• 24 July 1944
  • Mission #137
  • Target: St. Lo Area

A stand down was called for the 23rd and on direction of General Hodges of the 2nd Bomb Division, Division A-2 gave a briefing to the Group’s aircrews and ground personnel, some (2300) men attending, on accomplishments of the Eighth Air Force’s strategic bombing to date. The mission for this date was a tactical concentration of enemy forces in the St. Lo area at Hebeorevon - very close to Allied troops. At 0430 hours and 0500, a maximum effort of (48) aircrews was briefed with all Squadrons having designated aiming points and Captain Weiland, the Group Bombardier, leading the first one in on target. All (48) ships went in over the targets but no bombs were dropped because of an undercast and fear of striking friendly troops. At interrogation after the mission, all crews were warned not to discuss the mission or its results. Aircraft landed back at base around 1530 hours, and (1) had flak damage.

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CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #137

24 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.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Williams, E.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Jones, T.A. 2nd Lt.
N McFerran, J.B. 2nd Lt.
B Sparks, R.L. 2nd Lt.
E Shaw, G.B. S/Sgt.
R Bell, W.R. S/Sgt.
RW Huba, J.D. Sgt.
LW Daniel, F.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. Sgt.
24 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 Hetzer, R.L. Sgt.
LW Martin, P.R. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Cuthbert, J.K. Cpl.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617
P Martin, R.C. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Hilbert, H.S. 2nd Lt.
N Freeman, G.L. 2nd Lt.
B Wear, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Blees, K.H. T/Sgt.
R Thiel, J.G. T/Sgt.
RW Cannon, M.H. S/Sgt.
LW Minton, D.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Roberts, M.E. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097
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.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
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. Pvt.
R Rambo, K.B. T/Sgt.
RW Johnson, L.A. S/Sgt.
LW Wattles, L.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negus, J.V. Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 478
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.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222
CA Filkel, O.H. 1st Lt.
P Levell, O.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Caruso, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Scott, K.R. 2nd 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.
NG Costa, J.A. 1st Lt.
TG Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
24 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. T/Sgt.
TG Arnold, E.L. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Hart, W. 2nd Lt.
CP Crawford, D.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Berger, G. 2nd Lt. B Edmond, R.E. 2nd Lt.
E Shields, V.E. S/Sgt.
R Young, W.S. Sgt.
RW Griesbaum, L.A. Sgt.
LW Stern, J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. Cpl.
24 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
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 Oakes, E.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Oatman, H.W. Sgt.
24 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.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 876
P Kuster, K.D. 1st Lt.
CP Sage, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, P.J. 2nd Lt.
B Kelly, C.F. 2nd Lt.
E Phillabaum, R.J. S/Sgt.
R Syverson, C.D. S/Sgt.
RW Kimball, B.A. S/Sgt.
LW Collins, W.P. S/Sgt.
NG Gillett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
TG Denton, W. S/Sgt.
24 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.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Bay, R.A. 1st Lt.
CP Fisher, K.M. 2nd Lt.
N Clancy, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B Henderson, W.M. 2nd Lt.
E Weibusch, W.A. T/Sgt.
R Armstrong, G.H. T/Sgt.
RW Allen, A.W. S/Sgt.
LW Hume, J.B. S/Sgt.
BT Duncan, W.R. Sgt.
TG DeSalvo, L. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 430
P Petty, R.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Crowe, W.Q. 2nd Lt.
N Page, C.R. 2nd Lt.
B Wickett, C.J. 2nd Lt.
E Miller, P.W. S/Sgt.
R Gaertner, R.E. S/Sgt.
RW Dondero, E.G. Sgt.
LW Potasiewicz, J.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG McCormick, W.L. Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
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. S/Sgt.
RW Walsh, H.R. S/Sgt.
LW Vines, V.L. S/Sgt.
BT Schroeder, R.C. S/Sgt.
TG Shoemaker, D.R. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 096
P Brizendine, T.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
B Gump, J.A. 2nd Lt.
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.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Daley, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Stebner, O.G. 2nd Lt.
N Thomas, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B Cunningham, V.J. 2nd Lt.
E Minster, G.E. Sgt.
R Firquain, O.S. Sgt.
RW Bevill, B.T. Sgt.
LW Cole, R.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Berry, J.F. Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
P Holmes, H.T. Jr. F/O
CP Barber, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Peterson, H.L. 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.
24 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 DiCroce, J.A. T/Sgt.
RW Salvato, T.W. S/Sgt.
LW Garner, H.S. T/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cooper, J.T. Pvt.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Ellis, J.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Meyers, J.W. Capt.
N Cox, R.B. 2nd Lt.
NG Hultengren, C.W. S/Sgt.
E Jankowski, S.F. T/Sgt.
R Holling, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW - -
LW McGinley, W.C. S/Sgt.
BT Minick, F. S/Sgt.
TG Shaeffer, J.O. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
