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LT  Robert J. SCHOMP

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P
SERIAL #: O-812668 STATUS: POW
MACR: 07814 CR: 07814

Comments1: 29 JUL 44 LEUNA OIL - MERSEBURG (EXP)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT ROBERT J. SCHOMP              P POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
2ND LT HENRY C. PREHER               CP POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
2ND LT ROBERT W. CULWELL       NAV POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
    F/O GEORGE F. CLASSE            BOM NOC
S/SGT JOHN P. HUNTER               ROG POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL) (WIA)
S/SGT EDMUND J. RADKE              TTE POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
   SGT JOSEPH ROSOLINO             BTG POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
   SGT ELMER F. FLOOD                 WG POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
   SGT WAYNE R. HOGAN              WG CPT    Flew 26 Missions with this Crew  
   SGT ARTHUR J. MALANEY            TG POW  29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)

351st Sqdn.. Crew, as a bove, joined the 100th on 12 Apr 1944.  This Crew flew "SUPER RABBIT"

On the Merseburg mission of 29 Jul 44, Classe was replaced by Lt. Sylvester Dittenbenner from the crew of Ernest Zapf; he became a POW.  Hogan was probably removed from the crew when the reduction to a nine man crew was initiated in July/August 1944.

EYEWITNESS: "A/C #067 was hit by flak, jut after bombs away,  which punctured both wings. N0 #2 engine caught fire and the fire spread along the entire left wing. Pilot peeled off to left and appeared to put the ship under AFEC control. Nine chutes were counted coming  from the aircraft. Ship flying steady when last see."

MACR indicates S/Sgt John P. Hunter was shot in the leg/hip area by German civilians after his parachute landing. A German report, vague and likely fictitious, states the airman was hospitalized with "wound with bullet in it, left thigh."  Duration of treatment 4 to 6 weeks, and normal progress of treatment."

MACR #7814, Microfiche #2861   A/C #42-102667


Missions of Sgt Joseph Rosolino (mpf 2001)

1. 27/04/44 THIONVILLE
2. 29/04/44 BERLIN
3.   1/05/44 SAARGUEMINES
4.   8/05/44 LA GLACERIE (NO-BALL)
5. 12/05/44 BRUX
6. 13/05/44 OSNABRUCK
7. 23/05/44 TROYES
8. 24/05/44 BERLIN (GROUP LOST 9 CREWS)
9. 25/05/44 BRUSSELS
10. 29/05/44 LEIPZIG
11. 31/05/44 OSNABRUCK
12   2/06/44 PARIS
13.   6/06/44 OUISTREHAM (D-DAY)
14.   6/06/44 FALAISE (D-DAY)
15.   8/06/44 TOURS
16. 12/06/44 DUNKIRK
17. 14/06/44 LE CULOT
18. 18/06/44 BRUNSBUTTELKOOG
19. 20/06/44 FALLERSLEBEN
20. 21/06/44 RUHLAND ( START OF 1ST RUSSIAN SHUTTLE MISSION)
21. 26/06/44 DROHOBYCZ
22.   3/07/44 ARAD, RUMANIA
23.   5/07/44 BEZIERS
24.   7/07/44 GOTTINGEN
25. 11/07/44 MUNICH
26. 12/07/44 MUNICH (sgt Hogan came off the crew)
27. 13/07/44 MUNICH
28. 14/07/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP, SOUTH FRANCE
29. 17/07/44 AUXERRE
30. 18/07/44 KIEL
31. 29/07/44 MERSEBURG (GROUP LOST 8 CREWS)

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Merseburg DATE: 1944-07-29  
AIRCRAFT: "Super Rabbit" (42-102667) CAUSE: EAC - Explosion  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

 Robert J. Schomp crew: Kneeling L to R; Arthur J. Malaney, Joseph Rosolino, Wayne R. Hogan, Elmer F. Flood, Edmund J. Radke, John P. Hunter, Standing; Robert J. Schomp, Henry C. Preher, Robert W. Culwell, and George F. Classe Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

Crew 2

ID: 4619