• 7 January 1945
  • Mission #224
  • Target: Landau

General briefings for (29) crews were conducted between 0515 and 0630 hours for a strike against the railroad station at Landau with a secondary target of the Kaiserslautern marshalling yards. All crews commenced take-offs at 0840 hours with (26) going over the cloud obscured primary, releasing by GH. One of these had formed with the 458th and bombed with this unit. The Group dropped (559) 250 and 500# bombs on target with results generally unobserved. There were enemy aircraft reaction with AA fire being meager and inaccurate. Returning bombers landed around 1450 hours with (1) battle damaged. Fighter support on this mission was rated fair.

The Adsit crew, aboard #42-51235, had to bail out over Alsace-Lorraine due to multiple engine failure. The aircraft crashed between Hellimer and Francaltroff, France, after being abandoned.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #224

7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
P Ross, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Crane, F.D. 2nd Lt.
N Richner, G.C. F/O
NG Hester, T.G. S/Sgt.
E Albright, H.B. S/Sgt.
R Agnew, T.G. S/Sgt.
RW Wattles, L.O. S/Sgt.
LW Blackburn, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT Arnold, E.R. S/Sgt.
TG Watson, C.B. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Yasi, R.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Blanton, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hamilton, P.L. 2nd Lt.
B Johnson, F. 2nd Lt.
E Taylor, B.D. T/Sgt.
R Nalette, T.A. Sgt.
RW Hensler, L.P. Sgt.
LW Pasco, W.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tingle, J.B. Sgt.
RCM Frappier, H.A. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Harcus, R.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Thompson, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Adler, M.N. 2nd Lt.
B Sexton, W.C. 1st Lt.
E Thomas, E. S/Sgt.
R Shanley, J.V. S/Sgt.
RW Brennan, R.W. Sgt.
LW Marshall, L.C. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rosenberg, J.E. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Bell, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Guegold, R.L. 1st Lt.
N Forbes, D.R. 1st Lt.
B Wilson, H.W. 1st Lt.
E Radzikowski, L.S. T/Sgt.
R Cheshire, W.T. T/Sgt.
RW Noltkamper, A.A. T/Sgt.
LW Zwolinski, V.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Geron, H.E. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Steck, R.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Quinn, E.J. 2nd Lt.
N Jost, E.G. F/O
B Gross, E.B. 2nd Lt.
E Lewis, M.M. Sgt.
R Parker, R.M. Sgt.
RW Thompson, W.J. Sgt.
LW Jacobson, C.R. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peters, R.P. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Meehan, J.L. 1st Lt.
CP Carey, H.V. 1st Lt.
N McAfee, S.P. 2nd Lt.
NT Lynch, R.C. S/Sgt.
E Cohen, H.J. T/Sgt.
R Candido, C.D. T/Sgt.
RW Lange, D.H. S/Sgt.
LW Conner, P.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG White, P.W. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 792
P Beder, J. 1st Lt.
CP Samsell, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Matishowski, J. 2nd Lt.
B Murray, J.G. 2nd Lt.
E Morley, J.P. T/Sgt.
R Murgatroyd, R.S. T/Sgt.
RW Carr, R.P. S/Sgt.
LW Roever, C.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Schodrof, R.H. S/Sgt.
PN Costa, J.A. Capt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Berkley, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Byrnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Hough, J.F. T/Sgt.
R Waggener, L.R. Sgt.
RW Martin, P.R. Pvt.
LW Tracy, R.D. Sgt.
BT Colquhoun, R.N. Sgt.
TG Moffa, A.J. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Johnson, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Ellis, J.F. 1st Lt.
N Hildebrand, L.C. 1st Lt.
B Mountain, J.G. 1st Lt.
E Stolins, E.A. T/Sgt.
R Holmes, E.L. T/Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. S/Sgt.
LW Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, G.D. S/Sgt.
RCM Hairston, R.T. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
NG Zeanah, T. S/Sgt.
E Bombardier, W.J. T/Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. T/Sgt.
RW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
LW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Dodson, G.H. 2nd Lt.
CP LeFevre, L.P. 2nd Lt.
N Fletcher, W.J. 2nd Lt.
NG Hochard, H.H. Sgt.
E Herrera, D.R. Sgt.
R Green, J.M. Sgt.
RW Allendorf, V.G. Sgt.
LW Peterson, F.H. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Jenkins, C.E. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164 (no mission credit)
P Jordan, T.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Osojnicki, E.S. 2nd Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 2nd Lt.
NG Kirol, J. S/Sgt.
E Kinzler, S.J. T/Sgt.
R Brown, L.E. T/Sgt.
RW Davis, T.N. S/Sgt.
LW Meister, R.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. S/Sgt.
RCM Taylor, J.L. Cpl.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 991 (no mission credit)
P Inman, C.E. 1st Lt.
CP Ondrasek, J.G. 2nd Lt.
N Lange, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B Rees, R.R. 2nd Lt.
E Kamholz, E.J. T/Sgt.
R Flake, R.M. Jr. T/Sgt.
RW Finkelstein, B. S/Sgt.
LW Evans, H.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Gafin, B. S/Sgt.
RCM Hightower, W.H. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906 (no mission credit)
P Majesky, A.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Wanner, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Vought, E.I. F/O
