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S/SGT  Woodrow W. WILSON

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: HERNDON, VA

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Milton Alvo                     P      FEH
2nd Lt David C.Tallichet Jr         CP      FEH
2nd Lt Donald E.Israel              NAV    FEH
1st Lt Walter M.Gibson,Jr         BOM    FEH
Cpl Boleslaw V.Bitel                  WG    FEH
Cpl George I.Murray                TTE     FEH
Cpl Farrell J.Davls                     ROG    FEH
Cpl Woodrow W.Wilson           BTG     FEH
Cpl Leonard G.Woodruff            TG     FEH

350th Sqdn.  Joined 100th Group on 15/2/45.

Crew flew 20 missions and Lt Tallichet flew 22 missions

 LT ALVO INCOMPLETE LIST OF  MISSIONS (from Jack O'Leary)

DATE                  TARGET       A/C #      A/C ID    A/C NAME                     POSITION IN FORMATION
 
9 MARCH,1945     FRANKFURT 42-31708    EP-R  "SKIPPER  II"                     B-SQDN,LOW FLGT
10 MARCH,1945    DORTMUND  44-8503    LN-A  "BABY BUNTY"                 A-SQDN, LEAD FLGT
14 MARCH,1945    HANOVER     44-6297    LN-X  "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"    B-SQDN, HIGH FLGT, SHIP # 2
23 MARCH,1945    UNNA           44-6297    LN-X  "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"    B-SQDN    (TEC)  tail end charlie
24  MARCH,1945   STEENWIJK   44-6297    LN-X "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"     A-SQDN, ELEMENT 3, SHIP # 3
28 MARCH,1945    HANOVER     44-6297    LN-X  "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"     D-SQDN, ELEMENT 2, SHIP # 2
3 APRIL,1945       KIEL              44-6297   LN-X  "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"     C-SQDN, ELEMENT 3, SHIP # 2
4 APRIL,1945       KIEL,           43-38383    LN-F                                         D-SQDN
8 APRIL,1945       EGER            44-6297    LN-X  "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"     D-SQDN,ELEMENT 1, SHIP # 3
9 APRIL, 1945      MUNICH, AF   44-6297    LN-X  "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"     B SQDN.ELEMENT 3, SHIP #3   Radio- B channel Poobah. 
10 APRIL,1945     BURG-bei-      44-6297    LN-X  "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"     A-SQDN,ELEMENT 2, SHIP # 2
                          MAGDEBURG        
11 APRIL,1945     LANDSHUT    44-6297    LN-X   "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"    C-SQDN,ELEMENT 1, SHIP # 2
14 APRIL,1945    ROYAN          44-6297    LN-X   "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"    D-SQDN, ELEMENT 3, SHIP # 3
18  APRIL, 1945  STRAUBING    44-6297    LN-X   "SPIRIT OF  PITTWOOD"  B-SQDN, ELEMENT  3 LEAD

25  APRIL,1945   CHOWHOUND 44-6297    LN-X " SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD"     CAMERA SHIP  FILMING  PRACTICE MISSION
                      PRACTICE MISSION      
 
4 JUNE,1945      GREEN SUPPORT   MISSION   (FERRY GI'S TO CASABLANCA)     42-97765   PFF  LN-S



Mike,
FYI
In case he doesn't have it here is the formation sheet from that mission9 April,1945 Munich a/f 
 
ALVO-B-SQDN
They were in Element 3, ship #3 on the Left Wing 

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From: timberlinedavis@gmail.com
To: mpfaley@aol.com, jan.riddling@gmail.com
Sent: 2/15/2011 9:43:15 A.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: Timberline Davis' new book... ~13~

 
     Hello Michael, 
                  The story part of my book ~13~ is complete. Now I am getting all the pictures 
                  together for the pages. Carol Tallichet is sending me some pictures from Calif. 
                  The pictures you sent were great. Thank you. I need a picture of a Nissen hut, 
                   (or Quonset) and a picture of a 100 BG sign. Here is another mission we flew...
                   Not on the list you sent me. 
                   9 Apr 45 Munich Airfield. Aircraft, 297 X 28. B SQDN. Radio- B channel Poobah. 
                   I don't know what our first missions were. 
                   Thanks again for all your help. 
                                                              Sincerely, 
                                                                            Farrell "Timberline" Davis

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David Tallichet Jr., noted WWII aircraft collector
Buffalo Evening News
Dec. 20, 1922 — Oct. 31, 2007 

David Tallichet Jr., founder of the Anaheim, Calif., company Specialty Restaurants Corp., which owns Shanghai Red’s, and once the foremost collector of flying World War II aircraft, died Wednesday. He was 84. 

Mr. Tallichet was born in Dallas and joined the Army Air Forces during World War II, serving in the 350th Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bomb Group, in Britain. He and his crew flew 23 combat missions in B-17 bombers. Later, he flew transport aircraft during the initial stages of the rebuilding of war-torn Europe. 

He began working for Hilton Hotels Corp. after the war in a variety of staff positions while serving in the New Mexico Air National Guard so he could fly P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. 

After serving as general manager of the Lafayette Hotel in Long Beach, Calif., Mr. Tallichet and two partners opened the Reef Restaurant in 1958, launching Specialty Restaurants, which would encompass more than 100 restaurants across the country. 

Shanghai Red’s, which was built on the site of the former Crawdaddy’s, also run by Specialty Restaurants, opened in October 2004 overlooking Erie Basin Marina. 

Mr. Tallichet’s main interest was collecting and restoring World War II aircraft to flying condition. That sometimes took him to remote areas of the globe to recover them, including overgrown jungle battlefields. 

Mr. Tallichet at one time held the largest collection of privately owned flying World War II aircraft, which were sometimes used in Hollywood productions. He flew a B-17 Flying Fortress across the Atlantic to Britain to take part in 1990’s “Memphis Belle” and participated in other films. 

In July 2007, Mr. Tallichet, a resident of Orange, Calif., took one of his B-17s to an air show in Michigan, where he was honored as the last World War II combat pilot still flying one of those rare aircraft. 

Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Margaret Schmidt, an Eden native; a daughter, Catherine Ann; and three sons, William Robert, John David and James Lee. 
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PHOTOS:

Milton Alvo crew.   Standing (left to right): Walter M. Gibson, Jr., Milton Alvo, David C. Tallichet II and Donald E. Israel,  Kneeling: George I. Murray, Boleslaw V. Bitel, Farrell J. Davis, Woodrow W. Wilson and Leonard G. Woodruff.   (100th Photo Archives)    

 

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