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S/SGT  Roy E. HENDERSON

UNIT: 349th Bomb Sqdn POSITION: BTG
SERIAL #: STATUS: KIA
MACR:

Comments1: X-FER TO 95TH - SHOT DOWN ON 26TH MISSION WITH 95TH

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW:

MACR #03805 (95th Bomb Group)

2ND LT ROBERT C. WESTMYER        	P	X-FERED TO 95TH 	POW	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH
2ND LT PHILLIPS D. TERRY            	CP	X-FERED TO 95TH	KIA	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH
2ND LT JOHN O. JOHNSON          	NAV	X-FERED TO 95TH	POW	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
2ND LT JOHN J. RUDNICKY           	BOM	X-FERED TO 95TH	KIA	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
S/SGT PAUL E. JETT                    	TTE	X-FERED TO 95TH	KIA	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
S/SGT WILLIAM H. LIGON (LIGOE)  	ROG	X-FERED TO 95TH	KIA	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
SGT ELLSWORTH L. CAMPBELL      	LWG	X-FERED TO 95TH	KIA	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
SGT JOHN J. NOVAK                    	RWG	X-FERED TO 95TH	POW	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
SGT SAMUEL L. HEILWEIL               	TG	X-FERED TO 95TH	KIA	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
S/Sgt  ROY E. HENDERSON            	BTG	X-FERED TO 95TH	KIA	11 APR 44 WITH 95TH    
   
349th Sqdn.  Crew, as above, joined the 100th Group in Dec. 1943. They were immediately transferred to the 95th, where they were shot down on their 25th Mission

LETTER TO jb FROM ROBERT WESTMYER OF 08 APR 1991...."OUR CREW TRAINED FOR COMBAT WITH THE 100TH.  WE WERE TRANSFERRED ON THE DAY OF OUR FIRST MISSION TO THE 95TH BOMB GROUP, WHERE WE FLEW TWENTY-FIVE MISSIONS ONLY TO BE SHOT DOWN ON A VOLUNTEERED 26TH MISSION.” (95th Records show that the crew was shot down on their 25th mission….mpf)

All missions flown with 95th Bomb Group (H)
Date          	Target                	Plane #
12/22/1943	Munster, Germany	42-3400
12/30/1943	Ludwigshafen, Germany	42-3400
1/07/1944	Ludwigshafen, Germany	42-6080
1/14/1944	TACTICAL Noball 71	42-30353
1/21/1944	TACTICAL Noball 82A and 110	42-3462
1/24/1944	Hucheln, Germany	42-3462
1/29/1944	Frankfurt, Germany	42-3462
1/30/1944	Brunswick, Germany	42-38024
2/03/1944	Wilhelmshaven, Germany	42-39884
2/13/1944	TACTICAL Noball 19	42-37935
2/20/1944	Rostock, Poland,	42-37395
2/22/1944	Schweinfurt, Germany	42-31910
2/24/1944	Rostock, Poland	42-38024
2/25/1944	Regensburg, Germany	42-37935
2/29/1944	Brunswick, Germany	42-37935
3/02/1944	Chatres, France	42-97495
3/03/1944	Berlin, Germany	42-37935
3/08/1944	Berlin, Germany	42-37935
3/13/1944	TACTICAL Noball 78	42-31939
3/15/1944	Brunswick, Germany	42-37935
3/18/1944	Letchfield, Germany 	42-37935
3/22/1944	Berlin, Germany	42-97068
4/08/1944	Quakenbruck, Germany	42-37935
4/10/1944	Beaumont-sur-Oise, France	42-37935
4/11/1944	Rostock, Poland	42-37935

April 11, 1944, Target: Rostock, Flying A/C 42-37935 with the 95th Bomb Group out of Horham. MACR 3805, Crew was last seen with smoke coming from between #3 engine and the fuselage as well as #2 Engine on fire. A/C "peeled away" from the formation under control and crashed at BAd Dorkran with 7-KIA and 3-POW.. Rough mission for the 95th BG, they lost 7 planes that day with 37 KIA and 33 POW-MACR 3805.

Pilot  Lt Robert C. Westmyer                             POW Los Angeles,California
CoPilot  2Lt Phillip D. Terry                                KIA Tucson, Arizona
Navigator 2Lt John O. Johnson                          POW Cambria, Wisconsin
Bombadier 2Lt John J. Rudnicky                        KIA Ottawa, Illinois
Top Turret Gunner T/Sgt Paul E. Jett               KIA Lakenan, Missouri
Radio Operator T/Sgt William H. Ligoe                KIA Washington, DC
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt Roy E. Henderson         KIA Cottondale, Florida
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt Ellsworth L. Campbell     KIA Oslwain, Iowa
Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt John J. Novak            POW Bayonne, New Jersey
Tail Gunner S/Sgt Samuel L. Heillweil                 KIA Bronx, New York

MEMO 2:

MACR #03805 (95th Bomb Group). No MACR with 100th Bomb Group.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Rostock DATE: 1944-04-11  
AIRCRAFT: (42-37935) CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 10056