MISSION NO. 48

MEL, GERMANY

22 MAY, 1944

The 457th Bomb Group led the entire Eighth Air Force, consisting of seven combat wings, on the raid to the submarine yards at Kiel Colonel Hams E. Rogner, flying a PFF ship and later to become the Commanding Officer of the 457th, was Air Commander for the mission. Major George C. Hozier Was Deputy Lead.

The primary target was attacked; however, the bomb results were not good. There was no enemy air opposition. Flak was moderate and inaccurate with two craft sustaining damage.

CREW LOADING LIST

May22nd, 1944
Mission No 22   Target:  Mel, Germany

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  748th Squadron 749th Squadron 750th Squadron 751th Squadron
  A/C # 591 A/C # 060 A/C # 535 A/C # 084
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Robert E. Brofft
Alexander Kucherenko
Reynold J. Koehmetcher
Morris F. Swerdlove
Lyle L. Thrall
James B. Toney
William L. Black
Abraham H. Feller
Rex W. Burke
Earl S. West
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Benny M. Flowers
Harry E. Cameron
Paul L. Morris
Roy A. Hoegh, Jr
Andrew H. Bouchard
William L. Finley
William Zamecnik
Reginald W. Buxton
Virgil G. Maier
Victor U. Meador
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Americo Procopio
Robert Driscoll
Bernard B. Weinberg
Edward P. Palika
John T. Clements
E. L. Angell
Russell R. Babel
Thaddeus F. Dubej
James R. Norman
Walter W. Megin 
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John W. Fay
Norman A. Erbe
Lionel J. Cusson
James V. Walsh
Edward T. Sawyer
George H. Staudt
William A. Spoerner
Richard M. Bassett
Hugh C. Arant
Frederick G. Wagner

  A/C # 649 A/C # 545 A/C # 190 A/C # 594
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Charles D. Brannan
Hams E. Rogner
James H. Kincaid
James E. Fast
Patrick W. Henry
John T. Matovina
Edward F. Hardin
Joseph M. Colechia
Charles R. Vandeventer
John L. Kabelac
Harry B. Polenski
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James V. Elduff
Wade E. Knudson
Wesley C. Akins
Ras M. Clausen
Norbert A Meeuwsen
Andrew G. Voytko
Patrick J. Fusci
Mildredge C. Doan
Walter F. Palmer
Charles R. Carlisle
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James P. LaPaze
Louis N. McGranahan
Keith W. Morgan
Henry L. Baker
Charles H. Rogers, Jr
Elmer E. Valicer
Chester V. Hudec
Delbert A. Brokhart
Oscar C. Hightower
James M. Cole
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Jack B. Owens
Kaspar O. Lamvik
Armen Topakian
Francis A. Minturn
Phillip M. Murillo
Theodore C. Roland
Earl A. Markwalder
R. C. Zeagler
John D. Ward
Hallei L. Bennett

  A/C # 601 A/C # 706 A/C # 015 A/C # 451
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Louis J. Maginis
George C. Hozier
William H. dupont
Norman L. Gootee
Harry G. Vaal
George J. Homza
David R. Shrom
William T. Palmar
Charles W. Amos
John T. Fowler
E. A. Maffey
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William E. Dee
Robert M. Cotterell
Lawrence Oberstein
Donald S. Jay
William H. Jones
Orval C. sterner
George L. Hatcher, Jr
Stephen L. Floyd
Steve J. Sak
thomas L. Treadwell
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Charles R. Blackwell
Theodore R. Baskette
Irving H. Meyers
Verne M. Boon
Thomas W. Howard
Thomas W. Leahy
Edward Nabozny
Billy L. Dalton
Francis W. McCall
Sylvester C. Kuraszkiewicz
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Emanuel Hauf
Donald V. Swain
William R. Hawley
Richard E. Jaqua
Willis H. Johnson
James J. Kilroy
Paul R. Moore
Joseph S. Reid
Louis F. Boske
Oscar A. Gascon

  A/C # A/C # A/C # 520 A/C # 201
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Franklin H. Morrell
Andrew B. Whitten
Marsh M. Calloway, Jr
Lawrence C. Ghiorse
Robert C. Kogler
Charles L. Bradford
Harold V. Barris
Lloyd L. Fortna
Donald R. McCurdy
Dwight W. Parken
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Green B. Poore
Milton M. Jaraslow
George L. Brice
Frank J. Rowe
Frederick A. Smith
Oren E. Hobbs
John F. Nechak
Lynn W. Rice
George T. Murphy
Ralph R. Stowe, Jr  

  A/C # A/C # A/C # 620 Weather Ship A/C # 587
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Clarence E. Schuchmann
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Alexis P. Umoff
Robert Bridges
Harold A. Dusseau 
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Richard H. Luebke
lloyd I. Miller
Sidney H Johnson
Jack B. Eldridge
John L. Zoutte
James D. Standifer
Melvin O. Richeson
Earl W. Johnston
William F. White
Max E. Johnston 

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