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War Diary of S/Sgt Paul J. Carbone

War Diary of S/Sgt Paul J. Carbone Transcription of the handwritten record kept by S/Sgt Paul J. Carbone, waist gunner, assigned to the crew of Lt. Frank E. Valesh, 351st Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bomb Group (Heavy), 13th Combat Wing, 3rd Air Division, 8th Air Force, United States Army Air Forces. Click on this link to […]

Lt. Keith W. Lamb – 35 Times

35 Times is the story of LT Keith W. Lamb “35 Times” is courtesy of Christine Lamb Stern, Keith Lamb’s daughter; and Renée Neale, Keith Lamb’s Grand-niece. Forward from “35 Times”: The story you are about to read is true. it is about my experiences, and those of my friends, from the time I received my second lieutenant’s […]

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix Transcription of the flight notes kept by S/Sgt James E. Hendrix, ball-turret gunner, assigned to the crew of Lt. James C. Adair, Crew Number 12, 349th Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bomb Group (Heavy), 13th Combat Wing, 3rd Air Division, 8th Air Force, United States Army Air Forces. Click on this […]

Lt Thomas Cryan

DATE: 18 March 1944  350th Sqdn.       A/C#42-39830 “BERLIN PLAYBOY” MISSION: Augsburg/Munich                  MACR#3234,Micro-flche#1105 CREW: 2nd Lt Paul A.Martin             P   KIA 1st Lt Thomas Cryan            CP  KIA 2nd Lt Albert F.Racz         […]

S/SGT Lynn V.L. VAN SYCKLE Form 5’s

As Original Ground Personnel in the 456th Sub Depot, Lynn decided he want to get into the action and applied for Flight Status.  After completion of training on base, he was sent to 350th BS Spare Gunners Pool where he Flew 25 Missions between Dec 1944 and end of Feb 1945.  Would like to know […]

Bowman Diary

This is the diary of Major Marvin Bowman as compiled by Paul West. Jan Riddling, 100th Bomb Group Historian, reformatted this version in July 2003. Nov 11, 1942 Gave lecture on Plane Identification, also and examination after lecture. Lecture was given by Lt. Arick. Nov 12, 1942 Gave lecture on Plane Identification, also and examination […]

The Jesse Wofford B-17 Crew

by S/Sgt Joe R. Urice 351st Squadron – 100th BG – 8th AF CREW ASSEMBLY Air Force personnel were coming in to reassignment centers from all areas. In my case, I had received a delay in route leave after completing gunnery school (class 44-27) at Las Vegas, NV on 18JULY44 and was to report to […]

Donald Becker Diary

2nd Lt Bernard L. Painter P POW 21-Mar-45 PLAUEN / RUHLAND 2nd Lt Charles W. Higginbotham CP KIA 21-Mar-45 PLAUEN / RUHLAND 2nd Lt Daniel Martin NAV KIA 21-Mar-45 PLAUEN / RUHLAND S/Sgt Herbert Singer TOG KIA 21-Mar-45 PLAUEN / RUHLAND S/Sgt Arthur B. MacNeil ROG KIA 21-Mar-45 PLAUEN / RUHLAND S/Sgt Virgil S. Downing, […]

War Experiences of Leo J. Bianchi

by Leo J. Bianchi POW 26 Nov 1943 – Bremen I entered-the Army Air Force in November of 1942. (The Air Force was called the Army Air Force then ) I took my basic training at Miami Beach, Florida. I was sent to Lowry Field, Colorado for “aircraft armament” training. I was then sent to […]

James H. Wright, Jr. – Service Diary

Entries : May 29, 1943 – September 9, 1944 Diary provided by Melinda Newman, James H. Wright’s granddaughter May 29, 1943 – Kirtland Field I start here because it seems that my life in the Army really starts on this day. I say it starts today because I complete my bombardier’s training as an Aviation […]