• 14 March 1945
  • Mission #258
  • Target: Gutersloh

This attack called for a strike on the marshalling yards in Gutersloh. Briefings were conducted for 31 crews at 0715 and 0830 hours. All Group bombers started take-offs on schedule at 1100 hours. A force of 30 went over the target making a visual run with two squadrons having excellent results and one having poor results. Ships dropped a total of 1,233 100-pound bombs. Again, no flak or fighters were encountered on the mission. All bombers returned safely to Wendling, landing around 1846.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #258

14 Mar 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 Malley, J.P. S/Sgt.
R Nalette, T.A. S/Sgt.
E Taylor, B.D. T/Sgt.
RW Pasco, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Hensler, L.P. S/Sgt.
TG Tingle, J.B. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 589
P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Vealey, C.B. F/O
B Linderman, W.T. S/Sgt.
R Kroll, M.E. Sgt.
E Lyon, H.H. S/Sgt.
RW Devish, M.G. S/Sgt.
LW Werner, W.T. S/Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545
P Sommers, O.L. 1st Lt.
CP Perkins, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Judd, G.G. 1st Lt.
B Williams, A.R. 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.
PN Streicher, H.P. 1st Lt.
14 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
P Ault, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Maloney, J.P. F/O
N Lang, H.A. F/O
B Brown, H.F. Cpl.
R Buglewicz, G.J. Cpl.
E Dehart, R.J. Cpl.
RW Waters, R.D. Cpl.
LW Huffer, J.O. Cpl.
TG Hoffman, R.L. Cpl.
RCM Taylor, J.L. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
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.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. T/Sgt.
14 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 Arnold, E.R. 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 Jackson, H.B. S/Sgt.
RCM Hightower, W.H. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
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 Cosentino, C. S/Sgt.
TG Schafer, J.G. S/Sgt.
14 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.
14 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Griffin, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cameron, A.S. 2nd Lt.
N Byall, J.R. 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.
14 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Barker, W.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Churchwell, W.F. F/O
N Green, M.L. F/O
B Horne, C.W. Sgt.
R Coury, L.J. Sgt.
E Milstead, W.R. Sgt.
RW Morris, G.W. Sgt.
LW Ratliffe, Q.R. Sgt.
TG Althen, E. Sgt
RCM Lambert, E.C. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
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.
RCM Robinson, L.D. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 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. S/Sgt.
R Green, J.M. S/Sgt.
E Herrera, D.R. S/Sgt.
RW Allendorf, V.G. S/Sgt.
LW Peterson, F.H. S/Sgt.
TG Jenkins, C.E. S/Sgt.
S-27 Keehn, M.F. Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390
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 Talcott, W.J. Sgt.
LW Lamkin, R.B. Sgt.
TG Ryan, W.M. Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507
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.
14 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 Hodge, T.H. Sgt.
LW Higbee, W.J. Sgt.
TG Holler, J.G. Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 697
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.
14 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 898
P Gridley, J.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Hunt, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Self, W.H. 2nd Lt.
B Venier, A.C. F/O
R Braunhut, J.S. Sgt.
E Segal, D. Sgt.
RW McCormick, F.C. Sgt.
LW Sudbrock, G.W. Sgt.
TG Hall, D.M. Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 875 (no mission credit)
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 Paren, J.H. S/Sgt.
E Jenkins, J.H. Sgt.
RW Webb, J.H. S/Sgt.
LW Korb, L.J. S/Sgt.
TG Roe, W.L. Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Ansbro, M.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Wernsman, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Eaton, C.B. 1st Lt.
B O'Farrell, R.H. Sgt.
R O'Brien, B.M. S/Sgt.
E Brierley, A.R. S/Sgt.
RW Nichols, P.F. Sgt.
LW Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
TG McLaughlin, M.M. Sgt.
RCM Appel, N.S. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Vaden, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Tichenor, N.K. 2nd Lt.
N Vrable, E.G. 2nd Lt.
B Smith, C.W. S/Sgt.
R Crockett, J.G. S/Sgt.
E Perry, C.E.O. S/Sgt.
RW Wojtowicz, C.T. S/Sgt.
LW Wheelwright, C.D. Sgt.
TG Beaton, S.O. S/Sgt.
RCM Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P Henning, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Moser, F.E. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Humiston, M.R. 2nd Lt.
B Regan, J.H. Sgt.
R Wilkins, R.A. Sgt.
E Regester, R.B. Sgt.
RW Stockard, J.C. Sgt.
LW McLaughlin, E.J. Sgt.
TG Davis, G.L. Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 804
P Ardinger, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Grandmontagne, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Wagner, H.W. F/O
B Lowry, J.O. Jr. Sgt.
R Huitt, G.E. T/Sgt.
E Wiedekehr, R.W. S/Sgt.
RW Jones, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Gorback, B.S. S/Sgt.
TG White, A. S/Sgt.
RCM Morriset, H.J. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568
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.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Cerrato, V.H. 1st Lt.
CP Addison, A.E. 1st Lt.
N Marcelli, A.F. 1st 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.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 542
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.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493
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 Turner, M.E. S/Sgt.
LW Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
NN Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
14 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
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.
14 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 Chapman, C.M. S/Sgt.
TG Wickham, R.H. S/Sgt.
NV Barry, W.T. 1st Lt.
B Garrett, H.L. 1st Lt.
14 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385
CA Gilbert, L.G. Lt. Col.
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
14 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 454
P Kerr, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Fabiani, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, P.J. 1st Lt.
B Copple, R.N. 1st 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.
NV Mintz, H.B. 2nd Lt.
PN Slagle, R.B. 2nd Lt.
14 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 886
CA Sather, H. Maj.
P Downs, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Bickham, T.E. 2nd Lt.
N McKay, R.P. 1st Lt.
B Oakes, H.W. 2nd Lt.
R Spicketts, J.G. S/Sgt.
E Lim, D.P. T/Sgt.
RW Crane, T.P. S/Sgt.
LW Szerdi, A.W. S/Sgt.
TG Weatherman, H.W. S/Sgt.
PN Edwards, R.L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
NV Van Pelt, W.W. 2nd Lt.