• 8 March 1945
  • Mission #254
  • Target: Siegen

This mission was targeted against the marshalling yards again and a Group force of (28) aircraft was assigned to bomb. Between 0645 and 0810 hours, all crew briefings were completed and at 1030 the lead ship began take-off roll. All aircraft went over the target area but only (18) were able to bomb, the remaining ships jettisoning their loads on the way home. A problem developed on the bomb run when the GH lead ship had H2X radar malfunctions and the GH direction ground station became inoperative also. By this time, the lead squadron could not drop on the release smoke of the preceding Group as high winds aloft had blown the marker smoke considerably away. No enemy opposition was encountered and all bombers returned to Wending safely around 1700 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #254

8 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Griffin, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cameron, A.S. 2nd Lt.
N Byall, J.R. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Kosek, S.C. Cpl.
R Kirkpatrick, J.T. Cpl.
E Richardson, S.D. Sgt.
RW Jordan, F.C. Cpl.
LW Shealy, L.A. Cpl.
TG Dennis, R.W. Cpl.
RCM Williams, O.L. T/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Earl, P.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Smiley, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Perkins, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Marchetta, A. S/Sgt.
R Irish, E.W. T/Sgt.
E Woods, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Keith, D.N. Pfc.
LW McNeill, C.E. S/Sgt.
TG Schafer, J.G. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Wolak, S. 2nd Lt.
CP Willett, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Longenecker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kutner, J.M. 2nd Lt.
R Murphy, R.C. S/Sgt.
E Bobish, A. T/Sgt.
RW Ruigh, R.E. S/Sgt.
LW Czop, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Schick, F.W. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Novik, A.J. 1st Lt.
CP Graves, J.H. 1st Lt.
N Hamilton, P.L. 2nd Lt.
B Graves, R.H. S/Sgt.
R Hildebrand, R.O. T/Sgt.
E DiMarco, F.J. T/Sgt.
RW Isebrands, T.E. T/Sgt.
LW Watkins, M.F. S/Sgt.
TG Buckley, C.A. S/Sgt.
RCM Watson, C.B. T/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
P Ross, J.E. 1st Lt.
CP Crane, F.D. 1st Lt.
N Richner, G.C. F/O
B Hester, T.G. S/Sgt.
R Agnew, T.G. T/Sgt.
E Albright, H.B. T/Sgt.
RW Brooks, V.B. S/Sgt.
LW Blackburn, W.F. S/Sgt.
TG Arnold, E.R. S/Sgt.
Williams, C.C. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 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.
8 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Peterson, T.W. 1st Lt.
CP Rohe, J.M. 1st Lt.
N Damerst, W.A. 1st Lt.
B Lawson, R.F. 1st Lt.
R Green, C.M. T/Sgt.
E Bruney, G.L. T/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, D.F. Pvt.
LW Hankins, T.E. S/Sgt.
TG Hoffman, G.A. S/Sgt.
PN Miller, S. 1st Lt.
8 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 709
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.
S-27 Bernhards, H.F. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390
P Mlinarcik, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Parker, R.W. 2nd Lt.
N Caris, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Caltrider, G.E. Sgt.
R Livingston, F. Sgt.
E Butler, J.M. Sgt.
RW Howard, C.E. Sgt.
LW Kozma, M. Sgt.
TG Franks, A. Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 875
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. Sgt.
LW Weatherbie, L.K. Sgt.
TG McCormick, F.G. Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 838
P Eyles, E.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Foley, R.T. F/O
N Augustensen, H.R. F/O
B Stutzman, R.J. Sgt.
R Barrett, W.R. Sgt.
E Mattera, A.P. Sgt.
RW Shrum, T.H. Sgt.
LW Carpenger, B.E. Sgt.
TG Wengress, C.P. Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 448
P McKellar, C.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Owen, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N James, H.P. 2nd Lt.
B Yeary, B.J. Sgt.
R Bova, N.G. Sgt.
E Cole, E.W. Sgt.
RW Higbee, W.J. Sgt.
LW Hodge, T.H. Sgt.
TG Holler, J.G. Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Prater, W.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Levin, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Pilcher, W.L. 2nd Lt.
NG Venuti, L.C. Sgt.
R Killian, C.J. S/Sgt.
E Lawrence, L.J. S/Sgt.
RW Kegler, S.D. Sgt.
