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Personnel

S/Sgt

Daniel A. LYNCH

Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 351st Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Top Turret Gunner / Engineer

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: CPT
Comments: 12 OCT 44 BREMEN

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

CAPT JOSEPH L. ZELLER P FEH (CO OF 418TH)
2ND LT WILLIAM L. BOWEN CP FEH
2ND LT GEORGE E. BONITZ NAV EVA 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (WITH THE F.C. KINCANNON CREW)
F/O D.L. WHITE BOM CPT 12 SEP 44 MADGEBURG
S/SGT DANIEL A. LYNCH TTE CPT 12 SEP 44 MADGEBURG (WITH LT DICKERT CREW, SEE BELOW) TAPS: 14 JAN 1964
S/SGT HARRY J. HENDRICKS ROG CPT 08 SEP 44 MAINZ
SGT MAX FRIEDMAN BTG NOC TAPS: 7 MAY 1983
SGT CHARLES L. GRIMES WG NOC
SGT WILLIAM V. LOMBARDI WG NOC
SGT WILARD R. FREDERICK TG NOC TAPS: 28 AUG 1989

351ST SQDN... CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 09 MAR 1944.
ZELLER BECAME COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 418TH AFTER MAGEE FULLER WAS LOST ON 20 JUL 44 (MERSEBURG, OIL REFINERY)

Capt Joseph L. Zeller Crew f;ew in Skipper II 42-31708 until May 28, 1944.

March 16, 1944 Augsburg
March 18, 1944 Lechfeld
March 19, 1944 Marquise, Mimmoyeques
March 22, 1944 Berlin (returned with serious battle damage to Skipper II)
March 23, 1944 Brunswick (flying 31389 which was later named " Lucious Lucy")
March 27, 1944 Bordeaux
March 28, 1944 Chateaudun

It appears that Capt Zeller's Crew became a Lead Crew in April 1944 and Lt Bowen was transferred to the crew of Lt Seymour Eichen

April 11, 1944 Pozen & Rostock Capt Swartout Command Pilot
April 12, 1944 Scheuditz (Recall) Lt Col William Veal Command Pilot (from 13th CBW)
May 13, 1944 Osnabruck Capt Zeller-Com P. Lt Monrad-Pilot
May 20, 1944 Brussels Capt. Zeller-Com P. Lt Monrad-Pilot
May 28, 1944 Magdeburg Capt. Zeller-Com P. Lt Monrad-Pilot
June 6, 1944 Falaise, D-Day Capt. Zeller-Lead P. PFF
June 20, 1944 Fallersleben Capt. Zeller-Com P. Lt Norman P. Scott-Pilot 42-107233 "Humpty Dumpty
July 7, 1944 Bohlen Capt. Zeller-Com P, Lt Monrad-Pilot 42-107233 "Humpty Dumpty"
July 24, 1944 St Lo Capt. Zeller-Com P, Lt Giles-Pilot, 44-6089 "Leading Lady"
July 25, 1944 St Lo Capt. Zeller-Com P, Lt Giles-Pilot 42-97829 "Regal Eagle"
July 29, 1944 Merseburg Capt. Zeller-Com P
Aug 5, 1944 Magdeburg Maj. Zeller-Com P (now C.O. 418th BS)
Aug 8, 1944 St Sylvian Maj. Zeller-Com P, Lt Ehorn-Pilot
Sept 1, 1944 Mainz (Recall)
Sept 9, 1944 Dusseldorf Maj. Zeller-Com P
Sept 30, 1944 Bielefeld Maj. Zeller-Com P, Lt Seamans-Pilot 44-8148 "Seamans Demons"


CREW

1st Lt. Harvey W. Dickert O-759430 P CPT Bremen 12 Oct 44
1st Lt. Vernon G. Keilholtz O-705122 CP CPT Mainz 27 Sep 44
1st Lt. Raymond W. Spahr O-712932 NAV CPT Ludwigburg 03 Oct 44
1st Lt. John A. Bryce T-124342 BOM CPT Ludwigshaven 25 Sep 44
T/Sgt Robert J. Levin 16079902 TTE NOC
S/Sgt Michael E. Sweeney 11057006 ROG NOC
S/Sgt Everett S. Collier 37470894 WG CPT Bremen 12 Oct 44
S/Sgt Robert B. Patterson 37537192 WG POW Burg-bei-Magdeburg 10 Apr 45 w/Lt Bazin Crew (see note below)
S/Sgt Dale L. Humphrey 39333941 BTG CPT Bremen 12 Oct 44
S/sgt Walter B. Shipman 9705838 TG CPT Bremen 12 Oct 44

351ST SQDN.. JOINED GROUP 29 MAY 44 This Crew flew "MASON AND DIXON" 42-31412 on 28 missions and 7 missions in other a/c.
The list above is of the crew as it joined the 100th BG. S/Sgt Robert G. Truex and T/Sgt Daniel A. Lynch joined the crew when Sgt Levin and Sgt Sweeney left the crew. Ranks are those crew members held at end of missions.
S/Sgt R.B. Patterson was taken off this crew to reduce to 9 men. He would become a Mickey (radar) operator.

CREW AS LISTED BELOW APPEARS ON A COMBAT ROSTER OF 03 SEP 44.

LT HARVEY W. DICKERT P CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN
LT VERNON G. KEILHOLTZ CP CPT 27 SEP 44 MIANZ
LT RAYMOND W. SPAHR NAV CPT 03 OCT 44 LUDWIGBURG
F/O JOHN A. BRYCE BOM CPT 25 SEP 44 LUDWIGSHAFEN
S/SGT ROBERT G. TRUEX ROG CPT DATE & MISSION UNKNOWN
T/SGT DANIEL A. LYNCH TTE CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN (from Capt Zeller Crew)
S/SGT DALE L. HUMPHREY BTG CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN
S/SGT EVERETT S. COLLIER WG CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN
S/SGT WALTER B. SHIPMAN TG CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN

Letter to Harry F. Cruver from Harvey W. Dickert dated 12 Jun 1995

(1) My crew was assigned to the 95th Bomb Group, AAF Station 119 on May 29, 1944.

