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S/SGT  Guy R. WEAVER

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG

Guy Weaver official photo after receiving Gunners Wings. Courtesy Of Daughter Vicki Adams. 

Guy R. Weaver ready for mission. Courtesy of daughter Vicki Adams 

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 26 FEB 45 BERLIN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT DONALD C. LILJENQUIST         P CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY      (still alive at 86, Aug 2008)
2ND LT CECIL W. EVERIN                CP CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY
2ND LT ROBERT C. McLAURY        NAV CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY
2ND LT WILLIAM L. MOORE          BOM CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY
CPL WILLIAM F. BOULTON            ROG  CPT 28 FEB 1945  KASSEL, MY
CPL WILLIAM M. PECHT                TTE CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY
CPL WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM            BTG CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY
CPL GUY R. WEAVER                   WG CPT 26 FEB 45 BERLIN
CPL DANEIL A. ROBERTSON            WG CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY
CPL EUGENE L. BLAN                    TG CPT 28 FEB 45 KASSEL, MY

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 05 NOV 1944.  Aircraft named "CHAPEL IN THE FLAK"
Capt Liljenquist moved from 418th to 350th Squadron in June 1945 as Operations Officer 

INCOMPLETE LIST OF COMBAT MISSION'S OF CAPT. LILJENQUIST 
    30 NOVEMBER,1944 MERSEBURG            LILJENQUIST                338525 "MISS CONDUCT"            LD-A   (slight flak damage)
    24 DECEMBER, 1944 BIBLIS                   LILJENQUIST                338525  "MISS CONDUCT"           LD-A   (slight flak damage)
    27 DECEMBER, 1944 FULDA                   LILJENQUIST               338525  "MISS CONDUCT"            LD-A   (slight flak damage)    
    29 DECEMBER, 1944 FRANKFURT           LILJENQUIST                338525  "MISS CONDUCT             LD-A
    31 DECEMBER, 1944 HAMBURG              LILJENQUIST                338681   GRUMBLIN GREMLIN III  XR-V (slight flak damage)
      10 JANUARY,1945    DUISBURG            LILJENQUIST               338525  "MISS CONDUCT"            LD-A   (serious flak damage)
24.  28 JANUARY,1945    DUISBURG           LILJENQUIST                339005  "CHAPEL IN THE FLAK"    LD-Y   (slight flak damage)
25.  29 JANURAY,1945  KASSEL                 LILJENQUIST                339005  "CHAPEL IN THE FLAK"     LD-Y
      FLAK LEAVE
26.  14 FEBRUARY,1945  CHEMNITZ             LILJENQUIST              338852   UNNAMEED                     EP-N
27.  17 FEBRUARY,1945  FRANKFURT           LILJENQUIST              298015  HUNDRED PROFF              XR-N
28.  19 FEBRUARY,1945  MUNSTER              LILJENQUIST              338840   THE LITTLE REBEL           LN-H
29.  20 FEBRUARY,1945  NURNBURG            LILJENQUIST              338852   UNNAMEED                     EP-N
30.  22 FEBRUARY,1945 DONAUESCHINGEN  LILJENQUIST              339005  "CHAPEL IN THE FLAK"     LD-Y
31.  23 FEBRUARY,1945  TREUCHTLINGEN  LILJENQUIST               339166   YO YO BUDDY               LD-H
32.  24 FEBRUARY,1945  BREMEN             LILJENQUIST                  48632   UNNAMED                     EP-H   (flak damage)
33.  26 FEBRUARY,1945  BERLIN               LILJENQUIST                339005  "CHAPEL IN THE FLAK"     LD-Y   ( S/SGT WEAVER CPT TOUR)
34   28 FEBRUARY 1945  KASSEL              LILJENQUIST                REST OF CREW COMPLETES TOUR

