• 20 July 1944
  • Mission #135
  • Target: Erfurt

The Nord airfield at Erfurt was the 392nd’s target on this first mission to that city. Briefing for (24) crews was held at 0400 and 0500 hours with the 578th and 577th Squadrons given lead tasks. Captain Joachim and Lieutenant Lilke were given Bombardier assignments for their Squadrons. At 0720 hours, all aircraft began take-offs with (23) going over the primary and releasing (762) 100 and 500# weapons. Results were poor with the main bombing pattern falling 500 yards east of the briefed MPI. Enemy aircraft were not encountered, and flak was meager. One ship was battle damaged but all returned safely to base around 1445 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #135

20 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 Dosier, C.A. S/Sgt.
LW McNeill, C.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Albert, W.W. S/Sgt.
20 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.
20 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Telken, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Puryear, B.R. 2nd Lt.
N Bond, J. W. 2nd Lt.
B Tschudy, E.E. 1st Lt.
E Hahn, J.E. S/Sgt.
R Cuzick, H.R. S/Sgt.
RW Lindley, G.W. Cpl.
LW Higgins, J.P. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Malley, J.P. Cpl.
20 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Johnston, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 1st Lt.
N Berman, M. 1st Lt.
B Moos, A.J. 1st Lt.
E Zonza, F.S. T/Sgt.
R Thompson, T.E. T/Sgt.
RW Mackin, L.B. S/Sgt.
LW Ferry, C.W. S/Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. S/Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. S/Sgt.
20 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 Dearborn, H.W. Sgt.
R Peterson, J.V. Sgt.
RW Martin, P.R. Cpl.
LW Hetzer, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cuthbert, J.K. Sgt.
20 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 Chatterton, G.A. Sgt.
TG Kiebold, L.G. S/Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Holliday, B.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 2nd Lt.
N McCutcheon, J. 2nd Lt.
B Serna, M.M. 2nd Lt.
E Blevins, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Rambo, K.B. T/Sgt.
RW Johnson, L.A. S/Sgt.
LW Wattles, L.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negus, J.V. Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 070
P Scharf, C.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Call, F.B. 2nd Lt.
N Garland, S.M. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Michalski, R. S/Sgt.
R Bonanno, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Rigas, C. S/Sgt.
LW - -
BT Lienemann, W.C. Jr. Sgt.
TG Oatman, H.W. Sgt.
20 Jul 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. 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.
20 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. Sgt.
BT Pace, J.W. Sgt.
TG Walters, L. Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040 (no mission credit)
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.
20 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
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.
20 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
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 Holland, M.D. Sgt.
LW Broffman, K.W. Sgt.
BT Williams, C.L. Sgt.
TG Meyer, T.H. Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867
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. Pvt.
RW Salvato, T.W. S/Sgt.
LW Demar, S. Sgt.
NG Garner, H.S. T/Sgt.
TG Cooper, J.T. Sgt.
OBS Beezley, D.D. 2nd Lt.
20 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
P Pierce, W.R. F/O
CP Myers, J.W. Capt.
N Putziger, S. 2nd Lt.
B Liske, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Stand, A.J. S/Sgt.
R Rankin, R.P. S/Sgt.
RW Cooperman, G.F. Sgt.
LW Ferenc, F.J. S/Sgt.
NT Schofield, D.J. 2nd Lt.
TG Carrabba, C. S/Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 430
P Brizendine, T.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
NG Friedel, C.F. S/Sgt.
E Bodkins, F.C. T/Sgt.
R Rue, A.W. T/Sgt.
RW Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
LW Ligon, A.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Leech, R.M. S/Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
CP Polking, W.A. Lt. Col.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
B Joaquin, W.F. Capt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
LW Medel, M.N. S/Sgt.
BT Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Phelps, G.A. S/Sgt.
NG Ortenberg, B. 1st Lt.
20 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Alexander, A.B. 1st Lt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 2nd Lt.
N Kirkwood, T.G. 2nd Lt.
N Morton, E.R. 1st Lt.
B Bennett, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Sutphin, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Gallo, F.E. T/Sgt.
RW Fraser, A.C. Sgt.
LW Knephoff, J.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 002
P Quinn, L.F. 1st Lt.
CP Ritter, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Kostlan, A. 2nd Lt.
B Lips, T.J. 2nd Lt.
E Wilson, H.W. S/Sgt.
R Morgan, L.E. Sgt.
RW McGinnis, M.C. Cpl.
LW Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG DeStefano, A.F. S/Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Stroble, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Slafka, C.M. 2nd Lt.
N Daniels, A.S. 1st Lt.
B Haukom, C.B. S/Sgt.
E Vassey, E.E. T/Sgt.
R Bull, F.L. T/Sgt.
RW Spika, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Vickery, P.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Vetrano, A. S/Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
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.
20 Jul 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. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG VanVliet, P. S/Sgt.
20 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 Ehring, E.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peters, J.M. S/Sgt.
20 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
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.
20 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.