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 Dailies of the 401st Squadron

1945

Transcribed by Merle Choffel

401st DAILY REPORTS

Prepared by: 1st Lt. Charles Albidress

1 January 1945 - Mission to Kassel

On the 1st of January we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack the Synthetic Oil Plant at Magdeburg. The secondary target at Kassel was attacked visually with good results.

A/C 754 piloted by 1st Lt. R. R. Goldsmith,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 552 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. D. F. Gibson,
A/C 061 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 144 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 036 piloted by 1st Lt. D. B. Shirley,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. H. A. Cannary,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr., flew on this mission.
A/C 911 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Jeffers, Jr., crashed and burned on takeoff. All crew members were killed. Our Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the first "C" Group. Fighter support was very good. AA fire at the target
was moderate and accurate for lead and low Squadrons on their second bomb runs. All airbourn A/C and crews returned safely.

Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Kassel.

 

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #

Lead Crew NAV 1st Lt. Brooks, Hugh W. O-720053
NAV PFF 2nd Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
BOMB 1st Lt. Cooper, Owen G. O-769260
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Gawley, John E. 32277452
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Miller, Hugo A. 36570444
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers, Cyril J. 17097373
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Umlor, Lester F. 36876624
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas M. O-764021
LL-D CP 1st Lt. Edwards, Wesley L. O-770604
NAV 1st Lt. Politzer, Lawrence M. O-720006
BOMB 1st Lt. Davis, Edward L., Jr O-577307
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Earl A. 32757458
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Elicson, Francis J. 35315481
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Moshier, Fredric A. 32433429
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, RalphE. 19142539
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219
43-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-L CP 1st Lt. Snow, Harold O. O-920676
NAV 1st Lt. Steffen, Harold J. O-720032
BOMB 1st Lt. Dandoy, Robert G. O-771906
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kase, Bernard F. 33622396
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Christensen, Narven L. 37701466
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rudolph,Donald M. 7021344
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534053
A-R Tail Guns s/Sgt. Felber, Robert W. 16078727
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Gibson, Dick F. O-764680
LL-F P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Clymer, Ludwig M., II O-766455
NAV 1st Lt. Lucia, Albert L. O-717461
BOMB 1st Lt. Clark, John J. O-886579
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Powers, Robert J. 16026638
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Filipovsky, Rudolph 32978414
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Mazaika, Joseph J. 13100203
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Bolociuch, Chester B. 36660330
42-97061 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-B CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-205969
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Cobb, Julius D. O-769259
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 16193808
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad E. 38344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37574183
R-O Radio Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Melcher, Richard P. 36829766
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Ondrovic, John J. O-745162
LL-D P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Potters, Rober O-10366342
NAV 1st Lt. Limm, Paul J. O-723118
A-R Bombardier T/Sgt. Wingard, Mervin R. 33284696
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Simons, George R. 15081965
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Glenn, Frank S. 39411090
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Hicks, Billy P. 18242191
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W. 39609565
GUN Tail Gun S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169840
42-38144 P 1st Lt. Bateman, Willim L. O-824930
LL-O CP 2nd lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester R. O-776508
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Palmer, Edarl B. 38370933
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981049
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 38591673
R-O Radio Sgt. Dawson, Joseph E. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Burchard, John F. 35059067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph E. 14192662
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Manson, Robert V.
O-765511
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grimmett, William S.
38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James M. 39622062
R-O Radio Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Malachowski, Narcis A.
32729633
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabarra, Arthur J. 34795266
43-38036 P 1st Lt. Shirley, Donald B. O-552360
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836557
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Hubberts, Joseph J., Jr.
O-555227
A-E Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337545
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kaproth, Dominic J. 17026055
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Murphy, Edward P. 17098414
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Conway, John C. 37530495
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon B. 33622374
42-38843 P 1st Lt. Cannary, Harry A. O-1995739
LL-? CP 2nd Lt. Gaston, Elon M. O-556048
NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-718981
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Meeks, Charles L. 36792801
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., Jr. 14067714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942241
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Bacon, James M. 36739615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John Jr. 31340620
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 36669209
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771135
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Ridge, Erwin P. O-775134
NAV 2nd lT. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-2065016
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Ray P. 11063626
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur R. 32033134
GUN Ball Turret S/SgtO'Brien, Bernard J. 37643369
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 14078787
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 39567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Engelbrektson, Sune 32714802
42-37911 P 1ST Lt. Jeffers, Earl L., Jr. O-768110
CP 1st Lt. Welch, John G. O-771176
NAV 1st Lt. Harlow, Clyde E. O-718964
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Grant, William A. 38062128
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Mahoney, Patrick F. 12029108
GUN Ball Trret S/Sgt. VanHorn, Gaylord 13063762
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Brown, Glenn D. 16160664
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Shipp, George F. 13070544
A-E Tail Guns Sgt. Wilson, George N. 35543019

2 January 1945 - Mission to Prum

On the 2nd of January we were stand down Squadron. One A/C, 144 was to be flown by a 323rd Squadron crew but aborted. The Group attacked the RR Marshalling Yards on the outskirts of Prum. The Low and Lead Squadrons bombed by means of instruments with their bombs falling short and slightly to the right of the target. The high Squadron bombed visually with excellent results. Meager, tracking, inaccurate AA fire was experienced betwen the I. P. and the target. Fighter support was good. The Group furnished the 1s"A" Group. All A/C and crews returned safely.

3 January 1945 - Mission to Cologne

On the 3rd of January we dispatched 7 A/C and 12 crews to attack a R.R. Bridge at the town of Horren, nine miles west of Cologne. The secondary target was the industrial area of Cologne. The secondary target was attacked by meands of instruments with unobserved results.

A/C 174 piloted by Capt. J. B. Westwod,
A/C 036 piloted by 1st Lt. D. F. Gibson,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr. ,
A/C 061 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 844 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. J. E. Kirby,
A/C 552 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 988 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 959 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 216 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes, flew on this mission. Our Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation with Maj. John. D. Davis flying in A/C 174 as Acting Commander. Group furnished 1st "A" Group. AA fire over the target was meager. Fighter support was very good. All A/C and crews returned safely.

Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Cologne.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
# ??-?/174 P
Capt Westwood, John R. O-885594
(Illegible) P Actg. Cmdr. Maj. Davis, John D. O-800645
Lead Crew NAV Lead Nav. 1st Lt. Bennyhoff, Robert N. O-719871
PFF NAV D. R. Nav. 1st Lt. Allen, John O-719860
NAV "Mickey" Oper.1st Lt. Smith, Donald I. O-762818
BOMB 1st Lt. Havelar, Marion D. O-1995741
P Tail Guns 1st Lt. Cannary, Harry A. O-1993739
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Haeckl, Henry N. 19141714
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Vrooman, Ralph C. 33688461
GUN R. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Cotton, Willie M. 34093519
A-E L. Waist Gun s/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C. 38545944
43-38036 P 1st Lt. Gibson, Dick F. O-764880
LL-H P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Clymer, Ludwig M., II O-768445
NAV 1st Lt. Lucia, Albert L. O-717461
BOMB 1st Lt. Clark, John J. O-886579
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Powers, Robert J. 16026638
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Filipovsky. Rudolph 32978414
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Mazaika, Joseph J. 13100203
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richter, Don C 35226693
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Bolociuch, Chester B. 36660330
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771135
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-776134
NAV 2nd Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-2065016
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy E. 11063626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Walter, Fred W. 13151632
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37683369
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 39567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Engelbrektsen, Sune 32714602
42-97061 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Meford M. O-774927
LL-B CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-205969
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Cobb, Julius D. O-769259
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret Sgt.Lohoefer, Conrad E. 38344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37574183
R-O Radio Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt, Wong, George 37705056
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Melcher, Richard P. 36829766
??-7844 P 1st Lt. Bateman, William L. O-824930
(Illegible) CP 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester R. O-776508
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Palmer, Edarl B. 18370933
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 23691673
R-O Radio Sgt. Dawson, Joseph C. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Burchard, John F. 35059067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph E. 14192665
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-556829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Manson, Robert V. O-766311
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 36435957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kaproth, Dominic J. 17036056
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James C.
395622063
R-O Radio Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 36689209
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabarra, Arthur J. 34796266
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold S. O-808430
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Gaston, Elon M. O-556048
NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-718981
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Meeks, Charles L. 35792801
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carrol J., Jr. 14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942841
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Bacon, James M. 36739615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John Jr. 31340620
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 36913365
43-37552 P 1st Lt. Ondrovic, John J. O-745162
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836537
NAV 1st Lt. Limm, Paul J. O-723118
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald O-746635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Simons, George R. 15081956
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Glenn, Frank S. 39411090
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Hicks, Billy P. 18242191
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W. 39609565
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169840
??-7988 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-828502
??-? CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert F. O-777765
NAV F/O Latches, George L. T131937
BOMB F/O Hard, Cyrus P., Jr. T-129533
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901826
R-O Radio Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12206716
GUN Waist Guns Sgt, Lemons, Donald W. 38406566
A-R Tail Guns Sgt. Smith Robert C. 35813772
??-?959 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin D. O-751225
??-? CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis P. O-822760
NAV F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131835
BOMB F/O Stocco, James C. T-129565
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wells, Carlyle J., Jr. 39040867
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph B. 33734751
R-O Radio Sgt. Pieper, Ralph N. 32938608
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Lester E. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36165301
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10386241
LL-R CP 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry R. O-362445
NAV 2nd Lt. (Last Name Illegible)Joseph J. O-914281
BOMB 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles J. O-2067943
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Koch, William J. 38233992
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McClure, Glenn 37537235
R-O Radio Sgt. Brashaer, (Given Name Illegible) 35363236
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Richmond, George 37675930
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Felton, Glen 39214871
??-?216 P 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas M. O-764021
??-? CP 1st Lt. Edwards, Wesley L. O-770504
324th Sq. NAV 1st Lt. Politzer, Lawrence M. O-720006
A/C BOMB 1st Lt. Davis, Edward L., Jr. O-577307
NAV Gee 1st Lt. Barry, William E. 364th B. G. O-795240
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Earl A. 32757458
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Moshier, Frederic A. 32433429
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph E. 19142529
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219

5 January 1945 - Mission to Koblenz

On the 5 of January we dispatched 11 A/C and 13 crews th to attack an Communications Center at Mechernick, This target was an Army request target. The secondary target was the RR Marshalling Yards in Koblenz. The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments.

A/C 357 piloted by Capt. G. E. Good,
A/C 619 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt W. L. Bateman,
A/C 851 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 061 piloted by 1st Lt. G. O. Gertsen,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. H. A. Cannary,
A/C 552 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 293 piloted by 1st Lt. R. R. Sullenberger,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Kirby,
A/C 116 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler, flew on this mission.
A/C 116 and 618 were furnished by the 323rd Squadron. Our Squadron flew High Squadron in the Group formation. The Group flew as the first "B" Group. Of the B force. AA fire was meager, scattered and inaccurate. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.

Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Koblenz.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
44-8357 P Capt. Good, Gregory E. O-764651
LL-T P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Walker, Harold E. O-698924
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Bennyhoff, Robert N. O-719871
Lead Crew BOMB 1st Lt. Cooper, Owen G. O-769269
BOMB "Mickey" Nav. 2nd Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759950
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Boncquet, Herman S. 19180038
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Palmer, Truman H. 35534925
A-R Tail Guns S/Sgt. Koeller, Clarence W., Jr. 37406569
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C. 36646944
??-?619 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10366842
323rd Sq. CP 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry R. O-362445
A/C NAV 2nd Lt. (Last name illegible.) Joseph J. O-814261
BOMB 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles G. O-2067548
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Koch, William J. 36232996
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McClure, Glenn P. 37517236
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Brashear, (Given name illegible.) 35363235
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19193431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Felton, Glen R. 39214871
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas M. O-764021
LL-D CP 1st Lt. Edwards, Wesley L. O-770604
NAV 1st Lt. Politzer, Lawrence M. O-720006
BOMB 1st Lt. Davis, Edward L., Jr. O-577307
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Earl A. 32757458
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Black, F. T. (I. O.) 38355019
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Moshier, Frederic A. 32433429
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph W. 19142539
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219
44-9429 P 1st Lt. Bateman, William L. O-824930
LL-G CP 2nd Lt, Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester R. O-776508
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Palmer, Edarl 38370933
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 38591673
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Conway, John C. 37360493
A-R Waist Guns Sgt. Burchard, John F. 35059067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph L. 14192663
42-97851 P 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771135
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-776134
NAV 2nd Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-2065016
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy E. 11063625
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur R. 32355134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37683569
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 39867635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt, Engelbrektsen, Sune 32714802
42-97061 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799756
LL-B CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack M. O-767695
NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James C. O-752492
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744433
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irvin 17037818
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fuclher, George A. 14064802
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11046034
A-R Waist Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald P. 39213530
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Malachowski, Narcis A. 32729633
43-37887 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-205969
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Cobb, Julius D. O-769259
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad E. 38344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37574185
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Melcher, Richard P. 36829766
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOMB Navigator 2nd LT. Manson, Robert V. O-765511
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kaproth, Dominic J. 17036056
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James D. 39622063
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
A=R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32518544
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 36689209
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Cannary, Harry A. O-1995739
LL-F P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Clymer, Ludwig M., II O-763486
NAV 1st Lt. Wheeler, James O-719136
BOMB 1st Lt. Clark, John J. O-556579
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Powers, Robert J. 16026638
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Filipovsky, Rudolph 32978414
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Mazaika, Joseph J. 13100203
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 36226593
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Bolociuch, Chester B. 36680330
4337552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 1st Lt. Snow, Harold G. O-820676
NAV 1st Lt. Staffen, Harold J. O-720032
BOMB 1st Lt. Dandoy, Robert G O-771006
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kase, Bernard P. 33622396
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Christensen, Narven L. 37701466
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Rudolph,Donald H. 7021344
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37634053
A-R Tail Guns S/Sgt. Felber, Robert W. 16078727
44-8293 P 1st Lt. Sullenberger, Richard W. O-819425
LL-L P Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Shoup, George M. O-777647
NAV 1st Lt. Allen, John W. O-719836
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-746036
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Haeckl, Henry M. 19171714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Glenn, Frank S. 39411090
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Hall, Roy N. 15078956
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Bond, Jack B. 15337259
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon B. 33622374
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-808430
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Gaston, Elon M. O-556048
NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M O-719281
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Meeks, Charles 35792801
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., Jr. 14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942641
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Bacon, James M. 38729613
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill W. 37805227
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 35913385
??-?116 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin D. O-751225
323rd Sq. P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Stone, Osborn E. O-202908
A/C NAV F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131836
BOMB F/O Stocco, James C. T-129565
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wells, Carlyle O., Jr. 39040867
A-R Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph B. 33734781
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 32938508
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Lester N. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36169301

6 January 1945 - Mission to Cologne

On the 6th of january we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack ansuspension bridge over the Rhine River in the city of Cologne. This target was an Army request target. The secondary target was the railway marshalling yards in the eastern part of Cologne. The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved results.

A/C 784 piloted by Capt. G. E. Good,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Kirby,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 851 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 061 piloted by 1st Lt. R. R. Sullenberger,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. H. A. Cannary,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 552 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 036 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt. R. L. Bateman,
A/C 144 piloted by 1 Lt. H. D. Gertsen, flew on this mission. Our Squadron flew Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the first "C" Group. AA fire at the target was meager to moderate and inaccurate. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.

Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Cologne.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
42-97754 P Capt. Good, Gregory E. O-764651
LL-M P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Walker, Harold E. O-696924
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Bennyhoff, Robert E. O-719871
Lead NAV Mickey Nav. 2nd Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
BOMB 1st Lt. Cooper, Owen G. O-769269
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Boncquet, Herman S. 19160036
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Palmer, Truman H. 35534925
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Koeller, Clarence W., Jr. 37406569
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C. 36546944
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E.
O_808430
LL-C CP 2nd Lt.Gaston, Elon M. O-556043
NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-716581
BOMB 1st Lt. Dandoy, Robert C. O-771905
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., Jr. 14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942641
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Bacon, James M. 36729615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Meeks, Charles L. 35792801
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John Jr. 31340620
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Ondrovic, John J. O-746162
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-636557
NAV 1st Lt. Limm, Paul J. O-723118
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337345
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Simons,George R. 18031966
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Glenn, Frank S. 39411090
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Hicks, Billy P. 18242191
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W. 39609565
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169040
42-97851 P 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771135
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-775134
NAV 2nd Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-2065016
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy F. 11051526
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. McCoy, James E. 32729253
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37693369
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16073767
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 39567535
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Engelbrektson, Sune 32714902
42-97061 P 1st Lt. Sullenberger, Richard R. O-819425
LL-B P Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Shoup, George N. O-777647
NAV 1st Lt. Allen, John W. O-719884
A-E Bombardier S/Sgt. Primm, James F. 39250446
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Black, F. T. (I.O.) 36345019
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Hall, Roy E. 15078956
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Malachowski, Narcis A. 32729633
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 35913385
43-37887 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-205969
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-2072810
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hicks, Conner E. 18193608
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad E. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37574183
R-O Radio Sgt. Robenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32818546
43-38036 P 1st Lt. Cannary, Harry A. O-1995739
LL-F P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Clymer, Ludwig M., II O-768445
NAV 1st Lt. Wheeler, James F. O-719186
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don H. 35226593
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Powers, Robert J. 16026638
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34857836
R-O Radio Sgt. McHale, Eugene F. 32845666
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill B. 37505227
A-R Tail Guns S/Sgt. Bolociuch, Chester B. 36660330
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Manson, Robert V. O-755311
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kaproth, Dominic J. 17036055
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Woolsey, James E. 39622063
R-O Radio Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37337501
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 36689209
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabarra, Arthur J. 34795266
43-37552 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin D. O-751226
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis W. O-822760
NAV F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131835
BOMB F/O Stocco, James C. T-129565
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wall, Carlyle O., Jr. 39040367
A-R Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph B. 35734761
R-O Radio Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 32936609
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Lester E. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36166301
43-38035 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-529802
LL-F CP 2nd Lt. Harris, Robert F. O-777735
NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
BOMB F/O Hard, Cyrus F., Jr. T-129533
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756262
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Farrell, Edgar L. 36901626
R-O Radio Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12206716
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Lemons, Donald J. 36406566
A-E Tail Guns Sgt. Smith Robert O. 36913772
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Bateman, William L. O-824930
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester B. O-776508
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Palmer, Edarl D. 36370933
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981052
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 38501675
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Conway, John C. 37650493
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Burchard, John F. 35059067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph R. 14192663
42-39144 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold G. O-799756
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack E. O-767693
NAV 1st Lt>Huff, James C. O-762492
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744433
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irvin W. 17037818
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George A.
14064802
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald P. 39215530
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon B. 33622374

10 January 1945 - Mission to Ostheim

On the 10th of January we dispatched 12 A/C and 13 crews to attack Ostheim Airdrome east of Cologne. The secondary target was the RR Marshalling Yards on the northern edge of Cologne.The Primary Target was attacked visually with fair results.

