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LT  Donald N. ELLISON

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P
SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 17 FEB 45 GIESSEN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Donald N.Ellison           P  CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN
2nd Lt Wiley Smith Jr.          CP  CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN
 F/0 Frank Vandergriff Jr     NAV  CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN
2nd Lt Albert E. Richmond  BOM  CPT  9/3/45   FRANKFURT    (only flew first 3 missions with this Crew)
S/Sgt Robert W. Wolf        ROG  CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN
S/Sgt Horace O.Liles          TTE  CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN (name spelled Lyles in 351st BS  Squadron history)
 Sgt Robert L.Henry           BTG  CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN
 Sgt Harold L.Osban            WG  CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN
 Pvt Jack Jefferson              WG NOC  taken off crew to reduce to 9 men
 Sgt David E.Davis                TG CPT 17/2/45  FRANKFURT & GIESSEN

351st Sqdn..this crew assigned to the 100th July 1944
Above Crew appears on roster 13/9/44 as crew #56/58 with a Lt Stanley W Yates from Lt Stevenson Crew as Bombardier.   On 3/9/44 Lt Harold .A. Smith from Lt Thompson Crew  is riding as Bomb. in place of Lt Yates.  On 11/8/44 Lt Albert E.Richmond is the BOM.
Lt Stanley W.Yates(Bom, CPT 7/1/45- Cologne from Lt Stevenson Crew) flew some missions with this Crew.  

Known Missions of 2nd Lt Donald Ellison Crew: (incomplete…mpf)

#     DATE         TARGET                           A/C # and NAME

1.   11/8/44    VILLACOUBLAY                   42-32530    QUITTIN' TIME
2.   14/8/44    LUDWIGSHAVEN                 42-31767    OUR GAL SAL
3.   25/8/44    POLITZ                              42-107233  HUMPTY DUMPTY
4.   26/8/44    BREST                               42-31066    DIXIE BABY
5.   30/8/44    BREMEN                             42-31530    QUITTIN' TIME
6.     3/9/44    BREST                               42-31530    QUITTIN' TIME
7.     5/9/44    STUTTGART                       42-31530    QUITTIN' TIME
8.   11/9/44    RUHLAND                           42-31530    QUITTIN' TIME 
9.   12/9/44    MAGDEBURG                       42-31530    QUITTIN' TIME
10. 13/9/44    SINDELFINGEN                     42-97126   THE LATEST RUMOR
11. 18/9/44    WARSAW                            42-31412   MASON AND DIXON  (2nd Russian Shuttle Mission)
12. 19/9/44    SZOLNOK (HUNGARY)           42-31412   MASON AND DIXON  (aircraft received major flak damage to wing spar) 
13. 28/9/44    MERSEBURG                         42-32530   QUITTIN' TIME


TAPS
DONALD N. ELLISON,80
BORN 11 AUGUST 1918
DIED 20 JANUARY,1999
LAST RESIDENCE ADDRESS   85939 ( TAYLOR,NAVAJO,ARIZONA)
SS #  527-03-7487   ISSUED  ARIZONA
 
ENLISTMENT RECORD, N/A
DONALD N. ELLISON
Serial # 19106176
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT, PHOENIX,AZ
DATE OF ENLISTMENT, 7/15/42
PVT, AIR CORPS
1 YEAR COLLEGE
CURRENT OCCUPATION, SHEET METAL WORKER
MARRIED
RESERVES
YEAR OF BIRTH, 1918
RESIDENCE COUNTY, GILA

MEMO 2:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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PHOTOS:

 The Donald N. Ellison crew. Photo taken in Russia, 19 Sept. 1944, as part of the shuttle mission from Russia to Italy and England. Standing (left to right); Harold L. Osban, Rox Creitz Gnd Personnel , Robert L. Henry and David E. Davis. Kneeling; Robert W. Wolf, Donald N. Ellison, Wiley Smith, Jr., Frank Vandergriff, Jr., and Horace O. Liles. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Robert W. Wolf 

Mission list of Harold Osban courtesy of granddaughter Christina Wenks

 Robert W. Wolf, standing on right, with the Donald N. Ellison crew on the ground during Second Russian mission. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Robert W. Wolf 

Courtesy of granddaughter Christina Tyler Wenks

Page 1 of Sgt Harold Osban Diary. Courtesy of granddaughter Christina Tyler Wenks

Page 2 of Sgt Harold Osban Diary. Courtesy of granddaughter Christina Tyler Wenks

Page 3 of Sgt Harold Osban Diary. Courtesy of granddaughter Christina Tyler Wenks

Page 4 of Sgt Harold Osban Diary. Courtesy of granddaughter Christina Tyler Wenks

Page 5 of Sgt Harold Osban Diary. Courtesy of granddaughter Christina Tyler Wenks

Page 6 of Sgt Harold Osban Diary. Courtesy of granddaughter Christina Tyler Wenks

Mission 12.  S/Sgt Gorman Snider fill in WG on Lt Ellison Crew. 

Mission 13. S/Sgt Gorman Snider fill in WG on Lt Ellison Crew. 

Mission 14.  S/Sgt Gorman Snider fill in WG on Lt  Ellison Crew

Stateside photo of the original Donald Ellison Crew (Bottom Row, L-R): Smith, Ellison, Richmond, and Vandergriff. (Top Row, L-R): Tricomi, Davis, Liles, Porter, and Henry. Photo courtesy of the Richmond family. 

Stateside photo of the original Donald Ellison Crew (Bottom Row) - Ellison, Smith, Vandergriff, and Richmond (Back Row) Tricomi, Davis, Liles, Porter, Wolf, and Henry. Photo courtesy of the Richmond family. 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

Crew 2

Crew 3

ID: 1501