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LT  John H. KRAUTER

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P

 Lt. John H. Krauter and Lt. George Dobbelaere. Replacing the engine after it was shot out on a mission. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: AIRMAN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1st Lt John H.Krauter                         P  FEH  SN# 0-718341
2nd Lt George J.Dobbelaere             CP  FEH
F/0 Fortunato A. "Freddy"Carello     NAV  FEH
2nd Lt Armand M.Archambault        BOM  FEH
 Sgt Daniel F.Balitas                      TTE  FEH
 Cpl Francis E. Burns                     BTG  FEH
 Cpl Irving Goldstein                     ROG  FEH
 Cpl Milton G.Harvey                      WG  FEH
 Cpl Francis T.Meyer                       TG  FEH 

350th Sqdn.  Joined 100th Group on 18/2/45.  This became a lead crew and Maj. David Lyster (350th BS C.O.) flew with this crew several times.  After 10 missions this crew went on Flak Leave to Belfast.  Cpl Francis Meyer was known as the "Black Sheep" of the Crew.

MISSIONS OF LT JOHN H. KRAUTER CREW (COMPILED BY LT KRAUTER AND LT CARELLO TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY)

      DATE          CITY                   TARGET

1.    04/03/45    ULM                   S.T. "MILK RUN" COL SUTTERLIN IN LEAD
2.    07/03/45    SIEGEN               S.T.
3.    09/03/45    FRANKFURT         A/C FACTORY
4.    10/03/45    DORTMUND         MARSHALLING YARDS
5.    12/03/45    SWINEMUNDE      DOCKS
6.    19/03/45    FULDA/JENA        HIT BAUSCH/LOMB OPTICAL WORKS
7.    22/03/45    ALHORN             AIRFIELD
8.    23/03/45    MARBURG            100TH "D" SQUADRON
9.    24/03/45    STEENWIJK        AIRFIELD
10.  24/03/45    ZIEGENHAIN       AIRFIELD
    FLAK LEAVE TO BELFAST, IRELAND
11.  31/03/45    BAD BERKA         OIL REFINERY  100TH "A" GROUP
12.  03/04/45    KIEL                   SUB PENS  C Sqdn. KRAUTER   994  D   hardstand  37 
13.  04/04/45    KIEL                   SUB PENS  D Sqdn. KRAUTER   994  D   hardstand  37
14.  05/04/45    NURNBURG          MARSHALLING YARDS
15.  07/04/45    BUCHEN              OIL STORAGE c Sqdn  KRAUTER  840 H  Hardstand 32  
16.  10/04/45    BRUG-bei-MAGDEBURG
17.  11/04/45    LANDSHUT          ORD DEPOT C Sqdn,  KRAUTER  994 D  Hardstand 37
18.  14/04/45    ROYAN               GROUND DEFENSES, D Sqdn,  KRAUTER  994 D  Hardstand 37
19.  15/04/45    ROYAN               GROUND DEFENSES, B Sqdn, KRAUTER 994D Hardstand 37
20.  16/04/45    ROYAN               GROUND DEFENSES
       19/04/45   Combat Mission SCRUBBED,flew Practice Mission instead KRAUTER 975 Z, Hardstand 27A, D Sqdn,
21.  20/04/45    ORANIENBURG     MARSHALLING YARDS

CHOWHOUNDS:
   5/5/45 CHOWHOUND HILVERSUM  KRAUTER 994D Hardstand 37,  A Sqdn, 
   5/7/45 CHOWHOUND  KRAUTER  994D Hardstand 37, D Sqdn,
LINZ-AUSTRIA:  PICKED UP 15 FRENCH PRISON LABORERS, RETURNED TO ORLY FIELD, PARIS
TRANSPORTED TROOPS TO PORT LEYAUTEY
6/4/45  JUNE 4th GREEN SUPPORT MISSION to North Africa  KRAUTER  260E Hardstand 27, D Sqdn: TRANSPORTED TROOPS TO CASABLANCA, THEN FLEW TO MERRAKECH AT 150 MILES INTO THE DESERT OASIS BASE. STAYED OVERNIGHT AND RETURND TO BASE.



