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LT  John H. WILLIAMS

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

Comments1: 5 APR 45 NURNBURG

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

 LT JOHN H. WILLIAMS  P CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG
 LT ARTHUR G. LARSEN, JR. CP KIA 31 MAR 45 ZEITZ, OIL REFINERY
 LT JACK E. WILD   NAV CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG
 LT  JOSEPH J. ORENDORF  BOM CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG
SGT DON O.R. SELLWOOD  TTE CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG
SGT STEPHEN J. MAJCHRZAK ROG CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG
SGT WILLARD P. BOSTROM BTG KIA 31 MAR 45 ZEITZ, OIL REFINERY
SGT AUGUST J. KOCIOLEK  WG CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG
SGT JOHN J. "SWISH" OBUCHOWSKI  WG CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG
SGT GEORGE E. SLAWIK  TG CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG

349th Sqdn.  This crew, as above joined the 100th Group on 23 Aug 44. Flew nine missions as a "regular" crew and 20 missions as a Pathfinder Crew.  When named a PFF crew (4 Dec 44), Art Larsen & Will Bostrom were removed from the crew, Larsen to take over his own crew and since the BTG was not carried on the PFF aircraft Bostrom went with Larsen. Both were KIA the last day of March 1945 at Zeitz.

Lt Jack E. Wild was called "the navigators navigator" whose logwork was flawless and redezvous percise. 

Crew left the U.S. from Camp Kilmer, N.J. aboard the S.S. Brazil & ten days later docked in Liverpool, Eng. Returing to states, left South Hampton, Eng on V.E. Day, aboard the USS Kingfisher bound for Boston.

MISSION LOG FOLLOWS
03 OCT 44 NURNBURG
09 OCT 44 MAINZ
12 OCT 44 BREMEN
15 OCT 44 COLOGNE
17 OCT 44 COLOGNE
18 OCT 44 KASSEL
19 OCT 44 MANNHEIM
30 OCT 44 MEPPEN
09 NOV 44 SAARBRUCKEN
04 DEC 44 GIESSEN  HIGH SQDN LEAD
29 DEC 44 FRANKFURT  CHAFF
30 DEC 44 KASSEL  LOW SQDN LEAD
05 JAN 45 FRANKFURT  LOW SQDN LEAD
14 JAN 45 DERBEN  LOW SQDN LEAD
20 JAN 45 HEILBRONN  LOW SQDN LEAD
03 FEB 45 BERLIN   B GROUP    LEAD COMMAND PILOT-MAJ. LYSTER  
06 FEB 45 CHEMNITZ  HIGH SQDN LEAD
09 FEB 45 WEIMAR  HIGH SQDN LEAD
14 FEB 45 CHEMNITZ  HIGH SQDN LEAD COMMAND PILOT-MAJ. CRUVER
19 FEB 45  MUNSTER  HIGH SQDN LEAD
20 FEB 45 NURNBURG  GROUP LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-ROBINSON
22 FEB 45 DONAUESCHINGEN GROUP LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-MAJ. CRUVER
23 FEB 45 TRENCHTLINGEN HIGH SQDN LEAD COMMAND PILOT-ROBINSON
28 FEB 45 KASSEL  WING LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-COL. SUTTERLIN
15 MAR 45 WITTENBURG  WING LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-MAJ. LYSTER
21 MAR 45 PLAUEN  WING LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-MAJ. LYSTER
30 MAR 45 HAMBURG  WING LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-LT. COL. PRICE
03 APR 45 KIEL   GROUP LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-COL SUTTERLIN
05 APR 45 NURNBURG  WING LEAD  COMMAND PILOT-COL SUTTERLIN

MEMO 2:

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PHOTOS:

John Williams Crew (left to right)
Standing: John H. Williams, Arthur Larson - CP, Jack Wild - NAV, Joe Orendorff - BOM
Kneeling: Donald Sellwood - TTE, Willard Bostrom - BTG, George Slawik - TG, August Kociolek - WG, John Obuchowski - WG, Stephen Mazchrzak - ROG  

John H. Williams Crew: Standing from left: John H. Williams, Arthur G. Larsen, Jr. - CP, Jack E. Wild - NAV and Joseph J. Orendorff - BOM: Kneeling: Donald O. R. Sellwood - TTE, Willard P. Bostrom - BTG, George E. Slawik - TG, August J. Kociolek - WG, John J. Obuchowski - WG and Stephen J. Mazchrzak - ROG     Detailed Information   (100th Photo Archives)

 Flight officers of the John H. Williams crew. From left: Joseph J. Orendorff, Arthur G. Larson Jr., Fran Larsen, Doris Wild, Jack E. Wild and John H. Williams. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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