• 11 April 1945
  • Mission #279
  • Target: Regensbur

The ordnance works in this once fiercely defended city, located southeast of Nuremburg, was targeted for this raid. The Group was committed for (31) sorties and at 0530 hours, all crews began briefing. At 0830, all Group bombers began launch in good weather, and found excellent visual conditions on the bomb run. A total of (332) 500# and 1000# bombs were impacted squarely on the MPI with superior results - some (98) percent hitting within the 2000 foot circle of the target. Though no enemy fighters were encountered, flak in the target area was moderate and accurate causing damage to (8) returning bombers. All crews returned safely to base around 1730 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #279

11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
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.
RCM Harvie, W.M. T/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
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 Lambert, E.C. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 589
P Raczko, W. 2nd Lt.
CP McGill, C.L. 1st Lt.
N Cline, A.P. F/O
B Holland, J.R. S/Sgt.
R VanDeven, J.K. T/Sgt.
E Reynolds, J.R. T/Sgt.
RW Parker, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Kracker, E.A. S/Sgt.
TG Adkins, J.E. S/Sgt.
S-27 Keehn, M.F. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
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.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 128
CA Martin, M.K. Lt. Col.
P Levell, O.F. Capt.
CP Yasi, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Scott, K.R. Capt.
B Teague, H.S. Capt.
R Keegan, G.M. T/Sgt.
E Villegas, V.R. T/Sgt.
RW Scott, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Jackson, H.B. S/Sgt.
TG Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
PN Costa, J.A. Capt.
NV Morris, J.E. Capt.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770
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.
11 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 White, P.W. Sgt.
LW Lynn, G.R. Sgt.
TG Keith, D.N. Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 505
P Frazier, L.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Linder, E.P. F/O
N Robinson, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Penders, D.P. Sgt.
R Latour, H.E. Sgt.
E McGrath, L.R. Pvt.
RW Leach, R.H. Sgt.
LW McAtee, J.R. S/Sgt.
TG Rohde, R.E. Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545
P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Purvis, C.G. 2nd Lt.
B Linderman, W.T. S/Sgt.
R Kroll, M.E. S/Sgt.
E Lyon, H.H. S/Sgt.
RW Devish, M.G. S/Sgt.
LW Werner, W.T. S/Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. Cpl.
11 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 571
P Crowell, R.K. 1st Lt.
CP Berkley, J.B. 1st Lt.
N Byrnes, W.B. 1st Lt.
B Colquhoun, R.N. S/Sgt.
R Waggener, L.R. T/Sgt.
E Hough, J.F. M/Sgt.
RW Anastos, G. S/Sgt.
LW Tracy, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Moffa, A.J. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Harding, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Morrow, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Parrish, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Fisher, J.G. Sgt.
R Dollar, W.H. S/Sgt.
E Butler, C.E. S/Sgt.
RW Silliman, E. Sgt.
LW Zeanah, T. S/Sgt.
TG Neumann, H.J. Sgt.
11 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. S/Sgt.
LW Adelman, S. S/Sgt.
TG Martin, J.F. S/Sgt.
RCM Robinson, L.D. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Grabarkiewicz, L. 2nd Lt.
CP Phillips, C.E. 1st Lt.
N Hickson, D. Jr. 1st Lt.
B Dilley, P.E. S/Sgt.
R Quagliano, F.A. T/Sgt.
E Duggan, J.J. T/Sgt.
RW Baker, E.R. S/Sgt.
LW Cooper, J.T. S/Sgt.
TG Moskowicz, S. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Gates, H.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Day, J.G. 2nd Lt.
N Siwy, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Harrison, W.F. Sgt.
R Frigo, H.M. S/Sgt.
E Baker, R.E. S/Sgt.
RW Talcott, W.J. Sgt.
LW Lamkin, R.B. Sgt.
TG Ryan, W.M. Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507
P Cohn, A.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Runyon, D.S. 2nd Lt.
N Cottone, P.P. 2nd Lt.
B Norton, W.R. S/Sgt.
R Kincaid, M.M. T/Sgt.
E Cross, G.H. T/Sgt.
