392nd Bomb Group

Trolley Mission #4 - 10 May 1945

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A total of 670 a/c from the 8th AF flew Trolley missions, including 379 B-17s and 291 B-24s. Perhaps based on lessons learned from the first two missions, 2AD warned that "any violations reported of low flying (below 1000 ft above terrain) will be subject to severe disciplinary action." In its briefing, the 392nd announced that five pilots were up for court martial for buzzing the previous day, but did not say to which Group these pilots belonged. Gen Johnson flew in the monitor a/c. The 392nd sent up 36 planes carrying 361 passengers. At the briefing, pilots were advised to be on alert for a/c from the 1st AD (383 a/c) and 3rd AD, especially around Bingen. "Some will be heading toward us–some with us."

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12 May 45 Airfield
An airfield between Bielefeld and Hamm, Germany.
12 May 45 Osnabruck
Osnabruck, Germany.
12 May 45 Bielefeld
Bielefeld, Germany.
12 May 45 Brunswick
Brunswick, Germany.
12 May 45 Bremen
Bremen, Germany.
12 May 45 Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany.
May 10, 1945.
Tents POW camp
May 10, 1945.

CREW LOADING LIST - Trolley Mission #4

10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 297
Lienemann, A.F. 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
Anundson, D.A. Sgt
Nicks, A.L. S/Sgt
Gilbert, J.E. T/5
Leavitt, C.J. Cpl
Henderson, C. T/4
Goddard, H.G. T/5
McMeeley, R.G. T/5
Pitch, E. T/5
McClellan, J.G. Cpl
Wickey, H.E. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 571 P
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
Stradford, F. Cpl
Priel, W.V. M/Sgt
Brown, J.N. M/Sgt
Kyle, O.S. Cpl
Barham, C. Cpl
Cofer, E. Sgt
Mikelas, R. Pvt
Sharp, E. Cpl
Buckels, P. Sgt
Kratt, W.F. Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 527
Fenoglio, P.J. 1/Lt P
Phillips, L.W 2/Lt CP
Matuszewski, T.J. 2/L N
Peralta, E.R. T/Sgt E
Perry, E. S/Sgt RO
Ball, G.H.
King, H.M.
Shaw, R.
Krutt, I.N.
Rowe, R.
Schniper, G.
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545
Harcus, R.W. 1/Lt P
Peck, R.F. 2/Lt CP
Briggs, F.S. 2/Lt N
Farinelli S/Sgt E
Farah, J.M. Sgt RO
Wiseman, J.W. Sgt
Marshall S/Sgt
Blackburn, L.S. Sgt
Smith, C.L. S/Sgt
Wright, J.R. Pfc
Spirt, J. Pfc
White, P.W. S/Sgt
Snow Sgt
Hansen Cpl
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
Proctor, H.E. 2/Lt P
Russell, C.E. 2/Lt CP
Plagenhoef, S.C. 2/Lt N
Lewis, A.J. T/Sgt E
Irish, E.W. T/Sgt RO
Dippell, W.L. S/Sgt
Tuchman, J. Pvt
Buffalo, J.M. Cpl
Clark, H.E. Sgt
Helderman, M.S. Sgt
Dietrich, C.E. Sgt
Nelson, W. Cpl
Arnand, R.C. S/Sgt
Ulstad, S.A. Cpl
Shrum, C.M. Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
Johnston, N.F. 1/Lt P
Vaughan F/O CP
Hampton, W.A. F/O N
Swisher, W.O. T/Sgt E
Danielchek, T/Sgt RO
Manshack, B.R. S/Sgt RW
Loeffler, E.R. T/Sgt
Dukezik, W. Sgt
Kozlowski, P.R. S/Sgt
Giesing, R. Sgt
Pherins, C. S/Sgt
Koracin, F.A. S/Sgt
Alein, W.A. Sgt
Mietus, A.J. Sgt
Travis, E.B. S/Sgt
Jones, H. Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
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.O. T/Sgt RO
Tate, S.O. Cpl
Riha, E.F. Capt
Susen, F.W. 1/Lt
Ritter, G. Pfc
Petrarca, F.A. Pfc
Griffith, G.L. 1/Lt
Nawrocki, J.E. Sgt
Morrison, J.H. S/Sgt
Urton, J.R. Sgt
Dorman, R. Pfc
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn. A/C 194
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
Lamore, W.E. S/Sgt
McCawley, J.C. Sgt
Schneider, R. T/Sgt
Daly, E. Sgt
Hitchins, A.P. Sgt
Dorin, C.
Pray, C.A. Sgt
Smith, B. Cpl
Scott, C.J. Sgt
Liemann, W. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
Griffin, J.E. 2/Lt P
Cameron, A.S. 2/Lt CP
Hazard, A.R. 2/Lt N
Richardson, S.D. T/Sgt E
Kirkpatrick, J.T. S/Sgt RO
Jordon, F. S/Sgt
Sheely, I.A. S/Sgt
Dennis, R.W. S/Sgt
Nelson, H.E.
Gak, R.E.
Cook, G.L.
Chrisey, R.
Loretoni, P.J.
Ramey, D.A.
Kosek, S. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
