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391ST BOMB GROUP CREW LISTS

 

574th Squadron

 

Alphabetical by Pilot’s Name

YR    MO

ASSIGNED

 

43                       P       ALDOUS, CHARLES G., 1LT, 0727827

                        CP       QUICK, HILLIS E., 2LT, 0687634

                           B      BRAVERMAN, EUGENE, 0741230?

                           N      FLAKE, THOMAS J., JR., 1LT, 0791808

                        FE       LITTLE, JOSEPH R., SSGT, 11038778

                        RG      HOLDRIDGE, FRANCIS J, SSGT, 32287062

                        AG      KERSHAW, DAWSON U., SSGT, 32457359

                        SOURCE:    SO-345  Godman Field, KY                     12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        An anonymous contributor at the 1996 reunion, whose writing I could not be sure of,

                        supplied the navigator, bombardier, and tail gunner's names, and the airplane name,

                        Sleepy Time Gal, 42-95838 .  He also indicated that Max Hawkes became the RG. 

                        Hawkes was formerly on the crew of Lloyd Stanfield.  Only the P, CP, FE, and RG flew

                        over.  A list of airplane incidents gives the airplane name as Calamity Lou. Kershaw's

                        particulars come from SO-7, HQS 391ST BG, Par. 3, 2/7/43.  Both Flake and Holdridge

                        are shown also with Shofner.

 

43        2             P       BIRD, STANLEY (NMI), 1LT, 0791818

                        CP       TOMON, RICHARD A., 2LT, 0693432

                           B      HASSON, ALBERT N., 2LT, 0731064

                           N      FITZHUGH, JOHN G., 2LT, 0669028

                        FE       SWEARINGEN, PAUL J., SSGT, 18115529

                        RG      HAMMOND, ROBERT E., SSGT, 15102407

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345  HQS AAB Godman Field, KY   12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        A second radio-gunner is shown in the referenced order (Dimaio, Adam (NMI), Sgt,

                        32451979) as flying overseas with this crew.  From OO-28, Hqs Sta #11, Caribbean

                        Wing ATC, Morrison Field, 5 Jan 44,  Fitzhugh is listed with Loesch for the flight over. 

                        Stan Bird was the leader of D Flight.  Hasson's name was supplied by someone at the

                        1996 reunion.  The flight over was in 42-95835.

 

44                       P       BISCHOFF, JAMES A., 1LT, 0555192

                        CP       MCLEISH, THOMAS A., 2LT, 0553919

                           B      BATTY, RAYMOND F., 2LT, 0556089

                           N      OSTERBERG, OLIVER S., 2LT, 0718124

                        FE       WATTLINGTON, LEONARD N., SSGT, 18137860

                        RG      YOUNG, FRANKLYN E., JR., SSGT, 33622134

                        AG      WALTERS, GEORGE M., SSGT, 19102626

                        SOURCE:    OO-2      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        2/6/1945       Par.     2

                        At the 1996 reunion, Bischoff supplied the last names of the co-pilot and the three gunners.

                        Dave Garnham supplied the other particulars.  Per the referenced order, Lt Bischoff was

                        lead qualified with Lt Batty and Lt Osterberg; I presume Osterberg was added overseas. 

                       

 

43        1             P       BRANDON, DONALD K., MAJ, 0388874

                        CP       MAJKA, FRED J., 2LT, 0534320

                           B

                           N      GOSCEWSKI, PAUL B., 1LT, 0669037

                        FE       TURNER, ARTHUR, E., SGT, 12170493

                        RG      ERB, LOUIS (NMI), TSGT, 36149712

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345  HQS AAB Godman Field, KY   12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        Then Lt Col Brandon, formerly the Squadron CO, was killed on the Ahrweiler (12/23/44)

                        mission, apparently flying with Lt Mickelson in 43-34309 and is buried in the Lorraine

                        Cemetery.  He is listed in "Return of the Marauder Men" as assigned to Headquarters;

                        evidently he was flying as a co-pilot or observer.  Majka was first-pilot qualified, as he is

                        shown on the taxi sheet for Mission #88.  The flight over was in 42-95818, Lady Chance.

 

44        9             P       BROWN, CLYDE G., CAPT, 0424095

                        CP       BISHOP, GEORGE M., 2LT, 0715127

                           B      ESTREM, PAUL J., 2LT, 0765475

                           N

                        FE       BENDICKSON, WARREN E., CPL, 36417120

                        RG      GAGNE, JOSEPH N., SGT, 31218335

                        AG      BRILLHART, GENE W., CPL, 18123496

                        SOURCE:    SO-121, Hqs, 391st Bomb Group         9/13/1944     Par.     10

                        Capt Brown was shot down on 12/23/44 in 42-95865 (Sky Hag).  Lts Bishop and Estrem

                        are buried in the Luxembourg Cemetery.  Apparently, Sgt Rudyard L. Courtenay and

                        Sgt Robert L. Vidler replaced Gagne and Bendickson on this mission (hardback history).

                        According to the softback history, a Lt Brown hit a powerline on takeoff on 10/05/44. 

                        As the squadrons are the same, I assume that these are one individual.

 

43        2             P       BUSH, FREDERICK E., 1LT, 0792561

                        CP       HARNEST, EARL M., 2LT, 0693774

                           B      HAY, ROYCE (NMI), 2LT, 0666662

                           N      HAWKINS, OTIS P., JR., 2LT, 0669044

                        FE       HICKS, JAMES P., SSGT, 35350769

                        RG      POPOLIZIO, EUGENE J., TSGT, 31124412

                        AG      WILSON, PAUL

                        SOURCE:    SO-345  Godman Field, KY                     12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        Capt Bush was the B-Flight leader.  His aircraft for the flight over was 42-95832, The

                        Huntress.  The aircraft name and that of Wilson were supplied by someone at the 1996

                        reunion.  Fred Bush later confirmed these and added Hay's name.  As was typically the

                        case in the original flight over, the Bombardiers and Armorer Gunners went over by ship;

                        thus, Hay and Wilson did not fly over and were not included on the referenced order,

                        which explains not having Wilson's serial number.

