• 12 May 1944
  • Mission #84
  • Target: Zietz

The synthetic oil refinery was the target this date and briefings were conducted for (18) aircrews between 0530-0600 hours. Lieutenant Cunningham of the 579th was selected as Lead Bombardier and at 0900 hours (17) ships began take-offs. A total of (15) aircraft went over the target dropping (323) 250# and 300# bombs with very good results. The Group was later congratulated by General Hodges, the 2nd Bomb Division Commander, for the effort on this target. Though (5) single engine fighters were sighted, none were engaged, and flak was negligible on the raid. All aircraft and crews returned safely around 1730 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #9

12 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Wittel, E.F. 1st Lt.
CP Marsters, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Karl, J.F. 1st Lt.
B Zuk, J.C. 1st Lt.
E Cannada, V.P. T/Sgt.
R Jeffcoat, C.M. T/Sgt.
RW Prost, B.J. Sgt.
LW Williams, R.F. S/Sgt.
BT Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Roti, D.A. S/Sgt.
12 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 492
P Prell, D.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weiss, D.B. 2nd Lt.
N Stetson, H.E. 2nd Lt.
NG Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.
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.
12 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Filkel, O.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Hurd, J.S. 2nd 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. Pvt.
LW Malloy, P.D. S/Sgt.
BT Jarrett, C.W. S/Sgt.
TG Hoover, A.L. S/Sgt.
12 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 Cole, M.A. Sgt.
LW Choromanski, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT Torres, E.J. Sgt.
TG Courtney, R.J. Sgt.
12 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 433 (no mission credit)
P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Hurdle, Q.C. 1st Lt.
B Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt..
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jenkins, W.B. T/Sgt.
RW Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
BT Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
12 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 243
P Hunsaker, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
NG Shaeffer, J.O. Sgt.
E Bodkins, F.C. T/Sgt.
R Rue, A.W. T/Sgt.
RW Ligon, A.C. Sgt.
LW Hawes, J.C. S/Sgt.
BT Friedel, C.F. S/Sgt.
TG Leech, R.M. S/Sgt.
12 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 096
P Monroe, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Beezley, D.D. 2nd Lt.
NG Lucas, L.M. S/Sgt.
E Holmes, E.T. S/Sgt.
R Lancy, N.J. T/Sgt.
RW Hall, G.E. Sgt.
LW Vines, V.L. Sgt.
BT Wambach, J. Sgt.
TG Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
12 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Scheltens, G.A. 1st Lt.
CP Vaughan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Coward, D.M. 2nd Lt.
NG Shoemaker, D.R. 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.
12 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 604
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 Bluejacket, J.W. S/Sgt.
BT Bednarcik, S.A. S/Sgt.
TG Svoboda, J.J. S/Sgt.
NT Wasowicz, M.V. 1st Lt.
12 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. S/Sgt.
E Kottke, A.H. T/Sgt.
R Whitmore, B. Jr. T/Sgt.
RW White, T. S/Sgt.
LW Morris, J.A. S/Sgt.
BT Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
TG Eckert, J.A. S/Sgt.
12 May 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 Hersh, A. 1st Lt.
12 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 060
P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, R.S. 2nd Lt.
N Reinoehl, W.T. 2nd Lt.
B Ferry, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Verzyl, R.R. S/Sgt.
R Whittington, T. S/Sgt.
RW Brown, R.T. Sgt.
LW Coplin, G.R. Sgt.
BT Rudnitsky, B.E. Sgt.
TG Howell, J.L. Sgt.
12 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
P Cornell, J.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
NG McEwan, D.L. 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.
12 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 160
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 Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
RW Hassett, T.R. T/Sgt.
LW Chojecki, J.M. S/Sgt.
BT Goric, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Fund, E.J. S/Sgt.
12 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 474
P Felsenthal, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Zanini, O.C. 2nd Lt.
N Valley, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Babb, L.L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Doty, A.E. S/Sgt.
R Krapf, N.C. S/Sgt.
RW Schaefer, L.A. Sgt.
LW Cuervo, F.J. Sgt.
BT Hayden, Q.R. Sgt.
TG Trappe, W.H.A. Sgt.
12 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 343
P Bell, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Dorn, W.A. 2nd Lt.
N Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
NG 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.
12 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
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.
12 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 2nd 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. Sgt.
TG Ward, L.E. Sgt.