• 30 January 1944
  • Mission #29
  • Target: Hannover

The original target briefed for this mission was Brunswick but was later changed to Hannover. Briefing for this mission took place between 0400-0430 with the 579th leading and Lt White, lead Bombardier. Twenty-two (22) aircrews took off commencing at 0900 hours and due to target weather the Group had to bomb PFF. A total of (216)500# GP bombs were released with enemy opposition nil to light. About 12-15 single and twin enemy fighters were sighted with no damage inflicted to the unit, however, (4) Liberators were damaged with flak with no casualties or aircraft lost. The bombing was judged successful and mission aircraft began recovering around 1432 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #29

30 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 435
P Ford, J.H. 1st Lt.
CP Bunting, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Duncan, R.H. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, M.A. 2nd Lt.
E Lewis, G.F. S/Sgt.
R Kramer, A.W. T/Sgt.
AE Roberson, L.P. S/Sgt.
AR Saucedo, J.A. S/Sgt.
AG Overholt, H.R. S/Sgt.
G Harvison, W.P. Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560
P Clover, D.K. 1st Lt.
CP Berger, R.M. 2nd Lt.
N McMillan, W.J. 1st Lt.
B McDonald, P.R. 2nd Lt.
E Losey, J.C. T/Sgt.
R Galler, I. T/Sgt.
AE McNamara, P.E. S/Sgt.
AR Bell, R.W. S/Sgt.
AG Royal, C.K. S/Sgt.
G Ross, J.M. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Hebron, W.T. 2nd Lt.
CP McGowan, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N McDonald, L. 2nd Lt.
B Feldman, A. 1st Lt.
E Decker, C.D. T/Sgt.
R Connolly, M.T. T/Sgt.
AE Halsne, M.O. S/Sgt.
AR Longchamps, A.L. S/Sgt.
AG Youst, K.E. S/Sgt.
G DeVoe, C.N. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 598
P Miller, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, E.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Murray, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Greene, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Megenhardt, J.F. T/Sgt.
R Mallamaci, J.T. T/Sgt.
AE McCombs, A.D. S/Sgt.
AR Lorine, J.R. S/Sgt.
AG Wheeler, M. S/Sgt.
G Rausch, T.A. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Neff, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Simpson, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, C.W. 2nd Lt.
B Hadeka, A.A. 2nd Lt.
E Benham, C.E. S/Sgt.
R Diaz, C.A. S/Sgt.
AE Pennington, E.B. S/Sgt.
AR Hale, J.L. S/Sgt.
AG Walter, C.D. Sgt.
G Ware, J.W. Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 989
P Haffermehl, G.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Macmullen, D.H. 2nd Lt.
N Parks, K.C. 2nd Lt.
B Poppel, S.B. 2nd Lt.
E Parker, E.S. S/Sgt.
R Beausoleil, L.J. S/Sgt.
AE Mitchell, J.W. Sgt.
AR Wagner, F.J. Sgt.
AG Harwick, M. Sgt.
G Landry, L.H. Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Layton, S.H. 1st Lt.
CP Kiggins, O.V. 1st lt.
N Donaldson, C.D. 1st Lt.
B Feagan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
E Johnson, J.C. T/Sgt.
R Gibbs, R.R. T/Sgt.
AE Gottschalk, G.W. S/Sgt.
AR Daughtry, A.Z. S/Sgt.
AG Boomhower, A. S/Sgt.
G Constabile, F.R. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 505
P Brauer, G.M. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N McGough, J.G. 2nd Lt.
G Rachell, W.W. S/Sgt.
E LaRue, E.W. T/Sgt.
R Abraham, H.F. T/Sgt.
AE Branciforte, N. S/Sgt.
AR Whited, J.A. S/Sgt.
AG Keller, L.D. S/Sgt.
G Sexton, F.S. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 658 (aborted,
no mission credit)
P McNichol, T.F 1st Lt.
CP Lamer, M. 1st Lt.
N Naylor, M.W. 2nd Lt.
B Wargo, M.A. 1st Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R O'Kon, M.A. T/Sgt.
AE Green, L.A. S/Sgt.
AR Rosenfeld, C.B. T/Sgt.
AG Rathburn, E.K. S/Sgt.
G Osterheldt, J.J. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 497
P White, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Cheairs, W.T. 2nd Lt.
N Bennett, F.M. 2nd Lt.
B McBrayer, J.N. 2nd Lt.
E Martin, L.J. S/Sgt.
R Wenzlaff, R.W. S/Sgt.
