• 20 April 1944
  • Mission #69
  • Target: NoBall Marquise

Briefings were conducted for (27) aircrews between 0600-0630 hours and all began take-off commencing at 1000 hours. Each Squadron was assigned an aiming point with Lieutenants Hadecka, Jackson, Rappenport and Sands the lead Bombardiers. Poor target weather hampered bombing which resulted in only (7) ships dropping on their assigned target and the remaining returning to base with their 1000# GP bombs. Releasing aircraft placed their weapons in the target area which was obscured by approximately 8/10th undercast. No enemy aircraft were seen and though AA fire was considered meager, it was accurate enough to damage (11) returning airplanes. All landed safely around 1530 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #9

20 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 062
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.
20 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 Lewis, E.L. Jr. S/Sgt.
LW Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
BT Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Roti, D.A. Sgt.
Prost, B.J. Sgt.
G Lee, H.H. Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617
P Meighen, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Mason, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Plunkett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.
E Austin, L.D. S/Sgt.
R Epstein, B.B. S/Sgt.
RW Bode, J.E. Sgt.
LW MacDonell, K.A.. Sgt.
BT Kuhns, R.H. Sgt
TG Cuevas, D.E. Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560
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.
20 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
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.
20 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Neff, C.L. 1st Lt.
CP Simpson, H.L. 1st Lt.
N Mateyka, M.R. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, C.W. 2nd Lt.
B Hadeka, A.A. 2nd Lt.
E Benham, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Diaz, C.A. T/Sgt.
RW Hale, J.L. S/Sgt.
LW Walter, C.D. S/Sgt.
BT Pennington, E.B. S/Sgt.
TG Ware, J.W. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560
P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.
N Hurdle, Q.C. 2nd Lt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
RW Bunting, D.W. 1st Lt.
LW Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
BT Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Choromanski, J.E. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 462
P Copp, R.D. Capt.
CP Meyers, J.W. 1st Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
B Rapenport, R. 1st Lt.
B Gray, W.L. 1st Lt.
E Hodge, G.L. T/Sgt.
R Bisnett, B.R. T/Sgt.
RW Matthews. A.D. S/Sgt.
LW Hohman, H. S/Sgt.
BT Nowicki, M.M. T/Sgt.
TG Hurley, A. T/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 649
P Ambrose, D.N. 1st Lt.
CP Dorrell, W. 2nd Lt.
N Bober, L. 2nd Lt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 2nd Lt.
B Tierney, J.F. 2nd Lt.
E Cummings, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Nemeth, P.J. 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.
20 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Brauer, G.M. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 1st Lt.
N McGough, J.G. 1st Lt.
B Eldridge, H.N. 1st Lt.
E LaRue, E.W. T/Sgt.
R Abraham, H.F. T/Sgt.
RW Whited, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Keller, L.D. S/Sgt.
BT Branciforte, N. S/Sgt.
TG Rachell, W.W. S/Sgt.
20 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.
20 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 427
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. T/Sgt.
R Perlberg, A.C. T/Sgt.
RW Barnard, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Joyce, R. S/Sgt.
BT Kaeble, R.R. S/Sgt.
TG Marchuk, J. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 979
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. T/Sgt.
RW Reeves, W.E. Sgt.
LW Brzostowski, J.J. Sgt.
BT Burnett, W.H. S/Sgt.
TG Norrell, R.E. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 028
P Sabourin, R.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Amble, E.F. 2nd Lt.
N Lipschitz, J. F/O
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.
20 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Schildknecht, H.E. 1st Lt.
CP Long, J.D. Jr. 1st 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 Gegere, G.P. S/Sgt.
LW Reade, G.J. S/Sgt.
BT Reid, H.A. S/Sgt.
TG Reed, B.P. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187
P Young, M.N. 1st Lt.
CP Goodwin, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Dunphy, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Cunningham, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Triplett, W.F. T/Sgt.
R Garcia, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Porter, C.C. S/Sgt.
LW Teater, R.S. S/Sgt.
BT Ross, J.D. Sgt.
TG Rickey, J.J. S/Sgt.
NG Daniels, A.S. 2nd Lt.
20 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
CA Polking, W.A. Lt. Col.
P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
CP Taylor, G.H. 1st Lt.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
N Valker, G.E. 1st Lt.
B Joachim, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
LW Medel, M.N. S/Sgt.
BT Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Phelps, G.A. S/Sgt.
20 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. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 509
P Weinheimer, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Marshall, G.C. 2nd Lt.
N Gurwit, M.L. 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.
20 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.
20 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.
B Sands, J.E. 2nd Lt.
B Weber, F.J. 2nd Lt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
RW Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
LW Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt
BT Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
TG Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 552
P Brunn, W.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Reinbold, H.L. F/O
N Griffith, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B Coyle, J.D. 2nd Lt.
E Harris, W.T. S/Sgt.
R Adams, R.V. T/Sgt.
RW Hair, J.H. S/Sgt.
LW Hassett, T.R. T/Sgt.
BT Goric, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Fund, E.J. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P Hunt, N.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Roetzel, P.B. 2nd Lt.
N Shelton, O.W. 2nd Lt.
B Sullivan, F.J. 2nd Lt.
E McKinzie, W.L. S/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, H.C. S/Sgt.
RW Osment, M. S/Sgt.
LW Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
BT Jackson, L.A. S/Sgt.
TG Evans, G.B. S/Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
P Ellinger, C.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Morton, N.H. 2nd Lt.
N Wieland, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Hall, R.H. 2nd Lt.
B Chatten, J.F. 2nd Lt.
E Coble, A.D. S/Sgt.
R Olson, R. S/Sgt.
RW Dilley, P. E. Sgt.
LW Phillips, H.E. Sgt.
BT Weeks, H.H. Sgt.
TG Hasenfratz, M.J. Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
P Gann, D.L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Dick, W.C. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Spensley, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Cunniff, V.L. 2nd Lt.
E Carroll, J.T. S/Sgt.
R Puchir, J. Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. Sgt.
LW Shrader, C. S/Sgt.
BT Reynolds, R.L. Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 474
P Wyatt, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Tufts, A.M. 2nd Lt.
N Franke, D.N. 2nd Lt.
B Gichan, W.W. 2nd Lt.
E Goetz, J.R. S/Sgt.
R Monroe, R.W. S/Sgt.
RW Sorrells, J.F. Sgt.
LW Thompson, R.E. Sgt.
BT Harbaugh, D.E. S/Sgt.
TG Archambeau, A.P. Sgt.
20 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
P Kern, R.B. 1st Lt.
CP Sassaman, F.J. 1st Lt.
B Campbell, R.A. 1st Lt.
NG Durant, W. T/Sgt.
E Burns, R.N. T/Sgt.
R Worthington, P.A. T/Sgt.
LW Helmke, E.F. S/Sgt.
TT Warren, O.J. S/Sgt
BT Riedlinger, A.J. S/Sgt.
TG Ridgeway, J.W. Sgt.