• 7 May 1945
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  • Trolley Mission #1

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The route for this mission: Base to Southwold, then Ostend, Mannheim, Aschaffenberg, Frankfurt, Bingen, Koblenz, Bonn, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Ostend, Southwold, and return to base.

The 2nd Air Division dispatched 362 a/c. The 392nd was tasked to fly its own personnel in 20 a/c and 200 passengers from the 491st BG in another 20 a/c.

At the briefing, pilots were told there be NO BUZZING and that Col. Cameron from the 44th BG was the observer. Pilots were warned that 240 B-24s were ahead of the 14th Combat Wing and that untold numbers of B17s were flying in the same area.

This mission was flown the day before V-E Day, so some 392nd BG crews included a gunner.

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12 May 45 Munster 21
Munster, Germany.
12 May 45 Brunswick 70
Brunswick, Germany.
12 May 45 Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth, England.
12 May 45 Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany.
12 May 45 Hamm
Tanks in the lower right of this photo.
Hamm, Germany.
12 May 45 Hannover
Hannover, Germany.
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May 7, 1945.
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May 7, 1945.
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CREW LOADING LIST - Trolley Mission #1

7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 647
Proctor, H.E. 2/Lt P
Lewis, A.J. T/Sgt E
Young, J.W. Cpl RO
Kouzes, G. S/Sgt
Guresky, J.J. S/Sgt
Wilson, K.H. Cpl
Zdenek, A.E. Sgt
Guillory, J.E. S/Sgt
Batten, T.J. Sgt
Dunn, P.A. S/Sgt
McKibben, H.J. S/Sgt
Pomykacz, J.E. Pfc
Price, W. Sgt
Nichols, M.B. Cpl
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
Wolak, S. 1/Lt P
Willett, C.E. 2/Lt CP
Longenecker, J.R. 2/Lt N
Bobish, A. T/Sgt E
Murphy, R.C. T/Sgt RO
Piazza, Frank Pfc
Parker, John N. M/Sgt
Barkins, Bernard T/Sgt
Siler, Hubert Pfc
Luck, Leland Pfc
Dusenberry, Harold Sgt
Cobb, Jasper N. Cpl
Rank, Elmer F. Sgt
Ellerman, Roy Cpl
Edburg, A. Cpl
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
Frazier, L.J. 2/Lt P
Linder, E.P. 2/Lt CP
Robinson, R.L. 2/Lt N
McGrath, L.R. Pfc E
Latour, H.E. T/Sgt RO
Rehok, J. Sgt
Lafferty, J. Pfc
Randa, S. Pfc
Hyman, G. Cpl
Norris, E.A. Pfc
Sander, G.H. Sgt
Wentzel, C.K. Cpl
Brown, P.A. Cpl
Espinoza, A.A. Pfc
Cotel, H.C. Sgt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
Lienemann 2/Lt P
Knaver, J.G. F/O CP
Hanna, L.B. 2/Lt N
Wagner, C.R. Sgt E
Petrosky, J.M. Sgt RO
Costello, D.V. T/Sgt
Visconti, R.A T/Sgt
Jick, L.E. S/Sgt
Criss, R.J. Pfc
Burns, W.H. S/Sgt
Starr, E. Sgt
Bonk, J. Pfc
Greaser, F. Sgt
Harper, F. Pfc
Havins, E. M/Sgt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 571
Crowell, R.K. 1/Lt P
Berkley, J.B. 1/Lt CP
Byrnes, W.B. 1/Lt N
Hough, J.F. M/Sgt E
Waggener, L.R. T/Sgt RO
Higgins, D. 2/Lt G
Rubin, D. 1/Lt
Zeman, T.F. 1/Sgt
Gould, R.W. Sgt
Cocozella, A. Pvt.
White, E. Sgt
Palmer, C. Cpl
Powers, B. S/Sgt
Farmer, A.E. T/Sgt
Beeler, E.H. Sgt
Rogers, H.H. S/Sgt
Ross, M.F. S/Sgt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 505
Smith, K.A. 1/Lt P
Perkins, G.A. 1/Lt CP
Vealey, S.L. F/O N
Seyfried, W.J. S/Sgt E
Merchant, W.D. T/Sgt RO
Kunnecke, J.H. Pfc
Huck, R.D. Sgt
Hensel, D.S. Cpl
Ray, J.R. Cpl
Speilman, O.F. Cpl
Price, L.E. Cpl
Spirt, J. Pfc
Dudley, K.O. S/Sgt
Bove, A.J.
