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S/SGT  Loyal E. SLOAN

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG

My Granddaddy - L.E. Sloan - WWII Air Force - Staff Sgt. UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn. Ball Turret Gunner for B17's. The two swastika's on his jacket are for the two confirmed plans he shot down & the bombs are the missions flown. BTG on Lt Richard Miller Crew. 
From Grandaughter Kirsha Sloan. 

S/Sgt Loyal Sloan A-2 Miss-Chief Jacket 

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 27 SEP 44 MAINZ

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

 LT RICHARD M. MILLER               P CPT  26 SEP 44 BREMEN, TANK WORKS
 LT IVAN E. FERGUSON              CP CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 LT OSCAR LEDER                   BOM CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 M/SGT JAMES A. BIGGS          NAV CPT  26 SEP 44 BREMEN
 T/SGT JAMES W. BRASHEARS ROG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 T/SGT MELVIN K. BROOKS      TTE CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 S/SGT LOYAL E. SLOAN         BTG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 S/SGT JAMES R. MILLER          WG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 S/SGT ALFRED MILONE            TG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ

418TH Sqdn.  Date crew joined 100th is unknown. Crew, as above is shown on Combat Crew Roster of 4 AUG 44. It is thought that they flew 36 or 37 combat missions. See list below .  This Crew flew "Our Babe" (Hutchie)

 06/18/44 BRUNSBUTTELKOOG
 06/21/44 BASDORF & RUHLAND
 06/22/44 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
 06/24/44 GRAND COURONNE (SEC T)  see memo below
 07/04/44 GEIN (RECALLED)
 07/06/44 FLEURY/CREPEUIL
 07/07/44 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
 07/08/44 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
 07/11/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
 07/12/44 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
 07/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
 07/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE 
 07/19/44 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
 07/20/44 MERSEBURG
 07/21/44 REGENSBURG
 07/28/44 MERSEBURG
 07/29/44 MERSEBURG
 07/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
 08/04/44 HAMBURG (OIL)
 08/05/44 MAGDEBURG
 08/06/44 BERLIN
 08/07/44 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
 08/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT
 08/14/44 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
 08/15/44 VENLO
 08/24/44 RUHLAND (OIL)
 08/26/44 BREST
 09/05/44 STUTTGART (AERO ENGS)
 09/08/44 MAINZ
 09/09/44 DUSSELDORF
 09/10/44 NURNBURG
 09/11/44 RUHLAND (OIL)
 09/12/44 MAGDEBERG (OIL)
 09/13/44 SINDELFINGEN
 09/26/44 BREMEN
 09/27/44 MAINZ (PILOT MILLER AND NAVIGATOR BIGGS DID NOT FLY THIS MISSION)

MEMO

ON THE 24 JUN 1944 MISSION TO GRAND COURONNE (SECONDARY TARGET) LT R.L. MILLER LANDED AT KINGS NORTH.  THREE CREWMEN, THE COPILOT LT I.E. FERGUSON, S/SGT J.A. BIGGS (TOG) AND LT O. LEDER BAILED OUT OVER THE CHANNEL AND WERE PICKED UP BY A BRITISH DESTROYER.  ALL PERSONELL OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE ACCOUNTED FOR.

AB0Ve, FROM THE OPERATIONAL NARRATIVE FOR MISSION OF 24 JUN 1944

---> SUBMITTER INFORMATION
SUBMITTER: Lee Sloan
EMAIL: lsloan@willisisd.org
PURPOSE: Ask a question
INTEREST: I am the veteran's child

---> TAPS REPORT
VETERAN: Sloan Loyal E
DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/2006
FAMILY CONTACT: Lee Sloan
505 E. Main 
Brenham Texas. 77833
936-662-2575

---> MESSAGE
I am trying to locate more information on my father Ie metals earned so on..  He flew with Lt. Richard Miller 418th, would like to know if any of the crew are still alive , I also have his flight jacket with bomb missions on it and the pic of their plane (Miss Chief). I found that a Karl Treanor has a pic etc. in his collection, was wondering how to contact him.  Thnaks
L Sloan

---> NOTE TO 100TH STAFF:
To include the submitter in your reply, you must manually enter the submitter's address (lsloan@willisisd.org)in one of the address fiel

MEMO 2:

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ID: 4804