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LT  George W. MCLEOD

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: CP/P

 George W. McLeod, P of the Gordon A. Parsons crew after Gordon A. Parsons was grounded for medical reasons. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
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Comments1: TOOK OVER G.A. PARSONS CREW

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Gordon A.Parsons        P  NOC   Severe sinus problem & grounded during tour) 
2nd Lt George W.McLeod  CP   FEH  
2nd Lt Wayne H.Lamb      NAV    FEH 
2nd Lt William A.Cook          BOM    FEH 
Cpl Francis J.Corcoran     ROG    FEH
 S/Sgt Charles E.Bodenheimer   TTE    KIA   28/12/44 KOBLENZ,LUXEMBOURG, LUNEBACH 
   Cpl Owen B.Gaisford     BTG   FEH
   Cpl Jack C.Combs            TG   SWA
   Cpl Elmer L.Erickson       WG   FEH
   Cpl Oliver D.Lee   WG  NOC

349th Sqdn.  Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 5/10/44, Oliver Lee removed from crew when 
reduced from 10 to 9 men.  Phone conversation with Elmer Erickson 9/11/83 informed me that 
Parsons developed severe sinus in latter part of tour and McLeod took over Pilot duties. 
Also,that Combs was wounded in leg.

See.91 of CONTRAILS for Bodenheimer story.  "Attempted to help pilot & co pilot with flak 
suits. On climbing out of the turret he caught glove on switch causing turret to turn. this 
pinned Bododeimer between turret and oxygen bottles crushing him. Attempts to revive him with 
artificial respiration and oxygen were futile. A/C dropped to lower altitude and attempted 
landing at emergency field but field was closed. Bodenheimer dead by then."

Reply from Combs 19/9/90. Says he was not a POW  was wounded on a mission but crew came back to 
base. he was sent back to hospital in USA. Story Of The Century mistakenly lists him as a 
POW...jb


MISSIONS OF GEORGE W. McLEOD  FLOWN AS CO-PILOT PRIOR TO ASSUMING COMMAND 

 10 NOV 44 WIESBADEN  7:30 HRS, 26000 FT
 20 NOV 44 RECALL
 21 NOV 44 OSNABRKUCK 6:35 HRS, -47 DEGREES
 26 NOV 44 HAMM
 29 NOV 44 HAMM
 30 NOV 44 MERSEBURG  8 HRS, 30,000 FT
 02 DEC 44 RECALL (KOBLENZ)
 12 DEC 44 DARMSTADT
 13 DEC 44 RECALL
 24 DEC 44 BIBLIS 7:30HRS, 26,000 FT
 25 DEC 44 KAISERLAUTERN, 6:45 HRS, 24,000 FT
 28 DEC 44 KOBLENZ
 DEC 30 44 KASSEL, 7:30HRS, 25,000 FT

MISSION OF GEORGE W. McLEOD FLOWN AS 1ST PILOT OF THE SAME CREW:

 23 FEB 45 TRENCHTLINGEN
 24 FEB 45 BREMEN, 7 HRS, 25,000 FT
 02 MAR 45 DRESDEN
 03 MAR 45 BRUNSWICK, 7 HRS, 25,000 FT
 09 MAR 45 FRANKFURT, 7 HRS, 24,000 FT
 10 MAR 45 DORTMUND
 18 MAR 45 BERLIN, 7:30HRS, 26,000 FT
 19 MAR 45 FULDA/JENA, 8:15 HRS, 26,000 FT
 21 MAR 45 PLAUEN, 7:30 HRS, 26,000 FT
 23 MAR 45 UNNA, 6:30 HRS, 23,000 FT
 24 MAR 45 STEENWIJK, 5 HRS, 14,000 FT
 24 MAR 45 ZIEGNHAIN (note double mission on 24 Mar 45)
 14 APR 45 ROYAN, 7:30 HRS, 14,000 FT
 15 APR 45 ROYAN, 7:30 HRS, 14,000 FT
 16 APR 45 ROYAN, 7:10 HRS, 12,000 FT
 17 APR 45 AUSSIG, 8:40 HRS, 22,000 FT
 20 APR 45 ORANIENBURG (Last combat mission flown by the 100th in WWII)

FOLLOWING ARE "CHOW HOUND" MISSIONS
 01 MAY 45 AMSTERDAM, 3:03 HRS, 400 FT
 02 MAY 45 ALKMAAR, HOLLAND, 3:45 HRS, 400 FT
 03 MAY 45 AMSTERDAM

MEMO 2:

> From: susan654@gmail.com 
> Subject: Taps for George McLeod
> To: taps@100thbg.com
> Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 11:23 PM
> This is to advise of the passing of
> George W. McLeod, 349th Squadron on Sept. 17, 2016.
> 
> George joined the 100th on5/1/1944 and took over the "E-Z
> Goin" crew of Gordon Parsons when Parsons was medically
> grounded. George, nicknamed "Mac" co-piloted 13 missions and
> piloted 17 missions out of Thorpe Abbott over Germany. 
> He also piloted 3 chow hound missions, which he found
> extremely rewarding.  His was the last crew to leave
> England after the war.
> 
> Please publish his taps in the Splasher Six magazine. Thank
> you,
> Susan McLeod, daughter

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 George W. McLeod, P of the Gordon A. Parsons crew after Gordon A. Parsons was grounded for medical reasons. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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