• 11 April 1944
  • Mission #64
  • Target: Bernburg

The target assigned was an airfield outside the city. Briefings were held between 0300-0400 hours for (29) aircrews. Lead Bombardiers were Lieutenants Joachim of the 578th and Tierney of the 577th Squadron. Take-offs began at 0700 hours with (4) aircraft being forced to return early due to mechanical problems. In all, a total of (100) 120# Fragmentation bombs were dropped on three target areas with poor target weather being the chief contributing factor. Fourteen (14) ships dropped on the Primary with most of the bombs impacting over the MPI. Nine (9) struck a Target of Opportunity at Haberstadt while (2) others released on a railroad yard at Konnern. Bombing results were judged as fair on all targets with enemy fighter attacks numbering 15-20 FW-190 and ME-109 aircraft pressing their passes from the IP to target. AA fire on the bomb run was intense and accurate. Group gunners managed to claim (6) enemy fighter kills, but (3) unit B-24s were lost on this mission which claimed (31) aircrew casualties. In the 579th, 2nd Lieutenant W. B. Sherwood’s crew in #654 suffered a tragic fate when frag bombs dropped from a Group aircraft above caused the ship to catch fire, turn over and enter a spin from which (4) chutes were seen to emerge. In aircraft #754 of the 577th Squadron, 1st Lieutenant T. F. McNichol’s crew who had also flown on the historic Gotha raid, was seen to abort its position as lead ship of the second squadron, drop to the rear for some time, and then turn to head back toward England with nothing more heard from the crew or ship. From the 576th, 2nd Lieutenant E. J. Conneran’s crew in #835, flying with the 44th Bomb Group, was hit by enemy fighters in the target area with two engines catching fire and the landing gear dropping. Five (5) chutes were seen from this aircraft. The remaining mission aircraft returned around 1430 hours with (15) suffering battle damage from flak and fighters. As an added note this date, it was recorded that another officer from the original 34th Bomb Group Major Malcom K. Martin was assigned to the 392nd as Group Operations Officer.

MISSING AIR CREW REPORT SECTION

11 APRIL 1944 - TARGET: BERNBERG
MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #03934 AIRCRAFT: #42-52654 "NIGHTLIFE NELLIE" "J-Bar" 5th Mission
AIRCREW: SHERWOOD    *    SQUADRON: 579th
CREW POSITIONS AND STATUS:

P   1/LT Sherwood, Walter B.   KIA
CP  2/LT Anderson, John B.     KIA
N   2/LT Sheridan, James J.    KIA
NG  S/S  Yarbrough, William L. KIA
EnG T/S  Todd, Raymond E.      POW
R/O T/S  Mohr, Donald C.       POW
BG  S/S  McGowan, William J.   KIA
WG  S/S  Grybos Theodore J.    KIA
WG  S/S  Draper, James W.      KIA
TG  S/S  Carroll, Joyce B.     KIA

MISSION LOSS CIRCUMSTANCES: Eye-witness accounts on the fate of this aircrew from returning observers stated that this aircraft was hit by bombs of another group aircraft above, the plane immediately caught fire, turned over on its back, and went into a spin with (4) parachutes being seen. (Click here to see photo) Another report in the MACR recorded that "all were at their positions when the aircraft was struck with a tremendous explosion in the left wing and went down spinning". A German Report #KU1461 reported the ship as crashing at the south end of Air Base Halberstadt at 1126 hours above date. As regards the survivors from this aircrew, a puzzling situation in final reporting of the ultimate fate of one crewmember is apparent. German Report #KU1461 reports the capture of Sgts. Todd and Draper on 11 April 1126 hours. In the case of Sgt. Draper, the final determination of his status in the MACR was "KIA". No mention of his wounding or suffering otherwise is indicated in any German accounting which leads to a conclusion that he was killed or died while POW. A third crewmember, Sgt. Mohr is known to have survived as well based on i after-the-war casualty report he gave to U.S. officials about the mission. There ‘as no obvious confusion between Draper and Mohr by the Germans on report of capture because Sgt. Draper was correctly identified from his dog tags.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF CREWMEN FATES: One ‘Casualty Questionnaire’ in the MACR is that given by survivor, Sgt. Mohr, at some time after the war’s end. He confirmed that to his knowledge only (1) other crew member got out of the aircraft rid that was Sgt. Todd, the Flight Engineer. He named all other members he felt were still in their crew positions when the plane spun down and crashed (which included Sgt. Draper). He noted that to his knowledge, "they all went down with the Dinning ship and none of these men were able to get out". (Note: A mystery will remain as to the true situation regarding Sgt. Draper at the time based on the German report (captured?), and the final MACR determination of "KIA". The latter most believably must be held as the true and final fate of this crewmember and what really 3ppened after his reported ‘capture’, most surely will never be accurately known).