 

43                       P       CALLISON, WILLIAM K., 2LT, 0738342

                        CP       ELROD, FLOYD E., 2LT, 0692865

                           B

                           N

                        FE       KOLESZARIK, STEPHEN A., SGT, 13030228

                        RG      HANZL, JOSEPH E., PVT, 35307207

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345  HQS AAB Godman Field, KY   12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        According to the hardback history, Lt Elrod was killed in May, 1944, but the day is not

                        stated, and the crew personnel have not been determined.  On 08/07/44 Lt Callison's

                        plane (42-95851) was badly damaged by flak.  Per the hardback history the crew

                        substitutions were as follows:  2Lt Rugg, formerly of Shofner's crew; SSgt Howard F.

                        Simones; and SSgt Acle B. Caywood.  Lt Rugg was killed and is buried in the

                        Normandy Cemetery.  Callison flew over in the same aircraft, 42-95851.

 

43        9             P       CARSON, CHARLES W., JR., 1LT, 025958

                        CP       CHRISTENSEN, HANS (NMI), 2LT, 0693629

                           B

                           N

                        FE       BAILEY, CHARLEY M., SGT, 19096495

                        RG      VIA, CHARLES K., SGT, 13121345

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345  Godman Field, KY                     12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        Carson flew over in 42-95852, Mad Bull.

 

44                       P       CHISM, JACK W., 1LT, 0700428

                        CP       DIXON, WILBUR A., 2LT, 0823554

                           B      DELL-OLIVER, ROBERT J., 1LT, 01796245

                           N

                        FE       FRAZIER, RICHARD F., SSGT, 335343654

                        RG      CASH

                        AG      LOEGERING, WESTON A., SGT, 37564530

                        SOURCE:       Par.

                        Chism and Del Oliver's names come from the Ahrweiler mission taxi sheet.  They were

                        flying 42-95927, Pops Wagon.  At the Savannah reunion an anonymous contributor

                        supplied the remaining names and indicated that Loesch was co-pilot on the Ahrweiler

                        mission.  Loegering was credited with shooting down 5 German fighters on this mission. 

                        Chism and Dixon’s serial numbers comes from Dave Garnham's database.

 

44        4             P       DAUTEUIL, DONAT F., 2LT, 0747759

                        CP       WILSON, JOHN T., 2LT, 0691201

                           B      KOEHLER, MARTIN G., 2LT, 0746893

                           N

                        FE       WADE, CHARLES C., ?SGT, 34265189

                        RG      RIDER, EUGENE F., SGT, 36560221

                        AG      POLASKI, WALTER F., CPL, 38188584

                        SOURCE:       SO-98 AAF STA AAF-236     4/10/1944        Par.     3

                        Lt Dauteuil was shot down on 05/27/44 (41-31716).  The softback history says that 6

                        chutes were seen and that there were 4 survivors. The hardback history shows the above

                        crew members as the actual mission crew.  None of the above is listed in "Return of the

                        Marauder Men."  Redfield Sweet advised me that Rider made it back and that Rider and

                        Koehler bailed out with one chute, Rider breaking his ankle.  Koehler's chute had been

                        damaged by flak.  The tail number of the aircraft ferried over comes from SO-37, Hqs 3rd

                        AF Staging Wing, Hunter Field, 02/06/44.  Dauteuil flew over in 42-107629.  Dave Garnham

                        advises that Dauteuil and Wilson were MIA but did not survive.

 

45        3             P       DAY, BILLY, 1LT, 0792232

                        CP

                           B

                           N

                        FE       HERRIN, LESLIE E., 1LT, 08471726

                        RG

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-41    HQS, 391ST BOMB GROUP   3/14/1945     Par.     2

                        43-22652 was an A-26 aircraft.

 

44        9             P       DETJENS, DALE C., 2LT, 0705009

                        CP       KAYE, FREDERICK T., 2LT, 0713468

                           B      OSTERBERG, OLIVER S., 2LT, 0718124

                           N

                        FE       KOWALSKI, JOSEPH W., PVT, 16004803

                        RG      POTOCNIK, EDWARD L., CPL, 36815194

                        AG      MILLER, JOSEPH J., CPL, 37567273

                        SOURCE:    SO-124  Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        9/21/1944     Par.     6

                        Lt Detjens' plane (41-35010, Snakes Revenge) was shot down on 23 Dec 44.  From the

                        hardback history it appears that the above crew was the mission crew that day except

                        that 2Lt Joseph M. Blair replaced Lt Osterberg.  Lt Detjens is listed on the Wall of the

                        Missing in the Luxembourg Cemetery.  Lts Kaye and Blair are buried there.

 

45        1             P       DINGMAN, EARL N., 2LT, 0720456

                        CP       HITCHCOCK, ARLIE C., JR., 2LT, 0833332

                           B      SUIERVILLE, MAURICE C., F/O, T-131510

                           N

                        FE       HERING, EDGAR H., CPL, 36485209

                        RG      GRIMES, CHARLES M., CPL, 17151951

                        AG      DESTAFFAN, ANTHONY J., CPL, 12106290

                        SOURCE:    SO-5      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        1/11/1945     Par.     2

 

44                       P       DONNELLY, EDWARD F., 2LT, 0715739

                        CP       WROTEN, ALTON B., 2LT, 0718817

                           B      WARD, WALTER I., 2LT,

                           N

                        FE       SAMPSON, WILLIAM G., CPL,

                        RG      HASQUIN, FELICIEN, JR., CPL,

                        AG      DELUCA, GUSTINO F., CPL,

                        SOURCE:                   Par.

