MISSION NO. 195

MUNICH, GERMANY

25 FEBRUARY, 1945

The marshalling yards at Munich were the target. The Group comprised the 94th A Combat Group with Lt. Col. Watson as Air Commander.

The Group was below briefed altitude throughout the route over England because of weather. Deviations to left and right of course were necessary in order to make the first Control Point on time. Combat Wing assembly was not completed until this point because the 35 1st Bomb Group had climbed above the 457th Group's altitude.

The Group was on course, and in proper position in Division formation. Division assembly line was flown as briefed. Route over the Continent was uneventful. Minor deviations in course were necessary in order to remain in formation. The IF was reached on course.

A visual run was made on the primary target, with each squadron lead aircraft performing its own sighting operation. Cloud coverage was nil with good visibility. The lead squadron identified the MPI about twenty miles from the BRL. Bombs hung up in the lead craft, finally releasing four or five seconds after the salvo switch was thrown. The low squadron bombardier identified the MPI seven miles from the target and a manual run was made. The high squadron identified the MPI about two minutes before the BRI, but experienced some difficulty when the pilot was hit by flak and the ship veered sharply just before bombs away. The run was made on AFCE (Automatic Flight Control Equipment) by both the lead and high squadrons. All squadrons were hindered in the sighting operation by antiaircraft fire. Bombs were dropped from 25,000 feet. Bombing results were fair.

Flak was intense and accurate with twenty-six bombers Sustaining damage. One crew member of Lt John C. Lindholm's crew, Sgt Robert V. Grunhurd, was killed in action.

CREW LOADING LIST

February 25th, 1945

Mission No 195  Target: Munich, Germany

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Nathaniel J. Beam, Jr
Arnold L. Rosenblatt
Richard J. Rementeria
Felecisimo Basuil
Harry G.Vaal
Jay W. Grider
Albert P. Cristofaro
Walter H. Kleinfelter
Franklin P. Tedder 
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William T. Robertson
Leroy H. R. Olson?
Lionel J. Cuseln?
Robert E. Mattox?
Herbert A. Dolph
Frank Pearman
Louis A. Dahle
George D. Croslett?
Stanley Szyerlehsky
William G. Litigot?
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Galileo F. Bossio
Warren W. Nixon
Harold H. Reynolds
John V. Brennan
Julian S. Smith
Edward J. Zeitz
Cleon R. Roy
Walter L. Laddusaw

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Charles C. Schobert
William L. Gibbons
Jame E. Tolbert
Fayette Dennison, Jr
lHobart W. Merritt
William B. Wilson
James F. Casey
Walter l. Smith
Norman W. Castle
Raymond J. Helble
Harry C. Thortsen

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  A/C # 606 A/C # 157
A/C # 551
A/C # 582
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Albert B. Gross
William P. O'Connor
Robert J. Jacobson
Frank R. Humphries
Tommy M. Pruitt
James N. Gray
Harris Hubert
Robert O. Newell
William D. Oden
Ralph Frackman
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Edward G. Maxey, Jr.
John W. Martin
Ashton B. Green Jr.
Patrick A. Walls
Gerald Zelikofsky
Reginald W. Burton
Gerald E. Cook
Allen A. Sharpe
Harvey G. Ray
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Robert L. Fortner
Gordon W. Dykes
Joseph A. Skiera
John R. Middlebrooks
Alan Morton
Anthony Colin
Harry A. Sempf
Robert L. Fischer
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Gerald M. Russell
Carrol R. Wissmiller
Julius G. Uhrlaub
John F. Kelsey
Bernard B. Matz
Maurice L. D'Agotino
Thomas O. Lowry
C. A. Rogers
Vernon G. Whatley

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David S. Kahne
John I. Butterly
John E. Dubina
Daniel Cadens, Jr.
Albert F. Jenkins
Richard C. Clements
Arthur J. Christensen
Junior D. Brooks
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David L. Omelich
Donald D. Beck
Orin C. Cerergren
John M. Tabak
Bernard Stutman
Robert L. Foley
Carl F. Hanneken
Benjamin F. Ivey
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Willmore Fluman
Jack O. McMillen
Harry M. Kennedy
Alvin C. Farrar
Lawrence J. Gallagher
Willard F. Beason
Billy E. DeBerry
Robert J. Gantz
John M. Gayden
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Eugene C. Ricker
Jack Gunn?
Anthony D. Paruta
Pete A. Antonella
Murray L. Cooper
William C, Lundy
Abe Venick
John K. McKinney
Howard H. Jacobson

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Donald G. Sellon
Albert F. Czarnowsky
George H. Haby, Jr.
Robert E. Gee
Jacob L. Finnerty
James T. Means
Charles F. Brown
Walter L. Buck

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Jack S. Eshe
Francis G. Spillane
Irving Feitel
George A. Taylor
Frank J. Pekar
Ivan L. Mathews, Jr.
George T. Zielinski
Simon Pomerantz
Hilary A. Turley
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George J. Grau
Philip A. DuPont
Ray F. Hawkins, Jr
Theodore R. Cowsert
Anthony S. Giacobbi
James R. Westbrook
Virgil Hill
Charles W. Smith
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Joseph Taylor
Craig K. Winters
Roy E. Truba
John T. Miller
Louis E. Domato
Harvey G. Henkel
Luther H. Smith
John H. Taylor

