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2ND LT LUCIUS G. LACY P POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA (Retired as LT COL from Air Force)
2ND LT THOMAS R. LESLIE CP KIA 6 MAR 44 BERLIN (WITH G.BRANNAN CREW)
2ND LT ALBERT FRANKLIN NAV CPT 24 JUL 44 ST LO GROUND SUPPORT
2ND LT FRANK C. GREGORY BOM CPT 13 JUL 44 MUNICH
SGT CLARENCE H. WOOD, JR. ROG POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA
SGT CHESTER J. CARKNARD TTE KIA 11 APR 44 ROSTOCK (ME 109 killed)
SGT RAYMOND J. MITCHELL BTG POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA (on 24th Mission)
SGT WILLIAM L. RENEAU WG CPT 5 JUN 44 FALAISE (moved to Lt Massol Crew as LWG)
SGT HERMAN H. HILBURN WG RFS MEDICIAL REASONS AFTER SEVEN MISSIONS
SGT JOSEPH A. HOWELL TG NOC
351st Sqdn.. Crew, as above, joined the 100th on 1 Dec 1943.
Crew was nicknamed "Lacy's Lushes" (given to crew by Ray Mitchell)
When Sgt Hilburn was RFS after 7 missions, S/Sgt Raymond Mitchell moved to LWG. By March 1944 S/Sgt Reneau had moved to Lt Massol's Crew as WG and was replaced on the S/Sgt Joe Folsom had taken over the RWG position. The BTG position was manned by several different crewman, S/Sgt L. Black, S/Sgt Chester Powell, S/Sgt J.M. Roberts, & S/Sgt C.L. Morrow from the 350th BS. T/Sgt Sidney A. Cary took over the TTE postion when T/Sgt Carknard was KIA on 11 Apr 44. S/Sgt Joseph A Howell served as TG on this crew until 15 Mar 44 Brunswick Mission then is replaced by S/Sgt Michael Rotz from Capt T.E. Murphy Crew.
On Dec 29, 1943 Capt Jack Swartout took Lt Lacy on a "check flight" in Holy Terror II 42-21062 EP-D and immediately upon landing on runway 22 the plane swerved to the left caused by the left brake dragging badly. The aircraft went off the runway and nosed over then dropped back driving the tail wheel into the fuselage. We do not have a full list of missions this crew flew but here are some we are sure of…mpf.
DATE: TARGET AIRCRAFT
03/03/44 BERLIN 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
04/03/44 BERLIN 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
06/03/44 BERLIN 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
15/03/44 BRUNSWICK 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
16/03/44 AUGSBURG 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
18/03/44 MUNICH 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
01/04/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
09/04/44 POSEN (RECALL) 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
10/04/44 RHEIMS 42-31412 EP-G MASON AND DIXON
11/04/44 ROSTOCK 42-39867 EP-E BOEING BELLE
The crew composition that flew the 28 May 44 Madgeburg mission was vastly different from the above roster; below is the crew as of 7 May 44 mission to Berlin thru the 28 May 44 mission to Madgeburg.
1ST LT LUCIUS G. LACY P POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA
2ND LT CLAUDE E. SCHINDLER CP KIA 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA FROM THE R.V.E. MONRAD CREW
2ND LT RAYMOND E. ROSSMAN NAV POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA FROM THE C.W WOLDT CREW
2ND LT HERBERT GREENBERG BOM POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA FROM THE R.H.HELMICK CREW
T/SGT CLARENCE H. WOOD ROG POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA
T/SGT SIDNEY A. CARY TTE POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA FROM THE R.V.E. MONRAD CREW
S/SGT CHESTER L. POWELL BTG KIA 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA FROM THE M.T.RISH CREW
S/SGT JOE S. FOLSOM RWG KIA 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA
S/SGT RAYMOND J. MITCHELL LWG POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA
S/SGT MICHAEL ROTZ TG POW 28 MAY 44 MAGDEBURG & GERA FROM THE T. MURPHY CREW (PICCADILLY LILY)
EYEWITNESS: "A/C #389 was shot down over the target area at 1405 hours by
E/A. #4 engine was seen smoking and cockpit was afire.Three
chutes were seen "
According to Lt.Lacy's statements in MACR, . . . "the electrical system was out,
ship out of control,cables shot away,spun immediately. " . . . . " I fastened my
chute on in air. Seven crew members got out before wings came off."
From statements of Lt.Greenberg in MACR:
"The attack that knocked us out came from High at about 1:00 o'clock. All hits
seemed to concentrate on the starboard side. I would say Lt.Schindler was hit
and killed in the cockpit.He never made a move to get out despite the fact we
were burning fiercely. Our engineer maintains that the last he saw of Schindler
was while the cockpit was burning. Lt Schindler appeared to be slumped in his
seat.His left arm hanging straight down and making no move." Lt.Schindler
was operational from December 1943 til his death. He flew the "Roughest" ones
and was the coolest,calmest co-pilot that ever flew combat."
Sgt.Mitchell last saw Sgt.Folsom lying against the right bulkhead.His head and
face bloody and he made no attempt to leave the ship and was evidently dead.
Sgt.Powell is believed to have been killed in his turret by the fighter pass
that apparently killed Schindler and Folsom.
German report in MACR iB to the effect that at the crash site 3 dead were found.
Bodies burnt,names unidentifiable.
It appears that this crew had flown about 20/22 missions.
1st Lt Lucius Lacy ended up in Stalag Luft III until the end of the War.
DATE TARGET AIRCRAFT
07/05/44 BERLIN 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
08/05/44 BERLIN 42-31412 EP-G MASON AND DIXON
11/05/44 LIEGE 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
12/05/44 BRUX,CZECH 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
19/05/44 BERLIN 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
24/05/44 BERLIN 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
28/05/44 MAGDEBURG 42-31389 EP-J LUCIOUS LUCY
Raymond Mitchell remembrances: 28 May 44: I was standing right next to Joe Folsom when he was hit by 20mm from a German Fighter. He was gone before he hit the floor. We were on our 24th mission. Our Tail Gunner Sgt Rotz wore a back parachute and unbeknown to him, it had been hit by fragments from a 20mm shell. When he bailed out, he seem to decend a little bit faster than others because the 20mm had blown holes in his parachute. When he hit the ground he broke his hip and I thought we would never see him again. Luckily he was picked up by Luftwaffe personnel vs regular german army or home guard, otherwise he may have been shot due to the nature of his condition. Months later he arrived at the POW camp and I was so surprised to see him. I landed close to Ray Cary and we stayed together and tried to evade but were eventually captured.
Lacy is still alive if you email me I will give it too you. Very reluctant to talk about the war but a family member may be different. email me at MPFaley@aol.com
Next, your Dad flew quite a few missions with this Crew but after March 15th, we do not show him flying another mission? Do you know why? The crew was not done flying 30 missions required at that time? You just missed a golden opportunity, Ray Cary, son of Raymond Cary (WG) just passed away and he had a ton of material on the Lacy Crew. What we do not have (and neither did Ray, was a Crew shot). Do you have one you could share with us? Is your Dad still with us? What about a mission list? You should pick up the book I did on the Berlin Missions called High Noon Over Haseluenne which has a lot of information on the three missions your Dad was on to Berlin in early March 1944 http://www.amazon.com/High-Noon-over-Haseluenne-Bombardment/dp/0764332376/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1315964821&sr=8-4