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LT  Frank W. HARTE

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P

Frank Harte far Left in Primary training . 
100 BG / 349 BS
1LT HARTE, FRANK W.
From Montgomery, Alabama.

KIA 22-4-1944 as pilot of B-17G / #42-37783 / XR-'B' / 'Call Her Savage / Dodie' / MACR 4166. Target: Hamm, Germany. Shot down by fighters. Crashed near Oberschelden / Siegen, Germany. 3 KIA / 7 POW.

1Lt Harte is buried at Margraten Cemetery, K-2-21.
Also see https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-h/46190-harte-frank-w

Source of the group photograph: Pilot Class Book 43-F, Rankin, Tulare, California.Courtesy of my Fields of Honor database colleague Corrina who indexed this class book.
Lt Harte is standing 1st from left.

SERIAL #: O-747404 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 04166 CR: 04166

Comments1: 22 APR 44 HAMM-RUHR VALLEY ..

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW: 

HARTE FRANK W.              LT PILOT                                  KIA    22 APR 44 HAMM
COPPINGER JOHN J.        2nd LT CO PILOT                     POW  22 APR 44 HAMM
KING BERYL L.                  F/O NAVIGATOR                       CPT     5 SEP 44 STUTTGART (with Austin  Dunlap Lead Crew)   
CONLEY CARL F.                2nd LT BOMARDIER                KIA    22 APR 44 HAMM  (flew as Navigator)
MCMULLIN GEORGE W.    S/SGT TAIL GUNNER              POW  22 APR 44 HAMM
COLEY EDWARD T.            S/SGT LW GUNNER         POW/WIA 22 APR 44 HAMM
MCDONALD THOMAS C.   S/SGT RW GUNNER                 KIA    22 APR 44 HAMM
ECK JOSEPH A.                  S/SGT BT GUNNER                  KIA    28 APR 44 SOTTEVAST (with Lt McGuire Crew, Tog)
CARLSON PAUL V. "SWEDE"  S/SGT TT ENGINEER     POW/WIA 22 APR 44 HAMM
GLASSER LOUIS .P.             S/SGT RO GUNNER                  EVA   24 JUL 44 ST LO (with Lt Townsend Crew)     

349TH BS, Crew assinged to the 100th BG in March 44. 
F/O BERYL L. KING comes off the Crew after 13 APR 44 mission to AUGSBURG and is replaced by the Bombardier, 2ND LT CONLEY.  T/Sgt Meyer's from Lt Henington's crew becomes TOGG on the Crew and is POW on 22 Apr. 44 Hamm mission.   

CREW ON 22 APR 44 HAMM MISSION

1st Lt Frank W.Harte                      P        KIA          22/4/44   HAMM
2nd Lt John J.Coppinger                CP       POW         22/4/44   HAMM                    THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ON THIS MISSION
2nd Lt Carl F.Conley                      NAV     KIA           22/4/44   HAMM   (original  Bomb on Lt Harte Crew)
T/Sgt Wallace J.Meyer                  TOG     POW/ WIA 22/4/44   HAMM  (From Lt Henington Crew)   
T/Sgt Weston H.Rodkey               ROG     POW          22/4/44   HAMM   (From the R.C.Koper crew)
T/Sgt Paul V. "Swede" Carlson       TTE     POW/WIA   22/4/44  HAMM
S/Sgt Felix W.McIntosh                 BTG     POW          22/4/44  HAMM
S/Sgt Thomas C.McDonald            RWG     KIA           22/4/44  HAMM                      MACR #4166,Micro fiche #1475
S/Sgt Edward T.Coley                  LWG    POW/WIA    22/4/44 HAMM                      A/C #42 37783  "DODIE"
S/Sgt George W.McMullin                TG    POW          22/4/44 HAMM

349th Sqdn. Crew,as above, taken from the MACR. This was the Twelveth mission for this crew. Plane was named after Frank Harte's Girlfriend.  

It appears that on 22/4/44, fighters damaged this A/C,particularly #3 engine,and it began to lag. 
Witnesses saw the crew attempting to jettison equipment from a/c. It appears that all ten men did 
bail out although Sgt.McDonald was badly wounded before leaving the ship. Some of the crew felt that Lt 
Harte & Lt Conley may have been killed by German civilians or soldiers after they landed.

