1944.  

March 16, 1944  Augsburg 
March 18, 1944  Lechfeld  
March 19, 1944  Marquise, Mimmoyeques    
March 22, 1944  Berlin       (returned with serious battle damage to Skipper II)
March 23, 1944  Brunswick (flying 31389 which was later named " Lucious Lucy")
March 27, 1944  Bordeaux
March 28, 1944  Chateaudun

It appears that Capt Zeller's Crew became a Lead Crew in April 1944 and Lt Bowen was transferred to the crew of Lt Seymour Eichen

April 11, 1944   Pozen & Rostock    Capt Swartout Command Pilot
April 12, 1944   Scheuditz (Recall)   Lt Col William Veal Command Pilot (from 13th CBW)
May 13, 1944   Osnabruck             Capt Zeller-Com P. Lt Monrad-Pilot
May 20, 1944   Brussels                 Capt. Zeller-Com P. Lt Monrad-Pilot
May 28, 1944   Magdeburg            Capt. Zeller-Com P. Lt Monrad-Pilot
June 6, 1944    Falaise, D-Day        Capt. Zeller-Lead P.  PFF
June 20, 1944  Fallersleben           Capt. Zeller-Com P. Lt Norman P. Scott-Pilot  42-107233 "Humpty Dumpty
July 7, 1944     Bohlen                  Capt. Zeller-Com P, Lt Monrad-Pilot              42-107233 "Humpty Dumpty"
July 24, 1944   St Lo                    Capt. Zeller-Com P, Lt Giles-Pilot,                     44-6089 "Leading Lady"
July 25, 1944   St Lo                    Capt. Zeller-Com P, Lt Giles-Pilot                    42-97829 "Regal Eagle"
July 29, 1944   Merseburg             Capt. Zeller-Com P
Aug 5, 1944    Magdeburg             Maj. Zeller-Com P (now C.O. 418th BS)
Aug 8, 1944    St Sylvian               Maj. Zeller-Com P, Lt Ehorn-Pilot  
Sept 1, 1944   Mainz (Recall)
Sept 9, 1944   Dusseldorf             Maj. Zeller-Com P
Sept 30, 1944 Bielefeld                Maj. Zeller-Com P, Lt Seamans-Pilot                  44-8148 "Seamans Demons"  


CREW

1st Lt. Harvey W. Dickert       O-759430 P CPT Bremen  12 Oct 44
1st Lt. Vernon G. Keilholtz       O-705122 CP CPT Mainz  27 Sep 44
1st Lt. Raymond W. Spahr     O-712932 NAV CPT Ludwigburg 03 Oct 44
1st Lt. John A. Bryce           T-124342 BOM CPT Ludwigshaven 25 Sep 44
T/Sgt Robert J. Levin          16079902 TTE NOC
S/Sgt Michael E. Sweeney     11057006 ROG NOC   
S/Sgt Everett S. Collier         37470894 WG CPT Bremen  12 Oct 44  
S/Sgt Robert B. Patterson    37537192 WG POW  Burg-bei-Magdeburg  10 Apr 45 w/Lt Bazin Crew  (see note below) 
S/Sgt Dale L. Humphrey       39333941 BTG CPT Bremen  12 Oct 44
S/sgt Walter B. Shipman      9705838     TG CPT Bremen  12 Oct 44

351ST SQDN.. JOINED GROUP 29 MAY 44  This Crew flew "MASON AND DIXON"  42-31412 on 28 missions and 7 missions in other a/c.
The  list above is of the crew as it joined the 100th BG. S/Sgt Robert G. Truex and T/Sgt Daniel A. Lynch joined the crew when Sgt Levin and Sgt Sweeney left the crew. Ranks are those crew members held at end of missions.
S/Sgt R.B. Patterson was taken off this crew to reduce to 9 men. He would become a Mickey (radar) operator.  

CREW AS LISTED BELOW APPEARS ON A COMBAT ROSTER OF 03 SEP 44.

LT HARVEY W. DICKERT         P CPT  12 OCT 44  BREMEN 
LT VERNON G. KEILHOLTZ      CP CPT 27 SEP 44 MIANZ
LT RAYMOND W. SPAHR    NAV CPT 03 OCT 44 LUDWIGBURG
F/O JOHN A. BRYCE          BOM CPT 25 SEP 44 LUDWIGSHAFEN
S/SGT ROBERT G. TRUEX  ROG CPT DATE & MISSION UNKNOWN
T/SGT DANIEL A. LYNCH   TTE CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN (from Capt Zeller Crew)
S/SGT DALE L. HUMPHREY  BTG CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN
S/SGT EVERETT S. COLLIER  WG CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN
S/SGT WALTER B. SHIPMAN  TG CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN

Letter to Harry F. Cruver from Harvey W. Dickert dated 12 Jun 1995

(1) My crew was assigned to the 95th Bomb Group, AAF Station 119 on May 29, 1944.

