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LT  Lonnie A. DOYLE

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: P

Lt Lennie Doyle, Pilot.  Photo Courtesy of Wendy Terrell, daughter of Thomas Williams 

Lt Lonnie Doyle. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Lt Lonnie Doyle after mission. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
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Comments1: ANSON, TX

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT LONNIE A. DOYLE, JR               P FEH
2ND LT ROBERT Y. BOLTON               CP FEH
2ND LT WILLIAM L. STOELZEL          NAV FEH
2ND LT THOMAS J. WILLIAMS          BOM FEH
T/SGT ARTHUR C. CHAMPION           ROG FEH
T/SGT BIRTON N. BOSSEMEYER       TTE FEH
S/SGT DONALD L. JACOBSON            WG FEH (Became Toggelier on the Crew)
S/SGT HAROLD H. LEWIS                   BTG FEH
S/SGT JOHN P. PODANY                      TG FEH

418TH SQUADRON.  JOINED 100TH BOMB GROUP ON 8 JAN 45   Crew flew " YO YO BUDDY"

Crew flew 29 missions. Lt Thomas J. Wllliams flew 9 missions with the Crew and was replaced by S/Sgt Donald Jacobson Toggelier.  Crew flew with fill in WG for the rest of the tour. S/Sgt Calvin F. Reed from Lt Appleton Crew was one.    

Mike,
 
Here's the missions I have for the Lonnie Doyle crew.all flown on YO YO BUDDY except for late ferry missions
I noticed the aircraft database doesn't have the sqdn and call sign for 44-8782 it was LD-H replacing 166 H off hardstand # 45..... transferred from the 95th BG/412BS  (QW-R) to the 100th 20 May,1945…Jack O'Leary

 #               DATE                   TARGET                                      POSITION IN FORMATION
#270    2   MARCH,1945  RUHLAND & DRESDEN, FACTORY AREA     A-SQDN, Low Flight,L/W  
#278   12  MARCH,1945  SWINEMUNDE, DOCKS                            A-SQDN, High Flight, R/W
#279   14 MARCH,1945   SEELZE "A & C GROUP"                           C-SQDN, High Flight,R/W
#287   24 MARCH,1945   ZIEGENHAIN, AIRFIELD                           C-SQDN,Element 2, L/W
#289   28 MARCH,1945   HANOVER, TANK FACTORY                     B-SQDN,Element 3, L/W
#290   30 MARCH,1945   HAMBURG, SHIP YARDS                          A-SQDN,Element 3,L/W
#291   31 MARCH,1945   ZEITZ, OIL REFINERY(100TH B, C & D)     C-SQDN,Element 2, R/W
#293   4   APRIL,1945    KIEL, SUB YARDS                                   B-SQDN,Lead Element,L/W 
#297   8   APRIL,1945    EGER, MY (CZECH)                                 B-SQDN,Lead Element,R/W
#298   9   APRIL,1945    MUNICH/REIM, AF                                   A-SQDN,Element 2,R/W
#299  10  APRIL,1945    BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF                       C-SQDN,Element 2, R/W
#300  11  APRIL,1945    LANDSHUT,ORD DEPOT;INGOLSTADT, MY D-SQDN, Element 2,L/W
#302  15  APRIL,1945    ROYAN, GROUND DEFENSES                    A-SQDN,Element 2,R/W
 
CHOWHOUND  MISSIONS
 
         2 MAY,1945          SCHIPHOL AF- HOLLAND   A/C 166 H       A-SQDN,Element 2
         5 MAY,1945          ALKMAAR, AF, HILVERSUM, BAARN,         D-SQDN,Element 2, L/W
 
FERRY  MISSIONS
 
        3 JUNE,1945       C-SQDN,Element 3 Lead      44-8782   LD-H   HS # 45
        4 JUNE,1945       B-SQDN, Element 2 Lead     44-8782   LD-H   HS # 45
      22 JUNE,1945       BANJO MISSION                 44-8876   LD-F   HS # 48  



