• 11 June 1944
  • Missions #106 & #107
  • Targets: La Possonniere & Montfort-Sur-Mer
Mission #106   Target: La Possonniere

The assigned target was a bridge near this town in France, near Loire and southwest of Angers. At D001-0030 hours, (24) aircrews were given briefing and at 0350 take-offs commenced. Due to poor weather over the Continent, the mission was PFF ship led. The lead had difficulty in finding the target due to poor visibility and cloud which resulted in various T/Os being struck instead: a dam reservoir near Baulon; a German military camp near the marshalling yard at Montauban, position T800N-0158E, in Brittany and a road junction nearby. No fighters were encountered and flak was meager. A total of (88) 2000# bombs were released on these targets. All ships returned safely with (4) being battle damaged by enemy AA fire.

Mission #107   Target: Montfort-Sur-Mer

For the second mission this date, a bridge near this town was assigned the Group with briefings for (6) crews being conducted at 0400 hours. Take-off was made at 0545 with the formation being led by PFF. The 578th Squadron had Lieutenant Morton as Bombardier in the lead ship. A total of (48) 1000# bombs were dropped on the target through unundercast with results unobserved. No fighters or flak were encountered and all ships were back on the ground by 1050 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #106

Target: LaPossoniere

11 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
11 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 649
CA Graper, M.H. Capt.
P Belitz, H.G. 1st Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 2nd Lt.
N Schofield, D.J. 2nd Lt.
B Jones, A.V. 2nd Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E Sekul, J.G. S/Sgt.
R Mulhern, R.T. S/Sgt.
RW Peters, H.J. Sgt.
LW Vineall, B.H. Sgt.
NG - -
TG Walz, H.R. S/Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 125
P Pierce, W.R. F/O
CP Brizendine, T.O. 2nd Lt.
N Bishop, C.R. 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 Apter, A. Sgt.
BT Ferenc, F.J. Sgt.
TG Carrabba, C. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Barron, J.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Stalsby, S.C. F/O
N Attinson, C. 2nd Lt.
B Feltman, D.S. 2nd Lt.
E Slater, D.L. S/Sgt.
R Osborne, R.C. S/Sgt.
RW Salvato, T.W. Sgt.
LW Garner, H.S. T/Sgt.
BT Demar, S. Sgt.
TG Cooper, J.T. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Maris, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Gerbing, T.M. 2nd Lt.
N Silverman, H.I. 2nd Lt.
B Taylor, J.W. 2nd Lt.
E Fitzgerald, M.B. S/Sgt.
R Trinkle, C.E. S/Sgt.
RW Legendre, V.J. Sgt.
LW Young, H.M. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, M. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
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.
11 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 295 (no mission credit)
P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, R.S. 2nd Lt.
N Ferry, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Gajewski, R.B. F/O
E Fontenot, W.L. Sgt.
R Whittington, T. Sgt.
RW Willey, J.R. Sgt.
LW Barker, D.G. Sgt.
BT Hiatt, C.D. Pfc.
TG Kosinski, F.H. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 092
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. T/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, H.C. T/Sgt.
RW Osment, M. S/Sgt.
LW Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Jackson, L.A. S/Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Miller, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Connor, J.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Hession, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Baker, R.W. 2nd Lt.
E Freeman, C.W. S/Sgt.
R Carlstrand, R.E. S/Sgt.
RW Fritz, G.G. Sgt.
LW Cubakovic, J.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wolfe, P.J. Cpl.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
CA Sather, H. Maj.
P Cassell, H.S. Capt.
CP Colvin, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Geary, N.W. T/Sgt.
RW Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
BT Pyecroft, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Durant, W. T/Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 035
P Pardue, R.V. 1st Lt.
CP Jernigen, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Gichan, W.W. 2nd Lt.
B Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
E McCary, L.F. S/Sgt.
R Sibert, V.L. S/Sgt.
RW Lanning, E.G. T/Sgt.
LW Koroluck, S. T/Sgt.
BT Reynolds, R.L. S/Sgt. TG - -
Paddock, K.Q. Capt.
Holloman, C.C. Capt.
11 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 Rodriguez, J.B. 1st Lt.
E Maertens, H.J. S/Sgt.
R Underwood, J.W. S/Sgt.
RW Greenwood, I.G. Sgt.
NG Flowers, W.C. Sgt.
BT Asseln, E.O. S/Sgt.
TG Spurgeon, E.F. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 041
P Prouse, H.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Caldwell, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
B Correnty, R.D. 2nd Lt.
E Hixon, R.D. S/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. T/Sgt.
RW Wright, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Dinsmore, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peterson, G.L. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 586
P Leser, H.J. 1st Lt.
CP Smoley, E.J. 2nd Lt.
N Sellers, F.R. 2nd Lt.
B Fleck, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Rodgers, B.A. S/Sgt.
R Licht, J. S/Sgt.
RW Weckel, W.R. Sgt.
LW Fowler, D.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Damiano, A. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 343
P Forsythe, W.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Olive, W.E. 2nd Lt.
N Bean, N.M. 2nd Lt.
B Cechowski, C.C. 2nd Lt.
E Plank, G.R. Sgt.
R Weber, R.C. S/Sgt.
RW Young, F.E. S/Sgt.
LW Carrington, W.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Brockway, G.S. Sgt.
11 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 - -
TG O'Neill, W.P. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
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 Dodge, F.V. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wiersma, S.A. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C ?
P Leghorn, A.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Floyd, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Seymer, R.F. 2nd Lt.
B Rothman, M. F/O
E Powell, W.A. S/Sgt.
R Pattison, W.G. S/Sgt.
RW Huskey, C.O. Sgt.
LW Squires, R. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lanier, J.E. Sgt.
11 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 - -
TG Sheridan, T.V. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 027
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.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Menard, J.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Holmes, J.G. 2nd Lt.
N Krause, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hartwick, E.J. 2nd Lt.
E Walsh, D.A. S/Sgt.
R Blackford, L.N. S/Sgt.
RW Hairston, R.T. Sgt.
LW Redman, G.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tubbs, H.L. Sgt.
11 Jun 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 - -
TG Fund, E.J. S/Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
P Cornell, J.T. 1st Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
B McMahon, C.D. 2nd Lt.
E Rawson, B.J. S/Sgt.
R Kuchta, J. S/Sgt.
RW Stahl, W.H. Sgt.
LW Hebert, I.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.
11 Jun 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 Shrader, C. T/Sgt.
R Carroll, J.T. T/Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. S/Sgt.
LW Puchir, J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Sinclair, R.E. S/Sgt.
Alexander, H.M. Capt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
P McGregor, J.A. Capt.
CP Taylor, R.E. 1st Lt.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Good, R.E. Capt.
E Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Long, B. S/Sgt.
LW Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT Housteau, J.M. Sgt.
TG Martin, M.K. Maj.
Fitzsimmons, R.E. 2nd Lt
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CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #107

