• 8 August 1944
  • Mission #148
  • Target: Le Perthe A/F

Aircrews were briefed for this target in France at 0530-0630 hours. The 579th Squadron was assigned to lead with Captain Good the Lead Bombardier. All (24) crews briefed took off beginning at 1030 hours after fog had delayed launch time. All aircraft went over the target, releasing (288) 500# GPs. The leading 579th hit the MPI precisely while the second squadron over dropped wide of the aiming point. No fighters were encountered and flak was meager. Four of the planes received some flak damage. All landed back at the base about 1600 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #148

8 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
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. T/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 - -
PN Wear, H.E. 2nd Lt.
8 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Paroly, B. 1st Lt.
CP McDonald, W.L. 2nd Lt.
N Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
B Supp, J.W. 2nd Lt.
E Standley, G.A. T/Sgt.
R Conley, J.M. T/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. T/Sgt.
LW - -
BT Clarke, A.B. S/Sgt.
TG Tart, E.E. S/Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Demers, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Sylvester, H. 2nd Lt.
N Neisloss, S.L. 2nd Lt.
B Claytor, D.D. 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 - -
TG Arnold, E.L. S/Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Sommers, O.L. 2nd Lt.
CP McLaughry, J.A. III 2nd Lt.
N Judd, G.G. 2nd Lt.
B Streicher, H.P. 2nd Lt.
E Drummond, W.D. S/Sgt.
R Fender, J.F. S/Sgt.
RW Flesey, R.J. Sgt.
LW O'Kane, R.P. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Kilmer, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP McConnell, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Isakson, E.J. 2nd Lt.
B Sexton, W.C. 2nd Lt.
E Cappello, E.J. Cpl.
R Chambers, R.L. Jr. S/Sgt.
RW Coffman, J.G. Cpl.
LW Spears, D.D. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. Cpl.
8 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P Sincock, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Johnston, N.F. 2nd Lt.
N Balides, T. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Swisher, W.O. T/Sgt.
R Slechta, M.T. S/Sgt.
RW Domme, E.J. Sgt.
LW Peth, P.J. Sgt.
BT Manshack, B.R. S/Sgt.
TG Eichel, A.O. Cpl.
8 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Comeau, E.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Davis, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Gridley, C.V. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Scalet, J. S/Sgt.
R Haney, P.W. S/Sgt.
RW Kearns, H.H. Sgt.
LW Jasinski, R. Sgt.
BT Pendergraft, J.C. Sgt.
TG Krause, H.L. Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
P Petty, R.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Crowe, W.Q. 2nd Lt.
N Cunningham, V.J. 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 Walters, L. Sgt.
BT McCormick, W.L. Sgt.
TG - -
8 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
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. S/Sgt.
R Beckwith, R.B. S/Sgt.
RW Broffman, K.W. Sgt.
LW Holland, M.D. Sgt.
BT Williams, C.L. Sgt.
TG Meyer, T.H. Sgt.
8 Aug 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.
B - -
E Fetsch, J.E. S/Sgt.
R O'Laughlin, F.J. S/Sgt.
RW Loewy, S.B. Sgt.
LW Batchelor, L.I. Sgt.
NG Tungett, R.G. Sgt.
BT Marinelli, N.R. Sgt.
TG - -
8 Aug 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 Richards, R.H. Sgt.
LW Johnson, J.M. Sgt.
BT Jurgens, H.F. Sgt.
TG Longacre, H.N. Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Nehring, E.H. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Trigilio, G.J. F/O
N Farrar, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E McJunkin, F.R. T/Sgt.
R Dobson, H.J. S/Sgt.
RW Koegen, F.J. Sgt.
LW Harrow, K.J. Sgt.
BT Thomas, W.J. Sgt.
TG Kent, C.L. Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 758
P Roberts, A.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jurczyn, B.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 Weiderholt, K.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Pryor, M.L. S/Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Smith, W.C. 1st Lt.
CP Wilson, E.R. 2nd Lt.
N McMahon, E.J. 2nd Lt.
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.
8 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Shelley, J.H. 1st 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.
8 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
P Eggleston, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Wilson, T. 2nd Lt.
N Zamor, R.J. 2nd Lt.
B Mitchell, R.L. Sgt.
E Smith, J.W. S/Sgt.
R Nika, L.E. S/Sgt.
RW Murray, J.J. Sgt.
LW Schnitzer, S. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
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 Grimm, R.H. Sgt.
LW Maguire, F.H. Sgt.
BT Largen, J.E. Sgt.
TG - -
8 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, R.S. 1st Lt.
N Allen, H.W. 1st 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.
8 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
P Koza, F. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilcoxson, R.H. 2nd Lt.
N Stillwagon, V.H. 2nd Lt.
B Solomon, A.A. 2nd Lt.
E Roberts, M.J. S/Sgt.
R Rubin, G. S/Sgt.
RW Johnson, J.T. Sgt.
LW Purcell, L.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Dunn, T.C. Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
CA Taylor, G.H. Capt.
P McMillan, H.L. 1st Lt.
CP Guckert, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Jennings, C.H. 2nd Lt.
B McMahon, C.D. 1st 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 Gallagher, J.R. 2nd Lt.
TG Wiersma, S.A. S/Sgt.
-- Schaefer, C.E. S/Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 593
P Kwash, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Gulacsik, A. 2nd Lt.
N Coy, E.T. 2nd Lt.
B Lassins, E.G. 2nd Lt.
E Yarber, H.W. S/Sgt.
R McKim, L.D. Sgt.
RW Callahan, E.M. Sgt.
LW Denter, W.S. Jr. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Sandusky, D.L. Sgt.
8 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.
8 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Porter, H.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Bolstridge, C. 2nd Lt.
N Behr, A.J. F/O
B Traina, S. S/Sgt.
E DeSario, J.L. S/Sgt.
R Nero, R.A. S/Sgt.
RW Placht, E.J. Sgt.
LW Amato, J.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Zollinger, P.D. Sgt.
8 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
P McGregor, J.A. Capt.
CP Keilman, M.H. Maj.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Good, R.E. Capt.
E Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Long, B. S/Sgt.
LW Bunyea, E.W. Sr. S/Sgt.
BT Fletcher, A.S. Lt.
TG Housteau, J.M. Sgt.