• 13 May 1944
  • Mission #85
  • Target: Tutow A/F

At 0700 and 0730 hours, (19) aircrews were briefed with Captain Amoss of the 576th and Lieutenant Crowell of the 579th assigned Lead Bombardier tasks. At 1030 hours, all (19) took off and all reached the target area. Of these, (13) dropped on the airfield primary with fair results, a complete undercast being encountered. The other (6) ships dropped on the city with results being unobserved. A total of (190) 500# GP bombs were released. Flak was negligible but caused battle damage to (6) aircraft with no casualties suffered. Though some 30-40 enemy fighters were sighted, none attacked the Group, however, gunners did fire on one causing possible damage as the fighter passed to the rear of the formation. All ships were back on the ground around 1815 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #85

13 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670
CA Lowell, C.L. Capt.
P Mathias, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, L.C. 1st Lt.
N Mateyka, M.R. 1st Lt.
N Koch, C.H. Capt.
B Amoss, R.T. Capt.
E Chambless, S.L. T/Sgt.
R Slyhoff, K.G. T/Sgt.
RW Blackwell, R.B. S/Sgt.
LW Burke, W.N. S/Sgt.
BT Smock, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Weverka, J.E. S/Sgt.
13 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
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 Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
BT Roti, D.A. S/Sgt.
TG Abraham, R.A. Sgt.
13 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027
P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Morris, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Hurdle, Q.C. 1st Lt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
RW Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt..
13 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097
P Johnston, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 2nd Lt.
N Berman, M. 2nd Lt.
B Moos, A.J. 2nd Lt.
E Zonza, F.S. S/Sgt.
R Thompson, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Mackin, L.B. Sgt.
LW Ferry, C.W. Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. Sgt.
13 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 070
P Prell, D.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weiss, D.B. 2nd Lt.
N Stetson, H.E. 2nd Lt.
NG Simila, W. S/Sgt.
E Backus, D.G. T/Sgt.
R Byler, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Edwards, D.S. T/Sgt.
LW Jenkins, W.B. T/Sgt.
BT Pearson, B.T. S/Sgt.
TG Dreher, J.F. S/Sgt.
13 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Monroe, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Schofield, D.J 2nd Lt.
NG Lucas, L.M. S/Sgt.
E Holmes, E.T. T/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.
13 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 287
P Page, L. 1st Lt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
NG Hultengren, C.W. Sgt.
B Beezley, D.D. 2nd Lt.
E Houser, B.M. S/Sgt.
R Holling, J.H. S/Sgt.
RW McGinley, W.C. Sgt.
LW Stark, E.C. Sgt.
BT Minick, F. Sgt.
TG Shaeffer, J.D. Sgt.
13 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
P Hunsaker, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
NG Strother, C.E. 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.
13 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Johnson, O.P. 1st Lt.
CP Tedford, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Graham, G.R. 2nd Lt.
NG Barnard, C.F. S/Sgt.
E Whitson, M.D. T/Sgt.
R Perlberg, A.C. T/Sgt.
RW Selden, F. Sgt.
LW Joyce, R. S/Sgt.
BT Kaeble, R.R. S/Sgt.
TG Marchuk, J. S/Sgt.
OB Salus, R.W. S/Sgt.
13 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 Singleton, W.T. 2nd Lt.
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.
13 May 1944 578th Sqdn.

A/C 337
P McCarthy, C.G. 1st Lt.
CP Long, J.D. 1st Lt.
N Keck, R.W. 1st Lt.
NG Wilk, H. S/Sgt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Biska, S.L. S/Sgt.
RW Wukotich, M.L. S/Sgt.
LW Osborne, J.H. S/Sgt.
BT Mancuso, M.A. S/Sgt.
TG Reed, B.P. S/Sgt.
13 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 338
P Zweig, L.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Burge, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Quail, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Bruce, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Baxter, O. Jr. S/Sgt.
R Callahan, C.J. S/Sgt.
RW Strally, S.R. S/Sgt.
LW Jessen, M.M. Sgt.
BT Coplin, G.R. Sgt.
TG Smith, L.F. Sgt.
13 May 1944 578th Sqdn.

A/C 002
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 Rojas, Y. 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.
13 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.
13 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
P White, H.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Martin, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Forde, W.I. 2nd Lt.
B Green, H.J. 2nd Lt.
E Barnes, G.M. S/Sgt.
R Reynolds, J.J. S/Sgt.
RW Braccioforte, J.F. Sgt.
LW Dunbar, R.J. Sgt.
BT Weitkemper, R.C. Sgt.
TG Wehunt, J.W. Sgt.
13 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. T/Sgt.
R Carroll, J.T. T/Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. S/Sgt.
LW Puchir, J. S/Sgt.
BT Reynolds, R.L. S/Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. Sgt.
NG McEwan, D.L. S/Sgt.
13 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 343
P Cornell, J.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Quick, L.I. 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.
13 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
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.
13 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
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 McMahon, C.D. 2nd Lt.
In the PFF ship:
MacLean, G.C. Capt.