• 4 May 1944
  • Mission #79
  • Target: Brunswick

General briefing for this raid was held for (26) aircrews between 0345-0415 hours. The 578th and 577th Squadrons were designated lead with Captain Zacarelli and Lieutenant Lawrence the respective Bombardiers. At 0700 hours, (25) ships took off in poor weather conditions. As a result, formation and assembly of the Group was extremely difficult - such that few aircrews could see the letter designs on the ships trying to form up. Consequently, only (6) aircraft were able to join formation and proceed far enough to gain Group sortie credit for the mission. No enemy aircraft were seen and flak was light. All aircraft returned safely to Wendling after 5:00 hours flying, the mission being recalled.General briefing for this raid was held for (26) aircrews between 0345-0415 hours. The 578th and 577th Squadrons were designated lead with Captain Zacarelli and Lieutenant Lawrence the respective Bombardiers. At 0700 hours, (25) ships took off in poor weather conditions. As a result, formation and assembly of the Group was extremely difficult - such that few aircrews could see the letter designs on the ships trying to form up. Consequently, only (6) aircraft were able to join formation and proceed far enough to gain Group sortie credit for the mission. No enemy aircraft were seen and flak was light. All aircraft returned safely to Wendling after 5:00 hours flying, the mission being recalled.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #79

4 May 1944 576th Sqdn. A/C 617 (no mission credit)
P Meighen, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Mason, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Plunkett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Wimberly, W.G. Sgt.
E Austin, L.D. T/Sgt.
R Metz, W. S/Sgt.
RW Bode, J.E. S/Sgt.
LW MacDonell, K.A.. S/Sgt.
BT Kuhns, R.H. S/Sgt
TG Cuevas, D.E. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129 (no mission credit)
P Filkel, O.H. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, J.S. 1st 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. Sgt.
LW Pennington, E.B. S/Sgt.
BT Jarrett, C.W. S/Sgt.
TG Hoover, A.L. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097
P Johnston, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 2nd Lt.
N Berman, M. 2nd Lt.
B Mackin, L.B. Sgt.
E Zonza, F.S. S/Sgt.
R Thompson, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Troutman, E.A. Sgt.
LW Ferry, C.W. Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. Sgt.
4 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 772
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 Hale, J.L. Sgt.
BT Blaney, R.E. Pvt.
TG Abraham, R.A. Sgt.
4 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027 (no mission credit)
P Jones, G.E. 1st Lt.
CP Faas, J.E. 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.
4 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 433
P Bratton, K.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Hurd, W.F. 2nd Lt.
N Colbrook, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Wytak, S.M. 2nd Lt.
E Simmons, W.W. S/Sgt.
R Lennert, B.J. S/Sgt.
RW Gereben, A. Sgt.
LW Friemuth, H.E. Sgt.
BT Simpson, C.S. Sgt.
TG Hamilton, W.S. Sgt.
4 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 070
P Stoltz, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Paine, A.E. 2nd Lt.
N Anderson, C.R. 2nd Lt.
NG Dahl, C.R. Sgt.
E Vowels, L.J. S/Sgt.
R Coolidge, D.B. S/Sgt.
RW Blackwell, R.B. Sgt.
LW Cole, M.A. Sgt.
BT Torres, E.J. Sgt.
TG Courtney, R.J. Sgt.
4 May 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 Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
E Chapman, K.W. T/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. T/Sgt.
RW Reausaw, F.M. Sgt.
LW Macklin, C.D. T/Sgt.
BT Wakelee, D.L. S/Sgt.
TG Yanora, M.R. Sgt.
4 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jensen, A.H. 1st Lt.
N Sackler, H.J. 2nd Lt.
N Hiller, T.B. 2nd Lt.
B Benenson, M. 2nd Lt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
RW Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
LW White, F.A. S/Sgt.
BT Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Cordick, D.H. Sgt.
4 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432 (no mission credit)
P Johnson, O.P. 1st Lt.
CP Tedford, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Bober, L. 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.
4 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 567
P Copp, R.D. Capt.
CP Dorrell, W. 1st Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
N Roberts, M.E. 2nd Lt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 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. S/Sgt.
TG Noone, T.E. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040 (no mission credit)
P Larsen, N.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Stratton, C.R. 2nd Lt.
N O'Neill, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Wambach, J. Sgt.
E Robinson, W.F. S/Sgt.
R Fox, H.H. S/Sgt.
RW Lucas, L.M. Sgt.
LW Hawes, J.C. S/Sgt.
BT Barker, D.G. Sgt.
TG Cristofaro, G.J. Sgt.
4 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466 (no mission credit)
P Reade, J.J. Capt.