B Zuckert, J.S. 2nd Lt.
E Patton, F.M. Sgt.
R Ivey, M.A. S/Sgt.
RW Esenwein, E.R. Sgt.
LW Marinelli, N.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Martin, J.F. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 345
P Cohn, A.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Runyon, D.S. 2nd Lt.
N Flugel, R.R. F/O
B - -
E Cross, G.H. S/Sgt.
R Kincaid, M.M. S/Sgt.
RW Korpi, W.B. Sgt.
LW Nogales, D.E. Jr. Sgt.
BT Norton, W.R. Sgt.
TG Avery, W.R. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 868
P Schuster, W.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Dougherty, T.V. 2nd Lt.
N Harron, R.J. F/O
B - -
E Pellecchia, R.W. Sgt.
R Kohn, F.A. Sgt.
RW Holder, O.E. S/Sgt.
LW Englebrecht, L.C. Sgt.
BT Maccarrone, A.A. Sgt.
TG Sablitz, P. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901
P Shaw, B.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Bachman, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Anstey, M.P. F/O
B - -
E Kedenburg, J.H. Sgt.
R Sturm, W.A. Sgt.
RW Perlingiero, C.P. Sgt.
LW Rice, W.W. Sgt.
BT Hoover, R.C. Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
P Tokarsky, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Moore, M.R. F/O
N King, F.S. F/O
NG Ross, W. S/Sgt.
E Dowling, R.L. S/Sgt.
R Vivero, D.L. S/Sgt.
RW Ridge, B.E. S/Sgt.
LW Granzow, L.J. S/Sgt.
BT Weissbeck, E.A. Sgt.
TG - -
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Bell, W.M. 1st Lt.
CP Pope, C.H. 1st Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 1st Lt.
NG Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
R Costanzo, N.T. S/Sgt.
RW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Garcia, A.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Pollack, M. 2nd Lt.
N Oakes, H.W. 2nd Lt.
NG Westlund, J.K. Sgt.
E Landes, I.B. S/Sgt.
R Nelson, D.A. T/Sgt.
RW Pennington, M.E. S/Sgt.
LW Merda, A.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rauscher, J.G. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Adsit, B.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weber, M. F/O
N Wedgeworth, Q.R. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E McDonald, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Close, H.R. S/Sgt.
RW Ritty, P.M. Sgt.
LW Anderson, W.G. Sgt.
BT Timmons, K.L. Sgt.
TG Taylor, H.T. Sgt.
S-27 Roth, E.A. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
P Byrne, C.E. 1st Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Greene, D.A. 1st Lt.
NG Heilman, R.C. S/Sgt.
E Bennett, L.F. T/Sgt.
R Trapp, M.W. T/Sgt.
RW Libby, J.E. S/Sgt.
LW Wagner, F.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Alper, M.A. S/Sgt.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Fox, J.E. 1st Lt.
CP Sampley, T.A. 2nd Lt.
N Johnson, M.S. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, D.T. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, B.F. T/Sgt.
R Tameling, H. T/Sgt.
RW Intardonato, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Seever, B.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Davis, C.L. S/Sgt.
RCM Slater, R.E. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 204
P Hoover, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Douglass, G.E. 2nd Lt.
N Fetter, G.R. F/O
B - -
E Marlowe, J.D. S/Sgt.
R Affinito, L.J. Sgt.
RW Janak, E.G. Sgt.
LW Gayda, F.M. Sgt.
BT Fitzgerald, T.R. Sgt.
TG Jones, L.A. Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 636
P Tays, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Ferguson, T.B. F/O
N Holzinger, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Sorensen, A.C. 1st Lt.
E King, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Berger, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Coury, G.A. S/Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. S/Sgt.
BT Bunting, J. S/Sgt.
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Joyce, J.F. F/O
CP Bowman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N McQuade, R.N. F/O
B - -
E Albino, A. T/Sgt.
R Brown, J.F. T/Sgt.
RW Gorham, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW Kurkomelis, G.C. S/Sgt.
BT Andrews, Q.Q. S/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. S/Sgt.
7 Jan 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
P White, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Whalen, J.M. 1st Lt.
N Weissberger, M.L. 1st Lt.
B Morton, E.R. 1st Lt.
E Hayden, R. T/Sgt.
R Baker, M. T/Sgt.
RW Sabolish, G. S/Sgt.
LW Egler, M.G. S/Sgt.
BT Alexander, R.W. 1st Lt.
TG White, R.A. S/Sgt.
NV Barry, W.T. 2nd Lt.
7 Jan 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 788
P Grettum, R.B. Capt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Bauer, H.H. 2nd Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 1st Lt.
E Padden, T.F. T/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Long, J.F. S/Sgt.
LW Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
BT Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
TG - -
PN Waldo, L.C. 1st Lt.
NV Conrad, J.B. 1st Lt.
7 Jan 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 103
P Scharf, C.D. 1st Lt.
CP Call, F.B. 1st Lt.
N McFerran, J.B. 1st Lt.
B Sparks, R.L. 1st Lt.
E Michalski, R. T/Sgt.
R Bonanno, J.C. T/Sgt.
RW Rigas, C. S/Sgt.
LW Lienemann, W.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt.
PN Thomas, J.B. 1st Lt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
Maj. Sather, H. flew as command pilot in the 44th Bomb Group ship.