• 24 August 1944
  • Mission #157
  • Target: Hannover

The Langenhagen airfield at Hannover was assigned as the Group’s target on this date. At 0315-0430 hours (36) crews were briefed and Group aircraft began take-offs at 0658 hours. A force of (31) went over the target releasing (400) 500# bombs on the primary with good results. An estimated (70) percent of all bombs impacted within 2000 feet of the MPI. No fighters were encountered but flak was severe on the bomb run. Several crew personnel were wounded. Three men on Lieutenant W. A. Sturm’s crew, himself and his Co-pilot, Lieutenant B. J. Jurczyn were struck in the eyes with flying glass and the Navigator, Lieutenant J. L. Rawlings was wounded in the eyes with flak shrapnel. This crew was from the 578th. From the 579th, Sergeant Dunn, a Gunner on Lieutenant F. Koza’s crew was hit in the leg with flak. A total of (26) bombers received damage. Mission aircraft returned around 1400 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #157

24 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Peifer, K.W. 1st Lt.
CP Nielsen, P.H. 2nd Lt.
N Ott, C.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Henry, R.L. S/Sgt.
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.
24 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Hofmann, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Gorton, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Randall, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Conner, J.K. 1st Lt.
E Patterson, R.C. T/Sgt.
R McNutt, W.H. Cpl.
RW Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
LW Sanders, O.B. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Goo, R.F. S/Sgt.
PB Wise, D.C. 2nd Lt.
24 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 639
P Sommers, O.L. 2nd Lt.
CP McLaughry, J.A. III 2nd Lt.
N - -
B Streicher, H.P. 2nd Lt.
E Drummond, W.D. S/Sgt.
R Fender, J.F. S/Sgt.
RW Allred, E.L. S/Sgt.
LW Buonocore, F.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. Sgt.
NG O'Kane, R.P. Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Johnson, R.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Ellis, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N Hildebrand, L.C. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Stolins, E.A. Sgt.
R Holmes, E.L. Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. Cpl.
LW Gordon, G.P. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, J.D. Cpl.
NG Strate, P.C. Cpl.
24 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
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 Bowen, W.H. S/Sgt.
LW Hackney, S.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Chatterton, G.A. S/Sgt.
NG Levin, W. 1st Lt.
24 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P Richeson, W.H. 1st Lt.
CP Wiley, D.A. 2nd Lt.
N Frey, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Claytor, D.D. 2nd Lt.
E Glover, B.E. T/Sgt.
R Danner, E.W. S/Sgt.
RW Montgomery, H. S/Sgt.
LW Dosier, C.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Baer, D.J. S/Sgt.
24 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.
24 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Holliday, B.L. 1st Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N McCutcheon, J. 2nd Lt.
B Serna, M.M. 2nd Lt.
E Sevier, R.M. 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.
24 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.
24 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
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. Sgt.
LW Krugh, G.L. Sgt.
BT Bowyer, D.O. Sgt.
TG Boden, J.H. Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
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. T/Sgt.
R Beckwith, R.B. S/Sgt.
RW Broffman, K.W. S/Sgt.
LW Holland, M.D. S/Sgt.
BT Williams, C.L. S/Sgt.
TG Meyer, T.H. S/Sgt.
24 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.
24 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P McGrath, T.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Cooke, B.J. F/O
N Wright, H.R. 2nd Lt.
B Brennan, A.F. 2nd Lt.
E McFadden, R.J. S/Sgt.
R Stewart, G.S. T/Sgt.
RW Vines, V.L. S/Sgt.
LW Walsh, H.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Schroeder, R.C. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 785
P Miller, W.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Williamson, D.R. Lt.
N Mohr, J. F/O
B Crane, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Prach, F.T. T/Sgt.
R Hagopian, H.A. S/Sgt.
RW Hedges, N.E. S/Sgt.
LW Moles, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Walters, L. S/Sgt.
NG Boettcher, R.E. 2nd Lt.
-- Pierce, Capt. (3rd Div.)
24 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 - -
TG Farrar, R.E. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012 (no mission credit)
P Pierson, L.R. 1st Lt.
CP Hart, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Schofield, D.J. 2nd Lt.
B Eldridge, H.N. 1st Lt.
E Hartline, J.B. T/Sgt.
