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SGT  George G. ZIGENIS

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG

 S/Sgt. George G. Zigenis, BTG on the Leslie E. Kassebaum crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 27 SEP 44 MAINZ

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1ST LT  LESLIE E. KASSEBAUM    P CPT 28 SEP 44 MERSEBURG, OIL REFINERY
2ND LT GILBERT C. MALCOM      CP CPT 17 SEP 44 DOES NOT MATCH A MISSION DATE
2ND LT LLOYD H. LUCKOW         NAV CPT 26 SEP 44 BREMEN, TANK WORKS
2ND LT WILSON M. McCREIGHT  BOM CPT 30 SEP 44 BIELEFELD, ORDNANCE DUMP
T/SGT CHARLES F. SCHWARK ROG CPT 27 SEP 44 MIANZ, MY
T/SGT JAMES T. ROCHEFORD TTE CPT 27 SEP 44 MIANZ, MY
S/SGT GEORGE G. ZIGENIS    BTG CPT 27 SEP 44 MIANZ, MY
T/SGT HOWARD L. PARRIS     LWG CPT 27 SEP 44 MIANZ, MY
S/SGT WILLIAM J. RUSSELL  RWG CPT 18 OCT 44 KASSEL, AERO ENGINES (TAKEN OFF CREW TO REDUCE TO 9 MEN, flew with Lt Baker Crew as Tog/NG on eight missions. completed with 25 missions)
S/SGT CHARLES J. PRICE     TG CPT 27 SEP 44 MIANZ, MY
S/SGT EUGENE R. WELLS     WG CPT 12 DEC 44 DARMSTADT, MY (spare gunner on a mission (s). 


350TH SQDN.. CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 02 AUG 1944.  CREW FLEW A/C 337882 "HAPPY-GO-LUCKY" LN-W

WELLS CAME TO THE GROUP AS WG ON THE E.C. JONES CREW.  IT IS NOT KNOWN WHY HE IS LISTED HERE...jb

Missions of Lt Leslie E. Kassebaum (mpf 2002).  All missions in 1944

1. June 11 Berck sur Mer-Gun installation-No flak-Easy
2. June 14 LeCulot,Airfield-Lots of flak-Ship shot up a little
3. June 18 Brunsbuttelkoog, Oil refinery-Engine shot out over target-Lots of flak
4. June 20 Fallersleben-Oil refinery-3 ME 109s-Heavy flak-Ship shot up
5. June 21 Berlin-Lots of flak-Holes in ship-Rough mission
6. June 22 Paris-God, What flak-Hit by FW 190-Ship shot up
7. June 24 Grand Couronne,France-Supposed to be easy-We lost a ship-Damned lead navigator
8. July 6 Fleury, Crepeuil-Buzz bomb target-Nice safe mission
9. July 7 Leipzig-Rough as hell-Hit third target-Ship shot up-Cut 4 engines over target
10. July 8 Bourth LeLente, Railway, we really hit it-Easy mission-2 no one(?)-We werent hit
11. July 17 Montgourney-Buzz bomb site-Flak was hell-Ship grounded
12. July 19 Schweinfurt-Went around it-Good mission-3rd no flak
13. July 20 Merseburg-Oil refinery-Elev. trim tabs shot out-Not much flak but we got it
14. July 28 Merseburg-Nice mission-no hits-Third time over that target
15. July 29 Merseburg-Rougher than hell-We lost 8 ships-4th time over that target-Jones went down
16. July 31 Munich-Long mission-Ship grounded-Flak
17. August 2 Tergnier, LaFere, Railway-Good mission
18. August 13 Nantes, Gassicourt-Easy mission-Bombed roads to cut off enemy
19. August 18 Pacy sur Armancon, Oil dumps-Easy mission-Trim tabs shot out
20. August 24 Ruhland, Oil refinery-Good mission-Awful long
21. August 25 Politz,Oil refinery-Long mission-Just missed ME 109-Flak quite heavy
22. August 26 Brest-Guns, didnt drop bombs-Bad weather-No flak
23. August 27 Started to Berlin-Hit front-Recall-No flak
24. Sept 1 Started for Mainz-Another front-Recall
25. Sept 5 Stuttgart-Light but accurate flak-Ship shot up
26. Sept 7 Mainz-Good mission-Bad weather-Poor bombing
27. Sept 9 Dusseldorf-Ruhr Valley-Good but there was flak-Ship was hit
28. Sept 10 Nurnberg Tank Works-Got hell shot out of us-No. 2 out, ship ggrounded
29. Sept 18 Warsaw-Supplies to Poles-On to Russia-Lots of flak, fighters
30. Sept 19 Szolnok Railway Yards-Easy mission-On to Italy
31. Sept 22 Home from Italy-No bombs-Just hell of a long ride
32. Sept 25 Ludwigshaven-Plenty of flak but we made it
33. Sept 26 Bremen-God but there was flak-Holes in ship
34. Sept 27 Mainz-Lots of flak-Ship OK
35. Sept 28 Merseburg-Rough as hell, shot out windshield in front of me-Fighter hit

DONE

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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PHOTOS:

S/Sgt. George G. Zigenis, BTG on the Leslie E. Kassebaum crew.   (100th Photo Archives)

 George E. Zigenis - Lucky Bastard's Club certificate. (100th Photo Archives) 

Part of the Leslie Kassebaum crew, standing from left to right, George "Ziggy" Zigenis - BTG, Jim "Rocky" Rockeford - TTG, Bill Russell - RWG, Charles Price - TG, in front, Howard "Howie" Parris - LWG, Charles "Tex" Schwark -ROG   (100th Photo Archives)

Leslie E. Kassebaum crew -"GOOD PICKIN "  Leslie E. Kassebaum Crew (left to right)
Standing: Leslie Kassebaum (P), Gilbert Malcom (CP), Lloyd Luckow (NAV), Wilson McCreight (BOM)
Kneeling: Howard Parris (WG), William Russell (WG), Charles Schwark (ROG)
James Rocheford (TTE), George Zigenis (BTG), Charles Price (TG)  

 

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Crew 1

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