MISSION NO. 208

SWINEMUNDE, GERMANY

12 MARCH, 1945

The port at the seaside City of Swinemunde was the primary target. It was reported that the battleship, the Admiral Scheer, a destroyer and many smaller vessels were in the main channel and the harbor. It was also reported it was being used as an evacuation port from Russia and Norway, hence traffic was heavy. The port entrance is located at the entrance of the Swine River on the Baltic Sea and is 40 miles from Stettin.

The 457th comprised the 94th A Combat Wing with Major Spencer as Air Commander.

The Group assembled and joined in Wing formation with little difficulty. Route over England was flown north of course in trail of the Wing Leader.

The Group was in proper position in Division formation and Division assembly line was flown approximately as briefed, but the Group kept drifting right of course in the Division column. Over the North Sea, the Division column executed a 90 degree turn in order to get behind the 3rd Division, which was to the left of the formation. After crossing the Danish coast, it was necessary to execute two double drifts to avoid over running the preceding groups. As a result, the Group was approximately twenty miles north of the briefed IP.

Cloud coverage at the target area was ten tenths. Bombing was done by PFF equipment. Each individual squadron performed its own sighting operation. No difficulties were encountered. Bombing results were not observed because of the undercast.

Flak was light and no craft sustained damage.

CREW LOADING LIST

March 12th, 1945

Mission No 208  Target: Swinemunde, Germany

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  748th Squadron 749th Squadron 750th Squadron 751th Squadron
  A/C #  152 A/C #  024 A/C #  863 A/C #  603
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Capt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Lon A. McCauley, Jr.
Thomas E. Brines
Donald R. Sherman
Harry J. Campbell
Felecisimo Basuil
Henry L. Bartnowski
Gernard J. Carroll
Wilmer G. Boykin
Frederick F. Parlin
G. B. Gaster
Lt
Capt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Russel A. Nowling
Wade E. Knudson
Elmer L. Mankin
Lawrence D. Rogers
Dale F. Baldwin
Stephen Skulec
John M. Handler
Theodore F. Steel
Donald F. Rhone 

Lt
F/O
F/O
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
 James R. Holden
Vaden S. Pitts
John S. LeVar
Leo J. Kleinpeter
Leo I. McCombs
Paul A. Esvanko
Lila B. Bradley
Bertram G. Johnson
Jackson R. Campbell
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Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Edward J. Clark
Harry R. Horn
Floyd A. Crispin
Charles F. Gavin Jr
Glenn S. Gruver
George E. Dainty
Gene R. Foss
Frederick C. Rex
George N. Pollock
 

  A/C #  509 A/C #  540 A/C #  551 A/C #  382
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Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
John C. Lindholm
George K. Parker
Albert D. Barr
Ted D Panneatos
Abraham Choc
Daniel Friedman
William M. Thacker
Baron E. Miller
Edwin Levine
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Jonathan M. Herbold
Edward G. Maxey, Jr.
John W. Martin
Patrick A. Walls
George R. Schuller
Gerald E. Cook
John J. Sweeney
Stanley P. Szydlowski
Harvey G. Ray
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
James H. Latimer
Jack O. McMillen
Swen A. Christensen
Norman Roe
Ramsey E. Hale
John J. Pickett
Harry E. Roeder
Harold B. Anthony
boris W. Petcoff
 
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Charles E. Birdseye
Patrick H. Wallace
Richard E. Beck
Robert F. Nicholson
Henry Freidrich
Wallace T. Powell
Harmon A. Smith
Carl A. Johnson
David Barclay
 

  A/C #  902 A/C #  594 A/C #   854 A/C #  301
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cp
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b
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ro
bt
lwg
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Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Elmer E. Witten
John K. Wales
George R. Nichols
Francis G. Mauro
John D. Williams
Junior D. Brooks
William A. Gearhart
Floyd A. Monroe
Robert R. Tangney

