• 2 October 1944
  • Mission #177
  • Target: Hamm

Once again Hamm was called as a target after the crews had been briefed for Stuttgart and then rebriefed at the last minute for the Hamm marshalling yards. At 0800 hours, rebriefing was given to (32) crews with the 578th designated to lead, Lieutenant Bennett being the Bombardier. The Group aircraft began take-off at 1030 and all went over the target bombing by PFF. A total of (368) 500# bombs were dropped with fair results as later photos reflected hits on the bridge at the north end of the yards. No fighters were encountered but once again flak caused extensive damage to (19) returning bombers. All ships landed safely at Wendling about 1620 hours. One crewmember was wounded but his name was not reflected in the Group’s historical record.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #177

2 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Scharf, C.D. 1st Lt.
CA Pennypacker, J.E. Capt.
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 Oakes, E.L. S/Sgt.
PN Oppenheim, R. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
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 Hetzer, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. Sgt.
NT O'Kane, R.P. Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Beder, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Samsell, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Matishowski, J. 2nd Lt.
B Murray, J.G. 2nd Lt.
E Morley, J.P. Sgt.
R Murgatroyd, R.S. Jr. Sgt.
RW Roever, C.H. Sgt.
LW Carr, R.P. Cpl.
BT Schodrof, R.H. Sgt.
TG - -
2 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 432
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 Harvie, W.M. Sgt.
TG King, W.C. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 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 McGuire, E.P. Sgt.
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.
2 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Johnson, R.D. 1st 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.
2 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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.
/ 2 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Barnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Arnold, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Dieruff, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B Edmond, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Herzig, H. 2nd Lt.
E - -
R Benson, L.R. Sgt.
RW Cosentino, C. Sgt.
LW Braman, J.L. Sgt.
BT Wilson, W.W. Sgt.
TG Harvell, J.E. Jr. Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
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 Sackler, H.J. 1st Lt.
TG McCormick, W.L. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 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. 1st 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.
2 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
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.
2 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
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.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 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 - -
TG Marinelli, N.R. S/Sgt.
NT Tungett, R.G. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
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.
RCM Hairston, R.T. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Walker, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Nunziato, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Buente, V.O. 2nd Lt.
B Maloukis, S.J. Sgt.
E Gusciora, A.A. Sgt.
R Lane, A.E. Sgt.
RW Valenti, F.J. Sgt.
LW Kimball, B.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ballas, P.T. Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 642
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.
2 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P McClellan, H.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Carleton, D. 2nd Lt.
N Havel, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Berger, R.F. S/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
RW Markle, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Patton, L.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
NG Tatelbaum, G. Cpl.
2 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 186
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. S/Sgt.
LW Bunting, J. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Davis, C.L. Cpl.
2 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 126
P Grettum, R.B. Capt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, J.H. Capt.
N Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.
N Conrad, J.B. 1st Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 1st Lt.
E Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Long, B. S/Sgt.
BT Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
TG Taylor, G.H. Capt.
2 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
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.
2 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 248
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.
2 Oct 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 Neetz, R.E. F/O
E LaChance, D.E. T/Sgt.
R Brown, J.C. T/Sgt.
RW McGinnis, M.C. Sgt.
LW Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT Smith, E.L. S/Sgt.
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
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 - -
2 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 145
CA McGregor, J.A. Maj.
P Alexander, A.B. Capt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 1st Lt.
N Kirkwood, T.G. 1st Lt.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
B Bennett, J.E. 1st Lt.
E Sutphin, R.C. T/Sgt.
R Gallo, F.E. T/Sgt.
RW Fraser, A.C. S/Sgt.
LW Teske, G.R. Sgt.
BT Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
TG Adelstein, R.L. 1st Lt.
2 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 268
P Markuson, C.O. F/O
CP Hutchcroft, H.W. F/O
N Gallagher, W.W. 2nd Lt.
B Hunter, E.R. Cpl.
E Cain, P.L. Cpl.
R Burke, J.E. Cpl.
RW Monaghan, T.D. Cpl.
LW Howard, J.B. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Horn, J.E. Jr. Cpl.
2 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 623
P Clarke, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Mackey, O. 2nd Lt.
N Eaton, C.B. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Heilman, R.C. Cpl.
E Brunett, E.C. Cpl.
R Brown, J.T. Cpl.
RW Peer, G.R. Cpl.
LW Heckman, J.K. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Killea, K.B. Cpl.
2 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Byrne, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Weissberger, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Korn, R.N. S/Sgt.
E Bennett, L.F. Cpl.
R Trapp, M.W. Cpl.
RW Libby, J.E. Cpl.
LW Wagner, F.E. Cpl.
BT Pyecroft, E.J. Cpl.
TG Alper, M.A. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Tuchel, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Hay, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Shumaker, M.C. 2nd Lt.
NG Kirol, J. S/Sgt.
E Tvergyak, P.A. T/Sgt.
R Johnson, H.K. T/Sgt.
RW Warrick, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW - -
BT Vincent, J.W. S/Sgt.
TG Carter, D.J. S/Sgt.
2 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Cieply, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Brooks, L.M. 2nd Lt.
N Griesar, O.J. 2nd Lt.
B Long, W.B. Cpl.
E Cannon, L.F. Cpl.
R Cade, G.W. Jr. Cpl.
RW Kinsinger, W.D. Cpl.
LW Montez, A.G. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Huston, C.F. Cpl.
2 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Wick, N.J. 1st Lt.
CP Connor, J.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Faust, L.E. 2nd Lt.
B Buckles, R.R. F/O
E Knierim, R.A. T/Sgt.
R Taylor, P.W. T/Sgt.
RW Sheppard, R.E. Sgt.
LW Makovy, V. S/Sgt.
BT Reimund, S.J. S/Sgt.
TG - -
2 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
P Jordan, T.J. 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.
2 Oct 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.