• 25 August 1944
  • Mission #158
  • Target: Schwerin

On this date, Lieutenant Colonel Lorin Johnson, Group Commander, was promoted to Colonel. The target for his Group this date was the Focke Wulf 190 assembly plant at Schwerin. Briefings were conducted at 0400 and 0500 for (36) aircrews and at 0715 hours all Group ships began take-offs. A total of (35) went over the target releasing (404) 500# bombs. The lead and high squadrons hit the MPI with good results and the low squadron’s release was unobserved due to low clouds. No enemy aircraft were seen and flak was negligible. Aircraft recovered at Wendling at 1515 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #158

25 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. 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.
25 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
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 Wattles, L.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negus, J.V. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
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 Gordon, G.P. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, J.D. Cpl.
25 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
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. Sgt.
RW Stern, J. Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. Sgt.
Radar Henry, R.L. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Barnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Arnold, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Dieruff, R.C. 2nd Lt.
NG McGuire, E.P. Cpl.
E Wilson, W.W. Cpl.
R Benson, L.R. Cpl.
RW Cosentino, C. Cpl.
LW Braman, J.L. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Harvell, J.E. Cpl.
25 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P Peifer, K.W. 1st Lt.
CP Nielsen, P.H. 2nd Lt.
N Ott, C.A. 2nd Lt.
B - -
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.
25 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617
P Novik, A.J. 1st Lt.
CP Graves, J.H. 2nd Lt.
N Fife, R.M. 2nd Lt.
NG Glass, R.D. Cpl.
E DiMarco, F.J. Cpl.
R Hildebrand, R.O. Sgt.
RW Graves, R.H. Cpl.
LW Watkins, M.F. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Buckley, C.A. Cpl.
25 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 - -
E Patterson, R.C. T/Sgt.
R Glowienke, G.A. T/Sgt.
RW Naber, H.W. S/Sgt.
LW Powell, L.R. S/Sgt.
BT Buonocore, F.L. S/Sgt.
TG Altschaft, W.L. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867
P Pierce, W.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Williamson, D.R. 1st Lt.
N Putziger, S. 2nd Lt.
B Beezley, D.D. 1st Lt.
E Stand, A.J. T/Sgt.
R Rankin, R.P. S/Sgt.
RW Cooperman, G.F. S/Sgt.
LW Ferenc, F.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Carrabba, C. S/Sgt.
NT Liske, J.R. 2nd Lt.
25 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 - -
TG Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
NT Surbaugh, E.R. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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 Duncan, W.R. S/Sgt.
TG - -
25 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. T/Sgt.
R O'Laughlin, F.J. T/Sgt.
RW Loewy, S.B. S/Sgt.
LW Batchelor, L.I. S/Sgt.
NT Tungett, R.G. Sgt.
TG Marinelli, N.R. Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Comeau, E.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Davis, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Neuman, W.E. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Scalet, J. T/Sgt.
R Haney, P.W. S/Sgt.
RW Jasinski, R. Sgt.
LW Kearns, H.H. Sgt.
BT Pendergraft, J.C. Sgt.
TG Krause, H.L. Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 758
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.
25 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Solomon, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Kressig, E.L. 2nd Lt.
N Cleverdon, R.N. 2nd Lt.
B Moor, J.W. 2nd Lt.
E Moeller, H.E. S/Sgt.
R Herzlich, L. S/Sgt.
RW Farquharson, G. S/Sgt.
LW Psyk, E.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Capik, J.H. Sgt.
NG Gridley, C.V. 2nd Lt.
25 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
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.
25 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 430
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 Leech, R.M. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
P Johnson, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Cook, J.M. 2nd Lt.
N Waters, J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Weiss, J.E. F/O
E Lang, C.F. S/Sgt.
R Lauger, L. Sgt.
RW Luton, J.D. Sgt.
LW Stickley, F.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Van Alstine, N.G. Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Rudd, C.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Benson, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Dawson, J.B. 2nd Lt.
B Spencer, W.A. 2nd Lt.
E Maynard, C.R. T/Sgt.
R Clapp, R.E.E. Jr. T/Sgt.
RW Hoganson, H.G. Sgt.
LW Dobson, O.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Place, R.K. Sgt.
Schaefer, C.E. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Miller, D.E. 1st 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 Agoglia, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Duerr, E.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
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. T/Sgt.
R Nika, L.E. S/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW Murray, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
Smith, E.L. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
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.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
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 Grimm, R.H. S/Sgt.
LW Maguire, F.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Largen, J.E. Sgt.
25 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.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Maris, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Holmes, F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Silverman, H.I. 1st 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.
25 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Jones, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schultz, C.R. 1st Lt.
N Oppenheim, A.M. 2nd Lt.
B George, O. S/Sgt.
E Berezovsky, A. T/Sgt.
R Doolittle, D.R. T/Sgt.
RW Gustavson, R.I. S/Sgt.
LW Ralston, G.J. S/Sgt.
BT Matracia, A.A. S/Sgt.
TG Lockhart, K.T. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 247 (no mission credit)
P Tuchel, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Hay, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, F.D. 2nd Lt.
B O'Rourke, R.L. S/Sgt.
E Tvergyak, P.A. T/Sgt.
R Johnson, H.K. S/Sgt.
RW Warrick, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW - -
BT Vincent, J.W. Sgt.
TG Carter, D.J. Sgt.
25 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. S/Sgt.
RW Floyd, L.G. Sgt.
LW Hester, C.L. S/Sgt.
BT- -
TG Vavra, C.E. Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 279
P Sewell, W.P. 2nd Lt.
CP Weise, E.H. 1st Lt.
N Richards, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Bremer, A.F. 1st Lt.
E Barnes, G.M. T/Sgt.
R Fulton, L.R. T/Sgt.
RW Coogan, A.J. Sgt.
LW Leigh, R.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negri, J.D. Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 186
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. T/Sgt.
R Davey, J.F. S/Sgt.
RW Middleton, W.H. S/Sgt.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT Alexander, R.W. 2nd Lt.
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
25 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Wick, N.J. 1st Lt.
CP Bonifant, J.T. 2nd Lt.
N Greene, D.A. F/O
B Buckles, R.R. F/O
E Knierim, R.A. T/Sgt.
R Taylor, P.W. T/Sgt.
RW Makovy, V. S/Sgt.
LW Sheppard, R.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Reimund, S.J. S/Sgt.
25 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.
Korn, R.N. T/Sgt.
25 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 McMahon, C.D. 1st Lt.
E Hayden, R. T/Sgt.
R McAllaster, R.W. T/Sgt.
RW Egler, M.G. S/Sgt.
LW Sabolish, G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ziehm, R.W. Sgt.
NG Shelton, O.W. 1st Lt.
25 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
CA Westover, C.B. Col.
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 Hawes, J.C. S/Sgt.
LW Horton, H.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
Morris, J.E. 1st Lt.
Ferry, J.R. Lt.
25 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Stauder, J.B. Capt.
P Gonseth, F. Capt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd lt.
N Jones, J.H. Capt.
B Connery, M.J. 1st Lt.
E Jennings, H.C. T/Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, H.L. T/Sgt.
RW Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
LW Driver, D.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Feller, N.L. S/Sgt.
NV Conrad, J.B. 2nd Lt.
PN Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.