• 23 February 1945
  • Mission #242
  • Target: Weimar

Once again a minimum altitude of 6000 feet for bombing was programmed into this strike which was scheduled against the marshalling yards of this town. A force of (30) crews was briefed between 0415 and 0530 hours with the Group starting take-offs at 0730. The weather enroute was such that the formation had to remain at 18,500 feet to bomb as they made a run on the primary by H2X with results not being observed. A total of (27) B-24s went over the target releasing (266) 500# GPs. Allied fighter coverage was rated as excellent and enemy opposition was meager in the form of inaccurate AA fire as fighters were not seen. All bombers returned to base safely, landing around 1510 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #242

23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P DePalma, F.T. 1st Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. 2nd Lt.
N Oppenheim, R. F/O
B Margarones, J.J. 2nd Lt.
R Corbosiero, J.L. T/Sgt.
E Betterini, A. T/Sgt.
RW Bryan, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Mowery, H.J. S/Sgt.
TG Ferdinando, A.P. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Raczko, W. 2nd Lt.
CP McGill, C.L. 2nd Lt.
N Cline, A.P. F/O
B Dodge, H.F. S/Sgt.
R VanDeven, J.K. S/Sgt.
E Reynolds, J.R. S/Sgt.
RW Parker, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Holland, J.R. S/Sgt.
TG Adkins, J.E. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916 (no mission credit)
P Earl, P.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Smiley, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Perkins, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Creme, A.R. 2nd Lt.
R Irish, E.W. T/Sgt.
E Woods, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Marchetta, A. S/Sgt.
LW Keith, D.N. Pfc.
TG Schafer, J.G. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
P Linzmeier, R.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Fisher, R.M. 2nd Lt.
N Damerst, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Schutze, G.C. 2nd Lt.
R Hughes, C.B. S/Sgt.
E Connor, E.J. T/Sgt.
RW Specht, C.O. Pvt.
LW Downing, J.E. S/Sgt.
TG Watts, F. S/Sgt.
RCM Watson, C.B. S/Sgt.
Lawson, R.F. 1st Lt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 302
P Blakeley, W.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Schoelerman, H.A. 2nd Lt.
N Walker, C.S. 2nd Lt.
B Talley, E.R. Sgt.
R Spades, R.J. Sgt.
E Amodeo, F.A. Sgt.
RW Hamment, R.E. Sgt.
LW Flesey, R.J. Sgt.
TG Law J.L. Sgt.
Kieffer, R.W. Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Harcus, R.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Thompson, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Adler, M.N. 2nd Lt.
B Brennan, R.W. S/Sgt.
R Shanley, J.V. T/Sgt.
E Thomas, E. T/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. S/Sgt.
LW Marshall, L.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rosenberg, J.E. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 709
P Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Berkley, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Byrnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B Colquhoun, R.N. S/Sgt.
R Waggener, L.R. T/Sgt.
E Hough, J.F. M/Sgt.
RW Tracy, R.D. S/Sgt.
LW Anastos, G. S/Sgt.
TG Moffa, A.J. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Proctor, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Russell, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Plagenhoef, S.C. 2nd Lt.
B Wade, T.E. Sgt.
R Kerfoot, D.A. Sgt.
E Lewis, A.J. Sgt.
RW Gill, J.B. Sgt.
LW Kouzes, G. Sgt.
TG Dippel, W.L. Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
P Markuson, C.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Hutchcroft, H.W. 2nd Lt.
N Maceyra, E. 2nd Lt.
B Hunter, E.R. S/Sgt.
R Burke, J.E. T/Sgt.
E Cain, P.L. T/Sgt.
RW Monaghan, T.D. S/Sgt.
LW Howard, J.B. S/Sgt.
TG Horn, J.E. S/Sgt.
RCM Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Pope, L.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Snowhill, T.B. 2nd Lt.
N Rodstein, B. 2nd Lt.
B Lane, T.C. S/Sgt.
R Reed, D.F. S/Sgt.
E Turrisi, J.R. S/Sgt.
RW Fuller, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Dardano, F.A. S/Sgt.
TG Keach, G.T. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507
P Jordan, T.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Fastabend, J.B. 1st Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 2nd Lt.
B Faust, L.E. 2nd Lt.
R Brown, L.E. T/Sgt.
E Kinzler, S.J. S/Sgt.
RW Davis, T.N. S/Sgt.
LW Meister, R.H. S/Sgt.
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. S/Sgt.
NN Washabau, C.B. 2nd Lt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 875
P Myers, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, K.W. 2nd Lt.
N Warntz, W. F/O
B Zgurich, E.E. 2nd Lt.
R Jaklinski, B. S/Sgt.
E Payton, J.B. S/Sgt.
RW Thornton, A.H. S/Sgt.
LW Gillette, R.E. Sgt.
TG Kirk, G.A. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
P Harding, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Morrow, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Parrish, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Fisher, J.G. Sgt.
R Dollar, W.H. Sgt.
E Butler, C.E. Sgt.
RW Silliman, E. Sgt.
LW Smith, R.L. Jr. Sgt.
TG Neumann, H.J. Sgt.
23 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.
R Flake, R.M. Jr. T/Sgt.
E Kamholz, E.J. T/Sgt.
RW Finkelstein, B. S/Sgt.
LW Evans, H.D. S/Sgt.
TG Gafin, B. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
B Irvine, E.C. S/Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. T/Sgt.
E Bombardier, W.J. T/Sgt.
RW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
LW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
TG Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040 (no mission credit)
P Osojnicki, E.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Schoellerman, M.L. 2nd Lt.
N Ashen, G.T. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, W.H. Sgt.
R Reidy, H.J. Sgt.
E Sacher, P. Cpl.
