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LT  Wilbur W. KREAMER

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: CP

Wilbur "Willy" Kreamer, CP on Lt Munoz Crew, after V-E Day, CP on Lt Ellis Crew. Photo courtesy of Katy Souther, granddaughter of Keevin Moriarty, ROG on Lt Ellis Crew. 

L-R Lt Wilbur "Willy" Kreamer and Capt Robert Ellis. 
Photo courtesy of Katy Souther, granddaughter of Keevin Moriarty, ROG on Lt Ellis Crew. 

SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: MOVED TO R.C. ELLIS CREW after hostilities

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

LT ARMAND MUNOZ                            P FEH 
LT WILBUR W. KREAMER                    CP FEH   (flew as CP on Lt Robert Ellis Crew after V-E Day)
F/O FRANCIS J. POPOLI                   NAV FEH
SGT SALVATORE T. DiBARTOLO    NG/TOG FEH TAPS:  31 DEC 1985
CPL SAMUEL SCHNEIDER                  ROG FEH TAPS:  22 JUL 1986
CPL GEORGE G. HOLDEN                  TTE FEH TAPS:  13 AUG 1984
CPL ROBERT M. SHUCK                     BTG FEH TAPS:  05 MAY 1981
CPL FRANK N. ACCORDINO                 WG FEH
CPL JOHN T. FORD, JR.                       TG FEH

351ST SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 21 JAN 1945
Crew Flew #42-97126  The LatesT Rumor on most of their missions

Missions of Lt Munoz  (from Capt William Carleton's mission report book Dec 44-May 45…mpf)


#         DATE                     TARGET                                           A/C# & NAME

1.       06/02/45                 BOHLEN                                          297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
2.       09/02/45                 BOHLEN                                          297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
          15/02/45                 COTTBUS  (ABORT, OXY LEAK)         297126    THE LATEST RUMOR   
3.       17/02/45                 FRANKFURT/GIESSEN                        297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
4.       19/02/45                 OSNABRUCK/MUNSTER S.T.               297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
5.       21/02/45                 NURNBURG                                      297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
          25/02/45                MUNICH  (ABORT, RW PROP)             297126    THE LATEST RUMOR
6.       04/03/45                ULM                                                338861    SWEET NANCY II
7.       07/03/45                SIEGEN S.T.                                     297126    THE LATEST RUMOR
8.       11/03/45                HAMBURG                                        338963     EP-E
9.       12/03/45                SWINEMUNDE                                   297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
10.     15/03/45                WITTENBURG                                   297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
11.     18/03/45                BERLIN                                             297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
12.     21/03/45                RUHLAND/PLAUEN                             297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
13.     22/03/45                ALHORN                                           297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
14      23/03/45                UNNA                                              231767    OUR GAL SAL
15.     24/03/45                ZIEGENHAIN                                     297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
16.     24/03/45                STEENWIJK                                      297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
17      28/03/45                HANOVER                                         297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
18      31/03/45                ZEITZ                                              339162     LD-U
19.     03/04/45                KIEL                                                 297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
20.     08/04/45                EGER                                                297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
21.     09/04/45                MUNICH                                            297126   THE LATEST RUMOR

CHOWHOUND
         01/05/45               WALKENBURG, HAGUE                         297126   THE LATEST RUMOR
         07/05/45               SHIPHOL                                            297126   THE LATEST RUMOR

POW FERRY MISSIONS
         19/05/45               POW                                                   48705     EP-Z PFF
         04/06/45              CASABLANCA FERRY MISSION,                 48252     EP-E

MEMO 2:

I sadly advise that Wilbur William Kreamer passed away at Blue Springs, MO at 11:50 AM on Saturday, 11 April 2015 following a long illness. Meyers Funeral Home of that city is handling the services and following cremation, his ashes will be spread upon his farm near Pine City, MN.  

Wilbur was born in Salamanca, NY on 5 July, 1922.  Prior to joining the military and later the 100thBG, he attended a college in Buffalo, NY for two years. As most of you already know, Wilbur flew his combat missions as Copilot with the Munoz Crew.  Following VE Day, he transferred to the Bob Ellis crew {also as CP} and he continued a lifelong close friendship with those individuals. Prior to that latter Ellis association, Wilbur had been offered a first pilot position with his own crew but he preferred to fly with Ellis instead.