MISSIONS FOR LT HARTE CREW:

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target

                          1.
3/17/1944 09 131 ECK J.A. S/SGT BTG 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 KING B.L. F/O NAV 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 HARTE F.W. LT P 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 31534 MUNICH
3/17/1944 09 131 CRAVEN J.L. T/SGT TOG 31534 MUNICH
                          
                          2.
3/18/1944 09 132 CRAVEN J.L. T/SGT TOG 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 ECK J.A. S/SGT BTG 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 KING B.L. F/O NAV 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 HARTE F.W. LT P 31249 MUNCIH
3/18/1944 09 132 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 31249 MUNCIH

                          3.
3/19/1944 09 133 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 KING B.L. F/O NAV 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 ECK J.A. S/SGT BTG 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
3/19/1944 09 133 HARTE F.W. LT P 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES

                          4.
3/23/1944 09 135 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 KING B.L. F/O NAV 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 HARTE F.W. LT P 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
3/23/1944 09 135 MCINTOSH A.L. S/SGT BTG 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM

                           5.
3/26/1944 09 136 HARTE F.W. LT P 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 957 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 MCINTOSH A.L. S/SGT BTG 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
3/26/1944 09 136 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT

                           6.
3/27/1944 09 137 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 HARTE F.W. LT P 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 MCINTOSH A.L. S/SGT BTG 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
3/27/1944 09 137 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC

3/31/1944 09 139 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 MCINTOSH A.L. S/SGT BTG 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN/RECALLED
3/31/1944 09 139 HARTE F.W. LT P 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED

                         7.
4/7/1944 09 141 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 HARTE F.W. LT P 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 CORTELLETTY J B S/SGT BTG 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
4/7/1944 09 141 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 37783 QUACKENBRUCK

                         8.
4/9/1944 09 143 CORTELLETTY J B S/SGT BTG 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 HARTE F.W. LT P 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
4/9/1944 09 143 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)

                          9.
4/10/1944 09 144 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 CORTELLETTY J B S/SGT BTG 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 HARTE F.W. LT P 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
4/10/1944 09 144 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE

                           10.
4/11/1944 09 145 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 HARTE F.W. LT P 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 CORTELLETTY J B S/SGT BTG 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 KING B.L. F/O NAV 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
4/11/1944 09 145 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.

4/12/1944 09 146 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 CORTELLETTY J B S/SGT BTG 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 KING B.L. F/O NAV 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 HARTE F.W. LT P 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
4/12/1944 09 146 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)

                        11.
4/13/1944 09 147 HARTE F.W. LT P 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 COLEY E.T. S/SGT LWG 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 MCDONALD T.C. S/SGT RWG 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 CORTELLETTY J B S/SGT BTG 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 CARLSON P.V. S/SGT TTE 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 GLASSER L.P. S/SGT ROG 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 CONLEY C.F. LT BOM 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 COPPINGER J.J. LT CP 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 MCMULLIN G.W. S/SGT TG 347 AUGSBURG
4/13/1944 09 147 KING B.L. F/O NAV 347 AUGSBURG
                    
                         12.

CREW ON 22 APR 44 HAMM MISSION

1st Lt Frank W.Harte                         P     KIA           22/4/44  HAMM
2nd Lt John J.Coppinger                   CP     POW        22/4/44  HAMM                    THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ON THIS MISSION
2nd Lt Carl F.Conley                        NAV   KIA          22/4/44  HAMM 
T/Sgt Wallace J.Meyer                    TOG    POW/ WIA    22/4/44  HAMM  (From Lt Henington Crew)   
T/Sgt Weston H.Rodkey                  ROG    POW         22/4/44  HAMM     (From the R.C.Koper crew)
T/Sgt Paul V. "Swede" Carlson        TTE    POW/WIA  22/4/44  HAMM
S/Sgt Felix W.McIntosh                    BTG   POW         22/4/44  HAMM
S/Sgt Thomas C.McDonald              RWG   KIA           22/4/44  HAMM                     MACR #4166,Micro fiche #1475
S/Sgt Edward T.Coley                    LWG    POW/WIA  22/4/44 HAMM                      A/C #42 37783  "DODIE"
S/Sgt George W.McMullin                TG      POW         22/4/44 HAMM

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CREW

2nd Lt  James W. McGuire                 P    KlA       28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)  
2nd Lt  Randell I. Bradley                CP     POW    28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)
2nd Lt  John M. Jones                   BOM   POW    28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL) (flew as Navigator on this mission)
 T/Sgt  Frank T. DeGeorge            TT E   POW    28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)  sn 12148386
 T/Sgt  Rodney McCaughin             ROG   KIA      28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)
 S/Sgt  Joseph A. Eck                   TOG    KIA     28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL) (from Lt Harte Original Crew)
 S/Sgt  John R. Ribuffo                  BTG    KIA     28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)
 S/Sgt  Alan R. Dill                       WG      KIA     28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)
 S/Sgt  Donald E. Kuntz               WG      KIA     28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)
 S/Sgt  John . Sabotka                 TG      KIA     28 APR 44  SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)

349th Sqdn. Crew joined group in May 1944.   See SPLASHER  SI  (p. 4  Spring  1975)  Also see   John  Miller  letter  17/3/81.
McGuire and Eck both buried  at Omaha Beach. 12th mission for crew except Eck who was on his
2nd misslon with this crew. S/Sgt Eck was from Lt Harte's Crew  MACR #4238, Microfiche #1503, A/C #42-107056.

