• 25 July 1944
  • Mission #138
  • Target: St. Lo Area

Once again this mission was a repeat of the one on the day prior. A major effort of (48) crews was briefed between 0330-0430 hours and at 0621 all commenced take-offs. All ships went over the target area dropping a total of (1722) frag 120# and 260# bombs in an excellent pattern one mile square just northwest of St. Lo along the St. LoPerrier road in support of the U.S. First Army's pending offensive. No enemy aircraft were encountered but flak was moderate, damaging (9) Liberators. The heavies of the Eighth had completed their bombing on the St. Lo targets by 1055 and at 1100 hours the First Army’s major offensive commenced. In the returning aircraft which began landing around 1220 hours, one crew member was wounded on First Lieutenant Gann’s crew from the 579th.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #138

25 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 Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
LW Kamacho, J.A. S/Sgt.
BT Sanders, O.B. S/Sgt.
TG Goo, R.F. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 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 White, P.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negus, J.V. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 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.
25 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 070
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.
25 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 Daniel, F.E. Sgt.
LW Huba, J.D. Sgt
BT - -
TG King, W.C. Sgt.
25 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 Lienemann, W.C. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Oatman, H.W. Sgt.
25 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 Genna, N.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. Cpl.
25 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.
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 Mackie, R.A. Sgt.
BT Costa, J.A. 1st Lt.
TG Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
25 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 Allen, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Baer, D.J. S/Sgt.
BT Adelson, D. S/Sgt.
TG Arnold, E.L. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 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.
25 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 DeSalvo, L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Duncan, W.R. Sgt.
25 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Ellis, J.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Meyers, J.W. Capt.
N Cox, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B Hultengren, C.W. S/Sgt.
E Jankowski, S.F. T/Sgt.
R Holling, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW McGinley, W.C. S/Sgt.
LW Minick, F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Shaeffer, J.O. S/Sgt.
25 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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.
25 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. S/Sgt.
RW Hedges, N.E. Sgt.
LW Moles, W.F. Sgt.
NG Gillett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
TG Pace, J.W. Sgt.
25 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.
25 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
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 Vines, V.L. S/Sgt.
LW Walsh, H.R. S/Sgt.
BT Schroeder, R.C. S/Sgt.
TG Shoemaker, D.R. S/Sgt.
25 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
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 - -
TG Meyer, T.H. Sgt.
25 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 McCormick, W.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kaeble, R.R. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 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 - -
TT Friedel, C.F. S/Sgt.
TG Leech, R.M. S/Sgt.
25 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
CA Sather, H. Maj.
P Monroe, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, P.J. 2nd Lt.
N Delach, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E Holmes, E.T. T/Sgt.
R Lancy, N.J. T/Sgt.
RW Hall, G.E. S/Sgt.
LW Wambach, J. S/Sgt
BT - -
TG Lucas, L.M. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 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.
25 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.
NG Bettis, R.W. Cpl.
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.
25 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.
25 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.
25 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 Duerr, E.E. Sgt.
LW Faulstich, A.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Shea, H.A. Sgt.
25 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.
25 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.
25 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 Burnell, W.E. S/Sgt.
RW Harris, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW McLain, B.G. Pvt.
BT Barker, D.G. S/Sgt.
TG - -
NG Singleton, W.T. 2nd Lt.
25 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.
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 Mateski, W.J. S/Sgt.
TG Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 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 Kopperud, C.M. Sgt.
LW Faust, K.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tharp, R.N. Cpl.
25 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.
25 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.
25 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.
25 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
P Cornell, J.T. 1st Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 1st Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 1st Lt.
B McMahon, C.D. 1st Lt.
E Hebert, I.L. T/Sgt.
R Kuchta, J. T/Sgt.
RW Fletcher, A.S. 2nd Lt.
LW Stahl, W.H. S/Sgt.
TT Rawson, B.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.
25 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.
(wounded)
RW Anderson, A.R. S/Sgt.
LW Puchir, J. S/Sgt.
BT Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 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.
25 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. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negri, J.D. Cpl.
25 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.
B O'Rourke, R.L. Sgt.
E Tvergyak, P.A. S/Sgt.
R Johnson, H.K. S/Sgt.
RW Warrick, H.E. Sgt.
LW - -
BT Vincent, J.W. Sgt.
TG Carter, D.J. Sgt.
25 Jul 1944 579th 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 Modlin, R.E. Sgt.
LW Hoganson, H.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Place, R.K. Sgt.
25 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.
25 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 Egler, M.G. Sgt.
BT Asseln, E.O. S/Sgt.
TG Ziehm, R.W. Sgt.