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CPL  William E. BAIN

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: CHICAGO, IL, ON LT SHADDIX SECOND CREW

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Winans C.Shaddix           P EVADEE      27/4/44 TARGET WAS THIONVILLE, AF & LeCULOT., AF
2nd Lt George T.Sullivan          CP POW 27/4/44   TAPS: 1947    MACR #4268,Microfiche#1517
2nd Lt Harry Tennenbaum     NAV CPT  14/1/45 DERBEN
2nd Lt Cole M.Dailey             BOM POW  27/4/44
S/Sgt James H.Lee               TTE POW  27/4/44   TAPS: 8 APR 1963
 S/Sgt Frederick H.Erb           ROG POW  27/4/44  
 Sgt John A.Pontzious            BTG LWA   7/5/44  BERLIN  (With crew of.R.W.Wright)
 Sgt William F.Cornelius          RWG POW  27/4/44  TAPS 18 MAY 1980
Sgt Hugh Hamilton                   TG POW  27/4/44,.

349th Sqdn. Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 9/3/44.

On 27/4/44 T/Sgt Raymond C.Lestico uas aboard as NG;S/Sgt John B.Cortelletty replaced John Pontzious as BT 
and S/Sgt Kenneth Y.Hale flew as ~ WG. All three became POWs.

Lt Tennerbaum was flying with J.T.Dyatt on 7/11/44 when Dyatt crashed at Felixstowe but survived.

Most unusual is the fact that Winans Shaddix Evaded capture,returned to England and was sent back to the 
U.S.A. HOWEVER, he returned to Thorpe Abbotts in April 1945 with a NEW CREW and was assigned to the 351st 
Sqdn.  SEE below


SECOND SHADDIX CREW, JOINED THE 100TH ON 6 APR 1945

Major  Winans C.Shaddix   P      FEH   
2nd Lt Ralph H.Geer       CP     FEH
2nd Lt Edward O.Watts  NAV  FEH
T/SGt Paul L.Spears       TTE   FEH
  Sgt John W. Donovan   NG    FEH
  Sgt William G. Curtis     ROG   FEH
  Sgt William E.Bain        BTG   FEH
  Sgt John R.Carr            WG  FEH
  Cpl Edward J.D'Arcy      TG   FEH

351st Sqdn.  Crew joined the 100th Group on 6/4/45. NOTE: Shaddix had flown with the 100th in 1944 as Pilot of 
his crew,was shot down and evaded capture,returned to England thence the U.S.A. and back to the 100th again
 According to William Curtis son, the crew flew in a B-17G named "Shoot Your Fadded" with 351st Sq.That flew in late 1945.

231767  EP-E   11 April 45  SHADDIX  A Sqdn  767 E     
"OUR GAL SAL"   Hardstand 5

238047   EP-O   19 April 45  SHADDIX  A Sqdn  047 O
"Fever Beaver"  Hardstand 12

238047  EP-O    4 May 45     SHADDIX   B Sqdn  047 0
"Fever Beaver"    Hardstand  #12

238047  EP-0    5 May 45    SHADDIX   B Sqdn  047 0
"Fever Beaver"    Hardstand # 12
                      
                     19 May 45    SHADDIX   B Sqdn  430 F   
                      Hardstand #13

44-8849 EP-J    3 June   SHADDIX   B Sqdn  849 J
                Hardstand 7

44-8784 EP-M    12 June  SHADDIX *'TIBENHAM' 784 M
               Hardstand 5
Note..* Casablanca Ferry Mission..No Sqdn used

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 182