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John C. Kielman, Pilot
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JOHN C. KIELMAN CREW - 359th BS
(Assigned 359BS: 17 April 1945 - photo: 19 April 1945)

2Lt John C. Kielman (P), 2Lt Lawrence W. Bennett (CP),
2Lt Anthony F. Terranova (N), 2Lt Clifford H. Markuson (B)

Cpl Porter J. Hegwood (Gunner)(front, left), Cpl Philip L. Brauer, Sr. (R),
Cpl William R. Monasky (E)(front, center), Cpl Charles W. Clearihue (Togglier/Gunner),
Cpl Jack W. O'Neil (Gunner)

Crew Note:
The Kielman Crew was one of ten crews (91 men) to be assigned to the 303rd BG(H) on 16 & 17 April 1945. These crews were the last to be assigned to the 303rd BG(H) at Molesworth. They arrived too late to fly any combat missions, but these last ten crews are all a very significant part of the 303rd BG(H) history and heritage. The ten no-mission crews were:

[photo courtesy of the Irue Ferguson Family]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]