BURIAL RECORDS: The only burial recordings on these men in U.S. National Overseas Military Cemeteries follows: All listed here are interred in the U.S. Cemetery FLORRAINE St. Avold (Moselle), France: Anderson (Grave D-20-29); Sheridan Grave F-10-12); Yarbrough (Grave K-6-9) and McGowan (Grave C-26-61). There are no records on the remaining members for burial, either in German or U.S. overseas accounts or listings. Regarding Medal Awards, Anderson and Sheridan are credited with the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; and Yarbrough and McGowan with Air medals and (2) Oak Leaf Clusters. All members are noted to have received the Purple Heart, except McGowan.

NEXT OF KIN DATA IN WWII: The MACR file reflects the following: Sherwood (Wife, Svea S.,Hartford, Connecticut); Anderson (Wife, Viola M., Chicago, Illinois); Sheridan (Father, Thomas J., Foley, Missouri); Yarbrough (Mother, Mrs. Willis C., Columbus, Georgia); Mohr (Father, Charles P., Bellrose, New York); Grybos (Mother, Anna Maksynciuck, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts); Todd (Mother, Gladys, Springfield, Indiana); Draper (Wife, Gloria F., Port Arthur, Texas); McGowan (Mother, Helen C., Brooklyn, New York); and Carroll (Uncle, Thamer C., Cherryville, North Carolina).

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MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #03935 AIRCRAFT: #42-52754 (NO NICKNAME) (Ltr Ukn) 6th Mission
AIRCREW: McNICHOL    *    SQUADRON: 577th
CREW POSITIONS AND STATUS:

P   1/LT McNichol, Thomas F.   KIA
CP  1/LT Lamer, Marvin (NMI)   KIA
N   l/LT Donaldson, Claude 0.  KIA
B   1/LT Wargo, Michael A.     KIA
R/O SGT  O'Kon, Martin A.      KIA
EnG T/S  Trumpy, Egidius (NMI) KIA
BG  SGT  Green, Leroy A.       KIA
WG  S/S  Osterheldt, James J.  KIA
WG  T/S  Rosenfeld, Carl B.    KIA
TG  S/S  Rathburn, Earl K.     KIA
NG  T/S  Hurley, William F.    KIA

MISSION LOSS CIRCUMSTANCES: Returning Pilot, Lt. Tiefenthal of the 577th who was flying in the Deputy Leader, right wing slot, off McNichol’s lead ship, reported the latter having to abort the formation just after enemy coast-in due to a faulty engine supercharger operation. McNichols had reported this information by radio to his formation. Beyond this sparse report, there was nothing further in this MACR file to amplify on this crew and aircraft loss, as no traces were found in either Allied or enemy reporting later. (Note: It can be reasonably speculated from studying the mission route across Holland and the Zuider Zee that this aircraft was lost most probably in the North Sea after aborting the mission to return to England and being subsequently shot down by AA fire or enemy fighters. There are no enemy reports, nor Dutch ‘underground’ accounts on any facts of possible capture of any of the (11) crewmen or any one of them being taken as an evade).

INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF CREWMEN FATES: None exist in the records.

BURIAL RECORDS: All (11) crew members are listed on the "WALL OF THE MISSING" in the U.S. National overseas Military Cemetery at CAMBRIDGE, England. (This accounting would tend to substantiate further the contention that all men were lost at sea after aborting their mission since absolutely no traces of any were found). The following crewmen were listed as having received at least one Air Medal citation in the nature of an Oak Leaf Cluster - and the Purple Heart: Lamer, (AM/3 OLC); Donaldson, (AM/3 OLC); Trumpy, (AM/4 OLC); Rosenfeld, (AM/2 OLC); Rathburn, (DFC and AM/3 OLC) and Hurley, (DFC and AM/3 OLC). The remaining men had awards cited as follows: McNichol, (AM/3 OLC); Wargo, (AM/3 OLC); Osterheldt, (Silver Star and DFC); Okon, (AM/3 OLC); and Green, (AM/3 OLC). None of the latter were listed for the Purple Heart.