A/C 552 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. L. M. Clymer,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 540 piloted by 1st Lt. L. D. Ziegler,
A/C 754 piloted by Capt. R. H. Goldsmith,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 036 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. R. E. Kirby,
A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup, tookoff for this mission.
A/C 540 was furnished by the 323rd Squadron and flown by a 401st crew. A/C 540, 144 and 843 were forced to abort due to mechanical trouble. Our Squadron was to fly the High Squadron of the "B" Group with the 398th Bomb Group. Three of our A/C flew with the 381st Group, two A/Cwith the 303rd Group, one A/C with the 305th Group and one A/C with the 388th Group. AA fire in the target area was moderate tracking. Fighter support did not join formation until after the target area.All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.

Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Ostheim.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           


SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
42-97754 P Capt. Goldsmith, Robert R. O-764650
LL-M P Act. Cmdr. Capt. Westwood, John O-835594
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Limm, Paul J. O-723118
BOM 1st Lt. Havelaar, Marion C.
O-1996741
NAV Mickey Oper. 2nd Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Gawley, John E. 32277452
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Miller, Hugo A. 36570444
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers. Cyril J. 17097373
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Cotton, Willie E. 34093510
42-???? P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10366342
LL-? CP 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry R. O-362445
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J.
O-814261
BOM 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles W.
O-2067948
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Koch, William F. 38233998
GUN Ball Turrt Sgt. (Name & Serial # illegible.)
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Brashear, (First Name illegible)
35363236
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19180431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Felton, Glen 39214871
43-39036 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-523520
LL-H CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert F. O-777765
NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
BOM F/O Hard, Cyrus P., Jr. T-129533
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Farrell, Edgar L. 36901626
R-O Radio Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12206716
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Lemons, Donald 36406666
A-R Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 36513772
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas M. O-764021
LL-R CP 1st Lt. Edwards, Wesley L.
O-770604
NAV 1st Lt. Politzer, Lawrence M.
O-720006
BOM 1st Lt. Davis, Edward L., Jr.
O-577307
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Earl A. 32757468
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Elicson, Francis J. 35315431
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Moshier, Frederic A.
32433429
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack S. 18122602
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219
43-38843 p 1ST Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-808430
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Gaston, Elon M. O-656048
NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M.
O-715981
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Meeks, Charles L. 36792801
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., JR.
14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942841
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Bacon, James M. 36739615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sebastiano
11131046
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 36013385
42-97061 P 2nd Lt. Shoup, George M. O-777847
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard M.
O-928524
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J.
O-2072810
BOM 2nd Lt. Fodrool, Michael P.
O-785053
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34857836
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. McHale, Eugene P. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. (Name illegible) 18115790
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A.
39344226
42-38144 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799756
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Walke, Jack E. O-767693
NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O. O-752492
BOM 1st Lt. Walker, Henry M. O-744435
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irvin 17037510
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George A.
14064802
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt.Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39215530
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Chatfield, William A.
11032796
42-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 1st Lt. Snow, Harold G. O-820675
BOM Navigator 1st Lt. Dandoy, Robert G. O-771906
A-E Bombrdier T/Sgt. Wingard, Mervin R.
33284625
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kase, Bernard F. 33622396
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Christensen, Narven L.
37701466
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Rudolph, Donald H.
7021344
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren L. 37534053
A-R Tail Guns S/Sgt. Felber, Robert E. 16078727
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Manson, Robert V.
O-765511
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grimmett, William C.
38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, Johm P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James D. 39622033
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Walczak, Edward 33435885
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 34689209
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Bateman, William L. O-824930
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester B. O-776508
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Edarl 38370933
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6091059
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 38591673
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Dawson, Joseph C.
31173009
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Burchard, John F. 38059067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph 14192663
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Clymer, Ludwig M., II O-768455
LL-F P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Cannary, Harry A. O-1995739
NAV 1st Lt. Wheeler, James F. O-719136
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur R. 32833134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Murphy,Edward P. 17098414
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Hall, Roy E. 15078958
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill B. 37505227
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Bolociuch, Chester B. 36660330
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Ondrovic, John J. O-745162
LL-D
CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph O-836557
BOM Navigator F/O Stocco, James C. T-129665
A-R Bombardier T/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337345
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Simons,George N. 16081956
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Glenn, Frank 39411090
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Hicks, Billy P. 18242191
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W. 39609565
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169040
??-540 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin D. O-751225
??-? CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis E. O-822760
323rd Sq. NAV F/O Haluska, Fred P. T-131835
A/C GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Primm, James F. 39258446
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wells, Carlyle O., Jr. 39040867
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph B. 33734781
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 32938506
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Lester R. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. FahnerBryon C. 36165201

14 January 1945 - Mission to Cologne

On the 14th of January we dispatched 9 A/C and 12 crews to attack an highway suspension bridge over the Rhine River near the center of the city of Cologne. The secondary target was the RR marshalling yards east of the center of Cologne. The primary target was attacked with excellent results.

A/C 224 piloted by Capt G. E. Good,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 552 piloted by Maj.A. R. Reaume,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. L. M. Clymer,II,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 085 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 851 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 540 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter, flew on this mission.
A/C 540 was furnished by the 323rd Squadron. A/C 085 was furnishedby the 324th Squadron. Lt. Col. Donald E. Wheeler flew in A/C 224, piloted by Capt. G. E. Good, as Acting Commander. Our Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the first "A" Group. AA fire in the target area was moderate, accurate, tracking. Fighter support was only fair. A/C 851 crash landed on the continent. All other A/C and crews returned safely.

Operational Mission this date to Cologne.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           


SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
4?-8224 P Capt. Good, Gregory E. O-764651
??-? P Act. Cmdr. Lt. Col. Wheeler, Donald N. O-436006
324th Sq. NAV 1st Lt. Simonson, John B. O-678776
A/C BOMB "Mickey" 1st Lt. Smith, Donald I. O-762818
Lead BOMB 1st Lt. Havelaar, Marion D. O-1995742
CP Tail Guns 1st Lt. Stone, OsbornP. O-802008
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Haeckl, Henry W. 19141714
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Vrooman, Ralph C. 33588461
GUN R. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 36913365
A-E L. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C. 35548944
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Ondrovic, John J. O-745162
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph O-836557
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Manson, Robert V. O-735511
BOMB 1st Lt. Dominguez, William C. O-772054
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Simons, George N. 15081965
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Glenn, Frank S. 39411090
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Hicks, Billy P. 18242191
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben N. 39609585
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169840
42-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 1st Lt. Snow, Harold G. O-820676
NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
A-E. Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337545
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Scott, Owen T. 36349417
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Christensen, Narven L. 37701466
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rudolph, Donald M. 7021344
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534053
A-R Tail Guns S/Sgt. Felber, Robert 16078727
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Clymer, Ludwig M, II O-768455
LL-F P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Garner, Harry E. O-761725
NAV 1st Lt. Wheeler, James F. 719156
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur R. 32823134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Murphy, Edward P. 17098414
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Hall, Roy E. 16078958
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill B. 37505059
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Bolociuch, Chester B. 36660330
43-37887 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 2nd lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-205969
BOMB Navigator F/O Hard, Cyrus P., Jr T-129533
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 13193608
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad E. 38344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37574183
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 34449209
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10366324
LL-H CP 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry B. O-362445
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
BOMB 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles G. O-2067940
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Koch, William J. 36232998
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Felton, Glen M. 39214871
R-O Radio Sgt. Brashaer, Omar P. 35302236
A-R Waist Guns Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 13190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Lemons, Donald K. 38406666
8224 GEN-H 379th Group 2nd Lt. Stanfield, Louis O-2064670
??-?085 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin D. O-751225
??-? CP 2nd lt. Magill, Francis O-822760
324th Sq. NAV F/O Haluska, Fred T131835
A/C A-E Bombardier S/Sgt. Primm, James P. 39258446
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wells, Carlyle O., Jr. 39040867
A-R Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph B. 35734781
R-O Radio Sgt. Pieper, Ralph R. 32938506
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Lester R. 34721737
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Fagan, Thomas D. 32192245
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Bateman, William L. O-824930
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester R. O-776508
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Edarl 38370933
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy Paul O. 38591673
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Dawson, Joseph C. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Burchard, John F. 35089067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt, Hutton, Joseph L. 14192663
42-97851 P 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771135
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Ridge, Erwin N. O-775134
NAV 2nd Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-2065018
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy E. 11083626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James E. 32729253
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37682659
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 39567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Engelbreftsen, Sune 22714502
42-97061 P 2nd Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777547
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Lachner, Richard A. O-928524
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-2072810
BOMB 2nd Lt. Fedrooi, Michael P. O-785003
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson L. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest R. 34857830
R-O Radio Sgt. McHale, Eugene F. 32846666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph 19142539
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344225
??-?540 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799756
??-? CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack E. O-767893
323rd Sq. NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O. O-752492
A/C BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry O-745435
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jones, Lyle L. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George A. 14064802
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
A-E Waist Guns SGt. Richen, Donald F. 39218430
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Craig, Foster E. 35635383
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOMB Navigator F/O Stocco, James C. T-129565
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James D. 39622068
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Boenig, Walter 38555265
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabara, Arthur J. 34795265

15 January 1945 - Mission to Ingolstadt

On the 15th of January we dispatched 7A/C and 12 crews to attack the (Illegible) AirDrome12 miles SW of Ingolstadt. The secondary target was the Rail Road Marshalling Yards at Ingolstadt. The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved results.

A/C 754 piloted by Capt. R. R. Goldsmith,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. H. K. Kirby,
A/C 552 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 841 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Bateman,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. G. D. Bowker,
A/C 036 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 618 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 909 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 431 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 939 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. S. Shoup, flew on this mission.
A/C 841, 939, 618, 909, and 431 were furnished by the 323rd Squadron and flown by 401st crews. Our Squadron flew the High Squadron in the Group formation. The Group flew the first "C" Group. AA fire was nil. Fighter support was excellent. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.

Operational Mission this date to Ingolstadt.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           


SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
42-97754 P Capt. Goldsmith, Robert R. O-764650
LL-M P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Walker, Harold E. O-696924
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-718981
NAV PFF 2nd Lt. Johnson, Eugene L. O-
2065561
BOMB 1st Lt. Cooper, Owen G. O-769260
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Scott, Owen T. 36443417
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Miller, Hugo A. 36570444
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers, Cyril J. 17097373
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Koeller, Clarence F., Jr. 37406569
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold K. O-805430
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J. O-904316
NAV 1st Lt. Diracles, John M. 323rd Sq. O-1237490
BOMB 1st Lt. Dominguez, William R. O-772034
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., Jr. 14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 33942841
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Bacon, James M. 36739615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John, Jr. 31340620
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sebastiano 11131045
43-37552 P Maj, Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
Ll-E P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Stone, Osborn R. O-902009
NAV 1st Lt. Wheeler, James F. O-719186
A-R Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337545
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur R. 32633134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Christensen, Narven 37701466
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Felber, Robert 16078727
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 35913385
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169840
??-?841 P 1st Lt. Bateman, William L. O-924920
??-L CP 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
323rd Sq. BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester E. O-776508
A/C GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Earl S. 36370933
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 38591673
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Dawson, Joseph C. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John F. 35059067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph L. 14192663
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Bowker, Grant D. O-823294
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836557
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744433
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Gawley, John H. 32277452
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Umlor, Lester P. 36875624
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Harris, Samuel M. 16146619
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Craig, Foster E. 35636363
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Fagan, Thomas D. 32192245
438036 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-626502
LL-H CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert P. O-777765
NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Tarver, Coyle T. 323rd Sq. 37068961
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901826
R-O Radio Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Bond, Jack S. 15337269
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Lemons, Donald R. 38406566
??-?939 P 2nd Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777647
??-? CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
323rd Sq. NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-2072810
A/C BOMB 2nd Lt. Fodrooi, Michael P. O-785063
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson L. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest R. 34857830
R-O Radio Sgt. McHale, Eugene F. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph 19142539
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344225
??--/6618 P 1st Lt. Gertson, Harold O. O-799756
??-C CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack E. O-767893
323rd Sq. NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O. O-752492
A/C BOMB 2nd Lt. Garfen, Raymond 323rd Sq. O-783414
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irwin D. 17037818
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George A. 14064802
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
A-E Waist Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A. 11033196
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald P. 39216530
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOMB Navigator F/O Stocco, James C. T-129565
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kaproth, Dominic J. 17034064
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James D. 39622068
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Boenig, Walter 38555265
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabara, Arthur J. 34796260
43-37887 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-2059169
BOMB Navigator F/O Hard, Cyrus P., Jr. T-129633
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193208
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lehoefer, Conrad E. 38344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37574183
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37706059
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 36689209
??-1909 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10396342
??-O CP 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry R. O-562442
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
BOMB 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles W. O-2067946
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Koch, William J. 36233998
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Felton, Glen W. 39214671
R-O Radio Sgt. Brashear, Omar P. 36383236
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32818545
A-R Tail Guns Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19100431
??-8431 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin L. O-751225
??-? CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis P. O-822760
NAV F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131835
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Meeks,Charles L. 35792801
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wells, Carlyle C., Jr. 39040867
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph B. 33734761
R-O Radio Sgt. Pieper, Ralph R. 32928606
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Lester R. 37721737
A-R Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon B. 33622374

17 January 1945 - Mission to Paderborn

On the 17th of January we dispatched 8A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR Marshalling Yards on the South West side of Paderborn. The target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved results.

A/C 632 piloted by Capt. R. R. Goldsmith,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Kirby,
A/C 504 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 333 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Ziegler,
A/C 887 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 293 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. R. Shoup,
A/C 095 piloted by 1st Lt. H.O. Gertsen,
A/C 707 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Gaston,
A/C 144 piloted by 2nd Lt. L. E. Olson,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. H. J. Drake, flew on this mission. Our Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation.The Group flew the first "C" Group. AA fire was meager. Fighter support was fair. All A/C and crews returned safely.

Operational Loading List for Mission this date to Paderborn.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
??-?632 P Capt. Goldsmith, Robert R. O-764860
??-? P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Walker, Harold C. O-596924
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Brooks, Hugh R. O-720053
NAV PFF 2nd Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
BOMB 1st Lt. Cooper, Owen G. O-769260
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Scott, Owen T. 36449417
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Miller, Hugo A. 36570444
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers, Cyril J. 17097373
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Koeller, Clarence W., Jr. 37405569
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-808430
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-2069169
NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-716501
BOMB 1st Lt. Dominguez, William O-772034
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., Jr. 14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942641
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Bacon, James F. 36739615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John, Jr. 31340520
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Tobacco, Sebastiano 11131045
42-102504 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-D P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Stone, Osborn N. O-802009
BOMB Navigator 1st Lt. Wheeler, James F. O-719186
A-E Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337545
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur E. 32633134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Christensen, Narven L. 37701465
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Felber, Robert N. 16078727
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37705055
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169840
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOMB Navigator F/O Hard, Cyrus P., Jr. T-129533
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kaproth, Dominic J. 17036036
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James D. 39622063
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Boenig, Walter 38555265
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabara, Arthur J. 34735266
??-?333 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin S. O-751225
??-? CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis E. O-822760
NAV F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131835
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Meeks, Charles L. 36792801
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wells, Carlyle C., Jr. 39040667
A-R Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph S. 33734781
R-O Radio Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 32936608
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Leter S. 37721757
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon B. 33622374
42-37887 P 2nd Lt. Spurgin, Robert T. O-776991
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-828502
NAV 2nd Lt. Allenburg, Harold L. O-2069983
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hickey, John T. 15304289
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Pitts, Owen L. 38220324
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Peterson, Robert N. 31305443
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert H. 37547436
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Parco, Michael F. 42092876
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Breeden, Kenneth V. 39047326
44-6293 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10366342
LL-A CP 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry A. O-342445
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
BOMB 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles O. O-2067948
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Koch, William J. 35233928
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Melton, Glen M. 39214871
R-O Radio Sgt. Brashear, Omar P. 35363220
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Richmond, George D. 37675920
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Fagan, Thomas N. 32192245
42-97061 P 2nd Lt. Shoup, George N. O-777847
LL-B CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928624
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-2072810
BOMB 2nd Lt. Fodrooi, Michael P. O-735063
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson S. 36767124
GUN Ball turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest L. 34857836
R-O Radio Sgt. McHale, Eugene F. 32857636
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph W. 19142530
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey 39344225
??-?2095 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799756
??-L CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack B. O-767893
NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O-752492
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry O-744433
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irvin 17037819
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George A. 14064003
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur P. 11044034
A-E Waist Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William 11022796
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald P. 39215620
??-??707 P 1st Lt. Gaston, Elon O-556048
??-? CP 2nd Lt. (Name illegible.) O-772459
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester R. O-776509
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Edarl 38370932
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad E. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt.Kennedy, Paul O. 38591673
R-O Radio S/Sgt. (Name illegible.) 31173009
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John J. 35050067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph 14192663
42-38144 P 2nd Lt. Olson, (Given name illegible.) O-777739
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV 2nd Lt. London, John E. O-2070070
GUN Bombardier Sgt, Eggert,Otto J. 12206921
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Ziegler, James P. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Tuttle, James D., Jr. 39214758
R-O Radio Sgt. Showak, Charles W. 36700775
A-R Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, 37567385
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
44-8324 P 2nd Lt. Drake, Edward J. O-777146
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, William J. O-929823
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132827
BOMB F/O McCarthy, William J. T-133121
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jachon, Donald 12074559
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon F. 18148804
R-O Radio Sgt. Donovan, John R. 11131716
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Lartillotta, John J. 12216118
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Sorenson, Marion C. 37577621

20 January 1945 - Mission to Ludwigshaven

On the 20th of January we dispatched 2 A/C and no crews. The target for the Group was a road and rail bridge over the Rhine River between the cities of Ludwigshaven and Manheim. Bombing was done by means of instruments with unobserved results. AA fire at the was meager. Fighter support was adequate. The Group furnished the first "B" task force. All A/C and crews returned safely.

