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S/SGT  William AKE

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 25 AUG 44 POLITZ

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT HARVEY J. ROWLAND         P  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ        SN:O-753249
2ND LT ROBERT M. HESS              CP  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ        SN:O-761814
2ND LT ALAN B. GOLDBERG        NAV  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ        SN:O-710257
2ND LT EDWARD T. KEARNEY    BOM  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ         SN:O-759941                                                                                           TAPS: 29 OCT 1990
SGT JOHN F. BRODY                 TTE  NOC                                 SN:37340563 (Flies 6 Missions with Crew and is replaced by Sgt Parsons)
T/SGT DANIEL J. O'CONNELL     ROG  NOC                                 SN:32804242  (Flies 26 Missions with Crew)                                                  TAPS: 31 DEC 1984
SGT GARNET W. PARSONS        BTG  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ          SN:37500523  (flew 8 missions as BTG then replaced Sgt Brody as TTE for remainder of tour) 
SGT JOSEPH R. LEONE              RWG  NOC                                SN:32865123  (flew only one mission with this Crew)                                     TAPS: 14 JAN 1976 
SGT ORVILLE A. MARKS             LWG  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ         SN:32832797  (took over RWG on on 6/7/44)  
SGT THOMAS R. PUCKETT          TG  CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ          SN:39559282

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 30 MAY 1944. 
According to Lt Rowlands questionaire 10/3/00, S/Sgt William Ake was not on crew but he is listed in opps as flying with this crew on many missions.(mpf) 
S/SGT WILLIAM AKE  WG  CPT 25 AUG 44 PILOTZ      (started as WG on 6/7/1944-6/21/44 and ended tour as BTG.)
SGT J.HALL-LWG on crew from  6/22-7-24. 1944 when crew was reduced to 9 men)


"Lt Rowland enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and was sent to Wheeler Field, Hawaii.  While waiting to get into aviation mechanics school, Pearl Harbor happened.  I happened to be about two hundred yards from where the first bomb was dropped.  After Dec 7, 1941, I applied and was accepted for Aviation Cadet Program.  In October 1942, I was returned to the States to begin schooling at Santa Ana, California.  Schooling continued at Ft Stockton, TX-Pecos, TX & Marfa TX where I received my wings on commission as a Second LT on August 31, 1943.  Then was sent to Hobbs New Mexico to Start training as first pilot in B-17.  Was sent to Salt Lake City Utah after completion of school to pick up my crew and head to Alexandria, Louisiana for more training.  In April of 1944, we picked up our B-17G at Kearney Nebraska and flew to England" (Harvey Rowland 10/3/00 by mpf)


LIST OF MISSIONS FOR FIRST LT HARVEY J. ROWLAND (mpf 10/3/00)

1. 6/06/44  D-Day-French Coast
2. 7/06/44  Nantes
3. 8/06/44  Tours
4. 11/6/44  Berck sur Mur
5. 18/6/44  Ostermoor
6. 20/6/44  Fallersleben
7. 21/6/44  BERLIN 
8. 22/6/44  Paris
9. 29/6/44  Bohlen
10. 7/07/44  Bohlen
11. 8/07/44  Clamecy
12. 11/7/44  Munich
13. 12/7/44  Munich
14. 13/7/44  Munich
15. 14/7/44  Marquies Supply Drop
16. 17/7/44  Pas De Calai V-1 Rocket sites (No Ball)
17. 18/7/44  Kiel
18. 19/7/44  Schweinfurt
19. 20/7/44  Merseburg
20. 24/7/44  St Lo
21. 25/7/44  St Lo
22. 28/7/44  Merseburg
23. 29/7/44  Merseburg
24. 2/08/44  La Fere
25. 3/08/44  Troyes
26. 4/08/44  Hamburg
27. 5/08/44  Magdeburg
28. 6/08/44  BERLIN
29. 24/8/44  Ruhland
30. 25/8/44  Politz
31. 26/8/44  Brest
32. 30/8/44  Bremen
33. 3/09/44  Brest
34. 5/09/44  Stuttgart
35. 8/09/44  Mainz

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Missions of Sgt Brody with Lt Rowland Crew

