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T/SGT  Gunnar WILLIAMSON

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

Comments1: 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG

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

Mission Log of Charles O. Cook, first 33 missions were flown as Co-Pilot and the last two (2) as Pilot;

 Date  Target    Hours 
 4/11/44  Rostock, Germany  10:50
 4/12/44  Leipzig, Germany  05:00
 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.
 5/31/44  Osnabruk, Germany  06:00
   6/2/44  Cherbourg, France  05:00
   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
 6/18/44  Brunsbuttelkoog   07:30
 6/21/44  Ruhland, Germany  12:00-Russian Shuttle Mission
 6/26/44  Drchobyez, Poland  10:45
   7/3/44  Arod, Romania   07:00
   7/5/44  Beziers, France   09:45-last mission of Russian Shuttle
 7/12/44  Munich, Germany  09:30
 7/17/44  Auxerne, France  07:00
 7/19/44  Schweinfurt, Germany  07:15 (Pilot)
 7/20/44  Merseburg, Germany  08:30 (Pilot)

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

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

​LtoR: Bob Mathiasen, Gunnar Williamson, Bill Smith, Paul Sweitzer, Joe Martinkovich and Alanson "Lance" Trigg

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: 5575