• 29 January 1945
  • Mission #232
  • Target: Hamm

The assigned primary target for this mission - the last one to be flown in this month which had been weather plagued - was the Altenbeken Viaduct near Paderborn. The secondary target was the marshalling yards at Hamm. Between 0445 and 0600 hours (30) aircrews were briefed and at 0900, (29) commenced take-offs. A total of (27) went over the secondary, bombing by H2X, and releasing (158) 1000# weapons. Results were unobserved due to poor weather. There were no enemy fighters encountered and friendly fighter support was rated as good throughout the mission. AA fire was moderate but inaccurate. All ships returned safely at 1600 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #232

29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Raczko, W. 2nd Lt.
CP McGill, C.L. 2nd Lt.
N Cline, A.P. F/O
B Feldman, P. 2nd Lt.
E Reynolds, J.R. Sgt.
R VanDeven, J.K. Sgt.
RW Holland, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Parker, R.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Adkins, J.E. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Wolak, S. 2nd Lt.
CP Willett, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Longenecker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kutner, J.M. 2nd Lt.
E Bobish, A. S/Sgt.
R Murphy, R.C. Sgt.
RW Ruigh, R.E. Sgt.
LW Czop, J.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Schick, F.W. Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 619
P Markuson, C.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Hutchcroft, H.W. 2nd Lt.
N Maceyra, E. 2nd Lt.
B Hunter, E.R. S/Sgt.
E Cain, P.L. S/Sgt.
R Burke, J.E. T/Sgt.
RW Monaghan, T.D. S/Sgt.
LW Howard, J.B. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rosenberg, J.E. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Berkley, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Byrnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Hough, J.F. M/Sgt.
R Waggener, L.R. S/Sgt.
RW Tracy, R.D. S/Sgt.
LW Anastos, G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Moffa, A.J. S/Sgt.
NG Colquhoun, R.N. S/Sgt.
RCM Robinson, L.D. Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 464
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.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 709
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. S/Sgt.
RW Pasco, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Hensler, L.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tingle, J.B. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
P Sommers, O.L. 1st Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 1st Lt.
N Judd, G.G. 1st Lt.
B Streicher, H.P. Jr. 1st Lt.
E Drummond, W.D. T/Sgt.
R Fender, J.F. T/Sgt.
RW O'Kane, R.P. S/Sgt.
LW McNeill, C.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. S/Sgt.
RCM Allen, P. S/Sgt.
RCM Williams, C.G. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 302
P Smith, K.A. 1st Lt.
CP Perkins, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Vealey, S.L. F/O
NG Dodge, H.F. S/Sgt.
E Thomas, E. S/Sgt.
R Carlstrand, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Flesey, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Hamment, R.E. S/Sgt.
BT Krohn, O.G. S/Sgt.
TG Rubenstein, S.J. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
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. Cpl.
R Parker, R.M. Cpl.
RW Jacobson, C.R. Cpl.
LW Thompson, W.J. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Peters, R.P. Cpl.
PN Sullivan, P.A. 1st Lt.
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 898
P Cline, K.E. 1st Lt.
CP Garrett, A.W. 2nd Lt.
N Mercer, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Thompson, R.H. T/Sgt.
R Leahy, W.E. Sgt.
RW Cobb, C.E. Jr. Sgt.
LW Girulat, R.M. Sgt.
BT Lehr, E.L. Sgt.
TG Larmee, W.H. Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Cohn, A.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Runyon, D.S. 2nd Lt.
N Cottone, P.P. 2nd Lt.
B Norton, W.R. S/Sgt.
E Cross, G.H. T/Sgt.
R Kincaid, M.M. S/Sgt.
RW Korpi, W.B. S/Sgt.
LW Nogales, D.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
BT Avery, W.R. S/Sgt.
TG - -
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390
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. Sgt.
RW Purcell, L.J. Sgt.
LW Esenwein, E.R. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Martin, J.F. Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Myers, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, K.W. 2nd Lt.
N Warntz, W. F/O
B Zgurich, E.E. 2nd Lt.
E Payton, J.B. S/Sgt.
R Jaklinski, B. Sgt.
RW Gillette, R.E. Sgt.
LW Thornton, A.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kirk, G.A. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Stoddard, K.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilson, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Koke, D.H. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E O'Hara, R.F. Sgt.
R Logue, R.V. Sgt.
RW Hoffman, R.A. Sgt.
LW Hores, G.P. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Szews, S.M. Sgt.
NT Ringness, J.R. Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 792
P Enyart, D.W. 1st Lt.
CP Froehlich, S.S. 2nd Lt.
N Mertens, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Snyderman, J. 2nd Lt.
E Aycock, C.E. S/Sgt.
R Gersten, G. T/Sgt.