(2) We were transferred the same day to the 100th Bomb Group, Station 39, Thorpe Abbotts.

(3) After 4 or 5 missions we were assigned to B-17 # 2 31412 - Mason and Dixon - we flew this airplane until it lost a fewmissions being damaged on a Russia Shuttle mission. M/Sgt. Joe Picard was the Ground Crew Chief.

(4) Pilot's (Harvey Dickert) first mission: 11 June 44 as Co-Pilot to Edger W. Wolf. First full crew mission: 12 June 44, French Coast #138 - Lt Ryan's and Lt. McKeeque's crews lost that day, flak from 105's at Dunkirk.

Mission flow with most 100th losses: Ruhland 11 Sep 44....

Mission Log of Dickert Crew
No# Date Target 100th Mission # Comments
1 11 Jun 44 Berck-Sur-Mer 137
2 12 Jun 44 French Coast 138
3 15 Jun 44 Wilster, Germany 140
4 16 Jun 44 Fallersieben, Germany 143
5 21 Jun 44 Berlin, Germany 144
6 24 Jun 44 Rouen, France 147
7 25 Jun 44 Near Limogees, France 148 Aid to French Underground
8. 06 Jul 44 Fleury, France 154 Gottlingen
9. 07 Jul 44 Böhlen, Germany 155 Gottlingen
10 18 Jul 44 Hemmingstadt, Germany 161 Kiel
11 19 Jul 44 Schweinfurt, Germany 164
12 20 Jul 44 Merseburg, Germany 165
13 21 Jul 44 Ludwigsburg, Germany 166
14 21 Jul 44 St Lo, France 167
15 25 Jul 44 St Lo, France 168
16 28 Jul 44 Merseburg, Germany 169
17 03 Aug 44 Troyles, France 173 Harvey Dickert's 22nd Birthday
18 04 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany 174
19 05 Aug 44 Merseburg, Germany 175
20 07 Aug 44 Beautor, France 177 Northern France
21 08 Aug 44 St. Sylvain, France 178 Northern France
22 13 Aug 44 Longnes, France 180 Battle Front
23 14 Aug 44 Ludwigshaven, Germany 181
24 18 Aug 44 Passe Sur Armancon, France 182
25 03 Sep 44 Crozon, France 190
26 05 Sep 44 Stuttgart, Germany 191
27 08 Sep 44 Mainz, Germany 192
28 09 Sep 44 Dûsseldorf, Germany 193
29 10 Sep 44 Nurnburg, Germany (sic Nurnburg) 194
30 11 Sep 44 Ruhland, Germany 195 Credit for 1 & two halves enemy fighters
31 25 Sep 44 Ludwigshaven, Germany 200 Jack Bryce finished 35 missions
32 26 Sep 44 Bremen, Germany 201
33 27 Sep 44 Mainz, Germany 202 V. Keilholtz finished 35 missions
34 07 Oct 44 Böhlen, Germany 209
35 12 Oct 44 Bremen, Germany 211 H. Dickert and rest of crew finished 35 missions

I do not know the number of the missions members of my crew flew at a time I was in sick bay.. Harvey W. Dickert…

Note:

CREW
2nd Lt Lawrence L. Bazin P KIA 10/4/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF
2nd Lt Charles F.Dixon CP FEH
2nd Lt Kenneth C.Peiffer NAV FEH
2nd Lt Harry J.Chase BOM FEH
S/Sgt Roens W.Sherwood TTE Evadee 10/4/45 " " " "
Cpl Glenn D.Abraham,Jr. ROG POW 10/4/45 " " " "
Cpl Paul H.Decker TG KIA 10/4/45 " " " "
Cpl Richard D.Long WG POW 10/4/45 " " " "
Cpl Richard E.Smith BTG KIA 10/4/45 " " " "

351st Sqdn. Joined 100th Group,as above, on 11/2/45. On 10/4/45, Lt.John D.Gross from the crew of J.J.Dodrill was the NAV in place of Kenneth Peiffer. James R.Dotson,pilot of his own crew,was flying as CP in place of Charles Dixon. Also aboard were T/Sgt Arthur T.Flowers as NG (Tog) in place of Harry Chase,and S/Sgt Robert B.Patterson as Radar Operator (from Lt Dickert Crew)

Mission notes from Lt Dickert:
On my 7th Mission (Maquis Supply Drop) we dropped supplies, food and munitions from very low altitude to the French Underground by parachute. On my 30th mission (Ruhland) we were attacked by about 140 German fighters. My crew shot down 3 of them and got partial credit for 2 others credited to Hempey's Tail Gunner (Sgt C.W. Emerson, who was KIA on this mission).

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt DICKERT, Harvey W. P CPT
S/SGT LYNCH, Daniel A. TTE CPT
T/SGT TRUEX, R.G. ROG CPT
S/SGT CIACOMMELI, R.W. WG CPT
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
MAJ ZELLER, Joseph L. P FEH
Lt BOWEN, WILLIAM L. CP CPT
LT BONITZ, George E. NAV EVA
F/O WHITE, D.L. BOM CPT
S/SGT LYNCH, Daniel A. TTE CPT
T/SGT HENDRICKS, Harry J. ROG CPT
SGT FRIEDMAN, MAX BTG NOC
SGT GRIMES, Charles L. WG NOC
SGT LOMBARDI, William V. WG NOC
S/SGT FREDERICK, WILLARD R. TG NOC