• 22 September 1944
  • Mission #171
  • Target: Kassel

An ordnance factory was scheduled for attack on this date with all (3) Bomb Division assigned targets in the vicinity. The 577th and 578th were assigned lead functions with Lieutenant Mace and Captain Westerbrook as Lead Bombardiers, respectively. At 0700-0800 hours, (24) crews were briefed and all commenced take-offs at 1030. The trip was noted as uneventful with no fighters seen and flak meager. A total of (23) crews bombed through 10/10th undercast with results unobserved and dropping (288)500# bombs in the target area by PFF means. All bombers returned safely about 1720 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #171

22 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
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. S/Sgt.
R Holmes, E.L. S/Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. Sgt.
LW Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, J.D. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Novik, A.J. 1st Lt.
CP Graves, J.H. 2nd Lt.
N Fife, R.M. 2nd Lt.
B Glass, R.D. Sgt.
E DiMarco, F.J. Sgt.
R Hildebrand, R.O. S/Sgt.
RW Graves, R.H. Sgt.
LW Watkins, M.F. Sgt.
BT Bartnowski, M.A. S/Sgt.
TG Buckley, C.A. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Larson, R.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Hawn, I. F/O
N Biles, W.R. 2nd Lt.
B Martin, P.R. S/Sgt.
E Dearborn, H.W. T/Sgt.
R Peterson, J.V. T/Sgt.
RW Benadum, T.E. S/Sgt.
LW Cuthbert, J.K. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Hetzer, R.L. Pvt.
22 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Sommers, O.L. 2nd Lt.
CP McLaughry, J.A. III 2nd Lt.
N Streicher, H.P. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Drummond, W.D. T/Sgt.
R Fender, J.F. S/Sgt.
RW Borraccini, P.J. S/Sgt.
LW Bennett, D.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. Sgt.
NG O'Kane, R.P. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Kilmer, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP McConnell, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Isakson, E.J. 2nd Lt.
B Sexton, W.C. 2nd Lt.
E Cappello, E.J. Sgt.
R Chambers, R.L. S/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. Sgt.
LW Coffman, J.G. Sgt
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
P Sincock, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Johnston, N.F. 2nd Lt.
N Balides, T. 2nd Lt.
B Williams, A.R. 2nd Lt.
E Swisher, W.O. T/Sgt.
R Ostrove, H. S/Sgt.
RW Domme, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Manshack, B.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peth, P.J. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Scott, D.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Jordan, E.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 2nd Lt.
B Barger, G.W. 2nd Lt.
E Karas, J. Sgt.
R Berger, S. Sgt.
RW Hanley, E.H. Sgt.
LW Glasscock, J.B. Sgt.
BT McKee, S.P. Sgt.
TG - -
22 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867
CA Sabourin, R.E. 1st Lt.
P Solomon, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Kressig, E.L. 2nd Lt.
N Gridley, C.V. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Mace, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Moeller, H.E. T/Sgt.
R Herzlich, L. T/Sgt.
RW Farquharson, G. S/Sgt.
LW Psyk, E.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Capik, J.H. S/Sgt.
NN Cleverdon, R.N. 2nd Lt.
22 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Nehring, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Trigilio, G.J. F/O
N Farrar, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B Kielblock, A.L. S/Sgt.
E McJunkin, F.R. T/Sgt.
R Dobson, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Koegen, F.J. S/Sgt.
LW Harrow, K.J. S/Sgt.
BT Thomas, W.J. S/Sgt.
TG Kent, C.L. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Davis, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Stanley, C.A. 2nd Lt.
N Astleford, C.E. 2nd Lt.
B Hamann, L.A. 2nd Lt.
E Crabbe, C.W. Sgt.
R Carroll, W.J. Jr. Sgt.
RW Joslin, G.D. Sgt.
LW Jones, R.R. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, J.R. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
P Petty, R.A. 1st 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. T/Sgt.
RW Dondero, E.G. S/Sgt.
LW Holland, M.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG McCormick, W.L. S/Sgt.
NN Sackler, H.J. 1st Lt.
22 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 815
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. S/Sgt.
R Dodd, W.C. S/Sgt.
RW Wickham, R.H. S/Sgt.
LW Chapman, C.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Postema, R.H. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
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. T/Sgt.
RW Plude, R.W. S/Sgt.
LW Kuykendall, L.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rogers, C.J. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Walker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Ellis, A. 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 Faucette, E.W. S/Sgt.
LW Collins, S.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Pataki, S.M. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Tays, R.H. 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 Coury, G.A. Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. Sgt.
BT Frappier, H.A. Sgt.
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
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. T/Sgt.
R Luczak, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Agoglia, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Duerr, E.E. S/Sgt.
BT Korn, R.N. T/Sgt.
TG Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
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. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Largen, J.E. S/Sgt.
NTN Lipman, B.D. 2nd Lt.
22 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
P Otis, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 1st Lt.
N Allen, H.W. 1st Lt.
B Westbrook, J.W. Capt.
E Reid, H.A. S/Sgt.
R DeHoff, L.V. T/Sgt.
RW Teske, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Collins, R.R. S/Sgt.
PN Peters, J.L. F/O
22 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 195
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. T/Sgt.
R McKim, L.D. T/Sgt.
RW Denter, W.S. S/Sgt.
LW Callahan, E.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Sandusky, D.L. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Benson, R.J. 1st 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. T/Sgt.
RW Middleton, W.H. S/Sgt.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
P Porter, H.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Bolstridge, C. 2nd Lt.
N Behr, A.J. F/O
NG Traina, S. S/Sgt.
E DeSario, J.L. T/Sgt.
R Nero, R.A. T/Sgt.
RW Placht, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Amato, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Zollinger, P.D. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 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. T/Sgt.
R Rubin, G. T/Sgt.
RW Purcell, L.J. S/Sgt.
LW Johnson, J.T. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Dunn, T.C. S/Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272
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. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Geron, H.E. S/Sgt.
RCM Harvey, W.W. Sgt.
22 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Wick, N.J. 1st Lt.
CP Watkins, H.D. Capt.
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 Sheppard, R.E. S/Sgt.
LW Makovy, V. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.