• 12 May 1945
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  • Trolley Mission #6

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By this, the sixth Trolley mission, 2AD announced a force of only 186 a/c. The route and instructions were the same as for the previous day. Maj. Keilman was in the monitor a/c. The 392nd was scheduled for 15 a/c carrying its own personnel and 10 a/c for Steeple Morden. However, 2/Lt Rigney had to abort at Bassingbourn due to a prop failure.

The following photos were taken on 12 May 1945 Trolley mission by PVT Harvey B. DeVoe Jr., a member of the 578th Sqdn's Photographic Section.
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12 May 45 German Industry Ruhr Valleys
12 May 45 German Industry in the Ruhr Valley.
12 May 45 Hermann Goering SteelWorks
12 May 45 Hermann Goering Steel Works.
12 May 45 Osnabrucks
12 May 45 Osnabruck.
12 May 45 Bielefield Recipient RAF Earthquake Bombs
12 May 45 Bielefield, Recipient of the RAF Earthquake Bombs.
12 May 45 Hamburgs
12 May 45 Hamburg.
12 May 45 Hamburg 2
12 May 45 Hamburg #2.
12 May 45 German Factorys
12 May 45 German Factory.
12 May 45 Bremens
12 May 45 Bremen.
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CREW LOADING LIST - Trolley Mission #6