LW Healey, J. Sgt.
TG Deshantz, D. Sgt.
8 Mar 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 Gersten, G. T/Sgt.
E Aycock, C.E. S/Sgt.
RW Arneson, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Mohan, V.L. S/Sgt.
TG Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
B Barger, G.W. Jr. 1st Lt.
8 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901
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 Laird, J.L. Sgt.
TG Kolodziejski, J.J. Sgt.
RCM Hairston, R.T. T/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 898
P Myers, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, K.W. 2nd Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 1st Lt.
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.
8 Mar 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.
R Logue, R.V. S/Sgt.
E O'Hara, R.F. S/Sgt.
RW Hoffman, R.A. Sgt.
LW Hores, G.P. Sgt.
TG Szews, S.M. Sgt.
RCM Robinson, L.D. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 511
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.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Cerrato, V.H. 1st Lt.
CP Addison, A.E. 1st Lt.
N Marcelli, A.F. 2nd Lt.
B Ramos, R.W. Jr. 2nd Lt.
R Ewell, A.J. T/Sgt.
E Lee, R.M. T/Sgt.
RW Burrell, M.L. S/Sgt.
LW Lamson, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Warwick, F.W. Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Bell, W.M. 1st Lt.
CP Pope, C.H. 1st Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 1st Lt.
B Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
R McKim, L.D. T/Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Kilroy, B.R. S/Sgt.
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
RCM Frappier, H.A. T/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Garcia, A.R. 1st Lt.
CP Pollack, M. 2nd Lt.
N Hoffman, W.A. F/O
B Westlund, J.K. S/Sgt.
R Nelson, D.A. T/Sgt.
E Landes, I.B. T/Sgt.
RW Pennington, M.E. S/Sgt.
LW Merda, A.J. S/Sgt.
TG Rauscher, J.G. S/Sgt.
RCM Morriset, H.J. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Rose, P.E. 1st Lt.
CP Pratt, D.M. 1st Lt.
N Rohde, C.R. 1st Lt.
B Harnden, R.G. 1st Lt.
R Croy, O.N. T/Sgt.
E Scott, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Manelick, N.L. S/Sgt.
LW Davidson, S.A. S/Sgt.
TG Beane, H.E. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Sisson, T.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Cranson, W.N. 2nd Lt.
N Greening, D.J. 2nd Lt.
B White, E.D. Sgt.
R Strausbaugh, R.L. Sgt.
E Robinson, J.C. Sgt.
RW Jones, M.R. Sgt.
LW VanAmburg, C.C. Sgt.
TG Kruse, E.K. Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
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.
8 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Bilz, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP Slayter, D.W. 1st Lt.
N Barnes, J.M. 1st Lt.
B Overman, D.T. 1st Lt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. T/Sgt.
E Grout, A.G. T/Sgt.
RW Agoglia, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
TG Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. T/Sgt.
Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
8 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 577
P Propper, H.M. Capt.
CP Brier, A.L. 1st Lt.
N Barber, A.G. 1st Lt.
B Buente, V.O. 1st Lt.
R Dodd, W.C. T/Sgt.
E McPherson, C.C. T/Sgt.
RW Musante, A.B. Jr. S/Sgt.
LW Wickham, R.H. S/Sgt.
TG Chapman, C.M. S/Sgt.
NV Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
NG Garrett, H.L. 1st Lt.
8 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
CA Hunsaker, B.W. Capt.
P Clark, D.L. Capt.
CP Jones, G.B. 1st Lt.
N Delach, J.J. Capt.
B McGarry, T.J. 1st Lt.
R Howeth, G.W. T/Sgt.
E Keba, J. T/Sgt.
RW Kopperud, C.M. S/Sgt.
LW Faust, K.E. S/Sgt.
TG Tharp, R.N. S/Sgt.
NV Conrad, J.B. 1st Lt.
PN Nagler, H.F. F/O
8 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385
P Beder, J. 1st Lt.
CP Samsell, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Balides, T. 1st Lt.
B Murray, J.G. 1st Lt.
R Murgatroyd, R.S. T/Sgt.
E Morley, J.P. T/Sgt.
RW Carr, R.P. S/Sgt.
LW Roever, C.H. S/Sgt.
TG Schodrof, R.H. S/Sgt.
PN Shumaker, M.C. 2nd Lt.
NV McDevitt, J.P. 2nd Lt.