21 January 1945 - Mission to Aschaffenburg

On the 21st of January we dispatched 10 A/C and 13 crews to attack a factory making Royal Tiger Tanks, 3 miles SW of Ashaffenburg. The secondary target was the R. R. Marshalling Yards in Ashaffenburg, The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved results.

A/C 754 piloted by Capy. G. E. Good,
A/C 036 pilted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 293 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 844 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. L. Olsen,
A/C 085 piloted by 1st Lt. R. M. Gaston,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 144 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 429 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. R. Shoup,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 504 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin flew on this Mission. Capt. John R. Westwood flew in A/C754, piloted by Capt G. E. Good, as Acting Commander. A/C 993, 844, 085 were furnished by the 324th Squadron and flown by the 401st. A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake, due to assembly difficulties, flew with the 381st Group. The Squadron furnished the Lead Squadron in the Group
formation. The Group furnished the first "C" Group. AA fire was nil in the target area. Fighter support was excellent. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.

Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Aschaffenburg.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           


SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
42-37754 P Capt. Good, Gregory E. O-764651
LL-M P Act. Cmdr. Capt. Westwood, John R. O-885594
PFF NAV Lead Nav. 1st Lt. Simonson, John R. O-678776
Lead Ship NAV 2nd Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-2065016
BOM Mickey Nav. 1st Lt. Smith, Donald I. O-762818
BOM 1st Lt. Havelaar, Marion H. O-1995741
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Boncquet, Herman 19180033
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Palmer, Truman 35634925
A-E R. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Koeller, Clarence W., Jr. 37406569
A-R L. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Ferrant, Frank P. 31090584
P Tail Guns 1st Lt. Stone, Osborn O-562008
43-38036 P 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas J. O-764021
LL-H CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J. O-804136
Deputy NAV 1st Lt. Wheeler, James F. O-719186
Leader BOM 1st Lt. Dominguez, William O-772734
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur M. 32533134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Christensen, Narven L. 37701466
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Felber, Robert H. 16078727
GUN Waisst Guns S/Sgt. Gruetter, Robert 36642746
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534053
44-6293 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10366342
LL-A CP 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry O-362445
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
BOM 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles J. O-2067243
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Koch, William J. 35223096
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Brashear, Omar P. 36363256
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Felton, Glen 39214871
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Richmond, George 37675390
A-R Tail Guns S/Sgt. Craig, Foster E. 35035463
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558829
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926282
BOM Navigator F/O Hard, Cyrus J., Jr. T-129533
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Grimmett, William C.
38436957
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Sctt, Owen T. 36449417
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Woolsey, James 39622063
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Boenig, Walter 36555265
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabara, Arthur J. 34795268
??-?993 P 2nd Lt. Drake, Edward J. O-777146
??-? P Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter O-328502
324th Sq. NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132927
A/C BOM F/O McCarthy, William T-133121
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jachon, Donald 12074959
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon 18148804
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Donovan, John R. 11131716
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill B. 37605227
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Sorenson, Marion 37377621
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771136
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-776134
NAV 1st Lt. Politzer, Lawrence O-720006
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy 11063520
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James 32729263
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J.
37683369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander
16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 39567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Engelbrektson, Sune 32714802
??-?844 P 2nd Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
??-E CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr.
O-928722
324th Sq. NAV 2nd Lt. London, John E. O-2070070
A/C GUN Bombardier Sgt. Eggert, Otto J. 12200821
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Ziegler, James F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Tuttle, James D., Jr. 39214738
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Showak, Charles W. 36700776
A-R Waist Guns Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
??-2085 P 1st Lt. Gaston, Elon M. O-556048
LR-H CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert F. O-777765
324th Sq. NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
A/C GUN Bombardier Sgt. Meeks, Charles L. 35792801
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
A-R Ball Turret Sgt. Harrell, Edgar L. 36201826
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Smith Robert A. 12209716
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Lemons, Donald 38406966
42-37887 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-2059169
NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James P. O-752492
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad E. 38344918
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37574183
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37706068
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Fagan, Thomas D. 32192246
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin D. O-751225
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis R. O-822760
BOM Navigator F/O Stocco, James C. T-129665
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Wells, Carlyle G., Jr. 39040667
A-R Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph B. 33734781
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Pieper, Ralph N. 32938609
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grove, Lester E. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36165301
42-102504 P 2nd Lt. Spurgin, Robert T. O-778991
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Barton, Kenneth O-2066637
NAV 2nd Lt. Allenburg, Harold L. O-2069983
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hickey, John T. 15304289
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Pitts. Owen L. 38220324
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Peterson, Robert H. 31305443
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Harris, Robert B. 37547436
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Bond, Jack S. 15347269
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Breeden, Kenneth V. 39047326
42-38144 P 1st Lt. Bateman, William L. O-824930
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester O-776506
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Edarl B. 38370933
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 38591673
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Dawson, Joseph C. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John J. 35059087
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Hutton, Joseph E. 14192663
44-6429 P 2nd Lt. Shoup, George R. O-777847
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-2072810
BOM 2nd Lt. Fodrooi, Michael P. O-785063
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson R. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34657830
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 35913386
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226

Amendment to Loading List for 21 January 1945 Mission.

(The copy was very poor quality, however it appears to list 2nd Lt. Robert S. Richardson, Jr., as the Navigator on A/C 057. There was no 401st BS A/C with that tail number, so perhaps the A/C was from another Bomb Squadron. Lt. Richardson's Serial # was O-2065916.)

22 January 1945 - Mission to Sterkrade

On the 22nd of January we dispatched 9 A/C and 2 crews to attack the Synthetic Oil Plant two miles west of Sterkrade. The secondary target was the Marshalling Yards at Rheine. The primary target was attacked visually with excellent results.

A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 843 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake, flew on this mission. A/C 036, 429, 678, 293, 504, 357, 324 were flown by crews from other Squadrons. AA fire in the target area was moderate, accurate, tracking. Fighter support was satisfactory. The Group furnished first"A" Group. All A/C and crews returned safely.

Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Sterkrade.

SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
LL          
           
           

SHIP 3 DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
43-37887 p 1ST Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-205969
NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O. O-752492
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193804
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad E. 38344018
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O. 37874183
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39154140
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169640
43-38843 P 2nd Lt. Drake, Edward J. O-777146
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132827
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Eggert, Otto J. 12206821
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Ziegler, James F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Tuttle, James D., Jr. 39214735
R-O Radio Sgt. Showak, Charles W. 33700775
A-R Waist Guns Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
??-?475 NAV GEE H 2nd Lt. Richardson, Robert S., Jr. O-2065916

24 January 1945 - Mission to Cologne
On the 24th of January we dispatched 11 A/C and 13 crews to attack the Hohenrollern road and
Railroad Bridge over the Rhine River at cologne. The target was attacked by means of instruments
with a visual assist The main concentration of bombs fell short and to the left of the target.
A/C 630 piloted by Capt. R. R. Goldsmith,
A/C 036 piloted by 1st Lt. R. A. Porada,
A/C 293 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 027 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 324 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 843 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 061 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Edwards,
A/C 144 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. E. Olson, flew on this mission. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron
in the Group formation. The Group furnished the first "B" Group. AA fire in the target area was
meager to moderate, mostly tracking fairly accurate. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C
and crews returned safely.
Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Cologne.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
# ??-?630 p
Act. Cmdr. Capt. Goldsmith, Robert R. O-764650
PFF P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-808430
323rd Sq. NAV 1st Lt. Bennyhoff, Robert N. O-719871
A/C NAV "Mickey" 2nd Lt. Johnson, Eugene O-2069581
Lead Ship BOMB 1st Lt. Cooper, Owen G. O-769260
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Gawley, John M. 32277462
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Miller, Hugo A. 36070444
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers, Cyril J. 17097373
A-E. Tail Guns S/Sgt. Beavers, William R. 34390695
43-38036 P 1st Lt. Porada, Francis A. O-733719
LL-H P Co-Pilot Capt. Westwood, John R. O-885594
NAV 1st Lt. Manson, Robert V. O-765511
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O744433
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Haeckl, Henry W. 19141714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Black, F. T. (I.O.) 38345011
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Vrooman, Ralph C. 33538461
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C. 36546941
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Cotton, Willie E. 34093519
44-6293 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-10366342
LL-A CP 2nd LT. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
BOMB 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles O-2067948
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Kaproth, Dominic J. 17034066
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Felton, Glen W. 39214871
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Brashear. Omar P. 35363220
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. McClure, Glenn 37537223
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Malachowski, Narcis 31729633
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Ondrovic, John J. O-745162
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph R. O-836537
NAV 1st Lt. Limm, Paul J. O-723118
A-R Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337545
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Simons, George R. 15081963
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Glenn, Frank S. 39411090
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Moshier, Fredric A. 32433429
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W. 39609565
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17165301
??-7027 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin D. O-751225
322nd Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis D. O-822760
A/C BOMB Navigator F/O Stocco, James C. T-129565
A-E Bombardier S/Sgt. Meeks, Charles L. 36792601
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt.Wells, Carlyle C., Jr. 39040667
A-R Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph J. 32734781
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Pieper, Ralph M. 32938608
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Grove, Lester M. 37721737
A-E Tail Guns Sgt. Palmer, Bryon C. 36165301
44-8324 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J. O-834316
NAV 1st Lt. Wheeler, James F. O-719185
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-746635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur F. 32833134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Hoskins, Harry G. 37673060
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Falber, Robert 16076727
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill B. 37506227
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534053
(There was no continuation sheet for this Loading List, so only six crews are listed.)

