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M/SGT  James A. BIGGS

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV

 James A. Biggs, 1st/Sgt of the 418th. Biggs was trained on the base in navigation and became one of only three enlisted NAVs in the Group. Flew 35 missions with the 100th 

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 26 SEPT 44 BREMEN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

 LT RICHARD M. MILLER               P CPT  26 SEP 44 BREMEN, TANK WORKS
 LT IVAN E. FERGUSON              CP CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 LT OSCAR LEDER                   BOM CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 M/SGT JAMES A. BIGGS          NAV CPT  26 SEP 44 BREMEN
 T/SGT JAMES W. BRASHEARS ROG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 T/SGT MELVIN K. BROOKS      TTE CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 S/SGT LOYAL E. SLOAN         BTG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 S/SGT JAMES R. MILLER          WG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ
 S/SGT ALFRED MILONE            TG CPT  27 SEP 44 MAINZ

418TH Sqdn.  Date crew joined 100th is unknown. Crew, as above is shown on Combat Crew Roster of 4 AUG 44. It is thought that they flew 36 or 37 combat missions. See list below .  This Crew flew "Our Babe" (Hutchie)

 06/18/44 BRUNSBUTTELKOOG
 06/21/44 BASDORF & RUHLAND
 06/22/44 PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)
 06/24/44 GRAND COURONNE (SEC T)  see memo below
 07/04/44 GEIN (RECALLED)
 07/06/44 FLEURY/CREPEUIL
 07/07/44 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
 07/08/44 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
 07/11/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
 07/12/44 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
 07/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
 07/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE 
 07/19/44 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
 07/20/44 MERSEBURG
 07/21/44 REGENSBURG
 07/28/44 MERSEBURG
 07/29/44 MERSEBURG
 07/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
 08/04/44 HAMBURG (OIL)
 08/05/44 MAGDEBURG
 08/06/44 BERLIN
 08/07/44 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
 08/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT
 08/14/44 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
 08/15/44 VENLO
 08/24/44 RUHLAND (OIL)
 08/26/44 BREST
 09/05/44 STUTTGART (AERO ENGS)
 09/08/44 MAINZ
 09/09/44 DUSSELDORF
 09/10/44 NURNBURG
 09/11/44 RUHLAND (OIL)
 09/12/44 MAGDEBERG (OIL)
 09/13/44 SINDELFINGEN
 09/26/44 BREMEN
 09/27/44 MAINZ (PILOT MILLER AND NAVIGATOR BIGGS DID NOT FLY THIS MISSION)

MEMO

ON THE 24 JUN 1944 MISSION TO GRAND COURONNE (SECONDARY TARGET) LT R.L. MILLER LANDED AT KINGS NORTH.  THREE CREWMEN, THE COPILOT LT I.E. FERGUSON, S/SGT J.A. BIGGS (TOG) AND LT O. LEDER BAILED OUT OVER THE CHANNEL AND WERE PICKED UP BY A BRITISH DESTROYER.  ALL PERSONELL OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE ACCOUNTED FOR.

AB0Ve, FROM THE OPERATIONAL NARRATIVE FOR MISSION OF 24 JUN 1944

MEMO 2:

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