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T/SGT  Neil J. NORFOLK

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: SUPERIOR, WI

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1st Lt George S.Fowler          P    FEH 
2nd Lt Harry F.McKnight        CP   FEH 
1st Lt Billy M.Bittle,Jr.          NAV   FEH 
F/0 Arnold L.Wimer             BOM  FEH
Cpl James M.McCullough      TTE  FEH  sn#35625702
Cpl Reuben W.Erickson        ROG  FEH  sn#37563316
Cpl Robert J.Kennedy           BTG  FEH
Cpl Neil J.Norfolk                 WG   FEH
Cpl John G.Marlowe              TG  FEH 

350th Sqdn.  Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 24/12/44.
T/Sgt James M. McCullough flew with both the 350th and 349th Squadrons.

MISSION AND SCRUB  LOG  OF LT BILLY M. BITTLE

 MISSIONS
 DATE       TARGET      COMMENTS BY LT BITTLE
 10 JAN 45 COLOGNE   "VISUAL; SHOT TO HELL"
 14 JAN 45 DERBEN      "VISUAL; UNDERGROUND OIL STORAGE"
 20 JAN 45 HEIBRON, MY (S.T.)  "PFF"
 28 JAN 45 DUISBURG, BRIDGE  "VISUAL; SMALL DAMAGE OUT OXYGEN LINES"
 03 FEB 45 BERLIN, CITY   "VISUAL: SMALL FLAK DAMAGE" 
 06 FEB 45 CHEMNITZ, MY   "PFF"
 14 FEB 45 CHEMNITZ, MY   "PFF"
 20 FEB 45 NURNBURG, MY  "PFF"
 21 FEB 45 NURNBURG, MY  "PFF"
 22 FEB 45 HOFINGEN, R.R.    "VISUAL; LAST RESORT TARGET"
 03 MAR 45 BRUNSWICK, MY  "VISUAL"
 04 MAR 45 ULM. MY            "PFF; LAST RESORT TARGET"
 17 MAR 45 PLAUEN, TOWN  "PFF; LAST RESORT TARGET"
 19 MAR 45 JENA, OPTICAL COMPANY "PFF; LAST RESORT TARGET"
 21 MAR 45 PLAUEN, FORGE PLANT "VISUAL; SECONDARY TARGET"
 22 MAR 45 ALHORN, AF (JETS)     "VISUAL"
 23 MAR 45 UNNA/ MARBURG, RAIL "VISUAL"
 03 APR 45 KIEL, SUB PENS  "PFF"
 10 APR 45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF "VISUAL; JET AIRFIELD"
 11 APR 45 LANDSHUT, ORD DEPOT        "VISUAL"
 14 APR 45 ROYAN, GUN INSTALLATIONS "VISUAL"
 15 APR 45 ROYAN, GUN INSTALLATIONS "VISUAL; USED INCENDIARY BOMBS" 
 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG, MY                "VISUAL"
 01 MAY 45 HAGUE, FOOD DROPS  "DROPPED AT 400 FEET"
 02 MAY 45   AMSTERDAM FOOD DROP
 03 MAY 45   ALKMAAR FOOD DROP

HORSHING POW MISSION EITHER MAY 15 or 19, 1945 

   SCRUBS, ABORTS , RECALLS & FOOD DROPS
 DATE        INTENTED TARGET     COMMENTS BY LT BILLY BITTLE
 09 JAN 45 COLONGNE  
 15 JAN 45 KEMPTEN  "ME-109 PARTS DEPOT"
 16 JAN 45 LEIPZIG OR BERLIN "JET AIRCRAFT FACTORIES"
 21 JAN 45 HEDENBUDBURG "TROOP CONCENTRATIONS"
 02 FEB 45 BERLIN  "COMMUNICATION, STREETS AND ROADS"
 05 FEB 45 MUNICH  "RAILROAD TERMINAL"
 08 FEB 45 LUTZKENDORF "SYNTHETIC OIL REFINERY"
 10 FEB 45 MISBURG  "SYNTHETIC OIL"
 11 FEB 45 HANNOVER, MY 
 13 FEB 45 MISBURG  "SYNTHETIC OIL"
 16 MAR 45  RUHLAND  "OIL PLANT" 
 12 APR 45 NEUBURG, MY
 21 APR 45 MUNICH  "AIRFIELD"
 23 APR 45 BUCHEN  "MARSHALLING YARDS"

 ABORTS
 23 JAN 45 MANNHEIM, BRIDGES "WEATHER ABORT"

 RECALLS
 31 JAN 45 BREMEN  "SYNTHETIC OIL PLANT"