29 January 1945 - Mission to Niederlahnstein
On the 29th of January we dispatched 2 A/C and one crew to attack the Rail Road Center of
Niederlahnstein 3 miles south of Coblenz. Bombing was done by means of instruments with
unobserved results. A/C 552 piloted by Maj, A. R. Reaume flew in the High Squadron with the 323rd
Squadron. A/C 843 was flown by a 323rd crew. AA fire at the target was meager and fairly accurate.
Fighter support was excellent. The Group furnished the first "C" Group. All A/C and crews returned
safely.
End of January 1945.
401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by: 1st Lt. Charles Albidress
Transcribed by: Merle Choffel
1 February 1945 - Mission to Mannheim
On the 1st of February we dispatched 12 A/C and 13 crews to attack RR Marshalling Yards at
Mannheim. Bombing was done by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 763 piloted by Capt. R. R. Goldsmith,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 388 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 375 piloted by MaJ. A. R, Reaume,
A/C 316 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 970 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin, flew on this mission. A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J.
Ondrovic was forced to abort over the field due to mechanical failure. Due to difficulties in making
formation, A/C 144 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. E. Olson, flew with the 398th Group. Maj. J. D. Davis flew
in A/C 763, piloted by Capt. Goldsmith, as acting Commander. A/C 763 was furnished by the 323rd
Squadron. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the
first "C" Group. AA fire was very meager and inaccurate in the target area. Fighter support was
good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
3 February 1945 - Mission to Berlin
On the 3rd of February we dispatched 10 A/C and 13 crews to attack the mail RR Marshall-ing Yards
in the city of Berlin. The target was bombed visually with very good results.
A/C763 piloted by Capt. G. E. Good,
A/C 970 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 316 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 842 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 375 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 102 piloted by1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 754 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 381 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 276 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards, flew on this mission. The Group Lead A/C received a
direct flak hit shortly after bombs away and went down out of control. Lt. Col. Marvin D. Lord,
former Squadron Commander was in this A/C. AA fire was moderate and accurate. Fighter support
was very good. The Squadron furnished the High Squadron in the Group formation. The Group
furnished the 1st "B" Group. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
6 February 1945 - Mission to Gotha
On the 6th of February we dispatched 10 A/C and 12 crews to attack an Oil Plantat Lutzkendorf
visually. The secondary target was the Marshalling Yards in Dresden. Due to 10/10's cloud over the
primary targetand cancellation of secondary and last resort targets, Gotha was selected as a target of
opportunity. Bombing was done visually with fair results.
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. H. C. Walker,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 76A piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 388 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 932 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 970 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Edwards,
A/C 308 piloted by 2nd Lt. B. T. Spurgin,
A/C 381 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 375 piloted hy Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen, flew on this mission. A/C 308 and 761 were furnished by
the 323rd Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation.The Group
furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire was nil. Fighter support was very good on the way in. The
formation had no fighter support on the way out until it reached Holland. All Squadron A/C and
crews returned safely.
9 February 1945 - Mission to Prague
On the 9th of February our Squadron was stood down. Three of our A/C were flown by other
Squadrons. A/C 144 by the 323rd, A/C 429 by the 324th, A/C 835 by the 322nd Squadron. The target
for the Group was the RR viaductat altenbeken. The target was bombed by means of instruments
with unobserved results. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group. All A/C and crews returned safely.
14 February 1945 - Mission to Prague
On the 14th of february we dispatched 11 A/C and 12 crews to attack the Henschel Locomo-tive
works at Kassel. The factory was manufacturing tanks an tank parts. The secondary target was the
Marshalling Yards in the same city. The primary target was bombed visually with good results.
A/C 974 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 093 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 376 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 333 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 381 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 901 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziagler,
A/C 375 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. L. Edwards, flew on this mission. Maj. John D. Davis flew in A/C 977,
piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Wasker, as Acting Commander. A/C 678 was furnished by the 323rd
Squadron. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the
1st"B" Group. AA fire at the target was meager inaccurate, moderate to intense accurate AA fire was
encountered enroute and on the way out. Fighter support was satisfactory. All A/C and crews
returned safely.
15 February 1945 - Mission to Dresden
On the 15th of February we dispatched 3 A/C and 2 crews to attack the Synthetic Oil Plant at Lo
. The secondary target was the city of Dresden. The secondary target was attacked by means of
instruments with unobserved results.
A/C (illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 970 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson, flew on this mission with the 322nd Squadron. A/C 490 was
flown by a 322nd crew. AA fire at the target was nil. (A short sentence illegible.) The Group
furnished the Lead and Low Squadrons of the 1st "A" Group. Fighter support was good. All A/C and
crews returned safely.
16 February 1945 - Mission to Gelsenkirchen
On the 16th of February we dispatched 7 A/C and 12 crews to attack an (Illegible) Plant at
Gelsenkirchen. The target was bombed visually with very good results.
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C (Illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. T. J. Holmes,
A/C 849 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C (Illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 390 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Edwards,
A/C 900 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 216 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 563 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin, flew on this mission. A/C 630, 979 and 900 were furnished
by the 322nd Squadron. A/C 847 was furnished by the 323rd Squadron. A/C 563 was furnished by the
324th Squadron. The Squadrn flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished
the1st "C" Group. AA fire was moderate (Next two words illegible.) Fighter support was fair. All
A/C and crews returned safely.
19 February 1945 - Mission to Dortmund
On the 19th of February the Squadron was stood down. Eight of our A/C were flown by other
Squadrons. Six A/C (Numbers illegible) were flown by 323rd crews. A/C 692 was flown by a 324th
crew and A/C 939 was flown by a 322nd crew. The target was an Synthetic Oil Plant in the NE
(Word illegible) of Dortmund. The target was bombed by means of instruments with unobserved
results. AA fire was nil. Fighter support was excellent. The Group furnished 1st "A" Group.
20 February 1945 - Mission to Nurnburg
On the 20th of February we dispatched 7 A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR Workshops situated on
the NW outskirts of Nurnburg. The target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved
results.
A/C 835 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 300 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 877 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 793 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 822 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 602 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 909 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small, flew on this mission. A/C 877, 793, 022, 602, and
(# Illegible) were furnished by the 324th Squadron. Capt. John D. Westwood flew in A/C 835,
piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker, as Acting Commander. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the
Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire in the target area was meager and
inaccurate. Fighter support was excellent. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
21 February 1945 - Mission to Nurnberg
On the 21st of February we dispatched 8 A/C and 13 crews to attack the RR Station near the center
of the city, Bombing was done by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 835 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 636 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 693 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 841 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 380 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 790 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 909 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 806 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 901 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler, flew on this mission. A/C 636, 841, 909, and 806 were
furnished by the 323rd Squadron. A/C 790 was furnished by the 322nd Squadron. A/C 388 piloted by
1st Lt. G. E. Shoup was forced to abort due to engine on fire. Our Squadron flew the High Squadron
in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group.
AA fire in the target area was nil. Meager AA fire was experienced enroute to the target. Fighter
support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
22 February 1945 - Mission to Stendal
On the 22nd of February we dispatched 9 A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR Traffic Center at
Stendal. The target was bombed visually with very good results.
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 333 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 901 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 591 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 375 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 901 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson flew on this mission. A/C 333, 591 and 378 were furnished by
the 322nd Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group
furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire in the target area was nil. Fighter support was excellent. All
Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
23 February 1945 - Mission to Nieningen and Hildburghausen
On the 23rd of February we dispatched 6 A/C and no crews. A/C 303 and 842 were flown by 324th
crews. A/C 755, 901, 788, and 755 were flown by 323rd crews. The briefed target was the Rail
Center at the town of Hof. The Lead and Low Squadrons attacked the town of Nieningen, a target
of opportunity. The High Squadron attacked Hildburghausen, a target of opportunity. AA fire was
encountered along the route. Fighter support was good. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group.
Due to gas shortage some A/C landed on the continent. Aother A/C returned safely to base.
24 February 1945 - Mission to Hamburg
On the 24th of February we dispatched 7 A/C and 12 crews to attack U-boat building slips in the
Blohm and Voss shipyards at Hamburg. The secondary target was an oil refinery South East of the
primary. The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments . Results were unobserved.
A/C 630 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 471 piloted by1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 623 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 378 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 880 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 901 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 102 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. L. R. Ridge,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenback,
A/C 152 piloted by Capt. C. R. Selby, flew on this mission. Maj. John D. Davis flew in A/C 630,
piloted by 1st Lt. Walker, as Acting Commander. A/C 630 and 471 were furnished by the 323rd
Squadron.A/C 623, 880 and 152 were furnished by the 324th Squadron. The Squadron flew the Lead
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire in the target area
was meager to moderate and inaccurate.Fighter support was good. All A/C and crews returned
safely.
26 February 1945 - Mission to Berlin
On the 26th of February we dispatched 12 A/C and 13 crews to attack the Schlesischer RR Station in
the city of Berlin. This was one of the least damaged areas in Berlin. The target was bombed by
means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 377 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 378 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 901 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 392 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 116 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 316 piloted by Capt. C. R. Selby,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 688 piloted by 1st Lt. G. T. Spurgin, flew on this mission. A/C 116 was furnished by the 323rd
Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group flew the 1st
"B" Group. AA fire in the target area was moderate, inaccurate. Fighter support was excellent. All
Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
27 February 1945 - Mission to leipzig
On the 27th of February we dispatched 11 A/C and 13 crews to attack a tank and locomotive factory
on the NW outskirts of Leipzig. The secondary target was the Marshalling Yards in the center of the
city. The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 377 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bareman,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenback,
A/C 904 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 308 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 392 piloted by 1st Lt. G. T. Spurgin,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 927 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 790 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby, flew on this mission. A/C (Two numbers illegible) were
furnished by the (Number Illegible) Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group
formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. (One sentence illegible,) Meager AA fire of the
(One word illegible.) type was experienced in the target area. Fighter support was excellent. All
Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
28 February 1945 - Mission to
On the 28th of February we furnished (Several words illegible.) on a mission the Group flew to attack
the Marshalling Yards (Several words illegible.) Bombing was done by means of instruments with
unobserved results. Meager scattered AA fire was experienced in the target area. Fighter support
was good. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group.
End of February
401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by: 1st Lt. Charles Albidress
Transcribed by: Merle Choffel
1 February 1945 - Mission to Mannheim
On the 1st of February we dispatched 12 A/C and 13 crews to attack RR Marshalling Yards at
Mannheim. Bombing was done by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 763 piloted by Capt. R. R. Goldsmith,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 388 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 375 piloted by MaJ. A. R, Reaume,
A/C 316 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 970 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin, flew on this mission. A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J.
Ondrovic was forced to abort over the field due to mechanical failure. Due to difficulties in making
formation, A/C 144 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. E. Olson, flew with the 398th Group. Maj. J. D. Davis flew
in A/C 763, piloted by Capt. Goldsmith, as acting Commander. A/C 763 was furnished by the 323rd
Squadron. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the
first "C" Group. AA fire was very meager and inaccurate in the target area. Fighter support was
good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
3 February 1945 - Mission to Berlin
On the 3rd of February we dispatched 10 A/C and 13 crews to attack the mail RR Marshall-ing Yards
in the city of Berlin. The target was bombed visually with very good results.
A/C763 piloted by Capt. G. E. Good,
A/C 970 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 316 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 842 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 375 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 102 piloted by1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 754 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 381 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 276 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards, flew on this mission. The Group Lead A/C received a
direct flak hit shortly after bombs away and went down out of control. Lt. Col. Marvin D. Lord,
former Squadron Commander was in this A/C. AA fire was moderate and accurate. Fighter support
was very good. The Squadron furnished the High Squadron in the Group formation. The Group
furnished the 1st "B" Group. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
6 February 1945 - Mission to Gotha
On the 6th of February we dispatched 10 A/C and 12 crews to attack an Oil Plantat Lutzkendorf
visually. The secondary target was the Marshalling Yards in Dresden. Due to 10/10's cloud over the
primary targetand cancellation of secondary and last resort targets, Gotha was selected as a target of
opportunity. Bombing was done visually with fair results.
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. H. C. Walker,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 76A piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 388 piloted by 2nd Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 932 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 970 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Edwards,
A/C 308 piloted by 2nd Lt. B. T. Spurgin,
A/C 381 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 375 piloted hy Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen, flew on this mission. A/C 308 and 761 were furnished by
the 323rd Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation.The Group
furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire was nil. Fighter support was very good on the way in. The
formation had no fighter support on the way out until it reached Holland. All Squadron A/C and
crews returned safely.
9 February 1945 - Mission to Prague
On the 9th of February our Squadron was stood down. Three of our A/C were flown by other
Squadrons. A/C 144 by the 323rd, A/C 429 by the 324th, A/C 835 by the 322nd Squadron. The target
for the Group was the RR viaductat altenbeken. The target was bombed by means of instruments
with unobserved results. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group. All A/C and crews returned safely.
14 February 1945 - Mission to Prague
On the 14th of february we dispatched 11 A/C and 12 crews to attack the Henschel Locomo-tive
works at Kassel. The factory was manufacturing tanks an tank parts. The secondary target was the
Marshalling Yards in the same city. The primary target was bombed visually with good results.
A/C 974 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 093 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. J. J. Ondrovic,
A/C 376 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 333 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 381 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 901 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziagler,
A/C 375 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. L. Edwards, flew on this mission. Maj. John D. Davis flew in A/C 977,
piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Wasker, as Acting Commander. A/C 678 was furnished by the 323rd
Squadron. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the
1st"B" Group. AA fire at the target was meager inaccurate, moderate to intense accurate AA fire was
encountered enroute and on the way out. Fighter support was satisfactory. All A/C and crews
returned safely.
15 February 1945 - Mission to Dresden
On the 15th of February we dispatched 3 A/C and 2 crews to attack the Synthetic Oil Plant at Lo
. The secondary target was the city of Dresden. The secondary target was attacked by means of
instruments with unobserved results.
A/C (illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 970 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson, flew on this mission with the 322nd Squadron. A/C 490 was
flown by a 322nd crew. AA fire at the target was nil. (A short sentence illegible.) The Group
furnished the Lead and Low Squadrons of the 1st "A" Group. Fighter support was good. All A/C and
crews returned safely.
16 February 1945 - Mission to Gelsenkirchen
On the 16th of February we dispatched 7 A/C and 12 crews to attack an (Illegible) Plant at
Gelsenkirchen. The target was bombed visually with very good results.
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C (Illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. T. J. Holmes,
A/C 849 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C (Illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 390 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Edwards,
A/C 900 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 216 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 563 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin, flew on this mission. A/C 630, 979 and 900 were furnished
by the 322nd Squadron. A/C 847 was furnished by the 323rd Squadron. A/C 563 was furnished by the
324th Squadron. The Squadrn flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished
the1st "C" Group. AA fire was moderate (Next two words illegible.) Fighter support was fair. All
A/C and crews returned safely.
19 February 1945 - Mission to Dortmund
On the 19 of February the Squadron was stood down. th Eight of our A/C were flown by other
Squadrons. Six A/C (Numbers illegible) were flown by 323rd crews. A/C 692 was flown by a 324th
crew and A/C 939 was flown by a 322nd crew. The target was an Synthetic Oil Plant in the NE
(Word illegible) of Dortmund. The target was bombed by means of instruments with unobserved
results. AA fire was nil. Fighter support was excellent. The Group furnished 1st "A" Group.
20 February 1945 - Mission to Nurnburg
On the 20th of February we dispatched 7 A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR Workshops situated on
the NW outskirts of Nurnburg. The target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved
results.
A/C 835 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 300 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 877 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 793 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 822 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 602 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 909 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small, flew on this mission. A/C 877, 793, 022, 602, and
(# Illegible) were furnished by the 324th Squadron. Capt. John D. Westwood flew in A/C 835,
piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker, as Acting Commander. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the
Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire in the target area was meager and
inaccurate. Fighter support was excellent. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
21 February 1945 - Mission to Nurnberg
On the 21st of February we dispatched 8 A/C and 13 crews to attack the RR Station near the center
of the city, Bombing was done by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 835 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 636 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 693 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 841 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 380 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 790 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 909 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 806 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 901 piloted by 1 Lt. E. D. Ziegler, flew on this mission. A st /C 636, 841, 909, and 806 were
furnished by the 323rd Squadron. A/C 790 was furnished by the 322nd Squadron. A/C 388 piloted by
1st Lt. G. E. Shoup was forced to abort due to engine on fire. Our Squadron flew the High Squadron
in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group.
AA fire in the target area was nil. Meager AA fire was experienced enroute to the target. Fighter
support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
22 February 1945 - Mission to Stendal
On the 22nd of February we dispatched 9 A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR Traffic Center at
Stendal. The target was bombed visually with very good results.
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. W. W. Seller, Jr.,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 333 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 901 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 591 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 375 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 901 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson flew on this mission. A/C 333, 591 and 378 were furnished by
the 322nd Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group
furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire in the target area was nil. Fighter support was excellent. All
Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
23 February 1945 - Mission to Nieningen and Hildburghausen
On the 23rd of February we dispatched 6 A/C and no crews. A/C 303 and 842 were flown by 324th
crews. A/C 755, 901, 788, and 755 were flown by 323rd crews. The briefed target was the Rail
Center at the town of Hof. The Lead and Low Squadrons attacked the town of Nieningen, a target
of opportunity. The High Squadron attacked Hildburghausen, a target of opportunity. AA fire was
encountered along the route. Fighter support was good. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group.
Due to gas shortage some A/C landed on the continent. Aother A/C returned safely to base.
24 February 1945 - Mission to Hamburg
On the 24th of February we dispatched 7 A/C and 12 crews to attack U-boat building slips in the
Blohm and Voss shipyards at Hamburg. The secondary target was an oil refinery South East of the
primary. The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments . Results were unobserved.
A/C 630 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 471 piloted by1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 623 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 378 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 880 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 901 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 102 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. L. R. Ridge,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenback,

A/C 152 piloted by Capt. C. R. Selby, flew on this mission. Maj. John D. Davis flew in A/C 630,
piloted by 1st Lt. Walker, as Acting Commander. A/C 630 and 471 were furnished by the 323rd
Squadron.A/C 623, 880 and 152 were furnished by the 324th Squadron. The Squadron flew the Lead
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire in the target area
was meager to moderate and inaccurate.Fighter support was good. All A/C and crews returned
safely.
26 February 1945 - Mission to Berlin
On the 26th of February we dispatched 12 A/C and 13 crews to attack the Schlesischer RR Station in
the city of Berlin. This was one of the least damaged areas in Berlin. The target was bombed by
means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 377 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 378 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 901 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 392 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 116 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 316 piloted by Capt. C. R. Selby,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 688 piloted by 1st Lt. G. T. Spurgin, flew on this mission. A/C 116 was furnished by the 323rd
Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group flew the 1st
"B" Group. AA fire in the target area was moderate, inaccurate. Fighter support was excellent. All
Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
27 February 1945 - Mission to leipzig
On the 27th of February we dispatched 11 A/C and 13 crews to attack a tank and locomotive factory
on the NW outskirts of Leipzig. The secondary target was the Marshalling Yards in the center of the
city. The secondary target was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 377 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bareman,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenback,
A/C 904 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 308 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 392 piloted by 1st Lt. G. T. Spurgin,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 927 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C (# Illegible) piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 790 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby, flew on this mission. A/C (Two numbers illegible) were
furnished by the (Number Illegible) Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group
formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. (One sentence illegible,) Meager AA fire of the
(One word illegible.) type was experienced in the target area. Fighter support was excellent. All
Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
28 February 1945 - Mission to
On the 28th of February we furnished (Several words illegible.) on a mission the Group flew to attack
the Marshalling Yards (Several words illegible.) Bombing was done by means of instruments with
unobserved results. Meager scattered AA fire was experienced in the target area. Fighter support
was good. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group.
End of February

401st DAILY REPORTS - Prepared by: 1st Lt. Charles Albidress
Transcribed by: Merle Choffel
1 March 1945 - Mission to Heilbronn
On the 1st of March we dispatched 12 A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR Traffic Center at
Heilbronn. The target was bombed by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 357 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Kirby,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 754 piloted by 1st Lt. W. T. Carter,
A/C 014 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 036 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 552 piloted by 2nd Lt. Breidenbach,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 094 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small, flew on this mission. Capt. John D. Westwood flew on this
mission as Acting Commander. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation. The
Group furnished the 1st "C" Group. AA fire in the target area was nil. Meager AA fire was
experienced enroute to the target in the area of Riegel. Fighter support was adequate. All Squadron
A/C and crews returned safely.
Operational Loading List this date to Heilbronn.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
44-8357 P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E.
O-808430
LL-T P Act. Cmdr. Capt. Westwood, John R.
O-885594
Group NAV 1st Lt. Simonson, John R.
O-678776
Leader D2X 1st Lt. Smith, Donald I.
O-762818
PFF GEE-H 1st Lt. Richardson, Robert B., Jr. O-2065916
CP Tail Guns 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A.
O-836557
ENG TopTurret T/Sgt. Young, Troy C.
14121376
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Duncan, Merrel L.
37018688
A-E Waist Gun S/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C.
36546944
GUN Waist Gun S/Sgt. Cotton, Willie E.
34093319
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Gaston, Elon M.
O-556048
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J.
O-920529
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J.
O-814251
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T.
O-746636
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J.,Jr.
14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Liebermen, Harold
32942641
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Bacon, James M.
36730615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John Jr.
31340620
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O.
O-799756
LL-F CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack M.
O-767603
Carpet NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O.
O-752492
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sebastiano P.
11131046
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W.
17037816
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George A.
14064802
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D.
11044034
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald F.
39216530
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ross, Charles L.
13119166
42-97754 P 1st Lt. Carter, Will T.
O-556329
LL-M CP 1st Lt. Ellis, Lewis B.
O-926262
Deputy NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J.
O-2072810
Leader BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A.
O-744435
H2X 1st Lt. Marcus, Albert
O-759959
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P.
7001795
GUN Ball turret Sgt. Woolsey, James D.
39622063
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J.
37537501
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Boenig, Walter
36555265
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Jabara, Arthur J.
34795266
43-39014 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J.
O-804316
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel
T-132327
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q.
39337545
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Mikesell, John W., Jr.
13107860
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Hoskins, Harry G.
37673050
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Hicks, Billy P.
18242191
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W.
39600565
GUN Tail guns Sgt. Bolt, Claude C.
39147979
43-39217 P 1st Lt. Ridge, Erwin R.
O-775134
LL-O P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Stone, Osborn E.
O-802008
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L.
O-2072780
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy F.
11083626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James E.
32720253
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J.
37683369
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander
16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F.
39567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Engelbrektson, Sune
32714502
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E.
O-777847
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A.
O-928524
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodrooi, Michael P.
O-785063
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Ahl, Jerome P.
16116790
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson L.
36757124
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E.
34657836
R-O Radio S/Sgt. McHale, Eugene R.
32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr.
19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A.
39344226
43-38036 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A.
O-828502
LL-H CP 2nd Lt. Morris, F.
O-777765
Carpet NAV F/O Latches, George L.
T-131937
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E.
35226593
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Jones. Lyle D.
36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. MerrellEdgar L.
36901526
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Smith, Robert A.
12203716
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald H.
38406566
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O.
35313772
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Leeb, Louis J.
36913355
43-37552 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J.
O-651008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim
T-139397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H.
O-2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A.
33609143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth D.
19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. ?aigh, Douglas A.
36123056
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Edward V.
35398605
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Bryant, Leon W.
37139908
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, Thomas D., Jr.
18242621
43-37887 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M.
O-774927
LL-J CP 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D.
O-2059190
NAV 2nd Lt. Curti, Anthony J.
O-2059968
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner D.
18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L.
36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl O.
37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack
39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George
37705068
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon
33622374
44-8324 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A.
O-822496
LL-R CP 2nd LT. Maupin, Venus
O-928927
NAV F/O Richter, John L>
T-134758
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T.
39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C.
36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexmayder, Michael F., Jr.
38501082
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr.
15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 35735793
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P.
O-625312
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John E.
O-928901
NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J.
O-2071569
BOMB F/O Sutton, Jeremiah W.
T-131666
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C.
42021294
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Stewart, Horace P.
34736369
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K.
20600965
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Anthony, William S.
42064761
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Simms, George H.
35762507
2 March 1945 - Mission to Chemnitz and Jocketa
On the 2 of March we dispatched 12 A/C and 13 crews to nd attack the Synthetic Oil Plant at Bohlen
located about 11 miles south of Leipzig. The secondary target was the RR Marshall-ing Yards at
Chemnitz. The secondary target was bombed by the Low and Lead Squadrons by means of
instruments with unobserved results. Due to an instrument failure the High Squadron bombed a
target of opportunity at Jocketa located about four miles NE of Plaue.The target was a junction of
two main RR over a river and ravine. Results were excellent.
A/C 977 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 680 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 659 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 392 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 375 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 390 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 932 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach, flew on this mission. A/C 695 was furnished by the
322nd Squadron. The Squadron flew the High Squadron in the Group formation. The Group
furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire was nil in the target area. Fighter support was adequate.
Operational Loading List this date toChemnitz and Jocketa.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
42-97754 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-
10366342
LL-M P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-803430
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-
2065018
Squadron NAV "Mickey" 2nd Lt. Johnson, Eugene L. O-
2065561
Lead BOMB 1st Lt. Kincannon, William J., Jr. O-704219
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Koch, William J. 35233998
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Brashear, Omar P. 35363236
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. McClure, Glenn F. 37537235
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Richmond, George D. 37675990
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
Dep. Sq. NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-
2072810
Lead BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744433
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34857636
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39144225
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-S CP 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-
2069169
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Fedrooi, Michael P. O-765063
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon W. 33622374
43-38036 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-H CP 2nd Lt. Harris, Robert F. O-777765
Carpet NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald H. 36400565
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Ross, Charles L. 13119165
44-6804 P 1st Lt. Gaston, Elon M. O-656045
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929529
NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-746635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., Jr. 14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942811
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Bacon, James M. 36739615
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John, Jr. 31340620
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Ballou, Donald T. 17169840
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134758
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
(No Radio Operator listed for this crew.)
??-6596 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LG-P CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
NAV 2nd Lt. Curti,Anthony J. O-
2069858
BOMB F/O Perlman, Charles B. T-5774
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ralph J. 33789938
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G. 38565500
43-39217 P 2nd Lt. Smith Theron A., Jr. O-778983
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Monroe, Eugene W. O-781268
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L. O-
2072780
GUN Bombardier Sgt. (Last name illegible.), Julian W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kosciusko, John B. 42038288
Gun Ball Turret Sgt. Green, Rex C. 39925940
R-O Radio Sgt. McClelland, James R. 19089828
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill B. 37505227
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Bolt, Claude C. 39147979
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132827
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Tuttle, James L., Jr. 39214738
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799756
LL-F CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack E. O-767693
Carpet NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James L. O-752492
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tobacco, Sebastiano P. 11131046
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W. 17037618
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George 14064602
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39216530
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A. 11032796
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Leeb, Lewis J. 36913335
43-37552 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson F. O-625312
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John E. O-928901
NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071569
BOMB F/O Sutton, Jeremiah L. T-131566
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Stewart, Horace F. 34736369
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen M. 20600966
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Anthony, William 42064761
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Simms, George H. 35762507
43-39014 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-782721
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Maximovich, Henry P. O-775460
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles G. O-
2067948
BOMB F/O Gelband, Murray T-5565
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold E. 13169464
A-=E Ball Turret Sgt. Holady, Robert L. 38629449
R-O Radio Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Freston, Jesse D. 39924043
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Inghem, William B. 3?712541
44-8324 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-R CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack B. 18132661
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, Thomas B., Jr. 18242821