Mr. Robert Young Bolton, age 78, of Longmont, Colo., passed away Monday, September 28, 1998 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Denver, Colo. Mr. Bolton was born January 7, 1920 in Cedartown. He served for 27 years in the U.S. Air Force. He attended the University of Michigan, then the University of Arizona. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Sigma Nu. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, soon after Pearl Harbor, and served until 1946, flying many types of aircraft. Bolton flew 29 combat missions from England in the B-17G with the 100th Bomb Group, Third Division, Eighth Air Force. He received numerous medals and commendations, among which was the Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters. Following World War II, he returned to the University of Arizona and graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration. After graduation, he received his regular commission in the Army Air Corps in November 1947 and flew a C-54 cargo plane to Germany. Mr. Bolton flew 225 sorties in one year in the Berlin Airlift delivering food and coal amidst ground fire to Templehof Airdrome in Berlin. He received three more oakleaf clusters to his Air Medal, as well as several more medals. He returned to the U.S. in 1949 and entered the Strategic Air Command, flying the B-36 heavy bomber with the 11th Bomb Wing. He then transferred to Eglin Air Force base in Florida where he began flying the B-52G Stratofortress jet bomber. Mr. Bolton retired as a command pilot with the rank of lieutenant colonel in August 1969, after 8, 240 hours flying time, 5,500 of those for the Strategic Air Command. He moved to Longmont after retirement from the Air Force. The next 21 years were spent in the business community as a sales representative. The last nine years of employment were with Selby Auto Glass and Windshields America. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adene Young Bolton and Charles Warren Bolton; and a brother Charles W. Bolton, Jr. Survivors include his wife Zetta of Longmont; three daughters, Doris E. Bolton of Mission Viejo, Calif., Joyce E. Bolton of Long Beach, Calif., and Susan Luther of Ashford, Wash.; a brother, Rowland Parks Bolton of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 1, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, with full military honors.

Harold H. Lewis Jr. 

Harold H. Lewis Jr. passed away on October 7 in Joplin, Missouri. He was born in Auburn, Washington, on June 24, 1925, to the late Harold H. and Lucille Ruby (Dubuque) Lewis Sr. He was raised in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Broadway High School he served his country as a Staff Sergeant during World War II. After his years of service, on December 2, 1950 in Reno, Nevada, he married Norma Jensen and to this union two children were born. They settled in Fairway, Kansas (Kansas City) where he worked as an auditor in investments at Interstate Securities until retirement. He lived in Oregon and Florida then moved to Joplin to be near friends and to be the perfect distance between his daughters' homes. In his spare time he enjoyed golf, cooking, dancing, automobiles, traveling, and most of all being with friends. He was also a member of the Elks lodge. Mr. Lewis is survived by his two daughters; Donna K. Lewis of Kansas City, and Tracie M. Taylor and husband Larry of Edmond Oklahoma; granddaughters Jessica and Lauren Taylor of Edmond, Oklahoma; one sister Patricia Rodgers of Moses Lake, Washington. Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary with Reverend Larry Six officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Hospices of America, 3130 Wisconsin, Ste. 6, Joplin, MO 64804.

William Louis Stoelzel   |   Visit Guest Book 
STOELZEL WINSTON SALEM William Louis Stoelzel June 29, 1925 - March 2, 2012 William Louis Stoelzel of Winston Salem died on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Fitzgerald Health Center in Memory Care. Bill was born in Windsor, CT on June 29, 1925, to Louis and Catherine (Manhire) Stoelzel. He attended John Fitch High School in Windsor, University of Chicago (Bachelors), the Naval War College under the sponsorship of the CIA, and George Washington University (MS in International Affairs with emphasis in Diplomatic History and Comparative Government). He served as a 1st Lt in WWII in the US 8th Army Air Force and the 100th Bomb Group, 418th Sqdn as a Navigator. All but one of his group's 29 combat missions was flown in the same B-17G aircraft nicknamed, "Yo Yo Buddy." The 100th Bomb Group was one of three groups comprising the 13th Combat Bomb Wing of the 3rd Air Division. He was also a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society. Following WWII, William proudly served with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 29 years. He facilitated all aspects of intelligence collection, analysis, and operation support in administrative and management roles. He was recognized for his contributions to foreign materials, science, and technology, as well as his expertise in assessing terrorism and nuclear proliferation concerns. William was a true intelligence professional dedicated to preserving and protecting our country's national security. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Anne Andrle, of Bailey, CO and his sister, Irene Eddy of Enfield, CT. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Kirk Stoelzel, his sister, Helen Stoelzel of New York City, seven nieces and a nephew. He was a member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church and was active in the Downtown Church Center. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., including Internment with military honors in the Dalton Memorial Garden. There will be a reception immediately following in the Colhoun Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St Paul's Memorial Fund, 520 Summit St, Winston Salem, NC 27101 or to Hospice Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103.

