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S/SGT  Roy L. BECK

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TG
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK (RAMP TRAMP CREW)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT DELBERT L .THOMPSON       P CPT 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK/HAVELTE  & ZIEGENHAIN
2ND LT ALBERT A. KNEISS           CP CPT 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK/HAVELTE  & ZIEGENHAIN
2ND LT LEO R. KIMBALL              NAV CPT COMPLETED TOUR WITH LT GERALD BROWN CREW "BROWN'S CLOWNS"
2ND LT HAROLD A. SMITH          BOM NOC (flew at least one mission with Lt Ellison Crew)
S/SGT GEORGE A. RANDOM         ROG CPT 12 MAR 45 SWINEMUNDE
S/SGT JOHN P. LEVENDUSKY       TTE CPT 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK/HAVELTE  & ZIEGENHAIN
SGT ROBERT J. SOUHRADA          BTG CPT 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK/HAVELTE  & ZIEGENHAIN
SGT FRED B. FISCHER                  WG CPT 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK/HAVELTE  & ZIEGENHAIN
SGT ROY L. BECK                        WG CPT 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK/HAVELTE  & ZIEGENHAIN (TOOK OVER TG POSITION)
SGT VINCE M. BOWLIN                 TG NOC   TAKEN OFF CREW TO REDUCE TO 9 MEN

351ST SQDN..  CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 02 AUG 1944.. ON 16 OCT 44 THIS CREW, WITH SOME CHANGES, WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE 349TH.  This Crew flew' RAMP TRAMP' 

LT TONY CONIGLIO, A NAVIGATOR, WAS ASSIGNED TO THIS CREW LATE IN 1944, REPLACING LT KIMBALL WHO WENT TO THE G. BROWN CREW..jb

PARTIAL MISSION LIST FOR LT THOMPSON CREW: FROM OPPS AND LT Kneiss log book

        Date       Aircraft Nbr Target
1.     8/15/1944 31767        VENLO
2.     8/24/1944 6295          RUHLAND (OIL)
3.     8/25/1944 6295          POLITZ (OIL)
4.     8/26/1944 6295          BREST
5.     8/30/1944 6295          BREMEN
6.     9/10/1944 38124        NURNBURG
7.     9/25/1944 38124        LUDWIGSHAVEN
8.     9/27/1944 37815        MAINZ
9.   10/02/1944                    KASSEL
10. 10/03/1944                    LUDWIGBURG, ILLESHEIM, NURNBURG PFF
11. 10/04/1944                    HANDORF, (NEAR MUNSTER)
12. 10/26/1944                    HANOVER
13. 11/16/1944                    AACHEN AREA, GROUND SUPPORT
14. 11/21/1944                    MERSEBURG
15. 12/02/1944                    KOBLENZ
16. 12/05/1944                    BERLIN
17. 12/24/1944                    BIBLIS, BABENHAUSEN, KAISERLAUTERN
18. 01/06/1945                    LUDWIGSHAVEN
19. 01/10/1945                    COLOGNE (BOMB DUMP BLEW UP)
20. 01/14/1945                    DERBEN  (FIGHTER ATTACK)
21. 01/20/1945                    HEILBRONN
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33.3/12/1945                        SWINEMUNDE
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35. 03/24/1945                     STEENWIJK/HAVELTE

COLDEST MISSION: -67 DEGREES AT 30,000ft.

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CREW
          BROWN'S CLOWNS

  Lt Gerald Brown           P CPT 10/3/45 DORTMUND
  Lt Arthur L. Jacobsen CP POW 3/2/45 BERLIN         (With crew of  J..P. Ernst)
  Lt Ralph W. Bayer    NAV KIA 10/1/45 COLOGNE     (With crew of J.J. Dodrill)
  Lt Joseph J. Dye     BOM CPT 10/3/45 DORTMUND  (With crew of T. Hughes)
 Sgt Gifford D. Vieth  ROG CPT 10/3/45 DORTMUND
 Sgt Walter R. Peters TTE CPT 10/3/45 DORTMUND
 Cpl Roland L. Douglas BTG POW 31/12/44HAMBURG (With crew of C.M. William)
 Cpl Wayne E. Page     WG CPT 10/3/45 DORTMUND
 Cpl Clarence S. Kellogg TG CPT 10/3/45 DORTMUND

351st Sqdn.  Crew appears on Crew Roster of 4/8/44 as above.  See S.O.C. 
P. 95.  Crew joined 100th Group on 25/7/44.     

Lt Ralph Bayer is memorialized on the WALL OF THE MISSING at Cambridge. 
Letter from G. Brown (30/4/84) Jacobsen died of cancer 1981 Seattle.  
Ralph Bayer left the crew in late 1944..  Went to J.J. Dodrill crew. He was replaced on the Crew by  LT KIMBALL from Lt D.L. Thompson Crew 
Joe Dye left the crew Sept/Oct 1944 and finished his tour with Lt Tom Hughes Crew.  
Dye replaced by William Titley, from the crew of O.C. Everltt, who CPT 29/1/45. 
Gifford Vieth now (1984) a prominent attorney in Washington, D.C. 
Roland Douglas left crew in Aug 1944 when it became a lead crew and no longer had a BTG position. 
 

Lt. Erwin A. Lentz assigned to crew as Mickey Operator and CT.

MISSIONS FLOWN by Lt Kimball with "BROWN'S CLOWNS"

1/21/45  Mannheim
1/28/45  Duisburg
1/29/45 Kassel
2/17/45  Frankfurt
2/21/45  Nurnburg
2/23/45  Treuchtlingen
3/3/45    Brunswick
3/10/45  Dortmund

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 288