RW Ortega, J. Jr. Sgt.
LW Weatherbie, L.K. Sgt.
TG McCormick, D.E. Sgt.
RCM Robinson, L.D. Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Dodson, G.H. 2nd Lt.
CP LeFevre, L.P. 2nd Lt.
N Fletcher, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hochard, H.H. Sgt.
R Green, J.M. S/Sgt.
E Herrera, D.R. S/Sgt.
RW Allendorf, V.G. Sgt.
LW Peterson, F.H. Sgt.
TG Jenkins, C.E. Sgt.
ARC Taylor, J.L. Cpl.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901 (no mission credit)
P Shaw, B.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Bachman, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Anstey, M.P. F/O
B Hoover, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Sturm, W.A. S/Sgt.
E Kedenburg, J.H. S/Sgt.
RW Rice, W.W. S/Sgt.
LW Perlingiero, C.P. S/Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. S/Sgt.
RCM Hightower, W.H. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 838
P Stoddard, K.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilson, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Koke, D.H. 2nd Lt.
B Ringness, J.R. Sgt.
R Logue, R.V. Sgt.
E O'Hara, R.F. S/Sgt.
RW Hoffman, R.A. Sgt.
LW Hores, G.P. Sgt.
TG Szews, S.M. Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 436
P Vaden, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Tichenor, N.K. 2nd Lt.
N Vrable, E.G. 2nd Lt.
B Sieg, R.J. 2nd Lt.
R Crockett, J.G. Sgt.
E Perry, C.E.O. Sgt.
RW Wojtowicz, C.T. Sgt.
LW Beaton, S.O. Sgt.
TG Smith, C.W. Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 636
P Byrne, C.E. 1st Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 1st Lt.
N Bunting, J. S/Sgt.
B Heilman, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Trapp, M.W. T/Sgt.
E Bennett, L.F. T/Sgt.
RW Libby, J.E. S/Sgt.
LW Wagner, F.E. S/Sgt.
TG Alper, M.A. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
P Case, W.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Griffin, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Gullick, C.H. 2nd Lt.
B McCoy, F.W. S/Sgt.
R Black, C.B. S/Sgt.
E Kidd, J.L. S/Sgt.
RW Chanson, M.C. S/Sgt.
LW Johnson, R.L. S/Sgt.
TG Lutes, M.A. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Warner, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Smith, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Peppard, J.M. F/O
B Kight, D.A. S/Sgt.
R Hathaway, E.O. S/Sgt.
E McGee, O.W. S/Sgt.
RW Brooks, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Neel, L.E. S/Sgt.
TG Richmond, T.C. S/Sgt.
RCM Malone, H.Q. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 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 Crosby, P.E. 2nd Lt.
R Hatfield, H.C. T/Sgt.
E Fickel, S.A. T/Sgt.
RW Gibson, C.P. S/Sgt.
LW Robinson, M.M. S/Sgt.
TG Fulton, C.E. S/Sgt.
RCM Cauchon, L.V. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Hoover, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Douglass, G.E. 2nd Lt.
N Fetter, G.R. F/O
B Janak, E.G. S/Sgt.
R Affinito, L.J. S/Sgt.
E Marlowe, J.D. T/Sgt.
RW Fitzgerald, T.R. S/Sgt.
LW Gayda, F.M. S/Sgt.
TG Jones, L.A. S/Sgt.
S-27 Hess, J.M. Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
P Joyce, J.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Bowman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N McQuade, R.N. F/O
B Andrews, Q.Q. S/Sgt.
R Brown, J.F. T/Sgt.
E Albino, A. T/Sgt.
RW Gorham, R.L. Sgt.
LW Kurkomelis, G.C. S/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Ardinger, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Grandmontagne, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Wagner, H.W. F/O
B Edwards, R.L. 2nd Lt.
R Huitt, G.E. S/Sgt.
E Wiedekehr, R.W. Sgt.
RW Gorback, B.S. Sgt.
LW Jones, J.K. S/Sgt.
TG White, A. S/Sgt.
23 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Cassell, H.S. Maj.
P Kuster, K.D. Capt.
CP Sage, C.E. 1st Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. Capt.
B Kelly, C.F. 1st Lt.
R Syverson, C.D. T/Sgt.
E Phillabaum, R.J. T/Sgt.
RW Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
LW Dickman, H. S/Sgt.
TG Denton, W. S/Sgt.
NV Morris, J.E. 1st Lt.
PN Benenson, M. 1st Lt.
23 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
P Grettum, R.B. Capt.
CP Connor, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Bauer, H.H. 1st Lt.
B Good, R.E. Capt.
R Geary, N.W. T/Sgt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
RW Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
TG Chatterton, G.A. S/Sgt.
NV Bader, C.H 1st Lt.
NG Peters, J.L. 1st Lt.
23 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 103 (no mission credit)
P Barnes, W.B. 1st Lt.
CP Creel, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Dieruff, R.C. 1st Lt.
B Edmond, R.E. 1st Lt.
R Benson, L.R. Sgt.
E Wilson, W.W. Sgt.
RW Braman, J.L. Sgt.
LW McGuire, E.P. Sgt.
TG Harvell, J.E. Sgt.
NV Kopecky, R.H. 2nd Lt.
PN Czyzewicz, C.H. 2nd Lt.
23 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 519
P Kerr, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Fabiani, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Boettcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
B Copple, R.N. 2nd Lt.
R Abraham, L.J. T/Sgt.
E Chelenyak, J.A. T/Sgt.
RW Johnson, E.W. S/Sgt.
LW Richardson, W.C. S/Sgt
TG Harmon, G.E. S/Sgt.
PN Mintz, H.B. 2nd Lt.
NV Slagle, R.B. 2nd Lt.