Whittle, J.H. 1/Lt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
Harcus, R.W. 1/Lt P
Beck 2/Lt CP
Riggs 2/Lt N
Thomas, E. T/Sgt E
Shanley, J.V. T/Sgt RO
Marlow 2/Lt G
Pemberton M/Sgt
Helmers S/Sgt
Sherman M/Sgt
Shirley Sgt
Pipher S/Sgt
Kijowsky Cpl
McFadden Sgt
Salamom Pfc
Pachera Pfc
Bagwell Sgt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
Fenoglio, P.J. 1/Lt P
Phillips, L.W. 2/Lt CP
Matuszewski, T.J. 2/Lt N
Peralta E.R. T/Sgt E
Barnhault T/Sgt RO
Sanders, G.W. S/Sgt G
Gallo, L.J. Sgt
Manwell, E. Sgt
Parrish, R.D. Cpl
Heller, Daniel Sgt
Lei, R.A. Sgt
Doherty, D.T. M/Sgt
Surdacki, T.D. Cpl
Germany, C.L. Sgt
Urann, J.J. Cpl
Babcock, H.F. Sgt
Jackson, Joseph J.
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 297
Rohrer, L.M. 2/Lt P
Schultze, E.J. 2/Lt CP
Dupuis, I.C. 2/Lt N
McConnell, C.J. S/Sgt E
Paul, D.K. Sgt RO
Olson, H.A. Sgt
Brooks, R.L. Sgt
Ward, C.F. Pfc
Battaglia, J.A. Sgt
Rae, J.C. Sgt
Keth, L.O. S/Sgt
Lapinski, S.W. Cpl
White, S.L. S/Sgt
Volpe, P.J. Sgt
Cooper, D.S. M/Sgt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
McFarlane, D.R. 1/Lt P
Sullivan, J.W. 2/Lt CP
Petree, W.B. 2/Lt N
Colasanti, B.R. S/Sgt E
Danielchik, E.B. S/Sgt RO
Littleton, R.S. 1/Lt
Torrence, J.H. S/Sgt
Belello, J. Pvt
Wiltrout, R.E. S/Sgt
Greenspan, J.J. Pvt
Balles, M.J. Sgt
Bignell, Lac
Semo, P. Cpl
Porter, E. S/Sgt
Czarnyszka, C. Cpl
Patterson, O.R. Sgt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 527
Smith, W.E. 2/Lt P
Malmborg, F.L. 2/Lt CP
Purvis, C.G. 2/Lt N
Lyon, H.H. T/Sgt E
Kroll, M.E. T/Sgt RO
Ward, R.F. Sgt
Merello, J.K. Cpl
Fitzhugh, L.R. Sgt
Habovick, J.A. S/Sgt
Ratliff, W.W. Cpl
Kielbaso, T.W. Cpl
Rogers, M.W. Cpl
Wilson, S. Cpl
Niles, E.S. S/Sgt
Harhay, F. T/Sgt
7 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545
Raczko, W. 1/Lt P
McGill, C.L. 1/Lt CP
Cline, A. 2/Lt N
Reynolds, J.R. T/Sgt E
VanDeven, J.K. T/Sgt RO
Scroggs, G.W. Cpl
Parker, G. Cpl
Lange, R.T. Cpl
Day, K.T. Cpl
Stchouwer, D.J. Sgt
Spears, C.L. Cpl
Crediford, J. Sgt
Birrer, T. Cpl
Bonomi, J. Cpl
Rogers, E. Pfc
Kahler, E. Sgt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
Pope, L.S. 2/Lt P
Snowhill, T.B. 2/Lt CP
Rodstein, B. 2/Lt N
Fuller, M.A. S/Sgt E
Reed, D.F. T/Sgt RO
Barbaro, J.A. S/Sgt
Butler, A.D. Pfc
Tilton, J. Sgt
Hale, N. Cpl
Gardner, O.H. S/Sgt
Barnes, W.L. Cpl
Brosh, C. Pfc
Lussier, A.J. Sgt
Donnelly, J.N. M/Sgt
Revard, L.A. S/Sgt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
Mlinarcik, E. 2/Lt P
Parker, R.W. 2/Lt CP
Caris, R.L. 2/Lt N
Butler, J.M. S/Sgt E
Livingston, F. Jr. S/Sgt RO
Wozniak, Steve Cpl
Baldwin, John A. Sgt
Mayberry, T.R. Cpl
Durka, Chester M/Sgt
Lucash, Steve Sgt
Wiebke, Donald S/Sgt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238
Rigney, J.A. 2/Lt P
Hazlett, R.C. F/O CP
Clark, T.R. 2/Lt N
Bachar, A.H. Sgt E
Bergeron, A.J. Sgt RO
Grach
Tonik
Duke
Lathan
Jones
Bowers
Spada
Geisel
Kopeeko
Olson
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901
Shaw, B.R. 1/Lt P
Bachman, L.W. 1/Lt CP
Anstey, M.P. 2/Lt N
Kedenburg, J. T/Sgt E
Sturm, W.A. T/Sgt RO
Kraft, P.
