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S/SGT  Hollis F. BAILEY

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

Comments1: MALVERN, AK

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT GEORGE MORASCO               P FEH
2ND LT RICHARD M. PREWITT         CP FEH
2ND LT NOBERT R. SHERMAN        NAV FEH
2ND LT EDWARD W. CUDDY         BOM FEH  TAPS: 13 FEB 1988
T/SGT EARL B. FRENCH                ROG FEH  TAPS:  21 JUN 1974
T/SGT GORDON J. KLEHAMER         TTE FEH
S/SGT JOHN H. DAY                      BTG FEH
S/SGT HOLLIS F.  BAILEY               WG FEH
S/SGT THOMAS W. BOOZE             TG FEH

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 09 JAN 1945.   
This Crew flew aircraft  43-38525 LD-A  "Miss Conduct"

Miss Conduct, List of Missions from the diary of S/Sgt Thomas Booze 
(supplied by Tracy Booze, Son) 
25 Missions plus two food drop missions.

 6 Feb 45 Liepzig, Germany  24,000ft
14 Feb 45 Chemnitz, Germany  23,500ft   “Saw my first plane go down”
17 Feb 45 Frankfurt, Germany  20,000ft
19 Feb 45 Munster, Germany  23,000ft    “Heavy Flak”
20 Feb 45 Nurmberg, Germany  24,000ft
22 Feb 45 Triberg, Germany  20,000ft
23 Feb 45 Treuchtlingen, Germany 15,000ft
24 Feb 45 Bremen, Germany  24,000ft  “Roughest yet”
26 Feb 45 Berlin, Germany  26,000ft  “Not bad”
  3 Mar 45 Brunswick, Germany  23,500ft   “Chaff ship”  “Attacked by jets” “Lead ship hit by jets and blew up”
  7 Mar 45 Siegen, Germany  23,000ft 
  9 Mar 45 Frankfurt, Germany  23,500ft  “Rough as hell”
11 Mar 45 Hamburg, Germany  25,500ft
17 Mar 45 Plauen, Germany  27,000ft“Lost two engines over Plauen. Lost altitude fast and dropped ball turret and everything else we could. Landed in Belgium”
19 Mar 45 Jena, Germany   23,000ft  “Easy”
22 Mar 45 Ahlhorn, Germany  19,000ft  “Milk run”
23 Mar 45 Unna, Germany  23,000ft
24 Mar 45 Steenwisk, Netherlands 13,500ft
31 Mar 45 Zeitz, Germany  23,500ft  “Visual and rough as hell”
  3 Apr 45 Kiel, Germany   25,000ft  “Not bad”
  4 Apr 45 Kiel, Germany   24,500ft  “Little worse than yesterday”
  6 Apr 45  Liepzig, Germany  25,000ft
  7 Apr 45 Buchen, Germany  15,000ft “Me109s and jets attacked and wrecked group”
  8 Apr 45 Eger, Czechoslovakia  15,000ft “Milk run”
  9 Apr 45 Munich, Germany  23,500ft  “Milk run”

CHOWHOUND MISSIONS (food drops)
  3 May 45 Hilversum, Netherlands     300ft  “Flew food to Dutch”
  5 May 45 Hilversum, Netherlands     100ft “Mercy mission to Holland”
 
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100th BOMB GROUP TAPS REPORT
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Submitter's Name: Tracy Booze
Submitter's Email: dolfan72@comcast.net
Submitter's Relationship: Child
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Veteran's Name: Thomas Wayne Booze
Death Date: 07 December 2004
Veteran's Unit: 418th
Veteran's Position: Tail Gunner
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Family Contact Information: Norma Booze (865) 414-3379
202 Regal Towers
Maryville, TN 37804
Tracy Booze (303)809-9498
15911 E. Lehigh Cir
Aurora, CO 80013
Comments: Tom was the tail gunner on the George Morasco crew that joined the 100th in January 1945.  The flew aircraft #43-38525, Miss Conduct and completed 25 missions.  Tom rejoined the Army after the war as a combat engineer and later went to OCS.  He retired in 1965 from the Army Corp or Engineers at the rank of Captain.  He then went on to work for Eastern Airlines for eighteen years.  He is survived by his wife Norma, three sons, and six grandchildren.

MEMO 2:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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PHOTOS:

George Morasco Crew (left to right)
Standing: George Morasco (P), Richard Prewitt (CP), Nobert Sherman (NAV), Edward Cuddy (BOM
Kneeling: John Day (BTG), Gordon Klehamer (TTE), Earl French (ROG), Hollis Bailey (LWG),
Bornama (?? - RWG - was not with crew in England), Thomas Booze (TG)
Picture taken in Ardmore, Oklahoma before crew joined the 418th BS - 100th BG Photo Archives) 

 

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