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Crew PILOT: Albert E.  TROMMER

Albert E. Trommer Crew (left to right)
Front: Albert E. Trommer, Timothy H. Bradshaw, James H. "Buddy" Wright, Jr., Levi F. "Lee" Groce, Jr.
Back: Alvin J. "Shortie" Severson, William M. "Bill" Stone, J.C. Klutz,
Thomas Kentes, Lester Bush, Charles E. Wilson
Photo taken in training at Alexandria, Louisiana - courtesy of Melinda R. Newman (Nov 2007)
(Melinda Newman is the granddaughter of James H. "Buddy" Wright)

Just found these PIX from when my Dad, Tom Kentes with his B-17 crew "Boss Lady".Dad is 2nd row 2nd from right. Group photo was dated May 12,1944 when crew was training n Louisiana. The crew was shot down at 12:05 September 11,1944 over the Ore Mountains while flying lead element of the 100th Bomb Group Ruhland Mission. Courtesy of Son Peter Kentes

Crew ID:
back row (L-R): Charles Wilson - TG, Lester Bush (left crew during Summer 44 when reduced from 10 to 9), J.C. Kluttz - BTG, William Stone - ROG, Thomas Kentes -WG, Alvin Severson - TT/E
front row: Lewi Groce - BOM, James Wright - NAV, Timothy Bradshaw - CP, Albert Trommer - P

MACR: 08820 CR: 08820

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Albert E. TROMMER P KIA
2 LT Timothy H. BRADSHAW CP POW
3 LT James H. WRIGHT NAV KIA
4 LT Leo F. GROCE BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Alvin J. SEVERSON TTE KIA
6 T/SGT William M. STONE ROG KIA
7 S/SGT John C. KLUTTZ BTG POW
8 S/SGT Lester H. BUSH WG CPT
9 S/SGT Thomas C. KENTES WG POW
10 S/SGT Charles E. WILSON TG POW

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