• 26 August 1944
  • Mission #159
  • Target: Salzbergen

An oil refinery was the target on this day and at 0300-0430 hours, (24) crews were briefed. Take-offs began at 0928 hours for all briefed aircrews with the 577th and Captain Cetin, and the 578th with Lieutenant Morton assigned as leads. A force of (22) ships bombed the target with very good results, releasing (491) 250# bombs on the MPI. A total of (88) percent of all weapons hit within a 2000 feet radius of the aiming point. No fighters or flak were observed and all ships were back on the ground around 1451 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #159


26 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn. Did not fly this mission.
26 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Walker, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Nunziato, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Bedore, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B Lane, A.E. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Gusciora, A.A. Sgt.
R Young, J.W. Sgt.
RW Bradford, T.M. Sgt.
LW Maloukis, S.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ballas, P.T. Sgt.
26 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 Shoemaker, D.R. S/Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 758
P Comeau, E.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Davis, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Neuman, W.E. 2nd Lt.
B Pendergraft, J.C. Sgt.
E Scalet, J. T/Sgt.
R Haney, P.W. S/Sgt.
RW Jasinski, R. Sgt.
LW Kearns, H.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Krause, H.L. Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
P Holmes, H.T. 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.
26 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Nehring, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Trigilio, G.J. F/O
N Farrar, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B Myers, J.P. S/Sgt.
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.
26 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 430
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 Wickham, R.H. Cpl.
LW Chapman, C.M. Cpl.
BT Musante, A.B. Jr. Cpl.
TG Postema, R.H. Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164 (no mission credit)
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. S/Sgt.
RW Bevill, B.T. Sgt.
LW Cole, R.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Berry, J.F. Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
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 - -
TG Meyer, T.H. S/Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
P Kohl, W.F. 1st Lt.
CP Shultz, G.R. 1st Lt.
N Foote, B.F. Jr. 1st 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.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
P Cheek, C.W. 1st Lt.
CP Szenegato, J. 1st Lt.
N Beddingfield, L.L. 1st Lt.
B Morton, E.R. 1st Lt.
E Curry, E.D. T/Sgt.
R Schroeck, L.A. T/Sgt.
RW - -
LW Layman, H.A. S/Sgt.
BT Corcoran, R.G. S/Sgt.
TG Miller, J.E. S/Sgt.
NG Joyce, G.P. 1st Lt.
S-27 Kielblock, A.L. S/Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Quinn, L.F. 1st Lt.
CP Ritter, W.R. 1st Lt.
N Kostlan, A. 1st Lt.
B Lips, T.J. 2nd Lt.
E Wilson, H.W. T/Sgt.
R Morgan, L.E. T/Sgt.
RW McGinnis, M.C. Pfc.
LW Brown, H.C. Sgt.
BT Proust, R.J. S/Sgt
TG DeStefano, A.F. S/Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, R.S. 1st Lt.
N Peters, J.L. F/O
B Gajewski, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Ellingson, H.E. T/Sgt.
R Whittington, T. T/Sgt.
RW Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
LW Carpenter, J.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kosinski, F.H. Pvt.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
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 - -
BT Weiderholt, K.J. S/Sgt.
TG Pryor, M.L. S/Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Rudd, C.R. 1st 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 Dobson, O.F. S/Sgt.
LW Hoganson, H.G. S/Sgt.
BT Modlin, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Place, R.K. Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
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 Collins, S.J. S/Sgt.
TG Pataki, S.M. Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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 Steins, D.C. S/Sgt.
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
P Cassell, H.S. Capt.
-- Sather, H. Maj.
CP Colvin, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. 1st Lt.
Dovey, A.J. 2nd Lt.
Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Geary, N.W. T/Sgt.
RW Durant, W. T/Sgt.
LW Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
BT Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
TG - -
26 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 126
Stauder, J.B. Capt.
P Abell, G.W. 1st Lt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 1st Lt.
Ferry, J.R. 1st Lt.
Morris, J.E. 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 Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
TG - -
26 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 593
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. Sgt.
R Cozza, D. T/Sgt.
RW Lentz, B.J. Sgt.
LW Farris, A.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Liston, L.M. Sgt.
26 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.
26 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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. S/Sgt.
R Cheshire, W.T. T/Sgt.
RW Noltkamper, A.A. T/Sgt.
LW Zwolinski, V.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Geron, H.E. Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
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 Hester, C.L. S/Sgt.
LW Floyd, L.G. Sgt.
BT Vavra, C.E. Sgt.
TG - -
26 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 495
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 Bleickhardt, F.G. Sgt.
TG Sandusky, D.L. Sgt.
26 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 279
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. T/Sgt.
RW Leigh, R.H. S/Sgt.
LW Coogan, A.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Negri, J.D. S/Sgt.