• 27 September 1944
  • Mission #174
  • Target: Kassel

At 0430 and 0500 hours, (30) crews were briefed again for this target up behind the Ruhr. The Group Bombardier, Captain Weiland in a 576th lead ship was the principle bomb aimer for this mission. At 0725 hours, (28) ships were dispatched with (25) going over the target to drop PFF through 10/10ths clouds. Results of the (142) 1000 pounders which were released were not observed. No fighter opposition was experienced, but once again flak was moderate and accurate. One crew was forced to land at Antwerp with engine problems. Lieutenant R. A. Petty’s crew in #867 from the 577th. The crew was returned by C-47 on the 29th of September. Mission aircraft returned to base around 1415. News also was learned on this date about Lieutenant Sewell’s crew from a returning crew member, Tech Sergeant Fulton, who went down on the 18 September supply mission to Holland. He reported that all members had bailed out with the ship crashing near Turnhout, Holland but the exact fate of the others was not known.

Kassell 27 Sep 44
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CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #174

27 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Caruso, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Leonard, A.C. 2nd Lt.
B Daniel, F.E. S/Sgt.
E Shaw, G.B. S/Sgt.
R Slechta, M.T. S/Sgt.
RW Wall, D.L. S/Sgt.
LW Huba, J.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
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 Coffman, J.G. Sgt.
LW McAtee, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Larson, R.D. 1st 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.
27 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Dugger, F.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hampton, W.A. S/Sgt.
B McInvale, A.L. S/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.
27 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Hart, W. 1st Lt.
CP Crawford, D.A. 2nd Lt.
N Berger, G. 2nd Lt.
B Griesbaum, L.A. S/Sgt.
E Shields, V.E. S/Sgt.
R Young, W.S. S/Sgt.
RW Stern, J. S/Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P Richeson, W.H. 1st Lt.
CP Wiley, D.A. 1st Lt.
N McCutcheon, J. 1st Lt.
B Claytor, D.D. 1st Lt.
E Urban, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Danner, E.W. S/Sgt.
RW Dosier, C.A. S/Sgt.
LW Montgomery, H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Bennett, D.F. Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 150
P Levell, O.F. Jr. Capt.
CA Martin, M.K. Lt. Col.
N Scott, K.R. 1st Lt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
B Weiland, h.F. Capt.
E Villegas, V.R. T/Sgt.
R wickens, R.S. T/Sgt.
RW Scott, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Jackson, H.B. S/Sgt.
BT Trusten, S. S/Sgt.
TG - -
PN Costa, J.A. 1st Lt.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
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. Sgt.
RW Joslin, G.D. Sgt.
LW Jones, R.R. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, J.R. Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Buaas, W.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Pedrotta, C.H. 2nd Lt.
N Fowler, R.T. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Coleman, R.G. Sgt.
R Todrowski, H.R. Sgt.
RW Worcester, C.E. Sgt.
LW Sopha, B.E. Sgt.
BT Callejas, F.N. S/Sgt.
TG Valenti, F.J. Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Weaver, L.F. 1st 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. T/Sgt.
RW Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
LW Holland, M.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Meyer, T.H. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
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 Glasscock, J.B. Sgt.
LW Hanley, E.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG McKee, S.P. Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012 (no mission credit)
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. 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.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
P Monroe, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 1st Lt.
N Gillett, F.A. 2nd Lt.
N Sackler, H.J. 1st Lt.
B Beezley, D.D. 1st Lt.
E Holmes, E.T. T/Sgt.
R Guion, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Wambach, J. S/Sgt.
LW Eldridge, H.N. 1st Lt.
BT - -
TG Desonne, M. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867
