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SGT  Norman R. BUCHANAN

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: PUXICO, MO

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MEMO 1:

CREW

1ST LT AUSTIN F. DUNLAP               P CPT 19 SEPT 44  SZOLNOK, (HUNGARY, FROM RUSSIA)
2ND LT ELMER B. GOODWIN           CP CPT 100TH ASSOC OFFICER(TREASURER)
2ND LT MAXIM BARASCH              NAV CPT
2ND LT WALTER B. CUMMINGS     BOM NOC
S/SGT RAYMOND J. JUNION          TTE CPT
S/SGT JOHN  E. SMITH                ROG CPT
    SGT SALVATORE J. BRACCO     BTG CPT
    SGT NORMAN R. BUCHANAN    RWG CPT
    SGT MELVIN H. PATTON         LWG CPT
    SGT JACK BOURNE                   TG CPT

350th Sqdn..Crew, as above, joined the 100th on 26 May 44

1st Lt Austin Dunlap was transferred to Lead Crew (Pathfinders) at 95th BG (Horham) after June 22, 1944 mission. He was replaced on the crew by Lt Tiahrt.   Lt Cummings was transferred home after ditching in channel with another crew. Lt Cummings was replaced with Lt Braithwaite (July 7, 1944) who came from the Lt Tiahrt Crew.  Lt Braithwaite and Lt. Tiahrt flew with this crew from July 7, 1944 until August 14, 1944.  After that, Lt Goodwin became Pilot.  No information on who became new Bomb. (as related to mpf by Butch Goodwin and Max Barasch)

Missions of Capt. Austin Dunlap:
 
Date    Crew Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
6/2/1944    13B  DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695     BOULOGNE                    (Left Wing - High Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 No Ball, Fr.)
6/2/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695     BOULOGNE
6/4/1944    13     DUNLAP A.F.     LT P    102695     BOULOGNE                   (Left Wing - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 No Ball, Fr.)
6/6/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695     FALAISE                       (Left Wing - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 Invasion Coast
6/6/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695    OUISTREHAM                 (Right Wing - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 Invasion Coast
6/8/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P      31903    TOURS (BRIDGES)          (Left Wing - Low Sqdn.  Dunlap  903 Tours, Fr).
6/14/1944         DUNLAP A.F.      LT P     102695     LeCULOT  AF                (2nd Elem. - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 Brussels, Bel.)
6/21/1944   28   DUNLAP A.F.      LT P       6089     BASDORF                      Command pilot Capt Herbert Howard
6/22/1944   28   DUNLAP A.F.      LT P       6089     PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)     Low Sqdn. - Dunlap  089 Paris 
                                                                                                             Command pilot Capt Robert Rosenthal
7/4/1944     28     DUNLAP A.F.    LT P      6089      GIEN (RECALLED)
7/6/1944     28    DUNLAP A.F.     LT P     97829     FLEURY/CREPEUIL           Command pilot Capt Herbert Howard
7/8/1944     28     DUNLAP A.F.   LT P       6089      CLAMECY-JOLGYN           Command pilot Capt M.F. Youngs
7/11/1944   28   DUNLAP A.F.     LT P     97289      MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/19/1944   28   DUNLAP A.F.     LT P     97289      SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
9/5/1944     PFF   DUNLAP A.E.   LT P        770       STUTTGART (AERO ENGS)
9/8/1944     PFF    DUNLAP A.E.  LT P        961       MAINZ
9/18/1944    PFF  DUNLAP A.F. CAPT P  297696       WARSAW
9/19/1944    PFF  DUNLAP A.F. CAPT P  297696       SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)

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CREW

2ND LT HAROLD TIAHRT                 P CPT 14 AUG 44 LUDWIGSHAVEN, OIL PLANT
2ND LT GEORGE W. CLARK             CP CPT NOC
2ND LT JOSEPH J. GRASSILLI        NAV POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN (WITH D.S. PEARSON CREW)
2ND LT ROBERT E. BRAITHWAITE BOM NOC
T/SGT WILBUR H. WEWELER         ROG CPT 26 NOV 44 HAMM
T/SGT DARL L. BORCHERDT           TTE NOC   TAPS: 26 NOV 1977
S/SGT ROBERT G. MILLER              BTG NOC
S/SGT ORVILLE V. HARDY              WG NOC
S/SGT EARL L. INGLESTON             WG NOC
S/SGT JAMES M. DALEY                  TG NOC   TAPS:

350TH SQDN...CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 17 MAY 44
According to Lt "Butch" Goodwin's log, 2nd Lt Harold Tiahrt flew the missions listed below with this crew.  Also,  2nd Lt Robert Braithwaite (Bomb) is also listed as flying missions with this crew (per Lt M. Barasch 7/7/00) exact dates are listed below with missions he and Lt Tiahrt flew.
 

