• 24 May 1944
  • Mission #90
  • Target: Melun A/F

Briefing for this target was conducted between 0130-0200 hours for (33) crews with the 578th designated lead and Lieutenant Joachim as Bombardier. At 0500 hours, all took off with (32) going over tbe target and releasing (760)300# bombs with excellent strikes directly on the briefed MPI. No fighters were encountered but flak at coast-in was moderate and accurate with (11) B-24s picking up some damage. Fortunately, no crew member casualties were suffered and ships returned safely to Wendling around noon.

A few days later, the 392nd BG received this teletype from General Johnson, Commander of the 14th Combat Wing: "Records show the 392nd Bombardment Group (H) dispatched 114 aircraft during five missions from May 21 to May 25, with only two early returns. This, in itself, is an outstanding accomplishment and it is my desire to commend your unit: especially the ground crews responsible. Johnson".

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #90

24 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
Stauder, J.B. Capt.
P Acebedo, B.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Tudor, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Bullard, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Kauffman, T.H. T/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. S/Sgt.
LW Jenkins, W.B. T/Sgt.
BT Farmwalt, W.H. Pvt.
TG Abraham, R.A. Sgt.
NG McShane, W.F. 1st Lt.
24 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027
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. T/Sgt.
24 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222
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.
24 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 136
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 Burke, W.N. S/Sgt.
LW Naber, H.W. Sgt.
BT Powell, L.R. Sgt.
TG Altschaft, W.L. Sgt.
24 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.
NG Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 045 (no mission credit)
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 Cannada, V.P. S/Sgt.
TG Troutman, E.A. Sgt.
24 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
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.
24 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Hofmann, H.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Gorton, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Randall, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Wise, D.C. 2nd Lt.
E Boney, R.E. S/Sgt.
R McNutt, W.H. Sgt.
RW Dopson, V.H. Sgt.
LW Kamacho, J.A. Sgt.
BT Sanders, O.B. Sgt.
TG Goo, R.F. Sgt.
24 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 096
P Monroe, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Beezley, D.D. 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 Dilley, P.E. S/Sgt.
BT Wambach, J. Sgt.
TG Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Bradford, M.A. 1st Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
NG Potasiewicz, J.F. Pvt.
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.
24 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 287
P Larsen, N.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Stratton, C.R. 2nd Lt.
N O'Neill, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hiller, T.B. 2nd Lt.
E Robinson, W.F. Sgt.
R Fox, H.H. T/Sgt.
RW Whitt, C.G. Sgt.
LW Davis, E.T. Pvt.
BT Barker, D.G. Sgt.
TG Prazak, S.J. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
CA Graper, M.H. Capt.
P Abell, G.W. 1st Lt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 2nd Lt.
N Roberts, M.C. 1st Lt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 1st Lt.
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.
OBS Birnbaum, S.I. 2nd Lt.
24 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.
24 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 027
P Whittemore, W.T. 1st Lt.
CP Ackerman, J.M. 2nd Lt.
N Issenberg, M. 2nd Lt.
NG 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.
24 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867
P Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jensen, A.H. 1st Lt.
N Sackler, H.J. 2nd Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 2nd Lt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
RW Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW White, F.A. S/Sgt.
BT Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Cordick, D.H. S/Sgt.
NG Benenson, M. 2nd Lt.
24 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. Sg
24 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. S/Sgt.
RW Mateski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Robbins, K.H. S/Sgt.
BT Mahon, E.M. Pvt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 033
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 Harris, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Butler, G.R. S/Sgt.
BT McLain, B.G. Pvt.
TG Lindsay, V.R. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
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 Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
BT Collins, R.R. S/Sgt.
TG Pryor, M.L. Sgt.
24 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 Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
TG Vetrano, A. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
CA Martin, M.K. Maj.
P Reade, J.J. Capt.
CP Smith, R.L. 1st Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Joachim, W.F. 1st Lt.
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 Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
24 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Cheek, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Szenegato, J. 2nd Lt.
N Beddingfield, L.L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Morse, A. 2nd Lt.
E Curry, E.D. S/Sgt.
R Burns, P.J. S/Sgt.
RW Smith, R.W. Sgt.
LW Miller, J.E. Sgt.
BT Ivey, E.H. Jr. Jr. Sgt.
TG Layman, H.A. Sgt.
24 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.
24 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187
CA Player, G.C. Maj.
P Young, M.N. 1st Lt.
CP Goodwin, J.J. 1st Lt.
N Dunphy, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Cunningham, R.B. 1st Lt.
E Triplett, W.F. T/Sgt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Porter, C.C. S/Sgt.
LW Teater, R.S. S/Sgt.
BT Ross, J.D. S/Sgt.
TG Rickey, J.J. S/Sgt.
NG White, R.L. 2nd Lt.
24 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.
RW McRight, W.O. Sgt.
LW Vantine, J.E. Sgt.
BT Humphreys, E.E. S/Sgt.
TG VanVliet, P. Sgt.
24 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544
P Gann, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Dick, W.C. 2nd Lt.
N Spensley, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Cunniff, V.L. 2nd Lt.
E Puchir, J. S/Sgt.
R Carroll, J.T. T/Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. S/Sgt.
LW Shrader, C. T/Sgt.
BT Reynolds, R.L. S/Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 160
P Brunn, W.S. 1st 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 Hair, J.H. S/Sgt.
BT Goric, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Fund, E.J. S/Sgt.
24 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 229
P Thomas, J.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Whitford, D. 2nd Lt.
N McFarlin, J.F. F/O
B Hyre, G.R. F/O
E Nicolson, A. S/Sgt.
R Haywood, H.F. S/Sgt.
RW Powers, R.J. Sgt.
LW McEvoy, P.S. Sgt.
BT Eller, M. Sgt.
TG O'Neill, W.P. Sgt.
24 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. 1st Lt.
E Pearson, W.M. 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.
24 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
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.
24 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.
24 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. S/Sgt.
E Hixon, R.D. T/Sgt.
R Knight, J.S. T/Sgt.
RW Seymour, A.S. S/Sgt.
LW Asch, H.W. S/Sgt.
BT Whitlock, G.E. S/Sgt.
TG Egan, A.J. Sgt.
24 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. S/Sgt.
R Ward, R.A. S/Sgt.
RW Bell, R.N. Sgt.
LW Razo, E.G. Sgt.
BT Miller, S. Sgt.
TG Pitts, J.B. Sgt.