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S/SGT  Paul H. SWEITZER

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG

Paul Sweitzer (From the collection of Russell Heckman)

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
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Comments1: 21 JUL 1944 LUDWIGSHAFEN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

Lt Raymond F.Lischer                  P   CPT   25/7/44 ST LO  
Lt Charles O.Cook                     CP   CPT   20/7/44  MERSEBURG
Lt Milton A.Stockton               NAV   CPT   24/7/44  ST LO
Lt Horace B.Williams                BOM   SWA  29/5/44  LEIPZIG (LOST LEG FROM FLAK WOUND)
T/Sgt Joseph Martinkovich        ROG   CPT   20/7/44  MERSEBURG
T/Sgt Gunnar Williamson           TTE   CPT   20/7/44  MERSEBURG
S/Sgt Robert N.Mathiasen         BTG   CPT   20/7/44   MERSEBURG
S/Sgt William J. "smitty" Smith  RWG   CPT   20/7/44   MERSEBURG
S/Sgt Paul H.Sweitzer              LWG   CPT   21/7/44   LUDWIGSHAFEN
S/Sgt Alanson M.Trigg                TG   CPT   20/7/44  MERSEBURG

418th Sqdn.  Crew,as above assigned 100th BG in early April 1944.  A/C "Royal Flush" 42-6087
Crew Chief was Gerald Burns, Bob Roach (armourer), Piehl (mechanics), Gronondale (mechanic)

Lt Williams was replaced by Lt George L. Reid from the Crew of Lt Harry Bethea.

Mission Log of S/Sgt Paul H. Sweitzer, he flew 31 missions with the crew:

 Date  Target    Hours 
 4/11/44  Rostock, Germany  10:50
 4/12/44  Leipzig, Germany  05:00 (Paul log says Schweinfurt on this day)
 4/13/44  Augsburg, Germany  09:00
 4/18/44  Berlin, Germany   08:30
 4/19/44  Werl, Germany   06:00
 4/20/44  Mareuennville, France  04:50-Buzz Bomb Ramps
 4/22/44  Hamm, Germany  07:00
 4/27/44  Cherbourg, France  11:30
 4/27/44  Le Culet, France  Two missions for a total ttime of 11:30
 4/29/44  Berlin, Germany   08:30
   5/7/44  Berlin, Germany   09:00
   5/8/44  Berlin, Germany   08:00
   5/9/44  Couvron, France   05:30
 5/19/44  Berlin, Germany   09:30
 5/23/44  Troyes, France   08:00
 5/24/44  Berlin, Germany   09:00
 5/25/44  Brussels, Belgium  04:40
 5/27/44  Strasbourg, France  08:00
 5/28/44  Magdeburg, Germany  08:30
 5/29/44  Leipzig, Germany  08:00-Bombadier severely wounded, lost leg.
  6/2/44  Cherbourg, France  05:00-(Paul has Boulogne listed as target in records)
  6/4/44  Boulogne, France  05:00
  6/6/44  Coast of France   07:30
  6/6/44  Coast of France   06:15 D-Day (Two missions)
  6/7/44  Nantes, France   07;30
 6/15/44  Wilster, Germany   (Paul has Keil listed in his records) he did not go on the Russian Shuttle 
 7/12/44  Munich, Germany  09:30
 7/17/44  Auxerne, France  07:00
 7/19/44  Schweinfurt, Germany  07:15 
 7/20/44  Merseburg, Germany  08:30  
 7/21/44  Ludwigshafen, Germany           Flew with 2nd Lt Alfred Aske Jr Crew

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REPLY TO: lepard626@msn.com
SUBMITTER: Cori LePard
EMAIL: lepard626@msn.com
PURPOSE: Report a death (TAPS)
INTEREST: I am the veteran's relative
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VETERAN: Paul Howard Sweitzer
DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/2006
FAMILY CONTACT: My name is Cori LePard. I am Paul's grandaughter. If you'd like to contact my Grandma, Mary, her number is:Mary Sweitzer 
Phone: 208-682-4007
Or you can reach me at the above email address or my home phone number of 208-777-9464. Thanks!
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My Grandpa was very proud of his service with the 100th bomb group, 418th squadron. If you have any info about my grandpa, specifically, I'd love to have it. Thanks! Cori


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REPLY TO: aaron@thesperrysonline.com
SUBMITTER: Aaron Sperry
EMAIL: aaron@thesperrysonline.com
PURPOSE: Report a death (TAPS)
INTEREST: I am the veteran's relative
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VETERAN: Paul Howard Sweitzer
DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/2006
FAMILY CONTACT: 208 571-2808
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Please contact me. I am Paul's grandson. If you need to talk to his wife or any other relations, I may be able to put you in contact with them, but please contact me first. Thank you, and God Bless you

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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PHOTOS:

Lt Raymond F. Lischer crew. From left, William J. Smith, Paul H. Sweitzer, Gunnar Williamson, Joseph Martinkovich, and Robert N.. Mathiasen. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) with Royal Flush

Part of Raymond Lischer Crew. 
L-R Top Row: S/Sgt Alanson M. "Lance" Trigg -TG, T/Sgt Joseph Martinkovich -ROG,  S/Sgt Paul H.Sweitzer- LWG.  T/Sgt Gunnar Williamson-TTE, W. Roach-Armourer.

Middle Row:  L-R   L.Piehl (mechanic), S/Sgt William J. "smitty" Smith-RWG,
 W. Schultz .  Photo courtesy of Jim Potts Daughter Eileen Potts Smith

Person kneeling: ?

(from the collection of Russell Heckman)

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

Crew 2

ID: 5083