Linzmeier, R.B. 1/Lt P
Fisher, R.M. 1/Lt CP
Edmonds N
Connor, E.J. T/Sgt E
Hughes, C.B. T/Sgt RO
Baril, R.H. Cpl
Laehman, S. Pvt
Scheler, R.E. S/Sgt
Houser, R.H. Pfc
Brown, A.D. Cpl
Moore, E.J. Sgt
Grande, A.F. Cpl
Hart, F. Cpl
Moran, R.E. Pvt
Goldberg, Charles Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
Frazier, L.J. 2/Lt P
Linder, E.P. F/O CP
Robinson, R.L. 2/Lt N
McGrath, L.R. Pfc E
Latour, H.E. T/Sgt RO
Leach, R.H. S/Sgt
Penders, D.P. S/Sgt
Rhode, R.E. S/Sgt
Casale, M.J. S/Sgt
Martin, E.R. Cpl
Neilson, K.J. S/Sgt
Taff, L.E. S/Sgt
Larson, C.E. S/Sgt
Neal, J.R. T/Sgt
Nelson, L.L. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 505
Hofmann, H.W. Capt P
Reynolds, J.E. 2/Lt CP
Chadwick, R.H. 2/Lt N
Finney, H.H. S/Sgt E
Young, J.W. Cpl. RO
Giesler, L.E. Cpl
Tate, S. Cpl
Pendergrass, C. Sgt
Onyon, J.I. T/Sgt
McDonough, J.
Bremer, G. M/Sgt
Buquo, G. M/Sgt
Supko, E.A. Sgt
Ray, J.M. Cpl
Kappeler, J. Sgt
Bush, J. LtCol
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 571
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
Tompkins, A. Sgt
Perlingiero, C.P. S/Sgt
Hoover, R.C. S/Sgt
Rice, W.W. S/Sgt
Hull, G. Pfc
Recs, I.C. Pfc
Murray, J.J. M/Sgt
Pearson, M. Cpl
Chase, J. Sgt
Detty, H.L. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 753 Q+
Clower, W.J. 1/Lt P
Reel, H.D. 1/Lt CP
Williams, R.B. 1/Lt N
Tomaszewski, E. T/Sgt E
Stroh, J.E. T/Sgt RO
Wesely, R.F. Pfc
Malcom, L.L. Pfc
VanHuss, W.J. Sgt
Hainsey, M. Sgt
Stover, W. Sgt
Mason, E.C. Sgt
Pashadlo, R. Sgt
Matson, H.W. Sgt
Dingwall, T. S/Sgt
Schumacher, A.H. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390
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. S/Sgt RO
Yeary, B.J. Sgt
Hodge, T.H. Sgt
Holle, J.G. Sgt
Peebles, R.S. S/Sgt
McGinly, J.J. Cpl
Thomas, J.B. S/Sgt
Luerson, J.C. S/Sgt
Kieffer, R.W. T/Sgt
Slohldier, R.H. S/Sgt
Kringel, J. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
Barker, W.R. 2/Lt P
Churchwell, W.F. F/O CP
Green, M.L. F/O N
Milstead, W.R. S/Sgt E
Coury, L.J. Sgt RO
Sulick, C.C. Cpl
Mathews, W.J. S/Sgt
Higgason, T.O. Cpl
Gorshoff, J. Sgt
Arledge, W.L. Sgt
Socha, J.C. Cpl
Zeigler, C.E. Sgt
Higbee, W.J. Sgt
Acuna, C. Sgt
Scott, R.L. Cpl
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079 E+
Rutherford, W.H. F/O P
Harrelson, W.F. F/O CP
Hanson, S.H. 2/Lt N
Hogan, W.B. E
Dion, G.T. T/Sgt RO
Axvig, W.E. S/Sgt
Koebel, I.A. Sgt
Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt
Kozakiewicz, W.A. Cpl
Brown, W.E. S/Sgt
DeMeio, E.J. S/Sgt
Walls, A.A. S/Sgt
Morris, G.W. Sgt
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
Eyles, E.E. 2/Lt P
Gates, H.W. 1/Lt CP
Mensez 2/Lt N
Mattera, A.P. S/Sgt E
Barrett, W.R. S/Sgt RO
Kozankiewicz, W.A. Cpl
Adler, A.T. S/Sgt
Keathley, A.N. T/Sgt
Williams, J.T. Pfc
Gillam, P.T. Cpl
Gregory, W.J. Pfc
Frederick, M. Sgt
Espinosa, J.M. Pfc
Lindsey, D.K. M/Sgt
Doyle, C.M. Cpl
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
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
Smith, L. S/Sgt
Ellis, T. Cpl
Hutz, P.J. Sgt
Veesaert, M.J. Sgt
Clifford, J.L. Cpl
Jackson, L. Cpl
Garcia, R. Pfc
Snell, D.V. Cpl
Poulos, G. Sgt
Gilreath, A.M. Sgt
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 448
Wennerbom, M.T. 2/Lt P
Doutrick, N.K. 2/Lt CP
Frank, K.M. 2/Lt N
Cronin, R.J. Sgt E
Shimer, R.F. S/Sgt RO
Alberts, L.M. T/Sgt
Weighall, F.D. M/Sgt
Knilans, R.E. Pfc
DeGeorge, J. Cpl
Matera, J. S/Sgt
Coleman, N. Pvt
Klempner, J. Sgt
Seckel, H. Sgt
Lloyd, D. Pfc
Lewis, J.V. T/Sgt
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 522
Williamson, D.P. 1/Lt P
Levin, R.J. 2/Lt CP
Pillsbury, A.A. 1/Lt N
Sparks, I.F. S/Sgt E
Beal, E.L. S/Sgt RO
Werts, A.W. Pvt
Stephens, O.C. S/Sgt
Pierce, V. M/Sgt
Green, F.B. Sgt
Miller, J.R. Pvt
Rapner, R.A. Cpl
Baker, E.L. Pvt
Hlado, F.C. Pfc
Ludemann, R.H. Cpl
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118 B+
Grabarkiewicz, L. 2/Lt P
Phillips, C.E. 1/Lt CP
Flugel, R.T. F/O N
Duggan, J.J. T/Sgt E

