• 16 August 1944
  • Mission #155
  • Target: Kothen

An industrial factory in this suburb near Koblenz was the assigned target. At 0330-0430 (36) crews were briefed and all were off the ground commencing at 0650 hours. The primary was visual and the Group accomplished an excellent job of bombing releasing (416) 500# bombs of various types with (93) percent impacting within a 2000 foot radius of the MPI. No enemy fighters were engaged but flak was intense and accurate. All ships returned around 1415 hours with (17) damaged.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #155

16 Aug 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. S/Sgt.
R Peterson, J.V. S/Sgt.
RW Benadum, T.E. S/Sgt.
LW Hetzer, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cuthbert, J.K. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P Peifer, K.W. 1st Lt.
CP Nielsen, P.H. 2nd Lt.
N Berger, G. 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.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 476
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. S/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. Cpl
LW McAtee, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. Cpl.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Dugger, F.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N Edmond, R.E. 2nd Lt.
NG McInvale, A.L. Sgt.
E Jones, J.R. T/Sgt.
R Chenail, G.E. S/Sgt.
RW Schumaker, D. S/Sgt.
LW DeKeyser, H.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Blackham, W.R. S/Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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. Cpl.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
P Meehan, J.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Carey, H.V. 2nd Lt.
N McAfee, S.P. F/O
B Herzig, H. 2nd Lt.
E Cohen, N.J. S/Sgt.
R Candido, C.D. S/Sgt.
RW Lynch, R.C. Sgt.
LW Conner, P.P. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lange, D.H. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Johnson, R.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Ellis, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N Hildebrand, L.C. 2nd Lt.
B Mountain, J.G. 2nd Lt.
E Stolins, E.A. Sgt.
R Holmes, E.L. Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. Cpl.
LW Strate, P.C. Cpl.
BT Henry, R.L. S/Sgt.
TG Cochran, J.D. Cpl.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Paroly, B. 1st Lt.
CP McDonald, W.L. 2nd Lt.
N Serna, M.M. 2nd Lt.
B Buonocore, F.L. S/Sgt.
E Standley, G.A. T/Sgt.
R Conley, J.M. T/Sgt.
RW Allred, E.L. S/Sgt.
LW - -
BT - -
TG Tart, E.E. S/Sgt.
TT Clarke, A.B. S/Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 639
P Sommers, O.L. 2nd Lt.
CP McLaughry, J.A. III 2nd Lt.
N Streicher, H.P. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Malley, J.P. Cpl.
E Drummond, W.D. S/Sgt.
R Fender, J.F. S/Sgt.
RW O'Kane, R.P. Sgt.
LW Adelson, D. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. Sgt.
16 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 DeSalvo, L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG McCormick, W.L. Sgt.
16 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 - -
TG Marinelli, N.R. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Barron, J.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Billingsley, G.R. 2nd Lt.
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. S/Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 807
P Woods, D.P. 2nd Lt.
CP Newell, R.V. 2nd Lt.
N Batko, E.L. 2nd Lt.
B Jordan, V.A. F/O
E Palumbo, A.P. Sgt.
R Yeates, C.K. Sgt.
RW Schmidt, A.N. Cpl.
LW Krugh, G.L. Cpl.
BT Bowyer, D.O. Cpl.
TG Boden, J.H. Cpl.
16 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
P Propper, H.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Brier, A.L. 2nd Lt.
N Barber, A.G. 2nd Lt.
B Garrett, H.L. 2nd Lt.
E McPherson, C.C. Sgt.
R Dodd, W.C. Sgt.
RW Musante, A.B. Jr. Cpl.
LW Chapman, C.M. Cpl.
BT Wickham, R.H. Cpl.
TG Postema, R.H. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
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 Appel, N.S. Sgt.
TG Berry, J.F. Sgt.
16 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.
16 Aug 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.
16 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Nehring, E.H. 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.
16 Aug 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.
BT Ivey, E.H. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG Howell, J.L. S/Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Muldoon, J.E. Capt.
CP Kohl, W.F. 1st Lt.
N Ortenberg, B. 1st Lt.
B Morton, E.R. 1st Lt.
E Soda, M.J. T/Sgt.
