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Personnel

T/Sgt

Vernon L. TERRELL

S/Sgt Vernon Terrell, TTE

S/Sgt Vernon Terrell, TTE on the Paul E. Kohler crew. (Photo courtesy of LeAnn Myers, Vernon's daughter) Kohler crew information

Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 351st Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Top Turret Gunner / Engineer

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: CPT
Comments: 3 OCT 44 LUDWIGSBURG

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

2ND LT PAUL E. KOHLER P CPT 30 DEC 44 KASSEL, MY
2ND LT MICHAEL G. HUDAK CP CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN, AC FACTORY Taps: 05 Aug 1993
2ND LT STELIOS M. LOUROS NAV KIA 12 JUN 44 ROSIERES & DUNKIRK SHORE DEF
2ND LT JAMES H. WOOD BOM CPT 19 OCT 44 SZOLNOK, (HUNGARY, FROM RUSSIA WITH LT RANSOM CREW)
T/SGT EARNEST R. LOOMIS ROG CPT O3 OCT 44 LUDWIGBURG, ILLESHEIM,NURNBURG
T/SGT VERNON L. TERRELL TTE CPT O3 OCT 44 LUDWIGBURG, ILLESHEIM,NURNBURG
S/SGT BERT CASSLES BTG RFS Flies 17 missions and is Grounded by flight surgeon
S/SGT KURWIN F. "PORKY" DECH RWG CPT O3 OCT 44 LUDWIGBURG, ILLESHEIM,NURNBURG
S/SGT GEORGE M. WICKLAND LWG NOC
SGT MARIO J.LONDRA TG RFS Flies 12 missions with crew and is sent to USO.

349TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 25 MAY 44. TRANSFERRED TO 351ST SQDN ON JUN 2, 1944 DUE TO LOSSES ON THE BERLIN MISSION MAY 24, 1944.

LT STELIOS LOUROS WAS KIA WITH THE McKEAGUE CREW AT ROSIERES & DUNKIRK SHORE DEF (12 JUN 44). HE IS REPLACED ON THE CREW BY LT A.R. CHRISTOVICH.

Taps: Michael G. Hudak sn# 0-549334 copilot on Kohler/Kennedy/Jenkins Crews:
August 5, 1993. A 351st pilot he few 35 missions in "Skyway Chariot" May/ Oct 1944..

MISSIONS OF T/SGT VERNON L. TERRELL

MISSION #1
6/8/1944 21 -136 KOHLER P.E. LT CP 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT LWG 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 WOOD J.H. LT BOM 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 MCCOY W.G. LT P 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 DANIEL L.A LT NAV 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)
6/8/1944 21 -136 LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 32018 TOURS (BRIDGES)

MISSION #2
6/20/1944 51 -143 KOHLER P.E. LT P 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT LWG 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 WOOD J.H. LT BOM 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 HUDAK M.G. LT CP 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 CASSLES B.W. SGT BTG 31256 FALLERSLEBEN
6/20/1944 51 -143 LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 31256 FALLERSLEBEN

CRASHED ON TAKE-OFF
6/21/1944 51 -144 TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT LWG 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 CASSLES B.W. SGT BTG 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 WOOD J.H. LT BOM 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 KOHLER P.E. LT P 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 37800 BASDORF
6/21/1944 51 -144 HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37800 BASDORF

MISSION #3
6/25/1944 51 148 CASSLES B.W. SGT BTG 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 ARMSTRONG J. S/SGT LWG 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 WOOD J.H. LT BOM 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 KOHLER P.E. LT P 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 HUDAK M.G. LT CP 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 51 148 TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 31412 SOUTH OF FRANCE

MISSION #4
6/29/1944 51 150 LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 ARMSTRONG J. S/SGT LWG 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 WOOD J.H. LT BOM 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 HUDAK M.G. LT CP 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 KOHLER P.E. LT P 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 51 150 CASSLES B.W. SGT BTG 31418 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
7/7/1944 51 155 LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG

