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Personnel

S/Sgt

Richard M. PRICE

Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 349th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Ball Turret Gunner

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: XFR
Comments: X-FER TO 482ND GROUP (PFF) ON 26 NOV 43

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW
1ST LT VICTOR REED
ORGINAL 100TH PILOT

349TH CREW #8 A/C #42-30090 "El P'sstofo"

1ST LT VICTOR REED P: TRANSFERRED FROM 100TH
F/O CHARLES A. BROOKS CP: CPT, 16/12/43 BREMEN
2ND LT HOWARD D. BASSETT NAV: CPT, 14 JAN 44 FORET D' HESDIN
2ND LT JOSEPH P. ARMANINI BOM: CPT, 24 FEB 44 POSEN
T/SGT GLENN N. ALBRIGHT TTE: X-FER TO 482ND GROUP (PFF) ON 26 NOV 43 (with Lt Flesh)
S/SGT RICHARD O. DETWEILER WG: CPT, 13 FEB 44 LIVOSSART
T/SGT JAMES S. DOUGHERTY ROG: CPT, DATE & MISSION UNKNOWN
S/SGT RICHARD M. PRICE BTG: X-FER TO 482ND GROUP (PFF) ON 26 NOV 43 (with Lt Flesh)
S/SGT THOMAS D. BAER WG: KIA, 6 MAR 44 BERLIN (with LT ALBERT AMIERO CREW)
S/SGT CLIFFORD T. MINER TG: NOC

349th Sqdn. This is an "Original" crew that flew over with the group.
Charlie Brooks became pilot of the crew and completed the tour. Howard
Bassett replaced me (J.R. Brown) as navigator of the Sam Barr crew after
I was wounded 15 Sept. 1943. Joe Armanini had replaced Joe Kelly as bombardier
of the Barr crew somewhere around August 15,1943

Although no records have been found to substantiate the completion of
their tours (25 missions) it is certainly a safe assumption that both
Price and Miiner did become "Lucky Bastards" .

Thomas "Teddy" Baer was with tne crew of A. Amiero when killed over
Berlin.

MISSIONS OF LT VICTOR REED (mpf 2001)

DATE MISSION A/C # & NAME

1. 29/06/43 LeMANS 230035 TORCHY
2. 04/07/43 LaPALLICE 230042 OH NAUSEA
3. 10/07/43 LeBOURGET 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
4. 17/07/43 HAMBURG 230063 PICKLEPUSS
5. 25/07/43 WESSELING, KIEL 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
6. 26/07/43 HANOVER 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
7. 28/07/43 OSCHERSLEBEN 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
8. 29/07/43 WARNEMUNDE 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
9. 12/08/43 WESSELING, BONN 230090 EL P'SSTOFO

"ON THE BONN MISSION 12 AUGUST 1943, LT VICTOR REED'S LIFE WAS SAVED BY A NEAR MIRACLE. JUST AS THE SHIP LOOSED HER CARGO OF BOMBS ON THE TARGET, A BURST OF FLAK LITTERED THE COCKPIT WITH SLIVERS OF HOT STEEL. ONE SIZEABLE FRAGMENT PENETRATED REED'S OUTER CLOTHING BUT STRUCK THE SILVER WINGS HE WAS WEARING OVER HIS LEFT SHIRT POCKET. THE VELOCITY OF THE SHARD WAS SO GREAT AS TO DRIVE THE INSIGNIA THROUGH THE SKIN AND CAUSE SEVER BRUISING OF THE CHEST MUSCLES. WITHOUT THE WINGS TO DEFLECT IT, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE PIECE OF FLAK WOULD HAVE KILLED OR SEVERLY WOUNDED LT REED. THIS EPISODE SO UN-NERVED REED, THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO FLY FOR A TIME AND WAS EVENTUALLY TRANSFERRED FROM THE 100TH.

