MISSION NO. 221

BREMEN, GERMANY

30 MARCH, 1945

Similar to the day before, the Group this day made its final mission to "Little B", again bombing the port area. The assigned targets were the submarine and ship building yards. The Group comprised the 94th's A Combat Wing with Lt. Col. Peresich as Air Commander.

The 457th did not assemble in Wing formation, but proceeded directly to the first Control Point in order to gain time. About five minutes prior to the Control Point, the Group came upon a thick layer of clouds and haze. Being unable to get above or around the cloud layer, the Group had no choice other than to fly through it in an attempt to assemble with the Division.

The Group continued in the cloud layer and it was decided to continue on the same heading until all aircraft broke out in the clear and were able to reassemble. Consequently, Division assembly line was not flown as briefed, because the Group did not break out of the clouds and reassemble until approximately 40 miles left of course. After reassembling, the Group turned right and joined Division formation at the tail end of the column, at the Dutch coast.

Route from the Dutch coast to the IP was flown on course. The formation was last in the Division line, for the reasons mentioned above.

Bombing was done in Group formation, by means of a combination PFF/VisuaI assist. Cloud coverage was five to seven tenths. Bombs were dropped from 24,500 feet and results were observed to be very good, with several direct hits.

Bremen maintained its reputation and provided moderate and accurate antiaircraft fire. Twelve planes sustained damage.

CREW LOADING LIST

March 30th, 1945

Mission No 221  Target: Bremen, Germany

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  748th Squadron 749th Squadron 750th Squadron 751th Squadron
  A/C #  557 A/C #  157 A/C #  152 A/C #  unknown
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Donald L. Snow
Frederick G. Smithson
Harry J. Campbell
Harry G. Vaal
Bartello Rizzo
Richard C. Grace
Fate W. Jones
Joseph E. Adams
John A. Corbett, Jr
Evert B. Heins
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Robert H. Reed
Edward M. Monasterio
William D. Bird
Charles K. Major
Robert J. Viles
Joseph M. Hamilton
Kenneth J. Kuchler
Peter P. Angott
John G. McCulough

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Harold A. Schuler
Eugene A. Peresich
Alesis P. Umoff
Robin W. Forbes
William T. Wilborn
John L. Davis
George W. King
John Medwin
Harold N. Saxby
James L. Quarry
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George H. Bane
Donn W. Leedham
Girvan Peck
Warren L. Holbrook
John G. Mackie
Chester C. Urbanik
Gene R. Foss
William H. Stern
Walter H. Westels


  A/C #  509 A/C #  201 A/C #  649 A/C #  749
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Ernest H. Huffington
Richard T. Caulfield
Anthony A. O'Brien
Ralph S. Kenyon
Wright K. Hyatt
Ernest F. Petrilli
Emile G. Buyak
Francis E. McKee
John R. Murphy

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Parks M. Rea
Jack S. Eshe
Francis G. Spillane
Norman G. Kistler
George A. Taylor
Frank J. Pekar
Ivan L. Mathews, Jr.
George T. Zielinski
Simon Pomerantz

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Edward R. Skyrms
Wade E. Knudson
Maurice R. Keesling
Swen A. Christensen
Henry J. Schmidt
Daniel A. Doharty
Raymond C. Blackson
Simon C. Wareck
William W. McIntosh 
Lt
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Homer P. Mallory
Charles B. Whiddon
James C. Strachan
Joseph  Kirwan
Jack M. Koester
Jack M. Dainty
Warren D. Rodgers
Harry D. Holp
George N. Pollock
Dale w. Lee

  A/C #  190 A/C #  728 A/C #  863 A/C #  603
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Marion K. Burk
Cecil C. Harris
James D. Tauscher
Clifford N. Cunningham
Herbert K. Clark, Sr
Joe E. Floerke
Frederick A. McDuffie
Harold E. Buhrow
Earl R. Kenyon, Jr

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Charles Scarpaci
Francis J. Patry
Paul R. Kelly
Lawrence W. Johnston
Everett R. Watson
Alfred R. Jones
Floyd R. Lashmit
Francis X. Demarzio
Jerome Shapiro
 
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Robert H. Hey
William S. Owens
Christopher Zissler
Edward A. Bruder
Robert T. Payne
George C. Gately
Robert W. Packingham
Andrew V. Clark
Edward A. Smith
 
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Fred M. Rohrig
Jack J. Jenkins
Gene B. Brown
Oral I. Conyers
Herman J. Gabryel
Loring Lynes
John F. Fox
Walter L. Reddy, Jr
Frederick J. Moynihan 

  A/C #  961 A/C #  479 A/C #  881 A/C #  154
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Duane F. Southwood
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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David L. Omelich
Edwin I. Persons
Donald D. Beck
Robert S. McEwan
John M. Tabak
Robert M. Foster
Robert L. Foley
Carl F. Hanneken
Benjamin F. Ivey

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James H. Latimer
David B. Parker
George Crofford
Norman Roe
John J. Pickett
Harold B. Anthony
Boris W. Petcoff
Harry R. Roeder
Ramsey E. Hale 
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Charles E. Birdseye
Patrick H. Wallace
Howard W. Demotts
Robert F. Nicholson
Henry Freidrich
Wallace T. Powell
Harmon A. Smith
Carl A. Johnson
David Barclay
 