                        Lt Donnelly was shot down on 12/23/44 in 42-95841, Powerful Katrinka, Garwick's

                        airplane. I have assumed the above crew, listed in the hardback history, as his regular

                        crew because none is now shown in someone else's crew.  Lts Donnelly and Wroten are

                        on the Wall of the Missing in the Henri-Chapelle Cemetery.  Sgt Hasquin is buried in

                        the Luxembourg Cemetery.  Donnelly and Wroten’s serial number comes from Dave

                        Garnham's database.

 

45        1             P       EHRHART, HOLMES, 2LT, 0719591

                        CP       HUSKISSON, JOHN G., JR., 2LT, 02061710

                           B      WHITING. JAMES F., F/O, T-131513

                           N

                        FE       JOHNSON, DENZIL R., CPL, 17110651

                        RG      HUNT, BERNARD P., CPL, 15342118

                        AG      HENDRICKS, JOHN L., CPL, 38472138

                        SOURCE:       SO-5   Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/11/1945        Par.     2

                        A spare, piloted by Ehrhardt, is shown on the taxi sheet for 6 Mar 45.  I suspect that

                        this is a spelling error.

 

44        4             P       EVANS, FRANKLIN L., 2LT, 0545328

                        CP       POTT, WILLIAM H., JR., 2LT, 0813575

                           B      PERKINS, ROBERT M., 2LT, 0744550

                           N

                        FE       BYRNE, THOMAS W., SSGT, 32296055

                        RG      WAY, RICHARD H., SSGT, 12218199

                        AG      LOEBEL, DAVID N., SGT, 36261396

                        SOURCE:    SO-58    Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        5/27/1944     Par.     5

                        The tail number of the aircraft ferried over (42-107606) comes from SO-37, Hqs 3rd AF

                        Staging Wing, Hunter Field, 02/06/44.

 

45        1             P       FIELDS, WILLIAM E., CAPT, 0559109

                        CP       VIROSTKO, FRED, 2LT, 0819432

                           B      USRY, TOM H., 2LT, 02068062

                           N

                        FE       BROWN, JOHN T., SGT, 16030541

                        RG      MOORE, WILLIAM F., CPL, 38538902

                        AG      GILL, ROBERT E., SGT, 31114216

                        SOURCE:    SO-318  HQS 3RD AF STG WG            11/13/1944   Par.     1

 

43        3             P       GARWICK, ROBERT W., 2LT, 0796366

                        CP       KRINKE, MARVIN E., 2LT, 0692798

                           B      HINTON, PHILIP D., 2LT, 0733189

                           N

                        FE       RAMOS, SALVADOR (NMI), SSGT, 39280893

                        RG      HIGBEE, GEORGE J., SSGT, 31134591

                        AG      LUND, STANLEY (NMI),

                        SOURCE:    SO-345        HQS AAB Godman Field,KY       12/24/1943      Par.     1

                        The crew listed above completed 68 missions by Sep 44.  Bob Garwick was a member

                        of the original cadre of the 391st.  He started as a co-pilot for Lloyd Stanfield but

                        upgraded in the summer of 1943 at Myrtle Beach.  The referenced order, which was the

                        overseas deployment order, lists only Garwick, Krinke, Ramos, and Higbee plus a

                        second engineer-gunner, Kitterman, Delbert C., Sgt, 38446873, as the crew for the

                        overseas flight. Bob tells me that Kitterman was not with him and that his co-pilot for the

                        flight overseas was actually Arlie Watkinson, a 1st pilot who was recovering from a

                        crash (where else) in Tampa Bay.  He also says that Ramos was not an NMI, as the

                        orders say; his middle name was Ramon.  Per Par 4, SO-1, 9th Bombardment Division,

                        09/25/44, which lists aircrew personnel for return to the ZI, Ramos is identified as Ray S.

                        Krinke, Hinton, and Lund all went over by ship.  Bob was in D Flight, led by Stan Bird,

                        and generally flew #2 position on Bird.  Bob's plane 42-95841 (Powerful Katrinka) bore

                        the letters 4L-S (for Sugar) and was named for Kate Garwick. The airplane went down on

                        the Ahrweiler mission, flown by Lt Donnelly.

 

44        9             P       GRAY, WARREN E., 1LT, 0812576

                        CP       VAUGHN, HARRY W., 2LT, 0781718

                           B      CRABB, THOMAS D., 2LT,

                           N

                        FE       SMITH, EDWARD. TSGT,

                        RG      BUCKLEY, DANIEL J., SSGT, 12037426

                        AG      LAY, ANSEL B., SGT,

                        SOURCE:       Par.

                        This was a made up crew overseas.  Lt Gray and Sgt Buckley were assigned by

                        SO-126, Hqs 391st, 09/24/44, Par 3.  Lt Gray was shot down on 12/23/44 in 44-67826. 

                        I have assumed that the above crew listed in the hardback history was his regular crew.

                        Sgt Buckley was killed and is buried in the Lorraine Cemetery.  Another Sgt Buckley

                        was killed that day (with Mickelson) and is also buried there.

 

44                       P       HAYNES, JACK S., 2LT, 0819263

                        CP       WERNER, JOHN C., 2LT, 0781478

                           B      GREENOUGH, WILLIAM, II, 1LT, 01010428

                           N

                        FE       SCHIFFNER, EDWARD C., SGT, 32760481

                        RG      WEIAND, HAROLD W., SGT, 35678760

                        AG      FETTERS, WENDELL A., CPL, 37657139

                        SOURCE:       Par.

