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Personnel

Lt

Rodman B. PORTER

Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 351st Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Navigator

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: RFS
Comments: THOMASVILLE, GA

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

2ND LT DAVID E. HUTCHINSON P FEH TAPS: 1975
2ND LT ROBERT L. RICHARDSON CP KIA 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG (BURIED CAMBRIDGE, ENG.)
F/O RODMAN B. PORTER NAV RFS
2ND LT ALFRED V. PATERNO BOM ASSIGNED TO LEAD CREW OF JESSIE WOFFORD
T/SGT JACK H. PARKER ROG SWA 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG (FLAK WOUND)
T/SGT ANTHONY C. SAPPER TTE CPT DATE & MISSION UNK
S/SGT GEORGE D. MAST WG CPT DATE & MISSION UNK
S/SGT JOSEPH W. KAMPER, JR BTG CPT DATE & MISSION UNK
S/SGT WILLIAM R. TAYLOR TG CPT 08 APR 45 EGER (CZECH)

351ST SQDN.. CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 20 OCT 1944

THIS WITH SOME PERSONNEL CHANGES BECAME A LEAD CREW. LT’s NORMAN GRAHAM & ARTHUR ZEMSKE FROM THE P.B. BATTERMAN CREW REPLACED PORTER AND PATERNO. LT GRAHAM JOINS LT HUTCHINSON’S LEAD CREW AS NAV. AFTER 12 DEC 45 AND LT ZEMSKE JOINS HUTCHINSON CREW IN LATE FEB 45 WHEN LT PATERNO JOINS WOFFORD CREW. LATER P.B. BATTERMAN, HIMSELF, JOINED AS CO-PILOT (MOSTLY FLYING TAIL GUNNER). ALSO SGT TOM FAGAN FROM THE BATTERMAN CREW REPLACED THE WOUNDED JACK PARKER.

IN A LETTER TO JIM BROWN IN 1983 NORMAN GRAHAM EXPRESSED THE BELIEF THAT ALFRED PATERNO WAS ASSIGNED TO A LEAD CREW PILOTED BY JESSIE WOFFORD..pw

LEAD CREW (mpf 2006)

2ND LT DAVID E. HUTCHINSON P FEH
2ND LT PAUL B. BATTERMAN CP FEH
2ND LT NORMAN GRAHAM NAV FEH
2ND LT ARTHUR ZEMSKE BOMB CPT 06 APR 45 LEIPZIG
SGT THOMAS H. FAGAN ROG FEH
T/SGT ANTHONY C. SAPPER TTE CPT DATE & MISSION UNK
S/SGT GEORGE D. MAST WG CPT DATE & MISSION UNK
S/SGT JOSEPH W. KAMPER, JR BTG CPT DATE & MISSION UNK
S/SGT WILLIAM R. TAYLOR TG CPT 08 APR 45 EGER (CZECH)


INCOMPLETE LIST OF MISSIONS FOR LT DAVID HUTCHINSON CREW

DATE TARGET A/C # A/C NAME POSITION COM P/COM N/

05/12/44 BERLIN 42-31530 EP-X QUITTIN TIME
12/12/44 DARMSTADT 43-38610 EP-T PFF (RADAR EQUIPPED)
25/12/44 KAISERLAUTERN 43-38610 EP-T PFF (RADAR EQUIPPED)
30/12/44 KASSEL 43-38610 EP-T PFF (RADAR EQUIPPED)
31/12/44 HAMBURG 43-38610 EP-T PFF (RADAR EQUIPPED)
10/01/45 COLOGNE
02/03/45 RUHLAND/DRESDEN 44-8776 LN-U PFF C-SQDN LEAD, STIVERS, HUTCHINSON
08/03/45 LANDGENDEER/GIESSEN 44-8717 EP-J MISS SWEETNESS PFF C-SQDN LEAD, SWAIN, HUTCHINSON
10/03/45 DORTMUND 44-8183 LD-Q PFF A-SQDN LEAD FLGT,SHIP # 2 HUTCHINSON
19/03/45 JENA 44-8209 EP-A THE BRASS HAT PFF C-SQDN LEAD, ROBBS, HUTCHINSON
21/03/45 RUHLAND 44-8209 EP-A THE BRASS HAT PFF
04/04/45 KIEL 44-8705 EP-Z PFF C-SQDN LEAD
06/04/45 LEIPZIG 44-8209 EP-A THE BRASS HAT PFF
07/04/45 BUCHEN 44-8794 LD-B PFF A-SQDN LEAD, GIBBONS, CROTTY, HUTCHINSON
10/04/45 BURG-BEI-MAGDEBURG 44-8790 LD-V PFF A-SQDN GROUP LEAD, CRUVER, CROTTY
11/04/45 LANDSHUT 44-8705 EP-Z PFF B-SQDN LEAD, ROBINSON, HUTCHINSON

CHOWHOUND MISSIONS..( FOOD DROPS )
3 MAY,1945 BERGEN/HILVERSUM 44-8183 LD-Q PFF B-SQDN LEAD , ROBINSON, HUTCHINSON
6 MAY,1945 BERGEN/HILVERSUM 44-8183 LD-Q PFF B-SQDN LEAD, HUTCHINSON


SUBMITTER INFORMATION
SUBMITTER: Patricia Ann Simon
EMAIL: jpsimon320@msn.com
PURPOSE: Report a death (TAPS)
INTEREST: I am the veteran's child

