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Personnel

Lt

Eugene E. LOCKHART

Army Serial Number: O-765816
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 351st Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Bombardier
Beginning Date of 100th Service: Unknown
Time of Service at Thorpe Abbotts: Unknown - Unknown

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: KIA
MACR: 12046
CR: 12046
Comments: 3 FEB 45 BERLIN (GND ROCKERS)

Media Articles

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Media ItemTypePageVolume/IssueBroadcast SourceTimeDescriptionFile
Eugene Lockhart Replacement Depot Plant ParkPrintThe Tampa Times March 31 194412:00 am

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW                                                          

2nd Lt Oren E. Hopkins P POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE
2nd Lt Foy E. Read CP POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE
2nd Lt Forrest Gordon NAV POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE
2nd Lt Eugene E. Lockhart BOM KIA 3 FEB 45 BERLIN with the Ernst PFF crew; see below
Cpl Henry B. Marlette TTE POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE
Sgt Kenneth E. Yeater ROG POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE
Cpl Arthur B. Crush, Jr. BTG POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE
Cpl Harold Farlow WG POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE
Cpl Charles W. Koons, Jr. WG CPT 15 MAR 45 (Crew unknown..pw)
Cpl Eugene E. Jamison TG POW 5 NOV 44 THIONVILLE

351st Sqdn. Crew , as above, joined the 100th Group on 4/8/44. On 5/11/44. Lt Robert J. Doucette, BOM from
the crew of J.P.Ernst (see below), was flying with this crew and became a POW. Lt Eugene E. Lockhart was flying with the Pathfinder crew of J.P.Ernst on 3/2/45 when he was KIA. Charles W. Koons, Jr. was removed at the crew reduction to nine men..

EYEWITNESS: "A/C #520 appeared to be in trouble shortly after leaving the I.P. at 1102 hours. Bombs were salvoed and one engine feathered. The A/C stayed in formation to the R.P. (rally point…pw) where another engine was feathered and the aircraft began a gradual controlled descent. When last seen the aircraft was below the cloud level at six or seven thousand feet, heading in a westerly direction under apparent control."

German report in the MACR is to the effect this aircraft, badly damaged by flak, made an emergency landing and seven (7) crew members were captured. Other documents list all nine of the crew as captured and Sgt. Kenneth E. Yeater in the hospital.


John Ernst Pathfinder crew of 3 Feb 1945 (Eugene E. Lockhart with this crew when KIA)


Feb 3, 1945 BERLIN MACR #12046, A/C#44 8379

Maj Robert Rosenthal Command Pilot Landed in Russian Lines
Capt John Ernst P POW
1st Lt Arthur I.Jacobson CP POW (from Crew of Lt. G. Brown)
1st Lt Stewart J. Gillison Command NAV EVA (from Crew of Lt W. Terminello)
1st Lt Louis C. Chappel NAV KIA (from Crew of Lt W.J. Wilson)
1st Lt Robert H. Stropp Radar NAV Landed in Russian Lines
1st Lt Eugene E. Lockhart BOM KIA (from the Crew of Lt Oren Hopkins)
T/Sgt Charles H. Webber ROG Landed in Russian Lines
T/Sgt Dugger C. West TTE POW
S/Sgt Warren Winters WG POW
S/Sgt G.A. Windisch TG Landed in Russian Lines
Ernst's leg amputated in German Hospital night of 3/2/45 & he was soon exchanged.

See "CONTRAILS" p.131 & S.O.C. p.95. Also p.219/223 of "FLYING FORTRESS" by E.Jablonski.

EYEWITNESS REPORT from MACR # "A/C #44 8379 was hit by flak,reported to be a ground
rocket a few seconds before bombs away. A/C continued on run and dropped bombs. Fire and
dense white smoke was seen in the fuselage and bomb bay,including the cockpit. Bomb bay
doors closed and then reopened.Pilot opened his window and peeled gently off to the
right,directing deputy leader to take over on VHF. A/C headed NE and flew level for a few
moments while six members bailed out (3 appeared to come from waist or tail and 3 from
bomb bay..There was a small explosion in #3 engine nacelle and thd A/C headed down,burning
and beginning to spin when last seen at 15/000 feet. Observers believe entire crew had an
excellent chance to bail out."

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Berlin
Aircraft:
(44-8679)
Date:
1945-02-03
Cause:
Ground Rockets

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
Netherlands Cemetery/Margraten

Photos

Eugene E. Lockhart 351st

Eugene E. Lockhart 351st Michigan KIA 3 Feb 45 Berlin Oren E. Hopkins Crew (100th Photo Archives)

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Capt ERNST, John P. P POW
Lt Col ROSENTHAL, Robert P CPT
LT JACOBSON, Arthur L. CP POW
LT CHAPPELL, Louis C. NAV KIA
Lt GILLISON, Stewart J. NAV REC
Lt LOCKHART, Eugene E. BOM KIA
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT HOPKINS, Oren E. P POW
LT READ, Foy E. CP POW
LT GORDON, Forrest NAV POW
Lt LOCKHART, Eugene E. BOM KIA
T/SGT MARLETTE, Henry B. TTE POW
T/SGT YEATER, Kenneth E. ROG POW
SGT CRUSH, Arthur B. BTG POW
S/SGT FARLOW, Harold WG POW
S/SGT JAMISON, Eugene C. TG POW
S/Sgt KOONS, Charles W. TG CPT