MISSION #5
7/7/1944 51 155 ARMSTRONG J. S/SGT LWG 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 CASSLES B.W. SGT BTG 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 WOOD J.H. LT NAV 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 LENNOX R.W. S/SGT TOG 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 HUDAK M.G. LT CP 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 KOHLER P.E. LT P 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/7/1944 51 155 TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 31256 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG

MISSION #6
7/8/1944 51 156 LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 ARMSTRONG J. S/SGT LWG 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 TARRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 WOOD J.H. LT NAV 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 LENNOX R.W. S/SGT TOG 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 KOHLER P.E. LT P 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 HUDAK M.G. LT CP 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 51 156 CASSLES B.W. SGT BTG 31256 CLAMECY-JOLGYN


9/7/44 LT KOHLER BECOMES A COPILOT AND IS REPLACED BY LT EVERETT KENNEDY FROM THE CREW OF LT EDGAR WOLF. LT
KENNEDY WOULD BE PILOT UNTIL AUG 15, 1944. LT KOHLER FLEW 4 MISSIONS AS COPILOT ON LT E.WOLF CREW.
CREW
2nd Lt Edgar W.Wolf P CPT 29/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL REF & HILDESHEIM
2nd Lt Everett R.Kennedy CP CPT 15/8/44 VENLO, AF BECAME FIRST PILOT (SEE BELOW)
2nd Lt Donald L.Thompson NAV CPT 3/8/44 TROYES, RR JUNCTION
2nd Lt Howard E.Newell BOM CPT 29/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL REF & HILDESHEIM
S/Sgt Gerald K.Rowe ROG CPT 28/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL REF
S/Sgt Paul J.Sattler TTE CPT 29/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL REF & HILDESHEIM
Sgt Arthur F.Karnis BTG CPT 29/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL
Sgt William J.Howard WG CPT 29/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL REF & HILDESHEIM
Sgt Edward Lazarchik WG CPT 29/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL REF & HILDESHEIM
Sgt Robert A.Stachel TG CPT 28/7/44 MERSEBURG, OIL REF

351St Sqdn. Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 17/3/44.

EVERETT R. KENNEDY CREW AFTER TAKING OVER FOR LT PAUL KOHLER

KENNEDY E.R. LT P See below for crews missions
HUDAK M.G. LT CP
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG
WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT LWG
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG

KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE (no credit for this mission, flew as spare)
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT LWG 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 7/14/44 SOUTH OF FRANCE

MISSION #7 17/7/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT RWG 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 7/17/44 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY

MISSION #8 18/7/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 37521
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT RWG 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 7/18/44 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT 38175

MISSION #9 24/7/44
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 37521
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT RWG 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 7/24/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175

MISSION #10 25/7/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 37521
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175
WICKLAND G.M. S/SGT TG 7/25/44 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) 38175

MISSION #11 28/7/44 MERSEBURG
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 37521
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 7/28/44 MERSEBURG 38175

MISSION #12 29/7/44 MERSEBURG 100TH LOST 8 CREWS ON THIS MISSION
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 37521
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 7/29/44 MERSEBURG 38175

MISSION #13 31/7/44 MUNICH
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 37521
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 7/31/44 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES) 38175

MISSION #14. 5/8/44 MAGDEBURG
PILOT: LT P.E. KOHLER
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37321 MAGDEBURG
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37321 MAGDEBURG
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37321 MAGDEBURG
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37321 MAGDEBURG
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37321 MAGDEBURG
DOUGLAS R.L. CPL BTG 37321 MAGDEBURG
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37321 MAGDEBURG
GATELY J. S/SGT TG 37321 MAGDEBURG
KOHLER P.E. LT P 37321 MAGDEBURG

MISSION #15. 6/8/44 BERLIN
PILOT: LT P.E. KOHLER
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37321 BERLIN
KOHLER P.E. LT P 37321 BERLIN
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37321 BERLIN
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37321 BERLIN
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37321 BERLIN
DOUGLAS R.L. CPL BTG 37321 BERLIN
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37321 BERLIN
GATELY J. S/SGT TG 37321 BERLIN
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37321 BERLIN

