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SGT  George H. WARNER

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 9 SEPT 44 DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

 Lt Paul G.Jones                P     CPT     9/9/44 DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ, CITIES
 Lt Willard Mattson           CP     NOC
 F/0 James Borovilos         NAV    CPT     13/1/45 MAINZ, BRIDGE 
 F/0 Ludwig G.Schmidt     BOM    CPT     12/9/44 MAGDEBURG, OIL; FULDS, MY
 T/Sgt Fred E.Caufield       ROG   CPT      9/9/44 DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ
 T/Sgt D.R.Fogle               TTE  CPT      9/9/44 DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ
 S/Sgt H.E.Meyers           BTG  CPT      9/9/44 DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ
 S/Sgt George Warner     RWG   CPT      9/9/44 DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ       
 S/Sgt Jack Taggart           LWG   CPT      9/9/44 DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ  (Taken off Crew to reduce to 9 men, later returns to Crew 
                                                                                                              as TG when Sgt Slaght completes tour.) 
 S/Sgt Herbert W. Beyer      TG   NOC   Last known mission with Crew was 22/6/44 Paris, replaced by Sgt Slaght and then Sgt Taggart. 

418th Sqdn. Above crew assigned 100th BG in late May early June 1944. . A Charles J.Slaght was a BTG on crew of J.B.Noble on Combat Crew roster of 8/5/44.  Lt W.Mattson remained in service after WW II and was a fighter pilot in Korea and Viet Nam. Retired as a Colonel in 1972.

Othe crew members include:
S/Sgt Charles J.Slaght         TG     with Lt NobleCPT   11/8/44 VILLACOUBLAY, AF (original Lt Noble Crew member)
Lt Robert Maby                  NAV   Lead Navigator (originally with 95th, later with 100th BG)
Lt G.L Reid                        NAV   with Lt Bethea Crew
Lt B. H. Olson                    NAV   with Lt Anderson Crew
Sgt R. W. Pion                    TG    with Lt Rice Crew
Sgt Donald W. Harris            TG    with Lt Bethea Crew
Sgt R.H. Walsh                    TG    with Lt Schwank Crew  


Missions of Lt Paul G. Jones (from OPS by Paul West)

1.   11/06/44    BERCK sur MER (flew as CP on Lt Rice Crew)
2.   14/06/44    LeCULOT (first mission with Crew)
3.   15/06/44    WILSTER (S.T.)
4.   20/06/44    FALLERSLEBEN
5.   21/06/44    BASDORF (BERLIN)
6.   22/06/44    PARIS (last mission for S/Sgt Beyer-TG)
7.   24/06/44    GRAND COURONNE (ROUEN) (Sgt Pion-TG)
8.   25/06/44    MARQUIS SUPPLY DROP       (Sgt Pion-TG)
9.   04/07/44    GIEN-RECALL (Lt Maby becomes Navigator on crew until 28/7/44, Sgt Walsh-TG)
10. 06/07/44    FLEURY (Sgt D.B. Harris-TG)
11. 07/07/44    MERSEBURG & BOHLEN (S/Sgt Slaght becomes permanent TG)
12. 08/07/44    CLAMECY-JOIGNY
13. 11/07/44    MUNICH
14. 12/07/44    MUNICH
15. 13/07/44    MUNICH
16. 14/07/44    MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
17. 17/07/44    AUXERRE
18. 24/07/44    ST LO
19. 25/07/44    ST LO (crew reduced to 9 men, S/Sgt Taggart is taken off crew)
20. 28/07/44    MERSEBURG (Lt Reid-Navigator)
21. 29/07/44    MERSEBURG (Lt Reid-Navigator) 
22. 31/07/44    MUNICH       (Lt Reid-Navigator)
23. 05/08/44    MAGDEBURG (Lt Reid- Navigator)
24. 06/08/44    BERLIN        (Lt Reid-Navigator)
25. 11/08/44    VILLACOUBLY (Lt Reid-Navigator, S/Sgt Slaght completes tour)
26. 14/08/44    LUDWIGSHAVEN (Lt Borovilos-Navigator, S/Sgt Taggart rejoins crew as permanent TG)
27. 15/08/44    VENLO     (Lt Borovilos-Navigator)
28. 24/08/44    RUHLAND (Lt Borovilos-Navigator)
29. 26/08/44    BREST, GROUND DEFENSES (Lt Borovilos-Navigator)
30. 27/08/44    BERLIN (RECALL) (Lt Borovilos-Navigator)
31. 05/09/44    STUTTGART (Lt Olson-Navigator)
32. 08/09/44    MAINZ (Lt Olson-Navigator)
33. 09/09/44    DUSSELDORF & RIEZHOLZ (Lt Olson-Navigator)

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 5395