• 24 March 1944
  • Mission #56
  • Target: St. Dizier

The briefed target for this raid was for an airfield near Metz, France. Aircrew briefings were held between 0300-0400 hours with the 577th assigned lead and Captain Weiland, lead Bombardier. General Johnson, 14th Combat Wing Commander, flew as Command Pilot, leading (26) aircraft off beginning at 0620 hours. At the Initial Point (IP), the weather over the briefed target was seen to be poor for visual bombing and St. Dizier airfield nearby was selected and bombed as an alternative target. A total of (312) 500# GP bombs were impacted in the target with excellent results and causing extensive damage to the main shop areas of the airdrome. Again no enemy aircraft were encountered and AA fire was very light. All aircraft returned to base around 1400 hours with (2) damaged by flak.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #56

24 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027
P Jones, G.E. 1st Lt.
CP Sandoz, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Morris, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Bodoh, A.E. T/Sgt.
R McAdams, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Marvin, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Lane, T. S/Sgt.
BT Surber, W.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rossi, V.H. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Miller, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, E.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Murray, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Henderson, A.D. 2nd Lt.
E Megenhardt, J.F. T/Sgt.
R Mallamaci, J.T. T/Sgt.
RW McCombs, A.D. S/Sgt.
LW Lorine, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT Wimberly, W.G. Sgt.
TG Rausch, T.A. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
P Ford, J.H. 1st Lt.
CP Bunting, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Duncan, R.H. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, M.A. 2nd Lt.
E Lewis, G.F. T/Sgt.
R Kramer, A.W. T/Sgt.
RW Roberson, L.P. T/Sgt.
LW Saucedo, J.A. S/Sgt.
BT Harvison, W.P. S/Sgt.
TG Overholt, H.R. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
B Hurdle, Q.C. 2nd Lt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
RW Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 835
P Conneran, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Callaghan, G.P. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Gragg, S.J. 2nd Lt.
E Sooy, H.B. S/Sgt.
R Still, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Horey, E.N. Sgt.
LW Repley, C.A. Sgt.
BT Troutman, E.A. Sgt.
TG Hanna, W.W. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 593
P Meighen, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Mason, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Plunkett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Tudor, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Austin, L.D. S/Sgt.
R Epstein, B.B. S/Sgt.
LW Bode, J.E. Sgt.
RW MacDonell, K.A.. Sgt.
BT Kuhns, R.H. Sgt
TG Cuevas, D.E. Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 433
P Prell, D.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weiss, D.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tyson, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B Stetson, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Backus, D.G. S/Sgt.
R Byler, H.J. S/Sgt.
RW Edwards, D.S. Sgt.
LW Simila, W. Sgt.
BT Pearson, B.T. Sgt.
TG Hoover, A.L. Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
CA Johnson, L.W. BGen.
P Gonseth, F. Jr. Capt.
CP Williamson, D.R. 1st Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
N Delach, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E Jennings, H.C. T/Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, H.L. T/Sgt.
RW Driver, D.M. S/Sgt.
LW Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
BT Feller, N.L. S/Sgt.
TG Noone, T.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 754
CA Schoolmaster, C.F. Maj.
P McNichol, T.F. 1st Lt.
CP Lamer, M. 1st Lt.
N Donaldson, C.D. 1st Lt.
B Colburn, R.F. 1st Lt.
B Wargo, M.A. 1st Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R O'Kon, M.A. Sgt.
RW Rosenfeld, C.B T/Sgt.
LW Elston, R.C. S/Sgt.
BT Green, L.A. Sgt.
TG Rathburn, E.K. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 427
P Abell, G.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 2nd Lt.
N Coward, D.M. 2nd Lt.
NG Castor, J.R. S/Sgt.
E Tryboski, L.E. T/Sgt.
R Sichau, W.R. T/Sgt.
RW Horton, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Roper, D.W. Sgt.
BT Manville, F.E. S/Sgt.
TG Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 759
P Griggs, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilde, A.H. 2nd Lt.
N Cohen, J.M. 2nd Lt.
B Rowe, G.F. 2nd Lt.
E Sackeli, A. S/Sgt.
R Kresser, F.M. S/Sgt.
RW Tomak, J.E. S/Sgt
LW Moore, J.H. Sgt.
BT Hanson, F.B. Sgt.
TG Lindsay, E.L. Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jensen, A.H. 1st Lt.
N Beatson, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Dilly, V.S. 1st Lt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
RW Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW White, F.A. S/Sgt.
BT Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Cordick, D.H. Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 704
P Ambrose, D.N. 1st Lt.
CP Dorrell, W. 2nd Lt.