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 Farrar, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Kleber, W.M. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 761
P Whitteaker, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 2nd Lt.
N Bober, L. 2nd Lt.
B Allegretti, E.E. 2nd Lt.
E Holmes, G.T. T/Sgt.
R McGivney, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Rinderer, R. S/Sgt.
LW Surbaugh, E.R. S/Sgt.
BT Fantin, P.F. S/Sgt.
TG Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
24 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 Layman, H.A. S/Sgt.
LW Corcoran, R.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, J.E. S/Sgt.
24 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 Hoganson, H.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Modlin, R.E. Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Stroble, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Slafka, C.M. 2nd Lt.
N Singleton, W.T. 1st Lt.
B Haukom, C.B. S/Sgt.
E Vassey, E.E. T/Sgt.
R DeHoff, L.V. T/Sgt.
RW Spika, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Vickery, P.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Vetrano, A. S/Sgt.
24 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 - -
E Soda, M.J. S/Sgt.
R Wright, G. S/Sgt.
RW Johnson, P.D. Sgt.
LW Serrette, R.L. Sgt.
BT Bettis, R.W. Cpl.
TG Boyce, E.L. Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
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 Agoglia, E.J. Sgt.
LW Faulstich, A.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Shea, H.A. Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
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 Brown, H.C. S/Sgt.
LW Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG DeStefano, A.F. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Roberts, A.M. 1st Lt.
CP Cicora, A.F. 2nd Lt.
N Prentice, C.L. 2nd Lt.
B Hart, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Rojas, Y. T/Sgt.
R Lippert, K.A. T/Sgt.
RW Blaise, E.W. S/Sgt.
LW Collins, R.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Pryor, M.L. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
CA Taylor, G.H. Capt.
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. T/Sgt.
RW Fraser, A.C. S/Sgt.
LW Warfield, L.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
Westbrook, J.W. 1st Lt.
24 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
CA Player, G.C. Jr. Maj.
P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
NG Ortenberg, B. 1st Lt.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
R Medel, M.N. S/Sgt.
RW Porter, C.C. Sgt.
LW LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Phelps, G.A. S/Sgt.
24 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 Humphreys, E.E. S/Sgt.
LW McRight, W.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG VanVliet, P. S/Sgt.
24 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 Peters, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Agalsoff, D.N. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ehring, E.O. S/Sgt.
24 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.
24 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
P White, E.J. F/O
CP Whalen, J.M. F/O
N Long, W.S. 2nd Lt.
B Alexander, R.W. 2nd Lt.
E Hayden, R. S/Sgt.
R McAllaster, R.W. S/Sgt.
RW Sabolish, G. Sgt.
LW Hester, T.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ziehm, R.W. Sgt.
24 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 Ostrove, H. Sgt.
LW Sullivan, J.K. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Xander, C.H. Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
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. T/Sgt.
RW Dodge, F.V. S/Sgt.
LW Hardy, R.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wiersma, S.A. S/Sgt.
24 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
P Benson, R.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Buccigrossi, S.A. 2nd Lt.
N Keane, J.J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Davenport, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Solberg, F.O. S/Sgt.
R Davey, J.F. Sgt.
RW Middleton, W.H. Cpl.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. Cpl.
BT- -
TG Legaard, C. Sgt.
24 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 - -
TG Damiano, A. S/Sgt.
OBS Kielblock, A.L. S/Sgt.
24 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.
24 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
P Tuchel, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Hay, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Baker, R.W. 2nd Lt.
NG O'Rourke, R.L. Sgt.
E Tvergyak, P.A. S/Sgt.
R Johnson, H.K. S/Sgt.
RW Warrick, H.E. Sgt.
NT Vincent, J.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Carter, D.J. Sgt.
24 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. Sgt.
RW Hanson, T.R. Sgt.
LW Lee, S.A. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Ross, R.D. Cpl.
24 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 Foster, W.G. Cpl.
LW Faust, K.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tharp, R.N. Cpl.
24 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308
P Sewell, W.P. 2nd Lt.
CP Weise, E.H. 2nd Lt.
N Richards, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Bremer, A.F. 2nd Lt.
E Leigh, R.H. Cpl.
R Fulton, L.R. Sgt.
RW Webb, J.H. Cpl.
LW Coogan, A.J. Pvt.
BT - -
TG Negri, J.D. Cpl.
24 Jul 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. 1st Lt.
E Shrader, C. T/Sgt.
R Carroll, J.T. T/Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. S/Sgt.
LW Puchir, J. S/Sgt.
BT Goric, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. S/Sgt.
Wilson, J. Cpl.
24 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
P Cornell, J.T. 1st Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 1st Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
B McMahon, C.D. 1st Lt.
E Hebert, I.L. T/Sgt.
R Kuchta, J. T/Sgt.
TT Rawson, B.J. S/Sgt.
LW Stahl, W.H. S/Sgt.
NG Fletcher, A.S. 2nd Lt.
TG Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.