12 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
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 297
Yasi, R.L. 2/Lt P
Blanton, G.L. 1/Lt CP
Hamilton, P.L. 1/Lt N
Taylor, B.D. T/Sgt E
Nalette, T.A. T/Sgt RO
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 647 M
Wolak, S. 1/Lt P
Willette, C.G. 1/Lt CP
Longenecker, J.R. 1/Lt N
Bobish, A. T/Sgt E
Murphy, R.C. T/Sgt RO
Campbell, C.A. Sgt
Drummond, W.P. T/Sgt
Ball, L.G. S/Sgt
Heckler, E. T/Sgt
Eckert, J.R. Sgt
Clutter, R.R. Sgt
Weaver, C.M. Sgt
Pisculli, J. Pfc
Brzostowski, J. Pfc
Causey, M.A. Pvt
Palen, J.F. Pvt
12 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
Pennypacker, J.E. Capt P
Szenegato, J. 1/Lt CP
Briggs, F.S. 2/Lt N
Brooks, V.B. S/Sgt E
Merchant, W.D. T/Sgt RO
Strohmeyer, J.E. Cpl
Berry, F.S. S/Sgt
Tatman, H.E. Cpl
Keslosky, N. Sgt
Schick, R.W. Sgt
Gramaglia, J.A. Cpl
Ferrel, M.J. Cpl
Duhe, H.B. Cpl
Groody, R. Pvt
Eixenberger, E.M. S/Sgt
Howldin, C. Sgt
12 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
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
Jaroscak, R. S/Sgt
Baird, R.F. Sgt
Herbach, B.W. Sgt
Williams, D. Cpl
Price, L.E. Cpl
Price, R.G. Cpl
Newstrom, L.D. Pfc
Watson, A. Pfc
Albright, E.W. Pfc
Thompson, I.E. Pvt
Silvester, H.A.
12 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 589 F
Sincock, W.R. 1/Lt P
Johnston, N.F. 1/Lt CP
Balides, T. 1/Lt N
Swisher, W.O. T/Sgt E
Ostrove, H. T/Sgt RO
McDonough Capt
Robinson Capt
Williams, A.R. 1/Lt
Grzylo, J.P. T/Sgt
Noyd, W.S. Capt
Domme, E.J. S/Sgt
Siegfried, J.P. 1/Lt
Edwards, C.T. LAC (R.A.F.)
Robbins, D.H. 1/Lt
Hall, H.D. S/Sgt
Kay, J.E. S/Sgt
12 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
Proctor, H.E. 2/Lt P
Russell, C.E. 2/Lt CP
Plagenhoef, S.C. 2/Lt N
Lewis, A.J. T/Sgt E
Perry T/Sgt RO
Dykes, W.J. S/Sgt
Shannan, J.T. S/Sgt
Maxey, H.W. Cpl
Suttinger, E.F. Cpl
Pyle, J.E. Pvt
Wilson, J.P. Pvt
Miller, F.R. Pvt
Watson, R.D. Pfc
Sheppard, E.F. Pvt
Brookstein, H.S. Cpl
Schenck, E. Sgt
12 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 448
(Did not fly–not
enough passengers)
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
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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. S/Sgt RO
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 647 M
(Did not fly–prop
failure at Bassingbourne)
Rigney, J.A. 2/Lt P
Day, J.G. 2/Lt CP
Clark, T.R. 2/Lt N
Bachar, A.H. Sgt E
Bergeron, A.H. Sgt RO
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390 A+
Inman, C.E. 1/Lt P
Ondrasek, J.G. 2/Lt CP
Lange, E.A. 2/Lt N
Kamholz, E.J. T/Sgt E
Flake, R.M. Jr. T/Sgt RO
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 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
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
McKellar, C.C. 2/Lt P
Owen, J.L. 2/Lt CP
James, H.P. 2/Lt N
Cole, E.W. S/Sgt E
Bova, N.G. Sgt RO
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 753 Q+
Myers, C.E. 1/Lt P
Anderson, K.W. 2/Lt CP
Warntz, W. 2/Lt N
Payton, J.B. S/Sgt E
Jaklinski, B. S/Sgt RO
Edmunds, G.A. T/Sgt
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493
Bell, W.M. Capt P
Griffin, R.E. 1/Lt CP
Allen, H.W. Capt N
Berthieume, R.E. Capt E
Black, C.B. T/Sgt RO
Wilson, R.C. 1/Lt
Mommer, H. 1/Lt
Niles, J. Cpl
Easley, N. Cpl
Snorgrass, L. Cpl
Costes, R.C. Sgt
Soliz, J.P.
Folkert, J.E. Capt
Smith, G.R.
Robinson
12 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568
Vaden, J.C. 1/Lt P
Tichenor, N.C. 1/Lt CP
Vrable, E.G. 2/Lt N
Perry, C.E.O. T/Sgt E
Crockett, J.G. T/Sgt RO
McLain, B.G. Pvt
Pence, T.D. S/Sgt
Armand, R.C. S/Sgt
Solonka, S. S/Sgt
Fleming, R.R. S/Sgt
Harned, R.G. Sgt
Holder, R.B. Pfc
Healey, J.F. Cpl
Lee, R.D. Cpl
Norris, R.T. Pvt
12 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 511
Adsit, B.D. 1/Lt P
Weber, M. F/O CP
Wedgeworth, Q.R. 1/Lt N
McDonald, R.C. T/Sgt E
Close, H.R. T/Sgt RO
Hartfield, H.M. Pfc
Rosen, I. Cpl
Rose, D. Cpl
Keck, H.L. Jr. S/Sgt
Jordon, R.W. M/Sgt
Robson, G.I. S/Sgt
Volkman, Z. Cpl
Martin, C.H. Sgt
Wojtkowski, H.F. Cpl
Irvin, R.H. Sgt
12 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
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
Winkler Pfc
Moore, C. Pfc
Miller, C.J. Sgt
Donovan, J.R. Sgt
Williams, T.D. Pfc
Rowe, J.M. Cpl
Kruse, H.C. Cpl
Head, W.O. Cpl
Higgins, J.D. M/Sgt
Derey, M. S/Sgt
12 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
Henning, J.C. 1/Lt P
Moser, F.E. 2/Lt CP
Humiston, M.R. 2/Lt N
Regester, R.B. T/Sgt E
Wilkins, R.A. T/Sgt RO
Hall, W.S. Sgt
Lear, H.B. Pfc
Yout, J. Cpl
Bartle, L.O. Pfc
Hand, R.C. Cpl
Star, A.C. Cpl
Nichols, C.E. 1/Sgt
Fussell, G.C. Cpl
Chambers, H.R. Sgt
Andrews, O.G. S/Sgt
12 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
Sisson, T.M. 1/Lt P
Cranson, W.N. 2/Lt CP
Greening, D.J. 2/Lt N
Strausbaugh, R. T/Sgt RO
Moody, J.I. Cpl
Johnson, A.H. Pfc
Taub, J.J. Cpl
Bennett, H.R. Pfc
Sauers, T.L. Cpl
Fitzgerald, C.C. Pfc
Farrow, C.R. T/Sgt
Davis, C.W. S/Sgt
Graham, C.R. Sgt
Brown, R.D. Cpl
12 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
Tokarsky, A. 1/Lt P
Moore, M.R. F/O CP
King, F.S. 2/Lt N
Dowling, R.D. T/Sgt E
Vivero, D.L. T/Sgt RO
Dreher, J.H. T/Sgt
Mallory, D.E. S/Sgt
Kobylarz, J.F. S/Sgt
Groth, M.W. Cpl
Keck, K. Sgt
Phillips, C. S/Sgt
Lofton, M. Sgt
Drury, R.L. S/Sgt
Hafley, Fred Pfc
Porfirio, A. S/Sgt
Clark, D.J. Capt
12 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 671
Neundorf, C.A. Capt P
White, E.J. 2/Lt CP
Havel, E.E. 1/Lt N
Snoden, A. 1/Lt B
Affinito T/Sgt RO
(also passengers
from Steeple Morden)
12 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 577
Steck, R.O. 1/Lt P
Quinn, E.J. 1/Lt CP
Jost, E.G. 1/Lt N
Lewis, M.M. T/Sgt E
Parker, R.M. T/Sgt RO
DeVoe, H.B.
Kamacho, J.
Jaffee, H.D.
Ringwald
Masterson
Jenkins
Doucette
Lanstedt
McClure
Jones
Wallen
12 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 663
Miller, R.L. Capt P
Schoellerman 1/Lt CP
Munter, L. 1/Lt N
Fritz, G.G. T/Sgt E
Tribbett, L.L. T/Sgt RO
Wolfson 1/Lt
DelBueno
Hoyle
Fulwider
Woods, J.D.
Rigsbee
Penequine Cpl
Johnson
Cannon
Trotto Sgt
12 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 128
Keilman, M.K. Maj. P
McClellan, H.B. Capt CP
Thornburgh, J.W. 1/Lt N
Conrad, D.E. Sgt E
Hughes, C.B. Sgt RO
Stromburg 1/Lt
Goar Capt
Woodard Capt
Burke Capt
Fore Capt
Gessel Capt
Frasier
MacFarlane
Teufel
Goff
Hunt
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COOKS TOUR

0054s
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0056s
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Duisburg
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Duisburg
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Barfield2s
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Barfield3s
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COOKS TOUR LOADING LIST - Report to Sta Y-55

Gp HQ
McBride, Michael J. T/Sgt
King, Thomas J. M/Sgt.
10thStaCompSqdn
Barnhill, Jesse J. Capt
2nd Air Div
Glettler, Bernard U. Capt
576th Sqdn
Madonna, Arthur M/Sgt
577th Sqdn
Turner, Robert C. 1/Lt
Chantelois, Glen G. M/Sgt
578th Sqdn
Kent, George W. M/Sgt
Seisser, Alfred J. T/Sgt
579th Sqdn
Zuber, Thomas W. M/Sgt
Baccari, Louis B. M/Sgt