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Personnel

Lt

Harvey J. ROWLAND

Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 418th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Pilot

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: CPT
Comments: 8 SEP 44 MAINZ

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

2ND LT HARVEY J. ROWLAND P CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ SN:O-753249
2ND LT ROBERT M. HESS CP CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ SN:O-761814
2ND LT ALAN B. GOLDBERG NAV CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ SN:O-710257
2ND LT EDWARD T. KEARNEY BOM CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ SN:O-759941 TAPS: 29 OCT 1990
SGT JOHN F. BRODY TTE NOC SN:37340563 (Flies 6 Missions with Crew and is replaced by Sgt Parsons)
T/SGT DANIEL J. O'CONNELL ROG NOC SN:32804242 TAPS: 31 DEC 1984
SGT GARNET W. PARSONS BTG CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ SN:37500523 TAPS: 14 JAN 1986 (flew 8 missions as BTG then replaced Sgt Brody as TTE for remainder of tour)
SGT JOSEPH R. LEONE WG NOC SN:32865123 TAPS: 14 JAN 1976 (flew only one mission with this Crew)
S/SGT WILLIAM AKE WG CPT 25 AUG 44 PILOTZ (started as WG on 6/7/1944-6/21/44 and ended tour as BTG.)
SGT ORVILLE A. MARKS LWG CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ SN:32832797 (took over RWG on on 6/7/44)
SGT THOMAS R. PUCKETT TG CPT 8 SEP 44 MAINZ SN:39559282

418TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 30 MAY 1944.
According to Lt Rowlands questionaire 10/3/00, S/Sgt William Ake was not on crew but he is listed in opps as flying with this crew on many missions.(mpf)
S/SGT WILLIAM AKE WG CPT 25 AUG 44 PILOTZ (started as WG on 6/7/1944-6/21/44 and ended tour as BTG.)
SGT J.HALL FLEW AS LWG FROM 6/22-7-24. 1944 when crew was reduced to 9 men)


"Lt Rowland enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and was sent to Wheeler Field, Hawaii. While waiting to get into aviation mechanics school, Pearl Harbor happened. I happened to be about two hundred yards from where the first bomb was dropped. After Dec 7, 1941, I applied and was accepted for Aviation Cadet Program. In October 1942, I was returned to the States to begin schooling at Santa Ana, California. Schooling continued at Ft Stockton, TX-Pecos, TX & Marfa TX where I received my wings on commission as a Second LT on August 31, 1943. Then was sent to Hobbs New Mexico to Start training as first pilot in B-17. Was sent to Salt Lake City Utah after completion of school to pick up my crew and head to Alexandria, Louisiana for more training. In April of 1944, we picked up our B-17G at Kearney Nebraska and flew to England" (Harvey Rowland 10/3/00 by mpf)


LIST OF MISSIONS FOR FIRST LT HARVEY J. ROWLAND (mpf 10/3/00)

1. 6/06/44 D-Day-French Coast
2. 7/06/44 Nantes
3. 8/06/44 Tours
4. 11/6/44 Berck sur Mur
5. 18/6/44 Ostermoor
6. 20/6/44 Fallersleben
7. 21/6/44 BERLIN
8. 22/6/44 Paris
9. 29/6/44 Bohlen
10. 7/07/44 Bohlen
11. 8/07/44 Clamecy
12. 11/7/44 Munich
13. 12/7/44 Munich
14. 13/7/44 Munich
15. 14/7/44 Marquies Supply Drop
16. 17/7/44 Pas De Calai V-1 Rocket sites (No Ball)
17. 18/7/44 Kiel
18. 19/7/44 Schweinfurt
19. 20/7/44 Merseburg
20. 24/7/44 St Lo
21. 25/7/44 St Lo
22. 28/7/44 Merseburg
23. 29/7/44 Merseburg
24. 2/08/44 La Fere
25. 3/08/44 Troyes
26. 4/08/44 Hamburg
27. 5/08/44 Magdeburg
28. 6/08/44 BERLIN
29. 24/8/44 Ruhland
30. 25/8/44 Politz
31. 26/8/44 Brest
32. 30/8/44 Bremen
33. 3/09/44 Brest
34. 5/09/44 Stuttgart
35. 8/09/44 Mainz

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Missions of Sgt Brody with Lt Rowland Crew

DATE: LAST_NAME: FIRST_NAME: RANK: POSITION: TARGET: CREW_NBR: MISSION_NBR: PLANE_NBR:
6/6/1944 BRODY J.F. SGT TTE FALAISE/OUISTREHAM 80 -132 37517
6/7/1944 BRODY J.F. SGT TTE NANTES (BRIDGES) 80 -135 97065
6/8/1944 BRODY J.F. SGT TTE TOURS (BRIDGES) 80 -136 37517
6/11/1944 BRODY J.F. SGT TTE BERCK sur MER (S.DEF) 80 -137 32090
6/15/1944 BRODY J.F. SGT TTE MITBURG & WILSTER 80 -140 32090
6/18/1944 BRODY J.F. SGT TTE BRUNSBUTTELKOOG 80 -141 32090
6/20/1944 BRODY J.F. SGT TTE FALLERSLEBEN 80 -143 32090