Lt Jones was the bombardier of this crew but on 28/04/44 he Was flying as navigator.
Navigator of this crew when it joined the 100th was Lt Eluid J. Knapp who CPT in Aug. 1944.
After completing his tour, Knapp was transferred to S2 (Intelligence). Phone call from
Knapp OII 21/5/85…jb

Eyewitness:  "A/C #056 received a direct flak hit on the # 1 engine. Knocked engine back on wing catching the wing on fire. A/c peeled off into the second element disrupting it and gliding down into the clouds. Two (2) chutes seen. A/C hit at 1020 hours / 4932N and 0130W.
                                Lt. C.H. Cowan
                                Lt. R.W. Wright

 From statements by John M. Jones and Randell L. Bradley after release from POW camp, it is apparent the A/C exploded before all crew members had sufficient time to bail out. Jones, the Bombardier, flew this mission as the Navigator and broke a leg upon landing.  On 02 May 1944, the seven KIAs in this  aircraft were buried in the "English Cementary in Cherbourg."  This aircraft and that of Col. Kelly and Capt William Lakin were shot down near Tamerville (three (3) miles north of Valognes)

  List of Missions of T/Sgt Frank T. DeGeorge (mpf 2001)

1.  1/4/44  LUDWIGSHAVEN
2.  8/4/44  QUACKENBRUCH
3. 10/4/44  MALDEGEM
4. 11/4/44  ROSTOCK
5. 12/4/44  SCHKEUDITZ
6. 13/4/44  AUGSBURG
7. 19/4/44  LIPPSTADT
8. 20/4/44  MARQUENVILLE
9. 25/4/44  DIJON
10. 27/4/44  FLATTENANVILLE
11. 27/4/44  LeCULOT
12. 28/4/44  SOTTEVAST
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CAPT. BERYL L. KING MISSIONS:

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
1.        3/17/1944 09 131 KING B.L. F/O NAV 31534 MUNICH
2.        3/18/1944 09 132 KING B.L. F/O NAV 31249 MUNCIH
3.        3/19/1944 09 133 KING B.L. F/O NAV 487 MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
4.        3/23/1944 09 135 KING B.L. F/O NAV 957 BRUNSWICK/ WAGGUM
5.        3/26/1944 09 136 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 SCHKEUDITZ/JU-88 PLANT
6.        3/27/1944 09 137 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 BORDEAUX/ MERIGNAC
           3/31/1944 09 139 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 LUDWIGSHAFEN /RECALLED
7.          4/7/1944 09 141 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 QUACKENBRUCK
8.          4/9/1944 09 143 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 KRZESINKI (POSEN)
9.        4/10/1944 09 144 KING B.L. F/O NAV 37783 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
10.      4/11/1944 09 145 KING B.L. F/O NAV 607 POSEN / ROSTOCK T.O.
           4/12/1944 09 146 KING B.L. F/O NAV 97534 SCHEUDITZ (RECALL)
11.       4/13/1944 09 147 KING B.L. F/O NAV 347 AUGSBURG
12.         5/9/1944 07 114 KING B.L. F/O NAV 107230 LAON/COUVRON; ANTHIES
13.       5/12/1944 07 116 KING B.L. F/O NAV 97127 BRUX, OIL REFINERY
14.       5/12/1944 45 116 KING B.L. LT NAV 97607 BRUX, OIL REFINERY
15.       5/29/1944 12 125 KING B.L. LT NAV 97393 LEIPZIG
16.       5/31/1944 12 127 KING B.L. LT NAV 97393 OSNABRUCK
17.         6/2/1944 UNK 128 KING B.L. LT NAV 107095 BOULOGNE
18.         6/4/1944 45 130 KING B.L. LT NAV 107137 BOULOGNE
19.         6/5/1944 39 131 KING B.L. LT NAV 97393 BOULOGNE
20.         6/6/1944 39 -132 KING B.L. LT NAV 97393 OUISTREHAM
21.         6/6/1944 45 -132 KING B.L. LT NAV 107137 FALAISE
23.         6/7/1944 39 -135 KING B.L. LT NAV 97393 NANTES (BRIDGES)
24.       6/12/1944 07 -138 KING B.L. LT NAV 107211 ROSIERES & DUNKIRK
25.       6/15/1944 07 -140 KING B.L. LT NAV 107211 MITBURG & WILSTER
26        6/21/1944                  KING   B.L.   LT   NAV               RUHLAND (RUSSIAN SHUTTLE)
27.       6/26/1944 01 149 KING B.L. LT NAV 31986 DROHOBY, CZ (RUSSIAN SHUTTLE)
28.       7/13/1944 01 159 KING B.L. LT NAV 37823 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
29.       7/17/1944 01 161 KING B.L. LT NAV 37823 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
30.       7/24/1944 01 166 KING B.L. LT NAV 37823 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
31.       7/25/1944 01 167 KING B.L. LT NAV 37823 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
32.        9/5/1944 PFF 190 KING B.L. LT PFF 770 STUTTGART (AERO ENGS)

