• 27 August 1944
  • Mission #160
  • Target: Heligoland

The briefed target was the Heinkel aircraft factory at Oranienburg near the outskirts of Berlin. At 0630-0730 hours, (36) aircrews were given briefings with the 579th and Captain Weiland assigned lead chores. Take-off was delayed by fog but at 1020 aircraft launches began. The Group led the 2nd Bomb Division with Colonel Johnson acting as mission Command Pilot (CA). Near 5440N-0850E, an impenetrable front forced the Group to select Heligoland as an alternative, results being unobserved. Soon after, the entire 2nd Division was recalled. No fighters were seen and flak was meager and inaccurate. A total of (404) 500# bombs were dropped, all ships returning safely around 1725 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #160

27 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.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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 Boney, R.E. 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.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Benson, A.L. 1st 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 Briganti, M.A. S/Sgt.
NG Serna, M.M. Lt.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P Novik, A.J. 1st Lt.
CP Graves, J.H. 2nd Lt.
N Fife, R.M. 2nd Lt.
B Glass, R.D. Cpl.
E DiMarco, F.J. Cpl.
R Hildebrand, R.O. Sgt.
RW Watkins, M.F. Cpl.
LW Graves, R.H. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Buckley, C.A. Cpl.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
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 Blackham, W.R. S/Sgt.
LW DeKeyser, H.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Schumaker, D. S/Sgt.
Radar Steins, D.C. S/Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131
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 Borraccini, P.J. Sgt.
LW Baer, D.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. Sgt.
NG O'Kane, R.P. Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
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.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 450
P Barnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Arnold, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Dieruff, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Wilson, W.W. Cpl.
R Benson, L.R. Cpl.
RW Braman, J.L. Cpl.
LW Cosentino, C. Cpl.
BT McGuire, E.P. Cpl.
TG Harvell, J.E. Cpl.
27 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 680
P Scharf, C.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Call, F.B. 2nd Lt.
N Garland, S.M. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Michalski, R. S/Sgt.
R Bonanno, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Rigas, C. S/Sgt.
LW Oakes, E.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Oatman, H.W. Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Bombardier, W.J. Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. Sgt.
RW Thompson, J.R. Sgt.
LW Trofnoff, F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Swee, F.A. Sgt.
NG Irvine, Z.C. Sgt.
Propst, E.J. S/Sgt.
27 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 - -
BT Shoemaker, D.R. S/Sgt.
TG Schroeder, R.C. S/Sgt.
27 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. S/Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
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.
27 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
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. Sgt.
LW Chapman, C.M. Sgt.
BT Wickham, R.H. Sgt.
TG Postema, R.H. Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Walker, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Nunziato, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Bedore, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B Buente, V.O. 2nd Lt.
E Gusciora, A.A. Sgt.
R Young, J.W. Sgt.
RW Maloukis, S.J. Sgt.
LW Bradford, T.M. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ballas, P.T. Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 607 (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.
27 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.
27 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 758
P Brizendine, T.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Schug, E.W. 2nd Lt.
B Gump, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Bodkins, F.C. T/Sgt.
R Rue, A.W. T/Sgt.
RW Ligon, A.C. T/Sgt.
LW Friedel, C.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Leech, R.M. S/Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
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 Willey, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Barker, D.G. Sgt.
BT Patton, L.A. Sgt.
TG Kosinski, F.H. Pvt.
27 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 Murray, J.J. S/Sgt.
LW Mitchell, R.L. S/Sgt.
BT Smith, E.L. S/Sgt.
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
27 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 Westbrook, J.W. Capt.
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 Oppenheim, A.M. 2nd Lt.
Schaefer, C.E. S/Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
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.
27 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.
27 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250 (no mission credit)
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. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Largen, J.E. S/Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852
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.
27 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 358
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.
27 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Bell, W.M. 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 Onstot, P.O. Sgt.
LW Bross, J.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Case, R.F. Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Johnson, L.L. Lt. Col.
P Gonseth, F. Capt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, J.H. Capt.
B Weiland, H.F. 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 Feller, N.L. S/Sgt.
TG - -
NG Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.
NV Conrad, J.B. 2nd Lt.
27 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 Denter, W.S. Sgt.
LW Callahan, E.M. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Sandusky, D.L. Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 186
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.
27 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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 - -
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
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.
27 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 126
CA Stauder, J.B. Capt.
P Caldwell, R.R. 1st Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
N Thornburgh, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Baker, R.W. 2nd Lt.
E Munden, F.R. S/Sgt.
R Westerfield, M.M. S/Sgt.
RW Maher, T.O. S/Sgt.
LW Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
PN Walters, J.E. 2nd Lt.
TG Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
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 Kirol, J. Sgt.
LW Purcell, L.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Johnson, J.T. Sgt.
27 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 Steffen, N.W. Sgt.
TG Zollinger, P.D. Sgt.
27 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 593
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.