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LT  Donald C. MAIER

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: CP
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 28 SEP 44 MERSEBURG

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1st Lt Henry W. Woodall       P CPT 27/8/44 BERLIN
2nd Lt Donald C. Maier        CP CPT 28/9/44 MERSEBURG (became CP on Lt L.G.Bennett Crew)
1st Lt Joe T. Anderson     NAV CPT 28/2/45 KASSEL
2nd Lt Everett H. Davis    BOM CPT 25/12/44 KAISERLAUTERN, MY
 T/Sgt Charles P. Jones     TTE CPT 25/12/44 KAISERLAUTERN, MY
 T/Sgt Robert E. McKee   ROG CPT 16/11/44 AACHEN AREA, GROUND SUPPORT
 Sgt Donald E. Benson     RWG CPT 12/12/44 DARMSTADT, MY
 Sgt Robert E. Mitchell     LWG NOC
 Cpl Byron R. Greene          TG XFR  (TOG on Lt Trapnell Crew for 2 missions then XFR to 301st BG/15th Air Force 419th BS)

349th Sqdn.  Crew, as above, joined the 100th Group on 26/5/44.  See S.O.C. p. 75/76.
-S/Sgt John A.Pontzious-BTG on Lt Shaddix Crew was LWA (lightly wounded in action)  on 7/5/44 BERLIN while flying with crew of.R.W.Wright.
He flew with Lt Woodall Crew for 6 missions. 
-S/Sgt Carl K.Platkin replaced S/Sgt John.A.Pontzious at BTG after six missions.   Platkin came to the 100th BG as a replacement gunner.  
-S/Sgt Byron Greene was original TG, flew two missions with above crew and made TOG and bailed out over UK with the Trapnell crew 
   (17 Jul 44 see below)…XFERED to 301st Gp/ 15th Air Force at Foggia, Itlay. Completed 36 missions..finished Apr 15th, 1945 with Northern 
   Itlay…By Mr. Greene/ 22 Oct 1993..pw
-Lt Maier became CP on Lt Luther G. Bennett's Crew on July 17, 1944 and Completed his tour with that Crew. 
-Lt Charles Baker from Lt L.G. Bennett's crew became the CP on Lt H.W. Woodall Crew 
-Byron Greene was replaced on the Crew by Sgt Gordon D. Herderson, from spare gunners pool.

Some Missions of Lt H.W. Woodall Crew:

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
6/2/1944 37 128 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 BOULOGNE
6/5/1944 37 131 WOODALL H.W. LT P 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/6/1944 37 -132 WOODALL H.W. LT P 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 WOODALL H.W. LT P 102977 FALAISE
6/7/1944 37 -135 WOODALL H.W. LT P 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/19/1944 10 -142 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/20/1944 10 -143 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/21/1944 10 -144 WOODALL H.W. LT P 37686 BASDORF
6/22/1944 10 -146 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
7/8/1944 10 156 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/11/1944 10 157 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 WOODALL H.W. LT P 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/14/1944 10 160 WOODALL H.W. LT P 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE

Lt Maier missions with Lt Bennett Crew:

Date          Crew Nbr    Mission Nbr   Last Name    Initial         Rank    Position   Aircraft Nbr         Target
7/17/1944         57         161         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         31412           AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/18/1944         57         162         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/19/1944         57         163         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         39867           SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/20/1944         57         164         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         37251           MERSEBURG
7/21/1944         57         165         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         REGENSBURG
7/24/1944         57         166         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/29/1944         57         169         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         MERSEBURG
7/31/1944         57         170         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
8/2/1944           57         171         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         TERGNIER/LAFERE
8/3/1944           57         172         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         97230          TROYES (RAIL YARD)
8/4/1944           57         173         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         HAMBURG (OIL)
8/5/1944           57         174         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         MAGDEBURG
8/6/1944           57         175         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         BERLIN
8/14/1944         57         180         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL)
8/15/1944         57         181         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         VENLO
8/24/1944         57         183         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         RUHLAND (OIL)
8/26/1944         57         185         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         BREST
8/27/1944         57         186         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         BERLIN (RECALL)
9/9/1944           57         192         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         31708           DUSSELDORF
9/10/1944         57         193         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         NURNBURG
9/11/1944         57         194         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         37812           RUHLAND (OIL)
9/12/1944         57         195         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         97126           MAGDEBURG (OIL)
9/13/1944         57         196         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         39867           SINDELFINGEN
9/18/1944         57         197         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         WARSAW
9/19/1944         57         198         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
9/25/1944         02         199         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         LUDWIGSHAVEN
9/27/1944         57         201         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         MAINZ
9/28/1944         57         202         BENNETT         L.G.         LT         P         107233         MERSEBURG



Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
6/2/1944 37 128 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 GREENE B.R. CPL TG 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 MITCHELL R.E. SGT LWG 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 BENSON D.E. SGT RWG 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 MAIER D.C. LT CP 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 PONTZIOUS J.A. S/SGT BTG 31723 BOULOGNE
6/2/1944 37 128 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 31723 BOULOGNE

6/5/1944 37 131 GREIL L.A. S/SGT LWG 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 PONTZIOUS J.A. S/SGT BTG 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 WOODALL H.W. LT P 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 GREENE B.R. CPL TG 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 BENSON D.E. SGT RWG 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/5/1944 37 131 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107137 BOULOGNE(CHG)
6/6/1944 37 -132 MAIER D.C. LT CP 102977 FALAISE/OUISTREHAM