AT ABOUT THIS TIME, "BIG JOE" ARMANINI REPLACED "CRYING JOE" KELLY ON THE SAMMY BARR CREW AND SOME WEEKS LATER HOWARD BASSETT REPLACED JIM BROWN AS NAVIGATOR ON SAMMY BARRS CREW. T/SGT DOUGHERTY WAS ALSO MOVED TO THE BARR CREW REPLACING MIKE TANOWIGCH AS ROG.

CHARLES BROOKS CONTINUED AS CO-PILOT AND THEN AS A FIRST PILOT. A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 1943, 1ST LT BROOKS FLEW HIS 25TH MISSION AS PILOT OF "SQUAWKIN HAWK".

MISSIONS OF 1ST LT. CHARLES A. BROOKS WITH CREW #8 AND CREW #37

DATE MISSION A/C # & NAME

1. 29/06/43 LeMANS 230035 TORCHY
2. 17/07/43 HAMBURG 230063 PICKLEPUSS
3. 25/07/43 WARNEMUNDE, KIEL 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
4. 26/07/43 HANOVER 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
5. 28/07/43 OSCHERSLEBEN 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
6. 12/08/43 WESSELING, BONN 230090 EL P'SSTOFO
7. 31/08/43 LeMERUEAUX
8. 03/09/43 PARIS
9. 09/09/43 BEAUVAIS-TILLE
10. 15/09/43 PARIS
11. 16/09/43 LaPALLICE
12. 23/09/43 VANNES 25861 LADEN MAIDEN
13. 26/09/43 PARIS 25861 LADEN MAIDEN
14. 27/09/43 EMDEN 25861 LADEN MAIDEN
15. 02/10/43 EMDEN 230088 SQUAWKIN HAWK
16. 04/10/43 SAARLUIS, HANAU 230088 SQUAWKIN HAWK
17. 20/10/43 DUREN
18. 03/11/43 WILHELMSHAVEN
19. 05/11/43 GELSENKIRCHEN
20. 07/11/43 DUREN
21. 13/11/43 BREMEN
22. 16/11/43 RJUKAN, NORWAY
23. 11/12/43 EMDEN
24. 12/12/43 KIEL
25. 16/12/43 BREMEN 230088 SQUAWKIN HAWK
26. 19/03/44 CROSSBOW

Snowurl@juno.comuname = Bob Brokspage
100TH BOMB GROUP (H) - AIRCRAFT Page 01url = https://www.100thbg.com/mainmenus/airplanes/airplanes_1.htmposition = 349th Aircraft at Thorpe Abbotts 27 Feb 44. This damage could have been inflicted by fighters. Nothing further is know of this aircraft.change = This Tail section which has been damaged is of the "Squawkin Hawk" 230088 XR-E. I do not know anything of the crew on this mission, but I believe it was the the first plane to survive 50 missions and was flown back to the united states by my father Captain Charles A. Brooks. who himself survived 26 missions and is a member of the imfamous "LUCKY BASTARD CLUB"

CREW

ORGINAL 100TH PILOT OF 349TH CREW #4, A/C #42-30035 (TORCHY…named after Jim Browns wife's)

1ST LT SAM L. BARR P: CPT, 14 JAN 44 FORET D' HESDIN (flew 50 missions) 349th Commanding Officer
F/O DAN BARNA CP: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER (CREW# 7 LT MacCARTER CREW)
2ND LT JAMES R. BROWN NAV: SWA, 15 SEP 43 PARIS TAPS SEPTEMBER 1993
2ND LT HOWARD J. KELLY BOM: CPT, 30 JAN 44 BRUNSWICK
T/SGT ROBERT E. CLIFF TTE: CPT, 21 JAN 44 BOIS D' ESQUERDES
S/SGT WILLIAM OHL WG: CPT, 24 FEB 44 POSEN
T/SGT MICHAEL J. TANOWIGCH ROG: KIA, 6 MAR 44 BERLIN
S/SGT MAX RUSS BTG: CPT, 21 JAN 44 BOIS D'ESQUERDES
S/SGT HOBART SPIRES WG: KIA, 6 MAR 44 BERLIN
S/SGT JAMES T. HITEN TG: KIA, 21 JAN 44 BOIS D' ESQUERDES