 FOOD DROPS
 25 APR 45 AMSTERDAM  "DROPED FOOD SUPPLIES"
 28 APR 45  AMSTERDAM  "DROPPED FOOD SUPPIES"
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Missions of T/Sgt James McCullough (mpf) along with comments:
1. 07/01/45 Cologne
2. 14/01/45 Derben
After the second mission with this crew, 1st Lt. Fowler was grounded and replaced by Lt Charles "Hong Kong" Wilson
3. 20/01/45 Heibron
4. 28/01/45 Duisberg
5. 03/02/45 BERLIN- A Toughie-over 9 hours in the air, no flak till target then all hell broke loose-plane on our left had its left wing blown off--Lost Rosie and Marty-blew hell out of the center of Berlin. Lots of holes in ship-plenty lucky.
6.   06/02/45 Chemnitz
7.   14/02/45 Chemnitz
8.   20/02/45 Nurnburg
9.   21/02/45 Nurnburg
10. 22/02/45 Donaueschingen
11. 24/02/45 Bremen
12. 26/02/45 BERLIN
13. 03/03/45 Brunswick
14. 04/03/45 Ulm
15. 17/03/45 Plauen
16. 19/03/45 Jena
17. 21/03/45 Plauen-Hit Dead Center-not much flak-fighters hit us twice-ME262's-came to damn close-15 ft over the ship-got our two wingmen-we didn't get them-damnit-rough mission.
T/Sgt James McCullough is transferred to 349th Sqdrn Crew of 2nd Lt  Joe King.
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Missions of T/Sgt Reuben "Eric" Erickson (mpf 2002)

1.   07/01/45 Cologne
2.   14/01/45 Derben
After the second mission with this crew, 1st Lt. Fowler was grounded and replaced by Lt Charles "Hong Kong" Wilson
3.   17/01/45   Hamburg
4.   20/01/45 Heibron
5.   28/01/45 Duisberg
6.   03/02/45 BERLIN
7.   06/02/45 Chemnitz
8.   09/02/45  Weimar
9.   14/02/45 Chemnitz
10. 20/02/45 Nurnburg
11. 21/02/45 Nurnburg
12. 22/02/45 Donaueschingen
13. 24/02/45 Bremen
14. 03/03/45 Brunswick
15. 04/03/45 Ulm
16. 09/03/45 Frankfurt
17. 17/03/45 Plauen
18. 19/03/45 Jena
19. 21/03/45 Plauen
T/Sgt James McCullough is transferred to 349th Sqdrn Crew of 2nd Lt  Joe King.  
20. 22/03/45 ALHORN, AF (JETS)
21  23/03/45 UNNA/ DORTMUND
22. 30/03/45 HAMBURG 
23. 03/04/45 KIEL, SUB PENS  "PFF"
24. 10/04/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG,   JET AIRFIELD"
25. 11/04/45 LANDSHUT
Lt Charles Wilson leaves crew at this point and is replaced by Lt Clipperton for final Missions, Chowhounds, and POW flights
26. 14/04/45 ROYAN  
27. 15/04/45 ROYAN (USED INCENDIARY BOMBS")
28. 20/04/45 ORANIENBURG, MY

CHOWHOUND MISSIONS
   01 MAY 45 HAGUE, FOOD DROPS  "DROPPED AT 400 FEET"
   02 MAY 45 AMSTERDAM
   03 MAY 45 ALKMAAR

NOTES FROM "RICK" ERICKSON:
Original Crew Pilot Lt Fowler was removed from flying Status (RFS) after second misson and was replaced by "Hong Kong Wilson".  Flew with Him through 19 missions (Plauen 21/3/45).  Flew balance of my tour with Lt Clipperton and one or two others.  

First Mission: Cologne
The Group ahead of us was off course, 30 min on bomb run, straight & level. Nose shot out, my radio receiver was shreaded. First mission, we didn't know any better.  Plane was salvaged.  Most missions were 8 hrs or more.

Mission #7 Chemnitz
Bomb didn't release. Stood on catwalk in bomb-bay.  Held flight engineer harness as he leaned out to release the shackle.  Cold and exciting.
Saw Red Flak, long mission. 

Mission#27 Royan
New type incendiary. Jellied gasoline in fiber type gastanks.  Tanks leaked, heavy fumes in radio room. After landing was informed it was "experimental"-NOW THEY TELL US!

Six Crew members remained in touch-crew reunions through the years, Good friends-Good Times…..rick erickson 2002

MEMO 2:

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PHOTOS:

 George S. Fowler's 350th Crew: Standing from left: Harry F. McKnight - CP, Billy M. Bittle, Jr. - NAV, Arnold L. Wimer - BOM and George S. Fowler - Pilot: Kneeling from left: Reuben W. Erickson - ROG, Neil J. Norfolk - WG, Robert J. Kennedy - BTG, James M. McCullough - TTE and kneeling in front John G. Marlowe - TG. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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