• 6 April 1945
  • Mission #275
  • Target: Halle

The transportation facilities near this town were assigned to the 392nd for this mission with (10) crews being briefed at 0430 hours. At 0545 hours, the Group aircraft launched with all going over the target located on the Saale River, south of Magdeburg. Bombing was accomplished by H2X means, all (188) 250# GPs impacting in the target area, unobserved due to undercast conditions. Enemy aircraft, now rarely ever seen in the air due to the effective friendly fighter sweeps catching those that might be capable of take-off on the ground, were once again non-existent. Flak was also meager but accurate enough to inflict battle damage on (1) returning B-24. The Group ships returned safely to base, landing around 1345 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #275

6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
P Ardinger, J. 1st Lt.
CP Grandmontagne, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Wagner, H.W. 2nd Lt.
B Crosby, P.E. 1st Lt.
R Huitt, G.E. T/Sgt.
E Wiedekehr, R.W. S/Sgt.
RW Gorback, B.S. S/Sgt.
LW Jones, J.K. S/Sgt.
TG White, A. S/Sgt.
S-27 Allen, P. T/Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Hotchkiss, V.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Christensen, R.W. 2nd Lt.
N Owen, J.B. 2nd Lt.
NG Daoust, D.R. Sgt.
R Mamukari, P. Sgt.
E Gephard, D.C. Sgt.
RW Gemmato, J. Sgt.
LW Stickley, P.W. Sgt.
TG Meyerowitz, I.J. Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 542
P Adsit, B.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weber, M. F/O
N Wedgeworth, Q.R. 2nd Lt.
B Timmons, K.L. S/Sgt.
R Close, H.R. T/Sgt.
E McDonald, R.C. T/Sgt.
RW Ritty, P.M. S/Sgt.
LW Anderson, W.G. S/Sgt.
TG Taylor, H.T. S/Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Bell, W.M. Capt.
CP Brown, T.E. 2nd Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 1st Lt.
B Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
R Masnovi, R. T/Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
RCM Morriset, H.J. S/Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
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.
S-27 Hess, J.M. S/Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
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.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568
P Henning, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Moser, F.E. 2nd Lt.
N Humiston, M.R. 2nd Lt.
B Regan, J.H. S/Sgt.
R Wilkins, R.A. S/Sgt.
E Regester, R.B. S/Sgt.
RW McLaughlin, E.J. Sgt.
LW Stockard, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG Davis, G.L. S/Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
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 Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Heilman, R.C. S/Sgt.
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
NG Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
RCM Taylor, J.L, T/Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Olsen, H.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Muldoon, J.D. F/O
N Papa, R.J. F/O
B Smith, J.W. 2nd Lt.
R Reidy, H.S. Sgt.
E Sacher, P. Sgt.
RW Reynolds, R.R. Sgt.
LW Manley, F.H. Sgt.
TG Carroll, E.P. S/Sgt.
6 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Steck, R.O. 1st Lt.
CP Quinn, E.J. 2nd Lt.
N Jost, E.G. 2nd Lt.
B Gross, E.B. 2nd Lt.
R Parker, R.M. T/Sgt.
E Lewis, M.M. T/Sgt.
RW Thompson, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Jacobson, C.R. S/Sgt.
TG Peters, R.P. S/Sgt.
PN Johnson, F. 1st Lt.
NV Milrod, M. 1st Lt.