NOTES: SWA DENOTES SEVERELY WOUNDED IN ACTION
THE NAVIGATOR, JAMES R. BROWN, WAS THE 100TH'S REVERED HISTORIAN UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1993
This Crew flew with a few different Co Pilots Lt Barna, Lt Brooks (Victor Reed Crew), Lt Jack Boyd (spare CP, ended up CP on Lt Floyd Jr.Crew) and Lt Albert Amiero (info courtesy of Big Joe Armanini)

COL BARR FLEW 50 MISSIONS WITH THE 100TH, SECOND ONLY TO COL "ROSIE" ROSENTHAL'S 52. HE WAS THE LAST OF THE ORIGINAL 100TH AIRMEN TO FLY COMBAT MISSIONS, LEAVING THE 349TH FOR THE HQ DET OF THE 100TH ON 18 JAN 1945.
STARTING FROM THE FIRST MISSION OF 25 JUN 43 UNTIL JAN 45 THE INTREPID MISSISSIPIAN WAS ON COMBAT STATUS.
TO THE DISMAY OF ALL 100TH VETERANS "SAMMY" APPEARED ON THE 1988 TAPS LIST. COL BARR DIED 17 APR 1988 AS THE RESULT OF A MAJOR STROKE. HE IS MOURNED AND MISSED, BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BY THE 100TH.

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Lt Flesh was xfer to the 482nd Bomb Group at Alconbury on November 26, 1943 with the Crew members of Lt Ford/Lt Brooks/Lt Reed see below:

CREW
2ND LT GEORGE W. FORD P POW 26 NOV 43 BREMEN (with Lt Earl Williams Crew)
2ND LT AMERICUS V. COMBS CP XFER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43
2ND LT GLENN M. LASHBROOK NAV XFER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43
2ND LT NATHAN COOPER BOM XFER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43
T/SGT JOHN J. MURPHY ROG XFER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43
SGT KENNTH C. STROUGH BTG XFER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43 (moved to WG)
SGT JACK KOSSIN WG XFER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43
SGT JOHN P. WILLIAMS TG XFER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43
S/SGT RICHARD M. PRICE BTG X-FER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43 (original cadre on Victor Reed Crew)
T/SGT GLENN N. ALBRIGHT TTE X-FER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43 (original cadre on Victor Reed Crew)

349th Sqdn.

Crew, as above, arrived 349th sqdn. 12 Sep 1943 according to Glenn Lashbrook. He also states that a day or two after arriving, Lt George Ford was replaced as first pilot on the Crew by Lt Charles A. Brooks from the Crew of Lt Victor Reed. Lt Ford was shot down with the Crew of Lt Earl Williams (see note below)

1ST LT VICTOR REED P: TRANSFERRED FROM 100TH
F/O CHARLES A. BROOKS CP: CPT, 16/12/43 BREMEN (took over Lt Ford Crew)
2ND LT HOWARD D. BASSETT NAV: CPT, 14 JAN 44 FORET D' HESDIN
2ND LT JOSEPH P. ARMANINI BOM: CPT, DATE & MISSION UNKNOWN
T/SGT GLENN N. ALBRIGHT TTE: X-FER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43 (original cadre on Victor Reed Crew)
S/SGT RICHARD O. DETWEILER WG: CPT, 13 FEB 44 LIVOSSART
T/SGT JAMES S. DOUGHERTY ROG: CPT, DATE & MISSION UNKNOWN
S/SGT RICHARD M. PRICE BTG: X-FER 482ND (PFF) 26 NOV 43 (original cadre on Victor Reed Crew)
S/SGT THOMAS D. BAER WG: KIA, 6 MAR 44 BERLIN WITH LT ALBERT AMIERO CREW
S/SGT CLIFFORD T. MINER TG: NOC

349th Sqdn. This is an "Original" crew that flew over with the group.
Charlie Brooks became 1st pilot on the Lt George W. Ford Crew and
completed the tour.

