• 9 April 1945
  • Mission #278
  • Target: Leipheim

The target for this mission was the nearby airfield. General briefing for (31) crews was held at 0700 hours and, after a delay, all began take-off rolls starting at 1244 hours. A total of (668) 250 and 300# bombs were released in what the aircrews reported as a real ‘post-holing job’ on the target facilities. Visual conditions once again permitted excellent bombing on behalf of (2) squadrons going over. One squadron formation was cut out on the bomb run by the 44th Bomb Group, resulting in a poor release. All totaled, the Group had (64) percent of all weapons dropped impacting within 2000 feet of the target. No flak or fighters were encountered and all crews recovered safely at base around 1944 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #278

9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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. Sgt.
LW Robertson, D.R. Sgt.
TG White, P.W. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 805
P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hazard, A.R. 2nd Lt.
B Linderman, W.T. S/Sgt.
R Kroll, M.E. S/Sgt.
E Lyon, H.H. Sgt.
RW Devish, M.G. S/Sgt.
LW Werner, W.T. S/Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. Pvt.
9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
P MacFarlane, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Sullivan, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Petree, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, R.C. Sgt.
R Danielchik, E.R. Sgt.
E Colasanti, B.R. Sgt.
RW Farah, J.M. Sgt.
LW Bowers, W.B. Sgt.
TG Rumancik, J.P. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545
P Sommers, O.L. 1st Lt.
CP Vaughan, D. F/O
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 Hoffman, G.A. S/Sgt.
PN Streicher, H.P. 1st Lt.
9 Apr 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. 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.
RCM Rogers, L.B. Pvt.
9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 571
P Harcus, R.W. 1st 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 Bruney, G.L. T/Sgt.
RW McAtee, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Marshall, L.C. S/Sgt.
TG Woerth, J.B. S/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 589
P Ault, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Maloney, J.P. F/O
N Lang, H.A. F/O
B Brown, H.F. Sgt.
R Buglewicz, G.J. Sgt.
E Dehart, R.J. Sgt.
RW Waters, R.D. Sgt.
LW Huffer, J.O. Sgt.
TG Hoffman, R.L. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Lienemann, A.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Knaver, J.G. F/O
N Hanna, L.B. 2nd Lt.
B Amundson, D.A.H. Sgt.
R Petrosky, J.M. Sgt.
E Wagner, C.R. Sgt.
RW Lee, C.D. Sgt.
LW Nichols, S.R. Sgt.
TG Freeman, S.E. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P Gill, R.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Manning, D.S. 2nd Lt.
N Holbert, A.S. 2nd Lt.
B Patterson, J.N. Sgt.
R Tejcka, D.N. Sgt.
E Ray, J.J. Sgt.
RW Watral, W.T. Sgt.
LW Sininger, J.P. Sgt.
TG Ehrlich, L.D. Sgt.
RCM Jarvis, M.A. S/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906
P Majesky, A.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Wanner, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Vought, E.I. 2nd Lt.
B Esenwein, E.R. S/Sgt.
R Ivey, M.A. T/Sgt.
E Patton, F.M. T/Sgt.
RW Stout, J. Sgt.
LW Adelman, S. Sgt.
TG Martin, J.F. S/Sgt.
RCM Slater, R.E. T/ Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Scott, D.A. 1st Lt.
CP Levin, R.J. 2nd 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.
S-27 Keehn, M.F. S/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 898
P Myers, C.E. 1st Lt.
CP Anderson, K.W. 2nd Lt.
N Warntz, W. 2nd Lt.
B Zgurich, E.E. 2nd Lt.
R Jaklinski, B. S/Sgt.
E Payton, J.B. S/Sgt.
RW Thornton, A.H. Pvt.
LW Gillette, R.E. Pvt.
TG Kirk, G.A. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507
P Eyles, E.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Foley, R.T. F/O
N Augustensen, H.R. F/O
B Stutzman, R.J. Sgt.
R Barrett, W.R. Sgt.
E Mattera, A.P. Sgt.
RW Shrum, T.H. Sgt.
LW Carpenger, B.E. Sgt.
TG Wengress, C.P. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 753
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.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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. T/Sgt.
E Jenkins, J.H. S/Sgt.
RW Webb, J.H. S/Sgt.
LW Korb, L.J. S/Sgt.
TG Roe, W.L. S/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Cline, K.E. 1st Lt.
CP Osojnicki, E.S. 2nd Lt.
N Greenblatt, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Lehr, E.L. Sgt.
R Leahy, W.E. Sgt.
E Thompson, R.H. T/Sgt.
RW Cobb, C.E. Sgt.
LW Girulat, R.M. Sgt.
TG Larmee, W.H. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 522
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. T/Sgt.
E Herrera, D.R. T/Sgt.
RW Allendorf, V.G. S/Sgt.
LW Peterson, F.H. S/Sgt.
TG Jenkins, C.E. S/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493
P Vickers, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP Schwarzer, D.E. 2nd Lt.
N Roberts, K.E. 2nd Lt.
B Henthorn, W.N. S/Sgt.
R Costanzo, N.T. S/Sgt.
E Krutys, E.V. T/Sgt.
RW Nock, W.H.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
LW Damuth, T.A. S/Sgt.
TG Leinweber, R.L. S/Sgt.
9 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 Dietz, J.D. Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205
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 Nichols, P.F. S/Sgt.
LW Janak, E.G. S/Sgt.
TG McLaughlin, M.M. S/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
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. S/Sgt.
9 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 Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
RCM Cauchon, L.V, T/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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.
Towns, W.L. Pvt.
9 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568
P Warner, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Smith, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Peppard, J.M. 2nd Lt.
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.
9 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.
9 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Tokarsky, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Moore, M.R. F/O
N King, F.S. 2nd Lt.
B Ross, W. S/Sgt.
R Vivero, D.L. T/Sgt.
E Dowling, R.L. T/Sgt.
RW Ridge, B.E. S/Sgt.
LW Granzow, L.J. S/Sgt.
TG Weissbeck, E.A. S/Sgt.
9 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
CA Johnson, L.L. Col.
P Caldwell, R.R. Capt.
CP Peters, M.J. 2nd Lt.
N Cummings, F.L. 1st Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. Maj.
R Benson, L.R. T/Sgt.
E Munden, F.R. T/Sgt.
RW Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
LW Maher, T.O. S/Sgt.
TG Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt.
PN Miller, S. 1st Lt.
NV Bader, C.H. 1st Lt.
9 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P Kerr, D.R. Capt.
CP Fabiani, H.L. 1st 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.
PN Mintz, H.B. 2nd Lt.
NV Slagle, R.B. 2nd Lt.
9 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385
P Miller, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Creel, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Allen, H.W. Capt.
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 Tharp, R.N. S/Sgt.
TG Wolfe, P.J. S/Sgt.
PN Baker, R.W. 1st Lt.
NV Barry, W.T. 1st Lt.
9 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 454
CA McFadden, J.N. Maj.
P Steck, R.O. 1st Lt.
CP Quinn, E.J. 1st Lt.
N Jost, E.G. 1st Lt.
B Gross, E.B. 2nd Lt.
R Parker, R.M. S/Sgt.
E Lewis, M.M. S/Sgt.
RW Thompson, W.J. Sgt.
LW Jacobson, C.R. S/Sgt.
TG Peters, R.P. Sgt.
PN Johnson, F. 1st Lt.
NV Milrod, M. 1st Lt.