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 Holder, O.E. S/Sgt.
BT Bedore, C.P. 1st Lt.
TG McCormick, W.L. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
P Kerr, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Head, W.T. 2nd Lt.
N Lowenstein, A.C. 1st Lt.
B Mackelfresh, T.H. 1st Lt.
E Williams, J.L. Jr. Sgt.
R Laurin, P.A. Sgt.
RW DuFour, J.L. Sgt.
LW Saltzman, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lousha, C.C. Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Crenshaw, T.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Jones, J.P. F/O
N Thomas, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Koenig, W.S. F/O
E Rupp, P.R. Jr. Cpl.
R Church, C.R. Cpl.
RW Walton, R.T. Cpl.
LW Frederick, J.E. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Lawler, D.J. Cpl.
27 Sep 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. T/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW Murray, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
RCM Ivey, E.H. Jr. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966
P Johnson, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Cook, J.M. 2nd Lt.
N Waters, J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Weiss, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Lang, C.F. T/Sgt.
R Lauger, L. S/Sgt.
RW Stickley, F.F. S/Sgt.
LW Castaneda, J.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Van Alstine, N.G. S/Sgt.
S-27 Kielblock, A.L. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Rose, P.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Pratt, D.M. 2nd Lt.
N Rohde, C.R. 2nd Lt.
B Harnden, R.G. 2nd Lt.
E Scott, W.A. Cpl.
R Croy, O.N. Cpl.
RW Davidson, S.A. Cpl.
LW Manelick, N.L. Cpl.
BT Cauchon, L.V. S/Sgt.
TG Beane, H.E. Cpl.
27 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
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.
27 Sep 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 Tatelbaum, G. Sgt.
E LaChance, D.E. T/Sgt.
R Brown, J.C. T/Sgt.
RW Willey, J.R. Sgt.
LW Kosinski, F.H. Sgt.
BT Frappier, H.A. Sgt.
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
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 Sweeney, L.
RW Coury, G.A. Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Wick, N.J. 1st Lt.
CP Connor, J.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Greene, D.A. F/O
B Traina, S. S/Sgt.
E Knierim, R.A. T/Sgt.
R Taylor, P.W. T/Sgt.
RW Sheppard, R.E. Sgt.
LW Makovy, V. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 446
P Mayer, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 2nd Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Fickel, S.A. Cpl.
R Hatfield, H.C. Cpl.
RW Robinson, M.M. Pvt.
LW Gibson, C.P. Cpl.
BT Eller, M. S/Sgt.
TG Fulton, C.E. Pvt.
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272 (no mission credit)
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.
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
CA Pennypacker, J.E. Capt.
P Dawson, H.B. 1st Lt.
CP Fastabend, J.B. F/O
N Bader, C.H. 2nd Lt.
N Cummings, F.L. 2nd Lt.
B Paul, R.M. 2nd Lt.
E Carter, W.R. T/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, E.J. T/Sgt.
RW Hanson, T.R. S/Sgt.
LW Lee, S.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ross, R.D. S/Sgt.
NN Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608
P Neundorf, C.A. 1st Lt.
CP Washington, E.K. 2nd Lt.
N Abrams, E.J. 2nd Lt.
B Pipitone, S.R. F/O
E Moore, P.L. T/Sgt.
R Toniatti, L.A. T/Sgt.
RW Blalock, E.L. S/Sgt.
LW Sullivan, J.K. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Xander, C.H. S/Sgt.
NT Buckles, R.R. F/O
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 603 (no mission credit)
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.
NT Wilson, H.W. 2nd Lt.
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Byrne, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Weissberger, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Pyecroft, E.J. Cpl.
E Bennett, L.F. Cpl.
R Trapp, M.W. Cpl.
RW Libby, J.E. Cpl.
LW Wagner, F.E. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Alper, M.A. S/Sgt.
27 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
P Jordan, T.J. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Osojnicki, E.S. 2nd Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Kinzler, S.J. Cpl.
R Brown, L.E. Jr. Cpl.
RW Davis, T.N. Cpl.
LW Meister, R.H. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. Cpl.
NT Daywalt, J.E. S/Sgt.