Fatz, J.C.
Klemmensen, A.D.
Martinez, F.E.
Cochran, W.P.
Worman, H.
Morris, E.
Koon, A.
Lierd, R.H.
Broadbent, D.E.
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 792
Harding, W.A. 1/Lt P
Morrow, E.T. 2/Lt CP
Parrish, J.D. 2/Lt N
Butler, C.E. S/Sgt E
Dollar, W.H. T/Sgt RO
Scott, Robert E. S/Sgt
Kuhl, Robert E. Sgt
Shade, Charles E. Cpl
Pastor, John R. Sgt
Provine, John C. S/Sgt
Normington, J.K. Sgt
Hughes, David Sgt
Massey, John R. Cpl
Smith, D.G. Cpl
Remeur, Robert J. Sgt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
Majesky, A.E. 2/Lt P
(Crew load list not available;
had 5 crew and 10 passengers)
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 753
Dodson, G.H. 1/Lt P
LeFevre, L.P. 2/Lt CP
Fletcher, W.J. 2/Lt N
Herrera, D.R. T/Sgt E
Green, J.M. T/Sgt RO
Mulcahy, E.L. Sgt
Rice, C.C. S/Sgt
Mead, Q.P. Sgt
Keegan, L.J. Sgt
Pender, T.W. Sgt
Burford, H.L. Sgt
Deitz, W.J. S/Sgt
Hubbard, J.L. S/Sgt
Bullock, A.D. S/Sgt
Duncan, C.G. S/Sgt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
Jackson, C.J. 1/Lt P
Parrish, C.E. 1/Lt CP
Pillsbury, A.A. 2/Lt N
Jenkins, J.H. T/Sgt E
Paren, J.H. T/Sgt RO
Canfield, H.J. Sgt
Everson, E. Cpl
Parkinson, R.S. Pfc
Hartman, H.E.
Sgroi, A.C. Sgt
Heine, H.M. Cpl
Holland, K.B. Cpl
Meagher, R.R. Pfc
Bahnus, L.D. Sgt
Wolfinger, Ray Sgt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
Cohn, A.J. 1/Lt P
Runyon, D.S. 1/Lt CP
Cottone, P.P. 2/Lt N
Cross, G.H. T/Sgt E
Kincaid, M.M. T/Sgt RO
O'Brien, W.L. T/Sgt
Curtis, J.H. Sgt
Zeigler, C.E. Sgt
Westerberg, G. Sgt
Finkel, 1/Lt
McCahan, T. Cpl
Bradish, H. Cpl
Tenet, L. Cpl
Eason, G. Cpl
Wilson, A. Pfc
Watkins, L. Cpl
Acton, B. S/Sgt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390
(Returned early due
to gas leak)
Grabarkiewicz, L. 2/Lt P
Phillips, C.E. 1/Lt CP
Flugel, R.T. F/O N
Duggan, J.J. T/Sgt E
Quagliano, F. T/Sgt RO
Ashen, G. 2/Lt NN
Pontac, D.M. Cpl
Barry, F.S. S/Sgt
Wilson, J.W. Sgt
Walker, C.F. S/Sgt
Pappiani, A.V. S/Sgt
Weaver, C.M. Sgt
Graham, O.W. S/Sgt
Strohmeyer, J. Cpl
Shepphard, E.P. Pvt
7 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118 B+
Gridley, J.N. Jr. 2/Lt P
Hunt, R.L. 2/Lt CP
Self, W.H. 2/Lt N
Segal, D. S/Sgt E
Braunhut, J.S. S/Sgt RO
Clarke, G.S 1/Lt
Hall, D. Sgt
Davey, H.L. Cpl
Jones, F. Pfc
Irvin, G.A. Cpl
Schwartz, J.B. S/Sgt
Milligan, E.L. Cpl
Edelstein, S.K. Sgt
Eggemeyer, O. Cpl
Gray, M.F. Cpl
Ramsay, J.A. Sgt
Zmyslo, E.J. S/Sgt
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 284
Snyder, J.W. 2/Lt P
Heiser, R.F. 2/Lt CP
Rockett, R.W. 2/Lt N
Ruh, H.J. Sgt E
Edgington, T. Sgt RO
Kline, H.
