• 18 August 1944
  • Mission #156
  • Target: Nancy-Essey A/F

The 579th and 576th Squadrons shared lead tasks for this mission to France. Captain Good was the lead Bombardier. Briefings for (24) crews were held at 0900 and 0945 hours. The Field Order was received late which caused a rush in aircrew preparations, but Group aircraft commenced take-offs on schedule at 1110 hours. All (24) ships went over the target, dropping (288) 500# GPs with very good results. No flak or fighters were encountered and all aircraft returned safely around 1900.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #156

18 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
P Holliday, B.L. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, T.A. 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.
18 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Hofmann, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Gorton, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Randall, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Adamson, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Boney, R.E. T/Sgt.
R McNutt, W.H. Cpl.
RW Sanders, O.B. S/Sgt.
LW Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Goo, R.F. S/Sgt.
PB Wise, D.C. 2nd Lt.
18 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Hart, W. 2nd Lt.
CP Crawford, D.A. 2nd Lt.
N Berger, G. 2nd Lt.
B Griesbaum, L.A. Sgt.
E Shields, V.E. S/Sgt.
R Young, W.S. Sgt.
RW Stern, J. Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. Sgt.
Radar Steins, D.C. S/Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Levell, O.F. 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.
18 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 - -
E Cappello, E.J. Cpl.
R Chambers, R.L. S/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. Cpl
LW Coffman, J.G. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. Cpl.
NT McAtee, J.R. S/Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
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 Martin, P.R. Sgt.
BT - -
TG. Hetzer, R.L. Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
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.
Radar Korn, R.N. T/Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Propper, H.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Brier, A.L. 2nd Lt.
N Barber, A.G. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Miller, P.W. S/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.
18 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 430
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.
BT Tungett, R.G. Sgt.
TG Marinelli, N.R. Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Whitteaker, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 2nd Lt.
N Kaswan, J. F/O
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.
18 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
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.
18 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
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 Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
TG Leech, R.M. S/Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P McClellan, H.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Walker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Havel, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B Lipman, B.D. 2nd Lt.
E Berger, R.F. Sgt.
R Kingston, D.B. Sgt.
RW Markle, J.M. Cpl.
LW Pearson, J.W. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Tollok, R.C. Cpl.
18 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 Wilfahrt, D.W. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, J.W. S/Sgt.
R Nika, L.E. S/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, R.L. Sgt.
LW Murray, J.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Sturm, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Jurczyn, B.J. 2nd Lt.
N Rawlings, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Neetz, R.E. F/O
E LaChance, D.E. S/Sgt.
R Brown, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Lingle, J.A.H. Sgt.
LW McCormick, J.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Huff, R.H. Sgt.
18 Aug 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. T/Sgt.
R Morgan, L.E. S/Sgt.
RW McGinnis, M.C. Pvt.
LW Brown, H.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG DeStefano, A.F. S/Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
P Stephens, L.M. 1st Lt.
CP Riddleberger, W.I. III 2nd Lt.
N Wimer, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Smith, C.E. F/O
E Soda, M.J. T/Sgt.
R Wright, G. T/Sgt.
RW Johnson, P.D. S/Sgt.
LW Serrette, R.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Boyce, E.L. S/Sgt.
18 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 358
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. S/Sgt.
LW - -
BT Agoglia, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
18 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 Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Fletcher, A.S. 2nd Lt.
18 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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.
18 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 186
CA Stauder, J.B. Capt.
P McMillan, H.L. 1st Lt.
CP Guckert, D.J. 1st Lt.
N Jennings, C.H. 1st Lt.
B Sullivan, F.J. 1st Lt.
E Hill, T.H. T/Sgt.
R Lindberg, W.G. T/Sgt.
RW Dodge, F.V. S/Sgt.
LW Anderson, A.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wiersma, S.A. S/Sgt.
NG Gallagher, J.R. 1st Lt.
18 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 Bleickhardt, F.G. Sgt.
BT Vincent, J.W. Sgt.
TG Carter, D.J. Sgt.
18 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.
Radar Myers, J.P. S/Sgt.
18 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.