Lt
Lt
Lt
F/O
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Robert E. Gemmill
John C. Moore
Merton D. Pittman
Frank J. Mauro
Bernard V. Ruxzko
Harry Miller
Walter R. Sprankle
Charles G. McCaaffery
Eldon L. Sutherland
Hilary J. Turley
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Carl P. Sundbaum
Galileo F. Bossio
Warren W. Nixon
Harold H. Reynolds
John V. Brennan
Julian S. Smith
Edward J. Zeitz
Brooks H. Estes
Stephen T. Esterholdt
 
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Noel K. Robinson
Donald D. Nielsen
William A. Moore
Harley E. Barrett
Preston C. Grimm
James Q. Woodard
Bernard P. Wrobleski
Louis H. Rickert
Leo A. Steele


  A/C #  394 A/C #  204 A/C #  535 A/C #  749
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bt
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Lt
F/O
F/O
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Lester G. Radcliff
Andrew G. Anderson
Ben DeMattia
Werner L. Bernau
Theodore R. Rose
Lawrence M. Charlesworth
Peter P. Kopas
William F. Rykert
Anthony J. Bradisse
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Norman L. Stevens
Donald R. Sweetman
Everett Stainaker
Kenneth N. Wall
Harold E. Graham
Wallace H. Davis
Danny R. Taylor
William Greenberg
Dewey L. Smith Jr.

Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
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Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Frank R. Guca
Clifton R. Smith
Melvin K. Stoner
Robert F. Olwick
Emil T. Pavlus
Albert J. Yost
Rudolph W. Yost
Elton A. Clodfelter
Charles T. Root
 
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
George W. Bobbitt
Howard T. Hampton
Eugene L. Walker
A. W. Bell
John Sing
Leland M. Ford
Paul M. Zalusky
Young W. Rainer
Adrian S. Pennington
Howard A. Dimpsey

  A/C #  203 A/C #  831 A/C #  707 A/C #  698
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Lt
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Sgt
Sgt
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Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Marion K. Burk
Cecil C. Harris
John T. Freese
Herbert K. Clark, Sr
Joe E. Floerke
Frederick A. McDuffie
Harold E. Buhrow
Clifford N. Cunningham
Earl R. Kenyon, Jr
Joe E. Floerke
F/O
F/O
F/O
F/O
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Charles Scarpaci
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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Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Edward C. Foulke
George D. McCurry
Wayne W. Hanley
John J. Kearney
Daniel A. Doherty
Anthony S. Giacobbi
Harold N. Saxby
James G. Ransdell
Hilliard B. Maples

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F/O
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Vernon L. Terrill
Lawrende L. Jackson
Earle P. McGraw
Gordon L. Witt
Charles L. Rockwell
Frank Alderete III
John W. Pick, Jr
Charles R. Ward
Edward L. Wilson
 

  A/C #  606 A/C #  574 A/C #  765 A/C #  240
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n
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bt
lwg
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Lt
Lt
F/O
F/O
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Benny J. Bigley
Nathaniel J. Beam
Rudolph G. Warner III
Charles P. Keith
James W. Ford
Delbert S. Schwab
Floyd N. Henderson Jr.
Robert E. Hall
Leo B. Lawler

Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Thomas J. Heter
Dale E. Harrison
Bernard Liss
William Cooney
Philip H. Snyder
Robert K. Butler
Donald M. Satra
Henry R. Koziol
Joseph Carroll
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Harlan Buettner
George J. Grau
Philip A. DuPont
Ray F. Hawkins
Theodore R. Cowsert
Alan Morton
James R. Westbrook
John J. Tuzi
Robert F. Seastrand
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Donald E. Miller
Edward R. renfro
Richard E. Anderson
Pete A. Antonella
Charles Calcaterra
Dencil C. Adams
Frank P. Trom
John K. McKinney
Howard H. Jacobson 

