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Lt

Arthur C. "Bud" STIPE

Arthur Stipe

Arthur C. Stipe, CP, of the Owen D. (Cowboy) Roane crew (100th Photo Archives)

Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 349th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Copilot
Beginning Date of 100th Service: Unknown
Time of Service at Thorpe Abbotts: Unknown - Unknown

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: CPT
Comments: 20 OCT 43 DUREN (THE COWBOY'S CP)

Media Articles

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Media ItemTypePageVolume/IssueBroadcast SourceTimeDescriptionFile
Arthur “Bud” Stipe home again photoPrintThe Bulletin Nov 4 194312:00 am
Arthur “Bud” Stipe veteran of 25 missions part 1PrintThe Bulletin Nov 4 194312:00 am
Arthur “Bud” Stipe 25 mission veteranPrintThe Bulletin Nov 4 1943 12:00 am

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

2ND LT OWEN D. (COWBOY) ROANE P CPT 26 NOV 43 PARIS (flew one additional mission on Feb 29, 1944-Brunswick)
2ND LT ARTHUR C. "BUD" STIPE CP CPT 20 OCT 43 DUREN
2ND LT DANIEL L. SCHMUCKER NAV CPT 29 NOV 43 BREMEN
2ND LT CURTIS K. CAMPBELL BOM CPT 20 OCT 43 DUREN
T/SGT CLARENCE R. TOMB ROG CPT 16 NOV 43 RJUKAN, NORWAY
T/SGT ROBERT A. STUART TTE CPT 16 NOV 43 RJUKAN, NORWAY
S/SGT ROGER O. STROBLE BTG CPT 20 OCT 43 DUREN
S/SGT JAMES JARVIE RWG CPT 20 OCT 43 DUREN
S/SGT ARTHUR HAUGE LWG NOC X-FERRED TO BASE MP'S. Replaced by T/SGT RICHARD DETWEILER
S/SGT PATRICK J. HEALY TG CPT 20 OCT 43 DUREN

349th Sqdn.. Crew joined 100th in June 26, 1943 as one of the first replacement crews along with Lt Henry Henington, Lt John Justice and Lt "Big Chief" Walter Moreno.

Repacments on Lt Roane Crew:

LT STIPE IS REPLACED ON THE CREW ON BY F/O REGINALD A. SMITH (TRANSFERRED FROM RAF) STARTING WITH 3 NOV 43 MISISON TO WILHEMSHAVEN. HE WOULD LATER TRANSFER TO THE 418TH BS AS A 2ND LT AND COMMAND HIS OWN CREW. LT REGINALD "SMITTY" SMITH WOULD BECOME A POW 20/2/44 ON THE MISSION TO POSEN & SETTIN

2ND LT DANIEL L. SCHMUCKER (NAV) MOVED TO 13TH CBW TO START TEACHING ABOUT RADAR NAVIGATION AND BOMBING. HE WAS REPLACED ON THE CREW BY 1ST LT OMAR "THE TENT MAKER" GONZALES (FORMER GROUP NAVGATOR) STARTING WITH 8 OCT 43 MISSION TO BREMEN.

1ST LT GONZALES IS REPLACED BY LT HOWARD BASSETT (FROM LT VICTOR REED CREW) FOR MISSONS OCTOBER 18-20, 1943, BOTH TO DUREN.

T/SGT RICHARD DETWEILER (FROM LT VICTOR REED CREW) REPLACES SGT HAUGE AFTER HE WAS TAKEN OFF FLYING STATUS FOR FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE FRIEND OR FOE. GUESS HE STITCHED ONE OF “COWBOYS” WINGMAN ONE TOO MANY TIMES. SGT. HAUGE IS TRANSFERRED TO THE BASE MP'S. T/SGT DETWEILER WOULD LATER BECOME TOP TURRET ENGINEER WHEN T/SGT STUART COMPLETED HIS MISSIONS.


LT OWEN D."COWBOY" ROANE
LEDGENDARY 100TH PILOT

ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN OF THE 100TH LONG LIST OF WELL KNOWN AVIATORS. COWBOY FOLLOWED GLEN DYE AS THE SECOND 100TH PILOT TO COMPLETE A TOUR.

EVERY 100TH VETERAN HAS A COWBOY ROANE STORY, RANGING FROM THE FAMOUS "DONKEY" TO ALL SORTS OF OTHERS. HE IS IMORTALIZED BY HIS FAMOUS RADIO TRANMISSION, "COMING IN WITH A FROZEN ASS", WHETHER IT OCCURRED OR NOT, PROBABLY ONLY HE KNOWS FOR SURE, IT IS A PART OF THE 100TH MYSTIC.