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CREW
             TARGET WAS ST LO, GROUND SUPPORT
             A/C#42 102416 "LADY LUCK"  

2nd Lt Lawrence E.Townsend  P      POW    25/7/44  ST LO       TAPS: 1982
2nd Lt Edward H.Fehrenkamp  CP     NOC                                  TAPS: 30 AUG 1988
2nd Lt Arnold I.Holmes            N     EVADEE 25/7/44 ST LO
2r.d Lt George D.Gardner         B     POW     25/7/44 ST LO        TAPS: 1984
   Sgt Walter 'W.Kolar,             E     EVADEE 25/7/44 ST LO
 S/Sgt Robert H.Dunbar           R      POW
   S6t Chalmers M.Anderson    BT      POW    25/7/44 ST LO        TAPS: 1988
 S/Sgt Gordon M.Lane           WG     POW    25/7/44 ST LO
   Sgt Earl C.Milam                 TG      POW    25/7/44 ST LO         TAPS: 1957

349th Sqdn. Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 9/3/44, with the exception of Lt Andrew J. Burkhart and 
T/Sgt Louis P. Glasser. Lt Burkhart was from the  crew of S.D. Eichen and replaced Lt Edward H. Fehrenkamp 25 Jul 1944 and T/Sgt Glasser was from the crew of Frank Harte and  flew for  S/Sgt Robert H. Dunbar. T/Sgt Glasser became an EVADEE and  2nd Lt Andrew J.Burkhart was a POW.

EYEWITNESS: A/C #416 was believed to have been hit by flak from St. Lo shortly after bombs away and before reaching
the R.P. (Rally Point) . Fire broke out inside the A/C and #2 engine began to smoke. Crewmen began bailing out of the ship
which appeared to be flying on APCE. Nine chutes were seen, this would account for the entire crew.

This was the 35th mission for this crew according to documents in the MACR file. S/Sgt Walter W. Kolar, evaded the  Germans
for a few days until the advancing Allied Forces reached his position. He then joined a tank crew and fought until 
wounded . His new found armored buddies took him to the aid station, where the medical personell discovered S/Sgt Kolar
was Army Air Force. They terminated his short but popular ground combat career and placed him in the hospital. 
He must have been one of the 100th's most intrepid warriors..

See SPLASHER SIX (Spring 1977 page 3 & Summer 1978 "TAPS" for Arnold Holmes.Also see S.O.C. p.71. 
 flew in place of Edward Fehrenkamp and became a POW

MEMO 2:

Thought to have reached ground alive and was probably killed by civilians.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Hamm DATE: 1944-04-22  
AIRCRAFT: "Dodie" (42-37783) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: K ROW: 2  
GRAVE: 21 CEMETERY: Netherlands Cemetery/Margraten  

PHOTOS:

Lt Coppinger (CP) Lt Harte (P) Lt Campbell 

100 BG / 349 BS
2LT CONLEY, CARL F.
From Decatur, Alabama.

KIA 22-4-1944 as navigator of B-17G / #42-37783 / XR-'B' / 'Call Her Savage / Dodie' / MACR 4166. Target: Hamm, Germany. Shot down by fighters. Crashed near Oberschelden / Siegen, Germany. 3 KIA / 7 POW.

2Lt Conley is buried at Margraten Cemetery, E-8-5.
Also see https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-c/46189-conley-carl-f

Source of the portrait photograph: Bombardier Class Book 43-12, San Angelo Army Air Field, Texas.
Courtesy of my Fields of Honor database colleague Corrina who indexed this class book.

Attached is a picture of Thomas C. McDonald. It was sent to me by Kathy McDonald Baumgarten, whom I believe is his niece. I placed the picture on a small American flag that we have in the library. Please forward......Mike Grulke ( Presque Isle (MI) Library)

Frank W. Harte   349th   P   Alabama   KIA   22 Apr 44   Hamm   Frank W. Harte Crew   (100th Photo Archives)

 

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Crew 1

Crew 2

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