  A/C #  826 A/C #  200 A/C #  694 A/C #  582
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tt
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bt
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tg
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Glenn P. Harris
Stephen Polivchak
Warren J. Whitman
Earles J. Laur
George L. Hart
Abel M. Chacon
Donald W. Young
Robert G. Anderson
John V. Papaj
Lt
F/O
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Kenneth D. Woods
Joseph B. Watkins
Arthur K. Fitch
Rex A. Stevens
Harry E. Graham
Horace N. Seyster
Robert Bonazza
Benjamin F. Parris
Dennis L. Phelps
F/O
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
James M. Graves
Thomas W. Prior
Ralph W. Eichenberger
Kenneth R. Vann
William R. Biggie
Clyde C. Patterson
Joseph A. Jakacki
Raymond C. Blackson
Richard J. Kaminski
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Homer P. Mallory
August F. Spies
John F. Gain
Ray G. Wilcox
Edward F. Peters
Joseph Kirwan
Harold R. Rahbe
Harry D. Help
Robert F. Forgit 

  A/C #  785 A/C #  087 A/C #  195 A/C #
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ro
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Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
George H. Greer
Thomas J. Cronin
Edward J. Strzyzewski
Walter H. Carter
Archie F. Cole
Byrne J. Ranney
John W. Rockefeller
Gerald T. Uzdavinis
Roy E. Goldman

Lt
F/O
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Joseph J. Naff
Claude H. Hubbard
Cedil Lohn
John F. Brown
William J. Gasson
Joseph F. Garney
George H. Coughlin
Virgil L. Ekstrand
Fred C. Cope
Lt
Lt
F/O
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Kent H. Brittle
Arthur E. Anderson, Jr
George Crofford, Jr
Joseph J. Gurtis
Richard A. Dodds
Julius O. Beltzer
Charles E. Gallagher
Gerald W. Hungate
Robert T. Kincaid
Robert P.l Kimmell 
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
 

  A/C #  101 A/C #  832 A/C #  934 A/C #
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tg
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Donald L. Snow
Glenn R. Sewell
Eldon E. Smith
Robert L. Todd
Richard C. Grace
Fate W. Jones
Joseph E. Adams
John A. Corbett, Jr
Evert B. Heins

Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
John W. Schwikert
William S. Winter
Reuben O. Everett
Hugh Burton
Irving S. Brod
Emilio D. Bingini
Douglas R. Barron
Rayford L. Brooks
James C. Taber
Jack E. Arnold
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Kenneth E. Kentner
Jacob Kosman
Orion C. Brower
Sam Radak
Lewis J. Crain
Charles R. Haynes
Virgil W. Terral
Wayne S. Richman
Myron S. Spahr
 
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
 


  A/C #  164 A/C # A/C # A/C #
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Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
George L. Hottle, Jr
Emile N. Racine
David W. Ellis
Frank R. Humphries
Roger R. Holden
James T. Bell, Jr
Francis C. Cupp
William J. Dufford
Ralph V. Mitchell 
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt

Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
  Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
 

  A/C #  219 A/C # A/C # A/C #
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Lt
Maj
Lt
Lt
Capt
Capt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Frederick G. Smithson
Fred A. Spencer
William J. Meng
James R. Guyot
Oscar B. Stauff
Kenneth B. Taylor
Jay W. Grider
R. N. Pinckney
John V. Lawton
Murry V. Jett
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
  Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
  Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
 

  A/C #  706 A/C # A/C # A/C #
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cp
n
b
tt
ro
bt
lwg
tg
Lt
F/O
F/O
Lt
Capt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Victor F. Pfendler
Max M. Felder
Arnold L. Rosenblatt
Francis F. Jasinski
Charles R. Musgrove
Normand R. Menard
Robert W. Edwards
Sam E. Dike
Ralph D. Ice
 
Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
  Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
  Lt
Lt
Lt
Lt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
Sgt
 

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