22 MARCH, 1945     ALHORN                    LILJENQUIST                                                                             D-SQDN LEAD  
23 MARCH,1945      MARBURG                  LILJENQUIST HELLERICK  48009  XR-F   PFF           HARDSTAND 14  D-SQDN LEAD   
13 APRIL,1945    PRACTICE MISSION        LILJENQUIST  WOFFORD  48849  EP-J  "PARD"       HARDSTAND  7, B-SQDN LEAD
14 APRIL,1945        ROYAN,                    LILJENQUIST  ELLIS         48824 XR- M "MIKE" PFF HARDSTAND 17  B-SQDN LEAD    
 
MISSION SCRUBBED,PRACTICE
25 APRIL,1945                                LILJENQUIST  GRIFFITH   48916  LN-R  UNNAMED   PFF   HARDSTAND 32,C-SQDN LEAD
 
CHOWHOUND MISSIONS: 
4 MAY,1945 CHOWHOUND (SCRUBBED) LILJENQUIST ELLIS  48916 LN-R   HARDSTAND 32, C-SQDN LEAD
5 MAY,1945 CHOWHOUND                   LILJENQUIST ELLIS  48916 LN-R   HARDSTAND 32, C-SQDN LEAD
 
12 JUNE,1945  GREEN SUPPORT MISSION,"KIMBOLTON" CASABLANCA LILJENQUIST THORKELSON  447  G   R/W 04


My father, Guy R. Weaver, was a waist gunner on the "Chapel in the Flak".  On his 24th mission, January 28, 1945, he flew with his crew "in our new ship 005, which Don named "Chapel in the Flak".   On his next mission (#25) on January 29, same ship was flown with the same crew.  He was then on flak leave until February 14, flying ship 852; February 17 flying ship 015 "100 proof"; February 19 flying ship 840; February 20 flying 852.  Then on February 22 he flew on "Chapel in the Flak, that was his 30th mission.   On February 23 he flew ship 166; February 24 he flew ship 632; on his last mission (#33) February 26 he flew "Chapel in the Flak"  At sometime during the end of January and when my father completed his last mission A/C# 339005 "Chapel in the Flak" became known as "Lucky Lassie".  Crew  members:  Donald C. Liljenquist (P), Cecil W. Everin (CP), Robert C. McLaury (Nav), William L. Moore (BOM), William F. Boulton (ROG), William M. Pecht (TTE), William Cunningham (BTG), Guy R. Weaver (WG), Daniel A. Robertson (WG), and Eugene L. Blan (TG).



This is the diary of S/Sgt. Guy R. Weaver
                              418th Bomb Sqdn.
                               Waist Gunner
                               Crew Pilot- 2nd Lt. Donald C. Liljenquist
It has been typed verbatim from his diary....Vicki Adams-Daughter of Guy Weaver


Dry Run Recall.         October 25, 1944

Our first mission was to be today.  We were to bomb a small island called Helgoland, it is held by Germany.  They have a sub base and radar station.  We had  30--250lb. fragmation* bomb's to dump on them.  We flew "Lucky Lassie".  As soon as we took off No.4 engine caught on fire so we had to come back.    We flew ?40 miles out into English Channel and dumped our bombs out.  All for today.  Entire mission was called back later.
*I think the word should be fragmentation.