6/6/1944 37 -132 WOODALL H.W. LT P 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 PONTZIOUS J.A. S/SGT BTG 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 GREIL L.A. S/SGT LWG 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 GREENE B.R. CPL TG 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 102977 /OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 102977 OUISTREHAM
6/6/1944 37 -132 BENSON D.E. SGT RWG 102977 OUISTREHAM

6/6/1944 37 -132 WOODALL H.W. LT P 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 PONTZIOUS J.A. S/SGT BTG 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 GREIL L.A. S/SGT LWG 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 GREENE B.R. CPL TG 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 102977 FALAISE
6/6/1944 37 -132 BENSON D.E. SGT RWG 102977 FALAISE

6/7/1944 37 -135 MAIER D.C. LT CP 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 WOODALL H.W. LT P 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 PONTZIOUS J.A. S/SGT BTG 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 INGALLS R.O. S/SGT LWG 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 GREENE B.R. CPL TG 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 BENSON D.E. SGT RWG 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)
6/7/1944 37 -135 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 37601 NANTES (BRIDGES)

6/8/1944 37 -136 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 PONTZIOUS J.A. S/SGT BTG 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 MAIER D.C. LT CP 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 GREENE B.R. CPL TG 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 BENSON D.E. SGT RWG 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 37 -136 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 31723 TOURS (BRIDGES)

6/19/1944 10 -142 MAIER D.C. LT CP 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 GREENE B.R. S/SGT LWG 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 BENSON D.E. SGT RWG 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 10 -142 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 31723 CORME ECLUSE, AF

6/20/1944 10 -143 KINSON R.E. S/SGT RWG 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 MAIER D.C. LT CP 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 31723 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 10 -143 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 31723 FALLERSLEBEN

6/21/1944 10 -144 BENSON D.E S/SGT RWG 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 WOODALL H.W. LT P 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 MAIER D.C. LT CP 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 37686 BASDORF
6/21/1944 10 -144 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 37686 BASDORF

6/22/1944 10 -146 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 BENSON D.E S/SGT RWG 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 MAIER D.C. LT CP 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
6/22/1944 10 -146 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 31767 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)

7/8/1944 10 156 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 BENSON D.E S/SGT RWG 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 MAIER D.C. LT CP 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 10 156 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 CLAMECY-JOLGYN

7/11/1944 10 157 BENSON D.E S/SGT RWG 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 WOODALL H.W. LT P 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 MAIER D.C. LT CP 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 10 157 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 31723 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)

7/13/1944 10 159 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 BENSON D.E S/SGT RWG 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 MAIER D.C. LT CP 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 WOODALL H.W. LT P 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 10 159 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 97393 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)

7/14/1944 10 160 HENDERSON G.D. SGT TG 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 WOODALL H.W. LT P 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 MAIER D.C. LT CP 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 ANDERSON J.T. LT NAV 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 DAVIS E.H. LT BOM 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 MCKEE R.E. SGT ROG 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 JONES C.P. SGT TTE 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 PLATKIN C.K S/SGT BTG 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 MITCHELL R.E. S/SGT LWG 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 10 160 BENSON D.E S/SGT RWG 97393 SOUTH OF FRANCE



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S/Sgt Byron Greene was original TG, flew two missions with above crew and made TOG and bailed out over UK with the Trapnell crew (17 Jul 44)...XFERED to 301st Gp/ 15th Air Force at Foggia, Itlay. Completed 36 missions..finished Apr 15th, 1945 with Northern Italy...By Mr. Greene - 22 Oct 1993..pw

Letter confirming crew bailout of a portion of this crew:
(Letter courtesy of James Heyneman – May, 2003)

349TH BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON (H) ARMY AIR FORCES
Office of the Operations Officer
APO 569

4 August 1944

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

On 17 July 1944 at 0925 hours the following Combat Crew, assigned to this organization, parachuted from an abandoned B-17G somewhere over England. Aircraft was abandoned account of fire.

1st Lt. Harold L. Heyneman 0-681539 Bombardier 
2nd Lt. Joseph Trapnell IV  0-818761 Pilot 
2nd Lt. Melvin L. Kodas      0-503283 Copilot 
T/Sgt Murry W. Holditch    18178502 Top Turret Gunner 
T/Sgt. John P. Cooper       32931713 Radio Operator Gunner 
Sgt Adam C. Stoppel         17088192 Left Waist Gunner 
S/Sgt. Robert Patrick         14065993 Right Waist Gunner 
S/Sgt. William A. Geigle      33188079 Ball Turret Gunner 
S/Sgt. Clare R. Harnden      16084649 Tail Gunner 
S/Sgt. Byron R. Greene      31289048 Toggelier 

FRED W. CRAFT JR 
1st Lt.. Air Corps.
Asst Ops Officer.

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From: Mel Parr
Son in law of Lt. Donald Curt Maier
 
I am sorry to inform you of Don's passing from this world. Don left earth on Sat., October 22, 2011 at the age of 90. Don served as Lt. with the 349th SQ of the 100th BG. He was very proud of his service and spoke of it often. Don spent his retirement years at his residence in Enterprise, Alabama.
 
Respectfully Yours;
Mel Parr
melparr55a@yahoo.com

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