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S/SGT  Seymour MYERS

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: STATUS: NOC
MACR:

Comments1: REMOVED TO REDUCE TO 9 MAN CREW - Became TOG on the Joseph W. King crew.

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt William F.Frazier                  P  CPT 25/12/44  Kaiserlauntern
2nd Lt Andrew J.Stephens,Jr.        CP  CPT 25/12/44  Kaiserlauntern
2nd Lt Walter P.Kliniksowski         NAV  CPT 09/04/45  Munich          Became a Lead Navigator
2nd Lt Owen E.J. Larson      BOM/NAV  CPT 25/12/44  Kaiserlauntern          sn#0-768817
 S/Sgt Joe W.Clark                   TTE   CPT 25/12/44  Kaiserlauntern
   Sgt Thomas P.Smith              ROG  CPT 24/12/44  Kaiserlauntern
   Sgt Nick A.DeLuca                 BTG  CPT 24/12/44  Kaiserlauntern
   Sgt Francis F.Healy                   WG  CPT 25/12/44  Kaiserlauntern
   Sgt Seymour Myers                 WG  Removed from crew to reduce to 9 men and given Ground job. Became TOG on Lt J.W. King Crew
   Sgt Harold E.Heid                     TG  Removed from crew"AS result of an accident", Heid was sent home towards the end of his tour.

349th Sqdn.  Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group about the last week of July 1944. 
Crew flew at least 8 missions in "Once In' A While"

A letter from A.J.Stephens (April 1984) says that  Klinikowski,after about ten missions,was made a lead 
navigator and Lt.Larson became the crew navigator. At that time,S/Sgt George H. Dudley became 
the crew togglier. He was from the crew of T.H.Kemp.

Of Heid's replacement on the crew, Stephens has this to say;  . . ."The only thing I can remember 
about the man (don't even recall his name) is that he flew his very first mission as our tail
gunner. That happened to be the day we had a malfunction in the oleo strut in our right gear on 
take off. We left the runway and went barrelling out across the field through the mud and the 
crud with 2780 gallons (topped off) and eight 1000 pound GPs. He got so excited he bailed out in 
the mud while we were still slipping and sliding and cutting all kind of fancy didos. We never 
would have found him if someone hadn't seen the mud wiggling. Then he was unzipped,the mud shot 
out like his clothes had been filled with a grease gun."


Missions of 1st Lt Owen E.J. Larson (mpf 2001)

1. 11/08/44 Villacoublay     A/C "Once In A While"
2. 13/08/44 Nantes
3. 14/08/44 Ludwigshaven
4. 24/08/44 Ruhland
5. 25/08/44 Politz
6. 26/08/44 Brest
7. 27/08/44 BERLIN
8.  1/09/44  Mainz
9.  3/09/44  Brest
10.  5/09/44  Stuttgart
11. 13/09/44 Sindelfinger
12. 18/09/44 Warsaw (Second Russian Shuttle)
13. 19/09/44 Szolnok
14. 25/09/44 Ludwigshaven
15. 27/09/44 Mainz
16.  2/10/44  Kassel
17.  3/10/44  Nurnburg
18.  5/10/44  Handorf
19.  6/10/44  BERLIN
20.  7/10/44  Bohlen
21. 12/10/44 Bremen
22. 17/10/44 Cologne
23. 22/10/44 Munster
24.  5/11/44  Ludwigshaven
25.  9/11/44  Saarbrucken
26. 10/11/44 Mainz
27. 21/11/44 Osnabruck
28. 26/11/44 Hamm
29. 29/11/44 Hamm
30. 30/11/44 Merseburg
31.   2/12/44 Coblenz
32. 12/12/44 Coblenz
33. 18/12/44 Mainz
34. 24/12/44 Biblis
35. 25/12/44 Kaiserlautern
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Sgt Seymour Myers replaced Jack Tolliver on the Joe King Crew after the 12 Mission.  He was a toggleier 