Mission No. 1.           October 26, 1944
We flew "Milk Run Mabel", it is really a good ship.  We had 20-250lb. demolition bombs.  Our target was supposed to be a oil refinery at Misburg Germany, but the weather 10-10th coverage, so we dumped our bombs on Hanover.  We ran into flak before and after the target.  It was some feeling to know that I was in actual combat.  The Germans was suppose to have 190 big flak guns.  We saw some rocket flak, it was high but the other was pretty darn close.  All of our crew was ok, no damage.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 2.           October 30, 1944
Well today was suppose to be No. 2.  We flew "Heaven Can Wait", it's a good ship.  Our target was to be Merseburg oil refinery, it is one hot target.  They briefed us, 280 guns are a possible, 300-500 fighters.  We flew into Germany across the Zuider-zee, then they called us back.  We saw a few rocket flak.  The weather was 28' below.  We came back.  We are suppose to get credit for a mission.  I sure hope so. Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 3.            November 2, 1944
Merseburg Germany synthetic oil plants.  We flew "Fever Beaver". It was the 82 mission for it.  The target was plenty rough, more flak than I hope to see again.  I saw 3 B-17's burst into a ball of flames.  I looked but no one got out.  You can bet I was scared.  On our way back there was a lot of feathered engines.  Everyone got hit, we had 5 holes in our plane.  One plane came back with its tail section nearly shot away.  The tail gunner was killed.  The weather was 6-9tenth coverage and 37' below.  We dumped 20-250lb G.P. bombs.  It turns out that this raid was the largest air battle in history, and will be remembered, especially by us.  Our 100th Bomb Gp. sent up 38 B-17's and 35 came back with battle damage.  The entire 8th Air Force lost 40 bombers and 19 fighters.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 4.     November 9, 1944
We flew "Miss Chief". Our target was to be in support of our ground troops.  General Patton was making a offensive toward Metz.  We carried 6-1000 lb. bombs, to dump on a big fortress of pill boxes, holding up Patton.  Our target was covered with clouds, so we had to bomb our secondary target at Saarbrucken marshal yards --p.f.f.bombing.  We ran into some flak, it was light but very accurate, it came darn close.  We were lucky , no damage.  We saw no enemy fighters.  Three of our planes made forced landings, but are all ok.  Coming back across France the weather was pretty clear-38' below., but when we hit England we run into a snow storm, boy it was a lot worse flying in it than the flak for the day.  I really did some sweating.  But we made it ok.  It was a good feeling to have the good old ground under my feet again.  Thank God for our safe return.  

No credit--No Ball--2.   November 20, 1944
Today was to be our No.5.  We were briefed on bombing an airfield near Bohn Germany.  It was to be 33' below.  We flew "MissChief",  we were within 43 miles of the target and the clouds closed in and they were to high to climb over, so we came back with mom said and all.  I got first the time, Blan got sick and from seeing caused me to loose my cookies too.  We returned safe and sound.  Bomb load 6-1000 lb G.P.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 5.           November 26, 1944
We flew "Miss Conduct" putting on her 13th mission.  She is a swell plane and all ours I hope.  We carried 6-1000 lb. G.P. bombs.  Our target was a Viaduct and Marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany.  The target was covered with clouds.  There was 50 guns at Hamm but we run into flak all the way across the Ruhr Valley.  Rocket flak was very heavy today, more than I have yet seen.  Pecht, Blan and myself saw one B-17 go down in flames.  Our lead ship aborted over the target, direct hit of flak in No.2 engine.  The formation spread out awful.  I thought sure we would get hit with fighters, but luck was again on our side.  No damage, no fighters or nothing but flak.  It was very cold today 57' below.  Thank God for our safe return.  

Mission No. 6.           November 29, 1944
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct" again.  Our target was Marshalling Yards at Hamm, Germany.  Our bomb load was 10-500 lb G.P's and 2-500lb incendiary.  It was only 30' below , with 9/10 coverage.  We flew our first real element lead today.  We had plenty of rocket flak, but the real stuff was very light.  No damage.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 7.              November 30, 1944
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was Merseburg oil refinery.  I only hop and pray we did a good job on it.  Our bomb load was 20-250 lb G.P.  It was pretty clear over the target at 27,000 ft.  This is one of the toughest target in Germany.  Flak was unbelievable.  I only hope I never have to see this target again.  I saw 3 B-17's go down in the flames, besides the one which got a direct hit just in front of us.  We had a little damage today, one hole in the right Tokyo tank, one through the one oxygen tank missing Pecht by 1/2", one hole in our right stabilizer and one in the waist.  I got one little piece of flak for a souvenir.  It was from the waist.  I was a scared lad over the target.  I didn't need much of my heat turned on.  We were sure a happy crew when we got down.  We were briefed for from 500 to 800 fighters, four of which did come up only to be sent back down in flames.  Our losses were 56 bombers and 30 fighters.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 8.          December 2, 1944
We flew ship 459, because our ship was still being fixed up from our last raid.  We were to bomb Koblenz Marshalling yard.  We were to the ?IP? but had to return because of high cloud, impossible to go over or under.  We were carrying 12-500 lb G.P..  We saw one B-17 go down though, must have been engine trouble.  We got credit of this one.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 9.          December 5, 1944
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was industrial section of Berlin.  Our bomb load was 20-250 lb G.P. bombs.  It was very cold 51' below zero, and clouds where pretty thick but with luck the target area was visible.  There was 100 flak guns, we got a few holes in our wings.  We were briefed for fighter of which we did see.  They sent up 100 of which the reports state we shot down 91.  We saw two or three coming for our formation but a flock of P51's got to them before they got to us.  We witnessed our first dog fights.  They only lasted a few seconds then the Jerries went down in flames.  One of our crews who went thru training with us went down in Belgium.  We had a very light loss for a Berlin raid. I understand Hitler is pretty P.O.'ed about the whole thing.  He says he is going to erect a statue for we dirty yanks, for bombing a city rather than an industrial target.  Thank God for our safe return. 

