• 8 July 1944
  • Mission #128
  • Target: Esternay

For this mission to France, (11) crews were briefed around 0300 hours and at 0540, all took off. The 576th led the Group with Lieutenant Robinson as Bombardier. Weather enroute was poor and (8) ships aborted prior to target with the remaining (3) going over a Target of Opportunity, releasing (24) 1000# GPs. The primary was obscured by clouds and results on the T/O were unobserved. Mission aircraft returned around 1105 hours with no fighters or AA fire encountered.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #128

8 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
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. T/Sgt.
R Fitzmorris, T.L. T/Sgt.
RW Nichols, L.E. S/Sgt.
LW Parrish, J.I. S/Sgt.
BT Sherman, I.G. S/Sgt.
TG Calvitt, J.L. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222
P Levell, O.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Caruso, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Scott, K.R. 2nd Lt.
N Costa, J.A. 1st Lt.
B Teague, H.S. 2nd Lt.
E Villegas, V.R. T/Sgt.
R Keegan, G.M. T/Sgt.
RW Scott, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Jackson, H.B. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Acebedo, B.H. 1st Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 1st Lt.
N Shoenberger, R.W. 2nd Lt.
NG Koch, C.H. Capt.
B Robinson, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Bullard, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Kauffman, T.H. T/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. S/Sgt.
LW Allred, E.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Abraham, R.A. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Bradford, M.A. 1st Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. 1st Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Chapman, K.W. T/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. T/Sgt.
RW Reausaw, F.M. S/Sgt.
LW Wakelee, D.L. S/Sgt.
BT Demar, S. Sgt.
TG Yanora, M.R. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Scheltens, G.A. 1st Lt.
CP Vaughan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Beezley, D.D. 2nd Lt.
NG Holder, O.E. S/Sgt.
E Mandelkow, E. T/Sgt.
R Borden, K.L. T/Sgt.
RW Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW DiCroce, J.A. T/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Freeman, J.B. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 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 Legendre, V.J. S/Sgt.
LW Young, H.M. S/Sgt.
BT McFarren, L.W. S/Sgt.
TG Miller, M. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Cheek, C.W. 1st Lt.
CP Szenegato, J. 2nd Lt.
N Beddingfield, L.L. 2nd Lt.
B Morse, A. 2nd Lt.
E Curry, E.D. T/Sgt.
R Schroeck, L.A. T/Sgt.
RW Corcoran, R.G. S/Sgt.
LW Layman, H.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, J.E. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 284
P Barton, P.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Riddleberger, W.I. III 2nd Lt.
N Wimer, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Smith, C.E. F/O
E Soda, M.J. S/Sgt.
R Wright, G. S/Sgt.
RW Johnson, P.D. S/Sgt.
LW Serrette, R.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Boyce, E.L. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
P McMillan, H.L. 1st Lt.
CP Guckert, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Jennings, C.H. 2nd Lt.
B Gallagher, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Hill, T.H. T/Sgt.
R Lindberg, W.G. S/Sgt.
RW Dodge, F.V. S/Sgt.
LW Hardy, R.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wiersma, S.A. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 103
P Thomas, J.F. 1st Lt.
CP Whitford, D. 2nd Lt.
N McFarlin, J.F. F/O
B Hyro, G.R. F/O
E Nicolson, A. T/Sgt.
R Haywood, H.F. T/Sgt.
RW Powers, R.J. S/Sgt.
NG McEvoy, P.S. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG O'Neill, W.P. S/Sgt.
8 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 990
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. T/Sgt.
R Licht, J. T/Sgt.
RW Weckel, W.R. S/Sgt.
LW Fowler, D.E. S/Sgt.
BT Asseln, E.O. S/Sgt.
TG Damiano, A. Sgt.