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LT  James R. RASMUSSEN

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV

Lt James R. Rasmussen, Nav on Lt Wilkes Crew.  Photo provided by daughter Marsha Rasmussen Johnson

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG; 100TH LAST MISSION

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT ROBERT W.WILKES          P CPT 20 APR 45    ORANIENBURG
2ND LT GEORGE W. BAUGHER     CP CPT 20 APR 45    ORANIENBURG
2ND LT JAMES R. RASMUSSEN   NAV CPT 20 APR 45   ORANIENBURG
    CPL RAYMOND HYVONEN     TOG CPT 20 APR 45    ORANIENBURG
    CPL ROY J. DUTHU               ROG CPT 20 APR 45   ORANIENBURG
    CPL ANDREW J. CLINE           TTE CPT 20 APR 45   ORANIENBURG
    CPL JAMES R. CASHEN           BTG CPT 20 APR 45   ORANIENBURG
    CPL BERNARD M. ADAMS         WG CPT 20 APR 45   ORANIENBURG
    CPL PLEASANT H. AULDS         TG CPT 20 APR 45   ORANIENBURG

Crew, as above, joined the 100th on 03 Dec 1944, assigned to the 349th Squadron and finished 20 Apr 1945.   On their first mission (05 Jan 1945) to Frankfurt, they ran out of gas and landed at a fighter base at Etain, where they spent six days.  Finished with 33 misisons.

XR-R  "44-8514" LASSIE COME HOME"

list of missions provided by Jim Cashen:

1. 05/01/45 Frankfurt
2. 13/01/45 Mainz
3. 14/01/45 Derben
4. 17/01/45 Hamburg
5. 28/01/45 Duisburg
6. 03/02/45 BERLIN
7. 09/02/45 Bohlen
8. 14/02/45 Chemnitz
9. 19/02/45 Osnabruck
10. 20/02/45 Nurnburg
11. 21/02/45 Nurnburg
12. 23/02/45 Treuchtlingen
13. 24/02/45 Bremen
14. 25/02/45 Munich
15. 04/03/45 Baumanheim
16. 18/03/45 Berlin
17. 19/03/45 Lutzkendorf
18. 21/03/45 Ruhland
19. 23/03/45 Unna
20. 24/03/45 Ziegenhain
21. 31/03/45 Zeita
22. 03/04/45 Kiel
23. 04/04/45 Kiel
24. 05/04/45 Nurnburg
25. 06/04/45 Leipzig
26. 07/04/45 Buchen
27. 08/04/45 Eger
28. 10/04/45 Burg-bei
29. 15/04/45 Royan
30. 16/04/45 Royan
31. 17/04/45 Aussig
32. 18/04/45 Tabor
33. 20/04/45 Oranienburg

MEMO 2:

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PHOTOS:

James Rasmussen at the 2019 reunion, holding a crew photo

 Poobah Palace, the center of activity in the 350th. Kneeling from left: Eldred Stein, James H. Misch, Leo G. Riddiough, Robert W. Wilkes, Standing: James R. Rasmussen, O. K. Broyles, John W. Bockhorst, Eugene "Butch" Rovegno, Irv Kaminsky, George W. "Bill" Baugher, and John H. Stuhr. (100th Photo Archives) 

Lt Robert W. Wilkes Crew

Robert Wilkes, Pleasant Aulds, George Baugher, James Rasmussen, and James Cashen standing on the wing. Ground crew personnel posing in front (photo courtesy of James Rasmussen). 

 

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