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T/SGT  Lloyd H. WEAVER

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: ROG

T/Sgt Lloyd Weaver, ROG on Lt James Schwank Crew (photo Courtesy of Joe Curtin Jr)

SERIAL #: 18187930 STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 21 JUL 44 REGENSBURG & LUDWIGSHAFEN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT JAMES E.SCHWANK          P CPT 21 JUL 44 REGENSBURG & LUDWIGSHAFEN    SN 0-753932
2ND LT TIMOTHY J. CROWLEY   CP CPT 31 JUL 44 MUNICH, AERO ENGINES               SN 0-697340
F/O RUDOLPH E. BATTISTA     NAV CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO, GROUND SUPPORT            SN T123917
2ND LT THOMAS A. McKENZIE BOM CPT 31 JUL 44 MUNICH, AERO ENGINES               SN 0-757541
SGT VORIS A. BELLES             TTE CPT 21 JUL 44 REGENSBURG & LUDWIGSHAFEN    SN 39320213
SGT LLOYD H. WEAVER          ROG CPT 21 JUL 44 REGENSBURG & LUDWIGSHAFEN    SN 18187930
SGT JOSEPH R. CURTIN           BTG CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO, GROUND SUPPORT            SN 12169728      
SGT WILLIAM E. HILL               WG CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO, GROUND SUPPORT            SN 35722147
SGT CHARLES C. SEGREST, JR   WG CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO, GROUND SUPPORT            SN 18158187
SGT ROBERT H. WALSH            TG CPT 31 JUL 44  MUNICH, AERO ENGINES              SN 19116961    

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 17 MAR 1944..see "CONTRAILS" page. 83
Crew flew in Miss Chief.  A-2 jacket were painted "Schwanks Yanks"

 Below is a list of the bombing missions my father has recorded in his
 diary.  Though some of the spelling may be incorrect, it is the best
 transcription we are able to compile. Gary L. Hill (3/22/00)

> Mission #.       Target                                 Kind of Target                                    Date

> 1               Ludwigshafen, Ger.            Chemical & Synthetic Oil Plant               04-01-44(recall)
> 2               Rheins, France.                 Air Drome                                            04-10-44(recall)
> 3               Rostock, Ger.                    Marshalling Yards                                 04-11-44(excellent)
> 4               Augsburg, Ger.                  Messerschmett Factory                           04-13-44(excellent)
> 5               Schweinfurt, Ger.               FW. Factory                                      04-12-44(recall)
> 6               Werl, Ger.                         Fighter Base                                        04-19-44(excellent)
> 7               Flottensam, Fr.                   NoBall                                               04-20-44(excellent)
> 8               Hamm, Ger.                      Marshalling Yards                                    04-22-44(excellent)
> 9               Fredwickshaven, Ger.          F.W. Factory                                         04-24-44(excellent)
> 10              Cheroburg, Fr.                  NoBall                                                 04-28-44(overcast)
> 11              Berlin, Ger.                      Center of Town R.R. Station                    04-29-44(excellent)
> 12              France                             NoBall; constructions/quarry/R.R.              05-01-44(overcast)
> 13              Berlin, Ger.                      Center of Town                                      05-07-44(excellent)
> 14              Laon, Fr.                          Air Field                                               05-09-44(excellent)
> 15              Leige, Bel.                       Marshalling Yards                                     05-11-44(destroyed)
> 16              Bruz, Czech.                    Synthetic Oil Factory                               05-12-44(destroyed)
> 17              Osnobruk, Ger.                Marshalling Yards                                    05-13-44(destroyed)
> 18              Brussels, Bel.                    Marshalling Yards                                       05-20-44(undercast)
> 19              Troy, Fr.                          Marshalling Yards                                        05-23-44(undercast)
> 20              Berlin, Ger.                       Unknown                                               05-24-44(excellent)
> 21              Merseburg, Ger.                 Synthetic Oil                                       05-28-44(unknown)
> 22              Leipsig, Ger.                   Junkers Exp. Lab & Factory                         05-29-44(excellent)
> 23              Troys, Fr.                        Repair Houses/Marshalling Yards                     05-30-44(excellent)
> 24              Boulogne, Fr.                   Coast Artillery                                         06-02-44(excellent)
> 25              Cheroburg, Fr.                  Coast Artillery                                        06-06-44(excellent)
> 26              Cheroburg, Fr.                  German Defenses                                   06-06-44(excellent)
> 27              Boulogne, Fr.                   Artillery, Coast Defense                            06-11-44(unknown)
> 28              Hannover, Ger.                  Refinery, Synthetic                                06-15-44(unknown)
> 29              Rhuland, Ger.                   Synthetic Oil Refinery                              06-21-44(unknown)
> 30              Drohobysc, Pol.                 Synthetic Oil Refinery                             06-26-44(unknown)
> 31              Arad, Rom.                      Marshalling Yards                                      07-03-44(unknown)
> 32              Besiers, Fr.                      Marshalling Yards                                      07-05-44(unknown)
> 33              Munich, Ger.                    Robot Plane Factory                                07-11-44(185 FLAK)
> 34              Ludgwigshafen, Ger.             City                                                   07-21-44(175 FLAK)
> 35              Battle Line, Fr.                   German Troops                                       07-25-44(unknown)


Subj: 100th_Photo_Archivist  
Date: 4/21/2003 12:21:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time 
From: JOEC409@cs.com 
To: MPFaley 
 
Mr. Faley my name is Joe Curtin ,my Father Joseph R. Curtin ,was the Ball turret Gunner on LT. James Schwanks 'plane MISS CHIEF. I have several photos of the plane and crew that are not on your site .I  came upon the site by accident , and sat in awe for over two hours finding out things Inever knew .Unfortunately my Father passed away in 1996,leaving behind many memories .I also have Bendix Turret Manuals,other photos from turret school,and his A2 Jacket with "Schwanks  Yanks"  on the back and the 100th on the front.Is it possible to get copies of these photos to you?Please send reply       Thank You.  Joseph P. Curtin joec409@cs.com

EMAIL = laviniah@earthlink.net
UNAME = Gary Hill
CONNECTION = I am a relative of a 100th veteran
COMMENTS = My father William E. Hill FLEW WITH THE 100 bg 418 bs, OUT OF Thrope Abbotts. Aircraft was 42-31895, named Miss Chief. I wish to update the file that my father died 3 Maarch 1965. Taps was performed. He was still in the USAF as a Chief Master Sgt.He died at Sheppard AFB. I have a picture of the crew at the aircraft, I would enjoy sending it and the names of the crew. I also have my fathers diaries. Please let me know if you would be interested in any of these items.

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

 James E. Schwank crew. Kneeling from left; James E. Schwank Timothy J. Crowley, Rudolph E. Battista and Thomas A. McKenzie, Standing; Voris A. Belles, William E. Hill, Lloyd H. Weaver, Joseph R. Curtin, Robert H. Walsh and Charles C. Segrest, Jr. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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