• 28 September 1944
  • Mission #175
  • Target: Kassel

For the third time in the previous five missions, another target to the same city was called once again. This time the 577th and 579th Squadrons shared lead chores with Lieutenant Lawrence and Lieutenant McGarry, respectively, the Bombardiers. At 0415-0515, (30) aircrews were given briefings and at 0716 hours, all commenced take-offs. The bombing was done by PFF through clouds with the results of (244) 500 and 1000 pounders in the mixed loading not being observed. Again no fighters were seen but flak caused damage to (11) ships. Landing was at 1400. One man was wounded on Lieutenant J. E. Ross’ crew of the 579th in ship #238.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #175

28 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Peterson, T.W. 2nd 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 Huba, J.D. S/Sgt.
LW Wall, D.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
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.
28 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 268
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.
28 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
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. Jr. Sgt.
LW Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, G.D. Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Meehan, J.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Carey, H.V. 2nd Lt.
N Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt.
B Herzig, H. 2nd Lt.
E Cohen, H.J. T/Sgt.
R Candido, C.D. T/Sgt.
RW Lynch, R.C. S/Sgt.
LW Conner, P.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lange, D.H. S/Sgt.
28 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 - -
E Urban, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Danner, E.W. S/Sgt.
RW Montgomery, H. S/Sgt.
LW Dosier, C.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Bennett, D.F. Sgt.
NT Sherman, I.G. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
P Jones, T.A. 2nd Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Levin, W. 1st Lt.
NG Malley, J.P. Sgt.
E Glover, B.E. Sgt.
R Isebrands, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Mackie, R.A. S/Sgt.
LW Allred, E.L. S/Sgt.
BT Williams, O.L. Sgt.
TG Simpson, C.S. S/Sgt
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Sather, H. Maj.
P Abell, G.W. 1st Lt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 1st Lt.
N Delach, J.J. Capt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 1st Lt.
E Tryboski, L.E. T/Sgt.
R Nemeth, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
LW Hawes, J.C. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
Morris, J.E. 2nd Lt.
NG Ferry, J.R. 2nd Lt.
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
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.
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
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.
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Whitteaker, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Fisher, K.M. 2nd Lt.
N Allegretti, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Holmes, G.T. T/Sgt.
R McGivney, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Rinderer, R. S/Sgt.
LW Fantin, P.F. S/Sgt.
BT Surbaugh, E.R. S/Sgt.
TG Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
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. Sgt.
R Laurin, P.A. Sgt.
RW DuFour, J.L. Sgt.
LW Saltzman, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lousha, C.C. Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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 Chapman, C.M. S/Sgt.
LW Postema, R.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wickham, R.H. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415
P Holmes, H.T. 2nd Lt.
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.
BT Tungett, R.G. S/Sgt.
TG Marinelli, N.R. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 186
P Solomon, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Hunsaker, B.W. Capt.
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 Kennedy, J.L. 1st Lt.
TG Capik, J.H. S/Sgt.
Cleverdon, R.N. 2nd Lt.
28 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 295
P Otis, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 1st Lt.
N Peters, J.L. F/O
B Gajewski, R.B. F/O
E Reid, H.A. S/Sgt.
R DeHoff, L.V. T/Sgt.
RW Intardonato, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT McGinnis, M.C. Sgt.
TG Corcoran, R.G. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313 (no mission credit)
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. Pvt.
BT - -
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
28 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. F/O
E Lang, C.F. T/Sgt.
R Lauger, L. S/Sgt.
RW Castaneda, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Stickley, F.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Van Alstine, N.G. S/Sgt.
RCM Korn, R.N. T/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
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. T/Sgt.
R Gordon, C.J. T/Sgt.
RW Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
LW Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
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 Pataki, S.M. S/Sgt.
TG - -
RCM Cauchon, L.V. Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
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 - -
TG Shea, H.A. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
P Henderson, P.B. 1st Lt.
CP Stull, R.B. 1st Lt.
N Allen, H.W. 1st Lt.
B Williamson, R.D. 1st Lt.
E Thompson, A.W. T/Sgt.
R Burns, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Smith, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Vantine, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Howell, J.L. S/Sgt.
NT Lasker, M. F/O
28 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
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 Beane, H.E. Cpl.
LW Manelick, N.L. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Davidson, S.A. Cpl.
28 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 Steins, D.C. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
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.
28 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
P Clark, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, G.B. 2nd Lt.
N Munter, L.M. F/O
B McGarry, T.J. 2nd Lt.
E Keba, J. T/Sgt.
R Howeth, G.W. T/Sgt.
RW Kopperud, C.M. S/Sgt.
LW Faust, K.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tharp, R.N. Sgt.
NV Bader, C.H. 2nd Lt.
PN Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
28 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 387
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 Coy, E.T. 2nd Lt.
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Byrne, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Weissberger, M.L. 2nd Lt.
NG 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.
28 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Ross, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Crane, F.D. 2nd Lt.
N Richner, G.C. Jr. F/O
B - -
E Albright, H.B. Sgt.
R Agnew, T.G. Cpl.
RW Brooks, V.B. Sgt.
LW Blackburn, W.F. Cpl.
BT Arnold, E.R. Cpl.
TG Hester, T.G. S/Sgt.
28 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 195
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 Daywalt, J.E. S/Sgt.
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. Cpl.