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Crew PILOT: Thomas D.  HUMMEL

The Thomas Hummel Crew
Standing L to R: Thomas Hummel - Pilot, Kenneth O'Connor - RWG, Norman Brewster - Bombardier.
Kneeling L to R: Lorenzo Bishoff - BTG, Gordon Williams - TG, Nelson Gunnar - LWG, John Devich - TTE,
and Donald Meeker - ROG.
Photo Courtesy of Thomas Hummel Family

MACR: 00681 CR: 00681

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Thomas D. HUMMEL P POW
2 LT Michael C. DOROSKI CP POW
3 LT Archie S. DEPEW NAV POW
4 LT Norman BREWSTER BOM POW
5 T/SGT John E. DEVICH TTE NOC
6 S/SGT Donald J. MEEKER ROG POW
7 S/SGT Lorenzo D. BISHOFF BTG RFS
8 SGT Francis T. STAFFORD BTG POW
9 S/SGT Richard E. BOWLER WG KIA
10 S/SGT Nelson O. GUNNAR WG POW
11 S/SGT Kenneth T. O'CONNOR WG KIA
12 S/SGT Gordon A. WILLIAMS TG POW

PHOTOS:

On the Regensburg mission. This crew was flying as left wing to Roy Claytor who was leading the second element of the low squadron. Truly "tail end Charlie" to not only the 100th Group but the entire Regensburg force. Attacked by e/a about 10 minutes before reaching Nuremberg, Hummel's plane was seen to "blow up" but some chutes were seen. On this final flight of 17/8/43 Devich & Bishoff were replaced by S/Sgt Richard E.Bowler & S/Sgt Francis T.J.Stafford. Bowler was KIA and Stafford became a POW. J.E.Devich had sustained a broken wrist and other injuries when one dark night he ran his bicycle into a ditch near the base. "THEY NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD" p.75 notes that ". . . . a last man, Bishoff, was later removed from the crew for hospitalization and his place taken by a spare gunner." See also TNHISG p.81 re Dick Bowler.   (100th Photo Archives)

 Unknown crewman on the Thomas Hummel crew. (Photo courtesy the Hummel family) Hummel Crew Information 

 Mealtime for unknown Hummel crew members. (Photo courtesy the Hummel family) Hummel Crew Information