                        This was a made-up crew.  Werner and Greenough were assigned by SO-126, HQs

                        391st, 09/24/44, Par 3.  From the softback history, Lt Haynes was shot down on

                        12/23/44 in 42-95798; he was killed outright, and the aircraft went down in flames.  The

                        hardback history gives his middle initial as A, vice S.  The three sergeants are all from

                        Lt. Ryan's regular crew and are listed there also.  Fetters recently confirmed this crew

                        makeup and that Lt Haynes was killed but that the others got out.  Lt Haynes is not

                        listed in "Return of the Marauder Men."

 

44        9             P       HENAGE, GUY F., 2LT, 0699758

                        CP       MAGNER, ALAN K., JR., 2LT, 0823402

                           B      PETERS, JOHN R., 2LT, 0733226

                           N

                        FE       HOSKING, WILLIAM H., SGT, 36592721

                        RG      COURTENAY, RUDYARD L., SGT, 12160887

                        AG      GINGERICH, EVERETT O., SGT, 37564267

                        SOURCE:    SO-241        AAF STA AAF-236              9/6/1944       Par.     2

                        On 03/03/45, Lt Henage crashed on takeoff, wrecking 44-67920.

 

44        6             P       HILLIER, FRANK O., 1LT, 0667817

                        CP       EISAMAN, CHESTER M., JR., 2LT, 0818130

                           B

                           N

                        FE       CITRO, SAMUEL A., SGT, 12164796

                        RG

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-157        HQS 3RD AF STG WG,     6/5/1944       Par.     9

                        Per OO-2, Hqs 391st BG, 02/06/45, Lt Hillier was lead qualified with Lt Edward H.

                        Hesse, Jr., 1Lt, 0669291, (who arrived in Sep 44) as Bombardier and 2Lt Gilbert A.

                        Luhman, 0718115, (no other information) as Navigator.  Hillier flew over in 43-34132.

 

45        1             P       HOCKER, CLIFFORD F., 2LT, 0718640

                        CP       MCKIM, ROY S., JR., 2LT, 0833943

                           B      ZURANSKI, RALPH C., 2LT, 02069504

                           N

                        FE       RADER, CARL, CPL, 38539360

                        RG      PRICE, WADE H., CPL, 34110888

                        AG      MILLER, WAIDE E., CPL, 33689554

                        SOURCE:    SO-5      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        1/11/1945     Par.     2

 

43        9             P       HORRIDGE, RICHARD M., 1LT, 024657

                        CP       MCCLURKIN, JOHN D., 2LT, 0693061

                           B

                           N

                        FE       BASCO, ORIN S., SGT, 18134960

                        RG      HALE, RADER O., SGT, 15170563

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345        HQS AAB Godman Field, KY      12/24/1943      Par.     1

                        The flight over was in 42-95798.

 

45        1             P       HUSKEY, WILLIAM M., 1LT, 0664608

                        CP       WHIPPY, RICHARD N., 2LT, 0833857

                           B      REISER, TED A., 2LT, 02068247

                           N

                        FE       SUNDAY, ARTHUR M., SGT, 34546511

                        RG      MILLER, JAY N., CPL, 19109445

                        AG      SIEGFRIED, FRED J., CPL, 35232783

                        SOURCE:    SO-318        HQS 3RD AF STG WG      11/13/1944   Par.     1

                        On 02/24/45, Lt Huskey's plane, 44-67820, was hit by flak in the left engine, and the

                        right engine then caught fire.  Lts. Huskey and Reiser are buried in the Luxembourg

                        Cemetery.  Assignment orders give Huskey's name as shown; "Return..." has his name

                        as Huskeym in error.

 

45        3             P       KIRBY, MELVIN E., 1LT, 0524835

                        CP

                           B

                           N

                        FE       HOPSON, OTHEL A., CPL, 39131086

                        RG

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-41    Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        3/14/1945     Par.     2

                        43-22649 was an A-26 aircraft.

 

45        1             P       LEHFELDT, WILLIAM H., 2LT, 0718686

                        CP       MULLONEY, DALTON H., JR., 2LT, 0833795

                           B      THUTT, JOHN O., 2LT, 02068238

                           N

                        FE       SHIRKEY, JOHN L., CPL, 35656772

                        RG      SANSAVERA, LOHN S., CPL, 35058700

                        AG      HENRIOTT, RAY V., CPL, 35705361

                        SOURCE:       SO-3   Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945          Par.     1

                        On 04/03/45, flying 44-67877, Lt Lehfeldt's right engine was knocked out by flak over

                        Entebuch.  He crash landed in an orchard east of Honnef, totalling the aircraft.

 

44        8             P       LEONARD, JAMES H., 2LT, 0556025

                        CP       WELLS, NORWOOD F., 2LT, 0714239

                           B      SNYDER, ROBERT J., 2LT, 0712240

                           N

                        FE       SUKEY, EMIL P., CPL, 35538214

                        RG      HOWLETT, JOHN W., CPL, 35700309

                        AG      COOK, GUY O., CPL, 13106581

                        SOURCE:    OO-101     NORTH ATL WG, BANGOR FLD  7/23/1944        Par.     3

                        Leonard flew over in 43-34353.

