John, saw this post and thought I'd add a little to the discussion.
Bill Jobe, gunner with the 64th, returned from New Guinea in July/Aug 1944 via the Willard A Holbrook. Believe, though I cannot confirm, that my Dad came home on that same ship at the same time, as both their names are on the same redeployment orders. Take a look at the Jan 2010 newsletter (pg 11) and you'll see Bill's discussion on "19 long, zig-zagging, sea-sick days".
This is directed to Mr. Frank Hohmann who noted in a response to a recent message that he separated from the 43rd BG on June 6, 1944. My brother T/SGT Louis S. Barone 403rd BS,separated on the same... more
Return from New Guinea Louise Terrell,Fri Mar 20 09:24
Mr Barone;It is just amazing. that you are the first person to ask that question. I and my combat crew left the 18th squadron 19thBG to follow our Pilot to the 43BG for his reasons. I enlisted in the ... more
Mr. Hohmann: Your service with the 43rd and later until the end of the war certainly was noteworthy and invaluable to the total war effort. Everyone reading this post profusely thanks you for what... more
John BARONE I along with a group of Noncoms took the first USA plane back to the states to Salt Lake City where I took a Train to Pyote Army Airbase. Texas to join the 93BS19BG. I stayed with the... more
Mr. John Barone; March 4 1943 I was TIA to the 8th Photo Squadron to train two men to become B-17E Flight Engineers. At the end of the month I returned to the 43BG only to learn that Capt. Jay Rousek ... more