Oettinger, J.S.
Kallas J.J.
Delgado, S. Cpl
Moore, C. Pfc
Fields, A.J. Cpl
Kelly, B.B. Pfc
Houseworth, R.B.
Schubert, A.F.
Cozart, R.A. Pfc
Jensen, W.J. Cpl
Eddy, E.W. Sgt
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 838
Bledsoe, W.E. 1/Lt P
Hamm, D.R. F/O CP
Czyz, E.J. 2/Lt N
Miller, R.M. T/Sgt E
Denison, L.E. T/Sgt RO
Edwards, J.L. 1/Lt
Mars, B.S. 1/Lt
Zagorsky, R.R. Sgt
Farlow, R. Cpl
Peterson, P.J. Cpl
Buirkle, H. S/Sgt (576th)
Babb, W.T. Cpl
Campbell, D.H. Sgt
Kirschwin Pfc
Gougnin, A. Pfc
Brewer, M.E. Sgt (576th)
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 577
Ansbro, M.J. 2/Lt P
Wernsman, J.B. 2/Lt CP
Lindahl, F.A. 2/Lt N
Brierley, A. S/Sgt E
O'Brien, B. S/Sgt RO
Liebolt, W. Sgt
Price, W. Pvt
Kirsch, J. Sgt
Millosky, J. Cpl
Coppenhauer, K. Cpl
Phillips, J. Sgt
Holsenback, R. Cpl
Brahm, J. Pfc
Trudell, H. S/Sgt
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
Sisson, T.M. 1/Lt P
Cranson, W.N. 2/Lt CP
Greening, D.J. 2/Lt N
Robinson, J.C. T/Sgt E
Strausbaugh, R. T/Sgt RO
Canfield, H.T. T/Sgt
Traczyk, S.S. S/Sgt
Phillips, R.R. T/Sgt
Dunbar, B.F. T/Sgt
McEwing, J.R. S/Sgt
Hoover, V.O. Cpl
Hoffeinf, R.B. Cpl
Stone, M.E. Sgt
Clark, J.J. Cpl
Harper, J.S. Cpl
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
Ardinger, J. 1/Lt P
Grandmontagne, E.T. CP
Wagner, H.W. 2/Lt N
McAleer T/Sgt E
Huitt, G.E. S/Sgt RO
Wiedekehr, R.W. T/Sgt
Vundershee, T. Sgt
Shinn, L.S. Pfc
Brooks, D.W. Cpl
Wyrdbek, F.R. Sgt
Derr, G.R. T/Sgt
Watt, J.A. Sgt
Joyce, F.W. Cpl
Taylor, H. T/Sgt
Rhodes, H.F. T/Sgt
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
Hinshaw, C.F. 2/Lt P
Brown, T.E. 2/Lt CP
Dworkin, B. 2/Lt N
Quintenz, L.J. Sgt E
Masnovi, R. Sgt RO
Murphy, J.G. Sgt
Pareti, J.P. Pfc
Schaeg, B.E. Cpl
Clardy, M.W. Cpl
Clement, L.A. Sgt
Casal, M. Pfc
Slider, E. Cpl
Geils, J. Sgt
Carroll, M.B. Cpl
Waterman, C.M. Sgt
Kulesa, E.S. Cpl
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772
Hotchkiss, V.E. 2/Lt P
Christensen, R.W. 2/Lt CP
Owen, J.B. 2/Lt N
Gephard, D.C. S/Sgt E
Mamukari, P. S/Sgt RO
Hinesley, Howard S/Sgt
Mott, Jack W. S/Sgt
Price, Roy C. M/Sgt
Jackowski, Charles S/Sgt
Weible Pvt
Myers, Louis E. Sgt
Egge, Karsten A. S/Sgt
Cogan, Wallace D. Pfc
McClary, George I. Sgt
Brooking, Melvis T/Sgt
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568
Garcia, A.R. 1/Lt P
Pollack, M. 1/Lt CP
Hoffman, W.A. F/O N
Landes, I.B. T/Sgt E
Vavero, D.L. T/Sgt RO
Westlund, J.K. S/Sgt G
Pennington, M.E. S/Sgt
Marvel, L.J. M/Sgt
Carson, H.H. Sgt
Parker, E.N. Sgt