3 March 1945 - Mission to Chemnitz
On the 3 of March we dispatched 10 A/C and 12 crews to rd attack an Synthetic Oil Plant located
about 2 miles NNE of Ruhland and 65 miles east of Leipzig. The secondary target was the
Marshalling Yards at Chemnitz. The secondary target was bombed by means of instruments with
unobserved results.
A/C 879 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 375 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 901 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 316 piloted by 1st Lt. L. B. Ellis,
A/C 842 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 755 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 693 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 088 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 382 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 688 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. L. Lockwood, flew on this mission. A/C 088 and 755 were furnished
by the 322nd Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation.The Group
furnished the 1st "A" Group. Moderate AA fire was observed coming from Ruhland ND Dresden.
Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
Loading List for Operational Mission to Chemnitz.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
44-8792 P 1ST Lt. Holmes, Thomas M. O-764021
LL-Q P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771136
Squadron NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-718981
Leader BOM 1st Lt. Hunt, Robert R. O-750141
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Young, Troy C. 14121376
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Palmer, Truman H. 35634925
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack B. 18132661
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Cotton, Willie E. 34093519
NAV "Mickey" 2nd Lt. Johnson, Eugene L. O-
2065561
42-37552 P 1st Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-776134
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J. O-804316
BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles G. O-
2067948
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy 11093626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James A. 32729262
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37683369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 38567635
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Englebrektson, Sune 37714802
9014 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin P. O-751226
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis W. O-822760
BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodrooi, Michael P. O785063
BOM 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald O-716635
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Wells, Carlyle W., Jr. 39040660
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Harig, Joseph A. 32734291
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 33734781
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Grove, Lester E. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Cpl. (Name illegible.) 3616??01
42-31678 P 1st Lt. Ellis, Lewis B. O-926202
Ll-L P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Carter, Will T. O-558320
Deputy NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-
2072810
Squadron BOM 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744433
Leader ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001798
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Woolsey, James D. 39522063
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Kremer, Joseph J. 37537501
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Boenig, Walter
336555266
GUN Tail Guns Sgt, Jabara, Arthur J. 34795266
44-8429 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Maxinovich, Henry P. O-775460
NAV F/O Earl, Herbert P., Jr. T-134692
BOM F/O Gelband, Murray T-5663
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold B. 13169464
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Holady, Robert L. 38629448
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Preston, Jesse D. 39924043
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Ingham, William B. 39712541
755 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P. O-825321
LG-? CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John N. O-928901
Carpet NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071589
Jammer BOM F/O Sutton, Jeremiah W. T-131566
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Stewart, Norman P. 34738369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K. 20600965
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Anthony, William 42064761
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Simms, George H. 36762507
GUN Carpet Jammer Sgt. Melcher, Richard P. 36829766
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Ahl, Jerome P. 16115790
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34857836
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226
44-6931 P 2nd Lt. Smith, Theron A., Jr. O-888983
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Monroe, Eugene W. O-781268
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L. O-
2072780
GUN Bombardier Sgt. (Last name illegible.), Julian W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kosciusko, John B. 42038288
Gun Ball Turret Sgt. Green, Rex C. 39925940
R-O Radio Sgt. McClelland, James R. 19089828
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Marvin 32216546
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Bolt, Claude C. 39147979
088 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
LG CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
Carpet NAV 2nd Lt. London, (First name illegible) O-
2070070
Jammer GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Tuttle, James L., Jr. 39214738
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 35913335
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799768
LL-R CP 2nd lt. Walker, Jack B. O-767693
NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James C. O-752492
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sabastiano P. 11131846
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W. 17037618
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George 14064602
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39216530
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A. 11032796
43-39217 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LG-O CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
NAV 2nd Lt. Curti,Anthony J. O-
2069858
BOMB F/O Perlman, Charles B. T-5774
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Hall, Ray L. 15078368
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G. 38565500
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134758
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
4 March 1945 - Mission to Ulm and Reutlingen
On the 4th of March the Squadron was standdown Squadron. We furnished the lead A/C which was
flown by a 324th crew. The primary targetwas a factory making armored vehicles and tank parts
located at Ulm. The last resort target was a RR junction near Reutlingen. The High and Low
Squadrons bombed Ulm by means of instruments with unobserved results. The Lead Squadron
bombed Reutlingen by means of instruments with unobserved results. AA fire was nil. Fighter
support was good. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group
7 March 1945 - Mission to Dortmund and Giessen
On the 7th of March we dispatched 12 A/C and 12 crews to attack a Coking Plant located 2 miles
south of Dortmund. The last resort target was the RR Traffis center at Giessen. The Lead and High
Bombed the city of Dortmund by means of instruments with unobserved results. The Low Squadron
bombed the last resort target by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 835 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 879 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 375 piloted by 2nd Lt. M. W. Forbes,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. J. F. Breidenbach,
A/C 390 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 388 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Nelson,
A/C 392 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. E. M. Gaston,
A/C 688 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby flew on this mission. Capt. John R. Westwood flew in A/C
835, piloted by 1 Lt. Walker, as Acting Commander. The Squadron f st lew the Lead Squadron in the
Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire at the primary was meager and
inaccurate. AA fire at the last resort was nil. Fighter support was good.
Operational Loading List this date to Dortmund and Giessen.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL#
44-8357 P 1st Lt. Walker, Harold E. O-696924
LL-T P Act. Cmdr. Capt. Westwood, John R. O-835594
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Simonson, John R. O-676776
Squadron H2X 1st Lt. Smith, Donald I. O-762819
Lead GEE-H 1st Lt. Richardson, Robert B., Jr. O-
2065916
Group BOMB 1st Lt. Havelaar, Marion O-
1994751
Leader CP Tail Guns 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836557
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Mikesell, John W., Jr. 13107860
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Duncan, Merrel L. 37018586
A-E R. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C. 36546944
GUN L. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Cotton, Willie E. 34093619
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Bateman, Wlliam L. O-824930
LL-G P Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Mosselle, Donald J. O-933592
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester O-776506
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Edarl D. 38370233
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 36591673
R_O Radio T/Sgt. Dawson, Joseph C. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John J. 35050067
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Hutton, Joseph E. 14192663
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-775134
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward B. O-804316
NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles O-
2073227
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy 11093626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James A. 32729262
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37683369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 38567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Englebrektson, Sune 37714802
44-8791 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
LL-Q CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald P. O-
2072810
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744435
H2X 1st Lt. Johnson, Eugene B. O-
2066561
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226
43-37552 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Maxinovich, Henry P. O-775460
NAV F/O Earl, Herbert P., Jr. T-134692
BOM F/O Gelband, Murray T-5663
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold B. 13169464
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Holady, Robert L. 38629448
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Preston, Jesse D. 39924043
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Ingham, William B. 39712541
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gruetter, Robert C. 36642746
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, Thomas B., Jr. 18242821
43-39014 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Harris, Robert F. O-777765
Carpet NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Pieper, Rolf H. 32938608
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald H. 36400565
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
GUN Carpet Jammer Sgt. Melcher, Richard 36829766
43-38843 P 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772453
LL-S P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry O-
352445??
NAV F/O Richter, John C. T-134756
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Ahl, Jerome P. 16115790
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Young, Troy C. 14121376
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Hoskins, Harry C. 37673050
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Conway, John C. 37550493
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis 20953219
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Bryant, Leon B. 37139908
43-39217 P 1st Lt. Spurgin, Robert L. O-773321
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Barton, Kenneth S. O-
2066337
NAV 2nd Lt. Ellenberg, Harold O-
2069283
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hickey, John T. 15304259
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Pitts, Omar 39220324
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Peterson, Robert 31305443
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert J. 37547436
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. (Name illegible.) 19142539
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-
2069169
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. London, John E. O-
2070070
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon W. 33622374
GUN Carpet Jammer Sgt. Sagaris, Rick M. 19172016
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Gaston, Elon M. O-656045
LL-P P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Stone, Osborn E. O-802008
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles G. O-
2067948
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193806
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bennett, Carroll J., Jr. 14057714
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Lieberman, Harold 32942811
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ralph J. 33789938
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Davis, John, Jr. 31340620
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sebastiano P. 11131045
44-6884 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929520
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel
T-132827
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q.
39337545
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jochem, DonaldR.
12074959
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon P.
18146604
R-O Radio Sgt. Donovan, John R.
11131716
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Martillotta, John J.
12216118
GUN Tail guns Sgt. Sorenson, Marion C.
37577621
8 March 1945 - Mission to Huls
On the 8th of March we dispatched 10 A/C and 13 crews to attack a Benzol Plant situated about 3
miles NW of Recklinghausen and about 2 miles SE of the Huls Synthetic Rubber Factory. The No. 3
target was the RR Marshalling Yard at Essen. The primary target was attacked by means of
instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 835 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 688 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 375 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Nelson,
A/C 540 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 380 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 116 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 392 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 615 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood, flew on this mission. A/C 540, 116 and 615 were
furnished by the 323rd Squadron. The Squadron furnished the High Squadron in the Group
formation. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire was meager, inaccurate. Fighter support
was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Huls.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
44-8357 P 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas M O-764021
LL-T P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-808430
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-718981
Squadron GEE-H F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131835
Lead H2X 1st Lt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
BOM 2nd Lt. Long, Julius R. O-789230
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt.Young, Troy C. 14121376
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Palmer, Truman H. 35534925
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Ferrant, Frank P. 31090584
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Koeller, Clarence W., Jr. 37406569
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Bateman, Wlliam L. O-824930
LL-G CP F/O Dodd, Joschin E. T-130397
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester O-776506
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Edarl D. 38370233
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 36591673
R_O Radio T/Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John J. 35050067
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Hutton, Joseph E.
14192663
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-775134
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929529
BOM Navigator F/O Hard, Cyrus J., Jr. T-129535
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy 11093626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James A. 32729262
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37683369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 38567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Englebrektson, Sune
37714802
44-6884 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald P. O-
2072810
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744433
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34857835
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226
42-31675 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
LL-C CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2 nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
BOM 2nd Lt. Isbell, Byron M.
O-2065394
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grigg, William B.
18099018
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M.
39709840
42-37552 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV 2nd Lt. London, (First name illegible) O-
2070070
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Grimmett, William C. 38436957
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Tuttle, James L., Jr. 39214738
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-
2069169
Carpet BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Podruci, Michael P. O-765065
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Wagner, Leon W. 33622374
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Rose, Charles D. 13119165
44-8324 P 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772453
LL-R P Co-Pilot 2ND Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-651008
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth E. 19174304
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Bryant, Leon B. 37139908
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, Thomas E., Jr. 18242021
540 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
323rd Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836667
A/C NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel
T-132827
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q.
39337545
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jochem, DonaldR.
12074959
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon P.
18146604
R-O Radio Sgt. Donovan, John R.
11131716
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W.
39609365
GUN Tail guns Sgt. Sorenson, Marion C.
37577621
43-38035 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-P CP 2nd Lt. Harris, Robert F. O-777765
Carpet NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Pieper, Rolf H. 32938608
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald H. 36400565
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
GUN Carpet Jammer Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
116 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
323rd Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Maxinovich, Henry P. O-775460
A/C NAV F/O Earl, Herbert P., Jr. T-134692
BOM F/O Gelband, Murray T-5663
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold B. 13169464
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Holady, Robert L. 38629448
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Preston, Jesse D. 39924043
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Ingham, William B. 39712541
43-39217 P 1st Lt. Spurgin, Robert L. O-773321
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Barton, Kenneth S. O-
2066337
NAV 2nd lt. Ellenberg, Harold O-
2069283
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hickey, John T. 15304259
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Pitts, Omar 39220324
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Peterson, Robert 31305443
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert J. 37547436
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph
19142539
615 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
323rd Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
A/C NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134758
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
9 March 1945 - Mission to Kassel
On the 9th of March we dispatched 8 A/C and 12 crews to attack the Marshalling Yards situated in
the Northern suburb of Kassel. The target was bombed visually with excellent results.
A/C 847 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 163 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 154 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. R. L. Bateman,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Haynie,
A/C 688 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Nelson,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 375 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 392 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 209 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood, flew on this mission. The Squadron flew the Low
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group. AA fire was fairly
accurate, moderate, tracking. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned
safely.
Loading list for Operational Mission this date to Kassel.
SHIP DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
8471 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-
10366342
OR-C P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771135
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Weinberger, Herbert M. O-718581
Squadron BOMB 1st Lt. Cobb, Julius D. O-769259
Lead H2X 1st Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John 7001795
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Palmer, Truman H. 35534925
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Ferrant, Frank P. 31020584
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Koeller, Clarence W., Jr. 37400569
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799768
LL-K CP 2nd lt. Walker, Jack B. O-767693
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Charles O-
2073810
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry L. O-744433
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W. 17037618
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George 14064602
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39216530
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A. 11032796
1636 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin P. O-751226
OR- CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis W. O-822760
Carpet NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James C. O-732492
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sebastiano P. 11131646
323rd Sq. ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Wells, Carlyle W., Jr. 39040660
A/C GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Harig, Joseph A. 32734291
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 33734781
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Grove, Lester E. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Cpl. (Name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt.
(Name & serial # illegible.)
1540 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
OR- CP 2nd Lt. Harris, Robert F. O-777765
323rd Sq. NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
A/C GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Conway, John C. 27353493
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gruetter, Robert .C 36642746
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Bateman, Wlliam L. O-824930
LL-G CP F/O Dodd, Joschin E. T-130397
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester O-776506
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Person, Roy F. 11082626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 36591673
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Dawson, Joseph G. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John J. 35050067
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Hutton, Joseph E.
14192663
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry B.
O-362446
LL-R P Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J.
O-651003
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack G.
O-2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A.
33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathorp, Kenneth E.
19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A.
36123856
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Howard V.
33398505
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Bryant, Leon E.
37139908
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, Thomas M., Jr.
18242821
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772453
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929529
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132827
A-R Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q. 39337545
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jochem,Donald 12074959
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon P. 18143804
R-O Radio Sgt. Donovan, John R. 11131718
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Cotton Willie D. 34093519
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. (Name illegible.)
37577621
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
LL-L CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2 nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
BOM 2nd Lt. Isbell, Byron M.
O-2065394
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grigg, William B.
18099018
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M. 39709840
42-37552 P 2nd Lt. Smith, Theron A., Jr. O-888983
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Monroe, Eugene W. O-781268
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L. O-
2072780
GUN Bombardier Sgt. (Last name illegible.), Julian W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kosciusko, John B. 42038288
Gun Ball Turret Sgt. Green, Rex C. 39925940
R-O Radio Sgt. McClelland, James R. 19089828
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Krall, Raymond C. 35546944
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E.
36689209
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
Carprt NAV 2nd Lt. London, (First name illegible) O-
2070070
Jammer GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Meks, Charles L. 35792801
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Hoskins, Harry D. 37673050
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Driver, Walter D.
39420964
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. (Name & serial # illgible.)
43-39217 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John P. O-928901
NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071589
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193608
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Stewart, Norman P. 34738369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K. 20600965
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Anthony, William 42064761
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Simms, George H. 36762507
2095 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
323rd Sq. NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134758
A/C GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
10 March 1945 - Mission to Sinsen
On the 10th of March our Squadron was the Group standdown Squadron. The group flew a mission
to attack the RR Center at Sinsen. Two of our A/C were flown by crews from other Squadrons. A/C
835 was flown by a 323rd crew. A/C 832 was flown by a 322nd crew. The target was attacked by
means of instruments with unobserved results.
12 March 1945 - Mission to Dillenburg
On the 12th of March we dispatched 9 A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR Marshalling Yards at
Dillenburg. The target was bombed by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C A/C 835 piloted by Capt. H. R. Walker,
A/C 392 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 879 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 959 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. F. A. Porada,
A/C 388 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 375 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 390 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 889 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 151 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson, flew on this mission. Maj. John D. Davis flew on in A/C 835 ,
piloted by Capt. Walker, as Acting Commander. Our Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the
Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. A/C 959, 151 and 889 were furnished by
the 324th Squadron. AA fire was nil. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews
returned safely.
(The Loading List for this Mission was totally illegible.)
14 March 1945 - Mission to Vlotho and Osnabruck
On the 14 of March we dispatched 13 A/C a th nd crews to attack a RR bridge over the Weser River
at Vlotho. The No. 3 target was the Marshalling Yards at Osnabruck. The Lead and Low Squadrons
bombed the RR Bridge with good results. The High Squadron could not identify the primary due to
ground haze.They bombed the Marshalling Yards at Osnabruck by means of instruments with
unobserved results.
A/C 814 piloted by 1st Lt. H. E. Kirby,
A/C 392 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 688 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 842 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 970 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 390 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 693 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 375 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 358 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr., flew on this mission. Our Squadron flew the High
Squadron in the Group formation.The Group furnished the 1st "A" group. Meager to moderate AA
fire over Osnabruck was encountered. Fighter support was excellent. All Squadron A/C and crews
returned safely.
Operational Loading List this date toVlotho and Osnabruck.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
44-8145 P 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-803430
DF-C P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas M. O-764021
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-2065014
324th Sq. BOMB 1st Lt. Kincannon, William J., Jr. O-704219
A/C GEE-3 F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131835
High Sq. H2X 1st Lt. Marcus, Albert O-769959
Leader ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Conway, John C. 37550493
GUN R.Waist Gun S/Sgt. Pride, Bobby E. 36689209
GUN L. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Gruetter, Robert C. 36642746
43-39217 P 1st Lt. Spurgin, Robert L. O-773321
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Barton, Kenneth S. O-
2066337
NAV 2nd Lt. Ellenberg, Harold L. O-
2069283
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hickey, John T. 15304259
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Pitts, Omar 39220324
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Peterson, Robert 31305443
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert J. 37547436
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Parco, Michael P. 42092?76
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph 19142539
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
BOMB F/O Perlman, Charles B. T-5774
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ralph J. (Serial # illegible.)
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G. 38565500
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799768
LL-F CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack B. O-767693
NAV 2nd Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-
2072810
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744423
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W. 17037618
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George 14064602
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39216530
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A.
11032796
44-8429 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
LL-G CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
BOM 2nd Lt. Isbell, Byron M.
O-2065394
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grigg, William B.
18099018
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M. 39709840
42-97061 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-B CP 2nd Lt. Harris, Robert F. O-777765
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles G. O-
2067946
OBS Col. Turner, Robert A. (C. A. C.) O-18987
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Richter, Don E. 35226593
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald H. 38406566
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
43-39014 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin P. O-751226
LL-C CP 2nd Lt.Magill, Francis W. O-822760
Carpet BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P. O-785063
Jammer A-E Bombardier S/Sgt. Malachowski, Narcis A. 32729633
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Wells, Carlyle G., Jr. 39040660
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Harig, Joseph A. 32734291
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 33734781
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Bryant, Leon W. 37139908
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36165301
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt.
Ross, Charles L. 13119168
44-6931 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
323rd Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836667
A/C NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O.
O-752492
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hadley, Manuel Q.
39337545
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jochem, DonaldR.
12074959
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon P.
18146604
R-O Radio T/Sgt. McHale, Eugene F.
32846566
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Martillotte, John J.
12216118
GUN Tail guns Sgt. Sorenson, Marion C. 37577621
44-8324 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P. O-825321
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John N. O-928901
NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071589
BOM F/O Sutton, Jeremiah W. T-131566
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Stewart, Norman P. 34738369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K. 20600965
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W. 39609566
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Simms, George N. 35762507
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-
2069169
Carpet BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Hard, Cyrus P., Jr. T-129533
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Dormyer, Gene S. 35791573
43-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929529
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132527
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-745635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Bachiochi, Arthur W. 32933134
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Omlor, Lester 36876634
R-O Radio Sgt. Donavan, John R. 11131716
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Baker, Bill B. 37605227
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534063
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Collupy, Everett D. 11120421
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, Thomas B., Jr. 18242821
43-38343 P 2nd Lt. Smith, Theron A., Jr. O-778983
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Monroe, Eugene W. O-781268
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L. O2072780
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Kupey, Julian W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kosciusko, John B. 42038288
Gun Ball Turret Sgt. Green, Rex C. 39925940
R-O Radio Sgt. McClelland, James R. 19089828
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack B. 18132661
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Beavers, William S. 38390695
15 March 1945 - Mission to Orainieburg
On the 15 of March we dispatched 12 A th /C and crews to attack the Marshalling Yards at
Oranienburg. The Lead Squadron bombed by means of instruments with unobserved results. The
High and Low Squadrons bombed visually.
A/C 879 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 102 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 380 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 842 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 392 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. F. A. Porada,
A/C 832 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 390 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 375 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. Breidenbach flew on this mission. A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras
ws forced to abort due to mechanical failure. Our Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group
formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire was meager to moderate, fairly accurate.
Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Oranienburg.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
44-8792 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-
10366342
LL-Q P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Seller, Wilbur W., Jr. O-771135
PFF NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
Squadron BOMB 1st Lt. Dominguez, William R. O-772034
Lead BOM H2X Nav. 1st Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Koch, William J. 35233998
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Brasher, Omar P. 35363236
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. McClure, Glenn F. 37537235
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Richmond, George D. 37675990
42-97061 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-B P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Bloodgood, Elwyn L. O-805735
NAV F/O Latches, George L. T-131937
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Walczak, Edwin 33435885
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald H. 38406566
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
42-102504 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
NAV 2nd Lt. Curti, Anthony J. O-
2069956
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Empey, Julius W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ray B. 15078266
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G. 38565500
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799768
LL-F CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack B. O-767693
NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James O-752492
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744423
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W. 17037618
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George 14064602
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39216530
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A.
11032796
44-8429 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
LL-G CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
BOM 2nd Lt. Anthony, Joseph J.
O-2069166
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grigg, William B.
18099018
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M. 39709840
43-39217 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
NAV 2nd Lt. Ellenberg, Harold L. O-
2069033
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Porada, Francis A. (Serial #
illegible.)
LL-K CP 1st Lt. Flanders, Edward
O-804316
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard
O-2072730
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Malachowski, Narvis A.
32729633
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Bender, Allen B., Jr.
33832768
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Polton, Glen R.
39214671
R-O Radio Sgt. Drake, Harold A.
14163386
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Bryant, Leon W.
37130908
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Beavers, William S.
33390695
44-8324 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Norris, Robert P. O-777765
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P.
O-783063
OBS Col. Turner, Robert (C. A. C.)
O-18037
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Jochem, DonaldR.
12074959
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon P.
18146604
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert B.
37547436
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Martillotte, John J.
12216118
GUN Tail guns Sgt. Sorenson, Marion C. 37577621
43-39014 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P. O-825321
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John N. O-928901
Carpet NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071589
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Ahl, Jerome P. 16115790
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Stewart, Norman P. 34738369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K. 20600965
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Whittle, Ben W. 39609566
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Jabara, Arthur J. 34791573
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Dormyer, Gene S. 35791573
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-
2069169
Carpet NAV 2nd Lt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. 9Name & serial # illegible.)
43-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929529
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132527
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-745635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Omlor, Lester 36876634
R-O Radio Sgt. Donavan, John R. 11131716
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534063
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Collupy, Everett D. 11120421
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, Thomas B., Jr. 18242821