N Lindberg, V.A. 2nd Lt.
B Tierney, J.F. 2nd Lt.
E Cummings, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Sawyer, G.H. T/Sgt.
RW Davis, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Oasheim, G.W. S/Sgt.
BT Hall, E.A. S/Sgt.
TG Dunham, H.D. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 505
P Johnson, O.P. 2nd Lt.
CP Tedford, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Roberts, M.E. 2nd Lt.
B Feagan, H.C. 1st Lt.
E Whitson, M.D. S/Sgt.
R Perlberg, A.C. S/Sgt.
RW Barnard, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Joyce, R. S/Sgt.
BT Thompson, I.F. S/Sgt.
TG Marchuk, J. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 485
P Spears, K.E. 1st Lt.
CP Stephens, L.M. 1st Lt.
N Sweeney, P.J. 1st Lt.
B Kelly, F.B. 1st Lt.
E Parker, J.D. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
RW Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt
BT Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
TG Wilk, H. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 89?
P Schildknecht, H.E. 1st Lt.
CP Long, J.D. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Kaufman, K.S. 2nd Lt.
B Wasowicz, M.V. 2nd Lt.
E Sadler, R.S. T/Sgt.
R Begley, J.F. T/Sgt.
RW Reade, G.J. S/Sgt.
LW Gegere, G.P. Sgt.
BT Reid, H.A. S/Sgt.
TG Reed, B.P. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187
P Young, M.N. 1st Lt.
CP Goodwin, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Dunphy, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Cunningham, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Triplett, W.F. T/Sgt.
R Garcia, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Porter, C.C. S/Sgt.
LW Teater, R.S. S/Sgt.
BT Ross, J.D. Sgt.
TG Rickey, J.J. S/Sgt.
Coday, D.S. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 688
P Fletcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 1st Lt.
N Judd, G.W. 1st Lt.
B --
E Kelly, J.E. T/Sgt.
R Biska, S.L. S/Sgt.
RW Osborne, J.H. S/Sgt.
LW Wukotich, M.L. S/Sgt.
BT Mancuso, M.A. S/Sgt.
TG McNiel, J.M. S/Sgt.
Krueger, R.C. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Muldoon, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Otis, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Ortenberg, B. 2nd Lt.
B Morton, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Byrd, J.M. S/Sgt.
R DeHoff, L.V. S/Sgt.
RW Bluejacket, J.W. S/Sgt.
LW Carpenter, J.A. S/Sgt.
BT Bednarcik, S.A. Sgt.
TG Svoboda, J.J. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
Obs Caley, P.B. Maj.
P Reade, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP Smith, R.L. 1st Lt.
N Byers, W.F. 1st Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. 1st Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Schwabel, C.A. T/Sgt.
RW Sikoff, H. S/Sgt.
LW Bauer, W.E. S/Sgt.
BT Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
TG Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
P Nugent, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Burciaga, L.R. 2nd Lt.
N Davis, W.X. 2nd Lt.
B Krause, W.N. 2nd Lt.
E O'Brien, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
RW Pawlyshyn, M.J. S/Sgt.
LW McGahey, G.L. S/Sgt.
BT Lander, W. S/Sgt.
TG Sowers, D.R. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Lory, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Whitaker, J.W. S/Sgt.
R Mandel, R.F. T/Sgt.
RW Rego, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Sundo, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT Courtney, E.J. Sgt.
TG Ward, L.E. Sgt
24 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 814
P Lowry, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Victor, A.I. 2nd Lt.
N Hynes, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Replogle, W.G. 2nd Lt.
E Cashman, C.A. S/Sgt.
R Clark, J.V. Sgt.
RW Kenney, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Delaney, P.E. S/Sgt.
BT Farlow, L.B. S/Sgt.
TG Isbell, K.L. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Dickson, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Sassaman, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N McDade, J.J. 1st Lt.
NG O'Neill, F.L. S/Sgt.
E York, R.M. T/Sgt
R Zimpleman, J.G. T/Sgt.
RW Beseda, J.F. S/Sgt.
LW Reilly, B.A. S/Sgt.
BT Erickson, C.W. S/Sgt.
TG Luchak, A. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 599
P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 2nd Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Durant, W. S/Sgt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
RW Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
LW Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt
BT Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
TG Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
24 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 654
P Taylor, R.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Sheridan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Bowen, H.A. 2nd Lt.
E Todd, R.E. S/Sgt.
R Mohr, D.C. S/Sgt.
RW Carroll, J.B. S/Sgt.
LW Andrews, W.E. T/Sgt.
BT McGowan, W.J. S/Sgt.
TG Grybos, T.J. S/Sgt.