NEXT OF KIN IN WWII: Data given is as follows: McNichol (Mother, Martha Regina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Lamer (Uncle, Henry R, Zeeland, Michigan); Donaldson, (Wife, Bess G., Lexington, Kentucky); Wargo (Mother, Pauline F., Bridgeport, Connecticut); Okon (Mother, Mary, Mayfield, Pennsylvania); Rosenfeld (Mother, Vilma, Bronx, New York); Trumpy (Cousin, John Kemps, Enka, North Carolina); Green (Mother, Alma, Pottstown, Pennsylvania); Osterheldt (Wife, Mary C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Rathburn (Father, Kenneth, Watertown, New York); Hurley (Mother, Addie S., East Point, Georgia).

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MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #03936 AIRCRAFT: #42-109835 (NO NICKNAME) "H" 7th Mission
AIRCREW:CONNERAN    *    SQUADRON: 576th
CREW POSITIONS AND STATUS:

P   2/LT Conneran, Edward J.  POW
CP  2/LT Callaghan, George P. KIA
B   2/LT Gragg,SunnyJ.        POW
NG  SGT  Horey, Elmer N.      POW
R/O S/S  Still, Joe T.        POW
EnG S/S  Sooy, Harry B.       POW
BG  S/S  Ross, Leon K.        POW
WG  SGT  Repley, Charles A.   POW
WG  T/S  Kramer, Alton W.     POW
TG  S/S  Hanna, Walter W.     POW

MISSION LOSS CIRCUMSTANCES: Returning eye-witness reports indicated that this aircraft had been hit by enemy fighters in the target area, two engines caught on fire and the landing gear dropped down with (5) parachutes being seen. German Report #KU1471 recorded the downing of this plane as (3) kilometers west of Merzien near Koethen at 1130 hours. It noted further that (7) crewmen were taken prisoner in that vicinity, that (2) more were wounded and taken to the Air Force Hospital at HaIIe-Doelau (Sgts. Horey and Sooy), and (1) member was found dead (Lt. Callaghan). All prisoners were transferred to Dulag-Luft Oberursel as reported in #KU1471, dated 13 April 1944.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF CREWMEN FATES: An Individual ‘Casualty Questionnaire’ report on the Co-Pilot, Lt. Callaghan, stated that he was dead before the remaining crew members bailed out, having been struck in the head by shell fragments as he was attempting to make a change in propeller settings during the fighter attacks. In another individual crew member account by Sgt. Ross, Ball Turret Gunner, it was stated that their ship had come under enemy fighter attack just after the I.P. beginning the bomb run. (The Conneran ship was assigned this mission day to fly with the 44th Bomb Group out of Shipdham in that Group’s formation). He accounted further by saying after the head-on enemy fighter passes, their ship lost #3 engine and ship intercom at which time Lt. Callaghan was killed. Their ship then left the bomber formation and was repeatedly hit by fighter firings from "every direction" at which time their aircraft caught on fire and the survivors abandoned ship. His report continued that he saw the other (3) gunners in the waist section just before bail out, shook their hands, lifted the aft camera hatch and left the plane, and while in the air he saw other chutes and saw the plane explode. His account noted that he did verify all crew members surviving this ordeal, once on the ground, except the Co-Pilot. The latter’s death was later confirmed by an on-scene German Officer, who was believed to be the Commanding Officer of the Bernberg Airfield according to another (unidentified) survivor.

BURIAL RECORDS: Lt. Callaghàn, Co-Pilot, was initially buried in a community Cemetery at Merzien, near Koethen in the afternoon the next day, 12 April. There are no additional reports of his re-interment in any U.S. National Military Cemetery overseas. From accounts, this was the 8th crew mission being flown.

