• 17 April 1945
  • Mission #283
  • Target: Beroun

Once more a railroad network was targeted and on this mission the marshalling yards of the city were scheduled for the 392nd. A force of (31) aircrews were briefed at 0730 hours and at 1020 hours, (30) began launch. The target area was visual and bombing was excellent once more with (95) percent of the (276) 500# GPs released falling within a 2000 foot radius of the briefed aiming point. No enemy fighters were sighted, and flak was negligible. All ships returned to base, landing around 1850. As this mission rung to a close, an epochal announcement was made by higher headquarters to all Eighth Air Force bomber units. It was stated that as of this date, strategic targets in Germany no longer existed and hereafter, bombing efforts would be directed in support of the advancing ground troops.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #283

17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 647
P Griffin, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cameron, A.S. 2nd Lt.
N Byall, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kosek, S.C. Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, J.T. Sgt.
E Richardson, S.D. S/Sgt.
RW Jordan, F.C. Sgt.
LW Shealy, L.A. Sgt.
TG Dennis, R.W. Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 505
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.
17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 589
P Raczko, W. 1st 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 Kracker, E.A. S/Sgt.
LW Parker, R.J. S/Sgt.
TG Adkins, J.E. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 527
P Lienemann, A.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Knaver, J.G. F/O
N Hanna, L.B. 2nd Lt.
B Nichols, S.R. Sgt.
R Petrosky, J.M. Sgt.
E Wagner, C.R. Sgt.
RW Lee, C.D. Sgt.
LW Amundson, D.A.H. Sgt.
TG Freeman, S.E. Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
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 Steurer, G.R. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Hummel, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Reynolds, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Chadwick, R.H. 2nd Lt.
B Morse, E.H. S/Sgt.
R Young, J.W. Pvt.
E Finney, H.H. S/Sgt.
RW Lynn, G.R. Sgt.
LW Keagle, P.E. Pvt.
TG Powell, H. S/Sgt.
RCM Taylor, J.L. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Harcus, R.W. 1st Lt.
CP Thompson, J.R. 1st Lt.
N Adler, M.N. 1st Lt.
B Brennan, R.W. S/Sgt.
R Shanley, J.V. T/Sgt.
E Thomas, E. T/Sgt.
RW Woerth, J.B. S/Sgt.
LW Marshall, L.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rosenberg, J.E. S/Sgt.
S-27 Hess, J.M. Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545
P Peterson, T.W. 1st Lt.
CP Yasi, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Damerst, W.A. 1st Lt.
B Lawson, R.F. 1st Lt.
R Green, C.M. T/Sgt.
E Bruney, G.L. T/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, D.F. Cpl.
LW Hankins, T.E. S/Sgt.
TG Hoffman, G.A. S/Sgt.
PN Duffy, F.J. 1st Lt.
17 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 White, P.W. Sgt.
TG Schafer, J.G. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 753
P Jordan, T.J. 1st Lt.
CP Phillips, G.E. 1st Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 1st Lt.
B Faust, L.E. 1st Lt.
R Brown, L.E. T/Sgt.
E Kinzler, S.J. T/Sgt.
RW Davis, T.N. S/Sgt.
LW Meister, R.H. S/Sgt.
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. S/Sgt.
NV Taff, E.T. 2nd Lt.
17 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 522
P Dodson, G.H. 1st 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.
17 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118 (B+)
P Wennerbom, M.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Doutrick, N.K. 2nd Lt.
N Frank, K.M. 2nd Lt.
B Willham, T.O. Sgt.
R Shimer, R.F. S/Sgt.
E Cronin, R.J. Sgt.
RW Shannon, J.T. Sgt.
LW Cain, R.P. Sgt.
TG Dykes, W.J. Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118 (Y+)
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.
17 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 Zeanah, T. S/Sgt.
LW Adelman, S. S/Sgt.
TG Martin, J.F. S/Sgt.
RCM Morriset, H.J. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
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.
RCM Rogers, L.B. Pvt.
17 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Pope, L.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Snowhill, T.B. 2nd Lt.
N Rodstein, B. 2nd Lt.
B Lane, T.C. S/Sgt.
R Reed, D.F. T/Sgt.
E Turrisi, J.R. T/Sgt.
RW Fuller, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Dardano, F.A. S/Sgt.
TG Keach, G.T. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507
P Cline, K.E. 1st Lt.
CP Garrett, A.W. 2nd Lt.
N Greenblatt, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Lehr, E.L. Sgt.
R Leahy, W.E. S/Sgt.
E Stout, J. S/Sgt.
RW Cobb, C.E. Sgt.
LW Girulat, R.M. Sgt.
TG Larmee, W.H. Sgt.
17 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.
17 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
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.
17 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. T/Sgt.
RW Jones, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Gorback, B.S. S/Sgt.
TG White, A. S/Sgt.
S-27 Bernhards, H.F. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568
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.
17 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.
17 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.
17 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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 Harrod, C. Jr. S/Sgt.
LW Stockard, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG Davis, G.L. S/Sgt.
RCM Malone, H.Q. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 542 (no mission credit)
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.
17 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Hinshaw, C.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Brown, T.E. 2nd Lt.
N Dworkin, B. 2nd Lt.
B Siebert, J.F. Sgt.
R Masnovi, R. Sgt.
E Quintenz, L.J. Sgt.
RW Levy, P.S. Sgt.
LW Flewelling, C.E. Sgt.
TG Murphy, J.G. Sgt.
RCM Robinson, L.D. S/Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Iverson, A.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Mitchell, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Slobotnick, M.H. 2nd Lt.
B Fialkewicz, W.S.R. Sgt.
R Donovon, G.E. Sgt.
E Winter, C.H. S/Sgt.
RW Rabinowitz, S. Sgt.
LW Johanson, R.J. Sgt.
TG Kinsner, R.A. Sgt.
RCM Jarvis, M.A. Pvt.
17 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670
CA Pennypacker, J.E. Capt.
P Wood, D.R. Capt.
CP Peters, M.J. 1st Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. 2nd Lt.
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. 1st Lt.
PN Reynolds, D.W. 1st Lt.
17 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 899
P Ebersole, H.R. 1st Lt.
CP Culp, A.B. 2nd Lt.
N Sauter, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Martin, M. 1st Lt.
R Chew, W.B. S/Sgt.
E Gabris, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Keebel, I.A. S/Sgt.
LW Greene, H.B. S/Sgt.
TG Lynch, H.F. Pfc.
McDonald, C.L. Pfc.
NV Thompson, J.D. 2nd Lt.
PN Munter, L. 1st Lt.
17 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
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.
PN Paddock, K.Q. Maj.
Rotzien, J.R. Sgt.
17 Apr 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 454
P Stoddard, K.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilson, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Koke, D.H. 2nd Lt.
B Santoro, M.P. 2nd Lt.
R Logue, R.V. S/Sgt.
E O'Hara, R.F. S/Sgt.
RW Ringness, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Hores, G.P. S/Sgt.
TG Szews, S.M. S/Sgt.
NN Zuckert, J.S. 2nd Lt.
NV Bailey, D.C. 1st Lt.