MISSIONS OF 1ST LT. CHARLES A. BROOKS WITH CREW #37 (Copilot Lt Combs)

DATE MISSION A/C # & NAME

12. 23/09/43 VANNES 25861 LADEN MAIDEN
13. 26/09/43 PARIS 25861 LADEN MAIDEN
14. 27/09/43 EMDEN 25861 LADEN MAIDEN
15. 02/10/43 EMDEN 230088 SQUAWKIN HAWK
16. 04/10/43 SAARLUIS, HANAU 230088 SQUAWKIN HAWK
17. 20/10/43 DUREN
18. 03/11/43 WILHELMSHAVEN
19. 05/11/43 GELSENKIRCHEN
20. 07/11/43 DUREN
21. 13/11/43 BREMEN
22. 16/11/43 RJUKAN, NORWAY

WARTIME DIARY OF GLENN M. LASHBROOK (NAV. ON LT FORD CREW)

June 19, 1943
Graduated Mather Field, Calif. -- Class of 43-9 and given 10 day delay and 3 days travel time before reporting to first duty station.

July 2, 1943
Reported to 330th Bombardment Group, Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas - - Group did not need any navigators.

July 4, 1943
Re-assigned and reported to 333rd Bomb Gp, Dalhart Air Force Base, Dalhart, Texas.

July 5, 1943
Assigned to 466th Bomb Gp Squadron, Savoie Provisional Group as Navigator on Lt George Ford's crew, flying B-17s. Crew was then near end of second phase of it's training.

August 17, 1943
Left Dalhart for Scott Field, Illinois after having 8 day leave, which was spent in Santa Ana, Calif. with Barbara. (Wife of Glenn Lashbrook)

August 22, 1943
Left Scott Field for Dow Field, Bangor, Maine after completion of staging. Day before leaving, Mom, Dad, Irene, Richard, Isabel and Allan came down and we drove to St. Louis..Flying time to Dow Field: 6½ hours.

August 25, 1943
Left Dow Field for Goose Bay, Laborador. Uneventful flight of 4½ hours. Pilot did let-down on Goose Bay radio because of heavy undercast and the country looked very green and beautiful when we broke through. Goose Bay is a combination American - Canadian field, many different uniforms were in evidence. The BOQ was very good.

August 26, 1943
Left Goose Bay for Bluie West One on Greenland. Shot one sun line, the only celestial work on the whole trip, the rest DR from a flight plan with use of radio beams for course corrections. Arrived at Bluie West One, a small field at the end of a fjord, and all the enlisted men crowded into the nose for a good look. We received orders to proceed to Meeks Field, Iceland. Arrived Meeks Field after 10 hours in the air and it was dark so the lights were a welcome sight.

August 27, 1943
Flew from Meeks Field to Prestwick, Scotland by way of Stonoway, an uneventful 4 hour flight. Used Air Transport Command's book on the trip across and it provided great circle courses, distances, and variation so that it was only necessary to apply metro data to figure a flight plan.

August 28, 1943
Reported to Combat Crew Replacement Center No. #11 Bovingdon, near London after an all night trip from Scotland on the train.

September 12, 1943
Reported to the 100th Bombardment Group at Thorpe Abbotts near Diss. Norfolk. Assigned to the 349th Bombardment Squadron. Commanding Officer, Major Veal. Crew given a new first pilot, F/O Charles Brooks.

September 23, 1943
Flew as spare on raid to Vannes, France. Couldn't find group and returned to base from Portland Bill. Given credit for a combat mission through a clerical error.

September 24, 1943
On blind -- bombing practice mission over the North Sea. Were led too close to the Frisian Islands and ME-109s and FW-190s attacked the formation catching it completely off guard. 100th lost one ship (Gossage) and half the crew drowned when jumping into water. British E-Boat happened to be passing to raid the Dutch Coast and took five survivors with them.

