Plotting the significant events related to signers of The Log Book in chronological order.

DateEvent
1944-01-11Lester Schrenk, USAF, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92BG flies his 2nd mission participating in raid "8th Air Force 182" bombing aircraft factories in Oschersleben, Germany.
1944-01-29Lester Schrenk, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92BG flies his 3rd mission participating in raid "8th Air Force 198" bombing industrial areas in Frankfurt, Germany.
1944-01-30Lester Schrenk, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92BG flies his 4th mission participating in raid "8th Air Force 200" bombing aviation industry in Brunswick, Germany.
1944-01-31Edgar Harrell, USMC, USS Indianapolis CA-35 has his first combat experience participating in bombardment of islands of the Kwajalein Atolls.
1944-02-04Edgar Harrell, USMC, USS Indianapolis CA-35 enters Kwajalein Lagoon to support ground troops until resistance disappears.
1944-02-04Lester Schrenk, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92 BG flies his 5th mission participating in raid "8th Air Force 208" bombing railroad marshalling yards in Frankfurt, Germany.
1944-02-05Lester Schrenk, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92BG flies his 6th mission participating in raid "8th Air Force 210" bombing German airfields in Chateaudun, France.
1944-02-06Douglas Devaux, USAF, Flight Radio Operator, arrives Karachi, India after a long journey with many flights across South America and Africa.
1944-02-06Lester Schrenk, USAF, B-17 ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92 BG flies his 7th mission participating in raid "8th Air Force 212" bombing German airfield in Caen/Carpiquet, France.
1944-02-20Lester Schrenk, USAF, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92BG flies his 8th mission participating in raid "8th Air Force 226 BIG WEEK - DAY 1" bombing German airfield at Leipzig/Mockau, Germany.
1944-02-21Douglas Devaux, USAF, Flight Radio Operator flies a check-out-ride in a C-47 supervised by Lt Spencer from Karachi to Agra in central India.
1944-02-21Lester Schrenk, USAF, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, 327th BS, 92BG flies his 9th mission participating in raid  "8th Air Force 228 BIG WEEK - DAY 2" attacking German airfield at Hopstein, Germany.
1944-02-22Lester Schrenk, USAF, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner flies his 10th (and final) mission participating in "8th Air Force BIG WEEK - DAY 3" attacking German airfield Aalborg West as a diversion for the main force attacking targets in Germany. Crew bails out of B-17G #42-31377 'Pot-O-Gold' over Denmark after the aircraft is attacked and shot down by Luftwaffe ace Hans-Herman Müller. Pilot 2nd Lt Lavies perish having landed in a lake, rest of crew is taken as POWs by German ground forces.
1944-02-24POW Lester Schrenk, USAF, 327th, 92BG arrives to Dulag Luft POW Interrogation Camp near Frankfurt, Germany.
1944-02-28POW Lester Schrenk, USAF, 327th BS, 92BG arrives to POW camp Stalag Luft 6 near town of Heydekrug (now Šilutė in Lithuania).
1944-03-30Douglas Devaux, USAF, Flight Radio Operator, has to transmit a Mayday call when flight is lost in severe thunderstorm over India. Thanks to special training in radio direction finding (RDF) obtained by Pan Am in Miami flight piloted by Lt Lambert makes it safely back to Dum Dum Airfield.
1944-05-28Douglas Devaux, USAF, Flight Radio Operator, encounters severe wind shear in a thunderstorm and has to assist pilots controlling the aircraft by raising and lowering the gear as pilots could not let go of control column and throttles.
1944-06-06Guy Whidden, 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne Division parachutes into Normandy.
1944-06-06Henry Parham of 320 VLA Barrage Balloon Battalion lands on Omaha beach around 2pm.
1944-06-06Louis Graziano, US Army, lands on Omaha beach in the 3rd wave.
1944-06-06Stuart Sinden, British Army, Suffolk Regiment ferries soldiers onto Juno Beach manning a MG on a Landing Craft (LCM).
1944-06-09The SS Dover Hill, Merchant Mariner David Craig's ship, crosses the English Channel and is scuttled as a Corn Cob block ship protecting Goosberry 5 Harbour outside Sword Beach, Normandy.
1944-06-15Edgar Harrell, USMC, USS Indianapolis CA-35 provides fire support for the Marine invasion of the island of Saipan.
1944-06-19Edgar Harrell, USMC, USS Indianapolis CA-35 participates in the Battle of the Philippine sea where the ship shoots down a Japanese torpedo plane.
1944-07-14POW Lester Schrenk, USAF, 327th BS, 92BG is taken from POW camp Stalag Luft 6 to port of Memel (today Klaipeda) and is loaded into the hold of coal ship SS Masuren.
1944-07-17POW Lester Schrenk, USAF, 327th BS, 92BG arrives to Swinemunde, Poland, on SS Masuren after a 3 day journey crammed into the cargo hold with no food, water or sanitation.
1944-07-18POW Lester Schrenk, USAF, 327 BS, 92BG - "The Heydekrug Run" run. With their hands and feet shackled to a fellow POW, they are forced to run a several km long gauntlet up to Stalag Luft IV while poked and bayoneted by guards.
1944-07-20POW Lester Schrenk, USAF, 327th BS, 92BG arrives to POW camp Stalag Luft 4 where he is almost beaten to death by a guard in a struggle to keep two Red Cross parcels given to POWs. Schrenk will remain at Stalag Luft 4 until February 1945.
1944-07-21Larry Kirby, USMC, E-Co, 2/9, 3rd MarDiv lands on the Asan Invasion beach of Guam starting the operations to retake the island from Japanese forces.
1944-09-04POW Frank McGovern sails from Singapore in Convoy HI-72 on board Japanese hell ship Rakuyo Maru.
1944-09-08Start of the Battle of Geel between British and German troops near Gheel in Belgium where Gabriel "Bie" Verlinden is a civilian resident.
1944-09-12POW Frank McGovern is on board Japanese hell ship Rakuyo Maru when it is torpedoed by USS Sealion (SS-315) in the Luzon strait.
1944-09-14POW Frank McGovern and his ~136 shipwrecked comrades of hell ship Rakuyo Maru are picked up by Japanese frigate and taken to Hainan Island.
1944-09-17Guy Whidden of 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne Divisions parachutes into Netherlands in Operation Market Garden.
1944-10-20Larry Kirby, USMC, Plt Sgt, E-Co 2/9, 3rd MarDiv is awarded the Silver Star.
1944-11-08Douglas Devaux, USAF, Flight Radio Operator, is reassigned to the "Hump" and is stationed in Jorhat, India.
1944-11-15Douglas Devaux, USAF, Flight Radio Operator, flies his first Hump round trip from Jorhat, India to Pengsham, China in a C-87 aircraft piloted by Lt Loyal Marrs.
1944-12-13POW Ben Skardon departs Manila on Japanese Hell Ship Oryoku Maru.
1944-12-15POW Ben Skardon is on board Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru when it is attacked and sunk by planes from USS Hornet (CV-12).
1944-12-17Harold Billow of 285th Artillery Observation Battalion survives the Malmedy massacre.
1944-12-27POW Ben Skardon is loaded on Japanese hell ship Enoura Maru in Subic Bay, Luzon.