He is survived by his special friend of 40 years, Donna Sisk, also of Blue Springs, and additionally by Wilbur’s one son, Jay Kreamer of St Paul, MN.   Joe Urice

WILBUR WILLIAM KREAMER

1922 - 2015 | Obituary |  Condolences
WILBUR WILLIAM KREAMER Obituary
Wilbur William Kreamer, 92, Blue Springs, Mo., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 11, 2015. He was born July 5, 1922, in Salamanca, NY. Wilbur proudly served his country during WWII flying in over 25 missions as a B-17 bomber pilot in the 100th Bomb Group. He retired from the Federal Railroad Administration as an Inspector of Signals and Train controls. Wilbur enjoyed woodworking, and made furniture as well as many other items. He loved his retirement on the Minnesota farm and driving the tractor around. He was Methodist by faith. Wilbur enjoyed hiking in the woods and traveling. Wilbur is survived by his longtime companion, Donna Sisk of Blue Springs, and son, Jay Kreamer of Eagen, Minn. He was preceded in death by son, Steve Kreamer; two sisters; one brother; and his parents. Wilbur has been cremated per his wishes. Arr.: Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Wilbur and condolences to the family may be left at meyerfuneralchapel.com Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs, family owned and operated.
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 15, 2015


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Wilbur Kreamer Diary Mission 23, Flew as an observer on another Crew.  

Mission 23 part II.

Robert Ellis and Wilbur Kreamer (from the collection of Keevin Moriarty)

Russell Kendig and Wilbur Kreamer at the 1995 reunion

Wilbur Kreamer (from the collection of Keevin Moriarty)

 George Holden kneels near his top turret guns, while Co-Pilot Wilbur Kreamer looks from his position window. (Photo from the John Ford collection, courtesy of Mark Harrington) Munoz crew information 

 The Armand Munoz Crew with The Latest Rumor. L to R Front: Frank Popoli, Armand Munoz, Wilbur Kreamer. Back: Jack Ford, Sal DiBartolo, George Holden, Red Schneider, Bob Shuck, Frank Accordino. (Photo from the John Ford collection, courtesy of Mark Harrington) Munoz crew information 

Wilbur Kreamer Diary for Lt Munoz Crew page 1

Wilbu Kreamer Diary Mission 2

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Misison 3 for Lt Munoz Crew

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 4, Munoz Crew. 

Wilbur Kreamer Mission 5, Lt Munoz Crew. 

Wilbur Kreamer Diary Mission 6, Lt Munoz Crew

Wilber Kreamer Diary Mission 7.  Lt Munoz Crew. 

Wilbur Kreamer Diary Mission 8, Lt Munoz Crew

Wilber Kreamer Diary Mission 9, Lt Munoz Crew

Wilbur Munoz Diary Mission 10, Lt Munoz Crew

Wilbur Kreamer Diary Mission 11, Lt Munoz Crew

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, mission 12, Lt Munoz Crew

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 13, Munoz Crew.

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 14, Munoz Crew.

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 15, Munoz Crew.

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 16, Munoz Crew.

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 17, Munoz Crew.

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 18, Munoz Crew.

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 19, Munoz Crew.

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 20, Munoz Crew

Wilbur Kreamer Diary mission 22

Wilbur Kreamer Diary, Mission 21, Munoz Crew

Wilbur Kreamer Diary mission # 24

Wilbur Kreamer Diary mission # 25

From R.C.A.A.B., Rapid City, South Dakota, December 1944 - the officers of crew I-49. L-R Oscar Huyghe, Bombardier (didn't fly with the crew in Europe), Frank Popoli, Navigator, Armand Munoz, Pilot, and Wilbur Kreamer, Co-Pilot. — in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Lt Wilbur Kreamer Diary Mission 23 part II

Wilbur Kreamer Diary May 1, 1945 Chowhound Mission 

Ellis Crew evidently after becoming Lead since Cockerham is not pictured. Ellis always managed an extra stripe for his EM and Officers had an extra bar also. Well ranked Crew. Location unknown but probably a hut at extreme North end of 351st considering the background. Time therefor would probably be before March,1945 as they moved to the Wofford Hut after the Brown Crew left in March after finishing their tour..Joe Urice
Photo courtesy of Katy Souther, granddaughter of Keevin Moriarty, ROG on Lt Ellis Crew. 

 L-R kneeling Lt. Wilbur Kreamer, Capt. Robert Ellis, Capt Melvin Snyder, Lt Wallace Polansky
L-R Standing: Keevin Moriarty, Russell Kendig, Cecil Giberson, Frederick Randleman

The Latest Rumor (A/C 42-97126), Wilbur Kreamer's A-2 jacket. Wilbur was the CP on the 2nd Lt. Armand Munoz crew.

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

Crew 2

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