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S/SGT  Jackie R. AUDRAIN

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG

Pvt. Jackie R. Audrain, Class 44-19, Flexible Gunnery School, Kingman Army Air Field, Ariz. (1944 yearbook, pg 120) - later assigned as Waist Gunner on the Morin Crew, 418th BS, 100th BG (H) and removed from crew to reduce to 9 men.   Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper.

SERIAL #: STATUS: NOC
MACR:

Comments1: (TAKEN OFF LT MORIN CREW TO REDUCE TO 9 MEN)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW
            A/C #43-38459 CARGO FOR MARGO LD-V   MACR #11358,  MICRO - FICHE #4179

2ND LTJOHN F. MORIN                      P POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
2ND LT ANTHONY B.DESILVIO           CP NOC (taken off Crew when he RFS on a Berlin Mission)
2ND LT ALFRED L. LETOURNEAU      NAV POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
2ND LT EMIL M. NAWOJ                 BOM POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
CPL WILLIAM S. HANLEY                 ROG POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG TAPS: 1 JAN 1975
CPL GEORGE J. KOULOUTPANIS       TTE POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG TAPS:  16 NOV 1990
CPL BILLIE F. WRIGHT                    BTG POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
CPL JACKIE R. AUDRAIN                   WG NOC     TAPS:  09 SEP 1986  (TAKEN OFF CREW TO REDUCE TO 9 MEN)
CPL WILLIAM B. BERRY                    WG POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG TAPS:  1986
CPL DALE S. BROWN                        TG KIA 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG

418th Sqdn.  Crew Joined the 100th Group on 5/10/44. See SOC p.88.

"Morin's A/C #459 "CARGO FOR MARGO"  dropped back and lost altitude after first fighter 
attack. Pilot was heard on VHF at 1250 hours saying he had two wounded men aboard 
but might be forced to ditch. Said he would try to reach Holland,and had 
gasoline for one hours flying."   Lt Morin had to Crash land in a field near Emden, 
4km North of Westerhusen. Crew was on its 15th Mission. 

Lt. Louis C. Ciriegio from the 'W.V. McGuire crew was flying in place of Tony 
DeSilvo and became a POW.  Lt John Clark from Lt Blanding Crew flew one 
mission with this crew on December 24, 1944.

LT WILLIAM V. McGUIRE               P CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.)
F/O LOUIS C. CIRIEGIO                CP POW 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG  TAPS: 1972
CPL CHARLES F. LANG               ROG CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.)
CPL WILLIAM L. MaGEE              TTE CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.) TAPS: 20 MAY 1982
CPL ELVIN L. SWIN                 BTG CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.) TAPS: 23 NOV 1979
CPL OTTO E. LEIGHTON             WG CPT 8 FEB 45 DOES NOT MATCH A MISSION DATE
CPL GAIL H. DAUGHERTY           WG NOC
CPL HAROLD L. PARKINSON        TG CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.) TAPS: 24 JUL 1966

418thTH SQDN...CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 09 JUL 1944

MEMO 2:

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