 

45        1             P       LEONARD, STANLEY S., 2LT, 0718688

                        CP       NALLEY, LOGAN, 2LT, 02067327

                           B      PALMER, CLEVELAND C., JR., 2LT, 02068114

                           N

                        FE       ROOS, JOHN A., CPL, 37327250

                        RG      SEWOCK, WALTER, CPL, 13115889

                        AG      MONTANYE, FORREST W., CPL, 31336518

                        SOURCE:       SO-1      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group  1/1/1945          Par.     9

 

45        1             P       LEPINSKI, FRANK L., 2LT, 0721129

                        CP       NETT, NORMAN J., 2LT, 0834481

                           B      VACARELLA, LEON J., 2LT, 02068239

                           N

                        FE       HENDRICKS, JOHN W., CPL, 37520324

                        RG      SCHENK, FRED W., CPL, 32773208

                        AG      HAMILTON, ARTHUR W., CPL, 13188343

                        SOURCE:       SO-3   Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945          Par.     1

 

44        9             P       LESMEISTER, RALPH H., 2LT, 0705722

                        CP       STARK, ALBERT O., 2LT, 0714368

                           B      POLLOCK, CARL B., 2LT, 0722606

                           N

                        FE       OLIPHANT, CLARE H., JR., CPL, 19194669

                        RG      STANTON, FRANK D., CPL, 39694012

                        AG      STEPHENSON, JOHN H., CPL 18241927

                        SOURCE:    SO-248     HQS AAF STA AAF-236        9/14/1944     Par.     1

                        Lt Lesmeister was shot down on 12/23/44 in 42-107597 and was last seen with both

                        wings blazing (softback history).  From the hardback history, it appears that his regular

                        crew was aboard, but none listed here is shown as a casualty in "Return of the

                        Marauder Men."

 

43                       P       LOESCH, LAWRENCE F., CAPT, 0420611

                        CP       METELSKY, PETER (NMI), 2LT, 0669769

                           B      ZIMMER, FRANCIS P., 0733249

                           N

                        FE       MERCER, GEORGE B., SGT, 31198026

                        RG      FORSTER, WILLIAM J., SGT, 33370371

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345     HQS AAB Godman Field, KY         12/24/1943      Par.     1

                        Capt Benjamin F. Schoenfeld, 0407125, a pilot, flew overseas with Capt Loesch in

                        42-95839.  Zimmer's name was supplied by someone at the 1996 reunion.  Someone

                        else listed Albert Arena as bombardier.  I do not know who Loesch's original bombardier

                        was.  Metelsky was first pilot qualified, as he is shown on the taxi sheet for Mission

                        #88.  Per OO-2, 391st BG, 02/06/45, by then Lt Col Loesch was lead qualified with Lt

                        Hesse (listed with Lt Hillier) as Bombardier and 1Lt Bernard C. Kinnan, 0807236, (not

                        otherwise identified) as Navigator.

 

44        4             P       LOWDER, OWEN H., 2LT, 0805505

                        CP       SPROULS, CLAYTON A., 2LT, 0753449

                           B      FISHER, STANLEY M., 2LT, 0741499

                           N

                        FE       SHAW, RALPH H., SSGT, 17122089

                        RG      DOWNS, ROBERT L., SSGT, 6830800

                        AG      CARBAUGH, DELBERT H., SGT, 39288385

                        SOURCE:    SO-98    AAF STA AAF-236                    4/10/1944     Par.     3

 

44        4             P       LOWE, WADE F., 2LT, 0805506

                        CP       GILLAM, EUGENE F., 2LT, 0816461

                           B      CALLAHAN, JOHN E., 2LT, 0694328

                           N

                        FE       PEEBLES, HAROLD W., SGT, 39550509

                        RG      FISHER, LEO W., SGT, 37506025

                        AG      UHRICH, HAROLD B., SSGT, 16013789

                        SOURCE:    SO-58    Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        5/27/1944     Par.     5

                        On 12/05/44, Lt Lowe crash landed in #42-107815 after running out of fuel.  Apparently,

                        only Lt Lowe was injured.

 

45        1             P       MARSH, ROBERT W., 2LT, 0720308

                        CP       PRATT, GEORGE L., 2LT, 0833575

                           B      PICINSKI, HENRY J., F/O, T131615

                           N

                        FE       SLONE, RICHMOND, CPL, 35869422

                        RG      SOMMES, FRANCIS M., CPL, 34802313

                        AG      HOERST, NORBERT F., CPL, 35804286

                        SOURCE:       SO-3      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945       Par.     1

 

43        2             P       MARTIN, ELMER D., 2LT, 0663059

                        CP       RICHARDSON, EDGAR R., JR., 2LT, 0735664

                           B      POGONOWSKI, EDWARD V., 2LT, 0732896

                           N

                        FE       FASONE, SAMUEL R., SSGT, 33118697

                        RG      KIMMERLE, FREDERICK G., SSGT, 13008272

                        AG      CANAVIT, FRANK L., SSGT, 36346313

                        SOURCE:    SO-60    Hqs, 391st Bomb Group, Myrtle Beach      5/29/1943        Par.

                        Per the source order, these individuals were killed, apparently in an aircraft accident.  I

                        have assumed the officers' crew positions, based upon the order in which they are listed.

                        The order lists the Summary Courts Officers, not all of whom are in the database, but I

                        have no way of knowing whether they were on crew status.

 

45        1             P       MARTIN, TED E., 2LT, 0720310

                        CP       SMITH, SEYMOUR, 2LT, 0834049

                           B      ROCHEFORT, WILLIAM H. F/O, T131618

                           N

                        FE       SPIEWAK, FRANK J., CPL, 36754293

                        RG      SILVERSTON, ROBERT L., CPL, 36557244

                        AG

                        SOURCE:       SO-3      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945       Par.     1

                        Lt Martin was shot down on 02/10/45 (42-107720); the softback history states that the

                        plane went down in flames.  F/O Rochefort and Cpl Silverston are buried in the

                        Netherlands Cemetery.

