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LT  Merlin N. LARSEN

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

Comments1: BRIGHAM CITY, UT351ST

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT MERLIN N. LARSEN         P  NOC
2ND LT ARTHUR V. WILLIAMS  CP   NOC
2ND LT ARCHIE A. BROCK      NAV  NOC
2ND LT EDMUND C. SETTLE  BOM  NOC
CPL JACK TOROGIAN            ROG  NOC
CPL JOHN P. O'CONNER         TTE  NOC
CPL ALLISON M. BELFOUR      BTG  NOC
CPL ROBERT L. TYER             WG  NOC
CPL TRENT J, PARKER             TG  NOC

350TH SQDN.. JOINED THE 100TH ON 13 FEB 1945

MISSIONS OF LT MERLIN N. LARSEN CREW

#        DATE              TARGET
1.       03/03/1945     BRUNSWICK
2.       04/03/1945     ULM
3.       09/03/1945     FRANKFURT on the MAIN
4.       10/03/1945     DORTMUND
5.       11/03/1945     HAMBURG
6.       14/03/1945     HANOVER
7.       17/03/1945     PLAUEN
8.       22/03/1945     ALHORN near BREMEN
9.       23/03/1945     UNNA
10.     24/03/1945     STEENWIJK, HOLLAND
11.     24/03/1945     ZIEGENHAIN
12.     28/03/1945     HANOVER
13.     31/03/1945     BAD BERKA near FRANKFURT
14.     04/04/1945     KIEL, GER.
15.     05/04/1945     NURNBURG
16.     09/04/1945     MUNICH
17.     10/04/1945     BERG bei MAGDEBURG GER.
18.     11/04/1945     LANDSHUT near MUNICH
19.     14/04/1945     ROYAN near BORDEAUX FRANCE
20.     16/04/1945     ROYAN near BORDEAUX
21.     18/04/1945     STRAUBING near REGENSBURG   


Hello,

I'm reporting the passing of:
Merlin N. Larsen
350th Bomb Squadron, 13th Combat Wing
Death date:  2 April 2008

Family Contact:  John R Larsen (son)
                 john@larsen-family.us

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

The Merlin N. Larsen Crew
with B-17G 46505 LN-V
"Hard Luck"
Standing L to R: Arthur V. Williams, Archie A. Brock, Merlin N. Larsen, Trent J. Parker, Edmund C. Settle,
three unknown ground crew, including Crew Chief Zip Meyers.
Kneeling L to R: Robert L. Tyler, Allison M. Balfour, John P. O'Connor, Jack Torogian

 Merlin N. Larsen Crew. Standing L to R: Waist Gunner Robert L. Tyler, Co-Pilot Arthur V. Williams, Navigator Archie A. Brock, Pilot Merlin N. Larsen, Tail Gunner Trent J. Parker, Bombardier Edmund C. Settle, and three men of the ground crew, including Crew Chief Zip Meyers. Kneeling L to R: Ball Turret Gunner Allison M. Balfour, Top Turret Engineer John P. O'Connor, and Radio Operator Gunner Jack Torogian. Larsen Crew Information 

 Stationery page from the collection of Merlin N. Larsen. 

 Poignant Mission Log Introduction by John P. O'Connor. 

 Page one of the mission list of the Merlin N. Larsen crew. 

 Page two of the mission list of the Merlin N. Larsen crew. 

 Mission 01, March 3, 1945 BRUNSWICK

 Mission 02, March 4, 1945 ULM 

 Mission 03, March 9, 1945. FRANKFURT on the MAIN 

 Mission 04, March 10, 1944. DORTMUND

 Mission 05, March 11, 1945, HAMBURG

 Newspaper write-up of Mission 05. 

 Mission 06, March 14, 1945 HANOVER

 Newspaper write-up of Mission 06. 

 Mission 07, March 17, 1945, PLAUEN and newspaper clipping. 

 Mission 08, March 22, 1945. ALHORN

 Newspaper headline for Mission 08. 

 Newspaper write-up of Mission 08. 

 Mission 09, March 23, 1945. UNNA

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 09 

 Mission 10, March 24, 1945. STEENWIJK

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 10. 

 Mission 11, March 24, 1945. ZIEGENHAIN, AIRFIELD

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 11. 

 Mission 12, March 28, 1945. HANOVER

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 12. 

 Mission 13, March 31, 1945. BAD BERKA

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 13. 

 Mission 14, April 4, 1945. KIEL

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 14. 

 Mission 15, April 5, 1945. NURNBURG

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 15. 

 Mission 16, April 9, 1945. MUNICH

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 16. MUNICH

 Mission 17, April 10, 1945. BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF

 Newspaper photo for Mission 17. The aircraft is from the 91st Bomb Group. 

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 17. 

 Mission 18, April 11, 1945. LANDSHUT

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 18. LANDSHUT 

 Mission 19, April 14, 1945, ROYAN and newspaper write-up. 

 Mission 20, April 16, 1945. ROYAN 

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 20. Note the momentous headline! 

 Mission 21, April 18, 1945. STRAUBING

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 21. STRAUBING

 Mission totals for Merlin Larsen crew. Merlin N. Larsen crew information. 

 Map of Thorpe Abbotts from the Merlin N. Larsen collection. 

 

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