• 31 July 1944
  • Mission #140
  • Target: Ludwigshafen

The major chemical works target was selected for the Group in this major industrial city on the Rhein River. Briefings were given to (36) crews between 0600-0700 hours and at 0921 all were dispatched. Two PFF ships led the Group formation, which resulted in (30) ships going over target and dropping (408) 500# GP bombs. Results were not observed due to a 10/10ths overcast. No enemy fighter opposition was experienced but once again flak over the target was intensive and accurate. A total of (21) returning ships had battle damage inflicted. Mission aircraft began recovery at base around 1615 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #140

31 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 Jerrett, C.W. T/Sgt.
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.
31 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 - -
LW Kuhns, R.H. S/Sgt.
BT Clarke, A.B. S/Sgt.
TG Tart, E.E. S/Sgt.
31 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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. T/Sgt.
LW Buonocore, F.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Powell, L.R. S/Sgt.
31 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
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.
31 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 Jackson, H.B. S/Sgt.
LW Scott, R.J. S/Sgt.
NG Costa, J.A. 1st Lt.
TG Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
31 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.
31 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.
31 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.
31 Jul 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Hart, W. 2nd Lt.
CP Crawford, D.A. 2nd Lt.
N Berger, G. 2nd Lt.
NG Griesbaum, L.A. Sgt.
E Shields, V.E. S/Sgt.
R Young, W.S. Sgt.
RW Stern, J. Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. Cpl.
31 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 Farrar, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Kleber, W.M. S/Sgt.
31 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867 (no mission credit)
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 Sackler, H.J. 1st Lt.
TG Denton, W. S/Sgt.
31 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 Fiebig, P.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hartline, J.B. S/Sgt.
R Dawson, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Gover, G.W. Sgt.
LW Cyran, T.J. Sgt..
BT DelSol, E.J. Sgt.
TG Vandeventer, L.V. Sgt.
NG Schug, E.W. 2nd Lt.
31 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. Sgt.
LW McCormick, W.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Potasiewicz, J.F. Sgt.
31 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 - -
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.
31 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
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.
NG Holland, M.D. Sgt.
TG Meyer, T.H. Sgt.
Korn, R.N. Sgt.
31 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
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.
31 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 096
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.
31 Jul 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
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.
31 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 002
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 - -
TG Parks, D.L. Cpl.
31 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.
31 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.
31 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.
31 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
P Jones, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cicora, A.F. 2nd Lt.
(wounded)
N Wells, M.C. 2nd Lt.
B Oppenheim, A.M. 2nd Lt.
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 - -
31 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Twining, E.S. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Duff, A.L. 2nd Lt.
N Bertoli, L.J. 2nd Lt.
B Clark, H.J. 2nd Lt.
E Hostetter, F.E. S/Sgt.
R Hinckley, B.J. S/Sgt.
RW Grimm, R.H. Sgt.
LW Maguire, F.H. Sgt.
BT Largen, J.E. Jr. Sgt.
TG - -
31 Jul 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, R.S. 1st Lt.
N Wimer, F.P. 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.
31 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615 (no mission credit)
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.
31 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 Sabolish, G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ziehm, R.W. Sgt.
31 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 195
P Thomas, J.F. 1st Lt.
CP Whitford, D. 1st 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.
31 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 897
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 - -
BT Vincent, J.W. Sgt.
TG Carter, D.J. Sgt.
31 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. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ross, R.D. Sgt.
31 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
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.
31 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 107
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.
31 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789
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.
31 Jul 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
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.
Maj. Player, G.C. Jr. flew in the PFF ship.