RW Arneson, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Mohan, V.L. S/Sgt.
BT Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
TG - -
Santoro, M.P. F/O
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901
P Nehring, E.H. 1st Lt.
CP Trigilio, G.J. 2nd Lt.
N Farrar, R.B. 1st Lt.
B - -
E McJunkin, F.R. T/Sgt.
R Dobson, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Koegen, F.J. S/Sgt.
LW Harrow, K.J. S/Sgt.
BT Thomas, W.J. S/Sgt.
TG Kent, C.L. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 448
P Jordan, T.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Osojnicki, E.S. 2nd Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 2nd Lt.
B 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.
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Sturm, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Jurczyn, B.J. 1st Lt.
N Rawlings, J.L. 1st Lt.
B Neetz, R.E. F/O
E LaChance, D.E. T/Sgt.
R Brown, J.C. T/Sgt.
RW Lingle, J.A.H. Cpl.
LW McCormick, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
RCM Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Walker, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Casstevens, R.C. 2nd Lt.
N Donohue, J.J. 1st Lt.
NG Pataki, S.M. S/Sgt.
E Thomas, C.B. T/Sgt.
R Jewell, R.B. T/Sgt.
RW Faucette, E.W. S/Sgt.
LW Collins, S.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Duerr, E.E. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 636 (no mission credit)
P Joyce, J.F. 2nd Lt.
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. Cpl.
LW Kurkomelis, G.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Richter, R.H. S/Sgt.
NG Andrews, Q.Q. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Cerrato, V.H. 1st Lt.
CP Addison, A.E. 2nd Lt.
N Marcelli, A.F. 2nd Lt.
B Ramos, R.W. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Lee, R.M. S/Sgt.
R Ewell, A.J. S/Sgt.
RW Lamson, P.M. S/Sgt.
LW Burrell, M.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Warwick, F.W. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 511
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. S/Sgt.
RW Janak, E.G. S/Sgt.
LW Gayda, F.M. S/Sgt.
BT Fitzgerald, T.R. S/Sgt.
TG Jones, L.A. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 804
P Mayer, E.H. 1st Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 2nd Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Fickel, S.A. T/Sgt.
R Hatfield, H.C. T/Sgt.
RW Gibson, C.P. S/Sgt.
LW Robinson, M.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fulton, C.E. S/Sgt.
RCM Watson, C.B. S/Sgt.
Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
P Ardinger, J. 1st Lt.
CP Grandmontagne, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Wagner, H.W. F/O
B Edwards, R.L. 2nd Lt.
E Wiedekehr, R.W. Cpl.
R Huitt, G.E. S/Sgt.
RW Gorback, B.S. Cpl.
LW Jones, J.K. Sgt.
BT White, A. Sgt.
TG - -
29 Jan 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
P Bell, W.M. 1st Lt.
CP Pope, C.H. 1st Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 1st Lt.
NT Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
RW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 958
P McClellan, H.B. Capt.
CP Carleton, D. 1st Lt.
N Havel, E.E. 1st Lt.
B Snoden, C.A. 1st Lt.
E Berger, R.F. T/Sgt.
R Kingston, D.B. T/Sgt.
RW Markle, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW McGinnis, M.C. S/Sgt.
BT Lipman, B.D. 2nd Lt.
TG Manville, F.E. S/Sgt.
MN Fowler, R.T. 1st Lt.
29 Jan 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Player, G.C. Maj.
P Caldwell, R.R. Capt.
CP Connor, J.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Thornburgh, J.W. 1st Lt.
B Colburn, R.F. Capt. (44th BG)
E Munden, F.R. T/Sgt.
R Westerfield, M.M. T/Sgt.
RW Maher, T.O. S/Sgt.
LW Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG - -
TT Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt.
PN Walters, J.E. 1st Lt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
29 Jan 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 519
P Porter, H.K. Capt.
CP Bolstridge, C. 1st Lt.
N Behr, A.J. 1st Lt.
B Fletcher, A.S. 1st Lt.
E DeSario, J.L. T/Sgt.
R Nero, R.A. T/Sgt.
RW Peters, J.L. 2nd Lt.
LW Amato, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT Van Pelt, W.W. 2nd Lt.
TG Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
Largen, J.E. S/Sgt.
29 Jan 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 788
P Barnes, W.B. 1st Lt.
CP Singer, S. 1st Lt.
N Dieruff, R.C. 1st Lt.
B Edmond, R.E. 1st Lt.
E Wilson, W.W. T/Sgt.
R Benson, L.R. T/Sgt.
RW Braman, J.L.. S/Sgt.
LW McGuire, E.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harvell, J.E. S/Sgt.
NV Sprowls, R.W. 2nd Lt.
PN Czyzewicz, C.H. 2nd Lt.