MISSION #16. 7/8/44 BEAUTOR
PILOT: LT P.E. KOHLER
FREDERCIKE A. S/SGT TG 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
KOHLER P.E. LT P 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
WINTERS W. CPL BTG 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37321 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)

MISSION #17 13/8/44 NANTES-GASSICOURT
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
CASSLES B.W. S/SGT BTG 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 8/13/44 NANTES - GASSICOURT 107233

MISSION #18 14/8/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521
LONDRA M.J. S/SGT TG 8/14/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN (OIL) 37521

MISSION #19 15/8/44 VENLO
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 VENLO
GATELY J. S/SGT TG 37521 VENLO
DECH K.F. S/SGT LWG 37521 VENLO
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 VENLO
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 VENLO
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 VENLO
HUDAK M.C. LT CP 37521 VENLO
KENNEDY E.R. LT P 37521 VENLO
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 VENLO

MISSION #20. 25/8/44 POLITZ- (NEW PILOT, LT ROBERT W. JENKINS FROM LT W.B. KENNEDY CREW)
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 POLITZ (OIL)
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 POLITZ (OIL)

MISSION #21. 26/8/44 BREST
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 BREST
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 BREST
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 BREST
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 BREST
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 BREST
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 BREST
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 BREST
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 BREST
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 BREST

MISSION #22. 9/9/44 DUSSELDORF
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 DUSSELDORF
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 DUSSELDORF
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 DUSSELDORF
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 DUSSELDORF
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 DUSSELDORF
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 DUSSELDORF
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 DUSSELDORF
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 DUSSELDORF
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 DUSSELDORF

MISSION #23. 10/9/44 NURNBURG
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37972 NURNBURG
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37972 NURNBURG
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37972 NURNBURG
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37972 NURNBURG
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37972 NURNBURG
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37972 NURNBURG
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37972 NURNBURG
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37972 NURNBURG
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37972 NURNBURG

MISSION #24. 11/9/44 RUHLAND-(100TH BG LOST 12 CREWS ON THIS MISSON)
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 RUHLAND (OIL)

MISSION #25. 12/9/44 MAGDEBURG
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 MAGDEBURG (OIL)

MISSION #26. 13/9/44 SINDELFINGEN
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 SINDELFINGEN
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 SINDELFINGEN
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 SINDELFINGEN
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 SINDELFINGEN
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 SINDELFINGEN
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 SINDELFINGEN
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 SINDELFINGEN
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 SINDELFINGEN
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 SINDELFINGEN

MISSION #27. 18/9/44 WARSAW-(START OF SECOND RUSSIAN SHUTTLE MISSION)
BOYLE R.A. M/SGT LWG 37521 WARSAW
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 WARSAW
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 WARSAW
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 WARSAW
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 WARSAW
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 WARSAW
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 WARSAW
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 WARSAW
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 WARSAW
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 WARSAW

MISSION #28. 19/9/44 SZOLNOK
FREDERICK W.H. S/SGT TG 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
BOYLE R.A. M/SGT LWG 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA) (Ground Crew Personnel to service A/C)
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)

22/9/44 RETURN TO THORPE ABBOTTS FROM RUSSIAN SHUTTLE MISSION

MISSION #29. 25/9/44 LUDWIGSHAVEN
LOMBARDI W.V. S/SGT TG 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 LUDWIGSHAVEN

MISSION #30. 26/9/44 BREMEN
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 BREMEN
LOMBARDI W.V. S/SGT TG 37521 BREMEN
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 BREMEN
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 BREMEN
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 BREMEN
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 BREMEN
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 BREMEN
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 BREMEN
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 BREMEN

MISSION #31. 27/9/44 MAINZ
LOMBARDI W.V. S/SGT TG 37521 MAINZ
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37521 MAINZ
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37521 MAINZ
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37521 MAINZ
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37521 MAINZ
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37521 MAINZ
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37521 MAINZ
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37521 MAINZ
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37521 MAINZ

MISSION #32. 28/9/44 MERSEBURG
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 37815 MERSEBURG
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 37815 MERSEBURG
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 37815 MERSEBURG
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 37815 MERSEBURG
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 37815 MERSEBURG
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 37815 MERSEBURG
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 37815 MERSEBURG
JENKINS R.W. LT P 37815 MERSEBURG
VOLPE C.F. S/SGT TG 37815 MERSEBURG