 

45        1             P       MARTORANI, MIGUEL A., 2LT, 0815193

                        CP       WISHARD, WILLIAM H., 2LT, 0833451

                           B      SAVONI, JOSEPH L., JR., F/O, T-128932

                           N

                        FE       WALSH, JAMES P., SGT, 36344025

                        RG      MONTOYA, JOHN F., CPL, 38352328

                        AG      KIRK, HOWARD F., JR., PVT, 34766912

                        SOURCE:    SO-318     HQS 3RD AF STG WG         11/13/1944   Par.     1

                        The referenced order was needed to connect the officers and enlisted men, because

                        SO-1, Hqs 391st BG, 1 Jan 45, does not positively connect them, but it does assign

                        Martorani to the 574th.

 

44        9             P       MATUS, PAUL M., 2LT, 0706223

                        CP       YOUNG, WILLIAM C., 2LT, 0822677

                           B      LUHMANN, GILBERT A., 2LT, 0718115

                           N

                        FE       RAIMONDE, PAUL, CPL, 32871884

                        RG      STOCK, JOHN J., CPL, 32733419

                        AG      STOECKEL, HARRY T., JR.,CPL, 19177318

                        SOURCE:       SO-220     HQS, Barksdale Field          8/7/1944       Par.     21

                        This crew, with changes noted below, was shot down on 12/23/44 in 43-34361.  From

                        the hardback history, it appears that Luhmann and Stock were not on this mission but

                        were replaced by 2Lt Earl E. Cline and TSgt William C. Swanson.  Sgts Raimonde and

                        Swanson are buried in the Henri-Chapelle Cemetery.

 

45        1             P       MCLAURIN, JAMES E., 2LT, 0578447

                        CP       BLANTON, JAMES K., JR., 2LT, 0667922

                           B      RUNNING, CLIFFORD J., F/O, T131619

                           N

                        FE       TARRETO, ALBERT, CPL, 33605165

                        RG      SMITH, DUNCAN R., CPL, 11071740

                        AG      MARTIN, HARRY L. F., CPL, 13169959

                        SOURCE:       SO-3      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group    1/9/1945         Par.     1

 

44        8             P       MICKELSON, CLARENCE E., 2LT, 0705037

                        CP       SMIDL, WARD C., 2LT, 0715820

                           B      MESSEL, KENNETH R., 2LT, 0712195

                           N

                        FE       WEIBKING, EUGENE E., CPL, 37609715

                        RG      TROUP, JAY S., CPL, 33489409

                        AG      BUCKLEY, ROBERT D., CPL, 17151527

                        SOURCE:    OO-101     NORTH ATL WG, Bangor Field      7/23/1944        Par.     3

                        Then 1Lt Mickelson was shot down on 12/23/44 in 43-34309.  From the hardback

                        history, one could infer that his crew that day was as above plus Lt Col Donald K.

                        Brandon and 2Lt John R. Peters.  Lt Mickelson, Col Brandon, and then SSgt Buckley

                        are buried in the Lorraine Cemetery.  Mickelson's airplane for the flight over was

                        42-34348.

 

45        1             P       MOZIAN, JACK, 2LT, 0720325

                        CP       SWAIN, HUGH B., 2LT, 0828637

                           B      STEVENS, WILLIAM E., F/O, T131627

                           N

                        FE       WARDLOW, LAWRENCE T., CPL, 35871880

                        RG      STRATMAN, JEROME V., CPL, 37478404

                        AG      MONTGOMERY, VICTOR, CPL, 16160756

                        SOURCE:       SO-3      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945       Par.     1

                        On 03/03/45, Lt Mozian crashed on takeoff, wrecking 44-67890.

 

44        4             P       NEWCOMER, HENRY C., MAJ, 021770

                        CP       PENNEY, EDGAR L., JR., 2LT, ?0672167

                           B      PRESSNALL, LEONARD D., 2LT, 0664814

                           N

                        FE       CAMPBELL, FREDERICK L., SSGT, 33362523

                        RG      PALAGI, ROLAND (NMI), TSGT, 19010728

                        AG      BAK, STEPHEN J., SGT, 12098826

                        SOURCE:    SO-98    AAF STA AAF-236                    4/10/1944     Par.     3

                        The tail number of the aircraft ferried over (42-107632) comes from SO-37, Hqs 3rd AF

                        Staging Wing, Hunter Field, 02/06/44.

 

44        4             P       NEWMAN, RICHARD A., 2LT, 0683759

                        CP       ENZOR, SIMEON T., 2LT, 0814671

                           B      FUHRMAN, NORBERT G., 2LT, 0741502

                           N

                        FE       REEVES, JAMES P., SGT, 34687665

                        RG      HALL, ALBERT A., SGT, 39555604

                        AG      KANTHACK, EDWARD J., SGT, 17036612

                        SOURCE:    SO-58    Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        5/27/1944     Par.     5

                        Someone at the 1996 reunion noted that Hall was replaced by John E. Tymczak on the

                        14th mission.

 

45        1             P       PORTER, HARRY E., 2LT, 0720362

                        CP       WHARTON, JOHN O., 2LT, 0718814

                           B      WALTERS, THOMAS F., F/O, T131636

                           N

                        FE       FELDMAN, MARVIN, PVT, 32979204

                        RG      VARGO, RAYMOND M., CPL, 38496738

                        AG      PANOSIAN, GEORGE, CPL, 36581408

                        SOURCE:       SO-3      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945       Par.     1

 

44        9             P       PROCTOR, ROLLIN M., 2LT, 0687208

                        CP       BERGLUND, HOWARD A., 2LT, 0822627

                           B      EWICK, HARLAN, F/O, T187376

                           N

                        FE       DEJA, THOMAS L., SSGT, 19059151

                        RG      CHALMERS, DONALD M., SGT, 37338092

                        AG      CA??AMO, RAPHAEL S., CPL, 39121002

                        SOURCE:    SO-241     AAF STA AAF-236                 9/6/1944       Par.     2

                        Two letters of the Armorer Gunner's name are unreadable on my copy of the referenced

                        order.  Per softback history, Lt Proctor landed in 43-34177 on 02/23/45 at A-78 with a

                        fuel leak.  While waiting to be towed off runway, was hit by a P-47, totalling both aircraft.

