• 23 May 1944
  • Mission #89
  • Target: St. Avord A/F

After late receipt of the Field Order which contained quite sketchy and somewhat inadequate target information, a general briefing of (30) aircrews was held at 0130 hours. The 579th and 576th were scheduled to lead with Captain Good and Lieutenant Hadeka up front as squadron Bombardiers. At 0500, all (30) aircraft took off and went over target, releasing (910) 100# and 500# GP bombs with excellent results. No fighter reaction was encountered, but flak was moderate and fairly accurate, inflicting damage to (9) Liberators with no personnel casualties. Aircraft landed at base around 1300 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #89

23 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C
P Demers, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Sylvester, H. 2nd Lt.
N Neisloss, S.L. 2nd Lt.
B Adamson, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Bell, E.M. S/Sgt.
R Galea, J.H.D. S/Sgt.
RW Allen, W.J. Sgt.
LW Baer, D.J. Sgt.
BT Adelson, D. Sgt.
TG Arnold, E.L. Sgt.
23 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 136
P Tyler, A.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Ricci, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
NG 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 Kamacho, J.A. Sgt.
TG Dopson, V.H. Sgt.
23 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
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. S/Sgt.
LW Williams, R.F. S/Sgt.
BT Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Roti, D.A. S/Sgt.
NG Choromanski, J.E. S/Sgt.
23 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
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. S/Sgt
LW Friemuth, H.E. Pvt.
BT Simpson, C.S. Pvt.
TG Hamilton, W.S. S/Sgt.
23 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. S/Sgt.
LW Ferry, C.W. S/Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. S/Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. S/Sgt.
23 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222
P Evans, A.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Fenton, J.S. 2nd Lt.
N Shoenberger, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Conner, J.K. 2nd Lt.
E Patterson, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Glowienke, G.A. S/Sgt.
RW Goo, R.F. Sgt.
LW Naber, H.W. Sgt.
BT Powell, L.R. Sgt.
TG Altschaft, W.L. Sgt.
23 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 772
P Meighen, W.E. 1st 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.
23 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Neff, C.L. 1st Lt.
CP Simpson, H.L. 1st Lt.
N Smith, C.W. 1st Lt.
B Hadeka, A.A. 1st 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.
NG Hurdle, Q.C. 1st Lt.
23 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 096
P Larson, L.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Prys, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Graham, G.R. 2nd Lt.
B Larson, R.N. 2nd Lt.
E Carter, H.C. S/Sgt.
R Cullins, T.F. S/Sgt.
RW Selden, F. Sgt.
LW Stark, E.C. Sgt.
BT Gage, R. Sgt.
TG Strother, C.E. Sgt.
23 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Anundson, P.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Hadley, L.R. 2nd Lt.
N Fehrenbacher, D.E. 2nd Lt.
B Scott, W.J. 2nd Lt.
E Cooke, W.B. S/Sgt.
R Clendening, R.D. S/Sgt.
RW Berry, H.F. Sgt.
LW Schliesmayer, R.N. Sgt.
BT Farrar, R.E. Sgt.
TG Kleber, W.M. Sgt.
23 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867
P Abell, G.W. 1st Lt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 2nd Lt.
N Roberts, M.C. 1st Lt.
B Sawyer, G.H. T/Sgt.
E Tryboski, L.E. T/Sgt.
R Nemeth, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Horton, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Hawes, J.C. S/Sgt.
BT Manville, F.E. S/Sgt.
TG Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
23 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 027
P Whittemore, W.T. 1st Lt.
CP Ackerman, J.M. 2nd Lt.
N Issenberg, M. 2nd Lt.
B Lampe, M. S/Sgt.
E Peterson, C.L. S/Sgt.
R Ammon, R.H. S/Sgt.
RW Altemus, C.V. Sgt.
LW Walsh, H.R. S/Sgt.
BT Holder, O.E. Sgt.
TG Tremlett, R.S. S/Sgt.
23 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 287
P Larsen, N.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Stratton, C.R. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N O'Neill, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hiller, T.B. 2nd Lt.
E Robinson, W.F. S/Sgt.
R Fox, H.H. T/Sgt.
RW Whitt, C.G. Sgt.
LW Cristofaro, G.J. Sgt.
BT Barker, D.G. Sgt.
TG Prazak, S.J. S/Sgt.
23 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
P Bradford, M.A. 1st Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
NG Shaeffer, J.O. Sgt.
E Chapman, K.W. T/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. T/Sgt.
RW Reausaw, F.M. S/Sgt.
LW Macklin, C.D. T/Sgt.
BT Wakelee, D.L. S/Sgt.
