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T/SGT  Edgar E. AUGUSTINE

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: ROG
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: ADDISON, PA

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1ST LT NELSON W. KIMMEY           P FEH
2ND LT MICHAEL POTOMA            CP FEH
2ND LT ROBERT C. VEHAR         BOM FEH
2ND LT CAROL W. SOMMERS      NAV FEH
SGT EDGAR E. AUGUSTINE, JR    ROG FEH
SGT ISHAM O. WARDLOW          TTE FEH
SGT  MARCO S. HUNIU               BTG FEH
SGT CHARLES B, JOHANSEN        WG FEH
SGT RAYMOND L. FULRATH          TG FEH

418TH SQDN.. THIS CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 06 APR 1945

Hi Mike...per your request ... Here's what I have on the  1st Lt. Nelson P. KIMMEY crew...  Jack O'Leary

PRACTICE MISSIONS--13  APRIL 1945, KIMMEY   616  Z, HARDSTAND #47, B-SQDN,  44-8616  LD-Z, RZI  7/3/45, RFC 12/29/45 KINGMAN---COMBAT MISSIONS -- 18  APRIL 1945  TABOR,(M.YARDS)  KIMMEY  166  H  HARDSTAND  # 45,C-SQDN, 43-39166 LD-H "YO YO BUDDY"

CHOWHOUND MISSIONS - 7  MAY 1945  CHOWHOUND  KIMMEY   649  T  HARDSTAND # 38  ,A-SQDN , 42-102649  LD-T  "LADY GERALDINE"    RZI  5/30/45,RFC 12/18/45 KINGMAN.…
FERRY MISSIONS--3 JUNE 1945  DP FERRY AUSTRIA TO PARIS   KIMMEY  794  B,HARDSTAND  # 40, C-SQDN, 44-8794  LD-B   RFC  WALNUT RIDGE, 1/4/46
 


"I will attempt to get the info you requested.  As you
can see, they arrived right at the end of the war. 
They flew possibly one combat mission and my
grandfather remembers firing at a German Me 262 or
maybe one of their rocket/glider planes (was that a
Heinkel 163?).  I have forgotten a lot of my German
plane trivia.  He said they were so fast, he could not
draw a bead on them.  The rest of the missions were
milk runs.  He said they had a crew photo taken in
Texas.  He thinks he still has it.  Also, he said he
was late for a training flight in Florida once and
missed his plane.  The plane went down with no
survivors.  I will try to get specifics.
He said it (crew photo) was taken in Florida during
training.  He said he was in a B-17 during a belly
landing in Florida.  There was smoke in the flightdeck
area immediately after take off, so the pilot got
permission to land.  He said the pilot forgot to lower
the gear during the excitement and bellied in on the
paved runway throwing a shower of sparks.  He said my
grandmother had sent him a cake which he and the crew
had planned to eat during the 10 hour flight.  After
the landing, he and the rest of the crew had to get
checked for injuries and someone took his cake.  It
seems he experienced all his close calls in Florida
rather than Eurpoe.  If you recall, I had mentioned
that he missed a training flight in FLA which crashed."
 > > EMAIL = gt2k46@yahoo.com
> > UNAME = Daniel R. Augustine
> > CONNECTION = I am a relative of a 100th veteran
> > FEEDBACK = Feedback:  The ROG for 1LT Kimmey's
> (418th BS) crew should read 
> > Edgar E. (not W.) Augustine.

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 150