• 23 March 1945
  • Mission #267
  • Target: Rheine

The marshalling yards were selected for strike on this date with (21) crews being briefed at 0530 hours. At 0745, all began launch with target area weather again holding promise for visual bombing the seventh consecutive mission on which visual sighting of the aiming points could be made. As forecast, the weather again held with (100) percent of all (342) 500# GPs impacting within a 2000 foot circle of the aiming point - (90) percent having struck inside 1000 feet of the MPI. No enemy fighters were seen and AA fire was virtually non-existent but (2) returning bombers did pick up some minor flak damage. All recovered safely at base around 1245 hours after a very successful mission. As the aircrews landed, the entire base was put on restriction for a big supply mission on the next day in conjunction with the big push across the Rhine. Loading of supplies for (26) bombers commenced in the afternoon, (13) loads each for the British and U.S. troops.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #267

23 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
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 Anastos, G. S/Sgt.
LW Tracy, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Moffa, A.J. S/Sgt.
RCM Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
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. S/Sgt.
E Seyfried, W.J. S/Sgt.
RW Gill, J.B. S/Sgt.
LW Kouzes, G. S/Sgt.
TG Dippel, W.L. S/Sgt.
RCM Frappier, H.A. T/Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 709
P Hummel, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Reynolds, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Knudson, B.L. 2nd Lt.
B Morse, E.H. Sgt.
R Deaton, J.A. Cpl.
E Finney, H.H. Sgt.
RW Milchak, E.A. Sgt.
LW Keagle, P.E. Pvt.
TG Powell, H. Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
P Griffin, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cameron, A.S. 2nd Lt.
N Byall, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kosek, S.C. Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, J.T. Sgt.
E Richardson, S.D. S/Sgt.
RW Jordan, F.C. Sgt.
LW Shealy, L.A. Sgt.
TG Dennis, R.W. Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
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 Robinson, L.D. S/Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 476
P Frazier, L.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Linder, E.P. 2nd Lt.
N Robinson, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Penders, D.P. Sgt.
R Latour, H.E. Sgt.
E McGrath, L.R. Sgt.
RW Leach, R.H. Sgt.
LW Bryan, C.F. S/Sgt.
TG Rohde, R.E. Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 697
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. T/Sgt.
RW Fuller, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Dardano, F.A. S/Sgt.
TG Keach, G.T. S/Sgt.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. T/Sgt.
23 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 Watson, C.B. T/Sgt.
B Jordan, V.A. 2nd Lt.
23 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 792
P Jordan, T.J. 1st Lt.
CP Williamson, D.R. 1st Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 1st Lt.
B Faust, L.E. 2nd Lt.
R Brown, L.E. T/Sgt.
E Kinzler, S.J. S/Sgt.
RW Davis, T.N. S/Sgt.
LW Meister, R.H. S/Sgt.
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. S/Sgt.
NN Barger, G.W. 1st Lt.
RCM Taylor, J.L. Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
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. S/Sgt.
E Butler, C.E. S/Sgt.
RW Silliman, E. Sgt.
LW Smith, R.L. Jr. Sgt.
TG Neumann, H.J. Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
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.
23 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 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.
23 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 542
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.
23 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.
RCM Steurer, G.R. S/Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
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.
23 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Ansbro, M.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Wernsman, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Christman, H.E. F/O
B O'Farrell, R.H. S/Sgt.
R O'Brien, B.M. S/Sgt.
E Brierley, A.R. S/Sgt.
RW Souther, P. S/Sgt.
LW Nichols, P.F. Sgt.
TG McLaughlin, M.M. Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 486
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.
23 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 945
P Ebersole, H.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Culp, A.B. 2nd Lt.
N Sauter, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Martin, M. 2nd Lt.
R Chew, W.B. S/Sgt.
E Gabris, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW McDonald, C.L. Pvt.
LW Greene, H.B. S/Sgt.
TG Lynch, H.F. S/Sgt.
23 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 299
CA Pennypacker, J.E. Capt.
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. 2nd Lt.
NV Van Pelt, W.W. 2nd Lt.
23 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 128
CA Player, G.C. Maj.
P Niederriter, R.A. Capt.
CP Creel, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Richert, G.W. 1st Lt.
B McMahon, C.D. Capt.
R Underwood, J.W. T/Sgt.
E Maertens, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Greenwood, I.G. S/Sgt.
LW Flowers, W.C. S/Sgt.
TG Spurgeon, E.F. S/Sgt.
PN Correnty, R.D. 1st Lt.
PN Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
23 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 886
P Miller, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Peters, M.J. 1st Lt.
N Zamor, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Hickok, H.E. 1st Lt.
R Tribbett, L.L. S/Sgt.
E Reid, H.A. T/Sgt.
RW Fritz, G.G. S/Sgt.
LW Cole, R.A. S/Sgt.
TG Berry, J.F. S/Sgt.
NT Baker, R.W. 1st Lt.
NV Barry, W.T. 1st Lt.