TG Yanora, M.R. S/Sgt.
23 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 649
P Belitz, H.G. 1st Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 2nd Lt.
N Schofield, D.J. 2nd Lt.
B Jones, A.V. 2nd Lt.
E Sekul, J.G. S/Sgt.
R Mulhern, R.T. S/Sgt.
RW Vineall, B.H. Sgt.
LW Smith, W.H. Sgt.
BT Peters, H.J. Sgt.
TG Walz, H.R. Sgt.
23 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 295
P Smith, W.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilson, E.R. 2nd Lt.
N McMahon, E.J. F/O
B Jackson, C.R. 2nd Lt.
E Seaton, K.L. S/Sgt.
R Kostrewski, G.T. S/Sgt.
NG Corcoran, R.G. S/Sgt.
LW McRight, W.O. Sgt.
BT Humphreys, E.E. S/Sgt.
TG VanVliet, P. Sgt.
23 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Hamblen, C.W. 1st Lt.
CP McCarter, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hurst, F.B. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Joyce, G.P. 2nd Lt.
E Sears, A.R. T/Sgt.
R Burnell, W.E. T/Sgt.
RW Butler, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Harris, H.E. S/Sgt.
BT McLain, B.G. Pvt.
TG Lindsay, V.R. S/Sgt.
23 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Roberts, A.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Houtz, G.B. 2nd Lt.
N Prentice, C.L. 2nd Lt.
B Hart, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Rojas, Y. S/Sgt.
R Lippert, K.A. S/Sgt.
RW Blaise, E.W. Sgt.
LW Miles, V.G. Sgt.
BT Collins, R.R. Sgt.
TG Pryor, M.L. Sgt.
23 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 Cook, E.J. 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.
23 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. Sgt.
RW Mateski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Robbins, K.H. S/Sgt.
BT Mahon, E.M. Pvt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
23 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.
23 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 041
P Henderson, P.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Stull, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Allen, H.W. 1st Lt.
B Williamson, R.D. 2nd Lt.
E Thompson, A.W. S/Sgt.
R Burns, P.J. S/Sgt.
RW Smith, G.R. Sgt.
LW Vantine, J.E. Sgt.
BT Ivey, E.H. Jr. Jr. Sgt.
TG Howell, J.L. Sgt.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 343
P Bell, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Dorn, W.A. 2nd Lt.
N Orenbach, D. 2nd Lt.
NG Seymour, A.S. S/Sgt.
E Gilmore, E.E. T/Sgt.
R Knight, J.S. T/Sgt.
RW Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
LW Asch, H.W. S/Sgt.
BT Blanco, J.W. S/Sgt.
TG Egan, A.J. Sgt.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
P Pardue, R.V. 1st Lt.
CP Jernigen, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
E McCary, L.F. T/Sgt.
R Evans, W.E. T/Sgt.
RW Koroluck, S. T/Sgt.
LW Lanning, E.G. T/Sgt.
BT Holley, C.B. T/Sgt.
TG Thornburg, R.C. T/Sgt
NG Gichan, W.W. Lt.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 137
P Schafer, W.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Winans, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Martin, A.V. F/O
B Jaffe, A.J. 2nd Lt.
E Reid, H.R. Jr. S/Sgt.
R Ward, R.A. S/Sgt.
RW Razo, E.G. Sgt.
LW Bell, R.N. Sgt.
BT Miller, S. Sgt.
TG Pitts, J.B. Sgt.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 135
P Niederriter, R.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Spencer, F.R. 2nd Lt.
N Richert, G.W. F/O
B Correnty, R.D. 2nd Lt.
E Maertens, H.J. S/Sgt.
R Underwood, J.W. S/Sgt.
RW Greenwood, I.G. Sgt.
NG Flowers, W.C. Sgt.
BT Traina, S. Sgt.
TG Spurgeon, E.F. Sgt.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
P White, H.A. 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.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 1st Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 1st 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.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
P Schumacher, R.L 1st Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 1st Lt.
N Fitzsimmons, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Rodriguez, J.B. 1st Lt.
E Pearson, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. T/Sgt.
RW Hixon, R.D. S/Sgt.
LW Hargrave, R.O. S/Sgt.
BT Eller, M. Sgt.
TG Whitlock, G.E. Pvt.
G Larson, M.D. Capt.
23 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
CA Keilman, M.H. Maj.
P McGregor, J.A. Capt.
CP Taylor, R.E. 1st Lt.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Good, R.E. Capt.
E Galloway, W.E. T/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
LW Burns, R.N. S/Sgt.
BT Long, B. S/Sgt.
TG Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
NG McMahon, C.D. 2nd Lt.