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T/SGT  Louis ZUPAN

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TG
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 10 JAN 45 COLOGNE

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT EDWARD O. TALMAGE                          P CPT 24 FEB 45 BREMEN
2ND LT WALTER E. KARUTZ                        CP CPT 24 FEB 45 BREMEN
2ND LT MORRIS KATZ                              NAV NOC LEFT CREW AFTER 3 MISSONS
2ND LT EVIN L. PERDUE                             NAV CPT 10 JAN 45 COLONGE (FROM THE CREW OF 2nd Lt Carl G.Gustafson,Jr.)
2ND LT GEORGE PEEK                              BOM  NOC LEFT CREW AFTER 3 MISSIONS
2ND LT RALPH SMITH                             BOM NOC  (FROM  2ND LT WILFORD B. MURRAY'S CREW  (BECAME GROUP BOMBARDIER)
T/SGT NORMAND G. NADEAU                   ROG CPT 24 FEB 45 BREMEN
T/SGT EUGENE J. BRADY                         TTE CPT 24 FEB 45 BREMEN
S/SGT LOUIS KEREKES                             WG CPT DATE & MISSION UNK
S/SGT CONSTANTINE M. MACIOLEK             WG CPT 24 FEB 45  BREMEN
S/SGT CYRUS J. "CASSIE" CACIOPPO             BTG CPT 14 MAR 45 SEELZE & HANOVER
T/SGT LOUIS ZUPAN                               TG CPT 10 JAN 45 COLOGNE  TAPS: 13 AUG 1990

349TH SQDN.. CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 15 SEP 1944. 
THIS CREW WAS ORIGINALY ASSIGNED TO THE 95TH BG BUT THE DAY AFTER THEY GOT TO HORHAM, THEY WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE 100TH BG BECAUSE OF THE LOSSES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1944 RUHLAND MISSION.   

LT E.L. PERDUE JOINED THE ABOVE CREW AS A NAVIGATOR APPROX SEPT 1944; FLEW ABOUT TWENTY MISSIONS WITH THE TALMAGE CREW...
LT RALPH SMITH JOINED THE CREW WHEN THEY BECAME A DEPUTY LEAD . AFTER WE COMPLETED OUR TOUR, LT SMITH WENT ON TO BECOME GROUP BOMBARDIER.    BOTH PERDUE AND SMITH HAD BEEN INJURED AND WERE TOO FAR BEHIND IN MISSIONS TO CATCH UP TO THEIR ORIGINAL CREWS.

PLANES FLOWN:
 A/C 43-38215 XR-P "GRUMBLIN GREMLIN"  NAMED BY CREW (WENT DOWN WITH LT BILLY BLACKMAN CREW ON DEC 31, 1944)
 A/C 43-38602 XR-P "GRUMBLIN GREMLIN II"   (RUNAWAY PROP, LANDED IN FRANCE JAN 8, 45)
 A/C 43-38681 XR-V "GRUMBLIN GREMLIN III"  (ASSIGNED CREW ON JAN 10, 45 AND COMPLETED TOUR IN IT)

"THE WORST MISSION WAS JAN 28, 1945 TO DUISBURG.  WE TOOK OFF IN A SNOWSTORM BUT DID MANAGE TO ASSEMBLE ON TOP.  THE FLAK WAS HEAVY AND ACCURATE OVER THE TARGET AND WE RECEIVED HEAVY BATTLE DAMAGE.  WE FEATHERED #3 OVER THE TARGET AND #2 WAS ONLY ABLE TO PUT OUT PARTIAL POWER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FLIGHT.  THEN WE HAD TO DEAL WITH THE SNOWSTORM WHICH WAS STILL THERE BUT WE WERE ABLE TO SNEAK INT THORPE ABBOTTS"   
     LT WALTER KARUTZ

MEMO 2:

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ID: 5737