 

45        1             P       RICHMOND, MANLEY O., MAJ, 0401055

                        CP       BOOTH, JOHN N., JR., 2LT, 0721025

                           B      LANDRY, NORMAN J., F/O, T-133101

                           N

                        FE       GEISLAR, GEORGE G., CPL, 17011803

                        RG      HIEBERT, ALBERT H., CPL, 39293553

                        AG      PRITT, BURL E., CPL, 35771390

                        SOURCE:    SO-318     HQS Lake Charles AAF         11/13/1944   Par.     1

                        Maj Richmond and SSgt John K. Gross, 37316654, (on whom I have no other

                        information) are listed in "Return..." as having died on 17 Aug 45 and are buried in the

                        Rhone Cemetery.  Clyde Kirkbride advises that they crashed into the Mediterranean on

                        the first leg of their flight home and that there were no survivors.  No other casualties are

                        listed in "Return...", however.  They must have been in an A-26, as one would expect that

                        a B-26 ferry crew would have included a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer, and

                        radio operator.  391st SO-23 also contains this crew listing.

 

44        7             P       RYAN, BERTRAM L., JR., 2LT, 0689361

                        CP       MCLEAN, ROBERT E., F/O, T61545

                           B      ROUSE, ALLEN V., 2LT, 0761256

                           N

                        FE       SCHIFFNER, EDWARD C., SGT, 32760481

                        RG      WEIAND, HAROLD W., SGT, 35678760

                        AG      FETTERS, WENDELL A., CPL, 37657139

                        SOURCE:    SO-95    Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        7/29/1944     Par.     4

                        Per the softback history, Lt Ryan dropped out of formation on 12/23/44 in 42-96818

                        (Lady Chance) because of left engine damage from fighters.  From the hardback history,

                        it appears that his crew that day, in addition to himself and Lt Rouse, were 2Lt Claude

                        Letzring, SSgt Thomas Netecke, Sgt Milton L. Dean, Jr., and Sgt Clinton B. Trapp. 

                        Sgts Dean and Netecke are buried in the Lorraine Cemetery.  Schiffner, Weiand, and

                        Fetters flew that day with Lt Haynes.

 

43        1             P       SALMON, DELBERT J., 1LT, 0663098

                        CP       HOLLIS, WILLIAM N., 1LT, 0731585

                           B

                           N      KINZER, CARL W., 2LT, 0669059

                        FE       KROMM, DELBERT C., SSGT, 16038746

                        RG      PETERSON, DOUGLAS L., SSGT, 32347183

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345  HQS AAB Godman Field, KY   12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        Capt (by then) Salmon became the Squadron Operations Officer after the Ahrweiler

                        mission.  The flight over was in 42-95833, Zombie.  Hollis is shown as a first pilot on the

                        Mission #4 taxi sheet.

 

45        3             P       SANDERS, ROBERT P., 1LT, 0795490

                        CP

                           B

                           N

                        FE       HUDASKI, JOHN, CPL, 36597012

                        RG

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-41    Hqs, 391st Bomb Group        3/14/1945     Par.     2

                        43-22643 was an A-26 aircraft.

 

44        9             P       SHERWOOD, NORMAN W., 2LT, 0813962

                        CP       MACKULICS, MICHAEL P., FO, T125279

                           B      SCHWARZ, EMIL L., 2LT, 0760001

                           N

                        FE       MILASHOSKI, RAPHAEL K., CPL, 16074877

                        RG      WIDNER, JAMES R., CPL, 15080706

                        AG      RUSSELL, ROBERT E., SSGT, 19098834

                        SOURCE:    SO-121     Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     9/13/1944     Par.     10

                        Sherwood states that Reid became his RG in the 391st, but he cannot remember his first

                        name.

 

43                       P       SHOFNER, JAMES F., 1LT, 0662682

                        CP       RUGG, EARL J., 2LT, 0757291

                           B      SIVAK, STEVEN J., LT, 0669130

                           N      FLAKE, THOMAS J., JR., 1LT, 0791808

                        FE       MILLER, LESLIE R., SSGT, 33180010

                        RG      HOLDRIDGE, FRANCIS J., SSGT, 32287062

                        AG      WILSON, PAUL J., SGT, 31013843

                        SOURCE:    SO-345     Godman Field, KY                  12/24/1943   Par.     1

                        Lt Shofner was a flight leader.  On 05/27/44 flak knocked out the right engine

                        (42-95827); control maintained.  The hardback history lists the mission crew as 2Lt

                        Bernard (NMI) Davidson, CP; 1Lt Stephen J. Sivak, N; and Sgt Paul J. Wilson, AG

                        (of Bush’s crew and also listed there) in addition to Shofner, Miller and Holdridge. 

                        I infer that Flake was not on this mission with this crew.  The softback history states

                        that there were four survivors; Dave Garnham advises that Davidson and Wilson were

                        killed.  At some point, Flake was assigned to Aldous's crew.  Lt Rugg was killed on

                        7 Aug 44 and is buried in the Normandy Cemetery.  In SO-127, Hqs 391st BG, 9/1/43,

                        Miller's serial number is given as 35180010.  Shofner flew over in 42-95800.  Both Flake

                        and Holdridge are shown also with Aldous.