Mission No. 10.       December 11, 1944
We flew our "Miss Conduct"  our target was to be Giessen, but some mix up caused us to bomb Koblenz.  Bomb load was 12-500 lb G.P.  Temperature was 38' below with 10/10 cloud covering.  Flak was moderate, we got one hole in Radio room.  We saw lots of rocket flak, some had a red color to it.  Blan passed out over the target area, from lack of oxygen.  He didn't even remember the mission.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 11.            December 12, 1944
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was Darmstadt rail yard .  It was really hit on the nose.  The target area was wide open.  We carried 10-500 lb G.P and 2-500 lb incendiary.  It was 39' below zero.  Flak was moderate, no holes.  Today Don made 1st Lt.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 12.            December 18, 1944
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct". Our target was to be railroad yards at Mainz, Germany.  Our bomb load was 18-250 lb GP and 2-250 lb incendiary.  Temp was 30' below-not bad.  The weather was 9/10 covering from ground to 30,000.  It was h-- flying in this soup.  We made our bomb run but didn't drop our bombs.  Planes were scatter all over. There was no flak, no fighters.  Thank God for our safe return

Mission No. 13.          December 24, 1944
We flew our plane "Miss Conduct".  Our target was an airfield at Kellenhusen, it's a field used for there big drive.  Our bomb load was 36-100 lb G.P.  Weather was clear.  Temp was 40' below.  There was moderate flak over the lines.  We saw 2 B-17's go down in flames from flak.  Two more went down after they got prop wash and crashed together.  I watched them until they hit the ground.  No chutes.  We got hits in the left and right wings.  One hit by the pilot and 3 in the tail.  After bombs away we passed by a town and another bomb group bombing a town near Frankfurt it was really knocked out.  The whole town was in flame.  I was really sweating this one out.  Tomorrow is Xmas.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 14.      December 27, 1944
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was Marshalling yards in Fulda.  Bomb load was 12-500 lb G.P.  Weather was clear and temp was 44' below.  As we were forming we saw a B-17 crash on take off.  Today we hit the target perfect.  We were at least 10 miles away big black clouds of smoke could still be seen.  We ran into flak crossing the lines, we got 5 holes in the tail, and one by one in our left wing just missing our gas tank.  On the way back I got out of the ball to take a ---, when I went to get back in I passed out from lack of oxygen.  I did t know how long I was out but Danny brought me to, I was nearly frozen.  My left hand has three fingers now that are still numb. Don also passed out for a little while too.  Today Dan saved my life.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 15.           December 28, 1944
Today I flew with another crew (Blanding).  They are a p.f.f. crew, but today they were doing bomb by visual means, so I had to go along.  We flew (051).  Our bomb load was 20-250 G.P.  We were to bomb a communications center, without a name, but the weather was 9/10 covering so we bombed our last resent target-Gobletz.  Now I'm one up on my crew.  This was the easiest mission I have been on.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 16.          December 31, 1944
We flew a ship from 349th, no. 681--Bermuda Belle.  Our bomb load was 20-250 l  G.P.  Our target was Hamburg oil plant.  Flak was heavy and very accurate.  Blackman went down in flames after bombs away.  This was a mission I'll never forget.  We got hit by FW 190's.  About 30 hit us.  Blan and I did away with the first one that came in.  Pecht and Dan also got a probable.  We lost 4 crews from the 418 sqd., Blackman, Moron, Mayo, Carrol.  Out of our group of 38 planes, on the way back we counted 22.  The 100th bomb group really lost planes today.  We also saw two go down piggy back--a freak crash--we saw six chutes.  We had 3 holes from flak.  I don't think we'll have to go back to Hamburg for sometime.  We hit the target right on the nose.  418th lost 4 crews.  100GP lost 12 crew, several killed.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 17.           January 2, 1945
