Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. In honor of my father the veteran, I have a scanned a handwritten document my father created during his World War II experiences. This is a list of his missions from July 13 through November 11, 1944. It will be 67 years ago tomorrow that the he had completed these missions with the rest of his Bomb Squad. What brave men! Click an image to enlarge it or download it. Give a vet some love tomorrow while you’re at it.

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

49th Bomb Squad Missions

I have a photo of my father while he was in training at MacDill in 1944. What makes this photo special is that my father actually wrote the names of the men in his crew on the back.

Here is the photo, taken June 10, 1944.

MacDill Field Crew 221 June 10, 1944

MacDill Field Crew 221 June 10, 1944

Here is a scan of the legend. The legend is transcribed below the image.

MacDill Field Crew 221 June 10, 1944 Legend

MacDill Field Crew 22 June 10, 1944 Legend

MacDill Field, June 10, 1944
Crew 221

June 10, 1944

Top Row
Left to Right

Pilot Flight Officer Ramsey, California
Co-Pilot Flight Officer Vaughn, New York
Navigator Flight Officer Peck, Pennsylvania
Commander Flight Officer Strickland, Virginia
Engineer Sgt. Tague, Chicago, Ill.

Bottom Row, Kneeling

Assit. Engineer Cpl. Reynolds, Waist Gunner, Oklahom
Radio Operator Sgt. Barth, Pennsylvania
Me (Edward Mierzejewski), Ball Turret Gunner, Ohio
Armourer Sgt Casey, Waist Gunner, New York
Assit. Armourer Sgt. Ratje, Tail Gunner, California

Perhaps a family member or friend of these men may find this picture of interest to them.

My father was a member of the 49th and 96th Bomb Squadrons. For more information: http://www.2ndbombgroup.org/

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