• 6 February 1945
  • Mission #234
  • Target: Magdeburg

The identical mission plans that had been assigned on the 2nd were once again given to the Group on this date. Once more (30) aircrews were briefed for the mission against the oil complex facilities. Briefings were completed between 0445-0530 and at 0800 hours all bombers began take-offs on Plan "A". A force of (29) ships went over the target area, once more having to bomb the secondary by H2X because of poor target weather. There were no enemy fighters but flak was moderate and generally accurate around the city. A total of (265) 500# bombs were dropped with results unobserved. All bombers recovered at Wendling around 1540 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #234

6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 302
P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Purvis, C.G. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Lyon, H.H. Sgt.
R Merchant, W.D. S/Sgt.
RW Devish, M.G. S/Sgt.
LW Werner, W.T. S/Sgt.
BT Linderman, W.T. S/Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. Pvt.
6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
P DePalma, F.T. 1st Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. 2nd Lt.
N Oppenheim, R. F/O
B Margarones, J.J. 2nd Lt.
E Betterini, A. T/Sgt.
R Corbosiero, J.L. T/Sgt.
RW Bryan, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Mowery, H.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ferdinando, A.P. S/Sgt.
Halpern, H.M. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 469
rowell, 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 Anastos, G. S/Sgt.
LW Colquhoun, R.N. S/Sgt.
BT Tracy, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Moffa, A.J. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Sommers, O.L. 1st Lt.
CP Carey, H.V. 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.
6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Linzmeier, R.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Fisher, R.M. 2nd Lt.
N Vealey, S.L. F/O
B Schutze, G.C. 2nd Lt.
E Connor, E.J. T/Sgt.
R Hughes, C.B. S/Sgt.
RW Specht, C.O. Pvt.
LW Downing, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Watts, F. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Proctor, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Russell, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Plagenhoef, S.C. 2nd Lt.
B Taylor, C.L. Cpl.
E Lewis, A.J. Sgt.
R Kerfoot, D.A. Sgt.
RW Gill, J.B. Sgt.
LW Kouzes, G. Sgt.
BT Wade, T.E. Sgt.
TG Dippel, W.L. Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P Bell, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Guegold, R.L. 1st Lt.
N Forbes, D.R. 1st Lt.
B Noltkamper, A.A. T/Sgt.
E Radzikowski, L.S. T/Sgt.
R Cheshire, W.T. T/Sgt.
RW Roever, C.H. S/Sgt.
LW Zwolinski, V.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Geron, H.E. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Dugger, F.R. 1st Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 1st Lt.
N Hampton, W.A. F/O
B McInvale, A.L. S/Sgt.
E Jones, J.R. T/Sgt.
R Chenail, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. S/Sgt.
LW Cochran, G.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
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 Robertson, L.D. Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Stoddard, K.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilson, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Koke, D.H. 2nd Lt.
B Ringness, J.R. Sgt.
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.
S-27 Bernhards, H.F. Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 697
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 - -
BT Mohan, V.L. S/Sgt.
TG Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
Santoro, M.P. F/O
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 391
P Prater, W.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Levin, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Farrar, R.B. 1st Lt.
B - -
E Lawrence, L.J. Sgt.
R Killian, C.J. Sgt.
RW Kegler, S.D. Sgt.
LW Healey, J. Sgt.
BT Venuti, L.C. Sgt.
TG Deshantz, D. Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Pope, L.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Snowhill, T.B. 2nd Lt.
N Rodstein, B. 2nd Lt.
B Lane, T.C. S/Sgt.
E Turrisi, J.R. Sgt.
R Reed, D.F. S/Sgt.
RW Fuller, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Dardano, F.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Keach, G.T. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Clower, W.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Reel, H.D. 2nd Lt.
N Williams, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Tomaszewski, E.A. T/Sgt.
R Stroh, J.E. T/Sgt.
