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

 


Stephen Curtis - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Stephen Curtis - 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.

Lt. Curtis remains were never recovered, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56280433

 


Elbert Ravenscraft - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Elbert Ravenscraft - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

Sgt Elbert Ravenscraft, the crew and passengers of B-24J #44-10620 (The Falcon Returns) 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/56284818

 


Alfred Odegard - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Alfred Odegard - 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.

Pvt. Odegard remains were never recovered, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56284264

 


John Dunnings - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

John Dunnings - 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. Dunnings remains were never recovered, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56280806

 


Lilbern Daly - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Lilbern Daly - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

S/Sgt. Lilbern D. Daly, the crew and passengers of B-24J #44-10620 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/56297999

 


Chester Conrad - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

Chester Conrad - Non Battle Casualty Report - May 1945

July 4, 2019

T. Sgt. Chester D. Conrad was killed in action May 7, 1945, in Germany. The body arrived in Lima Wednesday morning and was removed to the funeral home, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94077434

 


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.