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missions of Sgt Ake with Lt Rowland Crew:

DATE: LAST_NAME: FIRST_NAME: RANK: POSITION: TARGET: CREW_NBR: MISSION#: PLANE_NBR:
6/7/1944 AKE W. S/SGT LWG NANTES (BRIDGES) 80 -135 97065
6/8/1944 AKE W. S/SGT LWG TOURS (BRIDGES) 80 -136 37517
6/11/1944 AKE W. S/SGT LWG BERCK sur MER (S.DEF) 80 -137 32090
6/15/1944 AKE W. S/SGT LWG MITBURG & WILSTER 80 -140 32090
6/18/1944 AKE W. S/SGT LWG BRUNSBUTTELKOOG 80 -141 32090
6/20/1944 AKE W. S/SGT LWG FALLERSLEBEN 80 -143 3209
6/21/1944 AKE W. S/SGT LWG BASDORF 80 -144 3209
6/22/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG PARIS (RIVER DOCKS) 80 -146 3209
6/29/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG BOHLEN (OIL REF) 80 150 6087
7/7/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG BOHLEN/MERSEBURG 80 155 6087
7/8/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG CLAMECY-JOLGYN 80 156 6087
7/11/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 80 157 32090
7/12/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG MUNICH (IND. AREA) 80 158 102649
7/13/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG MUNICH (JET ENGINES) 80 159 32090
7/14/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG SOUTH OF FRANCE 80 160 37808
7/17/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY 80 161 32090
7/17/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY 80 161 31895
7/18/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 80 162 32090
7/19/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG SCHWEINFURT & DUREN 80 163 32090
7/20/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG MERSEBURG 80 164 32090
7/24/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 80 166 102649
7/25/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 80 167 102649
7/28/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG MERSEBURG 80 168 102649
7/29/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG MERSEBURG 80 169 102649
8/2/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG TERGNIER/LaFERE 80 171 102649
8/3/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG TROYES (RAIL YARD) 80 172 102649
8/4/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG HAMBURG (OIL) 80 173 102649
8/5/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG MAGDEBURG 80 174 6087
8/6/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG BERLIN 80 175 102649
8/24/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG RUHLAND (OIL) 80 183 102649
8/25/1944 AKE W. S/SGT BTG POLITZ (OIL) 80 184 102649

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Missions of Sgt J. Hall as fill in LWG on Lt Rowland Crew

DATE: LAST_NAME FIRST_NAME: RANK: POSITION: TARGET: CREW_NBR: MISSION_NBR: PLANE_NBR:
6/22/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG PARIS (RIVER DOCKS) 80 146 3209
6/29/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG BOHLEN (OIL REF) 80 150 6087
7/7/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG BOHLEN/MERSEBURG 80 155 6087
7/8/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG CLAMECY-JOLGYN 80 156 6087
7/18/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 80 162 32090
7/19/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG SCHWEINFURT & DUREN 80 163 32090
7/20/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG MERSEBURG 80 164 32090
7/24/1944 HALL J. SGT LWG ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 80 166 102649
Memo 2:
Harvey Rowland 418th Squadron January 20, 2017
Harvey enlisted in the Army Air Corps in early 1941, assigned to Wheeler Field, Hawaii while awaiting aviation mechanics training. On guard duty the morning of December 7, he witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the strafing of Wheeler Field. Months afterward, Harvey took and passed the tests for aviation cadet training, earning his Pilot’s wings and was assigned his own crew. Arriving at Thorpe Abbotts on May 31, 1944, the Rowland crew’s first mission was June 6, D-Day. He completed his tour of 35 missions to Mainz, Germany on Sept. 8, 1944.

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT ROWLAND, Harvey J. P CPT
LT HESS, Robert M. CP CPT
LT GOLDBERG, Alan B. NAV CPT
LT KEARNEY, Edward T. BOM CPT
S/SGT PARSONS, Garnet W. TTE FEH
SGT O'CONNELL, Daniel J. ROG NOC
S/SGT LEONE, Joseph R. BTG FEH
SGT PUCKETT, Thomas R. BTG CPT
S/SGT AKE, William WG CPT
S/Sgt BRODY, John F. WG FEH
SGT HALL, JOHN WG CPT
S/SGT MARKS, Orville A. WG CPT
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT ROWLAND, Harvey J. P CPT
S/SGT GAGE, John H. BTG NOC