• 24 February 1945
  • Mission #243
  • Target: Misburg

Transportation facilities near this town were assigned for strike on this day with (20) crews being briefed between 0345 and 0500 hours. At 0925, all Group aircraft began take-offs in what proved to be a rather uneventful mission after local fog delayed take-off for (2) hours. All ships went over target, again releasing by H2X radar, with (224) 500# weapons impacting in the target area. Bombing results could not be observed due to weather. Friendly fighter support was excellent and no enemy aircraft were sighted. Flak was meager but accurate enough to cause battle damage to (3) returning Liberators. All recovered safely at 1530.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #243

24 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 128
CA Johnson, L.L. Col.
P Levell, O.F. Capt.
CP Kressig, E.L. 1st Lt.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Teague, H.S. Capt.
R Keegan, G.M. T/Sgt.
E Villegas, V.R. T/Sgt.
RW Scott, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Jackson, H.B. S/Sgt.
TG Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
PN Costa, J.A. Capt.
NV Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
24 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
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.
24 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Purvis, C.G. 2nd Lt.
B Linderman, W.T. Sgt.
R Kroll, M.E. Sgt.
E Lyon, H.H. Sgt.
RW Devish, M.G. Sgt.
LW Werner, W.T. Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. Sgt.
24 Feb 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 Pasco, W.J. S/Sgt.
R Nalette, T.A. S/Sgt.
E Taylor, B.D. T/Sgt.
RW Borraccini, P.J. S/Sgt.
LW Hensler, L.P. S/Sgt.
TG Tingle, J.B. S/Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
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.
S-27 Krohn, O.G. T/Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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.
24 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 302
P Smith, K.A. 1st Lt.
CP Perkins, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Vealey, S.L. F/O
B Dodge, H.F. S/Sgt.
R Carlstrand, R.E. T/Sgt.
E Glover, B.E. T/Sgt.
RW Flesey, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Hamment, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Rubenstein, S.J. S/Sgt.
S-27 Belsky, M. T/Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Kelly, J.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Vaughan, D. F/O
N Coleman, A.D. 2nd Lt.
B D'Ambrosio, M.J. Cpl.
R McElroy, V.E. Cpl.
E Yost, D.A. Cpl.
RW Zielke, W.P. Cpl.
LW Poremba, S.J. Cpl.
TG Reardon, D.J. Cpl.
24 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 250
P Vickers, R.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schwarzer, D.E. 2nd Lt.
N Roberts, K.E. 2nd Lt.
B Henthorn, W.N. Sgt.
R Costanzo, N.T. S/Sgt.
E Krutys, E.V. T/Sgt.
RW Damuth, T.A. Sgt.
LW Nock, W.H.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG Leinweber, R.L. Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901
P Clower, W.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Reel, H.D. 2nd Lt.
N Williams, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B Letourneau, D.R. S/Sgt.
R Stroh, J.E. T/Sgt.
E Tomaszewski, E.A. T/Sgt.
RW Schumacher, A.H. S/Sgt.
LW Galvin, G.M. S/Sgt.
TG Hendrickson, R.H. S/Sgt.
RCM Hightower, W.H. S/Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507
P Enyart, D.W. 1st Lt.
CP Froehlich, S.S. 2nd Lt.
N Mertens, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Snyderman, J. 2nd Lt.
R Aycock, C.E. S/Sgt.
E Gersten, G. T/Sgt.
RW Arneson, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Mohan, V.L. S/Sgt.
TG Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
Santoro, M.P. F/O
24 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Prater, W.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Levin, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Pilcher, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Venuti, L.C. Sgt.
R Killian, C.J. Sgt.
E Lawrence, L.J. Sgt.
RW Kegler, S.D. Sgt.
LW Healey, J. Sgt.
TG Deshantz, D. Sgt.
RCM Robinson, L.D. Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Gates, H.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Day, J.G. 2nd Lt.
N Siwy, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Harrison, W.F. Cpl.
R Frigo, H.M. Cpl.
E Baker, R.E. Cpl.
RW Lamkin, R.B. Cpl.
LW Talcott, W.J. Cpl.
TG Ryan, W.M. Cpl.
RCM Hill, T.J. Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
P Weed, O.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Healy, B.P. 2nd Lt.
N Trask, W.V. 2nd Lt.
B Erfurth, R.L. Sgt.
R Yoak, E.B. Sgt.
E Gorman, E.J. Sgt.
RW Higgins, R.S. Sgt.
LW Kolodziejski, J.J. Sgt.
TG Laird, J.L. Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
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.
24 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 636
P Ansbro, M.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Wernsman, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Lindahl, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B Christman, H.E. F/O
R O'Brien, B.M. Sgt.
E Brierley, A.R. Sgt.
RW O'Farrell, R.H. Sgt.
LW Nichols, P.F. Sgt.
TG McLaughlin, M.M. Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
P Tokarsky, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Moore, M.R. F/O
N King, F.S. F/O
B Ross, W. S/Sgt.
R Vivero, D.L. S/Sgt.
E Dowling, R.L. S/Sgt.
RW Ridge, B.E. S/Sgt.
LW Granzow, L.J. S/Sgt.
TG Weissbeck, E.A. S/Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 804
P Adsit, B.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weber, M. F/O
N Wedgeworth, Q.R. 2nd Lt.
B Timmons, K.L. S/Sgt.
R Close, H.R. S/Sgt.
E McDonald, R.C. S/Sgt.
RW Ritty, P.M. S/Sgt.
LW Anderson, W.G. S/Sgt.
TG Taylor, H.T. S/Sgt.
RCM Williams, O.L. S/Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
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.
R Ewell, A.J. S/Sgt.
E Lee, R.M. S/Sgt.
RW Burrell, M.L. S/Sgt.
LW Lamson, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Agoglia, E.J. Sgt.
RCM Slater, R.E. Sgt.
24 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 899
P Wood, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP McCormick, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. F/O
B Segraves, W.D. 2nd Lt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. S/Sgt.
E Morgan, K.W. S/Sgt.
RW Alexander, H.M. Capt.
LW Stuck, W.F. S/Sgt.
TG Wright, A.P. S/Sgt.
NV Tucker, W.L. 2nd Lt.
NG Whittaker, J.B. Lt. Col.
24 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
CA Barnes, L.J. Maj.
P Solomon, R.H. Capt.
CP - -
N Gridley, C.V. Jr. 1st Lt.
B Mace, J.E. 1st Lt.
R Herzlich, L. T/Sgt.
E Moeller, H.E. T/Sgt.
RW Farquharson, G. S/Sgt.
LW Psyk, E.L. S/Sgt.
TG Capik, J.H. S/Sgt.
NN Cleverdon, R.N. 1st Lt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.