Qualiano, F.A. T/Sgt RO
Murphy S/Sgt
Pagano Cpl
Williams Pfc
Hand Cpl
Turner Cpl
Back Cpl
Brooks Cpl
Evans Cpl
Irving Cpl
Climes Pfc
10 May 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
Rigney, J.A. 2/Lt P
Hazlett, R.C. F/O CP
Zombrofsky, I. 2/Lt N
Bachar, A. Sgt E
Bergeron, T. Sgt RO
Wilham, T.O. Sgt
Jenkins, C.E. S/Sgt
Allendorf, V.E. S/Sgt
Goshorn, W. S/Sgt
Dault, M.V. Cpl
Ackelson 2/Lt
Ogea, R.A. Cpl
Anderson J.R. Sgt
White, R.A.
Wolfinger, R.E.
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
Bledsoe, W.F. 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 RP
Kelsay, George 1/Lt
McCreary Pfc
Nemeth Cpl
Supple W.F. Sgt
Corcoran, F.E.
Morton, F.S. Cpl
Hull, A.F. Sgt
Tew, R.J. Pfc
Husband, N. Cpl
McVey, J.E. Sgt
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
Howenstein, J.B. 2/Lt P
Matelski, L.W. 2/Lt CP
Peters, A.J. 2/Lt N
Courey, A.E. S/Sgt E
Thompson, J.E. S/Sgt RO
Malone, G.F. S/Sgt
Monroe, H.C. T/Sgt
Hayek, J.G. Pfc
Udvarholyi, A.R. Pfc
Hiner, O.D. Sgt
Dobracki, J.C. Sgt
Pullman, R.A. Sgt
DiCola, W.A. Sgt
Turman, C.L. Sgt
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772 Q
Ault, D.E. 2/Lt P
Maloney, J.P. F/O CP
Lang, H. F/O N
Dehart, R. T/Sgt E
Buglewicz, G. T/Sgt RO
Speral, D. Sgt
Carnus, L. Pvt
Giever, E.C. Cpl
Holland, W.M. Sgt
Cook, D. Cpl
Kuhn, W.A. Pfc
Otenstein, A. Sgt
Flower, A.N. Pfc
Schoettes, R.W. Pvt
Pitzer, R.E. Sgt Cannon
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493
Sisson, T.M. 1/Lt P
Cranson, W.N. 2/Lt CP
Greening, D.J. 2/Lt N
Hale, L.E. T/Sgt E
Strausbaugh, R. T/Sgt RO
Miller, F.R. Pvt
Fleming, R.R. S/Sgt
Boyd, H.M. Cpl
Allison, C.C. Pvt
Abray, J. Pvt
Engren, J.P. Pfc
Koran, C.H. Pfc
Dzarman, R.O. Pfc
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
Iverson, A.B. 2/Lt P
Szenegato, J. 1/Lt CP
Slobotnick, M.H. 1/Lt N
Winter, C. S/Sgt E
Donovon, G. Sgt RO
Welson, L.J. Sgt
Martin, M.S. Sgt
Stensland, E.L. S/Sgt
Simmons, J.T. Sgt
King, L.F. Sgt
Cary, G.R. Cpl
Allen, G.V. S/Sgt
Shaw, I.R. S/Sgt
Nichols, C.E. 1/Sgt
Nelson, G.E. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
Case, W.D. 1/Lt P
Griffin, R.E. 1/Lt CP
Gullick, C.H. 1/Lt N
Kidd, J.L. T/Sgt E
Black, C.B. T/Sgt RO
Mullins, T.J. Cpl
Howell, J.L. T/Sgt
Tyburski, J.F. Sgt
Albright, D.C. Cpl
Alexander, T.J. Cpl
Vidra, R.H. Sgt
Jones, L. Cpl
Rupard, T. S/Sgt
Apodaca, Cpl
Janecek, C.P. Cpl
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 284
