• 17 March 1945
  • Mission #260
  • Target: Munster

The marshalling yards in this town were scheduled for strike and at 0700 and 0800, (31) aircrews were briefed with all being launched starting at 1100 hours. The mission was recorded as being uneventful but bombing accomplished by the (30) aircraft going over the target had to be executed using GH and H2X methods. A total of (1240) bombs were released but results could not be observed. Once again the German Air Force was noticeably absent and flak was negligible. All bombers returned to base around 1700 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #260

17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545
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 Woerth, J.B. S/Sgt.
LW Marshall, L.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rosenberg, J.E. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 709
P Wolak, S. 2nd Lt.
CP Willett, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Longenecker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kutner, J.M. 2nd Lt.
R Agnew, T.G. T/Sgt.
E Bobish, A. T/Sgt.
RW Ruigh, R.E. S/Sgt.
LW Czop, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Schick, F.W. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 476
P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Vealey, S.L. 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. Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. Pfc.
17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Proctor, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Russell, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Plagenhoef, S.C. 2nd Lt.
B Wade, T.E. S/Sgt.
R Kerfoot, D.A. Sgt.
E Lewis, A.J. S/Sgt.
RW Gill, J.B. S/Sgt.
LW Kouzes, G. S/Sgt.
TG Dippel, W.L. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 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 Marchetta, A. S/Sgt.
R Irish, E.W. T/Sgt.
E Woods, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Schafer, J.G. S/Sgt.
LW Arnold, E.R. S/Sgt.
TG Keith, D.N. Pfc.
RCM Hightower, W.H. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Hummel, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Reynolds, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Knudson, B.L. 2nd Lt.
B Duffy, F.J. 1st Lt.
R Deaton, J.A. Sgt.
E Finney, H.H. Sgt.
RW Milchak, E.A. Sgt.
LW Keagle, P.E. Pvt.
TG Powell, H. Sgt.
RCM Frappier, H.A. T/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
P Rohe, J.M. 1st 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 Malley, J.P. S/Sgt.
LW Hensler, L.P. S/Sgt.
TG Tingle, J.B. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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. Sgt.
TG Adkins, J.E. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 589
P DePalma, F.T. 1st Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. 1st Lt.
N Oppenheim, R. 2nd Lt.
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.
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
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.
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Cohn, A.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Runyon, D.S. 2nd Lt.
N Cottone, P.P. 2nd Lt.
B Norton, W.R. S/Sgt.
R Kincaid, M.M. T/Sgt.
E Cross, G.H. T/Sgt.
RW Korpi, W.B. Sgt.
LW Nogales, D.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG Avery, W.R. S/Sgt.
Steurer, G.R. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901
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. T/Sgt.
E Kedenburg, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW Rice, W.W. S/Sgt.
LW Perlingiero, C.P. S/Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. S/Sgt.
RCM Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
17 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 - -
R Livingston, F. Sgt.
E Butler, J.M. Sgt.
RW Howard, C.E. Sgt.
LW Kozma, M. Sgt.
TG Franks, A. Sgt.
NG Caltrider, G.E. Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 875
P Gridley, J.N. Jr. 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 Wright, W.M. Sgt.
LW McCormick, F.C. Sgt.
TG Hall, D.M. Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 792
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.
PN Santoro, M.P. F/O
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Scott, D.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Cline, K.E. 1st Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 1st Lt.
B Barger, G.W. 1st Lt.
R Berger, S. T/Sgt.
E Karas, J. T/Sgt.
RW Hanley, E.H. S/Sgt.
LW Glasscock, J.B. S/Sgt.
TG McKee, S.P. S/Sgt.
Keehn, M.F. Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
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. T/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.
RCM Watson, C.B. T/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 898
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.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493
P Ansbro, M.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Wernsman, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Christman, H.E. F/O
B Gorham, R.L. S/Sgt.
R O'Brien, B.M. S/Sgt.
E Brierley, A.R. S/Sgt.
RW Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
LW Nichols, P.F. Sgt.
TG McLaughlin, M.M. Sgt.
17 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.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772
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 Merda, A.J. S/Sgt.
LW Pennington, M.E. S/Sgt.
TG Rauscher, J.G. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
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.
RCM Morriset, H.J. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
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.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240 (no mission credit)
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.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 542
P Bell, W.M. Capt.
CP Pope, C.H. 1st Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 1st Lt.
B - -
R McKim, L.D. T/Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
LW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
NG Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 838
P Mayer, E.H. 1st Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 1st Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B Crosby, P.E. 1st 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.
17 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Clarke, J.C. 1st Lt.
CP Mackey, O. 1st Lt.
N Eaton, C.B. 2nd Lt.
B Lowe, R.C. 2nd Lt.
R Brown, J.T. T/Sgt.
E Brunett, E.C. T/Sgt.
RW Peer, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Heckman, J.K. S/Sgt.
TG Killea, K.B. S/Sgt.
PN Sorensen, A.C. 1st Lt.
S-27 Kieffer, R.W. S/Sgt.
17 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385
CA Sather, H. Maj.
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 Kennedy, J.L 1st Lt.
B Garrett, H.L. 1st Lt.
17 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Kerr, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Fabiani, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Boettcher, R.E. 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.
NN Mintz, H.B. 2nd Lt.
MN Slagle, R.B. 2nd Lt.
17 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P Miller, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, G.B. 1st Lt.
N Munter, L. 1st Lt.
B Mackelfresh, T.H. 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 Wolfe, P.J. S/Sgt.
NV Sprowls, R.W. 1st Lt.
Baker, R.W. 1st Lt.
17 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 454
P Downs, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Bickham, T.E. 2nd Lt.
N Balides, T. 1st Lt.
B Oakes, H.W. 2nd Lt.
R Spicketts, J.G. S/Sgt.
E Lim, D.P. S/Sgt.
RW Crane, T.P. S/Sgt.
LW Szerdi, A.W. S/Sgt.
TG Weatherman, H.W. S/Sgt.
PN Edwards, R.L. 2nd Lt.
NV Van Pelt, W.W. 2nd Lt.