• 4 June 19444
  • Mission #99
  • Target: St. Avord A/F

The aircraft hangars at this French airfield were briefed for attack on short notice as the Group was alerted as late as 1130 hours. Around 1530 hours, (36) aircraft began take-offs. The target was bombed visually with excellent results. A total of (300) 500# GP weapons were released with flak over the target intense and accurate. One aircraft was heavily damaged and subsequently lost with the crew bailing out safely over England on return. Lieutenant H. A. White from the 579th in ship #261 flew his crippled bomber back near the Wash northwest of the base where the crew safely bailed out with the aircraft crashing in the water north of the Wash. All other ships landed around 2045 hours. There were (2) men wounded on this raid.

According to an article in the November 1991 392nd NEWS, 2/Lt White was aboard #42-100261 when it received several direct flak hits over the target. With the rudder cables severed and the hydraulic system gone, the crew managed to get back to the base, but White found it impossible to land. He set a course for the Wash and the crew bailed out, all reaching the ground safely within a few miles of Wendling. The aircraft came down at Silk Willoughby, about 50 miles northeast of Wendling, taking the tops off two cottages. There were no injuries to the inhabitants.

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CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #99

4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Peifer, K.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Nielsen, P.H. 2nd Lt.
N Coe, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Ott, C.A. 2nd Lt.
E Thornborrow, R.R. S/Sgt.
R Fitzmorris, T.L. S/Sgt.
RW Nichols, L.E. Sgt.
LW Parrish, J.I. Sgt.
BT Sherman, I.G. Sgt.
TG Calvitt, J.L. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097
P Bratton, K.D. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, W.F. 2nd Lt.
N Colbrook, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Wytak, S.M. 2nd Lt.
E Simmons, W.W. T/Sgt.
R Lennert, B.J. T/Sgt.
RW Gereben, A. S/Sgt.
LW Friemuth, H.E. Pvt.
BT Simpson, C.S. Pvt.
TG Hamilton, W.S. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
CA Taylor, G.H. Capt.
P Filkel, O.H. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, J.S. 1st Lt.
N Tyson, E.E. 2nd Lt.
NT Plunkett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Tudor, J.R. 1st Lt.
E Blevins, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Smith, R.C. T/Sgt.
RW Farmwalt, W.H. Sgt.
LW Kirkpatrick, H.K. S/Sgt.
BT Jarrett, C.W. S/Sgt.
TG Hoover, A.L. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027
P Jones, G.E. 1st Lt.
CP Faas, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Morris, J.C. 1st Lt.
B Thomas, H.E. 1st Lt.
E Bodoh, A.E. T/Sgt.
R McAdams, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Marvin, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Lane, T. S/Sgt.
BT Surber, W.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rossi, V.H. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617
P Martin, R.C. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Hilbert, H.S. 2nd Lt.
N Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.
B Wear, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Blees, K.H. S/Sgt.
R Thiel, J.G. S/Sgt.
RW Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.
LW Roberts, M.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cannon, M.H. Sgt.
G Burke, W.N. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 070
P Paroly, B. 2nd Lt.
CP McDonald, W.L. 2nd Lt.
N Tooman, H.K. 2nd Lt.
B Supp, J.W. 2nd Lt.
E Standley, G.A. S/Sgt.
R Conley, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Prost, B.J. Sgt.
LW Clarke, A.B. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tart, E.E. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Acebedo, B.H. 1st Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, W.F. 2nd Lt.
E Bullard, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Kauffman, T.H. T/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. S/Sgt.
LW Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.
NG Wimberly, W.G. S/Sgt.
TG Abraham, R.A. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 1st Lt.
N Scott, K.R. 2nd Lt.
NG Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jenkins, W.B. T/Sgt.
RW Cannada, V.P. T/Sgt.
LW Williams, R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Mackie, R.A. Pvt.
Salus, R.W. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222
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 Kamacho, J.A. Sgt.
LW Dopson, V.H. Sgt.
BT Sanders, O.B. Sgt.
TG Goo, R.F. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Johnson, O.P. 1st Lt.
CP Tedford, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Bober, L. 2nd Lt.
B Gump, J.A. 2nd 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.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 287
P Larsen, N.R. 1st Lt.
CP Stratton, C.R. 2nd Lt.
N O'Neill, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hiller, T.B. 2nd Lt.
E Robinson, W.F. T/Sgt.
R Fox, H.H. T/Sgt.
RW Whitt, C.G. S/Sgt.
LW Cristofaro, G.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Prazak, S.J. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 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 - -
E Sekul, J.G. S/Sgt.
R Mulhern, R.T. S/Sgt.
RW Peters, H.J. Sgt.
LW Vineall, B.H. Sgt.
BT Smith, W.H. Sgt.
TG Walz, H.R. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 131
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. S/Sgt.
LW Schliesmayer, R.N. Sgt.
BT Farrar, R.E. Sgt.
TG Kleber, W.M. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P McGrath, T.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Faulkner, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, P.J. 2nd Lt.
B Brennan, A.F. 2nd Lt.
E McFadden, R.J. S/Sgt.
R Stewart, G.S. S/Sgt.
RW Walsh, H.R. Sgt.
LW Vines, V.L. Sgt.
BT Shoemaker, D.R. Sgt.