AE Jackson, C.H. S/Sgt.
AR Burns, L.J. S/Sgt.
AG Baldwin, C.L. S/Sgt.
G Castor, J.R. Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 518
P Lishka, A. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Feld, B.H. 2nd Lt.
N Moorehead, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Brockway, O.E. 2nd Lt.
E Carlson, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Clark, F.C. T/Sgt.
AE Halstead, H.C. S/Sgt.
AR Dohm, H.E. S/Sgt.
AG Drylie, J. S/Sgt.
G Bertsch, P.J. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Reade, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP Smith, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. 1st Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Schwabel, C.A. T/Sgt.
AE Sikoff, H. S/Sgt.
AR Bauer, W.E. S/Sgt.
AG Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
G Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
Obs. Caley, P.B. Maj.
30 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 979
P Cohen, S. 1st Lt.
CP Shoenhair, R.D. 2nd Lt.
N Mardirosian, A. 2nd Lt.
B Valker, G.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hayes, F.W. T/Sgt.
R Buckley, G.J. T/Sgt.
AE Carr, H.L. S/Sgt.
AR Dellinger, T.C. S/Sgt.
AG Thrower, W.E. Sgt.
G McGee, R.C. Cpl.
30 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 945
P Sooy, B.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Mardis, K.A. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, O.R. 2nd Lt.
B Schwartz, E.S. 2nd Lt.
E Stancik, M. T/Sgt.
R Terrell, P.J. S/Sgt.
AE Serafine, J.M. S/Sgt.
AR McBrayer, H.G. Sgt.
AG Dorgan, W.J. Sgt.
G McArn, H.W. Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 981
P Schildknecht, H.E. 1st Lt.
CP Long, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Hersh, A. 2nd Lt.
B Wasowicz, M.V. 2nd Lt.
E Sadler, R.S. T/Sgt.
R Begley, J.F. T/Sgt.
AE Reid, H.A. S/Sgt.
AR Reade, G.J. S/Sgt.
AG Gegere, G.P. Sgt.
G Krueger, R.C. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 624 (aborted,
no mission credit)
P George, F.A. 1st Lt.
CP Stephens, L.M. 2nd Lt.
N Sweeney, P.J. 2nd Lt.
B Kelly, F.B. 2nd Lt.
E Parker, J.D. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
AE Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt.
AR Sheppard, W.B. S/Sgt.
AG Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Theodore, R.N. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 570
P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 2nd Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
B Sands, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E O'Brien, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
AE Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt.
AR Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
AG Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
G Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 127
P Stewart, J.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Randall, S.B. 2nd Lt.
N Wheeler, B.J. 2nd Lt.
B Wilcox, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Chapman, L.F. S/Sgt.
R Stricker, D.A. S/Sgt.
AE Cobb, C.J. S/Sgt.
AR Sands, R.D. S/Sgt.
AG LaBonte, F.J. Sgt.
G Luchak, A. Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Shea, P.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Hay, S.N. 2nd Lt.
N Lowder, L.L. 2nd Lt.
B Heilman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Darling, L. T/Sgt.
R Mahoney, J.E. T/Sgt.
AE Hickson T/Sgt.
AR Dudley, W.R. S/Sgt.
AG Dinsmore, W.F. Pvt.
G Adams, B. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 472
P Peyton, J.B. 1st Lt.
CP Rueffer, A.P. 2nd Lt.
N Richards, D.U. 2nd Lt.
B Kennedy, T. 1st Lt.
E Smith, O.L. T/Sgt.
R Connor, D. Jr. T/Sgt.
AE Pyecroft, E.J. S/Sgt.
AR Bass, R.T. Jr. S/Sgt.
AG LaVick, K.C. S/Sgt.
G Welch, R.E. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 510
P Baumgart, V.A. 1st Lt.
CP Cordes, W.C. 1st Lt.
N Sullivan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Stupski, S.J. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Kiss, J. T/Sgt.
AE Davis, H. T/Sgt.
AR Yost, J.W. S/Sgt.
AG Money, J.A. S/Sgt.
G Fons, J.P. S/Sgt.
30 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 599
CA Keilman, M.H. Maj.
P Everhart, W.C. 1st Lt.
CP Sassaman, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Slowik, J.E. Capt.
B White, E.J. 1st Lt.
B Chatten, J.F. 1st Lt.
E Northcutt, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Beard, J.W. S/Sgt.
AE Fowler, R.G. S/Sgt.
AR Whitaker, J.W. Sgt.
AG Veit, F.L. S/Sgt.
G Sowers, D.R. S/Sgt.