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S/SGT  Lewis D. MILLER

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG

S/Sgt Lewis Miller BTG on Capt Norman Scott Crew then transferred to PFF (Pathfinders) with Capt Menzie where he completed 25 missions. Photo courtesy of Lewis D. Miller. Photo is of S/Sgt Miller receiving the DFC from Col Howard Moore, Commanding officer of 482nd Bomb Group. 

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: X-FER TO PFF GP

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1ST LT NORMAN H. SCOTT          P XFR   BOVINGDON (indoctrinate new Combat Crews)
2ND LT KENNETH O. BLAIR         CP CPT  TRANSFERRED TO 482 BOMB GROUP (Pathfinders)
1ST LT DONALD L. STROUT     NAV XFR   BOVINGDON (indoctrinate new Combat Crews)
1ST LT NORRIS G. NORMAN     BOM CPT   18 MAR 44 LANDSBURG
T/SGT JAMES E. PARKS            TTE CPT  18 MAR 44 LANDSBURG
T/SGT NORMAN M. SMITH        ROG KIA   17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
S/SGT LEWIS D. MILLER           BTG CPT  TRANSFERRED TO 482 BOMB GROUP (Pathfinders)
S/SGT BLAZIER PADDY              TG CPT  18 MAR 44 LANDSBURG
PVT BRITTON I. SMITH             WG CPT  18 MAR 44 LANDSBURG
CPL JEROME E. FERROGGIARO     WG POW 8 OCT 43 BREMEN

350TH SQDN.. THIS WAS AN ORIGINAL 100TH CREW. CREW FLEW A/C "Phartzac" 42-30358.  
Original Co-Pilot was a 2nd Lt Teddy Dudziak 0-793067 Army Air Corps Pilot 11-1-42.  HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO B-24 GROUP AND HAD HIS OWN CREW.  ORGANIZATION: 8th AIR FORCE VIII COMMAND 14th WING 392nd Bombardment (H) GROUP 578th Bomb Sq (H) SQUADRON 118 STATION MISSING IN ACTION *November 19, 1943*  

Lt Kenneth I.Menzie flew as Copilot on August 17, 1943 mission to Regensburg. Maj Cleven flew as Command Pilot in Left Seat, Scott in right seat and Lt Menzie manned the cheek gun in the nose

A/C "Phartzac" 42-30358

Refer to the following books for information on this crew and the circumstances surrounding the Regensburg mission.
Double Strike by Ed Jablonski, Century Bombers by LeStrange, Lt. Col. Beirne Lay Jr. mission critique, Interview with Jerome Ferroggiaro by Michael Faley (Jan 1999) 

Missions of Norman Scott: (from Paul Andrews and Norris Normans Mission list)mpf

1. 04/07/43  LaPallice, France
2. 10/07/43  LeBourget, France
3. 14/07/43  LeBourget, France
4. 24/07/43  Trondheim, Norway
5. 25/07/43  Warnemunde, Germany
6. 26/07/43  Hanover, Germany
7. 29/07/43  Warnemunde, Germany
8. 30/07/43  Kassel, Germany
9. 15/08/43  Lille, France
10. 17/08/43  Regensburg, Germany (1st Lt Kenneth I.Menzie CP on Aug 17, 1943 Lt Scott Crew)

On 7/10/43 Special Orders #21 (Hdq. 3rd Bomber Division) the following crew was 
transferred from the 100th Bomb. Gp To the 482nd Bomb.Gp for Pathfinder training.
Crew departed Thorpe Abbotts on 10/10/43 for Alconbury to join the 482 Bomb Group (Pathfinders)

   1st Lt Kenneth I.Menzie   P   (was on Lt Scott a/c on Aug 17, 1943)
* 2nd Lt Kenneth O. Blair CP
   2nd Lt Vanden J.Willey NAV
* Capt Norris G.Norman  BOM 
  Sgt Jerry (nmi)Korman
* T/Sgt James E.Parks  TTE
* Sgt Blazier Paddy  TG
* Sgt Lewis D.Miller  BTG
  Sgt Gordon D.Griffith
* Sgt Britton I.Smith  WG

Those with Asterisks are members of the original crew of Norman H.Scott. According to
Norris Norman,these men all CT with the Pathfinders.  Scott and Strout were transferred to Bovingdon, to indoctrinate replacement crews.