Subj: John KRAUTER crew info 7/23  
Date: 7/23/2003 12:50:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time 
From: xr_crew@yahoo.com 
To: charlie.cole@charter.net, MPFaley@aol.com 
CC: pw@100thbg.com, fortunato.carello@worldnet.att.net 
Sent from the Internet (Details) 
 
Hi Guys...I viewed the John KRAUTER crew 7/23 posting on the webpage...A couple of things...#1 ...4/4/45  typo on info I gave Mike...should read D Sqdn...(has C)...I have some conflicting info on dates for "Forch's" POOBAH  DOG  43337994 LN-D crew...So I'm just going to send you what I have and you can sort it out...OK???....4/07/45  KRAUTER  840H  Hardstand 32  C Sqdn, 4/11/45  KRAUTER  994D  Hardstand 37, C Sqdn,4/14/45 KRAUTER  994D  Hardstand 37 D Sqdn, 4/15/45 KRAUTER 994D Hardstand 37, B Sqdn, 4/19/45 Combat Mission SCRUBBED,flew Practice Mission instead KRAUTER 975 Z, Hardstand 27A, D Sqdn, 5/5/45 CHOWHOUND HILVERSUM  KRAUTER 994D Hardstand 37,  A Sqdn,  5/7/45 CHOWHOUND  KRAUTER  994D Hardstand 37, D Sqdn, 6/4/45  JUNE 4th GREEN SUPPORT MISSION to North Africa  KRAUTER  260E Hardstand 27, D Sqdn......…



Subj: Krauter Crew Missions, July 17  
Date: 7/24/2003 5:50:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time 
From: clakra@colosseum.com 
To: MPFaley@aol.com 
Sent from the Internet (Details) 
 
Dear Mike:

Thank you for your correspondence of July 17.  I've checked with Carello
and he has nothing to add that we could be absolutely sure of.

However, after the war ended I was assigned to the A.T.C. (Air Transport
Command), and all my flying from then on was under their command.  I
found out their rules were very much different when it came to flying
than when we were flying under Air Force rules and regulations.  So, you
may need to check through their archives for my record of flights from
May 8th onward.

However, I do remember going to Hanover and Nuremberg, when it was, I
can't verify.  I especially remember Nuremberg because the Russians were
in charge of the airfield and we had some rough times convincing them
that we were not flying for the Russian Airforce and were not going to
be pushed around.  We were totally amazed at all the planes stored there
with engines, without propellers, (Jets).

If I can be of any further assistance in any way, please feel free to
give me a call.  I hope to be able to buy you a drink or two when I see
you in Houston.

Again, thanks a million for your assistance in enlightening me on the
workings of the 100th B.G. Federation for the past 60 years.

Sincerely,

John H. Krauter

MEMO 2:

JOHN KRAUTER Peacefully at home on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in his 97th year. He is survived by his loving wife Claudette; daughter Kim (Ian) Sanderson; son Steve (Marie) Krauter; and daughters Fiona (Mark) Rudder and Jackie (Chris) Thompson. Predeceased by his sons Phil and Jimmy and by their mother Esther Krauter. Grandfather to Crystal (Wayne) Maki and to Krysta, Nicole, Ben, Brendan, Riley and Keely as well as 4 great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors at NASSAGAWEYA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 3097 15 Side Road, Campbellville, on Tuesday, November 29th from 10 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with interment to follow. If desired, memorial donations to Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.earlyfuneralhome.com

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PHOTOS:

John H. Krauter Crew (left to right)
Standing: John Krauter (P), George Dobbelaere (CP), Armand Archambault (BOM), Fortunato Carello (NAV)
Kneeling: Francis Burns (BTG), Francis Meyer (TG), Irving Goldstein (ROG), Daniel Balitas (TTE)
Milton Harvey (TG) is not pictured - 100th Bomb Group Photo Archives

 F/O Fortunato "Freddy" Carello (NAV), Lt. George Dobbelaere (CP), Lt. John H. Krauter (P), Lt. Armand Archambault (BOM) - Flak leave in Belfast after 10 missions. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 The John H. Krauter crew Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 John H. Krauter Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 John H. Krauter and George J. Dobbelaere Engine replacement after being shot out. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

S/Sgt Frank Burns Mission list and notes. ( Courtesy of Tara M Ben, Niece)

 Lt. John H. Krauter - Stateside photo. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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