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S/SGT  Raymond AUSTIN

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

Comments1: RETURNED TO STATES AFTER SECOND WOUND.

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

S/SGT RAYMOND AUSTIN-assigned to the crew of Lt Stanton Lawrence Jr in Mid January 1945 and stayed with them through the completion of their missions .  Ray Austin was injured for a second time (not with this crew) and sent back to the States.  He had been injured 6 months prior to the Lawrence crew coming to the ETO.

2ND LT  STANTON T. LAWRENCE, JR           P CPT 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN
2ND LT JAY L.. POWELL                           CP CPT 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN
2ND LT ALFRED L. DENKEWALTER           NAV CPT 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN
F/O MARVIN BERG                                 BOM WIA  24 DEC 44   BILBIS (wounded in action)(CPT 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN)
    CPL ROBERT L. WOLF                         ROG CPT 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN
    CPL JOSEPH BODEN                            TTE NOC
    CPL RAYMOND L. WILSON                   BTG CPT 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN
    CPL ALEXANDER NAZEMETZ                 WG CPT 14 MAR 45 HANOVER
    CPL ADOLPH W. CARUSO                     WG XFR  TO 15TH A.F.    ITALY
    CPL RICHARD M. KORPALSKI                  TG CPT 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN

350th Sqdn... Joined the 100th on 21 Oct 1944.

S/Sgt Ray Wilson became the TTE in Mid January when Joe Boden was relieved from flight duties due to constant air sickness after 8 missions.  Joe continued to be a substitute Gunner and flew 26 missions.  S/Sgt Wilsons postion at BTG was filled by Ray Austin.

List of Missions as provided by S/Sgt Alex Nazemetz:

09/11/44 Saarbrucken   6hrs, 8 1,000pound bombs, Metz PT-bad weather, diverted to ST
10/11/44 Weisbaden  6hrs, 36 100lb Gereral purpose bombs
20/11/44 Mersberg/Osnabruck 7hrs, 12 500lb delayed action general purpose bombs
26/11/44 Hamm   6hrs, 6 1000lb Gereral purpose
30/11/44 Merseberg  8hrs, 20 250lb General purpose bombs
11/12/44 Koblenz   7hrs, 12 500lb General purpose
24/12/44 Biblis   7:30 hrs, 38 100lb General purpose
25/12/44 Kaiserlauten  8hrs, 10- 500lb General purpose, 2 incendiary Clusters
27/12/44 Fulda   8hrs, 12-500lb General purpose
29/12/44 Frankfurt  7hrs, 45min-16-300lb General purpose
30/12/44 Kassel   8hrs, 20-250lb General Purpose
31/1244  Hamburg  7hrs, 20-250lb General Purpose-100th Lost 12 A/C on this mission
02/01/45 Bad Krueznack  7hrs  10-500lb Gerneral purpose, 2 Incendiary Clusters
03/01/45 Fulda   8hrs, 16-300lb General Purpose, 
07/01/45 Colonge   8hrs, 6-1000lb General Purpose
10/01/45 Colonge   6hrs, 30 minutes, 6-1000lb General Purpose
14/01/45 Derben   8hrs, 6-1000lb General Purpose
17/01/45 Hamburg  8hrs, 12-500lb General Purpose
28/01/45 Duisburg  6hrs, 6-1000lb General Purpose
29/01/45 Kassel   7hrs, 30 minutes-chaff only
03/02/45 BERLIN   8hrs, 15 minutes-10 500lb General Purpose
Feb 7-14, 1944    FLAK LEAVE
17/02/45 Frankfurt/Geissen 7hrs, 30 minutes-10-500lb General Purpose
20/02/45 Nuremberg  9hrs-4-Incendiary, 10-250lb General Purpose
21/02/45 Nuremberg  8hrs-5-M-17s, 5-500lb Gereral Purpose
22/02/45 Kritenzen  8hrs, 45mins, 12-500lb General Purpose
25/02/45 Munich   8hrs, 45mins, 6-M-17s & 6-500lb General Purpose
26/02/45 BERLIN   8hrs, 10mins, 6-M-17s, 6-500lb General Purpose
28/02/45 Kassel   6hrs, 14-500lb General Purpose
07/03/45 Siegen   7hrs, 30min-14-500lb General Purpose
09/03/45 Frankfurt  7hrs, 10-M-17s, 18-100lb General Purpose
10/03/45 Dortmund  7hrs, 38-100lb General Purpose
11/03/45 Hamburg  7hrs, 30min.  12-300lb General Purpose
14/03/45 Hanover   7hrs 32-100lb General Purpose-Sgt Nazemetz was wounded byflak over the target just at "Bombs Away" did not fly final two missions with crew.
15/03/45 Oranienburg
17/03/45 Plauen

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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ID: 153