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S/SGT  Anthony J. BACEWICZ

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

Comments1: EAST HARTFORD, CN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

Lt Carl E. Thorkelson             P     FEH 24 missions(AN ABORT WITH RUNAWAY PROP)
Lt Isadore "Irv" Kaminsky       CP    FEH  CREW FLYING AT END OF HOSTILITIES
Lt John H.Stuhr                 NAV    FEH
S/Sgt Frank R. Foster         TOG    FEH
S/Sgt Ralph Shiell               TTE    FEH
T/Sgt John F.Murray          ROG    FEH
CpL JAY T.Cox                  BTG    FEH
S/Sgt Anthony Bacewicz    WG     WIA (flak)
S/Sgt Wallace R Minor        TG      FEH

350th Sqdn.
Above crew arrived Thorpe Abbotts in Jan. 1945 and flew 1st mission on 14/2/45.

Letter from Stuhr 
24/5/88.

9    MARCH,1945    FRANKFURT        44-6297  LN-X                                   HARDSTAND # 23… B-SQDN,LEAD FLGT,# 3  
15  MARCH,1945    BERLIN, ORANIENBURG  43-38414 LN-Y "HEAVEN SENT"  HARDSTAND  # 32  A-SQDN, LEAD FLGT # 2
24  MARCH,1945   STEENWIJK                   43-38383 LN-F                         HARDSTAND # 30   A-SQDN,ELEMENT 3  LEAD
28  MARCH,1945   HANOVER                     43-38383 LN-F                         HARDSTAND # 30    D-SQDN, ELEMENT 3 LEAD
31  MARCH,1945   ZEITZ                          43-38383  LN-F                        HARDSTAND # 30    A-SQDN, ELEMENT 2 LEAD    
 7   APRIL, 1945   BUCHEN                        43-38383 LN-F                         HARDSTAND # 30    C-SQDN, ELEMENT 2 LEAD
 8    APRIL,1945   EGER                            44-8834  LN-G   "PooBah"         HARDSTAND # 42   D-SQDN, ELEMENT 2 LEAD
 9    APRIL,1945   MUNICH                        44-8834  LN-G   "PooBah"         HARDSTAND  # 42   B-SQDN, ELEMENT 2 LEAD
10   APRIL,1945   BURG-bei-Magdeburg      44-8834   LN-G  "PooBah"         HARDSTAND # 42    A-SQDN, ELEMENT 2 LEAD
11   APRIL,1945   LANDSHUT                    44-8834  LN-G   "PooBah"         HARDSTAND  # 42     C-SQDN, ELEMENT 2 LEAD
14   APRIL,1945   ROYAN                         44-8834  LN-G   "PooBah"          HARDSTAND # 42    B-SQDN, ELEMENT 2 LEAD
 
Chowhound Missions:
5  MAY,1945  CHOWHOUND MISSION     43-38414   LN-Y  "HEAVEN SENT"   HARDSTAND # 32   A-SQDN, ELEMENT 3 LEAD
6 MAY,1945   CHOWHOUND MISSION     43-38383   LN-F                           HARDSTAND  # 30   C-SQDN, ELEMENT 3 LEAD
7 MAY,1945  CHOWHOUND MISSION        44-8834   LN-G  "PooBah"            HARDSTAND # 42    D-SQDN,ELEMENT 2 LEAD
 
….

3 JUNE,1945   DP/POW FERRY MISSION  AUSTRIA TO PARIS     MILLING THORKELSON  44-8719  LN-W   PFF (Pathfinder)    HARDSTAND # 35    A-SQDN,100TH BG LEAD 
 
12 JUNE,1945  GREEN SUPPORT MISSION, FIGHTER FERRY TO CASABLANCA     LILJENQUIST THORKELSON     447    G     HARDSTAND # R/W 04       "KIMBOLDTON" SQDN, 100TH BG LEAD
 
 
AIRCRAFT USED
 
44-6297   LN-X
43-38414  LN-Y   "HEAVEN SENT"
43-38383   LN-F
44-8834   LN-G  "PooBah"
44-8719   LN-W   PFF  (Pathfinder)
    447      G     (currently unknown a/c details)

Frank Robert (Bob) Foster
Jan 4, 1925 - Jan 11, 2010 Age 85
Born in Kingston, PA
Served from June, 1943 - June 1945 on the crew of Carl Thorkelson, stationed at Thorpe-Abbotts field, England.
Flew 23 missions as Bombardier and was a member of the 'Lucky Bastards'.

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

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GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 164