CP Smith, R.L. 1st Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. Capt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Schwabel, C.A. T/Sgt.
RW Bauer, W.E. S/Sgt.
LW Sikoff, H. S/Sgt.
BT Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
TG Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
NG Dunphy, R.J. 1st Lt.
4 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 060 (no mission credit)
P Eisermann, G.O. 1st Lt.
CP Fothergill, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Yacavone, J.P. 2nd Lt.
E Ashcraft, B. S/Sgt.
R Davis, R.D. T/Sgt.
RW Hall, N.L. S/Sgt.
LW McGlinn, M.J. S/Sgt.
BT Jenkins, R.N. S/Sgt.
TG Coleman, E.B. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764 (no mission credit)
P Morefield, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 1st Lt.
N McSweeney, J.D. 1st Lt.
B Morris, J.A. Sgt.
E Kottke, A.H. Sgt.
R Whitmore, B. Sgt.
RW White, T. S/Sgt.
LW Seery, J.B. Sgt.
BT Harris, J.N. Sgt.
TG Eckert, J.A. Sgt.
4 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 002 (no mission credit)
P Lang, R.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Skaggs, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Reinoehl, W.T. 2nd Lt.
B Rudnitsky, B.E. Sgt.
E Verzyl, R.R. S/Sgt.
R Stanul, A.J. S/Sgt.
RW Coplin, G.R. Sgt.
LW Brent, L.H. Sgt.
BT Brown, R.T. Sgt.
TG Richter, E.R. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Stroble, W.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Slafka, C.M. 2nd Lt.
N Daniels, A.S. 2nd Lt.
NG Cook, E.J. S/Sgt.
E Vassey, E.E. T/Sgt.
R Bull, F.L. S/Sgt.
RW Spika, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Vickery, P.C. S/Sgt.
BT Ross, J.D. S/Sgt.
TG Vetrano, A. Sgt.
4 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478 (no mission credit)
P Fletcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 2nd Lt.
N Keck, R.W. 1st Lt.
B Westbrook, J.W. Jr. 1st Lt.
NG White, R.L. 1st Lt.
E Kelly, J.E. T/Sgt.
R Biska, S.L. S/Sgt.
RW Osborne, J.H. S/Sgt.
LW Wukotich, M.L. S/Sgt.
BT Mancuso, M.A. S/Sgt.
TG Wilk, H. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 778 (no mission credit)
P Sabourin, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP Amble, E.F. 2nd Lt.
N Lipschitz, J. F/O
NG Hardy, E.C. Sgt.
E Hollien, F.J. S/Sgt.
R Spagnola, J.T. Pfc.
RW Mateski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Robbins, K.H. S/Sgt.
BT Mahon, E.M. S/Sgt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448 (no mission credit)
P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 1st Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Lory, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Whitaker, J.W. T/Sgt.
R Mandel, R.F. T/Sgt.
RW Rego, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Sundo, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT Courtney, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Ward, L.E. Sgt.
X Salus, R.W. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 343 (no mission credit)
P Bell, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Dorn, W.A. 2nd Lt.
N Orenbach, D. 2nd Lt.
NG Blanco, J.W. S/Sgt.
E Gilmore, E.E. T/Sgt.
R Knight, J.S. T/Sgt.
RW Wright, J.N. S/Sgt.
LW Asch, H.W. S/Sgt..
BT Seymour, A.S. S/Sgt.
TG Egan, A.J. Sgt.
4 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897 (no mission credit)
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 Hassett, T.R. T/Sgt.
LW Shaf 1st Lt.
BT Goric, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Fund, E.J. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 990 (no mission credit)
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. Sgt.
LW Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
BT Jackson, L.A. Sgt.
TG Evans, G.B. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544
P Schumacher, R.L 1st Lt.
CP Prouse, H.W. 2nd Lt.
N - -
NG Quick, L.I. S/Sgt.
E Pearson, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. T/Sgt.
RW Hixon, R.D. T/Sgt.
LW Hargrave, R.O. S/Sgt.
BT Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
TG Gaudreau, H.P. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
P Nugent, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Burciaga, L.R. 1st Lt.
N Davis, W.X. 1st Lt.
B Krause, W.N. 1st Lt.
E O'Brien, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
RW Pawlyshyn, M.J. S/Sgt.
LW Smith, D.L. S/Sgt.
BT Lander, W. S/Sgt.
TG Sowers, D.R. S/Sgt.
4 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 474 (no mission credit)
P Cornell, J.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
NG McEwan, D.L. Sgt.
R Hebert, I.L. S/Sgt.
E Chojecki, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Stahl, W.H. Sgt.
LW Rawson, B.J. Sgt.
BT Daywalt, J.E. Sgt.
TG Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.