MISSION #33. 30/9/44 BIELEFELD
JENKINS R.W. LT P 38124 BIELEFELD
HUDAK M.G. LT CP 38124 BIELEFELD
CHRISTOVICH A.R. LT NAV 38124 BIELEFELD
DANIEL L.A. LT BOM 38124 BIELEFELD
LOOMIS E.R. T/SGT ROG 38124 BIELEFELD
TERRELL V.L. T/SGT TTE 38124 BIELEFELD
GRIMES C.L. S/SGT BTG 38124 BIELEFELD
DECH K.F. S/SGT RWG 38124 BIELEFELD
VOLPE C.F. S/SGT TG 38124 BIELEFELD

MISSION #34. 3/10/44 LUDWIGSBURG (Lt Jenkins completes tour as does T/Sgt Terrell,

MICHAEL HUDAK SHOWS TWO MORE MISSIONS COMPLETED
34. 7/10/44 BOHLEN
35. 12/10/44 BREMEN

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T/Sgt Terrell Questions

Mike,

I'm sorry, my dad is Vernon L. Terrell. No, we're not a member of the foundation. As a matter of fact we didn't know about the web site or the foundation until Brian told us about it on Thursday. I feel like I'm behind and playing catch up for Daddy. I was wondering do you know if Bert Cassles & L. A. Daniel are still living? Yes, Daddy did keep a journal. However, I've not be able to scan this in yet. I've been working on this project a little at a time with the pictures and I hope to do the journal after the pictures. Daddy has some health issues where his eye site is not the best in the world due to diabetes. No, I doubt that Daddy will come to Cleveland. I wished that he would .

He really enjoyed going to see the B-17G. No, he didn't get to fly in the ole girl either. We're looking forward to it coming back next year. I hope that you'll keep us posted about the time and date.

Thanks for your time and I'm excited to show Daddy your work on the important part of history. Thanks for keeping it alive and well for the next generation to learn of these brave men and their contribution to our Country.

Sincerely,
LeAnn Myers
myersalignment@msn.com


Questions for your DAD:

1. I show that Lt Daniel became the Crew Bombardier on July 14th, why was Lt Wood Replaced as Bombardier on the Crew?
2. I show S/Sgt Casseles as Ball Turret Gunner until August 13th and then is replaced on the crew by S/Sgt Grimes. What happened?
3. What happened to Tail Gunner Londra, he is with crew till end of August. He flies 12 missions and flies no more missions. Do not show him hurt or wounded, what happened? Removed From Flying Status??? When Jenkins comes on Crew as new pilot, S/Sgt W.H. Frederick (original Waist Gunner) from Capt Joe Zellers crew comes onboard as tail gunner until after the Russian Shuttle mission. He will be replaced by William Lombardi (also from original Zeller Crew )
4. Is waist Gunner Wickland taken off the Crew to reduce to Nine men? I see they let him fly one mission as tail gunner after Londra left Crew but they did not keep him there, WHY.

Dear Mike,

Sorry for the delay in getting this to you. Daddy has had several dr visits lately so...

1. Daddy didn't know why they took Wood off. "July 10, 1944 Lt. Kohler and Lt Wood were taken off the crew this morning and was great shock to all of us. We were given Lt Kennedy for first pilot, Lt Christivitch as Nav. Dick Lennox our toggaldier was also taken off. Loomis and I had to go fly with Lt. Kennedy to shoot some landings."

2. S/Sgt. Casseles got "flaked up". The crew took him to the Flight Surg. for an evaluation. He was grounded that very same day.

3. Tail gunner Londra tried to do the same thing as S/Sgt Casseles but the Flight Surg. busted him and he was trasferred to the USO division because of his singing talent. Daddy said that he sing real good and would sing them home after a bomb run.