September 26, 1943
Mission to Paris. Unable to bomb due to heavy undercast and jettisoned bombs in English Channel. Saw first flak from Amiens and Abbeville.

September 27, 1943
Mission to Emden. Flew on left wing of Col. Harding who was in a Pathfinder ship -- we were second ship over target. P-47 support very effective and saw no enemy fighters, although some ships in succeeding combat wings were lost. Bombing results were not too good, but mission was a great success for first long range support of fighters.

October 2, 1943
Emden again. Not in such good position and encountered fighter opposition. Didn't get to bombing altitude until reaching I.P.

October 4, 1943
Started to Frankfurt but never found it and bombed Saarlautern by mistake. Lead Navigator brought us back by way of Paris but weren't fired at. Reached England in a very lost condition.

October 9, 1943
Mission to Marienberg in East Prussia. Flew with Magee Fuller as first pilot and were in the air 11 hours, but never over 13,000 feet. Focke-Wolf assembly plant almost completely destroyed - considered a most outstanding job of precision bombing. When the 100th reached the target huge columns of smoke were rising, but groups incendiaries missed target anyhow.

October 20, 1943
Mission to Duren, Germany. Flew as high as 30,000 feet to rise above 10/10 cloud cumulo-Nimbus clouds above the Continent. Was very miserable from bends. Flak holes in ship.

November 3, 1943
Pathfinder mission to Wilhelmshaven. Good results.

November 5, 1943
Pathfinder mission to Gelsenkirchen in Ruhr Valley. Missed target completely. Encountered heavy flak and got small holes in wings.

November 7, 1943
Pathfinder mission to Duren

November 13, 1943
Pathfinder mission to Bremen. Equipment in lead ship went out and finally crossed unto Denmark near Island of Sylt. Turned back and encountered considerable fighter opposition. Jettisoned bombs in North Sea. Came back single ship with new crew on our right wing. Terrific headwinds so did considerable sweating before English Coast was sighted. Did a lousy job of navigating and was glad to get a QDM from the base.

November 16, 1943
Raid on power station at Rjukan, Norway, a ten hour mission. Led second element in lead squadron. Capt Barr led group (The 100th was led by Owen "Cowboy" Roane on this mission) Capt Payne "Bubbles" and Capt Peel were lead Navigator and Bombardier and both did excellent jobs and the mission was a success. Forced to climb to 18,000 feet just off English Coast to go above a front upon returning.

November 26, 1943
Day after Thanksgiving. Moved from the 100th to the 482nd Bomb Gp at Alconbury, Huntingdonshire. Assigned to the 812th Squadron to learn "Mickey" system (H2X) of Pathfinder navigation. Lt Flesh became first pilot of the old 100th crew.
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This Crew was assinged to the 482nd Bomb Group on Nov 26, 1943. This Crew was at 482nd Bomb Group for Two months training, flew no misisons and were transferred to the 303rd Bomb Group, 427th Bomb Squadron on Jan 25, 1944. Lt Combs (Bom) stayed at Alconbury when the crew was transferred Lt Lashbrook (Nav) also stayed at Alconbury to become a Radar operator and the Bombardier. Lt Flesh bailed out a crew over Gelsenkirken Nov 5, 1943 and then brought the plane back to base empty. That was the last straw for Flesh with the 100th BG. First the Regensburg Mission (crew shot down, and he was hung over) and then this mission where he bales out Omar "The Tent Maker" Gonzalas and all the enlisted men of Sumner Reeders Crew from a damaged aircraft only to regain control of it and bring it back to Thorpe Abbotts (with Lt Gossarge as CP). Flesh was making up for past errors while in the 303rd. Where he completes his mission and signs up for a second tour.

