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Personnel

S/Sgt

Arthur V.R. CONGROVE

Army Serial Number: 34442921
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 349th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Tail Gunner

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: POW
MACR: 03025
CR: 03025
Comments: 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LANDED IN DENMARK DUE TO FLAK DAMAGE)

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

1ST LT JOHN G. GOSSAGE P POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK) SEE NOTE
2ND LT BERTRAND D. McNEILL CP POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
F/O EDWARD A. WARNER NAV POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
1ST LT HOWARD G. BALL BOM POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
T/SGT MICHAEL G. POLANICK ROG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
T/SGT ARTHUR A. COOPER TTE POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT THOMAS R. WOODERSON BTG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT JAMES W. GREGG RWG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT DONALD B. SACKRIDER LWG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)
S/SGT ARTHUR V.R. CONGROVE TG POW 3 MAR 44 BERLIN (LNDED IN DENMARK)

MACR #3025, Microfiche #1023
A/C #42-38017 "ONE MISSION LULU"
349th Sqdn..
Lt Howard Ball was from the "Original " crew of Donald Oakes and was wounded on 10 Jul 1943 Le Bourget. He had been hospitalized for a considerable peroid.

On 3 Mar 44 this crew was flying in the #2 position of the lead element to the lead squadron. There was a tremendous cloud build up and as the lead element entered the cloud some following ships believed they saw an explosion as if a collision had occurred. Later a VHF was heard from Gossage saying he intended to try for Sweden. Acutally, he landed the plane on a Schlewig airfield (Denmark) thinking he was in Sweden. This probably gave the Germans their first intact B-17 which they later operated.

Mike Polanick had gone overseas with the 100th Group ground echelon then volunteered for aerial gunnery; Thomas Wooderson also had been a member of the ground crew when the 100th went overseas.

Arthur Congrove was also part of the 1141st Quartermaster Co then volunteered for Aerial gunnery. Assigned to 100th BG 349th BS on September 7, 1943 along with Wendyl Sowl and PFC Edward J. Hoffman, This was his 19th Mission.
Memo 2:
Arrived at Thorpe Abbotts as part of 1141st QMC Co

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Berlin
Aircraft:
"One Mission LuLu" (42-38017)
Date:
1944-03-03
Cause:
FLAK

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt GOSSAGE, John G. P POW
LT GRIER, William S. CP KIA
LT MCNEILL, Bertrand D. CP POW
LT NICHOLS, Walter NAV POW
F/O WARNER, Edward A. NAV POW
LT DON, Theodore J. BOM CPT
T/SGT COOPER, Arthur A. TTE POW
T/SGT HUMPHREY, William S. TTE POW
T/SGT GILLEN, Michael W. ROG CPT
S/SGT DECOOMAN, Francis J. BTG KIA
S/SGT WOODERSON, Thomas R. BTG POW
S/SGT GREGG, James W. WG POW
S/Sgt LOVELL, Clyde WG KIA
S/Sgt POLANICK, Michael G. WG POW
S/SGT SACKRIDER, Donald B. WG POW
S/Sgt SCHULTE, Ralph WG KIA
S/SGT ALSHOUSE, Bruce E. TG CPT
S/SGT CONGROVE, Arthur V.R. TG POW