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was Bad Kreuznach a railroad yard.  Our bomb load was 10-500 lb G.P. and 2-500 lb incendiary.  Temperature was 36' below.  It was C.A.V.U.  There was some close flak.  We had a few hits.  Target was hit perfect.  On the way back Pecht saw one B-17 blow up over France.  No chutes were seen.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 18.           January 10, 1945
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was a big bridge in Cologne.  We were briefed for 400 big guns.  Temperature was 52' below-coldest yet.  Our runway was covered with snow and ice.  We nearly run off of it.  Flak was moderate but very accurate.  We got about 20 holes.  Hit 2 Tokyo tank and no. 3 oil tank.  Our plane will be out of action for at least 4 or 5 days.  Target was clear but we missed.  Three of our boys are down in France.  We lost one to flak (a flamer).  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 19.             January 13, 1945
We flew ship 817, our ship is not fixed up yet.  Our target is a bridge in Maitz.  Bomb load was 5-1000lb G.P.  Weather was cold, 54' below.  Target was 10/10 covered.  Flak was light.  We had no damage.  England was solid from 600ft. to 3000.  We really had to sweat out that landing.  We made it ok.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 20.         January 14, 1945
We flew ship 071   "Andy's Dandy", our ship is still not fixed up yet.  It was the 91 mission on this plane.  Our target was an oil supply depot at Derben.  Bomb load was 6-1000 lb G.P.  Temperature was 34' below.  We got as far as Hamburg and no.3 went bad.  We had to abort.  We turned back, then no. 1 started to smoke and leak oil.  We lost 5000 feet in 4 min.  We had  to drop our bomb.  We tried for a town to drop them but we were loosing too much, so we dropped them in our dive.  We missed the town but I'll bet those town people thought they had it.  We were all alone no fighter support.  We were really sweating this one out.  I thought I would have to say good bye to my Skeeters,* but God was on our side.  We made home ok.  Nearly decided to ditch.  Don gave us a good warning, "stand by for crash landing." We really were glad to get put our feet on the ground.  Our boys got hit with FW 190 again.  The 390 group lost 19.  The 100th didn't lose any.  On our way out we got hit with flak.  Not too much damage, several holes.  I was too glad to get on the ground to look for holes.  Thank God for our safe return.
*Skeeters was my mothers nickname.

Mission No. 21.        January 17, 1945
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was Hamburg.  We bombed their oil storage and factories again.  Bomb load was 12-500 GP.  Temperature was 44' below.  We were briefed for 120 guns.  Flak was heavy and pretty accurate.  Target was visual.  We hit it pretty good.  I only hope we don't have to go back again.  After bombs away No. 3 engine started throwing oil.  We had to feather it.  We dropped out of formation.  We came back alone.  We sure had good fighter protection.  We made it ok.  Thank God for our safe return.  

Mission No. 22.           January 20, 1945
We flew our ship "Miss Conduct".  Our target was a Marshalling yard at Heilbronn.  Bomb load was 6-1000l. GP. Temperature was 56' below, coldest yet.  Weather war rough, no flak, no fighters but it was one to sweat out.  Number 2 engine oil tamp went down and we had to feather it, but it won't feather, so it just wind milled.  We had a little trouble finding the field.  We had to talk Don into the traffic pattern, because his window was frozen.  In all the excitement I forgot to Stowe my turret.  We landed that way, new guns in.  They didn't say hardly anything about it.  I'm glad they consider our crew one of the best.  Thank God for our safe return. 