R DeHoff, L.V. T/Sgt.
RW Bluejacket, J.W. S/Sgt.
LW Carpenter, J.A.S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
NT Joyce, J.P. 1st Lt.
Schaefer, C.E. S/Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
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.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Clifford, H.M. 1st Lt.
CP Benz, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Baldwin, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Melton, J.A. F/O
E Nilsen, A.V. S/Sgt.
R Patterson, M.J. S/Sgt.
RW Plude, R.W. Sgt.
LW Kuykendall, L.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rogers, C.J. Sgt.
Propst, E.J. S/Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
P Ellis, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Carleton, D. 2nd Lt.
N Bauer, H.H. 2nd Lt.
B Donohue, J.J. 2nd Lt.
E Thomas, C.B. T/Sgt.
R Jewell, R.B. S/Sgt.
RW Collins, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Faucette, E.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Pataki, S.M. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 358
P Johnson, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Cook, J.M. 2nd Lt.
N Waters, J.F. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Lang, C.F. S/Sgt.
R Lauger, L. Cpl.
RW Luton, J.D. Cpl.
LW Stickley, F.F. Cpl.
BT Castaneda, J.A. Sgt.
TG Van Alstine, N.G. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 350
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 Maguire, F.H. Sgt.
LW Grimm, R.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Largen, J.E. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, R.S. 1st Lt.
N Foote, B.F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Gajewski, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Ellingson, H.E. T/Sgt.
R Whittington, T. T/Sgt.
RW Willey, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Barker, D.G. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Kosinski, F.H. Cpl.
16 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Bell, W.M. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Pope, C.H. 2nd Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Snoden, C.A. 2nd Lt.
E Morse, J.H. S/Sgt.
R Gordon, C.J. S/Sgt.
RW Bross, J.H. Sgt.
LW Onstot, P.O. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Divers, C.B. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
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 Barnes, G.M. T/Sgt.
R Fulton, L.R. S/Sgt.
RW Leigh, R.H. Sgt.
LW Coogan, A.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negri, J.D. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615
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 - -
TG Ziehm, R.W. Sgt.
NG Shelton, O.W. Jr. 1st Lt.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 126
CA Stauder, J.B. Capt.
P Abell, G.W. 1st Lt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 1st Lt.
N Roberts, M.C. 1st Lt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 1st Lt.
E Seyfried, W.J. S/Sgt.
R Nemeth, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Horton, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Hawes, J.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
NV Morris, J.E. 1st Lt.
NG Ferry, J.R. Lt.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Joynt, A.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Taylor, E.J. 2nd Lt.
N Phipps, H.H. 2nd Lt.
B Forsberg, B.F. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, R.A. S/Sgt.
R Apple, O.L. Sgt.
RW Floyd, L.G. Cpl.
LW Hester, C.L. Sgt.
BT- -
TG Vavra, C.E. Cpl.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 623
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.
Kielblock, A.L. Sgt.
16 Aug 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. S/Sgt.
RW Middleton, W.H. Sgt.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. Sgt.
BT- -
TG Legaard, C. Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Gerow, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Vallarelli, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Grandon, D.P. 2nd Lt.
B Sulkowski, J.T. 2nd Lt.
E Kieras, E.J. Sgt.
R Baker, M. S/Sgt.
RW Brink, B.E. S/Sgt.
LW Ely, L.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Hebert, N.B. Cpl.
George, O. S/Sgt.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Sather, H. Maj.
CP Gonseth, F. Capt.
N Jones, J.H. Capt.
B Dilly, V.S. Capt.
E Jennings, H.C. T/Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, H.L. T/Sgt.
RW Driver, D.M. S/Sgt.
LW Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Feller, N.L. S/Sgt.
Conrad, J.B. 2nd Lt.
NG Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.
16 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
P Pardue, R.V. 1st Lt.
CP Connor, J.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Fitzsimmons, R.E. 1st Lt.
B Crowell, R.K. 1st Lt.
E McCary, L.F. T/Sgt.
R Sibert, V.L. T/Sgt.
RW White, R.A. S/Sgt.
LW Hair, J.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Reynolds, R.L. S/Sgt.
NG Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.