• 19 April 1944
  • Mission #68
  • Target: Gutersloh

The assigned complex on this mission was an airfield outside the city. Briefings for (24) aircrews were held between 0400-0430 and (23) aircraft commenced take-off around 0800 hours. Lieutenants Cetin of the 579th and Jackson of the 576th were assigned as lead Bombardiers. No enemy fighters were encountered to and from the target and flak was considered meager and inaccurate. A total of (1196) 100# bombs impacted the target areas with (14) ships bombing the Primary with good results. The remaining bombed a Target of Opportunity in the town of Kall with results being unobserved. All aircraft returned safely to base around 1400 hours (7) of them battle damaged by flak.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #9

19 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 433
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.
19 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
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.
19 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027
P Jones, G.E. 1st Lt.
CP Sandoz, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Morris, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Bodoh, A.E. T/Sgt.
R McAdams, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Marvin, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Lane, T. S/Sgt.
BT Surber, W.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rossi, V.H. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Mathias, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, L.C. 2nd Lt.
N Mateyka, M.R. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, M.A. 1st Lt.
E Chambless, S.L. T/Sgt.
R Slyhoff, K.G. T/Sgt.
RW Blackwell, R.B. S/Sgt.
LW Smock, J.M. S/Sgt.
BT Weverka, J.E. S/Sgt.
TG Burke, W.N. Sgt.
NG Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 371
P Prell, D.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weiss, D.B. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
B Stetson, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Backus, D.G. S/Sgt.
R Byler, H.J. S/Sgt.
RW Edwards, D.S. Sgt.
LW Simila, W. Sgt.
BT Pearson, B.T. Sgt.
TG Dreher, J.F. Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560
P Meighen, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Mason, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Plunkett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Malloy, P.D. T/Sgt.
E Austin, L.D. S/Sgt.
R Epstein, B.B. S/Sgt.
RW MacDonell, K.A.. Sgt.
LW Lewis, E.L. Jr. T/Sgt.
BT Kuhns, R.H. Sgt
TG Cuevas, D.E. Sgt.
Bode, J.E. Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097
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.
19 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.
NG Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.
19 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.
19 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 649
P Scheltens, G.A. 1st Lt.
CP Vaughan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Coward, D.M. 2nd Lt.
NG Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
E Tryboski, L.E. T/Sgt.
R Borden, K.L. T/Sgt.
RW Mandelkow, E. S/Sgt.
LW Crotty, W.L. Sgt.
BT Thompson, I.F. S/Sgt.
TG Freeman, J.B. Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Bradford, M.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. 2nd Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
NG Leech, R.M. Sgt.
E Chapman, K.W. S/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. S/Sgt.
RW Reausaw, F.M. Sgt.
LW Macklin, C.D. T/Sgt.
BT Wakelee, D.L. S/Sgt.
TG Yanora, M.R. Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 698
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. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 028
P Sabourin, R.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Amble, E.F. 2nd Lt.
N Lipschitz, J. 2nd Lt.
NG Singleton, W.T. 2nd Lt.
E Hollien, F.J. S/Sgt.
R Spagnola, J.T. Pvt.
RW Mateski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Robbins, K.H. S/Sgt.
BT Mahon, E.M. S/Sgt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 105
P Fletcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 2nd Lt.
N Keck, R.W. 1st Lt.
NG 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.
19 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
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 Seery, J.B. Sgt.
LW Stafford, J.A. Sgt.
BT Powers, G. Sgt.
TG Tatelbaum, G. Sgt.
19 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. S/Sgt.
LW Andrews, H.L. Sgt.
BT Danford, R.W. Sgt.
TG Gienko, E.J. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 509
P Weinheimer, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Marshall, G.C. 2nd Lt.
N McSweeney, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Ross, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Aughinbaugh, C.L. S/Sgt.
R Johnson, J.H. S/Sgt.
RW Rich, N.P. Sgt.
LW Munford, B. Sgt.
BT Fink, B. Sgt.
TG Duffy, R.R. Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Slafka, C.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Stroble, W.A. 2nd Lt.
N Daniels, A.S. 2nd Lt.
NG Haukom, C.B. Sgt.
E Vassey, E.E. S/Sgt.
R Bull, F.L. S/Sgt.
RW Spika, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Vickery, P.C. Sgt.
BT Cook, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Vetrano, A. Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 552
CA McFadden, J.N. Capt.
P Everhart, W.C. Capt.
CP Sassaman, F.J. 1st Lt.
N Kornman, H.C. 1st Lt.
B Good, R.E. 1st Lt.
B Chatten, J.F. 1st Lt.
E Rinke, A.P. Sgt.
R Beard, J.W. Sgt.
RW Fowler, R.G. Sgt.
LW Beseda, J.F. S/Sgt.
BT Ross, J.R. Sgt.
TG Andrews, W.E. T/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
P Nugent, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Burciaga, L.R. 2nd Lt.
N Davis, W.X. 2nd Lt.
B Krause, W.N. 2nd Lt.
E O'Brien, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
RW Pawlyshyn, M.J. S/Sgt.
LW McGahey, G.L. S/Sgt.
BT Lander, W. S/Sgt.
TG Sowers, D.R. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
P Cassell, H.S. Capt.
CP Colvin, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Chojecki, J.M. S/Sgt. RW Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
BT Quick, L.I. Sgt.
TG Durant, W. T/Sgt.
NG Womer, W.S. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 605
P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 2nd Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
RW Wright, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt
BT Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
TG Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
19 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
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 Asch, H.W. Sgt.
LW Phillips, H.E. Sgt.
BT Weeks, H.H. Sgt.
TG Hasenfratz, M.J. Sgt.