• 19 July 1944
  • Mission #134
  • Target: Koblenz

The briefed target was a primary of Russelheim near Frankfurt with a secondary of Koblenz, an industrial center and river port northeast of the primary on the Rhine River. At 0200 and 0300 hours, (34) crews were given general briefing with the 579th leading and Lieutenant Joyce the Bombardier. At 0527 hours, all crews took off with (33) going over the target. The primary was lO/lOths obscured by clouds. The first Squadron bombed the secondary with (10) aircraft and good results. A second squadron struck a Target of Opportunity of Germunden with results being unobserved. Only (1) other ship bombed Koblenz, but hit off-target, being too far behind to see the lead ship’s release smoke bomb. A total of (804) 100 and 500# GPs were dropped on this raid. No enemy fighters were encountered though flak was moderate and fairly accurate. Four ships were damaged, but all returned safely about 1145 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #134

19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Demers, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Sylvester, H. 2nd Lt.
N Neisloss, S.L. 2nd Lt.
B Adamson, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Bell, E.M. T/Sgt.
R Galea, J.H.D. T/Sgt.
RW Baer, D.J. S/Sgt.
LW Allen, W.J. S/Sgt.
BT Adelson, D. S/Sgt.
TG Arnold, E.L. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 070
P Bratton, K.D. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, W.F. 1st Lt.
N Colbrook, W.L. 1st Lt.
B Wytak, S.M. 1st Lt.
E Simmons, W.W. T/Sgt.
R Lennert, B.J. T/Sgt.
RW Gereben, A. S/Sgt.
LW Friemuth, H.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Hamilton, W.S. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Smith, K.A. 1st Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Levin, W. 1st Lt.
B Duffy, F.J. 1st Lt.
E Glover, B.E. Sgt.
R Isebrands, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Rose, N.G. Sgt.
LW Cumming, R.B. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Young, R.E. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222 (no mission credit)
P Acebedo, B.H. 1st Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 1st Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 1st Lt.
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 Koch, C.H. Capt.
TG Abraham, R.A. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 615
P Benson, A.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Singer, S. F/O
N Reichl, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Guhin, M.E. 2nd Lt.
E Henning, W.C. S/Sgt.
R Wickens, R.S. S/Sgt.
RW Hackney, S.H. Sgt.
LW Bowen, W.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Chatterton, G.A. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Larson, R.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Hawn, I. F/O
N Biles, W.R. 2nd Lt.
B Sullivan, P.A. 2nd Lt.
E Blevins, R.E. Pvt.
R Peterson, J.V. Sgt.
RW Dearborn, H.W. Sgt.
LW Martin, P.R. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Cuthbert, J.K. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Hofmann, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Gorton, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Randall, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Wise, D.C. 2nd Lt.
E Boney, R.E. T/Sgt.
R McNutt, W.H. Pvt.
RW Kamacho, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
BT Sanders, O.B. S/Sgt.
TG Goo, R.F. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Paroly, B. 1st 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 Clarke, A.B. S/Sgt.
LW Burke, W.N. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tart, E.E. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P Richeson, W.H. 1st Lt.
CP Wiley, D.A. 2nd Lt.
N Frey, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Claytor, D.D. 2nd Lt.
E Urban, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Danner, E.W. S/Sgt.
RW Montgomery, H. S/Sgt.
LW Dosier, C.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Albert, W.W. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 576th 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. T/Sgt.
R Clendening, R.D. T/Sgt.
RW Berry, H.F. S/Sgt.
LW Schliesmayer, R.N. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kleber, W.M. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 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. S/Sgt.
LW Demar, S. Sgt.
BT Garner, H.S. T/Sgt.
TG Cooper, J.T. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
P Brizendine, T.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Bodkins, F.C. T/Sgt.
R Rue, A.W. T/Sgt.
RW Ligon, A.C. S/Sgt.
LW Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
BT Friedel, C.F. S/Sgt.
TG Leech, R.M. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867
P Weaver, L.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Hamill, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Brandi, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Taylor, J.L. 2nd Lt.
E Kampfe, R.E. Sgt.
R Beckwith, R.B. Sgt.
RW Broffman, K.W. Sgt.
LW Williams, C.L. Sgt.
BT Holland, M.D. Sgt.
TG Meyer, T.H. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P McGrath, T.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Faulkner, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Wright, H.R. 2nd Lt.
B Brennan, A.F. 2nd Lt.
E McFadden, R.J. S/Sgt.
R Stewart, G.S. T/Sgt.
RW Vines, V.L. S/Sgt.
LW Walsh, H.R. S/Sgt.
BT Shoemaker, D.R. S/Sgt.
TG Schroeder, R.C. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Holmes, H.T. Jr. F/O
CP Barber, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Cox, R.B. 2nd Lt.
NG Tungett, R.G. Sgt.
E Fetsch, J.E. S/Sgt.
R O'Laughlin, F.J. S/Sgt.
RW Loewy, S.B. Sgt.
LW Batchelor, L.I. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Marinelli, N.R. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 649
P Buecheler, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Wardell, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Luttrell, W.T. F/O
B Fiebig, P.E. 2nd Lt.
E Potts, B.F. S/Sgt.
R Cooper, J.P. S/Sgt.
RW Johnson, J.M. Sgt.
