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S/SGT  Jimison T. PYLES

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TTE

S/Sgt Pyles was TTE on original crew of Lt Alf and then became TTE on Lt Reilly crew. Photo courtesy of Bill Wilson 

SERIAL #: STATUS: NOC
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Comments1: AIRMAN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW


2nd Lt Herbert A.Alf                  P   POW          28/4/44 SOTTEVAST          (With Crew ofW.G.Lakin) see Lakin Crew below
1st Lt Kenneth L.Rasmussen     CP   RFS            Medical Reasons (see gordon letter below)
2nd Lt Raymond B.Phaneuf    NAV   NOC
2nd Lt Albert A.Marchiondo     BOM    INTERNEE   20/2/44 POSEN & SETTIN    (With crew of A.J.Harrls)
   Sgt Jimison T.Pyles           TTE   NOC
   Sgt Carmine V.Roberto      ROG    KIA            29/7/44 MERSEBURG            (With crew of W.T.Fitzroy)
   Sgt Francis J.Flemm, Jr       BTG   NOC
   Sgt Jerome H.Gordon       WG   RFS            Medical reasons 
   Sgt Herschel P.Lowe        WG  CPT             17/7/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY (With crew of D.C.Rice)
   Sgt Joseph C.Krusienskl        TG  KIA             6/3/44    BERLIN (With crew of D.Radtke)

418th Sqdn. Crew,as above, joined the 100th Group on 1/12/43

It would appear that this crew was "broken up" soon after it came to the 100th.  Lt Alf became the CP on Capt David Miner Crew. 
S/SGT CARMINE ROBERTO REPLACED ED WALKER ON LT JOHN GIBBONS CREW AND WAS KIA WITH THE W.T. FITZROY CREW 
ON 29 JUL 44.   

Letter from Gordon 26/1/91 says Rasmussen .RFS soon after arrival in Eng. 
Because of ulcers & returned to ZI. Crew then broken up and members flew 
as replacements with other crews. Gordon flew 5 missions in three months 
then was grounded because of (anoxia?) despite his official protest.

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FLEW MISSIONS WITH Lt Tom Reilly in Reilly's Racehorse

This ID is for the first picture, the one with thirteen people, and was the 25th mission for most of the crew, the Brunswick mission on 29 February, 1944.  That is why there were so many people in the picture, and why there were so many smiles - 
First row, L to R:  G. Kinsella; T. Reilly; Squadron CO Col. Ev. Blakely; C.V. Martin; E. Higham, and; Earl Richardson.  
Back row, L to R:  C. Lottes; W. Ickes; W. Wilson; M. Rubinfeld; J.T.Pyles (replacement for original TG  E.Good); T. Gribble; and the crew chief, Wally Jack.
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MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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PHOTOS:

(Back Row) 2ND LT HERBERT A. ALF,  1ST LT KENNETH L. RASMUSSEN,  2ND LT ALBERT A. MARCHIONDO,  2ND LT RAYMOND B. PHANEUF
(Front Row) SGT JOSEPH C. KRUSIENSKI,  SGT JIMISON T. PYLES, SGT JEROME H. GORDON, SGT CARMINE V. ROBERTO, SGT FRANCIS J. FLEMM, JR, SGT HERSCHEL P. LOWE

Thomas J. Reilly crew after the 25th mission for most of the crew to Brunswick on 29 Feburary 1944. Kneeling from left to right; George E. Kinsella, Thomas J. Reilly - squadron commander, Everett Blakely ( Sqdn CO) Curtis V. Martin, Edward J. Higham and Earl Richardson 

Standing; Charles H. Lottes, William H. Ickes, William R. Wilson, M. Rubinfeld, J. T. Pyles (replacement for original E. Good), Thomas L. Gribble and the crew chief, Wally Jack. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Dwight Patrick (son of Tommy Gribble) Identification courtesy of William R. Wilson, Jr. (son of W. R. Wilson)  


 

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ID: 4249