• 9 May 1944
  • Mission #82
  • Target: Trond A/F

This airfield in Belgium was selected as the target after a late Field Order receipt at 0200 hours on the 9th. General briefing for (28) aircrews was held at 0245 and 0315 hours with the 577th designated lead Squadron and the Group Bombardier, Captain Weiland, flying in the lead aircraft. At 0605 hours, (27) ships were dispatched with all going over the primary, releasing (1358) 100# bombs directly on the MPI achieving excellent results. There were no enemy aircraft encountered, and flak was fairly light. Four Liberators did pick up some battle damage but no personnel casualties were suffered. All were home by 1200 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #82

9 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 070
P Prell, D.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weiss, D.B. 2nd Lt.
N - -
B Stetson, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Backus, D.G. T/Sgt.
R Byler, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Edwards, D.S. S/Sgt.
LW Simila, W. S/Sgt.
BT Pearson, B.T. S/Sgt.
TG Dreher, J.F. S/Sgt.
G Hale, J.L. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617
P Stoltz, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Paine, A.E. 2nd Lt.
N Anderson, C.R. 2nd Lt.
B Dahl, C.R. Sgt.
E Vowels, L.J. S/Sgt.
R Coolidge, D.B. S/Sgt.
RW Cole, M.A. Sgt.
LW Burke, W.N. S/Sgt.
BT Torres, E.J. Sgt.
TG Courtney, R.J. Sgt.
9 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 498
P Tyler, A.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Ricci, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
B Podolski, P.D. S/Sgt.
E MacDonald, G.E. T/Sgt.
R Metz, W. T/Sgt.
RW Blaida, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Brown, G.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG - -
9 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Hurdle, Q.C. 1st Lt.
NG Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt..
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
RW Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Pennington, E.B. S/Sgt.
BT Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Meighen, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Mason, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Plunkett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Wimberly, W.G. S/Sgt.
E Austin, L.D. T/Sgt.
R Epstein, B.B. T/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.
9 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
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. Pvt..
BT Simpson, C.S. Pvt.
TG Hamilton, W.S. Sgt.
9 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097
P Johnston, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 2nd Lt.
N Berman, M. 2nd Lt.
NG Mackin, L.B. Sgt.
E Zonza, F.S. S/Sgt.
R Thompson, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Moos, A.J. 2nd Lt.
LW Ferry, C.W. Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. Sgt.
9 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Scheltens, G.A. 1st Lt.
CP Vaughan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Coward, D.M. 2nd Lt.
B Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
E Morr, R.J. T/Sgt.
R Borden, K.L. T/Sgt.
RW Mandelkow, E. S/Sgt.
LW Crotty, W.L. S/Sgt.
BT Thompson, I.F. S/Sgt.
TG Freeman, J.B. Sgt.
9 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Larsen, N.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Stratton, C.R. 2nd Lt.
N O'Neill, T.J. 2nd Lt.
NG Whitt, C.G. Sgt.
E Robinson, W.F. S/Sgt.
R Fox, H.H. S/Sgt.
RW Wambach, J. Sgt.
LW Cristofaro, G.J. Sgt.
BT Barker, D.G. Sgt.
TG Strother, C.E. Sgt.
9 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 096
P Hunsaker, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
NG Schroeder, R.C. Sgt.
E Bodkins, F.C. T/Sgt.
R Rue, A.W. T/Sgt.
RW Ligon, A.C. Sgt.
LW Dilley, P.E. S/Sgt.
BT Friedel, C.F. Sgt.
TG Leech, R.M. Sgt.
9 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 Davis, J.A. 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. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
P Copp, R.D. Capt.
CP Schoolmaster, C.F. Maj.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
N Sackler, H.J. 2nd Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 2nd 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.
9 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432
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.
9 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
P Gonseth, F. Capt.
CP Rendle, I.A. Col.
N Delach, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E Jennings, H.C. T/Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, H.L. T/Sgt.
RW Driver, D.M. S/Sgt.
LW Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
BT Feller, N.L. S/Sgt.
TG Dedmon, S.E. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 604
P Sabourin, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP Amble, E.F. 2nd Lt.
