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S/SGT  Robert F. JOYCE

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TOG/NG
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: ANTIGO, WI

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

CREW FLYING AT END OF HOSTILITIES

2nd Lt Raymond N.Wieland        P    CPT  TAPS: 23 MAY 1965
2nd Lt Paul L.Valentine            CP  CPT   20/4/45  ORANIENBURG, MY (100TH LAST COMBAT MISSION) moved to J.W. King Crew
2nd Lt Anthony J.Pranger         NAV  FEH
Cpl David E.Clowe                   TTE    FEH
Cpl Arthur A. Edmonston         ROG    FEH
 Cpl Marvin F.Barner                BTG    KIA   31/3/45 (With crew of A.G.Larson) see below
Cpl Robert F.Joyce,             TOG/NG FEH TAPS 5 MAY 1990
 Cpl John C.Ciaccia                   WG   FEH  TAPS: 26 OCT 1986
Cpl Fred E. "Tex" Appleby,Jr.     TG   FEH

349th Sqdn.  Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 3/12/44.  Paul Valentine joined the crew of J.W.King and 
finished with them according to a letter to this writer by Robert Culp...jb

With some changes, this became a Lead Crew.  On April 3, 1945 this crew's makeup was as follows

Maj. J.B. Milling                      Command Pilot  (351st BS C.O.)
Lt Raymond Wieland              Pilot
Lt Paul Valentine                   Co-Pilot (formation officer)
Lt Pranger                            Navigator
Lt Jack Tolliver                       Bombardier (originally on Lt Joseph King Crew)
T/Sgt David Clowe                 Top Turret Engineer
T/Sgt Arthur Edmonston         Radio Operator Gunner
Lt Ray Decker                        Mickey Operator (originally a Bombardier on Lt Walter Charles Crew, reclassifed to Radar Operator)
S/Sgt Ciaccia                         Waist Gunner
S/Sgt Fred "Tex" Appleby Jr.  Tail Gunner

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

 The Raymond N. Wieland crew. After this crew left Ardmore, OK, and completed their Phase Training, I believe this photo was taken as the Replacement Center in Lincoln, NE after the crew received their new flying clothing. (Note Clowe's TTE light colored fur collar.) L to R Rear: Waist Gunner John C. Ciaccia, Ball Turret Gunner Marvin F. Barner, Radio Operator Gunner Arthur A. Edmonston, Nose Gunner Robert F. Joyce, and Top Turret Engineer David E. Clowe. L to R Front: Tail Gunner Fred E. "Tex" Appleby, Jr., Co-Pilot Paul L. Valentine, Navigator Anthony J. Pranger, and Pilot Raymond N. Wieland. Wieland Crew Information. (Photo courtesy of Harry Valentine, son of Paul Valentine) 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

ID: 6836