  A/C #  394 A/C #  161 A/C #  606 A/C #  947
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Lester G. Radcliff
Andrew G. Anderson
Ben DeMattia
Anthony J. Bradisse
Lawrence M. Charlesworth
Peter P. Kopas
William F. Rykert
Werner L. Bernau
Theodore R. Rose

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Joseph J. Neff
William F. Hubbard
Cecil Loen
John F. Brown
William J. Gassen
Joseph F. Carney
George H. Coughlin
Virgil L. Ekstrand
Fred C. Cope

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Willmore Fluman
Jack E. Sanders
Harry M. Kennedy
John M. Gayden
Lawrence J. Gallagher
Willard F. Beason
Billy E. DeBerry
Lawrence J. Gallagher
Robert J. Gantz
 
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Ejner N. Gunderson
August F. Spies
John F. Owin
Walter A. Divan
Theodroe C. Yates
Thomas O. Lowry
Lenoir A. Greer
Ruben L. Larson
Albert L. Mikels
 

  A/C #  897 A/C #  087 A/C #  528 A/C #  123
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Gerard A. Sharrock
Glenn R. Sewell
John S. Pearson
Henry J. Nohava
Sterling J. Haldeman
James C. Hanley
James L. Madison
William J. O'Hara
Harold H. Young

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Kenneth D. Woods
Joseph B. Watkins
Arthur K. Fitch
Rex A. Stevens
Harry E. Graham
Horace M. Seyster
Robert Bonazza
Benjamin F. Parris
Dennis L. Phelps
Nubar A. Astor
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Hugh E. Arnold
Clifton R. Smith
Hubert M. Ange
Freeman C. Clouse
John W. Anderson
Robert C. Rustin
L. A. Badger
Andy Kuzemchak
Joseph W. Brooks
 Robert P. Kimmell
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Vernon L. Terrill
Lawrende L. Jackson
Anthony d. Paruta
Richard E. Beck
Charles L. Rockwell
Frank Alderete III
Edward F. Celani
John W. Pick, Jr
Edward L. Wilson
 

  A/C #  826 A/C #  087 A/C #  855 A/C #
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Benny J. Bigley
Thomas E. Brines
Rudolpy G. Warner III
Charles P. Keith
James W. Ford
Floyd N. Henderson, Jr
Delbert S. Schwab
Robet E. Hall
Leo B. Lawler

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Albert Martin
Guyon A. Smith
William D. Bowles
Norman J. Thorman
Richard P. Barnes
Martin Jacobs
Paul L. Cardwell
Hubert S. Johnson
Harold Stege
Ralph V. Mitchell
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William D. Stansbury
Jack O. McMillen
Vincent J. Lococo
Morris Rosen
Lawrence M. Gast
John B. Costello
Lester H. Malon
Lowell Newton
Warren L. Heimke

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  A/C #  902 A/C #  540 A/C #  838 A/C #
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Thomas P. Thompson
Murry V. Jett
Robert J. Jacobson
Walter H. Kleinfelter
Daniel W. Nose
James L. Bass
John V. Lawton
Bennie W. Johnson
Walter C. Novak
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Thomas J. Heter
Dale E. Harrison
Thomas R. Reed
William L. Cooney
Joseph Carroll
Philip H. Snyder, Jr
Donald M. Satra
Robert K. Butler
Henry R. Koziol

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Frank R. Guca
Pierre P. Arpin
Melvin K. Stoner
Robert F. Olwick
Emil T. Pavlus
Albert J. Yost
Harold W. Logsdon
Elton A. Clodfelter
Charles T. Root
 
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  A/C #  092 A/C #  080 A/C #  211 A/C #
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Alvin A. Kollaja
Gordon K. Beard
John D. Alexander
Herbert L. Thiede
Charles M. Norton
Max Rice
Robert Orlanski
Marvin Overfelt
James J. Pedine

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Orville L. Smiley
Eugene Q. Key
Merton D. Pittman
George W. Thompson, Jr
James E. Kilgore
Norman R. Shoemaker
William M. Whigham
John K. Bryan
Edgar L. Seal

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James L. Hall
Robert L. Fortner
Gordon W. Dykes
Edward F. Ambrose
Alan Morton
John R. Middlebrooks
Anthony Colin
Harry A. Sempf
Robert L. Fischer
 
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  A/C #  072 A/C #  534 A/C #  694 A/C #
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William A. Barrett
Robert A. Bloomer
Robert D. Mueller
Walter W. Hunt
Joseph P. Reidy
Wallace A. Proux
Robert R. Slocomb
Eston L. Selby
Franklin V. Smith
 
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Raymond L. Wolf
William F. Reynolds
Robert W. Hentges
Jacob Cohen
Edward L. Kane
Milton E. Drissler
Robert J. Townley
Donald E. Polen
Dennis G. Schaffner
Arthur D. Brice
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Ralph W. Coons
Kenneth Blakebrough
Jennings B. Beran
Stephen Cokoroginis
George F. Peschen
Joseph D. Crescio
Conrad E. Craig
Robert D. Whiteaker
Woodrow W. Tatman
 
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Sgt
 

  A/C # A/C # A/C #  195 A/C #
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John P. Starnes
Clarence R. Leath
Arvo J. Kajander
Robert F. Altmaier
Victor C. Johanson
Frank D. Russo
Stanley Butkiewicz
Stephen T. Esterholdt
James Valenti
James R. Day

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Sgt
 

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