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LT  Arthur T. BLACHLY

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV

Arthur Blachly, Navigator
Photo courtesy of Chuck Emanuele

SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: PORTLAND, OR

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Charles R.Sanford         P     FEH  CREW FLYING AT END OF HOSTILITIES
2nd Lt Robert E.Morehead     CP    FEH
2nd Lt Arthur T.Blachly     NAV    FEH
2nd Lt Dale F.Watterson   BOM    KIA 31 MAR 45  ZIETZ  (WITH THE  A.G. LARSON CREW)
T/Sgt Herman G.Larson     TTE    FEH TAPS: 9 JAN 1956
Cpl Santo Emmanuele       ROG    FEH
S/Sgt  Louis A.Lehrmann,Jr.  BTG   KIA  7 APR 45 BUCHEN (With W.S.Howard crew)
S/Sgt.James D.Barger            WG    FEH  SN# 33920989
   Cpl William F.McWey           TG     FEH 

349th Sqdn. Crew,as above,jolned the 100th Group on 24/12/44.
S/Sgt. Barger flew 23 missions,  Lt Watterson and S/Sgt Lehrmann were KIA as replacements on other crews. 

Mission Log and Notes of S/Sgt James Barger

1.    28 JAN 45     DUISBURG, GER.
2.    29 JAN 45     KASSEL, GER.
     1-2  FEB 45     PASS TO LONDON
3.     3  FEB 45     BERLIN (MAJ. ROSENTHAL SHOT DOWN)
        4  FEB 45     PRACTICE MISSION-ENGINE TROUBLE
        5  FEB 45     MUNICH (MISSION SCRUBBED)
        8  FEB 45     MISSION SCRUBBED
4.     9  FEB 45     WEIMAR, GER.
       10 FEB 45     HANOVER (MISSION SCRUBBED)
       11 FEB 45     HANOVER (MISSION SCRUBBED)
       12 FEB 45     MISSION SCRUBBED
       13 FEB 45     MISSION SCRUBBED
5.     14 FEB 45     CHEMNITZ, GER.
6.     15 FEB 45     COTTBUS,  GER. 
   16-18 FEB 45     PASS, STAYED AT BASE
       19 FEB 45     OSNABRUCK, GER.  (CREW FLEW MISSION, SGT BARGER GROUNDED FOR SOAR THROAT)
7.    20 FEB 45     NURNBURG, GER.
8.    21 FEB 45     NURNBURG, GER.
9.    23 FEB 45     TREUCHTLINGEN, GER.
       24 FEB 45     BREMEN (PLANE TROUBLE)
10.  25 FEB 45     MUNICH, GER.
       26 FEB 45    GUN CAMERA MISSION OVER ENGLAND
       27 FEB 45    TWO PRACTICE MISSIONS OVER ENGLAND
       28 FEB 45    WENT TO NORWICH
        1 MAR 45    RECEIVED AIR MEDAL
     2-4 MAR 45    PASS TO LONDON
        5 MAR 45    PRACTICE MISSION OVER ENGLAND
        6 MAR 45    PRACTICE MISSION OVER ENGLAND
        7 MAR 45    GUNNERY TRAINING
11.   8 MAR 45    LANGENDREER, GER. 
12.   9 MAR 45    FRANKFORT, GER
13. 10 MAR 45    DORTMUND, GER.
14. 12 MAR 45    SWINEMUNDE, GER. 
      13 MAR 45    SANFORD GROUNDED (SINUS)
 14-16 MAR 45    SCHOOL
 17-19 MAR 45    PASS TO ROCHESTER
15. 21 MAR 45    PLAUEN, GER. (HIT BY JET FIGHTERS)
16. 23 MAR 45    MARBURG, GER.          (PILOT WAS CAPT. NAAR)
17. 24 MAR 45    STEENWIJK, HOLLAND (PILOT WAS CAPT. NAAR
18. 28 MAR 45    HANOVER, GER,          (PILOT WAS CAPT NAAR)
     30 MAR 45    MADE S/SGT.
     31 MAR-APRIL 2, 45 PASS TO ROCHESTER
    3-6 APR 45     SCHOOL AND LECTURES
       7 APR 45     LONIE L. SHOT DOWN NEAR HAMBURG
  8-10 APR 45     PASS TO LONDON
     12 APR 45    NEUBURG (SCRUBBED)
     13 APR 45    SCHEDULED FOR PRACTICE MISSION OVER ENGLAND,ENGINE TROUBLE.
19. 14 APR 45    ROYAN POINT de GRAVE, FRANCE
20. 15 APR 45    ROYAN, POINT de GRAVE FRANCE
21  16 APR 45    ROYAN, POINT de GRAVE, FRANCE 
22  17 APR 45    AUSSIG, CZECH
      19 APR 45   FLEXIBLE GUNNERY TRAINING SCHOOL
23.  20 APR 45  ORANIENBURG (BERLIN), GER.

CHOWHOUND:  
        1 MAY 45 FOOD MISSION TO HOLLAND


# 274  LANGENDREER        8 MARCH,1945   SANFORD    532   G   15,  B-SQDN    HIGH   FLGT.   44-8532   XR-G  "KLEEN SWEEP"
                                                              HARDSTAND  #  15 
# 275   FRANKFURT         9 MARCH,1945    SANFORD     608    A     19,   A-SQDN,   HIGH  FLGT.    44-6608    XR-A    HARDSTAND #  19  …..  
# 276   DORTMUND        10 MARCH,1945    SANFORD    841   H    16,   C-SQDN, LEAD FLGT.   44-6841  - H -  
# 278   SWINEMUNDE    12  MARCH,1945    SANFORD    532    G    15,  B-SQDN,   LOW   FLGT.    44-8532   XR-G   "KLEEN SWEEP"   
                                   13 MARCH, 1945  LT. SANFORD  GROUNDED

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

 Part of the William E. Woods crew; William E. "Bill" Woods, John Watne and Arthur Blachly Detailed Information Photo courtesy of William E. Woods 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

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