Here are Sgt Myers missions with the Joe King Crew

MAR 03, 1945 BRUNSWICK  A/C 972
MAR 04, 1945 ULM   A/C 972
MAR 10, 1945 DORTMUND  A/C 972
MAR 14, 1945 HANNOVER  A/C 015 "HUNDRED PROFF"
MAR 15, 1945 ORANIENBURG  A/C 841 
MAR 18, 1945 BERLIN   A/C 972 "GOLD BRICK"
MAR 31, 1945 ZEITZ   A/C 865 
APR 03, 1945 KEIL   A/C 972 "GOLD BRICK"
APR 05, 1945 NURENBURG  A/C 972 "GOLD BRICK"
APR 06, 1945 LEIPZIG  A/C 972
APR 07, 1945 BUCHEN  A/C 972 RAMMED BY ME 109, RIGHT STABILIZER KNOCKED OFF
APR 11, 1945 INGOLSTADT  A/C 313
APR 14, 1945 ROYAN   A/C 313
APR 15, 1945 ROYAN   A/C 313
APR 16, 1945  PONT-DE-GRAVES A/C 313
APR 17, 1945 AUSSIG  A/C 972 GOLD BRICK
APR 18, 1945 STRAUBING  A/C 972 GOLD BRICK
APR 20, 1945 ORANIENBURG  A/C 865


CREW

2ND LT JOSEPH W. KING            P CPT 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG, MY SEE NOTE BELOW
2ND LT  GEORGE E. MAYBERRY CP NOC BECAME 349TH ENG OFFICER  TAPS: 08 SEP 1977
2ND LT ROBERT C. CULP      NAV CPT 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG, MY
2ND LT JACK D. TOLLIVER     BOM NOC     LEFT CREW FOR LEAD CREW TRAINING  (see below)
T/SGT ROLAND A. ECKERT   ROG CPT 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG, MY
T/SGT EDWARD F.MAZANEC   TTE CPT 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG, MY
T/SGT ANGELO A. LaSALLE     BTG CPT 5  APR 45 NURNBURG, MY TAPS: 19 MAR 1982
S/SGT LESTER E. PRELLWITZ     WG CPT 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG, MY
S/SGT JAMES R. SMITH, JR       TG CPT 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG, MY

349TH SQDN… CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 24 DEC 1944. FLEW FIRST MISSION 17 JAN 45 (HAMBURG) AND THE 100TH'S FINAL MISSION (ORANIENBURG) 20 APR 45.  THEY FLEW FIVE (5) "CHOW HOUND" MISSION, DROPPING FOOD IN HOLLAND AFTER 20 APR 45.

JACK TOLLIVER LEFT THE CREW AFTER AROUND 12 MISSIONS FOR LEAD CREW TRAINING (REPLACED BY S/SGT SYMOUR MYERS courtesy of robert culp) AND GEORGE MAYBERRY DEPARTED AFTER 20 MISSIONS TO BECOME THE 349TH'S ENGINEERING OFFICER.

AT MAYBERRY'S DEPARTURE, LT PAUL VALENTINE JOINED THE CREW AS CP.  HE HAD CAME TO THE 100TH WITH THE R.N. WIELAND CREW ON 03 DEC 1944. WHEN T/SGT LaSALLE COMPLETED HIS SECOND TOUR, HE WAS REPLACED BY T/Sgt James McCullough FROM LT FOWLER'S CREW (see below) 

NOTE
LT J.W. KING HAD PART OF HIS STABLIZER KNOCKED OFF BY A WING FROM THE ME-109 THAT COLLIDED WITH 43-38514 ON THE 100TH 
7 APR 45 MISSION TO BUCHEN.  LT KING MANAGED TO RETURN THE AIRCRAFT WITH ITS ENTIRE CREW SAFELY TO THORPE ABBOTTS. HE RECEIVED THE D.F.C. FOR HIS THIS FEAT OF AIRMANSHIP. 

CREW FLEW A/C 43-37972 'GOLD BRICK" FOR 18 OF THEIR MISSIONS.  
 

CHOW HOUND MISSIONS:

MAY 01, 1945 WALKENBURG AF HOLLAND   A/C 972 DROPPED BURLAP BAGS OF POTATOS FROM  400 FEET
                       TARGET MARKET BY BED SHEETS IN SHAPE OF CROSS
MAY 02, 1945 ARNHEM, HOLLAND (SCHIPHOL AF)  A/C 972 MESSAGE ON GROUND MADE FROM BED SHEETS READ "THANKS BOYS" DROPPED C RATIONS
MAY 05, 1945 HILVERSUM, HOLLAND   A/C 972 
MAY 06, 1945 HILVERSUM, HOLLAND   A/C 972

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 3788