TAPS REPORT
VETERAN: William Robert Taylor
DATE OF DEATH: 12/08/2005
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CREW
2nd Lt Paul B. Batterman P FEH (CP on Capt. Hutchinson Lead Crew)
F/0 Raymond Stiller CP FEH
2nd Lt Norman "The Kid" Graham NAV FEH (NAV on Capt Hutchinson Lead Crew) SEE BELOW
2nd Lt Arthur R. Zemske BOM CPT 6 APR 45 LEIPZIG (BOM on Capt. Hutchinson Lead Crew)
Cpl Thomas H. Fagan ROG FEH (ROG on Capt. Hutchinson Lead Crew) SEE BELOW
Cpl Robert B. May TTE FEH (went to Lt Garrison Crew in April 45)
Cpl Reid G. Jensen RWG FEH
Cpl Leon E. Hebert,Jr. LWG FEH (moved to BTG , OLC for Air Medal for EAC destroyed)
Cpl Elmer F .Hooper TG FEH (Flew 29 Missions went to Lt Garrison Crew in March 45)
Cpl Robert C. Mackey BTG NOC

351st Sqdn. Crew,as above,joined 100th Group on 5/10/44.
No memory of Robertt.Mackey after reaching England. He probably was removed to reduce crew to nine men.

From a letter from Norm Graham, Navigator on the P.B. Batterman Crew, dated 24/3/83 we learn:
"Lt Batterman broke his arm riding a bicycle after joining the 100th on 5/10/44 and Jim Knowles was assigned as pilot of the Batterman crew. Zemske & Graham then placed on the crew of Dave Hutchinson. Later, Batterman joined the Hutchinson crew as CP and Tom Fagan as ROG. Finished tour. Ray Stiller, Bob May, Reid Jensen, Leon Hebert and Elmer Hooper stayed with Knowle's crew.”

James W.Knowles was the original CP on crew of Jack L.Gay. Lt. Knowles was replaced on the Batterman crew by Lt Stevenson (see Sgt Hooper diary) starting on 20 Jan 45 and 1st Lt Daniel Shaffer 0-765734 was the Navigator. Lt Stevenson completed his missions on 9 Feb 45, mission to Weimar. After this point S/Sgt Hooper and T/Sgt May go to spare gunners pool. Hopper flies missions with Lt Garrison and Knowles in Feb/Mar 45 before being assigned to Garrison’s Crew permanently on 28/3/45 mission to Hanover. T/Sgt May is assigned to the Garrison Crew after April 8, 1945. S/Sgt Hooper would finish tour with Lt Garrison's Crew.

After the Dec 31, 1944 mission to Hamburg, Lt Batterman and Sgt Fagan go to Lt Hutchinson's
Lead Crew to replace the Co-pilot and ROG who were KIA and SWA respectively. Lt Batterman would fly as Formation Officer/Tail Gunner on the Hutchinson Crew. Lt Batterman flew as a fill in Co-Pilot with Lt Rosenbaum/Lt Kodas Crew on 17 Jan 45 Hamburg mission. Batterman also flew some missions as co-pilot on Lt Streich Crew…(from Leon Schwartz-Streich Crew)

Lt Graham joins Lt Hutchinson Lead Crew as Navigator after Dec 12, 1944 Mission to Darmstadt and Lt Zemske joins Hutchinson Crew in Late Feb 45 when Lt Paterno joins Jessie Wofford’s Lead Crew.





2nd Lt. DAVID E. HUTCHINSON MISSIONS…..
# 270 2 MARCH,1945 RUHLAND/DRESDEN C-SQDN LEAD, STIVERS HUTCHINSON 44-8776 PFF LN-U HARDSTAND # 30……
# 274 8 MARCH,1945 LANDGENDEER/GIESSEN C-SQDN LEAD, SWAIN HUTCHINSON, 44-8717 (MISS SWEETNESS) PFF J HS # 7
# 276 10 MARCH,1945 DORTMUND A-SQDN LEAD FLGT,SHIP # 2 HUTCHINSON 44-8183 LD-Q HS # 43
(NOTE: A-SQDN GROUP LEAD, SUTTERLIN-PASSEN-BROWN 44-8717 PFF J HS # 7)…………
# 283 19 MARCH,1945 JENA, C-SQDN LEAD, ROBBS HUTCHINSON 44-8209 (THE BRASS HAT ) EP-A PFF HS # 8…………..
# 293 4 APRIL,1945 KIEL C-SQDN LEAD, HUTCHINSON 44-8705 EP-Z PFF HS # 11………………
# 296 7 APRIL,1945 BUCHEN, A-SQDN LEAD, GIBBONS CROTTY HUTCHINSON, 44-8794 LD-B PFF HS # R/W 04…………
# 299 10 APRIL,1945 BURG-BEI-MAGDEBURG , A-SQDN GROUP LEAD, CRUVER CROTTY HUTCHINSON, 44-8790 PFF LD-V HS # 50…….
# 300 11 APRIL,1945 LANDSHUT, B-SQDN LEAD, ROBINSON (RAIFORDscheduled,scratched) HUTCHINSON, 44-8705 PFF EP-Z HS # 11

.CHOWHOUND MISSIONS..( FOOD DROPS ) ………
3 MAY,1945 BERGEN/HILVERSUM , B-SQDN LEAD ,ROBINSON HUTCHINSON, 44-8183 PFF LD-Q HS # 43…………..
6 MAY,1945 BERGEN/HILVERSUM, B-SQDN LEAD, HUTCHINSON, 44-8183 PFF LD-Q HS # 43....................................

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Capt HUTCHINSON, David E. P FEH
LT RICHARDSON, Robert L. CP KIA
LT PORTER, Rodman B. NAV RFS
LT PATERNO, Alfred V. BOM CPT
T/SGT SAPPER, Anthony C. TTE CPT
S/SGT PARKER, Jack H. ROG SWA
S/SGT KAMPER, Joseph W. BTG CPT
S/SGT MAST, George D. WG CPT
T/Sgt TAYLOR, William R. TG CPT