N Lipschitz, J. F/O
B Robbins, K.H. S/Sgt.
E Hollien, F.J. S/Sgt.
R Spagnola, J.T. Pfc.
RW Mateski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Rudnitsky, B.E. Sgt.
BT Mahon, E.M. S/Sgt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 338
P Zweig, L.E. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Burge, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Quail, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Richter, E.R. S/Sgt.
E Baxter, O. Jr. S/Sgt.
R Callahan, C.J. S/Sgt.
RW Strally, S.R. S/Sgt.
LW Jessen, M.M. Sgt.
BT Shinske, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG Smith, L.F. Sgt.
9 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
P Morefield, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 1st Lt.
N McSweeney, J.D. 2nd Lt.
NG Hardy, E.C. Sgt.
E Kottke, A.H. T/Sgt.
R Whitmore, B. T/Sgt.
RW White, T. S/Sgt.
LW Morris, J.A. Sgt.
BT Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
TG Eckert, J.A. Sgt.
9 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 Haukom, C.B. 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 Brown, R.T. Sgt.
TG Vetrano, A. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Muldoon, J.E. 1st Lt.
CP Otis, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Ortenberg, B. 2nd Lt.
B Morton, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Byrd, J.M. T/Sgt.
R DeHoff, L.V. T/Sgt.
RW Carpenter, J.A.S/Sgt.
LW Reed, B.P. S/Sgt.
BT Bednarcik, S.A. S/Sgt.
TG Svoboda, J.J. S/Sgt.
NG Wasowicz, M.V. 1st Lt.
9 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Fletcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 1st Lt.
N Keck, R.W. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. Capt.
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.
NG Hersh, A. 1st Lt.
9 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337 (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 Verzyl, R.R. T/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.
9 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P Cornell, J.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Dinsmore, W.F. S/Sgt.
R Hebert, I.L. S/Sgt.
E Kuchta, J. S/Sgt.
RW Rawson, B.J. Sgt.
LW Stahl, W.H. Sgt.
BT Daywalt, J.E. Sgt.
TG Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 990
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. T/Sgt.
RW Osment, M. S/Sgt.
LW Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
BT Jackson, L.A. S/Sgt.
TG Evans, G.B. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 474
P Nugent, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Burciaga, L.R. 1st Lt.
N Davis, W.X. 1st Lt.
NG Durant, W. T/Sgt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
RW Wright, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Burns, R.N. S/Sgt.
BT Lander, W. S/Sgt.
TG McEwan, D.L. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
P Pardue, R.V. 2nd Lt.
CP Jernigen, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
E McCary, L.F. S/Sgt.
R Evans, W.E. S/Sgt.
RW Koroluck, S. S/Sgt.
LW Lanning, E.G. S/Sgt.
BT Holley, C.B. S/Sgt.
TG Thornburg, R.C. S/Sgt
NG Kennedy, T. 1st Lt.
Obs. Holloman, C.C. Capt.
9 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
P Schumacher, R.L 1st Lt.
CP Prouse, H.W. 2nd Lt.
N Fitzsimmons, R.E. 2nd Lt.
NG Schaffert, H.M. 1st Lt.
E Pearson, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. T/Sgt.
RW Hargrave, R.O. S/Sgt.
LW Hixon, R.D. S/Sgt.
BT Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
TG Gaudreau, H.P. S/Sgt.
9 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544
P Gann, D.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Dick, W.C. 2nd Lt.
N Spensley, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Cunniff, V.L. 2nd Lt.
E Shrader, C. S/Sgt.
R Carroll, J.T. T/Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. S/Sgt.
LW Puchir, J. Sgt.
BT Reynolds, R.L. Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. Sgt.
9 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 343
P Bell, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Dorn, W.A. 2nd Lt.
N Orenbach, D. 2nd Lt.
B Blanco, J.W. Sgt.
E Gilmore, E.E. T/Sgt.
R Knight, J.S. T/Sgt.
RW Seymour. A.G. S/Sgt..
LW Asch, H.W. S/Sgt..
BT Quick, L.I. S/Sgt.
TG Egan, A.J. S/Sgt.