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LT  Vanden J. WILLEY

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV
SERIAL #: STATUS: XFR
MACR:

Comments1: 7 OCT 43 XFR TO 482ND BOMB GROUP (PATHFINDERS)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

Note on Menzie: was with 350th at the time of transfer
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 (on Aug 17, 1943, copilot on Capt. Norman Scott Crew, manned gun in the nose)
* 2nd Lt Kenneth O. Blair  CP
   2nd Lt Vanden J.Willey NAV
* Capt Norris G.Norman  BOM 
  Sgt Jerry (nmi)Korman ROG
* T/Sgt James E.Parks  TTE
* Sgt Blazier Paddy       TG
* Sgt Lewis D.Miller      BTG
  Sgt Gordon D.Griffith  WG
* 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 CPT with the Pathfinders.  Scott and Strout were transferred to Bovingdon, to indoctrinate replacement crews.

 
Subject: Vanden J. Willey 
Date: 10/4/2009 12:48:31 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time 
From: lesajrvanden@bellsouth.net 

My father, Vanden J. Willey, passed away in 1983.  He was a Navigator on the "Phartzac" # 42-30358.  He was transfered from the 100th Bomb Group, 350th Bomb Squadron to the 482nd Pathfinders on 7/10/43.  I think he was in the 812th Bomb Squadron there

MEMO 2:

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ID: 5536