• 10 April 1944
  • Mission #63
  • Target: NoBall Marquise

This mission was briefed for a military installation with take-offs for (9) aircraft commencing at 0800 hours. Bombing loading was 100# GP weapons with a total of (48) being released over a weather obscured target. Great difficulty in assembly over England was again experienced because of weather which also had delayed take-offs. A total of (7) aircraft managed to reach the target area with (5) bombing results being poor. Enemy fighters were nil and AA fire was light and inaccurate. Mission aircraft returned to base around noon without losses or battle damage.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #63

10 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Johnston, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 2nd Lt.
N Berman, M. 2nd Lt.
B Moss, A.J. 2nd Lt.
E Zonza, F.S. S/Sgt.
R Thompson, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Mackin, L.B. Sgt.
LW Ferry, C.W. Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 635
P Conneran, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Callaghan, G.P. 2nd Lt.
Horey, E.N. Sgt.
B Gragg, S.J. 2nd Lt.
E Sooy, H.B. S/Sgt.
R Still, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Repley, C.A. Sgt. (frostbite)
LW Prazak, S.J. S/Sgt.
BT Ross, L.K. S/Sgt.
TG Hanna, W.W. S/Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560 (no mission credit)
P Ofenstein, L.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Wall, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Purner, D.J. 2nd Lt.
B Buzzi, H.G. 2nd Lt.
E Krushas, V.P. S/Sgt.
R Kennett, R.L. S/Sgt.
RW Smith, A.M. S/Sgt.
LW Hatton, H.J. Sgt.
BT Schmelzle, O.G. Sgt.
TG Rowlett, R.W. Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432
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 Kaeble, R.R. S/Sgt.
TG Marchuk, J. S/Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 759 (no mission credit)
P Bass, L.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Gahm, K.L. 2nd Lt.
N Steele, W.M. 2nd Lt.
B Stover, A.R. 2nd Lt.
E Knettel, G.A. S/Sgt.
R Thomas, J.W. S/Sgt.
RW Reeves, W.E. Sgt.
LW Brzostowski, J.J. Sgt.
BT Burnett, W.H. Sgt.
TG Norrell, R.E. Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn. A/C 427 (no mission credit)
P Abell, G.W. 1st Lt.
CP Meyers, J.W. 1st Lt.
B Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 2nd Lt.
E Tryboski, L.E. T/Sgt.
R Nemeth, P.J. S/Sgt.
RW Horton, H.E. Sgt.
LW Roper, D.W. Sgt.
BT Manville, F.E. S/Sgt.
TG Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 517 (no mission credit)
P Bridson, G.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Green, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N White, R. 2nd Lt.
B Willemin, W.W. 2nd Lt.
E Ashcraft, B. S/Sgt.
R Paolucci, U. Sgt.
RW Stafford, J.A. Sgt.
LW Seery, J.B. Sgt.
BT Powers, G. Sgt.
TG Tatelbaum, G. Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 128
P Sabourin, R.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Amble, E.F. 2nd Lt.
N Singleton, W.T. 2nd Lt.
NG Hardy, E.C. Sgt.
E Hollien, F.J. S/Sgt.
R Spagnola, J.T. Pvt.
RW Robbins, K.H. Sgt.
LW Mateski, W.J. Sgt.
BT Mahon, E.M. Sgt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 688 (no mission credit)
P Eisermann, G.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 1st Lt.
N Smith, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Yacavone, J.P. 2nd Lt.
E Downing, D.G. S/Sgt.
R Davis, R.D. S/Sgt.
RW Hall, N.L. Sgt.
LW McGlinn, M.J. Sgt.
BT Jenkins, R.N. Sgt.
TG Coleman, E.B. Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
P Darnell, J.F. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Lory, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Whitaker, J.W. T/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
10 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
P Ellinger, C.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Morton, N.H. 2nd Lt.
N Wieland, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Hall, R.H. 2nd Lt.
E Olson, R. S/Sgt.
R Coble, A.D. S/Sgt.
RW Phillips, H.E. Sgt.
LW Dilley, P.E. Sgt.
BT Weeks, H.H. Sgt.
TG Hasenfratz, M.J. Sgt.
10 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C ?74
P Pardue, R.V. 2nd Lt.
CP Jernigen, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
E McCary, L.F. S/Sgt.
R Evans, W.E. S/Sgt.
RW Holley, C.B. Sgt.
LW Lanning, E.G. Sgt.
LW Koroluck, S. Sgt.
BT Holley, C.B. Sgt.
TG Thornburg, R.C. Sgt.
In GH ships as Command Pilots:
Edwards, C.E. Capt.
Taylor, G.H. 1st Lt.
Tiefenthal, D.E. 1st Lt.
Spartage, G. 1st Lt.
Hammond, G.L. 1st Lt.
Ambrose, D.N. 1st Lt. Sqdr-577th