• 29 July 1944
  • Mission #139
  • Target: Bremen

After having missions briefed for Liepheim and Bernoise airfield north of Paris on the 27th and 28th and then scrubbed for weather, the oil refineries at Bremen were assigned to the Group for the 29th. At 0245 and 0400 hours, (46) crews were given general briefing and at 0600, all began their take-offs. The mission was PFF led, (45) going over the target to bomb through 10/10th undercast, releasing (954) 250 and 500# GPs. Results were not observed. Though no fighter opposition was encountered, flak was intense and accurate enough to cause damage to (28) aircraft. Fortunately no casualties were suffered and all Liberators recovered safely at base around 1245 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #139

29 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Holliday, B.L. 1st 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. S/Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617
P Evans, A.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Fenton, J.S. 2nd Lt.
N Shoenberger, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Conner, J.K. 2nd Lt.
E Patterson, R.C. T/Sgt.
R Glowienke, G.A. T/Sgt.
RW Naber, H.W. Sgt.
LW Buonocore, F.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Powell, L.R. Sgt.
29 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.
29 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.
29 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.
B Costa, J.A. 1st 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 - -
TG Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
29 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.
29 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
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. S/Sgt.
LW Bowen, W.H. S/Sgt.
BT Briganti, M.A. S/ Sgt.
TG - -
29 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. Cpl.
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
P Holmes, H.T. Jr. F/O
CP Barber, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Kaswan, J. F/O
B Peterson, H.L. 2nd Lt.
E Fetsch, J.E. S/Sgt.
R O'Laughlin, F.J. S/Sgt.
RW Loewy, S.B. Sgt.
LW Tungett, R.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Marinelli, N.R. Sgt.
29 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.
NG Sackler, H.J. 1st Lt.
TG Walters, L. Sgt.
Hunsaker, B.W. 1st Lt.
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Solomon, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Kressig, E.L. 2nd Lt.
N Cleverdon, R.N. 2nd Lt.
B Mace, J.E. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Moeller, H.E. Sgt.
R Herzlich, L. Sgt.
RW Psyk, E.L. Sgt.
LW Farquharson, G. Sgt.
BT Capik, J.H. Sgt.
TG Valenti, F.J. Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Beatty, J.M. 2nd Lt.
BP Wells, E.H. 2nd Lt.
N Garbeff, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Neuman, W.E. 2nd Lt.
E Zybort, S.C. Sgt.
R Berquist, E.J. Sgt.
RW Dunphy, J.J. Sgt.
LW Mulder R.L. Sgt.
BT Amenta, G.S. Sgt.
TG Dowell, A.E. Jr. Sgt.
29 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 DeSalvo, L. S/Sgt.
TG Duncan, W.R. Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164 (no mission credit)
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 Garner, H.S. T/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Demar, S. Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 058
P Daley, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Stebner, O.G. 2nd Lt.
N Thomas, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Minster, G.E. Sgt.
R Firquain, O.S. Sgt.
RW Bevill, B.T. Sgt.
LW Cole, R.A. Sgt.
BT Appel, N.S. Sgt.
TG Berry, J.F. Sgt.
29 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 Friedel, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Ligon, A.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
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 Jurgens, H.F. Sgt.
TG Longacre, H.N. Sgt.
29 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 McGrew, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Gaertner, R.E. S/Sgt.
RW Dondero, E.G. S/Sgt.
LW McCormick, W.L. Sgt.
BT Potasiewicz, J.F. Sgt.
TG - -
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
P Pierson, L.R. 1st Lt.
CP Hart, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Schofield, L. 2nd Lt.
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.
29 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Whitteaker, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 2nd Lt.
N Gillett, F.A. 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 Fantin, P.F. S/Sgt.
BT Surbaugh, E.R. S/Sgt.
TG Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, R.S. 1st Lt.
N Ferry, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Gajewski, R.B. F/O
E Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt.
R Whittington, T. S/Sgt.
RW Willey, J.R. Sgt.
LW Barker, D.G. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Kosinski, F.H. Pvt.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
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 Duerr, E.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Faulstich, A.F. Sgt.
29 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.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Roberts, A.M. 1st Lt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 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.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
P Jones, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cicora, A.F. 2nd Lt.
N Wells, M.C. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Berezovsky, A. T/Sgt.
R Doolittle, D.R. T/Sgt.
RW Gustavson, R.I. S/Sgt.
LW Ralston, G.J. Sgt.
BT Matracia, A.A. Sgt.
TG Lockhart, K.T. Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Twining, E.S. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Duff, A.L. 2nd Lt.
N Bertoli, L.J. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Clark, H.J. 2nd Lt.
E Hostetter, F.E. S/Sgt.
R Hinckley, B.J. S/Sgt.
RW Maguire, F.H. Sgt.
LW Gusciora, B.S. Sgt.
BT Largen, J.E. Jr. Sgt.
TG - -
29 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.
NT Smith, C.E. F/O
TG Howell, J.L. S/Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 760
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.
29 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. Pvt.
RW Hollenbeck, C.E. S/Sgt.
LW Stewart, S.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Childers, J.E. Pvt.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
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.
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187
P Ellis, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Carleton, D. 2nd Lt.
N Bauer, H.H. 2nd Lt.
NT Pataki, S.M. Cpl.
E Thomas, C.B. S/Sgt.
R Jewell, R.B. Sgt.
RW Faucette, E.W. Cpl.
LW Collins, S.J. Sgt.
BT Parks, D.L. Cpl.
TG - -
29 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
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 DeHoff, L.V. T/Sgt.
RW Mateski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
NT Hurst, F.B. Jr. 2nd Lt.
TG McLain, B.G. Pvt.
29 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.
29 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 Kielblock, A.L Sgt.
TG Ross, R.D. Sgt.
29 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.
29 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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 Hester, T.G. Sgt.
LW Egler, M.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ziehm, R.W. Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
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 - -
LW Stahl, W.H. S/Sgt.
TT Rawson, B.J. S/Sgt.
BT Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.
TG - -
29 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
P Tuchel, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Hay, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, F.D. 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 Vincent, J.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Carter, D.J. Sgt.
29 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.
29 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 Sullivan, J.K. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Xander, C.H. Sgt.
29 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 593
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 Abshier, A.L. S/Sgt
R Fulton, L.R. Sgt..
RW Leigh, R.H. Cpl.
LW Coogan, A.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negri, J.D. Cpl.
29 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 195
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.
LW McEvoy, P.S. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG O'Neill, W.P. S/Sgt.
Col. Johnson and Maj. Martin also flew this mission.