NEXT OF KIN DATA IN WWII: MACR information is as follows: Callaghan (Wife, Cecilia M., Aberdeen, South Dakota); Conneran (Father, Michael J., Richmond Hill, New York); Gragg (Wife, Eva L., Galveston, Texas); Horey (Mother, Amy E., Fredonia, New York); Still (Wife, Theo L., El Dorado, Kansas); Kramer (Mother, East Bernard, Texas); Sooy (Mother, Alma A., Pleasantville, New Jersey); Repley (Sister, Geraldine Christman, Zionhill, Pennsylvania); Ross (Father, Jesse L., Porterville, California); and Hanna (Wife, Mary R., Laurinburg, North Carolina). (Note: Of interest, the German Casualty Report #KU1471 had some, (and "different" home town or birthplaces) of a few crewmen when they were taken prisoner, such as: Gragg (Okmulgee, Oklahoma); Ross (Ada, Oklahoma); Repley (Shamokin, Pennsylvania); and Hanna (Wadesboro, North Carolina with Kramer’s being as listed earlier, East Bernard, Texas), and Still’s as Nowata, Oklahoma.

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CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #64

11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 835
P Conneran, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Callaghan, G.P. 2nd Lt.
NG 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.
LW Kramer, A.W. T/Sgt.
BT Ross, L.K. S/Sgt.
TG Hanna, W.W. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Johnston, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 2nd Lt.
N Berman, M. 2nd Lt.
B Moos, 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.
11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027
P Kamenitsa, W.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Graham, G.E. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Caulfield, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Miller, G.A. 2nd Lt.
E Heater, E.J. S/Sgt.
R Trivison, J.R. S/Sgt.
RW Krejci, J.J. S/Sgt.
LW Guillot, O.R. Sgt.
BT Young, A.B. Sgt.
TG Morgan, L.C. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Acebedo, B.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, W.F. 2nd Lt.
E Bullard, R.E. S/Sgt.
R Kauffman, T.H. S/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. Sgt.
LW Allred, E.L. Sgt.
BT Blaney, R.E. Pvt.
TG Abraham, R.A. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 433 (no mission credit)
P Meighen, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Mason, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Plunkett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Malloy, P.D. S/Sgt.
E Austin, L.D. S/Sgt.
R Epstein, B.B. Sgt.
RW Lewis, E.L. Jr. T/Sgt.
LW Jenkins, W.B. T/Sgt.
BT Kuhns, R.H. Sgt
TG Cuevas, D.E. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
P Wittel, E.F. 1st Lt.
CP Marsters, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Karl, J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Zuk, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Cannada, V.P. T/Sgt.
R Jeffcoat, C.M. T/Sgt.
RW Williams, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Prost, B.J. Sgt.
BT Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Roti, D.A. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 962
P Filkel, O.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Hurd, J.S. 2nd Lt.
N Tyson, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B Tudor, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Blevins, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Smith, R.C. T/Sgt.
RW Farmwalt, W.H. Pvt.
LW Kirkpatrick, H.K. S/Sgt.
BT Jarrett, C.W. S/Sgt.
TG Hoover, A.L. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617 (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.
11 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 754
P McNichol, T.F. 1st Lt.
CP Lamer, M. 1st Lt.
N Donaldson, C.D. 1st Lt.
B Wargo, M.A. 1st Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R O'Kon, M.A. Sgt.
RW Osterheldt, J.J. T/Sgt.
LW Rosenfeld, C.B. T/Sgt.
BT Green, L.A. S/Sgt.
TG Rathburn, E.K. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Ambrose, D.N. 1st Lt.
CP Dorrell, W. 2nd Lt.
N Lindberg, V.A. 1st 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.
11 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 794
P Tiefenthal, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Chichetto, A.F. 2nd Lt.
B Gordon, A.M. 2nd Lt.
E Wright, A. T/Sgt.
R Sichau, W.R. T/Sgt.
RW Castor, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Davis, E.T. S/Sgt.
BT Brown, E. S/Sgt.
TG Hurley, A. S/Sgt.
11 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.
11 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 427
P Abell, G.W. 1st Lt.
CP Bradford, M.A. Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 2nd Lt.
E Tryboski, L.E. T/Sgt.
R Nemeth, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Horton, H.E. Sgt.
LW Roper, D.W. Sgt.
BT Manville, F.E. S/Sgt.
TG Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
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.