17 March 1945 - Mission to Bohlen
On the 17 of March our Squadron was the Group standdown th squadron. Four of our A/C were
flown by other Squadrons. A/C 879 and 901 were flown by the 322nd Squadron. A/C 250 and 884
were flown by the 324th Squadron. The target for the Group was the Synthetic Oil Plant at Bohlen.
The target was bombed by means of instruments with unobserved results. The Group furnished the
1st "A" Group. All A/C and crews returned safely.
18 March 1945 - Mission to Berlin
On the 19th of March we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack the Marshalling Yards situated in
the Eastern part of Berlin. The target was bombed by menas of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 977 piloted by Capt. Walker,
A/C 870 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 390 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 392 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 832 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 102 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 375 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 688 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 842 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 376 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 316 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes, flew on this mission. Capt. W. W. Thompson flew in A/C
977 piloted by Capt. Walker, as Acting Commander. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the
Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire was moderate and very accurate
tracking in the target area. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Bohlen.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
42-97754 P Capt. Walker, Harold E. O-696924
LL-M P Act. Cmdr. Capt. Thompson, Walter W. (Group) O-437634
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Simonson, John R. O-676776
Group NAV Group Nav. 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
Leader BOMB H2X Nav. 1st Lt. Smith, Donald I. O-762816
BOMB 1st Lt. Hunt, Robert W. O-750141
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Mikesell, John W., Jr. 13107860
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Duncan, Merrel L. 37018586
A-E R. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack 18132661
GUN L. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Reidel, Edward 16116795
GUN Tail Guns 2nd Lt. Darling, Raymond W. (324th) O-777611
44-8792 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
LL-Q CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
Deputy NAV 2nd Lt. Curti, Anthony J. O-
2069935
Group BOMB 2nd Lt. Hard, Cyrus P., Jr. T-129635
Lead (Illegible) H2X Nav. F/O Stocco, James O. T-129565
PFF ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34857835
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226
43-39014 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin P. O-751226
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis W. O-822760
Carpet BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P. O-785063
Jammer A-E Bombardier S/Sgt. Malachowski, Narcis A. 32729633
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Wells, Carlyle G., Jr. 39040660
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Black, F. T. (I O) 36346019
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Pieper, Ralph H. 33734781
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Morris 32616546
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36165301
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt.
(Name & serial # illegible.)
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert O-777765
Carpet BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P. O-765065
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns Sgt. Jabara, Arthur J. 34795266
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Deeb, Louis J. 36913355
43-39217 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-O P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Bloodgood, Elwyn L. O-805135
NAV F/O Latches, George D. T-131937
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Walczak, Edward 33435835
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Boob, Aloysius J. 36836189
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
44-8324 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
LL-R CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Ahl, Jerome F.
16115790
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Grigg, William B.
18099018
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M. 39709840
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV 2nd Lt. London, (First name illegible) O-
2070070
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon F. 18148804
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Eggert, Otto J. 12206821
43-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929529
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132527
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-745635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Omlor, Lester 36876634
R-O Radio Sgt. Donavan, John R. 11131716
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers. Cyril J. 17397373
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534063
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
BOMB Navigator F/O Perlman, Charles S. T-5774
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ray B. 15078266
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Boenig, Walter 36555265
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G.
38565500
44-8429 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134756
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
43-37610 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P. O-825321
LL-Q CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John N. O-928901
NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071589
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tobacco, Sebastiano P. 11131046
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Stewart, Norman P. 34738369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K. 20600965
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Martillotta, John J. 12216118
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Simms, George N. 35762507
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Maximovich, Henry P. O-775460
NAV F/O Earl, Herbert L., Jr. T-134892
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald 38406566
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold S. 13169454
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Holaday, Robert L. 38629448
R-O Radio Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Fritz, Ralph L. 32028798
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Ingham, William 29712541
19 March 1945 - Mission to Plauen
On the 19th of March we dispatched 8 A/C and 13 crews to attack the Synthetic oil Plant at Bohlen.
The No. 2 target was a Chemical and explosive plant situated about a mile SW of Plauen. The town
of Plauen was bombed by means of instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 879 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 832 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 618 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Ziegler,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 376 piloted by 1st Lt. F. L. Bloodgood,
A/C 688 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. C. D. Knighton,
A/C 263 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 615 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 375 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 841 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 901 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson flew on this mission. A/C 901, 841, 615, 263, and 618 were
furnished by the 323rd Squadron. The Squadron flew the High Squadron in the Group formation. The
Group furnished the 1st "B" Group. AA fire over the target was nil. AA fire was experienced over
the battle lines on the way in and out. Fighter support was good.
Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Plauen.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
44-8792 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-
10366342
P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-803430
PFF NAV 2nd Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-
2065016
Squadron BOMB 1st Lt. Dominguez, William R. O-772034
Lead BOM H2X Nav. 1st Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Koch, William J. 35233998
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Brasher, Omar P. 35363236
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. McClure, Glenn F. 37537235
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Richmond, George D. 37675990
43-39217 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-O CP 1st Lt. Morris, Robert F. O-777765
NAV 2nd Lt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Walczak, Edward 33435835
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Waist Guns (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Tail Guns (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
(Next three crews totally illegible.)
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
BOMB Navigator F/O Perlman, Charles S. T-5774
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ray B. 15078266
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Ferrant, Frank P. 31090584
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G. 38565500
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-
2059169
LL-J P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
Carpet BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P. O-765065
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francis E. 20953219
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
(Next five crews totally illegible.)
901 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
323rd Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
A/C NAV 2nd Lt. London, (First name illegible) O-
2070070
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Wilson, Leon F. 18148804
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Eggert, Otto J. 12206821
21 March 1954 - Mission to Rheine/Salzbergen
On the 21st of March we dispatched 8 A/C and 12 crews to attack the Rheine/Salzbergen Airfield.
The target was bombed visually with excellent results.
A/C 835 piloted by 1st Lt. T. M. Holmes,
A/C 822 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 388 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 591 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 375 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 376 piloted by 1st Lt. F. W. Ziegler,
A/C 378 piloted by 1st Lt. M. M. Borgeson,
A/C 970 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 688 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 693 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 088 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 901 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood flew on this mission. A/C 088, 901 and 591 were
furnished by the 322nd Squadron. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The
group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire was meager and inaccurate. Fighter support was good.
All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
Loading List for Operational Mission this date to Rheine/Salzbergen Airfield.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL #
44-8357 P 1st Lt. Holmes, Thomas M O-764021
LL-T P Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-808430
PFF NAV 2ND Lt. McCarthy, Donald J. O-
2072810
Squadron GEE-H F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131835
Lead H2X F/O Stocco, James G. T-129563
BOM 2nd Lt. Hard, Cyrus P., Jr. T-129533
ENG Top Turret (These last four crew members rank, names
R-O Radio and serial numbers illegible.)
GUN Waist Guns
GUN Tail Guns
822 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert F. O-777765
NAV 2ND Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Stafford, Jack B. 18132661
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
388 P 1st Lt. Spurgin, Robert T. O-779231
LL-O CP 2nd Lt. Barton, Kenneth S. O-
2066337
NAV 2nd Lt. Ellenberg, Harold O-
2069283
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hickey, John T. 15304259
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Pitts, Omar L. 39220324
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Peterson, Robert 31305443
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert J. 37547436
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. (Name illegible.) 42042575
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph 19142539
P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799768
LL-F CP 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack B. O-767693
NAV 1ST Lt. Huff, James O-752492
BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry A. O-744423
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W. 17037618
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George 14064602
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39216530
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A. 11032796
42-37552 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Maximovich, Henry F. O-775460
NAV F/O Earl, Herbert E., Jr. T-134692
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold E. 13109464
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Holady, Robert L. 38629445
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32816546
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Ingham, William R. 39712541
376 P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin P. O-751226
CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis W. O-822760
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132817
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Higgins, Ray 11107038
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Wells, Carlyle G., Jr.
39040660
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Pieper,Rolf H. 32938603
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Grove, Lester R. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36165301
43-37857 P 1st Lt. Borgeson, Menford M. O-774927
LL-J P 1st Lt. Knighton, Clinton D. O-
2059160
Carpet BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles O-2057948
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 18193808
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Lohoefer, Conrad L. 36344918
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky. Carl O. 37574163
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Rubenfeld, Jack 39134140
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Drake, Francie E. 20953219
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Sagaris, Rick M. 19172016
970 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
( Balance of crew members rank, names and serial numbers illegible.)
44-6884 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV 2nd Lt. London, (First name illegible) O-
2070070
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420964
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Black, F. T. (i. o.) 38345019
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Eggert, Otto J. 12206821
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-775134
LL-K CP (Rank, names & serial numbers of the next three crew members illegible.)
NAV
GUN Bombardier
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James A. 32729262
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37683369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 38567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Englebrektson, Sune 37714802
088 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
322nd Sq. CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
A/C NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
Carpet GUN Bombardier (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
Jammer ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
A-E Waist Guns (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Tail Guns (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Carpet Jammer (Rank, name & serial # illegible.)
901 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
322nd Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
A/C NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134756
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
22 March 1945 - Mission to Dorsten
On the 22nd of March our Squadron was the Group Standdown Squadron. Five of our A/C were
flown by crews of other Squadrons. A/C 733 and 324 were flown by the 322nd Squadron. A/C 504
and 834 by the 324th Squadron . A/C 610by the 323rd Squadron. The target was a tactical area about
two miles south of Dorsten. The target are was bombed visually with fair to good results. The bomb
pattern was somewhat scattered. AA fire was meager to moderate , generally inaccurate. Fighter
support was good. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group.
23 March 1945 - Mission to Goesfeld.
On the 23rd of March we dispatched 10 A/C and 12 crews to attack the RR center at Goesfeld. The
target was bombed visually with good to excellent results.
A/C 357 piloted by Capt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 552 piloted by 1st Lt. W. L. Bateman,
A/C 623 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 792 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 843 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 884 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 157 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 931 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 889 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Bloodgood,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson flew on this mission. A/C 889 and 623 were furnished by the
324th Squadron. Our Squadron furnished the Lead Squadron in the Group formation.Maj. John D.
Davis flew in A/C 357, piloted by Capt. Walker, as Acting Commander. The Group furnished the 1st
"C" Group. AA fire was nil at the target. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews
returned safely.
Operational Loading List this date to Goesfeld
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#44-44-8357 P Capt. Walker, Harold E. O-696924
LL-T P Act. Cmdr. Maj. Davis, John D. O-900845
PFF NAV 1st Lt. Simonson, John R. O-676776
Group BOMB Maj. Hudson, Charles B. O-730645
Lead NAV H2X 1st Lt. Smith, Donald I. O-762816
BOMB GEE-H 1st Lt. Richardson, Robert L., Jr. O-
2065916
CP Tail Guns 2nd Lt. Moore, Robert O-771241
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Mikesell, John W., Jr. 13107860
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Duncan, Merrel L. 37018586
GUN L. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack 18132661
A-E R. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Ferrant, Frank P. 31090584
43-37552 P 1st Lt. Bateman, Wlliam L. O-824930
LL-E P Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772459
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Budo, Chester O-776506
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Palmer, Edarl B. 38370933
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Goldfarb, Harold 6981059
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Kennedy, Paul O. 36591673
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Dawson, Joseph G. 31173009
A-E Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John J. 35050067
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Hutton, Joseph E.
14192663
P 1st Lt. Ziegler, Edwin P. O-751226
CP 2nd Lt. Magill, Francis W. O-822760
NAV 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P. O-789063
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Wells, Carlyle G., Jr. 39040660
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Black, F. T. (i. o.) 38345919
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Grove, Lester R. 37721737
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C.
36165301
(No Radio Operator listed for this crew.)
44-8792 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
LL-Q CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
Deputy NAV 1st Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-
2065016
Group BOMB (Rank, name & serial # illegible.
Lead NAV H2X Nav. F/O Stocco, James O. T-129565
PFF ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226
42-97061 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
LL-? CP 2nd Lt. Maximovich, Henry P. O-775460
NAV F/O Earl, Herbert L., Jr. T-134892
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Walczak, Edward 33436586
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold S. 13169454
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Holaday, Robert L. 38629448
R-O Radio Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32518546
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Ingham, William 29712541
43-38843 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
LL-S CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grigg, William N.
18099015
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Bobb, Aloysius J.
36836189
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M. 39709840
44-8324 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836557
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Ellenberg, Harold
O-2069983
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Hickey, John T.
15304289
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Pitts, Owen L.
38220324
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Peterson, Robert
31305443
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Harris, Robert B.
37547436
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Parco, Michael
42092378
GUN Tail guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph 19142539
43-37857 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
Carpet NAV F/Orichter, John L T-134756
Jammer GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
(No Carpet Jammer listed.)
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Collupy, Everett D. 11120421
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Richmond, George 37875285
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Ridge, Erwin R.
O-776134
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J.
O-804316
NAV F/O Latches, George L.
T-131357
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Person, Roy P.
11063626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James E.
32729257
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J.
37683169
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander
16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F.
39367635
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Engelbrektson, Sune
32714602
889 P 1st Lt. Bloodgood, Elwyn D.
O-805735
324th Sq. CP 2nd Lt. Boultinghouse, Maurice L.
O-781189
A/C NAV 2nd Lt. Baumgardner, Richard
O-2074656
Carpet GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sebastiano 11131846
Jammer ENG Top Turret Sgt. Bender, Allen S., Jr. 33832768
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Howell, Paul V. 36600676
R-O Radio Sgt. Drake, Harold A. 14183386
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Fritz, Ralph L. 37028783
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Pegoraro, Luke A. 36946746
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Edgaris, Rick 19173019
42-102504 P 1st Lt. Olson, Delmore L. O-777789
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Jones, William W., Jr. O-928722
NAV 2nd Lt. London, (First name illegible) O-
2070070
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Driver, Walter D. 39420956
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Ziegler, John F. 38470453
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Loftin, Ernest E. 34857835
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Showak, Charles P. 33700775
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Hyde, Warren 37667365
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Eggers, Otto J. 12206821
44-6623 R-O Radio T/Sgt. Pieper, Rolf 32934608
BOMB F/O Haluska, Fred F. T-131836
(Flew on 323rd Sq. A/C, Ship # illegible.)

