• 28 June 1944
  • Mission #123
  • Target: Saarbrucken

The marshalling yards in this city on the Mosel River was the assigned target this date and general briefings for (22) aircrews was conducted at 0100 hours. The Group was scheduled to lead the 2nd Bomb Division on this raid using a PFF lead ship. The Group went over the target with 10/10ths undercast and (21) ships releasing (482) 250# bombs, from which returning crews felt certain the strike had hit the yards well, though results could not be accurately observed. No enemy aircraft were encountered but flak was moderate and accurate over the target. A total of (5) ships suffered some flak damage but all landed safely at Wendling around 1115 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #123

28 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
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. S/Sgt.
LW Baer, D.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Arnold, E.L. S/Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 106
P Caldwell, R.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Thornburgh, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Miller, S. 2nd Lt.
E Munden, F.R. S/Sgt.
R Westerfield, M.M. S/Sgt.
RW Maher, T.O. Sgt.
LW Conn, J.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Bennett, D.F. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Peifer, K.W. 1st 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.
28 Jun 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 772
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. T/Sgt.
R Conley, J.M. T/Sgt.
RW Prost, B.J. S/Sgt.
LW - -
BT Tart, E.E. S/Sgt.
TG Clarke, A.B. S/Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
P Monroe, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
B Cox, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Holmes, E.T. T/Sgt.
R Lancy, N.J. T/Sgt.
RW Hall, G.E. S/Sgt.
LW Wambach, J. S/Sgt
BT Lucas, L.M. S/Sgt.
TG Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Pierson, L.R. 1st Lt.
CP Hart, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N - -
B Schug, E.W. 2nd Lt.
E Hartline, J.B. S/Sgt.
R Dawson, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Gover, G.W. Sgt.
LW Cyran, T.J. S/Sgt..
NG DelSol, E.J. Sgt.
TG Vandeventer, L.V. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
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 - -
TG Carrabba, C. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040 (no mission credit)
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 Vines, V.L. S/Sgt.
LW Walsh, H.R. S/Sgt.
BT Shoemaker, D.R. S/Sgt.
TG Schroeder, R.C. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Kuster, K.D. 1st Lt.
CP Sage, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Wright, H.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kelly, C.F. 2nd Lt.
E McGrew, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Syverson, C.D. S/Sgt.
RW Dickman, H. S/Sgt.
LW Kimball, B.A. Sgt.
BT Collins, W.P. S/Sgt.
TG Denton, W. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Anundson, P.F. 1st 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 Farrar, R.E. Sgt.
LW Schliesmayer, R.N. Sgt.
BT Berry, H.F. Sgt.
TG Kleber, W.M. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 295
P Smith, W.C. 1st Lt.
CP Wilson, E.R. 2nd Lt.
N McMahon, E.J. F/O
B Jackson, C.R. 2nd Lt.
E Seaton, K.L. T/Sgt.
R Kostrewski, G.T. T/Sgt.
RW McRight, W.O. S/Sgt.
LW Humphreys, E.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG VanVliet, P. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 517
P Quinn, L.F. 1st Lt.
CP Ritter, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Kostlan, A. 2nd Lt.
B Brown, H.C. Sgt.
E Wilson, H.W. S/Sgt.
R Morgan, L.E. Cpl.
RW Borchers, E.J. Sgt.
LW McGinnis, M.C. Pvt.
BT - -
TG DeStefano, A.F. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 041
P Henderson, P.B. 1st Lt.
CP Stull, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Williamson, R.D. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Thompson, A.W. S/Sgt.
R Burns, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Smith, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Vantine, J.E. S/Sgt.
NG Ivey, E.H. Jr. Sgt.
TG Howell, J.L. S/Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
P Maris, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Holmes, F. 2nd Lt.
N Silverman, H.I. 2nd Lt.
B Taylor, J.W. 2nd Lt.
E Fitzgerald, M.B. T/Sgt.
R Trinkle, C.E. T/Sgt.
RW Young, H.M. S/Sgt.
LW Legendre, V.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, M. S/Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
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. S/Sgt.
LW Agalsoff, D.N. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peters, J.M. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Alexander, A.B. 1st Lt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 2nd Lt.
N Kirkwood, T.G. 2nd Lt.
B Bennett, J.E. 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 - -
TG Kisler, C.L. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
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 Holton, Q.F. Sgt.
LW Redman, G.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tubbs, H.L. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
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. T/Sgt.
R Haywood, H.F. S/Sgt.
RW Powers, R.J. Sgt.
LW McEvoy, P.S. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG O'Neill, W.P. S/Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
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.
28 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 037
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. T/Sgt.
R Carlstrand, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Cubakovic, J.G. S/Sgt.
LW Fritz, G.G. S/Sgt.
BT DeFrates, R.R. S/Sgt.
TG Wolfe, P.J. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544
P Gann, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Dick, W.C. 1st Lt.
N Spensley, R.E. 1st 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 Gichan, W.W. 2nd Lt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. Sgt.
28 Jun 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 990
P White, H.A. 1st Lt.
CP Prouse, H.W. 2nd Lt.
N Forde, W.I. 2nd Lt.
B Green, H.J. 2nd Lt.
E Thom, F.S. T/Sgt.
R Reynolds, J.J. T/Sgt.
RW Bell, R.N. S/Sgt.
LW Dunbar, R.J. S/Sgt.
BT Asseln, E.O. Sgt.
TG Peterson, G.L. Sgt.
Lead PFF ship: Lt. Col. Johnson, L.L.
Deputy Lead PFF: Maj. Martin, M.K