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S/SGT  Levin W. BEASLEY

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG

S/Sgt Levin Beasley, WG on Lt Iovsevic Crew.  Courtesy of Granddaughter Emily Parker. 

S/Sgt Levin Beasley, WG on Lt Iovsevic Crew in Air Force Uniform Courtesy of Granddaughter Emily Parker.

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 06 JAN 45 ANNWEILER

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT WILBERT C. IVOSEVIC            P CPT 06 JAN 45 GERMERSHEIM, AF & ANNWEILER, CITY
2ND LT JOHN R. REESE                    CP NOC   TAPS: 15 FEB 1952
2ND LT DUNCAN C. GRAY                NAV CPT 06 JAN 45 GERMERSHEIM, AF & ANNWEILER, CITY
2ND LT FREDERICK V. HERNANDEZ   BOM CPT 06 JAN 45 GERMERSHEIM, AF & ANNWEILER, CITY TAPS: 18 SEP 1966
T/SGT CHARLES W. POTTS             ROG CPT 06 JAN 45 GERMERSHEIM, AF & ANNWEILER, CITY
T/SGT WILLIAM L. "POP" HARRIS     TTE NOC   TAPS: 04 NOV 1976
S/SGT RICHARD J. KING                  BTG CPT 06 JAN 45 GERMERSHEIM, AF & ANNWEILER, CITY
S/SGT LEVIN W. BEASLEY               WG CPT 06 JAN 45 GERMERSHEIM, AF & ANNWEILER, CITY
S/SGT FRED W. KNEIPP, JR              WG NOC   TAPS: 17 MAY 1972
S/SGT COYTE S. HELLARD              TG CPT 06 JAN 45 GERMERSHEIM, AF & ANNWEILER, CITY TAPS: 26 JUN 1981

418TH SQDN.. CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 04 AUG 1944

CREW ROSTER OF 30 SEP 44 LISTED AS CREW #73; F.W. KNEIPP IS NOT LISTED, POSSIBLY BEING REMOVED TO REDUCE TO NINE MAN CREWS.

Crew flew A/C 43-37811 "BABY SWEET" LD-D.  This crew was responsible for naming the plane (email from relative of Charles Potts who said Potts and crew named A/C). mpf 2001

Regarding F.W. Kneipp, Mr. Potts said " When we arrived in London we learned
that it had been decided that the Radio Operator didn't have enough to do,
so Kneipp was taken off of the crew and I was given responsibility for the
right waist gun. We never say Kneipp again. He mentioned that the crewman
named William Harris was "called "Pop because he was the oldest." (mpf 2001)

 MISSIONS/PERSONAL NOTES OF T/SGT CHARLES W. POTTS sn# 14123191  (mpf 2001)

1. 26/08/44 Brest, Fr 7:00hrs  No Flak, no Ftrs-bombs not dropped
2. 27/08/44 Berlin, Ger. 6:40hrs  Distant flak, no Ftrs-recalled
3. 30/08/44 Bremen, Ger 7:15hrs  Moderate Flak, no ftrs
4.   1/09/44 Mainz, Ger 7:30hrs  No flak, no ftrs-recalled
5.   3/09/44 Brest, Fr 7:35hrs  Distant flak, no ftrs-3 runs 12,10 & 8,000 feet
6.   8/09/44 Mainz, Ger 7:50hrs  Light Flak, no ftrs, brought bombs back
7.   9/09/44 Dusseldorf 6:25hrs  Heavy flak-hole in ferring, no ftrs, brough bombs back
8. 10/09/44 Nurnburg,Ger 7:35hrs  Heavy flak-hole in left wing & waist, no ftrs, direct hit on target
9. 11/09/44 Ruhland  8:45hrs  Ftrs hit low group,12 a/c lost, Hellard got on probable,Terry&Tarter went down
10. 12/09/44 Magdeburg 8:15hrs  Med flak-2 holes in tail, 1 in waist
11. 13/09/44 Sindelfingen 7:25hrs  Milk Run, no flak no ftrs
12. 18/09/44 Warsaw  10:30hrs Ftrs-Flak hole in Radio room (start of 2nd Russian Shuttle Mission) (1.)
12B 19/09/44 Szolnok,  7:15hrs  Budapest-no ftrs, medium flak, 9 holes  (2.)
14. 28/09/44 Merseburg 8:30hrs  Ftrs-Jet Propelled seen, No Damage
15. 30/09/44 Bielefeld 6:30hrs  One Jet attacked us-no damage-Group 200 Mission Party 
16.   2/10/44 Kassel  8:10hrs  No ftrs, moderate flak, no damage, flew Sqdrn lead, prop wash hell
17.   3/10/44 Nurnburg 8:25hrs  No ftrs, moderate but accurate flak, no damage
18.   6/10/44 Berlin  6:30hrs  Aborted, bombs dropped near Hamburg #3 eng. out, #4 & #2 rough
19.   7/10/44 Boheln  8:50hrs  Heavy flak, ftrs hit 95thBG, No damage to us. Flew 673 Lucky Lass
20.   9/10/44 Mainz  7:00hrs  Milk Run, light flak, inaccurate. Flew 090 Silver Dollar
21. 12/10/44 Bremen  7:00hrs  No ftrs, light flak, inaccurate
22. 17/10/44 Cologne  7:00hrs  No ftrs, no flak, Milk Run
23. 19/10/44 Ludwigshaver 6:30hrs  No ftrs, moderate flak, no holes, #1 engine out over target
24. 22/10/44 Munster  6:50hrs  No ftrs, distant flak, no damage, flew 071 Andys Dandys
25. 30/10/44 Merseburg 5:00hrs  Recalled over Holland, Two Rocket seen
26.   5/11/44 Ludwigshaven 8:55hrs  Heavy Flak, weather closed in, landed at 390th (home in truck)
27. 16/11/44 Aachen  8:30hrs  Front lines at request of ground troops. Light flak
28.   4/12/44 Friedburg 7:30hrs  (Giessen) Mod flak, Pop hit in face, no ftrs, Opportunity target hit
29. 11/12/44 Koblenz  7:30hrs  Light Flak, Secondary Target hit, 10/10 coverage
30. 12/12/44 Darmstadt 8:20hrs  Light Flak, visual bombing, bullseye
31. 18/12/44 Mainz  7:15hrs  No flak, no ftrs, thick clouds to 30,000 feet, brought bombs back
32. 24/12/44 Biblis  8:15hrs
33. 31/12/44 Hamburg 8:45hrs  Heavy flak, accurate, Ftrs attack-Pop & King got one each. Morons went
       down. Lost 13 ships (12 actually mpf) out of 38
34.   5/01/45 Frankfurt 10:00hrs Light flak accurate. One hole in trimtab.
35.   6/01/45 Annweiler 6:15hrs  #3 engine out, #2 almost out, turned back 20 min from Target

Footnotes:
 (1.) Parks went down
 (2.) Russian bombs dropped.  Landed in Foggia Italy

MEMO 2:

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