Mission No. 23.          January 23, 1945
We flew ship 945.  Our if course is getting fixed up.  Our target was Marshalling yards at Mannheim.  Bomb load was 6-1000 lb GP.  Weather was terrible.  Temperature was 64' below, coldest yet.  I nearly froze.  We were briefed for 275 guns.  They put up a real wall large flak.  One ship went down, a flamer.  We had 8 aborts because of the weather.  Pecht got sick, he had the bends.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 24.           January 28, 1945
We flew our new ship 005.  Don named it "Chapel in the Flak". This was the mission.  Target was a bridge over the Moselle River at Duisburg.  Bomb load was 6-1000 lb GP.  Temperature was 44'C.  We were briefed for 300 flak guns.  There was a big barrage put up.  We got one hole. Target was hit perfect.  Winkle was hit with flak in the arm.  He is in the hospital.  He is on Carlys' crew.  Take off was delayed for 30 minutes because of a snow storm.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 25.           January 29, 1945
We flew our ship "Chapel in the Flak".  Our target was a tank factory in Kassel.  Bomb load was 12-500 lb GP.  Briefed for 95 guns.  They put up a pretty good barrage, we got no damage.  Target was visual, we hit perfect again.  Temperature was 44' C below.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 26.            February 14, 1945
Today was our first one after our flak leave.  We flew 852.  Our ship is monitor ship for this month.  Our target was tool factories in the center of Chemnitz. Bomb load was 10-500 l  GP.  Briefed for 90 guns.  Weather was bad.  We got some big flak coming back over the lines.  One plane went down from the 95 group, two chutes.  No damage to us.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 27.             February 17, 1945
We flew ship 015, "100 Proof".  Our target was Franfurt.  We bombed a jet part factory.  Bomb load was 10-500 lb GP.  Weather was bad.  We were briefed for 60 guns.  The low and lead got hit pretty hard.  Major Lyster list two engines and was headed for the lines. Saw one ship go down in flames, no chutes.  Temperature was 40' below.  Thank God for our safe return.  

Mission No. 28.         February 19, 1945
Today we flew ship 840.  Our target was Munster rail yards.  Bomb load was 12-500 lb, weather was 10/10 covered.  Bombed PFF.  Briefed for 70 guns.  The flak was prey close.  We got several holes.  Jones' Mickey operator got hit in the leg.  Sam got glass  in his eyes.  Ball turret of Mashina crew got flak through his leg.  Our group got hit with a lot of flak.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 29.            February 20, 1945
Today we flew 852.  Our target was Nurnburg.  We bombed a storage plant.  Bomb load was 4-500 lb incendiary and 12-250 lb GP.  We were briefed for 145 guns.   Weather was terrible, con-trails all over.  We lost our formation, so we bombed by ourselves.  Willie hit the target perfect.  Dawson a pff crew from R.C. blew up today.  Four of us left out of 12 from R.C.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission No. 30.        February 22, 1945
Today we flew our ship "Chapel in the Flak".  Our target was Kitzingen Marshalling yard.  No flak at all.  We bombed from low altitude.  Bomb load of 12-500 lb GP.  Weather was bad.  No damage, had a good day.  Thank God for our safe return.

Mission ?o. 31.       February 23, 1945
Today we flew ship 166.  Our target was Treuchtlingen rail yards.  Bomb load was 12-500 lb GP.  Weather was bad until we got to target area, then it was visual.  We dropped to 1500 ft. and bombed.  Target was wiped out.  It was a hit perfect.  No flak today.  Temperature was 25' below.