RW Schumacher, A.H. S/Sgt.
LW Galvin, G.M. S/Sgt.
BT Letourneau, D.R. S/Sgt.
TG Hendrickson, R.H. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
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. S/Sgt.
R Ivey, M.A. S/Sgt.
RW Esenwein, E.R. Sgt.
LW Kent, C.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Martin, J.F. Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
B Irvine, E.C. 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.
6 Feb 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 Estelle, W.E. 1st Lt.
E Kedenburg, J.H. S/Sgt.
R Sturm, W.A. S/Sgt.
RW Rice, W.W. Sgt.
LW Perlingiero, C.P. Sgt.
BT Hoover, R.C. Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250 (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 Andrews, Q.Q. S/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 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 Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Walker, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Casstevens, R.C. 2nd Lt.
N Donohue, J.J. 1st Lt.
B 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.
6 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
P Ebersole, H.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Culp, A.B. 2nd Lt.
N Sauter, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Gabris, J.M. Cpl.
R Chew, W.B. Cpl.
RW Flint, D.W. Cpl.
LW McDonald, C.L. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Lynch, H.F. Cpl.
NT Greene, H.B. Cpl.
6 Feb 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 - -
TG Jones, L.A. S/Sgt.
NT Fitzgerald, T.R. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 838
P Ansbro, M.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Wernsman, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Lindahl, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B Christman, H.E. F/O
E Brierley, A.R. Cpl.
R O'Brien, B.M. Cpl.
RW O'Farrell, R.H. Cpl.
LW Nichols, P.F. Cpl.
BT - -
TG McLaughlin, M.M. Cpl.
6 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Bilz, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP Slayter, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Barnes, J.M. 2nd Lt.
B Overman, D.T. 2nd Lt.
E Grout, A.G. T/Sgt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. T/Sgt.
RW Agoglia, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
NG Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 245
P Vaden, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Perry, R. Jr.1st Lt.
N Vrable, E.G. 2nd Lt.
B Sieg, R.J. 2nd Lt.
E Perry, C.E.O. Cpl.
R Crockett, J.G. Cpl.
RW Wojtowicz, C.T. Cpl.
LW Beaton, S.O. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Smith, C.W. Cpl.
6 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
P Duff, A.L. Capt.
CP Wilson, T. 1st Lt.
N Ott, J.W. 1st Lt.
B Parish, J.K. 1st Lt.
E Slama, A.R. T/Sgt.
R Louizides, S. T/Sgt.
RW Haskins, B.D. S/Sgt.
LW Smith, W.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harrod, C. Jr. S/Sgt.
6 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 788
P Scharf, C.D. Capt.
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 Oakes, E.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt.
PN Thomas, J.B. 1st Lt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
6 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Wood, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP McCormick, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. F/O
B Segraves, W.D. 2nd Lt.
E Morgan, K.W. S/Sgt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. S/Sgt.
RW McCormick, F.L.J. S/Sgt.
LW Stuck, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wright, A.P. S/Sgt.
NT Reynolds, D.W. 1st Lt.
H2X Tucker, W.L. 2nd Lt.
6 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 958
P Eggleston, J.W. Capt.
CP Peters, M.J. 1st Lt.
N Zamor, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Hickok, H.E. 1st Lt.
E Smith, J.W. T/Sgt.
R Nika, L.E. T/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW Murray, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
NG Wilfahrt, D.W. 1st Lt.
NV Adelstein, R.L. 1st Lt.
6 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
CA Cassell, H.S. Capt.
P Dawson, H.B. Capt.
CP Fastabend, J.B. 1st Lt.
N Cummings, F.L. 1st Lt.
B Paul, R.M. 1st Lt.
E Carter, W.R. T/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, E.J. T/Sgt.
RW Hanson, T.R. S/Sgt.
LW Lee, S.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ross, R.D. S/Sgt.
NG Niman, H. 1st Lt.
NV Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.