Hefner, H.C. Pfc
Spinelli, G. Cpl
Santersola, J. Cpl
Cunningham, F.D. Pfc
Fontenot, L.C. Cpl
Wright, J.L. Cpl
Dowling, W.B. S/Sgt
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
Adsit, B.D. 1/Lt P
Weber, M. F/O CP
Wedgeworth, Q.R. 2/Lt N
McDonald, R.C. T/Sgt E
Close, H.R. T/Sgt RO
McCall, G. Sgt
Marciante, J.J. Pfc
Jeffers, R. Cpl
Mohl, J. Cpl
Sadler, E.E. Cpl
Goedker, R.E. T/Sgt
Whisman, C.C. Sgt
Shankle, J.B. Cpl
Leonard, C.G. Cpl
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493
Vickers, R.E. 1/Lt P
Schwarzer, D.E. 1/Lt CP
Roberts, K.E. 1/Lt N
Krutys, E.V. T/Sgt E
Costanzo, N.T. T/Sgt RO
Mohr, E.H. Cpl
Hochmuth, E.W. Sgt
Mann, E.R. Sgt
Remkus, C.W. Cpl
Councill, R.E. Sgt
Jordan, L.C. Cpl
Hardin, C.V. Pvt
Harned, R.G. Sgt
Fussell, G.C. Cpl
Hall, W.S. Sgt
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
Olsen, H.D. 2/Lt P
(Crew load list not available;
had 5 crew and 10 passengers)
7 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
Peterson, R.R. 2/Lt P
Schafer, G.R. 2/Lt CP
Knudson, C.B. 2/Lt N
Jensen, L.A. S/Sgt E
Dellow, E.L. S/Sgt RO
Saunders G
Broderick
Luwe
Hltieri
Gibbs
Jube
Kilowski
Hopper
Poriss
Norkett
Anollenberg
7 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670
Miller, R.L. 1/Lt P
Neundorf, C.A. Capt CP
Munter, L.M. F/O N
Fritz, G.G. S/Sgt E
Tribbett, L.L. S/Sgt RO
Hickok G
Gessel, S.P. Capt
Brooks, H.W. Capt
Dowling, T.E. Capt
Merchant, R.G.
Spenser Capt
Becker, R.W. 1/Lt
Braid, G.P. S/Sgt
Turney, J.D. Sgt
Mancuso, A.F. Sgt
Harper, J.A. Sgt
Myhre, I.G. T/Sgt
Wood, G.J. S/Sgt
Englehardt, G.L. M/Sgt
Hopkins, E.W. M/Sgt
Orr, E.S. M/Sgt
7 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 671
Prater, W.K. 2/Lt P
Schoellerman, M. 2/Lt CP
Pilcher, W.L. 2/Lt N
Lawrence, L.J. Sgt E
Killian, C.J. S/Sgt RO
Mercer G
Fleming G
Healey
Kegler
DeShantz
Regina
Wrights
Nelson
Fulwider
Landsberg
Kralowec
Guariglia
Cox
Levenson
7 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
Stoddard, K.L. 1/Lt P
Wilson, J.A. 1/Lt CP
Koke, D. 1/Lt N
O'Hara, R.F. Sgt E
Logue, R.V. Sgt RO
Kuc, E.A. Sgt
Lemone, H.A. Sgt
Domenichini, R.L. Cpl
Moss, L. Sgt
Blaine, W.L. Cpl
Stroyer, L.G. Cpl
Hahn, W.H. Sgt
Lavine, P.A. Cpl
Osseck, P.R. S/Sgt
Fisher, W.C. Cpl
Love, F.G. Cpl
7 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 249
Wood, D.R. Capt P
McClellan CP
Havel, E.E. 1/Lt N
Satterthwait, D.R. 2/Lt N
Morgan, K.W. T/Sgt E
Fleischmann RO
Ortenberg G
Harris
Zuber
Damelio
Pfister
Johns
Bergman
Niemczycki
Wallace
Burnett
Dogglia