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LT  Robert M. HESS

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: CP
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 8 SEP 44 MAINZ

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT HARVEY J. ROWLAND         P  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ        SN:O-753249
2ND LT ROBERT M. HESS              CP  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ        SN:O-761814
2ND LT ALAN B. GOLDBERG        NAV  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ        SN:O-710257
2ND LT EDWARD T. KEARNEY    BOM  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ         SN:O-759941                                                                                         TAPS: 29 OCT 1990
SGT JOHN F. BRODY                 TTE  NOC                                 SN:37340563 (Flies 6 Missions with Crew and is replaced by Sgt Parsons)
T/SGT DANIEL J. O'CONNELL     ROG  NOC                                 SN:32804242  (Flies 26 Missions with Crew)                                                TAPS: 31 DEC 1984
SGT GARNET W. PARSONS        BTG  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ          SN:37500523  (flew 8 missions as BTG then replaced Sgt Brody as TTE for remainder of tour) 
SGT JOSEPH R. LEONE              RWG  NOC                                SN:32865123  (flew only one mission with this Crew)                                   TAPS: 14 JAN 1976 
SGT ORVILLE A. MARKS             LWG  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ         SN:32832797  (took over RWG on on 6/7/44)  
SGT THOMAS R. PUCKETT          TG  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ          SN:39559282

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 30 MAY 1944. 
According to Lt Rowlands questionaire 10/3/00, S/Sgt William Ake was not on crew but he is listed in opps as flying with this crew on many missions.(mpf)

"Lt Rowland enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and was sent to Wheeler Field, Hawaii.  While waiting to get into aviation mechanics school, Pearl Harbor happened.  I happened to be about two hundred yards from where the first bomb was dropped.  After Dec 7, 1941, I applied and was accepted for Aviation Cadet Program.  In October 1942, I was returned to the States to begin schooling at Santa Ana, California.  Schooling continued at Ft Stockton, TX-Pecos, TX & Marfa TX where I received my wings on commission as a Second LT on August 31, 1943.  Then was sent to Hobbs New Mexico to Start training as first pilot in B-17.  Was sent to Salt Lake City Utah after completion of school to pick up my crew and head to Alexandria, Louisiana for more training.  In April of 1944, we picked up our B-17G at Kearney Nebraska and flew to England" (Harvey Rowland 10/3/00 by mpf)

LIST OF MISSIONS FOR FIRST LT HARVEY J. ROWLAND (mpf 10/3/00)

1. 6/06/44  D-Day-French Coast
2. 7/06/44  Nantes
3. 8/06/44  Tours
4. 11/6/44  Berck sur Mur
5. 18/6/44  Ostermoor
6. 20/6/44  Fallersleben
7. 21/6/44  BERLIN 
8. 22/6/44  Paris
9. 29/6/44  Bohlen
10. 7/07/44  Bohlen
11. 8/07/44  Clamecy
12. 11/7/44  Munich
13. 12/7/44  Munich
14. 13/7/44  Munich
15. 14/7/44  Marquies Supply Drop
16. 17/7/44  Pas De Calai V-1 Rocket sites (No Ball)
17. 18/7/44  Kiel
18. 19/7/44  Schweinfurt
19. 20/7/44  Merseburg
20. 24/7/44  St Lo
21. 25/7/44  St Lo
22. 28/7/44  Merseburg
23. 29/7/44  Merseburg
24. 2/08/44  La Fere
25. 3/08/44  Troyes
26. 4/08/44  Hamburg
27. 5/08/44  Magdeburg
28. 6/08/44  BERLIN
29. 24/8/44  Ruhland
30. 25/8/44  Politz
31. 26/8/44  Brest
32. 30/8/44  Bremen
33. 3/09/44  Brest
34. 5/09/44  Stuttgart
35. 8/09/44  Mainz

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 2315