HIS FLYING SKILLS WERE GREATLY ADMIRED BY HIS CREW AND OTHERS WHO FLEW WITH THE 100TH. LEADER OF SEVERAL DIFFICULT MISSIONS THAT INCLUDE THE 100TH TRIP TO SCHWEINFURT ON 14 OCT 43, "BLACK THURSDAY" AND THE ATTACK ON HITLER'S HEAVY WATER PLANT AT RJUKAN, NORWAY. IN HIS BOOK, THE STORY OF THE CENTURY, JOHN NILSSON ERRONEOUSLY CREDITS THIS MISSION LEAD TO SAM BARR, WHILE THE INTREPID MISSISSIPIAN LED SEVERAL OTHER 100TH MISSIONS, THIS NEAR PERFECT ONE WAS
LED BY THE "COWBOY". HIS MISSION LOG THAT FOLLOWS INCLUDES THE TOUGH TARGETS OF REGENSBURG, BREMEN, SCHWEINFURT, HAMBURG AND OTHERS.

HE IS AN EYE WITNESS TO RICHARD SYNDER'S ("THE MAN ON THE WING") GALLANT BID TO EGRESS 42-5860, COMMANDED BY LT CURTIS. R. BIDDICK, ON THE 17 AUG 43 REGENSBERG MISSION. AFTER RETIRING FROM THE USAF HE PERSUED A SECOND CAREER IN EDUCATION, BECOMING A PROMINENT FIGURE IN HIS AREA.

DR.ROANE IS THE SITTING PRESIDENT OF THE 100TH BOMB GROUP ASSOCITATION (1991-1993) AND THUS WAS THE SPEAKER AT THE DEDICATION OF THE CURTIS LEMAY MEMORIAL AT THORPE ABBOTTS IN JULY 1992. HE WAS ALSO MAYOR OF HIS HOME TOWN, VALLEY VIEW. TEXAS.

# Mission Log of Lt. Arthur C. Stipe

1. July 4, 1943 La Pallice, France
2 July 10, 1943 Le Bourget, France
3. July 14, 1943 Le Bourget, France
4. July 17, 1943 Hamburg, Germany
5. July 24, 1943 Trondheim, Norway
6. July 25, 1943 Warenmunde (Keil), Germany
7. July 26, 1943 Hanover, Germany
8. July 29, 1943 Warenmunde, Germany
9. Aug 15, 1943 Meirville - Lille, France
10. Aug 17, 1943 Regensburg, Germany
11. Aug 24, 1943 Bordeaux. France
12. Aug 31, 1943 Le Mureaux, France
13. Sept 3, 1943 Paris, France
14. Sept 6, 1943 Conches, France (S.T.) Stuttgart was primiary
15. Sept 7, 1943 Watten, France
16. Sept 9, 1943 Beauvais, Tille, France
17. Sept 23, 1943 Vannee, France
18. Sept 26, 1943 Paris, France
19. Sept 27, 1943 Emden, Germany
20. Oct 2, 1943 Emden, Germany
21. Oct 4, 1943 Hanau, Germany
22. Oct 8, 1943 Bremen, Germany
23. Oct 14, 1943 Schweinfurt, Germany
24. Oct 18, 1943 Duren, Germany
25. Oct 20, 1943 Duren, Germany


CREW THAT FLEW WITH COWBOY OWEN ROANE ON BREMEN (OCT 8, 1943) AND SCHWEINFURT (OCT 14, 1943) MISSIONS

2ND LT OWEN D. (COWBOY) ROANE P CPT 26 NOV 43 PARIS
2ND LT ARTHUR C. "BUD" STIPE CP CPT 20 OCT 43 DURAN
1ST LT OMAR GONZALES NAV POW 5 NOV 43 GELSENKIRCHEN
2ND LT CURTIS K. CAMPBELL BOM CPT 20 OCT 43 DURAN
T/SGT CLARENCE R. TOMB ROG CPT 19 NOV 43 GELSENKIRCHEN
T/SGT ROBERT A. STUART TTE CPT 19 NOV 43 GELSENKIRCHEN
S/SGT ROGER O. STROBLE BTG CPT 20 OCT 43 DURAN
S/SGT JAMES JARVIE RWG CPT 20 OCT 43 DURAN
T/SGT RICHARD DETWEILER LWG CPT 13 FEB 44 NO-BALL
S/SGT PATRICK J. HEALY TG CPT 20 OCT 43 DURAN


Lt Stipe Decorations
Distinguished Flying Cross with OLC
Air Medal with 4 OLC's
Two (2) Distinguished Unit Citations but is entitled to wear 3 since this crew was assigned to fly with the 390th Bomb Group on Oct 14, 1943 and that group earned a Unit Citation for the mission)
ETO ribon with one Battle Star

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT SMITH, Reginald A. CP/P POW
Capt ROANE, Owen D. P CPT
Lt STIPE, Arthur C. CP CPT
LT SCHMUCKER, Daniel L. NAV CPT
Lt CAMPBELL, Curtis K. BOM CPT
T/Sgt STUART, Robert TTE CPT
T/SGT TOMB, Clarence R. ROG CPT
S/SGT STROBLE, Roger O. BTG CPT
S/SGT HAUGE, Arthur B. WG RFS
S/SGT JARVIE, James WG CPT
S/SGT HEALY, Patrick J. TG CPT