R Dawson, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Gover, G.W. S/Sgt.
LW Cyran, T.J. S/Sgt.
BT DelSol, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Vandeventer, L.V. S/Sgt.
NG Schug, E.W. 2nd Lt.
Kielblock, A.L. S/Sgt.
24 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. S/Sgt.
LW Holder, O.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG McCormick, W.L. Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Comeau, E.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Davis, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Gridley, C.V. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Neuman, W.E. 2nd Lt.
E Scalet, J. S/Sgt.
R Haney, P.W. S/Sgt.
RW Jasinski, R. S/Sgt.
LW Pendergraft, J.C. Sgt.
BT Kearns, H.H. Sgt.
TG Krause, H.L. Sgt.
24 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.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478 (no mission credit)
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. T/Sgt.
RW Brown, H.C. S/Sgt.
LW McGinnis, M.C. Pvt.
BT - -
TG DeStefano, A.F. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764
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. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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. T/Sgt.
R Smith, P.E. Pvt.
RW Hollenbeck, C.E. S/Sgt.
LW Stewart, S.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Childers, J.E. Pvt.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
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. T/Sgt.
RW Collins, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Faucette, E.W. S/Sgt.
BT Pataki, S.M. Sgt.
TG George, O. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 524
P Kohl, W.F. 1st Lt.
CP Shultz, G.R. 1st Lt.
N Foote, B.F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Kerley, A.D. 1st Lt.
E Higdon, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Scales, R.R. T/Sgt.
RW Agalsoff, D.N. S/Sgt.
LW Ehring, E.O. S/Sgt.
BT- -
TG Peters, J.M. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Roberts, A.M. 1st Lt.
CP Holmes, F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Prentice, C.L. 1st Lt.
B Hart, D.R. 1st 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 Propst, E.J. Sgt.
TG Pryor, M.L. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 358
P Tays, R.H. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Ferguson, T.B. F/O
N Holzinger, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Sorensen, A.C. 2nd Lt.
E King, C.C. Sgt.
R Berger, J.T. Sgt.
RW Turner, M.E. Sgt.
LW Coury, G.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
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. T/Sgt.
R Hinckley, B.J. T/Sgt.
RW Gusciora, B.S. S/Sgt.
LW Maguire, F.H. Sgt.
BT Largen, J.E. Sgt.
TG Schaefer, C.E. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145 (no mission credit)
CA Player, G.C. Maj.
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 Tryboski, L.E. T/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.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 186 (no mission credit)
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. S/Sgt.
R Baker, M. S/Sgt.
RW Brink, B.E. S/Sgt.
LW Ely, L.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Hebert, N.B. Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 279
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. S/Sgt.
RW Callahan, E.M. Sgt.
LW Denter, W.S. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Sandusky, D.L. Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
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.
(injured)
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Haines, F.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Porter, L.M. 2nd Lt.
N Berg, B.D. 2nd Lt.
B Jacobson, C. 2nd Lt.
E Higgs, O.C. S/Sgt.
R Cozza, D. T/Sgt.
RW Lentz, B.J. S/Sgt.
LW Farris, A.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Liston, L.M. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 593
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. S/Sgt.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT- -
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 126
P Caldwell, R.R. 1st Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Thornburgh, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Miller, S. 2nd Lt.
E Munden, F.R. S/Sgt.
R Westerfield, M.M. S/Sgt.
RW Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
LW Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt.
BT Walters, J.E. 2nd Lt.
TG Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
Stauder, J.B. Capt.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Neundorf, C.A. 1st Lt.
CP Washington, E.K. 2nd Lt.
N Abrams, E.J. 2nd Lt.
B Pipitone, S.R. F/O
E Moore, P.L. T/Sgt.
R Toniatti, L.A. S/Sgt.
RW Blalock, E.L. S/Sgt.
LW Sullivan, J.K. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Xander, C.H. S/Sgt.
24 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Bell, J.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Guegold, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Forbes, D.R. 2nd Lt.
B Wilson, H.W. 2nd Lt.
E Radzikowski, L.S. T/Sgt.
R Cheshire, W.T. T/Sgt.
RW Noltkamper, A.A. T/Sgt.
LW Zwolinski, V.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Geron, H.E. Sgt.