11 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 466
P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
CP Stauder, J.B. Capt.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
B Joachim, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Medel, M.N. S/Sgt.
LW LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
BT Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Dedmon, S.E. S/Sgt.
NT Westbrook, J.W. 1st Lt.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Reade, J.J. Capt.
CP Smith, R.L. 1st Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. 1st Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. 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.
NG Schwabel, C.A. T/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
P Rogers, G.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Weir, R.A. 2nd Lt
N Roper, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Kane, F.J. 2nd Lt.
E McCalicher, R.L. S/Sgt.
R Lawson, E.J. S/Sgt.
RW Longo, R.J. Sgt.
LW Andrews, H.L. Sgt.
BT Danford, R.W. Sgt.
TG Gienko, E.J. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 546
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. S/Sgt.
RW Stafford, J.A. Sgt.
LW Seery, J.B. Sgt.
BT Powers, G. Sgt.
TG Tatelbaum, G. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Cohen, S. 1st Lt.
CP Shoenhair, R.D. 1st Lt.
N Mardirosian, A. 1st Lt.
B Valker, G.E. 1st Lt.
E Hayes, F.W. T/Sgt.
R Buckley, G.J. T/Sgt.
RW Dellinger, T.C. S/Sgt.
LW Carr, H.L. S/Sgt.
BT Thrower, W.E. S/Sgt.
TG McGee, R.C. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 688
P Eisermann, G.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Fothergill, C.E. 2nd 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.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 105
P Fletcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 2nd Lt.
N Ortonberg, B. 2nd Lt.
N Wilk, H. S/Sgt.
E Kelly, J.E. T/Sgt.
R Biska, S.L. Sgt.
RW Osborne, J.H. Sgt.
LW Wukotich, M.L. S/Sgt.
BT Mancuso, M.A. S/Sgt.
TG Rider, F.D. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 517
P Schildknecht, H.E. 1st Lt.
CP Long, J.D. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Hersh, A. 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.
11 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 028
P Sabourin, R.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Amble, E.F. 2nd Lt.
N Singleton, W.T. 2nd Lt.
B Hardy, E.C. Sgt.
E Hollien, F.J. S/Sgt.
R Spagnola, J.T. Pvt.
LW Mateski, W.J. Sgt.
LW Robbins, K.H. Sgt.
BT Mahon, E.M. Sgt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
P Hammond, G.L. 1st Lt.
CP Schumacher, R.L 2nd Lt.
N Sullivan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Rodriguez, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Pearson, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. Jr. T/Sgt.
RW Hargrave, R.O. S/Sgt.
LW White, C.B. S/Sgt.
BT Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
TG Gaudreau, H.P. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 474
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.
BT Koroluck, S. Sgt.
TG Thornburg, R.C. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 510
P Ellis, J.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Dorn, W.A. 2nd Lt.
N Weber, F.J. 2nd Lt.
B McEwan, D.L. S/Sgt.
E Hassett, B.E. T/Sgt.
R Chojecki, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Pyecroft, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Quick, L.I. Sgt.
BT Asch, H.W. Sgt.
TG Seymour, A.S. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 552
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 Coble, A.D. S/Sgt.
R Olson, R. S/Sgt.
RW Phillips, H.E. Sgt.
LW Dilley, P.E. Sgt.
BT Weeks, H.H. Sgt.
TG Hasenfratz, M.J. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 654
P Sherwood, W.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Sheridan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
Grybos, T.J. S/Sgt.
E Todd, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Mohr, D.C. T/Sgt.
RW Carroll, J.B. S/Sgt.
LW Draper, J.W. S/Sgt.
BT McGowan, W.J. S/Sgt.
TG Yarbrough, W.L. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 160
P Bell, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Faas, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Orenbach, D. 2nd Lt.
B Bogie, W.W. F/O
E Gilmore, E.E. S/Sgt.
R Knight, J.S. S/Sgt.
RW Gellis, L. Sgt.
LW Fleege, J.F. Sgt.
BT Blanco, J.W. Sgt.
TG Egan, A.J. Sgt.
11 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544 (no mission credit)
P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 2nd Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
B Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
RW Wright, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt
BT Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
TG Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.