(2) We were transferred the same day to the 100th Bomb Group, Station 39, Thorpe Abbotts.

(3) After 4 or 5 missions we were assigned to B-17 # 2 31412 - Mason and Dixon - we flew this airplane until it lost a fewmissions being damaged on a Russia Shuttle mission. M/Sgt. Joe Picard was the Ground Crew Chief.

(4) Pilot's (Harvey Dickert) first mission: 11 June 44 as Co-Pilot to Edger W. Wolf. First full crew mission: 12 June 44, French Coast #138 - Lt Ryan's and Lt. McKeeque's crews lost that day, flak from 105's at Dunkirk.

  Mission flow with most 100th losses: Ruhland 11 Sep 44....

  Mission Log of Dickert Crew
 No# Date  Target    100th Mission #  Comments
 1 11 Jun 44 Berck-Sur-Mer    137
 2 12 Jun 44 French Coast    138
 3 15 Jun 44 Wilster, Germany    140
 4 16 Jun 44 Fallersieben, Germany   143
 5 21 Jun 44 Berlin, Germany    144
 6 24 Jun 44 Rouen, France    147
 7 25 Jun 44 Near Limogees, France   148  Aid to French Underground
 8. 06 Jul 44 Fleury, France    154  Gottlingen
 9. 07 Jul 44 Böhlen, Germany    155  Gottlingen
 10 18 Jul 44 Hemmingstadt, Germany   161  Kiel
 11 19 Jul 44 Schweinfurt, Germany   164     
 12 20 Jul 44 Merseburg, Germany   165
 13 21 Jul 44 Ludwigsburg, Germany   166
 14 21 Jul 44 St Lo, France    167
 15 25 Jul 44 St Lo, France    168
 16 28 Jul 44 Merseburg, Germany   169 
 17 03 Aug 44 Troyles, France    173  Harvey Dickert's 22nd Birthday
 18 04 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany   174
 19 05 Aug 44 Merseburg, Germany   175 
 20 07 Aug 44 Beautor, France    177  Northern France
 21 08 Aug 44 St. Sylvain, France   178  Northern France
 22 13 Aug 44 Longnes, France   180  Battle Front
 23 14 Aug 44 Ludwigshaven, Germany   181
 24 18 Aug 44 Passe Sur Armancon, France  182
 25 03 Sep 44 Crozon, France    190
 26 05 Sep 44 Stuttgart, Germany   191
 27 08 Sep 44 Mainz, Germany   192
 28 09 Sep 44 Dûsseldorf, Germany   193
 29 10 Sep 44 Nurnburg, Germany (sic Nurnburg) 194
 30 11 Sep 44 Ruhland, Germany   195  Credit for 1 & two halves enemy fighters
 31 25 Sep 44 Ludwigshaven, Germany   200  Jack Bryce finished 35 missions
 32 26 Sep 44 Bremen, Germany   201
 33 27 Sep 44 Mainz, Germany   202  V. Keilholtz finished 35 missions
 34 07 Oct 44 Böhlen, Germany   209
 35 12 Oct 44 Bremen, Germany   211  H. Dickert and rest of crew finished 35 missions

I do not know the number of the missions members of my crew flew at a time I was in sick bay.. Harvey W. Dickert…

Note:

CREW
2nd Lt Lawrence L. Bazin      P       KIA         10/4/45     BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF
2nd Lt Charles F.Dixon         CP     FEH
2nd Lt Kenneth C.Peiffer   NAV     FEH   
2nd Lt Harry J.Chase       BOM     FEH
S/Sgt Roens W.Sherwood TTE      Evadee   10/4/45 " " " " 
   Cpl Glenn D.Abraham,Jr. ROG      POW      10/4/45 " " " "
   Cpl Paul H.Decker         TG         KIA         10/4/45 " " " "
   Cpl Richard D.Long       WG         POW      10/4/45 " " " "
   Cpl Richard E.Smith       BTG        KIA         10/4/45 " " " "

351st Sqdn.  Joined 100th Group,as above, on 11/2/45. On 10/4/45, Lt.John D.Gross from the crew of J.J.Dodrill was the NAV  in place of Kenneth Peiffer. James R.Dotson,pilot of his own crew,was flying as CP in place of Charles Dixon. Also aboard were T/Sgt Arthur T.Flowers as NG (Tog) in place of Harry Chase,and S/Sgt Robert B.Patterson as Radar Operator (from Lt Dickert Crew)

Mission notes from Lt Dickert:
On my 7th Mission (Maquis Supply Drop) we dropped supplies, food and munitions from very low altitude to the French Underground by parachute.  On my 30th mission (Ruhland) we were attacked by about 140 German fighters. My crew shot down 3 of them and got partial credit for 2 others credited to Hempey's Tail Gunner (Sgt C.W. Emerson, who was KIA on this mission).

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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