• 30 September 1944
  • Mission #176
  • Target: Hamm

The marshalling yards in the city were briefed for attack at 0430-0515 hours with (30) crews participating. At. 0725, all began launching with the 579th and Lieutenant Crowell in the lead. A force of (28) bombers went over target, (18) by PFF and the remaining (10) bombing visually with good results. A total of (244) mixed load of 500 and 1000# bombs were released. Fighters were not encountered but fairly accurate flak in the target area caused battle damage to (6) B-24s. All returned safely to base landing around 1330 hours. On another note about previously missing crews, Lieutenant Tom Gerbing, Co-Pilot on Lieutenant McCarthy’s crew from the 578th which was MIA on the 23 June mission to Laon/Athies airfield, returned to the unit.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #176

30 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Scharf, C.D. 1st Lt.
CP Call, F.B. 2nd Lt.
N McFerran, J.B. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Michalski, R. T/Sgt.
R Bonanno, J.C. T/Sgt.
RW Rigas, C. S/Sgt.
LW Lienemann, W.C. Jr. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt.
PN Hampton, W.A. S/Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
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.
RCM Hightower, W.H. Cpl.
30 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650 (no mission credit)
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 Dosier, C.A. T/Sgt.
BT O'Kane, R.P. Sgt.
TG Luciano, S. Sgt.
S-27 Kielblock, A.L. S/Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 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.
30 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. Sgt.
LW Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, G.D. Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
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, 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.
30 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 788
P Hofmann, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Gorton, C.E. 1st Lt.
N Randall, J.A. 1st Lt.
B Serna, M.M. 1st Lt.
E Boney, R.E. T/Sgt.
R McNutt, W.H. S/Sgt.
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.
MN Bader, C.H. 2nd Lt.
30 Sep 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Peterson, T.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Rohe, J.M. 2nd Lt.
N Damerst, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Lawson, R.F. 2nd Lt.
E Bruney, G.L. Cpl.
R Green, C.M. S/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, D.F. Cpl.
LW Hankins, T.E. Cpl.
BT Hoffman, G.A. Cpl.
TG - -
30 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.

A/C 415
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.
30 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
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.
30 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 186
P Bilz, J.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Slayter, D.W. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Barnes, J.M. 2nd Lt.
B Overman, D.T. 2nd Lt.
E Grout, A.G. Cpl.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. Cpl.
RW Poepping, R.F. Cpl.
LW Beals, B.M. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Ludwig, D.J. Cpl.
30 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
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 Jones, R.R. Sgt.
LW Joslin, G.D. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, J.R. Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Buaas, W.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Pedrotta, C.H. 2nd Lt.
N Fowler, R.T. 2nd Lt.
B Guest, T.C. 2nd Lt.
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 - -
30 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Barron, J.N. 1st Lt.
CP Fisher, K.M. 2nd Lt.
N Attinson, C. 2nd Lt.
B Feltman, D.S. 2nd Lt.
E Slater, D.L. T/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 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
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.
30 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. T/Sgt.
RW Jasinski, R. Sgt.
LW Kearns, H.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Krause, H.L. Sgt.
NT Pendergraft, J.C. Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 337
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 - -
30 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 145
P Grettum, R.B. Capt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, J.H. Capt.
N Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 1st Lt.
E Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
LW Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
BT Long, B. S/Sgt.
TG Conrad, J.B. 1st Lt.
30 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478 (no mission credit)
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 Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Shea, H.A. S/Sgt.
30 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 Berger, J.T. Sgt.
RW Coury, G.A. Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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 Murray, J.J. S/Sgt.
LW Tatelbaum, G. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
NT Mitchell, R.L. S/Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Fox, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Sampley, T.A. 2nd Lt.
N Johnson, M.S. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, D.T. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, B.F. Cpl.
R Tameling, H. Cpl.
RW Seever, B.H. Cpl.
LW Bunting, J. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Davis, C.L. Cpl.
30 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 Patton, L.A. Sgt.
E LaChance, D.E. T/Sgt.
R Brown, J.C. T/Sgt.
RW Simpson, V.H. Sgt.
LW Teske, G.R. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
RCM Myers, J.P. S/Sgt.
30 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
R.V. Capt.
CA Holloman, C.C. Maj.
N Fitzsimmons, R.E. 1st Lt.
B Crowell, R.K. 1st Lt.
E McCary, L.F. T/Sgt.
R Sibert, V.L. T/Sgt.
RW White, R.A. S/Sgt.
LW Lanning, E.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Reynolds, R.L. S/Sgt.
NT Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.
MN Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
30 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 268
P Ross, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Crane, F.D. 2nd Lt.
N Richner, G.C. Jr. F/O
B Hester, T.G. S/Sgt.
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 - -
30 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.
30 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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.
30 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
CA Gann, D.L. 1st Lt.
P Dawson, H.B. 1st Lt.
CP Fastabend, J.B. F/O
N Barry, W.T. 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 Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
TG Ross, R.D. S/Sgt.
30 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.
30 Sep 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 279
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.