DATE:        LAST_NAME:  FIRST_NAME: RANK: POSITION:         TARGET:               CREW_NBR: MISSION_NBR:         PLANE_NBR:
6/6/1944           BRODY         J.F.         SGT         TTE         FALAISE/OUISTREHAM          80         -132                     37517
6/7/1944           BRODY         J.F.         SGT         TTE         NANTES (BRIDGES)              80         -135                     97065
6/8/1944           BRODY         J.F.         SGT         TTE        TOURS (BRIDGES)                 80         -136                     37517
6/11/1944         BRODY         J.F.         SGT         TTE         BERCK sur MER (S.DEF)          80         -137                    32090
6/15/1944         BRODY         J.F.         SGT         TTE         MITBURG & WILSTER             80         -140                    32090
6/18/1944         BRODY         J.F.         SGT         TTE         BRUNSBUTTELKOOG              80         -141                    32090
6/20/1944         BRODY         J.F.         SGT         TTE         FALLERSLEBEN                      80         -143                    32090

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missions of Sgt Ake with Lt Rowland Crew:

DATE:     LAST_NAME: FIRST_NAME: RANK:    POSITION:         TARGET:                  CREW_NBR: MISSION#: PLANE_NBR:
6/7/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         LWG         NANTES (BRIDGES)               80         -135         97065
6/8/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         LWG         TOURS (BRIDGES)                 80         -136         37517
6/11/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         LWG         BERCK sur MER (S.DEF)          80         -137         32090
6/15/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         LWG         MITBURG & WILSTER             80         -140         32090
6/18/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         LWG         BRUNSBUTTELKOOG              80         -141         32090
6/20/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         LWG         FALLERSLEBEN                      80         -143         3209
6/21/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         LWG         BASDORF                             80         -144         3209
6/22/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)            80         -146         3209
6/29/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         BOHLEN (OIL REF)                 80         150         6087
7/7/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         BOHLEN/MERSEBURG             80         155         6087
7/8/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         CLAMECY-JOLGYN                 80         156         6087
7/11/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)       80         157         32090
7/12/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         MUNICH (IND. AREA)              80         158         102649
7/13/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         MUNICH (JET ENGINES)          80         159         32090
7/14/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         SOUTH OF FRANCE                80         160         37808
7/17/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY   80         161         32090
7/17/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY   80         161         31895
7/18/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT         80         162         32090
7/19/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         SCHWEINFURT & DUREN        80         163         32090
7/20/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         MERSEBURG                         80         164         32090
7/24/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         ST LO (GND SUPPORT)         80         166         102649
7/25/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         ST LO (GND SUPPORT)         80         167         102649
7/28/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         MERSEBURG                         80         168         102649
7/29/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         MERSEBURG                         80         169         102649
8/2/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         TERGNIER/LaFERE                80         171         102649
8/3/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         TROYES (RAIL YARD)           80         172         102649
8/4/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         HAMBURG (OIL)                   80         173         102649
8/5/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         MAGDEBURG                        80         174         6087
8/6/1944           AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         BERLIN                                80         175         102649
8/24/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         RUHLAND (OIL)                    80         183         102649
8/25/1944         AKE         W.         S/SGT         BTG         POLITZ (OIL)                       80         184         102649

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Missions of Sgt J. Hall as fill in LWG on Lt Rowland Crew

DATE:     LAST_NAME  FIRST_NAME: RANK: POSITION:     TARGET:                        CREW_NBR:  MISSION_NBR:   PLANE_NBR:
6/22/1944         HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         PARIS (RIVER DOCKS)              80         146                    3209
6/29/1944         HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         BOHLEN (OIL REF)                   80         150                    6087
7/7/1944           HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         BOHLEN/MERSEBURG               80         155                    6087
7/8/1944           HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         CLAMECY-JOLGYN                   80         156                    6087
7/18/1944         HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT           80         162                   32090
7/19/1944         HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         SCHWEINFURT & DUREN          80         163                   32090
7/20/1944         HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         MERSEBURG                           80         164                   32090
7/24/1944         HALL         J.         SGT         LWG         ST LO (GND SUPPORT)            80         166                 102649

MEMO 2:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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