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S/SGT  Robert W. WOLF

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: ROG

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 17 FEB 45 FRANKFURT & GEISSEN

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
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



Subj: Re: Mighty 8th-100th  
Date: 8/14/2005 8:54:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time 
From: suzannewolf29@msn.com 
To: MPFaley@aol.com 
Sent from the Internet (Details) 
 
I personally had his jacket with the name on it. I also have a photo of it. He flew in 2nd Lt. Donald N. Ellison crew from what I could see from your list of crews. It also looks like they finished their tours same time. Both my parents are deceased now, Dad died April 13th, 1967. The citation he got with the air medal was signed by General Partridge and General Savage. I didn't find out a lot until after he died the VA marker had AM & 4  OLC on it. That’s when I found out they were medals. I remember watching 12 O'clock high at our house was like sacred. I really learned an appreciation for what my Dad and his fellow air men did for our Country during the 50 anniversary of D-day. Dad didn't speak a lot about the war in detail. There are crew shots he has a photo also of a mission to Russia and wrote on the back of that all the names of the crew. I'm currently in Wisconsin. I have all the photos in New Jersey. I will have my friend send them to me. All I have left is the photos and his sergeants patch and the 8th Army Air Corp patch. There is also a few old newspaper articles my Grandmother clipped. My ex-husband threw away his metals on me. So they are gone. I will help in anyway I can 
 
Thanks
               Suzanne
 
P.S. I will pay the shipping. remember seeing a B-17 from the confederate air force I went in it and got to sit in the radio operators seat it was very moving to me. I have been trying to find someone to give these photos to for some time and just yesterday saw you name as the 100th BG historian like a godsend. I was at the WWII memorial this summer and wished I could do something. I thank you for what you are doing
----- Original Message ----- 
From: MPFaley@aol.com 
To: suzannewolf29@msn.com 
Cc: wcs31@swbell.net ; harry@100thbg.com ; charlie@100thbg.com ; rhbbjb@Prodigy.net 
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: Mighty 8th-100th


In a message dated 8/13/2005 5:21:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time, suzannewolf29@msn.com writes:
Dear Michael                                                                                         7/13/2005
 
 
My Father Flew with the 100th Bomb Group 8th Army Air Corp. He was a radio operator on the Bomber Nasty Nan, he flew 32 bombing combat missions and earned the air metal with four oak leaf clusters. His name was Staff Sergeant Robert W. Wolf, dad was a huge photography nut. I have a lot of pictures he took over in Europe. I'm so happy to have found you to help me preserve this bit of history I have. Some of the photos have the mission he went on and the men's name who went with him. With the writing Dad put on the backs of the photos, I want you to have the originals. I have to say I am extremely proud of my father and his memory. Please let me know how I can get you these photos.
 
 
Thank You very much
 
                                   Suzanne M. Wolf
 
Suzanne,
You are a GODSEND.  We would be VERY HONORED to keep your Fathers legacy in the 100th BG alive and well.  My Big Questions, is there a Crew Shot in the photos?  Secondly, do you have a complete list of your Dad's missions? Third, you speak of your Father in the past tense and we have no record of his passing? If he has passed, can you give us the dates for our Taps section?  Forth, you mention a bomber by the name of Nasty Nan, this is a NEW NAME for us, do you have a tail number for this plane or a photo of her?   I am sorry I am asking so many questions but this email is exciting to me when a piece of history will fill in so many gaps we have.  Suzanne, would you please send the photos by Fedex and use my account number, these are one of a kind and I want nothing to happen to them:

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PHOTOS:

 Robert W. Wolf, ROG of the Donald N. Ellison crew at Thorpe Abbotts. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Robert W. Wolf 

 Robert W. Wolf, ROG of the Donald N. Ellison crew at Thorpe Abbotts. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Robert W. Wolf 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert W. Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert Wolf of the Don Ellison crew. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Robert and June Wolf in Florida 

 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 

 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 

 

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