Operational Missions of Crew with Capt Dunlap and Lt Tiahrt

Date    Crew Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
6/2/1944    13B  DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695     BOULOGNE                    (Left Wing - High Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 No Ball, Fr.)
6/2/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695     BOULOGNE
6/4/1944    13     DUNLAP A.F.     LT P    102695     BOULOGNE                   (Left Wing - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 No Ball, Fr.)
6/6/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695     FALAISE                       (Left Wing - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 Invasion Coast
6/6/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P    102695    OUISTREHAM                 (Right Wing - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 Invasion Coast
6/8/1944    13    DUNLAP A.F.      LT P      31903    TOURS (BRIDGES)          (Left Wing - Low Sqdn.  Dunlap  903 Tours, Fr).
6/14/1944         DUNLAP A.F.      LT P     102695     LeCULOT  AF                (2nd Elem. - Lead Sqdn.  Dunlap  695 Brussels, Bel.)
6/21/1944   28   DUNLAP A.F.      LT P       6089     BASDORF                      Command pilot Capt Herbert Howard
6/22/1944   28   DUNLAP A.F.      LT P       6089     PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)     Low Sqdn. - Dunlap  089 Paris 
                                                                                                             Command pilot Capt Robert Rosenthal

CREW THAT LT GOODWIN FLEW WITH LT TIAHRT 

2ND LT HAROLD TIAHRT              P CPT
2ND LT ELMER B. GOODWIN        CP CPT
2ND LT MAXIM BARASCH          NAV CPT
2ND LT ROBERT BRAITHWAITE BOM NOC
S/SGT RAYMOND J. JUNION       TTE CPT
S/SGT JOHN  E. SMITH              ROG CPT
SGT SALVATORE J. BRACCO       BTG CPT
 SGT NORMAN R. BUCHANAN     RWG CPT
SGT MELVIN H. PATTON           LWG CPT
SGT JACK BOURNE                     TG CPT

OPERATIONAL MISSIONS LT GOODWIN FLEW WITH TIAHRT

Date        Formation Pos.               Pilot   A/C #  Target
7 Jul 44  2 Elem - Low Sqdn.         Tiahrt  903 Leipzig, Ger. (2 eng.)
12 Jul 44 Low Sqdn. - Lead Group  Tiahrt  621 Munich, Ger.
13 Jul 44 Low Sqdn. - Lead Group  Tiahrt  621 Munich, Ger.
14 Jul 44 High Sqdn. - High Group  Tiahrt  621 Brieve, Fr. (Secret)
20 Jul 44 Low Sqdn.                     Tiahrt   Near Leipzig, Ger.
24 Jul 44 Low Sqdn. - High Group  Tiahrt  621 Military Target, Fr.
25 Jul 44 Low Sqdn. - High Group  Tiahrt  621 Military Target, Fr.
31 Jul 44 2nd Elem -   High Sqdn.     Tiahrt  657 Munich, Ger.
2 Aug 44 High Sqdn.- Lead Group  Tiahrt  089 France-Bel. Bridge
3 Aug 44 Low Sqdn.                    Tiahrt  657 France, Oil Refinery
4 Aug 44 2nd Elem Lead               Tiahrt  657 Hamburg (3 eng.)
8 Aug 44 High Sqdn. - High Group  Tiahrt  089 German Troops/ 10,000 ft.
13 Aug 44 2nd Elem - Lead Group  Tiahrt  043 Paris (Retreating Germans)
14 Aug 44 Low Sqdn. - High Group Tiahrt  089 Ludwigshaven, Ger.

..All mission after the 14 Aug 44 Ludwigshaven were flown as first pilot..

2ND LT ELMER B. GOODWIN   P    CPT
                                          CP
2ND LT MAXIM BARASCH      NAV  CPT
                                        BOM
S/SGT RAYMOND J. JUNION  TTE  CPT
S/SGT JOHN  E. SMITH        ROG  CPT
SGT SALVATORE J. BRACCO BTG  CPT
SGT NORMAN R. BUCHANAN RWG CPT
SGT MELVIN H. PATTON       LWG CPT
SGT JACK BOURNE               TG    CPT

8 Sep 44 Right Wing - High Sqdn. Goodwin 047 Frankfurt, Ger (Lt Raine as IP)  flown with Raine Crew
9 Sep 44 Left Wing - Lead Sqdn. Goodwin 047 Dusseldorf, Ger (Lt Raine as IP) flown with Raine Crew
2 Oct 44 Right Wing - Low Sqdn. Goodwin 994 Kassel, Ger
3  Oct 44 Left Wing - Lead Sqdn. Goodwin 882 Heilbron/Nurnberg/Stuttagart
5 Oct 44 Right Wing - Lead Sqdn. Goodwin 408 Munster, Ger.
6 Oct 44 Right Wing - Low Sqdn. Goodwin 408 Berlin
7 Oct 44 Right Wing - High Group Goodwin 408 Leipzig, Ger.
18 Oct 44 Low Sqdn. - Lead Group Goodwin 408 Kassel, Ger.
22 Oct 44 Low Sqdn. - High Group Goodwin 408 Munster, Ger.
30 Oct 44 Low Sqdn. - Low Group Goodwin 408 Meresburg, Ger. (recall)
21 Nov 44 Low Sqdn -    Goodwin 408 Meresburg (Oanabruck)
26 Nov 44 Low Sqdn.   Goodwin 408 Hamm, Ger.
30 Nov 44 Low Sqdn.   Goodwin 408 Meresburg, Ger. (Rough)

Lt. Goodwin flew 21 missions as a co-pilot and 13 as first pilot. His mission log is filled with rough misions, noteable the three trips to Meresburg, one of which was recalled, and the 26 Nov 44 Hamm misison. There are several other trips to the Rhur area ("Happy Valley"). These targets were well protected by Flak batteries and were often contested by the Luftwaffe.

During his combat tour Lt. Goodwin acted as Assistant Engineering Officer of the 350th Squadron as an additional duty. Upon completing his combat tour, Nov 30, 1944 Merseburg, Ger., he moved to Group Engineering and later became the Engineering Officer of the 349th.

 Mr. Goodwin remained in the service after WW II until his retirement. He resides in Hot Springs Village, AR as of 1994. He has served the 100th Bomb Group Association as it's Treasury since the organization was formed. One of the 100th best know airmen.

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