Missions of Capt. Norris Norman (from mission log), Sgt, Parks, Sgt, Paddy, Sgt. Smith

1. 04/07/43  LaPallice, France
2. 10/07/43  LeBourget, France
3. 24/07/43  Trondheim, Norway
4. 25/07/43  Warnemunde, Germany
5. 26/07/43  Hanover, Germany
6. 29/07/43  Warnemunde, Germany
7. 30/07/43  Kassel, Germany
8. 15/08/43  Lille, France
9. 17/08/43  Regensburg, Germany (Lt Menzie flew as CP on Capt N.H. Scott Crew)
10 04/10/43  Hanau, Germany (first mission with Lt Menzie as pilot)
11 13/11/43 PPF Bremen, Germany
12 01/12/43 PPF Solingen, Germany
13 13/12/43 PPF Kiel, Germany
14 16/12/43 PPF Bremen, Germany
15 11/01/44 PPF Brunswick, Germany
16 24/01/44 PPF  Aachen, Germany
17 28/01/44 PPF Frankfurt, Germany
18 04/02/44 PPF Frankfurt, Germany
19 08/02/44 PPF Frankfurt, Germany
20 09/02/44 PPF Brunswick, Germany
21 20/02/44 PPF Leipzig-Lockau Germany
22 24/02/44 PPF Rostock, Germany
23 11/03/44 PPF Munster, Germany
24 15/03/44 PPF Brunswick, Germany
25 18/03/44 PPF Landsburg, Germany

According to Capt. Norris Norman,  from his recollections dated December 16, 1987, he talked with both Lt Norman Scott and Lt Strout both individually and privately. Scott asked me if I heard the rumour about him trying to bail out, I replied Yes. He said "It's Just Not True.  I didn't do it."  Strout said " I just can't force myself to do it any more".  Most of the crew did not believe the bail out incident occured and there was not one word over the intercom to indicate anything of this nature.  As far as I know, Gale Cleven is the only one that does.   Scott and Strout were transferred to Bovingdon, to indoctrinate replacement crews.  Scott, Paddy, and Parks are deceased.
(entered mpf 2000)

MEMO 2:

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On 7/10/43 Special Orders #21 (Hdq. 3rd Bomber Division) the following crew was 
transferred from the 100th Bomb. Gp To the 482nd Bomb.Gp for Pathfinder training. Crew departed Thorpe Abbotts on 10/10/43 for Alconbury to join the 482 Bomb Group (Pathfinders)

 1st Lt Kenneth I.Menzie   P 
* 2nd Lt Kenneth O. Blair CP
   2nd Lt Vanden J.Willey NAV
* Capt Norris G. Norman  BOM 
  Sgt Jerry (nmi)Korman ( from Lt Amiero Crew)
* T/Sgt James E.Parks  TTE
* Sgt Blazier Paddy  TG
* Sgt Lewis D.Miller  BTG
  Sgt Gordon D.Griffith
* Sgt Britton I.Smith  WG

Crew Photo Capt. Menzie Crew at Alconbury with 482nd BG
Standing L-R 1st Lt Kenneth O. Blair-CP, Capt Kenneth Menzie-P , Capt Norris G. Norman-BOM  
 Kneeling L-R Sgt Jerry Korman-ROG, ?, Britton I. Smith-WG, ?, ?, ?,  

Photo courtesy of Lewis D. Miller

812th Bomb Squadron, 482nd Bomb Group (P) at Alconbury. Photo courtesy of Lewis D. Miller.  

 

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