• 3 March 1945
  • Mission #250
  • Target: Magdeburg

On this date once more the oil refinery of Magdeburg was scheduled for attack with (21) Group bombers committed. General briefings were held at 0245 and 0430 hours and at 0620, (20) commenced launch in good weather conditions. All bombers went over target, bombing visually with excellent results. A load of (192) 500# GPs were released on the aiming point - one of the few times in the last (7) strikes against this key target that weather had permitted a good visual run. Though enemy fighters were not engaged, one ME-262 jet passed near the formation without firing. Flak was moderately heavy and accurate which caused extensive battle damage to (10) returning bombers. Fortunately none were lost with all safely landing around 1320 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #250

3 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Raczko, W. 2nd Lt.
CP McGill, C.L. 2nd Lt.
N Cline, A.P. F/O
B Holland, J.R. S/Sgt.
R VanDeven, J.K. S/Sgt.
E Reynolds, J.R. S/Sgt.
RW Parker, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Kracker, E.A. S/Sgt.
TG Adkins, J.E. S/Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Purvis, C.G. 2nd Lt.
B Linderman, W.T. S/Sgt.
R Kroll, M.E. Sgt.
E Lyon, H.H. S/Sgt.
RW Devish, M.G. Sgt.
LW Werner, W.T. Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. Pfc.
3 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Sommers, O.L. 1st Lt.
CP Perkins, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Judd, G.G. 1st Lt.
B Sparks, R.L. 1st Lt.
R Fender, J.F. T/Sgt.
E Drummond, W.D. T/Sgt.
RW O'Kane, R.P. S/Sgt.
LW McNeill, C.E. S/Sgt.
TG Luciano, S. S/Sgt.
NG Streicher, H.P. 1st Lt.
3 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Frazier, L.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Linder, E.P. F/O
N Robinson, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Hazard, A.R. 2nd Lt.
R Latour, H.E. Cpl.
E McGrath, L.R. Cpl.
RW Penders, D.P. Cpl.
LW Leach, R.H. Cpl.
TG Rohde, R.E. Cpl.
3 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
P Jones, T.A. 1st Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 1st Lt.
N Vealey, S.L. F/O
B Malley, J.P. S/Sgt.
R Isebrands, T.E. T/Sgt.
E Glover, B.E. T/Sgt.
RW Coffman, J.G. S/Sgt.
LW Wall, D.L. S/Sgt.
TG Woerth, J.B. S/Sgt.
RCM Harvie, W.M. T/Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 901
P Hummel, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Reynolds, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Knudson, B.L. 2nd Lt.
B Chadwick, R.H. 2nd Lt.
R Deaton, J.A. Cpl.
E Keagle, P.E. Cpl.
RW Finney, H.H. Cpl.
LW Milchak, E.A. Cpl.
TG Powell, H. Cpl.
3 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P Markuson, C.O. 1st 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.
3 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 875
P Jackson, C.J. 1st Lt.
CP Parrish, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Pillsbury, A.A. 2nd Lt.
B Wolfe, P.G. S/Sgt.
R Berger, S. S/Sgt.
E Jenkins, J.H. Sgt.
RW Korb, L.J. S/Sgt.
LW Webb, J.H. S/Sgt.
TG Roe, W.L. Sgt.
3 Mar 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.
R Ivey, M.A. T/Sgt.
E Patton, F.M. T/Sgt.
RW Esenwein, E.R. S/Sgt.
LW Stout, J. Sgt.
TG Martin, J.F. S/Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390
P Grabarkiewicz, L. F/O
CP Phillips, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Hickson, D. Jr. 1st Lt.
B Axvig, W.E. S/Sgt.
R Quagliano, F.A. T/Sgt.
E Duggan, J.J. T/Sgt.
RW Baker, E.R. S/Sgt.
LW Cooper, J.T. Cpl.
TG Moskowicz, S. S/Sgt.
S-27 Bernhards, H.F. S/Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 1st Lt.
B Dilley, P.E. 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.
3 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 898
P Gates, H.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Day, J.G. 2nd Lt.
N Siwy, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Harrison, W.F. Sgt.
R Frigo, H.M. Sgt.
E Baker, R.E. Sgt.
RW Lamkin, R.B. Sgt.
LW Talcott, W.J. Sgt.
TG Ryan, W.M. Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 792
P Jordan, E.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Garrett, A.W. 2nd Lt.
N Mercer, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B Lehr, E.L. Sgt.
R Leahy, W.E. Sgt.
E Thompson, R.H. T/Sgt.
RW Cobb, C.E. Sgt.
LW Girulat, R.M. Sgt.
TG Larmee, W.H. Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 838
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. S/Sgt.
E Perry, C.E.O. S/Sgt.
RW Wojtowicz, C.T. S/Sgt.
LW Beaton, S.O. S/Sgt.
TG Smith, C.W. S/Sgt.
3 Mar 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 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.
3 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
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.
3 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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 Hill, T.J. Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
P Ardinger, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Grandmontagne, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Wagner, H.W. F/O
B Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
R Huitt, G.E. T/Sgt.
E Wiedekehr, R.W. S/Sgt.
RW Gorback, B.S. S/Sgt.
LW Jones, J.K. S/Sgt.
TG White, A. S/Sgt.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. T/Sgt.
3 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
P Daley, J.C. Capt.
CP Stebner, O.G. 1st Lt.
N Thomas, C.P. 1st Lt.
B Cunningham, V.J. 1st Lt.
R Firquain, O.S. T/Sgt.
E Minster, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Bevill, B.T. S/Sgt.
LW Cole, R.A. S/Sgt.
TG Berry, J.F. S/Sgt.
MN Levin, W. 1st Lt.
NV Bailey, D.C. 2nd Lt.
3 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 958
P Miller, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, G.B. 1st Lt.
N Cummings, F.L. 1st Lt.
B Fletcher, A.S. 1st Lt.
R Tribbett, L.L. S/Sgt.
E Reid, H.A. T/Sgt.
RW Fritz, G.G. S/Sgt.
LW Grimm, R.H. S/Sgt.
TG Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt.
NV Conrad, J.B. 1st Lt.
PN Wilfahrt, D.W. 1st Lt.
3 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385
CA Sather, H. Maj.
P Miller, W.L. Capt.
CP Cassity, J.J. 1st Lt.
N Mohr, J. 1st Lt.
B Mackelfresh, T.H. 1st Lt.
R Hagopian, H.A. T/Sgt.
E Prach, F.T. T/Sgt.
RW Hedges, N.E. S/Sgt.
LW Moles, W.F. S/Sgt.
TG Walters, L. S/Sgt.
PN Niman, H. 1st Lt.
NV Sprowls, R.W. 1st Lt.