Target: Monfort-Sur-Mer

11 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 106
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 Naber, H.W. Sgt.
LW Buonocore, F.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Altschaft, W.L. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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 - -
TG Rossi, V.H. S/Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
CA Jewett, G.A. 1st Lt.
P Robertson, S.J. 1st Lt.
CP Willis, V.C. 2nd Lt.
N Gates, J.S. 2nd Lt.
B Drake, C.W. 2nd Lt.
E Landry, G.E. S/Sgt.
R Michel, G.W. S/Sgt.
RW Kintana, F.T. Jr. Sgt.
LW Burdette, J.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Borraccini, P.J. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Bay, R.A. 1st Lt.
CP Ellis, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Clancy, E.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Henderson, W.M. 2nd Lt.
E Weibusch, W.A. S/Sgt.
R Armstrong, G.H. S/Sgt.
RW DeSalvo, L. Sgt.
LW Allen, A.W. Sgt.
BT Hume, J.B. Sgt.
TG Duncan, W.R. Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
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 Bull, F.L. T/Sgt.
RW Bluejacket, J.W. S/Sgt.
LW Carpenter, J.A.S/Sgt.
NT Bednarcik, S.A. S/Sgt.
TG Svoboda, J.J. S/Sgt.
11 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
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 Miller, S. Sgt.
LW Razo, E.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Pitts, J.B. Sgt.