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M/SGT  Gerald F. WARFIELD

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: GND
SERIAL #: STATUS: DUR
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Comments1: CREW CHIEF -- MESSIE BESSIE

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

M/Sgt Gerald F. Warfield was the crew chief of the Messie Bessie", flown for the most part by the crew listed below. Warfield was 36 years old at the time -- an immensely popular member of the 418th, a  father figure to many of the 100th young airmen.


LT WALTER L. MORENO  P CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
LT JOHN W. PHELAN  CP CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
LT WILLIAM L. BAKER  NAV CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
LT PAUL LEDBETTER  BOM CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
SGT ALEXANDER G. LEE  ROG CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
SGT WADE G. DOWELL  TTE CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
SGT NED G. EATON   BTG CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
SGT AFTON C. JOHNSON  WG CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
SGT ALBERT R. HOWELL  WG CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS
SGT MARVIN G. BURTON  TG CPT 31 DEC 43   PARIS

418th Sqdn.. Crew, as above, joined the 100th in June 1943, one of the first replacement crews to reach the 100th, it was proably the first replacement crew to complete a tour, according to Jim Brown.

 (Actually the first replacement crew to finish was the Cowboy Roane crew. Since Roane had been with the 100th in the states and in the 349th with Jim Brown, it is likely he did not consider his old squadron mate a  replacement)

Crew's normally flew "MESSIE BESSIE"

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