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Andrew G. Anderson
Donald E. Sherman
Anthony J. Bradisse
Werner L. Bernau
Theodore R. Rose
Lawrence M. Charlesworth
William F. Rykert
Peter P. Kopas
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Claude H. Hubbard
Cedil Lohn
Benton Rosenberg
William J. Gasson
Joseph F. Garney
George H. Coughlin
Virgil L. Ekstrand
Fred G. Cope?
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Lawren ce D. Wilde
Erwin Salnick
Robert F. Altmaier
Victor C. Johanson
Frank D. Russo
Louis A. Qualls
John Simmen
James Valenti
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Patrick H. Wallace
Howard W. Demotts
Robert F. Nicholson
Henry Freidrich
Wallace T. Powell
Harmon A. Smith
David Barclay
Carl A. Johnson

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George L. Hottle, Jr
Emile N. Racine
David W. Ellis
George Zucker
Roger R. Holden
James T. Bell, Jr
Arthur E. Baker
William J. Dufford
Francis C. Cupp
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Edward G. Palm
Thomas J. Heter
Sidney Abraham
Gordon L. Witt
Philip H. Snyder, jr
Robert K. Butler
Frankie D. Stout
Henry R. Koziol
Joseph Carroll
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John R. Godwin
Kenneth W. Morrow
Robert F. Kellow
Hollis C. Huddleston
Andrew J. McCormick
George Kakeh
Vincent C. Liguori
Paul J. Bernstel
Frank J. Clark
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Noel K. Robinson
Donald D. Nielsen
William A. Moore
Edward F. Morgan
Preston C. Grimm
James Q. Woodard
Louis H. Rickert
Bernard P. Wrobleski
Bernard F. Swain

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George K. Parker
Albert D. Barr
Theodore P. Panneatos
Daniel Friedman
Robert V. Grunhurd
Baron E. Miller
Edwin Levine
Robert R. Tanney
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Jesse E. Castanias
Myrton P. Barry
Jack Lorber
Stephen T. Cowell
Martin Norsic, Jr
Stanley F. Bendzynski
William F. Waters
Cletus R. Newman
Michael Denitti
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Joseph B. Maguire
Robert D. McMorrow
Jackson Taylor
Harry M. Hughes
Houston H. LaCombe
Oliver J. Swischer
Rudolph W. Schroer
Horace K. Richardson
Richard J. Kaminski
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Sherrill R. Williams
Earl R. Downey
Benjamin J. Bushey
Ray G. Wilcox
Ralph W. Smith
Eugene P. Bussard
Harold T. Rahbe
Harold d. Crosby
Burhard A. Klimoski

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Cecil C. Harris
John T. Freese
Clifford N. Cunningham
Herbert K. Clark, Sr
Earl R. Kenyon, Jr
Frederick A. McDuffie
Harold E. Buhrow
Joe E. Floerike
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Francis J. Patry
Paul R. Kelly
Thomas H. Reed
Everett R. Watson
Alrfed R. Jones.
Floyd R. Lashmit
Francis X. Demarzio
Jerome Shapiro
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Roy H. Kirk
John Medwin
Arvo J. Kajander
Valentine W. Stype
Edward A. Grover
Rocco V. Montagno
Harold W. Logsdon
Willard Krueger
Alexander E. McDougall
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Donn W. Leedham
Girvan Peck
Warren L. Holbrook
John G. Mackie
Chester C. Urbanik
Ashmun J. Ripley
William H. Stern
Walter H. Wessels
Dale W. Lee

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Thomas J. Cronin
Edward J. Strzyzewski
Walter H. Carter
Archie F. Cole
Byrne J. Ranney
John W. Rockefeller
Gerald P. Uzdavinis
Edward W. Blucker
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Joseph B. Watkins
Arthur K. Fitch
Rex A. Stevens
Harry E. Graham
Horace M. Meyster?
Robert Bonazza
Benjamin F. Parris
Dennis L. Phelps
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Eugene F. Howard
Robert D. Beltz
John S. King
Thomas D. McCormick
Lee R. Groman
Donald S. Moore
Frank C. Tucker
Hiram E. Morrow
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Lyle E. Keran
Wallace Reed
Raymond D. VanWagner
Warren H. Parmeter
Orville D. Clark
George N. Radakovich
R. B. Kelly
Santos V. Maira
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Edwin I. Persons, Jr.
Rudolph Haumann
Thomas E. Madigan
Blair Arsenault, Jr
William N. Wagner
Ralph S. Ingraham
Garland L. Frost
Kenneth L. Haseltine
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Clifton R. Smith
Melvin K. Stoner
Robert F. Olwick
Emil T. Pavlus
Albert J. Yost
James A. Conklin
Elton A. Clodfelter
Charles T. Root
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John C. Moore
Merton D. Pittman
Frank J. Mairo
Bernard V. Roczko
Harry Miller
Walter R. Sprankle
Charles G. McCaffrey
Eldon L. Sutherland
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Edwin S. Jackson
Swen A. Christensen
Norman Roe
John J. Pickett
Harold B. Anthony
Boris W. Petcoff
Harry R. Roeder
Harry W. Kroll
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