Gildo Uliana - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Gildo Uliana - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

TSgt Gildo J. Uliana left on a Trolley Mission 7 May, 1945. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56063843

 


Gordon Thomas - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Gordon Thomas - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

SSgt Gordon H. Thomas left on a Trolley Mission 7 May, 1945. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56304542

 


Fredrick Selk - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Fredrick Selk - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

SSgt Fredrick W. Selk left on a Trolley Mission 7 May, 1945. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56285431, also https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91718181

 


William Riser - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

William Riser - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred on May 7, 1945. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River.

Sgt. Risers remains were never recovered, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56303175


Ronald Maier - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Ronald Maier - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

TSgt Ronald F. Maier left on a Trolley Mission 7 May, 1945. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56301287, also https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57498594

 


John Kunkel - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

John Kunkel - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

TSgt John Alvin Kunkel left on a Trolley Mission 7 May, 1945. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56282872

 


Thomas Evans - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Thomas Evans - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

Sgt Thomas B. Evans left on a Trolley Mission 7 May, 1945. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56280972, also https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69573368

 


William Emery - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

William Emery - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

Corp William K. Emery left on a Trolley Mission 7 May, 1945. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. Despite such precautions, an accident occurred. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them were recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56298481

 


Trolley Mission

This website tells the story of an extraordinary sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War (Second World War). These “Trolley Missions” were low-level flights over Germany between 7 May 1945 and 12 May 1945. Sometimes these missions are also called “Low Level Mission”, “Low Level Tours” or “Cook’s Tours”. During these flights across Europe and Germany aerial photographs were taken showing the destruction of German cities.