RW Korpi, W.B. S/Sgt.
LW Nogales, D.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG Avery, W.R. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901
P Gridley, J.N. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Hunt, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Self, W.H. 2nd Lt.
B Venier, A.C. F/O
R Braunhut, J.S. S/Sgt.
E Segal, D. S/Sgt.
RW McCormick, F.C. Sgt.
LW Wright, W.M. Sgt.
TG Hall, D.M. Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118 (Y+)
P Clower, W.J. 1st Lt.
CP Reel, H.D. 1st Lt.
N Williams, R.B. 1st Lt.
B Letourneau, D.R. S/Sgt.
R Stroh, J.E. T/Sgt.
E Tomaszewski, E.A. T/Sgt.
RW Schumacher, A.H. S/Sgt.
LW Galvin, G.M. S/Sgt.
TG Hendrickson, R.H. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 753
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.
NG Jordan, V.A. 2nd Lt.
11 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Wennerbom, M.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Doutrick, N.K. 2nd Lt.
N Frank, K.M. 2nd Lt.
B Taff, E.T. 2nd Lt.
R Shimer, R.F. S/Sgt.
E Cronin, R.J. Sgt.
RW Willham, T.O. Sgt.
LW Cain, R.P. Jr. Sgt.
TG Dykes, W.J. Sgt.
11 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 Jones, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Gorback, B.S. S/Sgt.
TG White, A. S/Sgt.
S-27 Dietz, J.D. Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
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.
11 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
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.
11 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.
11 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 542
P Howenstein, J.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Matelski, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Peters, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Boeckermann, R.B. Sgt.
R Thompson, J.E. Sgt.
E Courey, A.E. Sgt.
RW Chauvin, A.J. Sgt.
LW Gibson, G. Sgt.
TG Christopher, D.B. Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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.
RCM Foster, W.G. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493
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 Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
LW Stockard, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG Davis, G.L. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Clarke, J.C. 1st Lt.
CP Mitchell, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Eaton, C.B. 1st Lt.
B Lowe, R.C. 2nd Lt.
R Brown, J.T. T/Sgt.
E Brunett, E.C. T/Sgt.
RW Peer, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Heckman, J.K. S/Sgt.
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
NN Cole, R.W. 1st Lt.
RCM Williams, C.G. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
P Sisson, T.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Cranson, W.N. 2nd Lt.
N Greening, D.J. 2nd Lt.
B White, E.D. S/Sgt.
R Strausbaugh, R.L. S/Sgt.
E Robinson, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Jones, M.R. S/Sgt.
LW VanAmburg, C.C. S/Sgt.
TG Kruse, E.K. S/Sgt.
11 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385
CA Pennypacker, J.E. Capt.
P Wood, D.R. Capt.
CP Creel, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. F/O
B Segraves, W.D. 1st Lt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. T/Sgt.
E Morgan, K.W. T/Sgt.
RW McCormick, F.L.J. S/Sgt.
LW Stuck, W.F. S/Sgt.
TG Wright, A.P. S/Sgt.
NV Tucker, W.L. 2nd Lt.
PN Reynolds, D.W. 1st Lt.
11 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P Teipel, H.N. 1st Lt.
CP Karas, M. 2nd Lt.
N Polansky, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Flory, D.L. 2nd Lt.
R Goodson, E. T/Sgt.
E Rabine, V.A. T/Sgt.
RW Conrad, D.E. S/Sgt.
LW Hodoian, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG McConnell, H.M. S/Sgt.
NV Vasconcellos, H.M. 1st Lt.
PN Moss, J.R. 2nd Lt.
11 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
P Hoover, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Douglass, G.E. 2nd Lt.
N Fetter, G.R. F/O
B Cunningham, V.J. 1st Lt.
R Affinito, L.J. S/Sgt.
E Marlowe, J.D. T/Sgt.
RW Fitzgerald, T.R. S/Sgt.
LW Gayda, F.M. S/Sgt.
TG Jones, L.A. S/Sgt.
NV Fowler, R.L. 1st Lt.
NV Czyzewicz, C.H. 2nd Lt.