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LT  Thomas E. YANCEY

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BOM
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: NORLINA, NC

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Philip B.Kirsch          P  FEH
2nd Lt Charles J.Brown      CP FEH
F/O William M.Read           NAV  FEH
2nd Lt Thomas E.Yancey   BOM  FEH (replaced by Togg)
Sgt Robert Steinmetz   TOG/NG FEH (replaced Lt Yancey. Was from Lt Kirsling Crew) SEE BELOW
Sgt. Russell J.Bair             BTG  FEH
Sgt Robert F.Rose        ROG  FEH  SN# 13133784
Sgt Richard C.Odgers       TTE  FEH
Sgt Frank R.Jackson          WG  FEH
Sgt Thomas E.Phillips         TG   FEH

349th Sqdn. Joined the 100th Group on 11/4/45.

Crew arrived too late to fly combat missions  but performed humanitarian food drop missions over Holland, commonly know as "Chowhound Food Missions" in May

Mike…..Here's what I have for the 2nd Lt. Phillip B. KIRSCH crew…..

PRACTICE MISSION, 19 APRIL,1945   KIRSCH    681  V  24, C-SQDN    (AIRCRAFT # 43-3861  XR-V  "GRUMBLIN GREMLIN III")  
                             Hardstand # 24,   additional note:  5/14/45 Crash landed  SALVAGED………..
CHOWHOUND MISSION 2 MAY, 1945  KIRSCH    841  H  16, B-SQDN,   (AIRCRAFT # 44-6841 XR-H  "WOODY WOODPECKER") 
CHOWHOUND MISSION, 6 MAY,1945   KIRSCH   841  H  16, D-SQDN   (AIRCRAFT # 44-6841 XR-H  "WOODY WOODPECKER") 
                             Hardstand # 16,  RFC,12/20/45 Kingman,AZ……….
CHOWHOUND MISSION, 7  MAY,1945  KIRSCH   841  H  16, B-SQDN  (AIRCRAFT # 44-6841  XR-H  " WOODY WOODPECKER")  
                             Hardstand # 16, RFC,12/20/45 Kingman,AZ……..

DP FERRY MISSION,AUSTRIA TO PARIS,3 JUNE,1945   KIRSCH   716  R  23, D-SQDN   (EDITORS NOTE;AIRCRAFT DETAILS CAN'T BE CONFIRMED AT PRESENT TIME,HOWEVER…POSSIBLY 482nd BG H2X 42-97716    ???  …SAL 7/6/45…REASON BEING ,THE 482nd BG TRANSFERRED A NUMBER OF PATHFINDER AIRCRAFT IN THIS SERIES OF SERIAL NUMBERS (42-97700 SERIES) TO THE 100TH BOMB GROUP IN MAY,1945…NO RECORD OF THIS AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY IN 100TH BG DATABASES WHICH WOULD MAKE IT…  349TH BS MARKINGS, XR-R  42-97716   ???  )……..

FERRY MISSION TO CASABLANCA, 4 JUNE,1945   KIRSCH  716  R   23, C-SQDN ( aircraft details ditto as previous note) Hardstand # 23…Jack O'Leary

CREW

2nd Lt Albert Kirsling                     P     FEH
   F/O George P. Lavoie                 CP   FEH
2nd Lt John F. Accinelli                 NAV   FEH  sn# 0-2074618
2nd Lt Norbert L. Rabaskiewicz    BOM   FEH  sn# 0-2068123
 Cpl Ralph S. Dew                    ROG   FEH
 Cpl John L. Riggle                   TTE    FEH
 Cpl Leland E. Denning              WG    FEH
 Cpl Robert W. Steinmetz           TG    FEH  (became Togg on Lt Kirsch Crew)
 Cpl Leonard J. Czarnowski        BTG    FEH

MEMO 2:

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