• 1 August 1944
  • Mission #141
  • Target: Balbec

Crews were briefed for a railroad bridge tactical target at Peronne, France which was changed because of target weather. Briefings were completed between 0615 and 0745 hours and take-offs finally began at 1200 for (34) aircraft, several delays being experienced. The mission was PFF led with all ships going over target but only one Squadron, the 578th, bombing. The 578th released (192) 1000# GPs on a Target of Opportunity, a railroad and road junction near Balbec. Again no fighters were encountered but flak caused damage to (5) group aircraft. Returning aircraft landed around 1815 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #141

1 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
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.
1 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097
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. S/Sgt.
RW Stern, J. Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. Cpl.
1 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
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.
1 Aug 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 Bowen, W.H. S/Sgt.
LW Hackney, S.H. S/Sgt.
BT
TG Chatterton, G.A. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Hofmann, H.W. 1st Lt.
N Randall, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Gorton, C.E. 2nd Lt.
B Wise, D.C. 2nd Lt.
E Boney, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
RW Kamacho, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW McNutt, W.H. Pvt.
BT Goo, R.F. S/Sgt.
TG Sanders, O.B. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
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.
1 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222
CA Mathias, W.E. Capt.
P Acebedo, B.H. 1st Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 1st Lt.
N Coe, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Bullard, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Kauffman, T.H. T/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. S/Sgt.
LW Allred, E.L. S/Sgt.
NT Ott, C.A. 2nd Lt.
TG Abraham, R.A. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
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 Clarke, A.B. S/Sgt.
BT Kuhns, R.H. S/Sgt
TG Tart, E.E. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 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. Sgt.
TG Oatman, H.W. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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 Appel, N.S. Sgt.
NT Cole, R.A. Sgt.
TG Berry, J.F. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
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 Friedel, C.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
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. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
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 Hume, J.B. S/Sgt.
TG Duncan, W.R. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323 (no mission credit)
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. Sgt.
RW Richards, R.H. Sgt.
LW Johnson, J.M. Sgt.
BT Jurgens, H.F. Sgt.
TG Longacre, H.N. Sgt.
1 Aug 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 Dedmon, S.E. S/Sgt.
TG - -
1 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
P Whitteaker, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 2nd Lt.
N Boettcher, R.E. 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.
1 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961 (no mission credit)
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.
BT DelSol, E.J. Sgt.
TG Vandeventer, L.V. Sgt.
1 Aug 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 Gillett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
TG Pace, J.W. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
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.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
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 Peters, J.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ehring, E.O. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 002
P Ellis, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Carleton, D. 2nd Lt.
N Bauer, H.H. 2nd Lt.
NG 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 - -
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
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.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
P Twining, E.S. 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 Gusciora, B.S. Sgt.
LW Maguire, F.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Largen, J.E. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Rudd, C.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Stephens, L.M. 1st 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 Place, R.K. Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
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 Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Brown, H.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG DeStefano, A.F. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Roberts, A.M. 1st Lt.
CP Benson, R.J. 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.
1 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 896
P Barton, P.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Riddleberger, W.I. III 2nd Lt.
N Wimer, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Smith, C.E. F/O
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.
1 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
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 Daywalt, J.E. S/Sgt.
TG O'Neill, W.P. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 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 Coogan, A.J. Sgt.
LW Leigh, R.H. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Negri, J.D. Cpl.
1 Aug 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.
1 Aug 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.
1 Aug 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.
1 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
P Niederriter, R.A. 1st Lt.
CP Spencer, F.R. 2nd Lt.
N Richert, G.W. F/O
B McMahon, C.D. 1st Lt.
E Maertens, H.J. T/Sgt.
R Underwood, J.W. T/Sgt.
RW Greenwood, I.G. S/Sgt.
NG Correnty, R.D. 2nd Lt.
BT Flowers, W.C. S/Sgt.
TG Spurgeon, E.F. S/Sgt.
Kielblock, A.L. S/Sgt.
1 Aug 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 Egler, M.G. Sgt.
LW Sabolish, G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ziehm, R.W. Sgt.
1 Aug 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.
1 Aug 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.