• 30 August 1944
  • Mission #161
  • Target: Haut-Maisnil

On the 28th and 29th, weather forced a stand down before a mission could be flown on this day to a buzz-bomb launching site. Briefings were held at 0600 hours for (11) aircrews for the GH led mission. At 0843 in a hard rain storm the Group’s aircraft began take-offs. All (11) went over the primary carrying (240) 250# weapons but a malfunction in the GH ship caused all ships to fly over without releasing. There were no fighters but flak was moderate and accurate causing damage to (6) ships. All returned by 1410 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #161

30 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.
30 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
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 Martin, P.R. Sgt.
LW Hetzer, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cuthbert, J.K. Sgt.
30 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Evans, A.W. 1st Lt.
CP Fenton, J.S. 1st Lt.
N Shoenberger, R.W. 1st Lt.
B - -
E Patterson, R.C. T/Sgt.
R Glowienke, G.A. T/Sgt.
RW Naber, H.W. S/Sgt.
LW Buonocore, F.L. S/Sgt.
BT Powell, L.R. S/Sgt.
TG Altschaft, W.L. S/Sgt.
30 Aug 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Peifer, K.W. 1st Lt.
CP Nielsen, P.H. 1st Lt.
N Ott, C.A. 1st 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.
30 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Barron, J.N. 1st 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.
30 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Whitteaker, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 1st 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 Fantin, P.F. T/Sgt.
LW Rinderer, R. T/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
NT Surbaugh, E.R. S/Sgt.
-- George, O. S/Sgt.
30 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 - -
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.
30 Aug 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
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 Trofnoff, F. Sgt.
LW Thompson, J.R. Sgt.
BT Irvine, Z.C. Sgt.
TG Swee, F.A. Sgt.
30 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Roberts, A.M. 1st Lt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 1st 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 - -
TG Pryor, M.L. S/Sgt.
30 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Quinn, L.F. 1st Lt.
CP Ritter, W.R. 1st Lt.
N Baldwin, W.L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Lips, T.J. 2nd Lt.
E Wilson, H.W. T/Sgt.
R Morgan, L.E. T/Sgt.
RW McGinnis, M.C. Sgt.
LW Brown, H.C. Sgt.
BT - -
TG DeStefano, A.F. S/Sgt.
30 Aug 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548
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 Patton, L.A. Sgt.
LW Willey, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kosinski, F.H. Pvt.
Korn, R.N. T/Sgt.
NTN Melton, J.A. F/O
30 Aug 1944 579th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
Capt. Stauder was aboard the GH ship.