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Personnel

T/Sgt

Arthur A. COOPER

Army Serial Number: 19061757
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 349th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Top Turret Gunner / Engineer

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: POW
MACR: 03025
CR: 03025
Comments: 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (Landed in Denmark due to FLAK Damage)

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

1ST LT JOHN G. GOSSAGE P POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK) SEE NOTE
2ND LT BERTRAND D. McNEILL CP POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
F/O EDWARD A. WARNER NAV POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
1ST LT HOWARD G. BALL BOM POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
T/SGT MICHAEL G. POLANICK ROG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
T/SGT ARTHUR A. COOPER TTE POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT THOMAS R. WOODERSON BTG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT JAMES W. GREGG RWG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT DONALD B. SACKRIDER LWG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT ARTHUR V.R. CONGROVE TG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)

MACR #3025, Microfiche #1023
A/C #42-38017 "ONE MISSION LULU"
349th Sqdn..
Lt Howard Ball was from the "Original " crew of Donald Oakes and was wounded on 10 Jul 1943 Le Bourget. He had been hospitalized for a considerable peroid.

On 3 Mar 44 this crew was flying in the #2 position of the lead element to the lead squadron. There was a tremendous cloud build up and as the lead element entered the cloud some following ships believed they saw an explosion as if a collision had occured. Later a VHF was heard from Gossage saying he intended to try for Sweden. Acutally, he landed the plane on a Schlewig airfield (Denmark) thinking he was in Sweden. This probably gave the Germans their first intact B-17G which they later operated.

MIke Polanick had gone overseas with the 100th Group ground echelon then volunteered for aerial gunnery; Thomas Wooderson also had been a member of the ground crew when the 100th went overseas.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Berlin
Aircraft:
"One Mission LuLu" (42-38017)
Date:
1944-03-03
Cause:
FLAK

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt GOSSAGE, John G. P POW
LT GRIER, William S. CP KIA
LT MCNEILL, Bertrand D. CP POW
LT NICHOLS, Walter NAV POW
F/O WARNER, Edward A. NAV POW
LT DON, Theodore J. BOM CPT
T/SGT COOPER, Arthur A. TTE POW
T/SGT HUMPHREY, William S. TTE POW
T/SGT GILLEN, Michael W. ROG CPT
S/SGT DECOOMAN, Francis J. BTG KIA
S/SGT WOODERSON, Thomas R. BTG POW
S/SGT GREGG, James W. WG POW
S/Sgt LOVELL, Clyde WG KIA
S/Sgt POLANICK, Michael G. WG POW
S/SGT SACKRIDER, Donald B. WG POW
S/Sgt SCHULTE, Ralph WG KIA
S/SGT ALSHOUSE, Bruce E. TG CPT
S/SGT CONGROVE, Arthur V.R. TG POW