4. Daddy didn't know why they took Wickland off the crew.

5. According to the journal, "June 12, 1944 Lt Louros, the Nav. that came over with us was shot down over Dunkirk but all bailed out and were picked up." " June 13, 1944 Lt. Louros hasn't came back yet and we heard today that only five of the crew had been picked up." June 16, 1944 Lt. Louros was reported missing in action today and supply picked up his clothes." He just said "That's all in it"

6. Paul Kohler was a good pilot but, he would find something mechanically wrong with the plane and come back to the base. Daddy said that "he was scared that he was going get them killed."

7. Hudak was happy being the CP. He did save their lives on July 14,1944 their new pilot missed the runway beacuse of fog and Hudak took the stick and gave it full throttle. They missed the ground by about four-five feet. After two more tries they landed. Daddy was glad to be on the ground. They shot flare at the end of the runway for them to see it.

8. "33 missions is correct. Loomis, Dech and I got off with this number because we aborted so many missions while P. E. Kohler was pilot. He was just too scared we were going to get killed."

9. See the attached journal entries.

10. See the attached journal entries.

11. See the attached journal entries. Daddy was surprised to hear about a museum dedicated to that mission.

I hope that this helps you some. I will get those pictures to you soon. Let me know what you think.

Sincerely,

LeAnn Myers



Obituaries

Vernon "V. L." Terrell
(December 15, 1923 - January 17, 2012)


Funeral services were held Friday, January 20, 2012 at Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss, MS for Mr. Vernon “V. L.” Terrell, age 88, of Prentiss, MS who passed away on January 17, 2012 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Interment followed at the Terrell Family Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. Bobby Brewer, Rev. Diana Deaton and Rev. B. J. Barrett officiated. Pall bearers were Ryan Abplanalp, Joe Bullock Jr., Kaleb Hill, Rick Hobson, James C. Wilson, Anthony Terrell and Charles Myers.

A native of Jefferson Davis County, Mr. Vernon “V. L.” LaGrange Terrell, Jr. was born on December 15, 1923. He was the son of Vernon L. Terrell, Sr. and Berta Smith Terrell. After graduation from high school, he attended Mississippi State University. He joined the US Air Force in 1943, was a decorated World War II veteran and a member of the 8th Air Force. While serving in the Air Force, he flew 33 bombing missions as a top torrent gunner over German occupied Europe.

He married the former Lela Carolyn McNease and they had three children; Vernon LaGrange Terrell, III, Stephen Douglas Terrell and LeAnn Terrell Myers. Mr. Terrell worked for the Soil Conservation Service of Jefferson Davis County for more than 30 years. He was a cattle farmer and loved gardening. He was a dedicated member of Carson United Methodist Church and served as Church Treasurer and a Sunday school teacher for many years. Mr. Terrell was also a member of the Mt. Carmel Lodge. He was a Master Mason and served as secretary.

Mr. Terrell is surived by his children, Vernon Terrell (Kathy) of Prentiss, Stephen Terrell (Joan) of Sumrall and LeAnn Myers (Dwayne) of Prentiss; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and special friend Evelyn Sills.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers, Milton Terrell and Charles Terrell. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT KENNEDY, Everett R. CP/P CPT
LT HUDAK, Michael G. CP CPT
LT CHRISTOVICH, ALVIN R. NAV CPT
LT DANIEL, Leonard A. BOM CPT
T/SGT TERRELL, Vernon L. TTE CPT
S/SGT LOOMIS, Earnest R. ROG CPT
S/SGT CASSLES, Bert W. BTG NOC
S/Sgt DECH, Kurwin F. WG CPT
S/SGT WICKLAND, George M. WG NOC
S/SGT LONDRA, Mario J. TG NOC
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT KOHLER, Paul E. P/CP CPT
LT HUDAK, Michael G. CP CPT
LT CHRISTOVICH, ALVIN R. NAV CPT
LT WOOD, James H. BOM CPT
T/SGT TERRELL, Vernon L. TTE CPT
S/SGT LOOMIS, Earnest R. ROG CPT
S/SGT CASSLES, Bert W. BTG NOC
S/Sgt DECH, Kurwin F. WG CPT
S/SGT WICKLAND, George M. WG NOC
S/SGT LONDRA, Mario J. TG NOC