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The Lonnie A. Doyle, Jr. Crew
Standing L to R: Lt. Lonnie Doyle-P, Sgt. J. P. Podany-TG, Sgt. Calvin F. Reed-WG (Fill in from Appleton Crew)
Sgt. Donald L. Jacobson-TOG, Sgt. H. H. Lewis-BTG. Kneeling L to R: Lt. Robert Y. Bolton, T/Sgt Birton N. Bossmeyer-TTE, T/Sgt Arthur C. Champion-ROG, Lt. William L. Stoelzel-Nav.

Wendy Terrell (daughter of Lt Thomas J. Williams 
This photo was taken October 1944 at Army Air Field, Alexandria, LA.
Dad is bottom right. The back reads ""Champ, Neil, Greenwald, Podang, Jake, Shorty, Lonnie, Buzzy, Bill" but should read:

Back: Neil, Champ, Jake, Shorty, Greenwald, Podang  
Front: Lonnie, Buzzy, Bill, Thomas J. Williams

Lt Lonnie Doyle Crew Stateside in newspaper article. (Courtesy of Matt Mabe)

Crew of Lt Lonnie Doyle at Thorpe Abbotts. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrel daughter of Lt Thomas Williams. 

Lt Lonnie Doyle Crew. Photo Courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Lt Lonnie Doyle Crew. Photo Courtesy of Wendy Terrell.

Arthur "Champ" Champion, Neil Bossemeyer, Donald "Jake" Jacobson.  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Lonnie Doyle enlisted men. Arthur Champion, "Neil" Bossmeyer, Donald "jake" Jacobson, Harold "shorty" Lewis. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

S/SGT JOHN "Podang" PODANY TG 
T/SGT BIRTON "Neil" BOSSEMEYER TTE 

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number one. Feb 6, 1945 target was   CHEMNITZ,  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number two. Feb 9, 1945 target was WEIMAR, ARM WORKS (S.T.),  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell 

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number three. Feb 28, 1945 target was KASSEL (MY),  Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number four. March 2, 1945 target was DRESDEN Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number five. March 7, 1945 target was SIEGEN, MY (S.T.) Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number SIX. March 11, 1945 target was HAMBURG photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell 

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number Seven. March 12 , 1945 target was SWINEMUNDE. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number Eight. March 14, 1945 target was HANOVER. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Mission Log of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Lt Williams flew 9 missions with Lt Doyle Crew. This is number nine. March 15, 1945 target is listed on 100th Misson list as Orienburg vs RUHLAND & Plauen on Williams mission log. Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

Diary cover of of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Training & Stations assigned to from the Diary of Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Feb 6, 1945 Chementz:   Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Feb 28, 1945 Kassel .  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

March 2, 1945 DRESDEN.  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

March 7, 1945 SIEGEN: Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Palm Sunday Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

FEB 9, 1945 WEIMAR: Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

March 11, 1945 HAMBURG:  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 12, 1945 SWINEMUNDE:  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell.  Note: Hero Mission denotes Flying enough missions to qualify for the Air Medal. 

MARCH 9, 1945-No Mission.   Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 13, 1945 No Mission.  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 14, 1945 HANOVER:  Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 24, 1945: Lt Thomas J. Williams is transferred to Owen Griffith's Lead Crew. Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 16, 1945 Mission Scrubbed! Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 21, 1945 : no mission but gunners meeting and later Big Brass Meeting. Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

MARCH 22,1945: ALHORN Last mission with Lt Doyle Crew. Being transferred to lead crew training. 
Diary Entry of  Lt Thomas Williams, Bomb on Lt Doyle Crew.  Courtesy of Daughter Wendy Terrell

Newspaper article on Lt Doyle being awarded OLC to Air Medal (Courtesy of Matt Mabe)

Lt Lonnie Doyle, Neil Bossemeyer, Donald "jake" Jacobson.  Photo from wendy Terrell

Lt Robert Bolton - CP, Lt Lonnie Doyle-P, Lt William L.STOELZEL-Nav. Photo from Wendy Terrell

L-R Lt Lonnie Doyle, Lt Robert "Buzz" Bolton, Lt William Stoelzel Photo courtesy of Wendy Terrell

 

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