 

45        1             P       SPEARS, RALPH T., 1LT, 0687641

                        CP       BLANCHARD, GERALD M., F/O, T-65508

                           B      STRAUSS, BERTRAND M., 2LT, 02068060

                           N

                        FE       FAYLE, CLIFFORD H., SGT, 11038008

                        RG      BLACK, JOHN O., SGT, 39535757

                        AG      CAMPBELL, WILLIAM W., JR., CPL, 39233409

                        SOURCE:    SO-318     HQS 3RD AF STG WG         11/13/1944   Par.     1

 

43                       P       STANFIELD, LLOYD B., 1LT, 0668154

                        CP       LUCY, DUANE V., 2LT, 0795787

                           B

                           N

                        FE       LELOKAS, JOHN B., SGT, 13056556

                        RG      HAWKES, MAX E., SGT, 36554440

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345     HQS AAB Godman Field, KY         12/24/1943      Par.     1

                        According to the referenced order, a second radio-gunner flew overseas with this crew;

                        Brightman, Bernard (NMI), 12039047.   From OO-28, Hqs Sta #11, Caribbean Wing

                        ATC, Morrison Field, 5 Jan 44, Talton is shown as co-pilot.  The flight over was in

                        42-95840, Sam Cran.  A list of accidents shows this aircraft as crash landing on

                        05/28/44 and becoming Cat E, but a pilot's name is not given.

 

44        9             P       STEVENSON, WILBUR P., 2LT, 0704857

                        CP       KOLLAR, JOHN J., F/O, T125313

                           B      LEE, LEONARD F., 2LT, 0712178

                           N

                        FE       STRUWE, NEEL L., SSGT, 38456954

                        RG      WALSTROM ARTHUR C., SGT, 19139693

                        AG      VERDEAL, LOUIS J., SSGT, 37701849

                        SOURCE:    SO-241     AAF STA AAF-236                 9/6/1944       Par.     2

                        Lt Stevenson was shot down on 12/23/44 (42-95838). His bombardier on this mission

                        was Emil L. Schwarz, 2Lt, 0760001.  Louis Verdeal sent a listing of missing crews on

                        the Ahrweiler mission; he advises that Lt Stevenson went down with the plane in order to

                        give his crew time to bail out and that Col Hugh Walker is trying to obtain the

                        posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to him.  Per "Return of the Marauder Men,"

                        Lt Stevenson is buried in the Ardennes Cemetery.

 

44                       P       TALTON, JOHN R., 1LT, 0795859

                        CP       SALDEN, VERN E., 1LT, 0757294

                           B      PELLISIER, ERNEST J., TSGT,

                           N

                        FE       ZOBEL, CARL J., JR., SGT,

                        RG      FOWLER, JESSE (NMI), SGT,

                        AG      SHULER, MELVIN C., JR., SGT,

                        SOURCE:       Par.

                        Per the softback history, Lt Talton crashed on takeoff on 10/05/44 in 42-95873.  All were

                        killed.  The other names come from the hardback history (serial numbers were not

                        given), and their crew positions are assumed from the order listed.  While I do not like to

                        make such assumptions, doing this gets the individuals' names into the database so

                        that they can be searched for.  Of the above, only Sgt Zobel is buried in Europe, in the

                        Epinal Cemetery, although Sgt Shuler is listed in "Return of the Marauder Men" on the

                        Wall of the Missing, but his date of  death is given as 08/25/44, which does not agree

                        with the date of this crash.  Talton flew over as a passenger with Hanish of the 575th,

                        per SO-345, Hqs AAB, Godman Field, dated 12/24/43.

 

45        1             P       WARRINGTON, CHARLES W., JR. 2LT, 0714791

                        CP       JASTREMSKI, EDWARD C., 2LT, 0831711

                           B      RANSOM, WILLIAM V., F/O, T128665

                           N

                        FE       ELLIOTT, ANDREW J., CPL, 38470641

                        RG      WILLIAMS, ROBERT P., CPL, 34801536

                        AG      KUTO, GEORGE R., CPL, 36763247

                        SOURCE:       SO-3      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945       Par.     1

                        Lt Warrington's plane, 44-67914, was hit by flak on 01/25/45 and burst into flames during

                        second run on target.  F/O Ransom and Cpl Williams are buried in the Netherlands

 

44        4             P       WATSON, FAYDEN D., 2LT, 0684919

                        CP       UTKE, CHESTER H., 2LT, 0757341

                           B      LESTER, ROBERT W., 2LT, 0681863

                           N

                        FE       CAMPBELL, HARRY M., SSGT, 13153106

                        RG      LUDWIG, CHARLES J., SGT, 33369719

                        AG      COLE, RAYMOND D., SGT, 6545661

                        SOURCE:    SO-98       AAF STA AAF-236                 4/10/1944     Par.     3

 

43                       P       WOLFE, WILLIAM W., 2LT, 0538877

                        CP       THREADGILL, ROBERT V., 2LT, 0693907

                           B

                           N

                        FE       BOOTH, LOOIE G., SSGT, 39231832

                        RG      GRAY, JOHN C., TSGT, 16063406

                        AG

                        SOURCE:    SO-345     HQS AAB Godman Field, KY         12/24/1943      Par.     1

                        Crash landed at New Romney on 03/18/44 in 42-95837, the same airplane as flown over.

 

45        1             P       YOUNG, RALPH C., 2LT, 0715921

                        CP       MOONEN, DONALD F., 2LT, 02062019

                           B      SOPACY, STEVE J., 2LT, 0927925

                           N

                        FE       HARTMANN, FREDERICK M., CPL, 32886565

                        RG      ZRELOCK, JOSEPH, CPL, 33602220

                        AG      PRICE, WILLIS W., CPL, 18163365

                        SOURCE:       SO-3      Hqs, 391st Bomb Group     1/9/1945       Par.     1