WILLIAM R. FLESH CREW - 427th BS, 303rd BG
(Assigned 427BS, 303rd BG: 25 January 1944)

1Lt William R. Flesh (P),
2Lt Americus V. Combs III (CP),
1Lt Robert V. Doyle (NAV),
1Lt John J. Reeder (BOM)
T/Sgt Glenn N. Albright (TTE),
T/Sgt John J. Murphy (ROG),
S/Sgt Richard M. Price (BTG),
S/Sgt Kenneth C. Strough (LWG),
S/Sgt Jack Kossin (RWG),
S/Sgt John P. Williams, Jr. (TG)

Thirty-Four Dispatched (32 credited) missions flown by 1Lt William R. Flesh: As Combat Crew Pilot: with 303rd Bomb Group
# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
114, Feb 28, 1944 Bois Coquerol, France
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
122, Mar 18, 1944 Lechfeld, Germany
123, Mar 19, 1944 Wizernes, France
126, Mar 23, 1944 Hamm/Ahlen, Germany
127, Mar 24, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
129, Mar 27, 1944 Chartres, France
130, Mar 28, 1944 Dijon/Longvic, France
132, Apr 09, 1944 Marienburg, Germany
133, Apr 10, 1944 Brussels/Evere, Belgium
134(A), Apr 11, 1944 Sorau, Germany
135 Apr 13, 1944 Schweinfurt, Germany ,
257, Oct 15, 1944 Cologne (Köln), Germany
261, Oct 22, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
262, Oct 25, 1944 Hamm, Germany
263, Oct 26, 1944 Munster, Germany
264 Oct 30, 1944 Hamm, Germany

As Lead Crew CoPilot and Pilot:
206 Jul 18, 1944 Peenemunde, Germany
210, Jul 23, 1944 Creil, France
211(AS),Jul 24, 1944 St. Lo, France
218, Aug 04, 1944 Peenemunde, Germany
222, Aug 07, 1944 Chartres/St. Ouen, France
223, Aug 08, 1944 Caen, France
225, Aug 11, 1944 Brest, France
227, Aug 13, 1944 Eureux-Bernay, France
233, Aug 27, 1944 Esbjerg, Denmark
240 Sep 11, 1944 Lutzkendorf, Germany
Note: Additional missions, of which we have no record, were flown as a 305th BG(H) Lead Crew Pilot
(A) Mission aborted - no credit --- (AS) Credited abortive sortie - no bombs dropped
For mission dates and targets see the missions list.

Crew Notes - Missions flown as a combat crew:
Pilot, CoPilot and Enlisted Crewmen flew combat missions, on detached service, with the 305th BG(H), who was providing Lead Crews to 1st Division Bomb Groups - We have no record of these missions. 1Lt William R. Flesh (P) - All missions as a combat crew pilot. Completed combat tour on 13 April 1944. Volunteered for a second combat tour as a Lead Crew Pilot.
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2Lt Americus V. Combs, III (CP) - Missions flown: As Flesh Crew CoPilot -

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
122, Mar 18, 1944 Lechfeld, Germany
123, Mar 19, 1944 Wizernes, France
As 1st Pilot -
135, Apr 13, 1944 Schweinfurt, Germany
136, Apr 18, 1944 Oranienburg, Germany
138. Apr 20, 1944 Sottevast, France Completed 30 mission combat tour
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1Lt Robert V. Doyle (N) - Missions Flown: William R. Flesh crew - Seven missions (assigned when crew was transferred to 303rd BG)

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
With George W. Shope, Jr Crew - Six missions 53, 54, 55, 56, 57(A), 59); Howard C. Ness Crew - 5 missions (72, 73, 74, 77, 78); Seven Other Pilots - Nine missions (51, 60, 63, 64, 65, 69, 114, 117, 118). First mission (51) 17 July 43. Completed 25 mission combat tour - mission 118 - 6 March 1944.
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1Lt John J. Reeder (B) - Missions Flown: William R. Flesh Crew - Five missions (assigned when crew was transferred to 303rd BG)

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
George W. Shope, Jr. Crew - six missions (53, 54, 55, 56, 57(A), 59); Howard C. Ness Crew - five missions (72, 73, 74, 77, 78); Four other Pilots - five missions (51, 63, 64, 114, 117). First mission (51) 17 July 1943. Completed 25 mission combat tour - mission 117 - 4 March 1944.
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T/Sgt Glenn N. Albright (E) - Missions flown: William R. Flesh crew - Ten missions