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
Sheets, Leroy Cpl
McMullen, Henry Pvt
Marquez, C. Cpl
Chato, Eugene Pfc
Kaplan, J.A. Pfc
Greenberg, Max Pfc
Budzisz, A.F. Pvt
Parker Pvt
Collins, Vollie C. Pvt
Devendorf, R.C. Cpl
10 May 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568
Duff, A.L. Capt P
Weber, M. F/O CP
Paddock, K.Q. Maj N
Dowling, W.B. S/Sgt E
Close, H.R. T/Sgt RO
Cadwalader, G.L. Capt
Macauley, J.J. 1/Lt
Dye, C.E. 1/Lt
Purvis, W.L. S/Sgt
Musgrove, W.G. S/Sgt
Bamer, T.M. 1/Sgt
Farlow, R.V. Cpl
O'Boyle, K.M. Cpl
Hanna, H.D. S/Sgt
O'Conner, G.C. 1/Lt
10 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 040 Q+
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
Lynch, H.F. Sgt
Greene, H.B. S/Sgt
McDonald, C.L. Sgt
Kirschke, L.F. Pfc
Newberry, J.H. Sgt
Buygel, G.C. Pfc
Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt
Oakes, E.L. S/Sgt
Pearson, G.E. T/Sgt
Stanford Sgt
10 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
Barnes, W.B. Capt P
Arnold, J.W. 1/Lt CP
Dieruff, R.C. 1/Lt N
Wilson, W.W. T/Sgt E
Benson, L.R. T/Sgt RO
Stone Capt
Czyzewicz, C.W.
10 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385
Teipel, H.N. Capt P
Karas, M. 1/Lt CP
Polansky, M.L. 1/Lt N
Rabine, V.A. T/Sgt E
Goodson, E. T/Sgt RO
Hodoian, J.C. S/Sgt
10 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 899
Weed, O.F. 1/Lt P
Healy, B.P. 2/Lt CP
Trask, W.V. 2/Lt N
Gorman, E.J. S/Sgt E
Yoak, E.B. T/Sgt RO
Brune, C.H. Cpl
Loeffer, H.H. Cpl
LaCoste, L.T. Cpl
Keeney, T.E. Sgt
Rice, P.L. S/Sgt
Bray, E.J. Cpl
Morriset, H.J. T/Sgt
Kobil, G.F. Sgt
Laster, J.W. Pfc
10 May 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670
Hoover, J.A. 1/Lt P
Douglass, G.E. 1/Lt CP
Fetter, G.R. 2/Lt N
Marlowe, J.D. T/Sgt E
Affinito, L.J. T/Sgt RO
Zahn, P. Capt
Felheim Capt
Gessel Capt
O'Neill 1/Lt
Swenson 1/Lt
Stevens, F.D. 1/Lt
Souther, T.O. Sgt
Halvorsen, A.H. Sgt
Derby T/Sgt
Newell, J.J. Sgt
Stief, W.F. Sgt
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CREW LOADING LIST - Report to Sta Y-55

Cornelius, Vance Z. Maj
Gilbert, Lawrence LtCol*
576th Sqdn
Havins, Earl M/Sgt
Meeker, Walter S. M/Sgt
577th Sqdn
Donnelly, John M. M/Sgt
Greene, Nathan W. T/Sgt
578th Sqdn
Knipe, Arthur H. Jr., M/Sgt
Richards, Lewis H. S/Sgt
579th Sqdn
Dergo, Stephen J. M/Sgt
Englehardt, Glenn M/Sgt
Fields, Carlyle C. M/Sgt
Heuser, Wilson M. T/Sgt*
McClellan, Henry B. Capt*