Pictures from Templehof Air Drome, Berlin, Germany, summer/fall 1945
This page contains pictures taken at Templehof Air Base shortly after the end of World
War 2. This base was the home of the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron (squadron code
"Z4") beginning on 4 July, 1945.If you can positively identify anyone in any of the photos or
have photos of the men of the 301st from the time, please
This C-47 with serial number 52547
was one of five aircraft modified to the VC117B standard and delivered to the Air Corps in
July 1945. This may have been General Hoyt Vandenberg's personal aircraft.Click on
the photo to enlarge.
These guys are standing in front of a B-17 that was painted silver. It is believed that this
aircraft was used for photo recon after the war. Although it didn't come out in this scan, the
plane's serial number is 3-38792. She was delivered to the Air Corps in October, 1944 and
scrapped in January, 1946. On December 28, 1945, this aircraft was involved in some sort of
accident at Tulln AAF Station, Austria. The following are the crew members during that flight:
PILOT: Hubert S. Judy Jr., Col,
CREW MEMBER: Richard S. Carey, SSgt (Flight Engineer),
CREW MEMBER: John M. Schorb, PFC (Radio Operator),
CREW MEMBER: Charley Martin, Col (Passenger),
CREW MEMBER: William Stack, 1LT (Passenger). In the picture,
Bob Admire is the man kneeling on the far left. Recognize anyone
else? Click on the photo to enlarge.
Bob Admire is on the left. "Smitty" is on the right. "Smitty" appears in several
photos taken at Templehof. Does anyone know his real name? The photo was taken December 29,
1945. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Bob Admire is on the left. Who are the other two guys?Click on the photo to enlarge.
Bob Admire is on the left. Who are the other two guys? Was the photographer a novice
or did he intend to center on the rubble?Click on the photo to enlarge.
This picture of Templehof was taken from the air by an unknown Air Force photographer. If
you look closely at the C-47 in the lower right of the photo, you'll see the squadron code
"Z4" painted on the side just above the engine. In the original photo, the logo is visible on
most all of the planes. Photo courtesy of Walter Lutzweit. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Taken inside one of the hangars at Templehof. If you look closely at the wall in the
background to the right of K-K-Katy's nose, you can see "Rauchen Verbotten" (No smoking)
written on it. Photo courtesy of Walter Lutzweit. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Taken at the Tullin Air Base in Vienna, Austria. This gentleman has been identified as
"Sgt. Drawdy". I don't know anything about him, but have several pictures of him and believe
he must have known my father. Any info on him would be greatly appreciated. Photo courtesy of
Walter Lutzweit. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Taken most likely at Tempelhof. "Sgt. Drawdy" is on the right, Walter is on the left. Photo
courtesy of Walter Lutzweit. Click on the photo to enlarge.
I originally thought this was taken in Germany but know believe it may have been taken at Fort
Benning, Georgia or Greenville Air Base in South Carolina. Bob Admire is standing just
left of center in between two women. His hat is cocked to the left. Click on the photo to
If recognize anyone on this page, please
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