TG Schroeder, R.C. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Pierce, W.R. F/O
CP Brizendine, T.O. 2nd Lt.
N Putziger, S. 2nd Lt.
B Liske, J.R. F/O
E Stand, A.J. S/Sgt.
R Rankin, R.P. S/Sgt.
RW Cooperman, G.F. Sgt.
LW Ferenc, F.J. Sgt.
BT Apter, A. Sgy.
TG Carrabba, C. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
P Pierson, L.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Hart, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Dunham, K.E. 2nd Lt.
B Schug, E.W. 2nd Lt.
E Hartline, J.B. S/Sgt.
R Dawson, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW DelSol, E.J. Sgt.
LW Cyran, T.J. Sgt.
BT Gover, G.W. Sgt.
TG Vandeventer, L.V. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Bradford, M.A. 1st Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. 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.
4 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Monroe, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Cox, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B Beezley, D.D. 2nd Lt.
E Holmes, E.T. T/Sgt.
R Lancy, N.J. T/Sgt.
RW Hall, G.E. S/Sgt.
LW Dilley, P.E. S/Sgt.
BT Wambach, J. Sgt.
TG Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
NG Lucas, L.M. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 338
P Zweig, L.E. 1st Lt.
CP Burge, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Bruce, J.C. 2nd Lt.
NG Jessen, M.M. Sgt.
E Baxter, O. Jr. S/Sgt.
R Callahan, C.J. S/Sgt.
RW Strally, S.R. S/Sgt.
LW Shinske, J.C. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Smith, L.F. Sgt.
OBS Maroun, N.P. 2nd Lt.
4 Jun 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 Ross, J.D. Sgt.
BT Humphreys, E.E. Sgt.
TG VanVliet, P. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Alexander, A.B. 1st Lt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 2nd Lt.
N Kirkwood, T.G. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Bennett, J.E. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Sutphin, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Gallo, F.E. S/Sgt.
RW Knephoff, J.J. Sgt.
LW Fraser, A.C. Sgt.
BT Warfield, L.C. Sgt.
TG Kisler, C.L. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 033
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 Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
BT Collins, R.R. S/Sgt.
TG Pryor, M.L. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Kohl, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Shultz, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Foote, B.F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Kerley, A.D. 2nd Lt.
E Higdon, R.E. S/Sgt.
R Scales, R.R. S/Sgt.
RW Ehring, E.O. Sgt.
LW Agalsoff, D.N. Sgt.
BT Peters, J.M. Sgt.
TG Intardonato, S.J. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
P McCarthy, C.G. 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 Garcia, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Morris, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW White, T. S/Sgt.
BT Hill, H.E. S/Sgt. TG - -
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 002
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. S/Sgt.
TG Moran, E.J. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
P Bridson, G.L. 1st Lt.
CP Green, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N White, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Thielen, C.M. 2nd Lt.
B Willemin, W.W. 2nd Lt.
E Ashcraft, B. S/Sgt.
R Paolucci, U. S/Sgt.
RW Seery, J.B. Sgt.
LW Stafford, J.A. Sgt.
BT Powers, G. S/Sgt.
TG Tatelbaum, G. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Muldoon, J.E. 1st Lt.
CP Otis, J.J. 1st Lt.
N Ortenberg, B. 1st Lt.
B Morton, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Byrd, J.M. T/Sgt.
R Burnell, W.E. Sgt.
RW Bluejacket, J.W. S/Sgt.
LW Carpenter, J.A.S/Sgt.
BT Bednarcik, S.A. S/Sgt.
TG Svoboda, J.J. S/Sgt.
NT Daniels, S.A. 1st Lt.
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
P Cornell, J.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
B - -
NG Daywalt, J.E. S/Sgt.
E Hebert, I.L. S/Sgt.
R Kuchta, J. S/Sgt.
RW Stahl, W.H. Sgt.
LW Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rawson, B.J. S/Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 990
P Leser, H.J. 1st Lt.
CP Smoley, E.J. 2nd Lt.
N Sellers, F.R. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Fleck, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Rodgers, B.A. S/Sgt.
R Licht, J. S/Sgt.
RW Fowler, D.E. Sgt.
LW Weckel, W.R. Sgt.
BT Damiano, A. Sgt.
TG - -
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 035
CA Player, G.C. Maj.
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.
NG McMahon, C.D. 2nd Lt.
4 Jun 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 - -
TG Wehunt, J.W. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
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 - -
TG Spurgeon, E.F. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 229
P Ruvolis, L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Wunderlin, C.F. 2nd Lt.
N Mayer, R.S. F/O
B Young, E. 2nd Lt.
E Cowley, J.C. S/Sgt.
R Garvey, J.A. S/Sgt.
RW Beltz, G.E. Sgt.
LW Schenkenberger, J. Sgt.
BT White, R.A. Sgt.
TG Sheridan, T.V. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P McMillan, H.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Guckert, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Jennings, C.H. 2nd Lt.
B Gallagher, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Hill, T.H. S/Sgt.
R Lindberg, W.G. S/Sgt.
RW Hardy, R.W. Sgt.
LW - -
BT Dodge, F.V. Sgt.
TG Wiersma, S.A. Sgt.
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
P McGregor, J.A. Capt.
CP Keilman, M.H. Maj.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Good, R.E. 1st Lt.
E Galloway, W.E. T/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Long, B. S/Sgt.
LW Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
NT Lory, R.C. 1st Lt.
TG Housteau, J.M. Sgt.
Taylor, R.E. 1st Lt.
4 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 135
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.