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Personnel

S/Sgt

Russell L. ABEL

Army Serial Number: 33339814
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 418th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Ball Turret Gunner

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: NOC
Comments: 24 MAY 44 BERLIN (CREW 66 PL 32018)

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

2ND LT THOMAS F. GOUPILL, JR. P KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT TENVIL H. JACKSON CP KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT GUS J. MINK NAV KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT RALPH BARKER, JR. BOM KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT CHARLES R. GALLAGHER TTE KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT ROBERT E. RAMSAY ROG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
SGT RUSSELL L. ABEL BTG NOC (Went into Spare Gunner Pool after Crew was lost)
SGT EDWARD R. CSECH WG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
SGT JAMES G. McLAMB WG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
SGT FRED THOMPSON TG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER

A/C #42-31071
MACR #1705, Microfiche #564

418th Sqdn. Crew, as above, joined 100th on 28 Nov 1943

on 22 Dec 43 Sgt. George J. Brassell, from the crew of R.B.Atchison, was flying in place of Russel Abel and was KIA. Brassell is buried at Cambridge (Plot F, Row 3, Grave 108)

All other crew members are memorialized on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge.

This crew took off as a spare and it is not known with which Group they flew, nor are any of the circumstances leading to it's loss known. Since Sgt Brassell's remains were recovered and buried at Cambridge, it could be assumed this A/C was lost in the Channel or North Sea.. Jb

Russel L. Abel went into Spare gunners pool and became a TOG flying on following missions

DATE: LAST_NAME: FIRST_NAME: RANK: POSITION: TARGET: CREW_NBR: MISSION_NBR: PLANE_NBR: PILOT
5/24/1944 ABEL R.L. S/SGT TOG BERLIN 66 121 32018 LT SCHOMP
5/31/1944 ABEL R.L. S/SGT TOG OSNABRUCK 66 127 102598 LT SCHOMP
6/2/1944 ABEL R.L. S/SGT TOG BOULOGNE 66 128 102598 LT SCHOMP
6/5/1944 ABEL R.L. S/SGT TOG BOULOGNE(CHG) 64 131 102598 CAPT. RANSOM
7/7/1944 ABEL R.L. S/SGT ROG BOHLEN/MERSEBURG 59 155 107007 LT WOLDT
7/8/1944 ABEL R.L. S/SGT ROG CLAMECY-JOLGYN 59 156 107007 LT WOLDT
7/11/1944 ABEL R.L. S/SGT TOG MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 59 157 97128 LT WOLDT


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CREW

2ND LT ROBERT J. SCHOMP P POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
2ND LT HENRY C. PREHER CP POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
2ND LT ROBERT W. CULWELL NAV POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
F/O GEORGE F. CLASSE BOM NOC
S/SGT RUSSELL L. ABEL TOG ON THE 24 MAY 44 BERLIN MISSION (from the original Lt Goupill Crew)
S/SGT JOHN P. HUNTER ROG POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL) (WIA)
S/SGT EDMUND J. RADKE TTE POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
SGT JOSEPH ROSOLINO BTG POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
SGT ELMER F. FLOOD WG POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)
SGT WAYNE R. HOGAN WG NOC
SGT ARTHUR J. MALANEY TG POW 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (OIL)

351st Sqdn.. Crew, as above, joined the 100th on 12 Apr 1944.

CREW

2ND LT CARROLL W. WOLDT P CPT 11 JUL 44 MUINICH (AERO ENGINES) sn: 0-691553
2ND LT KENNETH H. KNOWLTON CP CPT 02 OCT 44 KASSEL, (AERO ENGINES) sn: 0-815924
2ND LT JOHN R. TOWNSEND NAV CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNOY (NOBALL) sn: 0-704100
2ND LT RAYMOND E. ROSSMAN BOM POW 28 MAY 44 GERA, CITY & MAGDEBURG, sn: 0-744337 (WITH L.G. LACY CREW, SEE BELOW)
S/SGT JAMES C. ARNOLD TTE CPT sn: 38307499
S/SGT DONALD A. SACHS ROG CPT sn: 12127205
SGT EDWARD J. FOULDS BTG CPT See below.… sn: 11094472
SGT RALPH M. NORMAN WG CPT sn: 34721710
SGT ALLEN G. LANGHOFF WG CPT sn: 36806991
SGT JOSEPH J. SELVENIS TG CPT sn: 31281435

351ST SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 17 MAR 1944

S/Sgt D.J. MADDRA FLEW AS TOG ON THIS CREW FROM MAY 28-JULY 7, 1944.
S/SGT RUSSELL L. ABEL FLEW AS TOG JULY 11

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt GOUPILL, Thomas F. P KIA
Lt JACKSON, Tenvil CP KIA
Lt MINK, Gus J. NAV KIA
Lt BARKER, Ralph B. BOM KIA
S/SGT GALLAGHER, Charles R. TTE KIA
S/Sgt RAMSAY, Robert E. ROG KIA
S/SGT ABEL, Russell L. BTG NOC
SGT CSECH, Edward R. WG KIA
SGT MCLAMB, James G. WG KIA
SGT THOMPSON, Fred TG KIA
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
CAPT RANSOM, James R. P CPT
S/SGT ABEL, Russell L. BTG NOC
3rd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT SCHOMP, Robert J. P POW
LT DITTBENNER, Sylvester E. BOM POW
S/SGT ABEL, Russell L. BTG NOC