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
114, Feb 28, 1944 Bois Coquerol, France
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
122 Mar 18, 1944 Lechfeld, Germany Completed 25 mission combat tour on 18 March 1944.
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T/Sgt John J. Murphy (R) - Missions flown: William R. Flesh crew - Fourteen missions

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
114, Feb 28, 1944 Bois Coquerol, France
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
122 Mar 18, 1944 Lechfeld, Germany
123, Mar 19, 1944 Wizernes, France
126, Mar 23, 1944 Hamm/Ahlen, Germany
127, Mar 24, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
129 Mar 27, 1944 Chartres, France Completed 25 mission combat tour
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S/Sgt Richard M. Price (BTG) - Mission flown: William R. Flesh crew - Nine missions

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
114, Feb 28, 1944 Bois Coquerol, France
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany Completed 25 mission combat tour
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S/Sgt Kenneth C. Strough (LWG) - Missions flown: William R. Flesh crew - Eleven missions

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
114, Feb 28, 1944 Bois Coquerol, France
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
122 Mar 18, 1944 Lechfeld, Germany
123, Mar 19, 1944 Wizernes, France
126, Mar 23, 1944 Hamm/Ahlen, Germany
Other Pilots
125,
126 Completed combat tour on 23 March 1944.
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S/Sgt Jack Kossin (RWG) - Missions flown: William R. Flesh crew - Fourteen missions

# DATE TARGET
114, Feb 28, 1944 Bois Coquerol, France
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
122, Mar 18, 1944 Lechfeld, Germany
123, Mar 19, 1944 Wizernes, France
126, Mar 23, 1944 Hamm/Ahlen, Germany
127, Mar 24, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
129, Mar 27, 1944 Chartres, France
130, Mar 28, 1944 Dijon/Longvic, France
132, Apr 09, 1944 Marienburg, Germany
133, Apr 10, 1944 Brussels/Evere, Belgium
134(A), Apr 11, 1944 Sorau, Germany
135 Apr 13, 1944 Schweinfurt, Germany ,
Other Pilot - one mission
137 Apr 19, 1944 Kassel, Germany Completed combat tour
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S/Sgt John P. Williams (TG) - Missions flown: William R. Flesh crew - 12 missions

# DATE TARGET
102 Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick, Germany
103, Feb 03, 1944 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
104(A), Feb 04, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
107(AS), Feb 08, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
114, Feb 28, 1944 Bois Coquerol, France
115, Mar 02, 1944 Frankfurt, Germany
116, Mar 03, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
118, Mar 06, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
119, Mar 08, 1944 Berlin (Erkner), Germany
122 Mar 18, 1944 Lechfeld, Germany
123, Mar 19, 1944 Wizernes, France
126, Mar 23, 1944 Hamm/Ahlen, Germany Completed combat tour
Other pilots - two missions 123, 126

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt FLESH, William R. P XFR
LT COMBS, Americus V. CP XFR
T/SGT ALBRIGHT, Glenn N. TTE CPT
T/SGT MURPHY, John J. ROG XFR
S/SGT PRICE, Richard M. BTG XFR
S/SGT STROUGH, Kenneth C. BTG NOC
SGT KOSSIN, Jack WG NOC
S/SGT WILLIAMS, John P. TG XFR
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
F/O BROOKS, Charles A. CP/P CPT
Lt REED, Victor P LWA
CAPT BASSETT, Howard D. NAV CPT
Maj ARMANINI, Joseph P. BOM CPT
T/SGT ALBRIGHT, Glenn N. TTE CPT
T/SGT DOUGHERTY, James S. ROG CPT
S/SGT PRICE, Richard M. BTG XFR
T/SGT DETWEILER, Richard O. WG CPT
S/Sgt BAER, Thomas D. TG KIA
S/SGT MINER, Clifford T. TG NOC