24 March 1945 - Mission to Vechta
On the 24th of March we dispatched 11 A/C and 13 crews to attack Vechta Airdrome. The target
was bombed visually with good results. Lots of postholes.
A/C 792 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 931 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 504 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 884 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 552 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Bloodgood,
A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. FJ. Breidenbach,
A/C 939 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 887 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 429 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 841 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. W. Forbes flew on this mission. A/C 841 and 939 were furnished by
the 323rd Squadron. Our Squadron flew the High Squadron in the Group formation. The Group
furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire over the target was nil. Fighter support was good. All Squadron
A/C and crews returned safely.
Operational Loading List this date to Vechta.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
44-8792 P 1st Lt. Potters, Robert O-
10366342
LL-Q P Act. Cmdr. Capt. Westwood, John R. O-885594
PFF NAV 2nd Lt. Demeter, Joseph J. O-814261
Squadron NAV H2X 1st Lt. Marcus, Albert O-759959
Lead BOMB 1st Lt. Hunt, Robert P. O-750141
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Koch, William J. 35233998
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Brasher, Omar P. 35363236
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. McClure, Glenn F. 37537235
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Richmond, George D. 37675990
43-38843 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
NAV 2nd Lt. Curti, Anthony J. O-
2069935
BOMB 2nd Lt. Hagen, Charles G. O-
2067948
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Loftin, Ernest N. 34657836
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Ridge, Erwin R. O-775134
LL-K CP 2nd Lt.Flanders, Edward S. O-804316
BOM Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P. O-785063
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Person, Roy 11093626
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. McCoy, James A. 32729262
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. O'Brien, Bernard J. 37683369
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Szczepanek, Alexander 16078787
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Terzo, Daniel F. 38567635
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Englebrektson, Sune
37714802
42-102504 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph O-836557
NAV 2nd Lt. Ellenberg, Harold L.
O-2069983
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Mickey, John T.
15304269
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Peterson, Robert
31305843
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert B.
37547436
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Tail guns S/Sgt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
BOMB Navigator F/O Perlman, Charles S. T-5774
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ray B. 15078266
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Reidel, Edward 16116795
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G.
38565500
43-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Barton, Kenneth E. O-
2065837
GUN Navigator Sgt. Tuttle, James E., Jr. 39214733
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-746635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Umlor, Lester F. 36876634
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers. Cyril J. 17397373
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534063
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Bloodgood, Elwyn D. O-805735
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Boltinghouse, Maurice L. O-781189
NAV 2nd Lt. Bamgardner, Richard A. O-
2074658
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tabacco, Bebastiano P. 11131046
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Bender, Allen S., Jr. 33832768
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Howell, Paul V. 35600676
R-O Radio Sgt. Drake, Harold A. 14183386
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Fritz, Ralph L. 37028788
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Pagoraro, Luke A. 36946746
42-97061 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P. O-825321
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John N. O-928901
NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071589
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Malachowski, Harold A. 32779633
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret S/Sgt. Felton, Glen 39214871
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K. 20600965
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Burchard, John 35059067
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Simms, George N. 35762507
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Collupy, Everett D. 11120421
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Beavers, William S. 38390695
939 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grigg, William N.
18099018
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack B.
18132661
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M. 39709840
43-37857 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
Carpet NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134758
Jammer GUN Bombardier Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio Oper Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Dormyer,Gene S.
31791973
44-8429 P 2nd Lt. Smith, Theron A., Jr. O-778983
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Monroe, Eugene W. O-781268
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L. O-
2072780
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Kupey, Julian W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kosciusko, John B. 42038288
Gun Ball Turret Sgt. Green, Rex C. 39925940
R-O Radio Sgt. McClelland, James R. 19089828
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Bobb, Aloysius J. 36836189
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Breeden, Kenneth V. 39047326
841 P 2nd Lt. Forbes, Hollis W. O-702721
OR-L CP 2nd Lt. Maximovich, Henry F. O-775460
Carpet NAV F/O Earl, Herbert E., Jr. T-134692
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Primm, James F. 39258446
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Good, Harold E. 13109464
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Holady, Robert L. 38629445
R-O Radio Oper. Sgt. Johnston, Albert L. 13171410
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32816546
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Ingham, William R. 39712541
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Melcher, Richard F. 36829766
28 March 1945 - Mission to Spandau and Stendal
On the 28th of March we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack an Aero Engine Factory at Spandau,
eight miles west of Berlin. Number 3 target was the Marshalling Yards at Stendal. The Lead and
Low Squadrons bombed the Aero Engine Factory at Spandau by means of instruments with
unobserved results. The High Squadron bombed the Stendal Marshalling Yards by means of
instruments with unobserved results.
A/C 792 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 429 piloted by 1st Lt. F. J. Nelson,
A/C 884 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Haynie,
A/C 552 piloted by Maj. A. R. Reaume,
A/C 931 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Bloodgood,
A/C 504 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 842 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 014 piloyted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 610 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach flew on this mission. Our Squadron flew the Low
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire at Stendal was
meager, inaccurate, attempted tracking. AA fire at Spandau was moderate, fairly accurate and
tracking. Fighter support was good.
Operational Loading List this date to Spandau and Stendal.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME
SERIAL #
44-8792 P 1st Lt. Gertsen, Harold O. O-799768
LL-Q p Act. Cmdr. 1st Lt. Kirby, Harold E. O-808430
Sq. NAV 1st Lt. Carmazzi, Rinaldo A. O-
2065018
Leader BOMB 2nd Lt. Hard, Cyrus F., Jr. O-260956
NAV H2X F/O Stocco, James C. T-129565
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Cline, Irwin W. 17037618
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Fee, Arthur D. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39216530
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A.
11032796
44-8429 P 1st Lt. Nelson, Frank J. O-772453
LL-G P Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Walker, Jack L. O-767693
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. Fodroci, Michael P. O-785063
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Ahl, Jerome P. 16116790
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Ribenfeld, Jack 35136140
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ducklinsky, Carl C. 37674183
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705065
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Little, George O. 33755793
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
BOMB Navigator F/O Perlman, Charles S. T-5774
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio Sgt. Bell, Ray B. 15078266
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Reidel, Edward 18116756
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Parrott, Leonard G.
38565500
43-38035 P 1st Lt. Haynie, Harry M. O-362445
LL-F CP 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J. O-804315
Carpet NAV 1st Lt. Huff, James C. O-752472
Jammer BOMB 1st Lt. Walker, Henry O-744433
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt.
Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Hoskins, Harry C. 37673050
R-O Radio T/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Boenig, Walter 38565266
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Beavers, William S. 38390695
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Melcher, Richard P. 36829766
43-37552 P Maj. Reaume, Arthur R. O-413492
LL-E CP 2nd Lt. Duffy, Wallace J. O-929529
NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134759
BOMB 1st Lt. Weiss, Donald T. O-745635
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Umlor, Lester 36876634
R-O Radio Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34709374
A-R Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers. Cyril J. 17397373
A-E Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren D. 37534063
44-6931 P 1st Lt. Bloodgood, Elwyn D. O-805735
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Boltinghouse, Maurice L. O-781189
NAV 2nd Lt. Bamgardner, Richard A. O-
2074658
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Primm, James F. 39258446
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Bender, Allen S., Jr. 33832768
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Howell, Paul V. 35600676
R-O Radio Sgt. Drake, Harold A. 14183386
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32818546
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Pagoraro, Luke A. 36946746
42-102504 P Capt. Selby, Claude H.
O-424735
LL-D CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836557
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel
T-132827
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Tabacco, Sebastiano P.
11131046
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Murphy, Edward P.
17098414
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Wilson, Leon P.
18148604
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Donovan, John A.
11131715
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Ferrant, Frank J.
31090564
GUN Tail guns Sgt. Martillotta, John J. 12216118
42-97061 P 1st Lt. Spurgin, Robert T. O-779231
LL-B CP 2nd Lt. Barton, Kenneth S. O-
2066337
NAV 2nd Lt. Ellenberg, Harold O-
2069283
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Hickey, John T. 15304259
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Pitts, Omar L. 39220324
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Peterson, Robert 31305443
R-O Radio Sgt. Harris, Robert J. 37547436
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Azevedo, Ralph 19142539
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. (Name illegible.) 42092375
43-38843 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-S CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert F. O-777765
NAV F/O Latches, George D. T-131937
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald B. 36406665
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Cpl. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack B. 18132661
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
43-39014 P 2nd Lt. Smith, Theron A., Jr. O-778983
LL-? CP 2nd Lt. Monroe, Eugene W. O-781268
Carpet NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L. O-
2072780
Jammer GUN Bombardier Sgt. Kupey, Julian W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kosciusko, John B. 42038288
Gun Ball Turret Sgt. Green, Rex C. 39925940
R-O Radio Sgt. McClelland, James R. 19089828
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Bobb, Aloysius J. 36836189
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Bolt, Claude C. 39147979
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Dormyer, Gene S. 35791573
43-37610 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P. O-825321
LL-L CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John N. O-928901
NAV 2nd Lt. Fisher, Thomas J. O-
2071589
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Walczak, Edward 33435836
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 38123856
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Chapman, Allen K. 20600965
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Anthony, William S. 42064761
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. (Name illegible.) 37047326
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
NAV 2nd Lt. Proctor, Jack H. O-
2073212
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Loftin, Ernest L. 34857036
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Collupy, Everett D. 11120421
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Johnson, ThomasD., Jr. 18242821
30 March 1945 - Mission to Bremen
On the 30th of March we were standdown Squadron. One of our A/C, 754, was flown by a 324th
crew. The Group attacked the Submarine and Shipbuilding Yards at Bremen. Bombing was done
visually with good to excellent results. Moderate and accurate AA fire was experiencedat the target
area. Fighter support was very good. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group.
31 March 1945 - Mission to Halle and Aschersleben
On the 31st of March we dispatched 11 A/C and 12 crews to attack the Mersberg Synthetic Oil Plant.
No two target was the Locomotive Depot at Halle. The Lead and High Squadrons bombed Halle by
means of instruments with unobserved results. While on their bomb run the Low Squadron ran into a
collision course with another formation and were unable to drop their bombs. The Low Squadron
went on to bomb the Marshalling Yards at Aschersleben visually with good results.
A/C 357 piloted by Capt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 014 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 884 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. E. Edwards,
A/C 220 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 324 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Bloodgood,
A/C 931 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 429 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 887 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 035 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Flander,
A/C 862 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle flew on this mission. A/C 220 was furnished by the 324th
Squadron. Maj. John D. Davis flew in A/C 357, piloted by Capt. Walker, as Acting Commander. The
Squadron flew the Lead Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "B" Group.
AA fir at the target was meager and inaccurate. Meager , inaccurste concentrations of AA fire was
experienced enroute to the target. Fighter support was very good. All Squadron A/C and crews
returned safely.
SHIP # DUTY POSITION RANK NAME SERIAL
#
44-8357 P Capt. Walker, Harold E. O-696924
LL-T P Act. Cmdr. Maj. Davis, John D. O-800645
PFF NAV Capt. Simonson, John R. O-676776
Group NAV D. R. Nav. 2nd Lt. Curti, Anthony J. O-
2069958 Leader BOMB H2X Nav. 1st Lt. Smith, Donald I. O-762816
BOMB Capt. Havelaar, Marion H. O-
1995741
P ULP Obs. 2nd Lt. Averitt, Henry W. 324th Sq. O-835555
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Mikesell, John W., Jr. 13107860
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Duncan, Merrel L. 37018586
A-R R. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Ferrant, Frank P. 31090584
GUN L. Waist Gun S/Sgt. Stafford, Jack B. 18132651
43-39014 P 2nd Lt. Pastras, Peter A. O-825502
LL-C CP 2nd Lt. Morris, Robert F. O-777765
Carpet NAV F/O Latches, George D. T-131937
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Lemons, Donald B. 36406665
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Jones, Lyle D. 36756362
GUN Ball Turret Sgt.. Harrell, Edgar L. 36901825
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Smith, Robert A. 12208716
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Boenig, Walter 38555265
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Smith, Robert O. 35813772
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Melcher, Richard 36829766
44-6884 P 2nd Lt. Edwards, Richard I. O-831930
LL-N CP 2nd Lt. Strobel, Norman F. O-834529
BOMB Navigator F/O Perlman, Charles S. T-5774
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Higgins, Ray L. 11107036
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Smith, Donald R. 19182408
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. McDermott, Francis A. 35917684
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Bell, Ray B. 15078266
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Heidel, Edward 16116795
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Breeden, Kenneth V.
39047325
220 P 1st Lt. Shoup, George E. O-777847
DF-? CP 2nd Lt. Lechner, Richard A. O-928524
324th Sq. NAV D. R. Nav. 1st Lt. Huff, James O. O-752492
A/C NAV PFF 1st Lt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
Deputy BOMB 1st Lt. Hunt, Robert R. O-750141
Group ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Gerdes, Nelson E. 36757124
Leader R-O Radio Oper. S/Sgt. McHale, Eugene E. 32845666
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Rogers, Roy A., Jr. 19190431
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Thompson, Harvey A. 39344226
42-31678 P 2nd Lt. Breidenbach, Francis J. O-681008
LL-L CP F/O Dodd, Joachim F. T-130397
BOMB Navigator F/O McCarthy, William E. T-133121
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Klinkner, Raymond A. 33699143
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Lathrop, Kenneth B. 19174364
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Haigh, Douglas A. 36123856
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Salvador, Howard V. 33398505
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Collupy, Everett D. 11120421
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Price, Warren B. 37534053
44-8324 P 1st Lt. Bloodgood, Elwyn D. O-805735
LL-R CP 2nd Lt. Boltinghouse, Maurice L. O-781189
NAV 2nd Lt. Anthony, Joseph J. O-
2068166
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Primm, James F. 39258446
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Bender, Allen S., Jr. 33832768
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Howell, Paul V. 35600676
R-O Radio Sgt. Drake, Harold A. 14183386
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Wong, George 37705058
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Pagoraro, Luke A. 36946746
44-6931 P Capt. Selby, Claude H. O-424735
LL-K CP 2nd Lt. Barrett, Ralph A. O-836557
NAV F/O Arakelian, Arakel T-132827
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Walczak, Edwin 33435885
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Rumph, John P. 7001795
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Hoskins, Harry G. 37673050
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Donovan, John R. 11131715
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Powers, Cyril J. 17097373
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Fahner, Bryon C. 36165301
44-8429 P 2nd Lt. Smith, Theron A., Jr. O-778983
LL-G CP 2nd Lt. Monroe, Eugene W. O-781268
NAV 2nd Lt. Kaylor, Richard L. O-
2072780
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Kupey, Julian W. 31228132
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Kosciusko, John B. 42038288
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Green, Rex C. 39925940
R-O Radio Sgt. McClelland, James R. 19089828
A-E Waist Guns Sgt. Bobb, Aloysius J. 36836189
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Bolt, Claude C. 39147979
43-37857 P 2nd Lt. Lockwood, William A. O-822498
LL-J CP 2nd Lt. Maupin, Venus O-928927
Carpet NAV F/O Richter, John L. T-134758
Jammer GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Gaston, Wilbur T. 39720299
ENG Top Turret S/Sgt. Kuschell, William C. 36685259
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Schexnayder, Michael F., Jr. 36501082
R-O Radio S/Sgt. Kennedy, Ellis D. 34705374
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Blair, Charles J., Jr. 15174331
GUN Tail Guns S/Sgt. Little, George O. 33735793
GUN Carpet Jammer S/Sgt. Dormyer,Gene S. 31791973
43-38035 P 2nd Lt. Flanders, Edward J. O-804316
LL-F P Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Felder, Jack N. O-707693
BOMB Navigator 2nd Lt. (Name & serial # illegible.)
GUN Bombardier S/Sgt. Ahl, Jerome P. 16116790
ENG Top Turret T/Sgt. Cline, Irwin R. 17057618
GUN Ball Turret S/Sgt. Fulcher, George A. 14064602
R-O Radio T/Sgt. Fee, Arthur R. 11044034
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Richen, Gerald F. 39215630
A-E Tail Guns T/Sgt. Chatfield, William A. 11032795
43-37862 P 2nd Lt. Small, Nelson P. O-825321
LL-? CP 2nd Lt. Smith, John N. O-928901
BOMB Navigator F/O Sutton, Jerimiah S. T-131656
GUN Bombardier T/Sgt. Hicks, Conner B. 13193608
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Fox, William C. 42021294
A-E Ball Turret S/Sgt. Wilson, Leon F. 18148604
R-O Radio Oper. T/Sgt. Brashear, Omar T. 35263236
GUN Waist Guns S/Sgt. Gerstein, Mervin 32818546
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Anthony, William S. 42064761
43-37993 P 2nd Lt. Rosselle, Donald J.
O-333592
LL-? CP F/O Rowley, John T.
T-6054
NAV 2nd Lt. Sensenbacher, Charles W.
O-2073227
GUN Bombardier Sgt. Grigg, William N.
18099018
ENG Top Turret Sgt. Schultz, Robert O.
37656030
GUN Ball Turret Sgt. Pospichal, Joseph J.
37740570
R-O Radio Sgt. Cordingley, Edward T.
42023296
GUN Waist Guns Sgt. Martillotta, John J.
12216118
GUN Tail Guns Sgt. Rubino, Robert M. 39709840

