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Personnel

S/Sgt

Glenn D. ABRAHAM

Army Serial Number: 39203614
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 351st Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Radio Operator / Gunner

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: POW
MACR: 14170
CR: 14170
Comments: 10 APR 45 BURG-BEI-MADGEBURG (EAC)

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
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.Shearwood TTE Evadee 10/4/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF
Cpl Glenn D.Abraham,Jr. ROG POW 10/4/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF
Cpl Paul H.Decker TG KIA 10/4/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF
Cpl Richard D.Long WG POW 10/4/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF
Cpl Richard E.Smith BTG KIA 10/4/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF

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 Con.

Eyewitness: (MACR # 14170 " A/C 963 was forced to peel out of the formation with #2 engine feathered. Then it tried to climb back when ME 262's began pressing attack. The A/C was hit in the right wing and a large piece flew off.Then#3 & #4 engines burst into flames and it peeled off low to the right. As it went down flames were larger and it was believed to hit the ground with a terrific explosion.
No chutes were seen.

Statement by Shearwood: "The plane was breaking up when I got out and I was of the opinion that no other crew member parachuted.I saw no other chutes. When I hit the ground,I did not see any of the crew."

MISSIONS OF CREW OF LT LAWRENCE L. BAZIN FROM CPL RICHARD LONG: (mpf 2001)

1. 26/02/45 BERLIN
2. 28/02/45 KASSEL
3. 7/03/45 SIEGEN
4. 8/03/45 GIESSEN
5. 10/03/45 DORTMUND
6. 11/03/45 HAMBURG
7. 12/03/45 SWINEMUNDE
8. 15/03/45 ORANIENBURG
9. 17/03/45 PLAUEN (in Bill Thompsons MACR reports, it lists March 21, 1945 Plauen as the mission for Bazin Crew)
From 22/3/45 to 6/4/45 Daniel Shaffer flew 11missions as navigator on this crew. Lt Shaffer completed his tour with this Crew
10. 22/03/45 ALHORN
11. 23/03/45 UNNA
12. 24/03/45 STEENWIJK
13. 24/03/45 ZIEGENHAIN
14. 28/03/45 HANOVER
15. 30/03/45 HAMBURG
16. 31/03/45 BAD BERKA
17. 03/04/45 KIEL
18. 04/04/45 KIEL
19. 05/04/45 NURNBURG
21. 06/04/45 LEIPZIG
22. 10/04/45 BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG

Following is the crew component for the 10 Apr 1945 mission to Magdeburg
Lawrence L. Bazin Pilot KIA
James R. Dotson Co-Pilot KIAs in red
John D. Gross Navigator POW
Arthur W. Flowers Nose Gunner KIA
Glenn D. Abraham, Jr. Radio Operato POW
Roens W. Shearwood Flight Engineer EVA
Richard E. Smith Ball Turret G KIA
Paul H. Decker Tail Gunner KIA
Robert B. Patterson Radar C. POW
Richard D. Long Waist Gunner POW

A/C#43 38963 MACR#14170,fiche #5162

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Burg-Bei-Madgeburg
Aircraft:
(43-38963)
Date:
1945-04-10
Cause:
ME262

Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt BAZIN, Lawrence L. P KIA
LT DIXON, Charles F. CP FEH
LT PEIFFER, Kenneth C. NAV FEH
LT CHASE, Harry J. BOM FEH
T/Sgt SHEARWOOD, Roens W. TTE EVA
S/SGT ABRAHAM, Glenn D. ROG POW
Sgt SMITH, Richard E. BTG KIA
Sgt LONG, Richard D. WG POW
S/SGT DECKER, Paul H. TG KIA