• 6 October 1944
  • Mission #180
  • Target: Hamburg

The aero-engine factory on the outskirts of the city was assigned as the target complex on this date. General briefings were given to (36) crew between 0415-0530 hours with all taking off at 0745. A total of (34) went over the target in (6) ship formations releasing (373) 500 pounders on target with excellent results. While fighter opposition was not encountered, AA fire was intense and accurate damaging (21) bombers. However, all returned safely around 1435 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #180

6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 145
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. T/Sgt.
RW Kamacho, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
BT Sanders, O.B. S/Sgt.
TG Goo, R.F. S/Sgt.
PB Wise, D.C. 2nd Lt.
MN Bader, C.H. 2nd Lt.
6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Scharf, C.D. 1st Lt.
CA 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 Oakes, E.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt.
PN Streicher, H.P. 2nd Lt.
6 Oct 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.
6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
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. Sgt.
RW Merchant, W.D. Sgt.
LW Carr, R.P. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Roever, C.H. Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Benson, A.L. 1st Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Reichl, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Guhin, M.E. 2nd Lt.
E Henning, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Wickens, R.S. T/Sgt.
RW Hackney, S.H. S/Sgt.
LW Bowen, W.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Chatterton, G.A. S/Sgt.
PN Sparks, R.L. 2nd Lt.
6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Johnston, N.F. 2nd Lt.
N Leonard, A.C. 2nd Lt.
B Daniel, F.E. S/Sgt.
E Shaw, G.B. T/Sgt.
R Slechta, M.T. S/Sgt.
RW Huba, J.D. S/Sgt.
LW Wall, D.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Barnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Arnold, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Dieruff, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B Edmond, R.E. 2nd Lt.
E Wilson, W.W. S/Sgt.
R Benson, L.R. S/Sgt.
RW Cosentino, C. S/Sgt.
LW Braman, J.L. S/Sgt.
BT McGuire, E.P. Sgt.
TG Harvell, J.E. Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
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 Hamment, R.E. Cpl.
LW Hankins, T.E. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Hoffman, G.A. Cpl.
6 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
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. S/Sgt.
R Chambers, R.L. S/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. S/Sgt.
LW McAtee, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
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.
6 Oct 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. S/Sgt.
LW Kearns, H.H. S/Sgt.
BT Pendergraft, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG Krause, H.L. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 785
P Miller, W.L. 1st Lt.
CP Cassity, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Mohr, J. 2nd Lt.
N Boettcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
B Crane, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Prach, F.T. T/Sgt.
R Hagopian, H.A. T/Sgt.
RW Hedges, N.E. S/Sgt.
LW Moles, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Walters, L. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
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 Lousha, C.C. Sgt.
LW DuFour, J.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Saltzman, R.L. Sgt.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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 - -
TG McCormick, W.L. S/Sgt.
NN Benenson, M. 1st Lt.
6 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
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 Hairston, R.T. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Bombardier, W.J. Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. Sgt.
RW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
BT Gump, J.A. 2nd Lt.
TG Irvine, Z.C. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 186
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.
6 Oct 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 Smith, B.F. Cpl.
R Tameling, H. Cpl.
RW Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.
LW Stickley, F.F. S/Sgt.
BT Krohn, O.G. Sgt.
TG Van Alstine, N.G. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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 Frederick, J.E. Cpl.
LW Walton, R.T. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Lawler, D.J. Cpl.
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446 (no mission credit)
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 - -
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
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 Harvie, W.M. S/Sgt.
TG Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
P Otis, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP McCarthy, C.G. 1st Lt.
N Peters, J.L. F/O
B Westbrook, J.W. Capt.
E Reid, H.A. S/Sgt.
R Kingston, D.B. S/Sgt.
RW Teske, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Kilroy, B.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Intardonato, S.J. S/Sgt.
NG Gajewski, R.B. 2nd Lt.
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Eggleston, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Holmes, F. Jr. 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 Morriset, H.J. Cpl.
TG Mortimer, D.E. S/Sgt.
NT Nagler, H.F. F/O
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
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 - -
TG Beane, H.E. Cpl.
6 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Bilz, J.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Slayter, D.W. 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.
6 Oct 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 Gibson, C.P. Cpl.
LW Robinson, M.M. Pvt.
BT Eller, M. S/Sgt.
TG Fulton, C.E. Pvt.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
CA Holloman, C.C. Maj.
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 Shumaker, M.C. 2nd Lt.
TG Ross, R.D. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Ross, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Crane, F.D. 2nd Lt.
N Richner, G.C. F/O
B Hester, T.G. S/Sgt.
E Albright, H.B. S/Sgt.
R Agnew, T.G. Cpl.
RW Brooks, V.B. Sgt.
LW Blackburn, W.F. Cpl.
BT Arnold, E.R. Cpl.
TG Steins, D.C. T/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 195
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 - -
BT Zwolinski, V.W. S/Sgt.
TG Geron, H.E. S/Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 623 (no mission credit)
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 Hickok, H.E. 2nd Lt.
TG Tharp, R.N. Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 236
P Cieply, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Hay, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Griesar, O.J. 2nd Lt.
B Marcelli, A.F. 2nd Lt.
E Cannon, L.F. Cpl.
R Cade, G.W. Cpl.
RW Montez, A.G. Cpl.
LW Kinsinger, W.D. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Huston, C.F. Cpl.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Johnson, L.L. Col.
P Cassell, H.S. Capt.
CP Colvin, J.A. 1st Lt.
DRN Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. Capt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Geary, N.W. T/Sgt.
RW Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Durant, W. T/Sgt.
PN Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
MN Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 495
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.
NG Lowe, R.C. 2nd Lt.
Steffen, N.W. Sgt.
6 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448
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.