END OF MARCH 1945

401 DAILY REPORTS st - Prepared by: 1st Lt. Charles Albidress
Transcribed by: Merle Choffel
4 April 1945 - Mission to Fassberg
On the 4th of April we dispatched 13 A/C and crews to attack the Landing Field at Reinshahlen. Due
to weather conditions the Airdrome at Fassberg was attacked. Bombing was done visually thru six to
eight tenths cloud cover with unobserved results. Only the Lead Squadron bombed as the High and
Low Squadrons were unable to see the target in time to make a visual run.
A/C 754 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 834 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Flanders,
A/C 724 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 610 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 931 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 843 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 040 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 887 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 812 piloted by 1st Lt. H. W. Forbes,
A/C 429 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr. flew on this mission. The Squadron flew the High
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group flew the 1st "C" Group. Fighter support was excellent.
AA fire in the target area was nil. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
5 April 1945 - Mission to Grafenwohl
On the 5th of April we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack the Railway which forms the Eastern
boundary of the ordnance depot at Grafenwohl. The Lead and Low Squadrons bombed visually with
excellent results. The High Squadron had to bomb by means of instruments. Due to cloud cover over
the target (Balance of sentence illegible.)
A/C 792 piloted by 1st Lt. H. W. Gertsen,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 804 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 887 piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Haynie,
A/C 563 piloted by 1st Lt. (Name illegible.),
A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 931 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 610 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C 429 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 014 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson flew on this mission. The Squadron flew the Low Squadron in
the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire in the target area was nil.
Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
7 April 1945 - Mission to Hihlenbissen
On the 7th of April our Squadron was the Group standdown Squadron. Two Squadron A/C were
flown by other Squadrons. A/C (Number illegible) by the 322nd Squadron, A/C (Number illegible) by
the 324th Squadron. The Lead Squadron bombed the (Name illegible) Airdrome visually with very
good results. The Low and High Squadrons bombed the landing ground
at Hihlenbissen, visually, with good results. Fighter support was good. AA fire was nil. The Group
furnished the 1st "C Group.
8 April 1945 - Mission to Stendal
On the 8th of April we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack the underground Oil Storage Depot 14
miles SSE of Stendal. The Number 2 target was the Locomotive Repair Shop at Stendal. (Next
sentence about which target was attacked is illegible.) Results were good to excellent.
A/C 792 piloted by Capt. R. E. Walker,
A/C 754 piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Haynie,
A/C 911 piloted by 1st Lt. E. R. Ridge,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 824 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 610 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Bloodgood,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 897 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 504 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 035 piloted by 2nd Lt. (Name illegible.)
A/C 829 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler flew on this mission. The Squadron flew the Lead Squadron
in the Group formation. Lt. Col. Sheller flew in A/C 792 as Acting Commander. The Group
furnished the 1st "A" Group. Meager to moderate flak was encountered in the target area. Fighter
support was good. A/C 504, piloted by Lt. Pastras, was hit by flak over the target. The A/C caught
fire and finally (Balance of sentence illegible.)
9 April 1945 - Mission to (Name of target illegible)
On the 9th of April we dispatched 12 A/C and 13 crews to attack (Name illegible) Airdrome. The
target was located about 15 miles SW of Munich.
A/C 754 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 824 piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 931 piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Haynie,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. E. L. Bloodgood,
A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 429 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Flanders,
A/C 843 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Briedenbach,
A/C 061 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 610 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C (A/C # illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C (A/C # illegible) piloted by 1st Lt. H. W. Forbes flew on this mission. A/C 116 was furnished by
the 323rd Squadron. The Squadron flew the High Squadron in the Group formation. The Group
furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire in the target area was nil.
(Next two sentences illegible.) All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
10 April 1945 - Mission to (Target name illegible.)
On the 10th of April we dispatched 11 A/C and 12 crews to attack an Ordnance Depot at (City name
illegible.) Due to Bombsight malfunction our Squadron didn't bomb the No. 1 target. Our Squadron
bombed No. 2 target . The High and Lead Squadrons bombed the No. 1 target with excellent results.
A/C (A/C # and pilot's name illegible.)
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. E. J. Flanders,
A/C 931 piloted by (Rank and name illegible.)
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by Capt C. H. Selby,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by Capt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 035 piloted by 1st Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 610 piloted by (Rank and name illegible.),
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwartds,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Rosselle,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. F. J. Breidenbach,
A/C ( A/C #, rank and name illegible.) flew on this mission. The Squadron furnished the Low
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group. Fighter support was
excellent. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
11 April 1945 - Mission to (Target name illegible.)
On the 11th of Papril we were standdown Squadron. Six of our A/C were flown by crews of other
Squadrons. A/C 035 and 754 by the 322nd, A/C (A/C # illegible.) by the 324th and A/C (A/C #'s
illegible.) by the 323rd. The Group bombed the Underground Oil Storage Depot at
(Target name illegible.) with excellent results. The Group furnished the 1st (Illegible) Group.
Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C returned safely.
13 April 1945 - Mision to (Target name illegible.)
On the 13th of April we dispatched 10 A/C and 12 crews to attack as No. 1 target (Target name
illegible.)in Northern Austria. The No. 2 Target, the Railway Center at (Name illegible.) was
attacked. Bombing was done visually with excellent results.
A/C 792 piloted by Capt. H. E. Walker,
A/C 9A/C # illegible.) Piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 931 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Flanders,
A/C 843 piloted by 2nd Lt. (Name illegible.),
A/C 035 piloted by 2nd Lt. J. E. Walker,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Breidenbach,
A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. D. J. Rosselle,
A/C 014 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2ns Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C (A/C #illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr. flew on this mission. Our Squadron
furnished the Lead Squadron in the Group formation, with Maj. John D. Davis flying in A/C 792 as
Acting Commander. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. Fighter support was excellent. AA fire
was nil. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
15 April 1945 - Mission to Rochefort
On the 15th of April we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack as our No. 1 target (Balance of Daily
Report for this mission illegible.)
16 April 1945 - Mission to (Name of Target illegible.)
On the 16th of April we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to attack a Railway Bridge on the west side of
(Name of city illegible.) The target was bombed visually with excellent results.
A/C 792 piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Haynie,
A/C (A/C #illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. J. L. Walker,
A/C 884 piloted by 1st Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 035 piloted by 2nd Lt. (Name illegible.),
A/C 014 piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 993 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. P. Logan,
A/C 324 piloted by 2nd Lt. H. A. Lechner,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. S. Miller,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. (Name illegible.) flew on this mission. The Squadron flew the
Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st (Letter illegible.)
Group. Fighter support was very good. Meager, inaccurate attempted tracking AA fire experienced
over the target. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.

17 April 1945 - Mission to Dresden
On the 17th of April our Squadron was the standdown Squadron. Five of our A/C were flown by
crews from other Squadrons. A/C 792 by the 322nd , A/C (Two A/C #'s illegible.) by the 324th
Squadron. A/C 035 and 843 by the 323 Squadron. The target was the rd Railway Yards in the city of
Dresden. Bombing was done visually with excellent results. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group.
18 April 1945 - Mission to Rosenheim
On the 18th of April we dispatched 10 A/C and 12 crews to attack the Railway Center at Rosenheim.
The target wwas bombed visually with excellent results.
A/C 792 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. Gertsen,
A/C 678 piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C 959 piloted by 2nd Lt. J. F. Walker,
A/C 777 piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C 035 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. S. Miller,
A/C 061 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C 610 piloted by 1st Lt. F. E. J. Breidenbach,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. E. J. Drake,
A/C 884 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. (Name illegible.)
A/C 429 piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr. flew on this mission. Our Squadron furnished the Lead
Squadron in the Group formation, with Maj. John R. Davis flying in A/C 792 as Acting Commander.
The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire over the target was nil. Fighter support was good.
All Squadsron A/C and crews returned safely.
20 April 1945 - Mission to (Target name illegible.)
On the 20th of April we dispatched 10 A/C and 13 crews to attack a Roundhouse and Locomotive
Works at (Name of city illegible.) Bombing was done visually with GEE-H assistance. Results were
excellent.
A/C 840 piloted by 1st Lt. P. A. Pastras,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. R. Potters,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 217 piloted by 1st Lt. R. T. Spurgin,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 2nd Lt. T. A. Smith, Jr.,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. W. A. Lockwood,
A/C 324 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 035 piloted by 2nd Lt. P. S. Miller,
A/C 819 piloted by 1st Lt. D. E. Olson,
A/C 340 piloted by 2nd Lt. S. H. Buckner flew on this mission. The Squadron flew the High
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "A" Group. AA fire at the target was
nil. Fighter support was good. All Squadron A/C and crews returned safely.
21 April 1945 - Mission to Munich
On the 21 of April we dispatched 12 A/C and crews to st attack the Furstenfeldbruck Airdrome west
of Munich. Due to weather the city of Munich was attacked by means of instruments with
unobserved results.
A/C 792 piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Haynie,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. R. I. Edwards,
A/C 678 piloted by 2nd Lt. J. F. Walker,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. G. E. Shoup,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. H. R. Olson,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. L. L. Bloodgood,
A/C (A/C # illegible.) piloted by 1st Lt. E. D. Ziegler,
A/C 061 piloted by 2nd Lt. (Name illegible.),
A/C 035 piloted by 2nd Lt. S. H. Buckner,
A/C 931 piloted by Capt. C. H. Selby,
A/C 014 piloted by 2nd Lt. E, J. Eagleston,
A/C 610 piloted by 2nd Lt. N. F. Small flew on this mission. Our Squadron furnished the Low
Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group. Moderate barage and
meager tracking AA fire before bombs away was experienced in the target area. Fighter support was
very good.
25 April 1945 - Mission to Pilsen
(There was an entry for the mission flown on this date, although the Squadron was standdown that
day. However the copy was totally illegible.)
End of April
401st DAILY REPORTS - Prepared by: 1st Lt. Charles Albidress
Transcribed by: Merle Choffel
7 May 1945 - On the 7th of May all personnel of the field gathered on the parade square in front of
the consolidated Mess Hall at 1100 Hours.The Group CO, Col. Terry , then announced that the
Germans had accepted unconditional surrender and that the next day would be officially declared VE
Day. Quite a bit of celebrating seemed to be done that night.
8 May 1945 - An observation tour was flown over the Ruhr Valley and other parts of Germany. This
was to give the groud crews a chance to see some of the results of their hard work. A/C 061 piloted
by 1st Lt. Bloodgood, A/C 610 piloted by 1st Lt. Small, A/C 884 piloted by 1st Lt. Rosselle flew on
this tour.
9 May 1945 - On the 9th of May another observation tour was flown. A/C 357 piloted by 1st Lt.
Holmes, A/C 993 piloted by 1st Lt. Lockwood, A/C 843 piloted by 1st Lt. Drake, A/C 938 piloted by
Lt. Col. Karl W. Thompson, Group Operations Officer, flew on this tour.
12 May 1945 - On the 12th of May the Squadron participated on a Revival Mission. The
classification "Revival" is meant the picking up of Prisoners of War, after the "Cease Fire" order, on
the Continent and returning them to their respective Rehabilitation Centers. The air crews were
deloused before and after takeoff. A/C 931 piloted by Maj. Westwood,
A/C 884 piloted by Lt. Edwards, A/C 035 piloted by Lt. J. E. Walker, A/C 887 piloted by Lt. Shoup,
A/C 993 piloted by Lt. Breidenbach, A/C 610 piloted by Lt. Miller, A/C 061 piloted by Capt. Selby,
A/C 014 piloted by Lt. Spurgin, A/C 324 piloted by Lt. Bloodgood, A/C 429 piloted by Lt. T. A.
Smith, Jr. flew on this mission. The crews flew to the Air Drome at Barth, located on the Baltic
coast. The POW camp was nearby. The 91 Group was the only Group st assigned to evacuate the
camp.
13 May 1945 - On the 13th of May another Revival Mission was flown to evacuatePOW's from
Barth. A/C 931 piloted by Maj. Westwood, A/C 061 piloted by Lt. Parman, A/C 035 piloted by Lt.
Nouless, A/C 217 piloted by Lt. Rosselle, A/C 014 piloted by Lt. Small, A/C 887 piloted by Lt.
Gertsen, A/C 884 piloted by Lt. Garland, A/C 610 piloted by Lt. Ziegler, A/C 429 piloted by Lt.
Lockwood, A/C 754 piloted by Lt Drake flew on this mission.

END OF 401st DAILY REPORTS



 

 

 

 

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