Mission No. 32.             February 24, 1945
We flew ship 632.  Target was Bremen, we bombed a rail bridge.  Bomb load was 2-1000 lb GP.  Target was visual.  We missed the bridge and bombs landed on homes and buildings.  We were briefed for 300 guns.  They really put up a barrage of flak.  We got a couple holes.  Thank God for our safe return

 Mission No 33.                 February 26, 1945
Today we flew our ship " Chapel in the Flak".  Our target was Berlin.  Our bomb load was 6-500  lb incendiary and 6-500 lb  GP.  We were briefed.  We were  briefed for 400 guns.  There was a lot of flak, we didn't get any hit, no fighters just flak.  Today is my last day.  Thank God if for our safe return.

MEMO 2:

Vicki Adams: According to diary of my father, Guy R. Weaver, who was a member of the 418th bomb squadron, his crew flew a ship from the 349th, ship #681 the "Bermuda Belle".  They were carrying 20-250 G.P.  Our target was Hamburg oil plant.  Flak was heavy and very accurate.  Blackman went down in flames after bombs away.  This was a mission I'll never forget.  We got hit by FW 190's, about 30 hit us.  Blan and I did away with the first one that came in.  Pecht and Dan also got a probable.  We lost 4 crews from the 418th, Blackman, Moron, Mayo, Carrol.  Out of our group of 38 planes, on the way back we counted 22.  The 100th bomb group really lost planes today.  We also saw two go down piggy back in a freak crash--we saw six chutes.  We had 8 holes from flak.  I don't think we will have to go back to Hamburg for sometime.  We hit the target right on the nose.  418th squadron lost 4 crews, the 100th bomb group  lost 12 crews and several killed.  Thank God for our safe return.   This was my fathers 16th mission, he complete 33 missions.

Yes I have pictures of my dad (Guy Weaver) in uniform.  Plus a couple of newspaper clippings of him in uniform describing him receiving Oak Leaf Clusters. One of the pics is of my dad and Pecht, another member of the crew.  And a picture of my dad, his brother who was an instructor (not with the 100th, plus his younger brother who was in the AAF.  I know the following is of no consequence to anyone, but I would like to share with you.  My grandmother  and grandfather had three sons.  Donald, Guy and Gerald.  My grandfather had reached into a pulping machine at Hammermill Paper to save a friends life in April 1944, during that era they did not have the medical knowledge or medicine of today, he lived for 10 days at home, dying from trauma to his lungs and heart causing fluid to build up, by today's standard he died of Congestive Heart and Lung Failure.  So by December of that year all three of my grandmothers sons were in the war, and she was a tower watcher at Piper Aircraft.  A proud and patriotic family.  Thank you for listening.  I shall send you copies of the pictures. 

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Newspaper clipping on Sgt Weaver receiving 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal. (courtesy of Matt Mabe)

Guy R. Weaver A-2 Jacket. WG on Lt Liljenquist Crew. Photo courtesy of Vicki Adams, daughter of Guy Weaver

Luckye Bastards Club Certificate from Guy Weaver  Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

2ND LT DONALD C. LILJENQUIST Crew statside . Photo Courtesy of Vicki Adams daughter of Guy Weaver...my father is in the front row second from left

Part of 2ND LT DONALD C. LILJENQUIST crew standind by Miss Con Duct. Photo Courtesy of Vicki Adams, daughter of Guy Weaver. My father, Guy Weaver is back row on the right.

Liljenquist Crew with Wives. Photo courtesy of Vicki Adams . My father, Guy Weaver with his wife, my mother, Margie, is far right back row.

Guy R. Weaver A-2 Jacket. WG on Lt Liljenquist Crew. Photo courtesy of Vicki Adams, daughter of Guy Weaver

Missions 1-2 from Guy Weaver original Diary courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Mission 3 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Mission 4 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions  5, 6, 7, from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 7,8,9  from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 9,10 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 11,12,13 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 14,15 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 16,17  from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 18,19 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Mission 20 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 21,22 from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 23,24,25,from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 26,27, from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 28,29,30, from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

Missions 31,32,33, from Guy Weaver Original Diary . Courtesy of Vicki Adams 

 

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