Crew PILOT: Lonnie A.  DOYLE

The Lonnie A. Doyle, Jr. Crew
Standing L to R: Lt. Lonnie Doyle-P, Sgt. J. P. Podany-TG, Sgt. Calvin F. Reed-WG (Fill in from Appleton Crew)
Sgt. Donald L. Jacobson-TOG, Sgt. H. H. Lewis-BTG. Kneeling L to R: Lt. Robert Y. Bolton, T/Sgt Birton N. Bossmeyer-TTE, T/Sgt Arthur C. Champion-ROG, Lt. William L. Stoelzel-Nav.

Wendy Terrell (daughter of Lt Thomas J. Williams 
This photo was taken October 1944 at Army Air Field, Alexandria, LA.
Dad is bottom right. The back reads ""Champ, Neil, Greenwald, Podang, Jake, Shorty, Lonnie, Buzzy, Bill" but should read:

Back: Neil, Champ, Jake, Shorty, Greenwald, Podang  
Front: Lonnie, Buzzy, Bill, Thomas J. Williams

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Lonnie A. DOYLE P FEH
2 LT Robert Y. BOLTON CP FEH
3 LT William L. STOELZEL NAV FEH
4 LT Thomas J. WILLIAMS BOM FEH
5 S/SGT Donald L. JACOBSON TOG/NG FEH
6 T/SGT Birton N. BOSSEMEYER TTE FEH
7 T/SGT Arthur C. CHAMPION ROG FEH
8 S/SGT Harold H. LEWIS BTG FEH
9 S/SGT John P. PODANY TG FEH

PHOTOS:

Lt Lonnie Doyle Crew Stateside in newspaper article. (Courtesy of Matt Mabe)

Crew of Lt Lonnie Doyle at Thorpe Abbotts. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrel daughter of Lt Thomas Williams. 

Lt Lonnie Doyle Crew. Photo Courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Lt Lonnie Doyle Crew. Photo Courtesy of Wendy Terrell.

Arthur "Champ" Champion, Neil Bossemeyer, Donald "Jake" Jacobson.  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Lonnie Doyle enlisted men. Arthur Champion, "Neil" Bossmeyer, Donald "jake" Jacobson, Harold "shorty" Lewis. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

S/SGT JOHN "Podang" PODANY TG 
T/SGT BIRTON "Neil" BOSSEMEYER TTE 

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number one. Feb 6, 1945 target was   CHEMNITZ,  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number two. Feb 9, 1945 target was WEIMAR, ARM WORKS (S.T.),  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell 

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number three. Feb 28, 1945 target was KASSEL (MY),  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number four. March 2, 1945 target was DRESDEN Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number five. March 7, 1945 target was SIEGEN, MY (S.T.) Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number SIX. March 11, 1945 target was HAMBURG photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell 

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number Seven. March 12 , 1945 target was SWINEMUNDE. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number Eight. March 14, 1945 target was HANOVER. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number nine. March 15, 1945 target is listed on 100th Misson list as Orienburg vs RUHLAND & Plauen on Williams mission log. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Diary cover of of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Training & Stations assigned to from the Diary of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Feb 6, 1945 Chementz:   Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Feb 28, 1945 Kassel .  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

March 2, 1945 DRESDEN.  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

March 7, 1945 SIEGEN: Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Palm Sunday Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

FEB 9, 1945 WEIMAR: Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

March 11, 1945 HAMBURG:  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 12, 1945 SWINEMUNDE:  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell.  Note: Hero Mission denotes Flying enough missions to qualify for the Air Medal. 

MARCH 9, 1945-No Mission.   Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 13, 1945 No Mission.  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 14, 1945 HANOVER:  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 24, 1945: Lt Thomas J. Williams is transferred to Owen Griffith's Lead Crew. Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 16, 1945 Mission Scrubbed! Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 21, 1945 : no mission but gunners meeting and later Big Brass Meeting. Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 22,1945: ALHORN Last mission with Lt Doyle Crew. Being transferred to lead crew training. 
Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell