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T/SGT  David H. GORDON

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TTE
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 10 NOV 44 WIESBADEN (31 MISSIONS)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Robert L.Chamberlain              P CT 29/11/44 HAMM
2nd Lt Gerald A.Boule                   CP CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES
2nd Lt Kenneth O Shrewsbury    NAV CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES
2nd Lt Victor L.Karp                   BOM CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES 
 S/Sgt Harold Yatt                     ROG CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES
 S/Sgt David H. Gordon               TTE CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES   
   Sgt William L Wixom                 BTG CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES
   Sgt Sherwood G.Sharp                WG CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES
   Sgt Bruce A.Richardson                TG CT 10/11/44 WIESBADEN & INGELHEIM, CITIES sn#35789288
   Pvt Albert H.Beauchone               WG CT 09/03/45 MUNICH/REIM, AF (taken off crew to reduce to nine men, SPARE GUNNERS POOL)

349th Sgdn. Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 17/7/44.  Flew in A/C  "Reluctant Dragon"
According to Ken Shrewsbury, officers returned to States as 1st Lieutenants. According to Bruce Richardson, the Crew Flew in A/C "Varga Venus" for first 3 missions, Crashed at base on return from Merseburg.  Remaining missions in  A/C  "Reluctant Dragon"

Date         Crew Nbr         Mission Nbr         Last Name         Initial         Rank         Position   Aircraft Nbr         Target
8/26/1944         01         185                 BEAUCHONE         A.H.         S/SGT         BTG          38015         BREST
8/27/1944         05         186                 BEAUCHONE         A.H.         S/SGT         TOG         31986         BERLIN (RECALL)
9/1/1944           05         188                 BEAUCHONE         A.H.         S/SGT         TOG         31986         MAINZ (RECALL)
9/26/1944         07         200                 BEAUCHONE         A.H.         S/SGT         TOG         6366           BREMEN

Missions of 1st Lt Kenneth O. Shrewsbury (mpf 2002)

1. 28/7/44  Merseburg, Oil Refinery
2. 29/7/44  Merseburg, Oil Refinery
3. 31/7/44  Munich
4.   2/8/44  Tergnier, Rail Bridge
5.   3/8/44  Troyes, Rail Bridge
6.   7/8/44  Beautor, Rail Bridge
7.   8/8/44  St Sylvain
8. 11/8/44  Villacoublay, Airport
9. 13/8/44  Nantes/Gassicourt
10. 15/8/44  Venlo, Airfield
11. 25/8/44  Politz, Oil Field
12. 26/8/44  Brest
13. 30/8/44  Bremen
14.   1/9/44  Mainz
15.   8/9/44  Mainz
16.    9/9/44  Dusseldorf
17. 10/9/44  Nurnburg, Tank factory)
18. 11/9/44  Ruhland (100th lost 12 a/c on this mission) Oil Depot
19. 12/9/44  Magdeburg, Oil Plant
20. 18/9/44  Warsaw (Start of Second Russian Shuttle Mission)
21. 19/9/44  Szolnok, Hungary
22. 28/9/44  Merseburg
23. 2/10/44  Kassel
24. 5/10/44  Munster
25. 6/10/44  Berlin
26. 7/10/44  Bohlen, Oil Refinery
27. 9/10/44  Mainz, Rail Yards  
28. 22/10/44 Munster
29. 26/10/44 Hanover
30.   2/11/44 Merseburg
31.   6/11/44 Neumunster, Air Field
32.   9/11/44 Saarbrucken
33. 11/11/44 Mainz, Air field (believe Ken completed on Nov 10 at Wiesbaden with rest of crew)


 Missions of S/Sgt Bruce A. Richardson  (mpf 2001)

1. 25/7/44  St Lo
2. 28/7/44  Merseburg
3. 29/7/44  Merseburg
4. 31/7/44  Munich
5.   2/8/44  Tergnier
6.   3/8/44  Troyes
7.   7/8/44  Beautor
8.   8/8/44  St Sylvain
9. 11/8/44  Villacoublay
10. 13/8/44  Nantes/Gassicourt
11. 14/8/44  Ludwigshaven
12. 24/8/44  Ruhland
13. 25/8/44  Politz
14. 26/8/44  Brest
15. 27/8/44  BERLIN
16.   1/9/44  Mainz
17.   3/9/44  Brest
18.   8/9/44  Mainz
19. 10/9/44  Nurnburg
20. 11/9/44  Ruhland (100th lost 12 a/c on this mission)
21. 18/9/44  Warsaw (Start of Second Russian Shuttle Mission)
22. 19/9/44  Szolnok, Hungary
23. 28/9/44  Merseburg
24. 2/10/44  Kassel
25. 12/10/44 Bremen
26. 17/10/44 Cologne
27. 18/10/44 Kassel
28. 22/10/44 Munster
29. 26/10/44 Hanover
30. 30/10/44 Merseburg
31.   2/11/44 Merseburg
32.   9/11/44 Saarbrucken
33. 10/11/44 Wiesbaden

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

 The Robert L. Chamberlain crew; (L to R) Gerald A. Boulet, Kenneth O. Shrewsbury, Bruce A. Richardson, Robert L. Chamberlain, Harold Yatt, Victor L. Karp, Sherwood G. Sharp, David H. Gordon and William L. Wixom. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

ID: 1956