LW Richards, R.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Longacre, H.N. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 604
P Miller, W.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Cassity, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Mohr, J. F/O
B Crane, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Prach, F.T. S/Sgt.
R Hagopian, H.A. Sgt.
RW Hedges, N.E. Sgt.
LW Moles, W.F. Cpl.
BT Pace, J.W. Sgt.
TG Walters, L. Cpl.
19 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Holben, W.P. 1st Lt.
CPEllis, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Bober, L. 2nd Lt.
B Potasiewicz, J.F. Sgt.
E Chapman, K.W. T/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. T/Sgt.
RW DiCroce, J.A. T/Sgt.
LW Reausaw, F.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wakelee, D.L. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 002
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. Sgt.
LW Serrette, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Boyce, E.L. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
P Shelley, J.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Scarpino, P. 2nd Lt.
N Maroun, N.P. 2nd Lt.
B Chinchilla, F.P. 2nd Lt.
E Kane, F.M. S/Sgt.
R Smith, P.E. S/Sgt.
RW Hollenbeck, C.E. S/Sgt.
LW Stewart, S.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Childers, J.E. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187
P Rudd, C.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Benson, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Dawson, J.B. 2nd Lt.
B Spencer, W.A. 2nd Lt.
E Maynard, C.R. S/Sgt.
R Clapp, R.E.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
RW Dobson, O.F. Sgt.
LW Modlin, R.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Place, R.K. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Maris, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Holmes, F. Jr. 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 - -
TG Miller, M. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Alexander, A.B. 1st Lt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 2nd Lt.
N Singleton, W.T. 1st Lt.
N Kirkwood, T.G. 2nd Lt.
B Bennett, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Sutphin, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Gallo, F.E. T/Sgt.
RW Knephoff, J.J. Sgt.
LW Fraser, A.C. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Henderson, P.B. 1st Lt.
CP Stull, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Allen, H.W. 1st Lt.
B Williamson, R.D. 2nd Lt.
E Thompson, A.W. S/Sgt.
R Burns, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Smith, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Vantine, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Howell, J.L. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
P Kohl, W.F. 1st Lt.
CP Shultz, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Foote, B.F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Kerley, A.D. 2nd Lt.
E Higdon, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Scales, R.R. T/Sgt.
RW Agalsoff, D.N. S/Sgt.
LW Peters, J.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ehring, E.O. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
P Hamblen, C.W. 1st Lt.
CP McCarter, H.L. 1st Lt.
N Hurst, F.B. Jr. 1st Lt.
B Joyce, G.P. 1st Lt.
E Sears, A.R. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
RW Harris, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW McLain, B.G. Pvt.
TT Morton, E.R. 1st Lt.
TG Butler, G.R. S/Sgt.
Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
19 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 Asseln, E.O. S/Sgt.
BT Fowler, D.E. S/Sgt.
TG Damiano, A. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Menard, J.F. 1st Lt.
CP Holmes, J.G. 2nd Lt.
N Krause, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hartwick, E.J. 2nd Lt.
E Walsh, D.A. T/Sgt.
R Blackford, L.N. T/Sgt.
RW Holton, Q.F. S/Sgt.
LW Redman, G.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tubbs, H.L. S/Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 433
P Carey, R.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Ziegenhardt, D.E. 2nd Lt.
N Brownfelder, A.R. 2nd Lt.
B Glickman, B. Sgt.
E Wear, H.L. S/Sgt.
R Love, J.W. S/Sgt.
RW Marshall, C.R. Sgt.
LW Manchester, F.R. Sgt.
BT Kiger, J.E. Sgt.
TG - -
19 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 593
P Clark, D.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Jones, G.B. 2nd Lt.
N Munter, L.M. F/O
B McGarry, T.J. 2nd Lt.
E Keba, J. S/Sgt.
R Howeth, G.W. Sgt.
RW Faust, K.E. Sgt.
LW Kopperud, C.M. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tharp, R.N. Cpl.
19 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Wick, N.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Bonifant, J.T. 2nd Lt.
N Greene, D.A. F/O
B Buckles, R.R. F/O
E Knierim, R.A. S/Sgt.
R Taylor, P.W. S/Sgt.
RW Makovy, V. Sgt.
LW Sheppard, R.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Reimund, S.J. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 758
P Neundorf, C.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Washington, E.K. 2nd Lt.
N Abrams, E.J. 2nd Lt.
B Pipitone, S.R. F/O
E Moore, P.L. S/Sgt.
R Toniatti, L.A. S/Sgt.
RW Blalock, E.L. Sgt.
LW Ostrove, H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Xander, C.H. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Miller, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Heller, P. 2nd Lt.
N Moos, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Inamorato, J.T. 2nd Lt.
E Myers, L.P. S/Sgt.
R Luczak, H.J. S/Sgt.
RW Duerr, E.E. Sgt.
LW Agoglia, E.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Shea, H.A. Sgt.
19 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 623
P Dawson, H.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Fastabend, J.B. F/O
N Cummings, F.L. 2nd Lt.
B Paul, R.M. 2nd Lt.
E Carter, W.R. S/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, E.J. S/Sgt.
RW Hanson, T.R. Sgt.
LW Lee, S.A. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Ross, R.D. Cpl.
Maj. J.N. McFadden was CA in lead PFF ship (#788); Capt. C.C. Holloman was CA in Deputy Lead PFF ship (#772).