• 12 October 1944
  • Mission #183
  • Target: Osnabruck

For this mission, target options were assigned also. The primary target was Achmer airfield if the area was visual and the railroad marshalling yards at Osnabruck if the target area was obscured. A force of (22) crews were briefed between 0515-0630 with Lieutenant Lawrence assigned Lead Bombardier in the 577th up front of the Group formation. At 0834, the Group force of (22) ships commenced take-off with (21) going over the secondary using PFF and releasing a mixed load of (554) 250 and 500# bombs. Later evaluation showed that a good percentage of the weapons impacted on the MPI. No fighters came up but flak was moderate and fairly accurate. A total of (10) Liberators were damaged as the Group returned around 1454 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #183

12 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Martin, M.K. Lt. Col.
P Abell, G.W. Capt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 1st Lt.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Lawrence, J.S. 1st Lt.
E Guion, W.A. T/Sgt.
R Holmes, E.T. T/Sgt.
RW Hawes, J.C. S/Sgt.
LW Morris, J.E. 2nd Lt.
BT Moore, J.R. S/Sgt.
TG Ferry, J.R. 2nd Lt.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
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 Morriset, H.J. Cpl.
TG Miller, J.R. Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 873
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.
RCM Krohn, O.G. Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
CA Hunsaker, B.W. Capt.
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. Sgt.
BT Milrod, M. 2nd Lt.
TG Walters, L. S/Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
B Gump, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Bombardier, W.J. Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. S/Sgt.
RW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
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. Pvt.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Whitteaker, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Fisher, K.M. 2nd Lt.
N Hickson, D. 2nd Lt.
B Allegretti, E.E. 2nd Lt.
E Holmes, G.T. T/Sgt.
R McGivney, P.J. T/Sgt.
RW Rinderer, R. S/Sgt.
LW Fantin, P.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Scott, D.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Jordan, E.B. 2nd Lt.
N Barger, G.W. 2nd Lt.
B Valenti, F.J. S/Sgt.
E Karas, J. Sgt.
R Berger, S. Sgt.
RW Glasscock, J.B. Sgt.
LW Hanley, E.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG McKee, S.P. Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
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.
12 Oct 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. S/Sgt.
R Berger, J.T. Sgt.
RW Coury, G.A. S/Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
P Twining, E.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Duff, A.L. 2nd Lt.
N Bertoli, L.J. 2nd Lt.
B Clark, H.J. 2nd Lt.
E Hostetter, F.E. T/Sgt.
R Hinckley, B.J. T/Sgt.
RW Grimm, R.H. S/Sgt.
LW Maguire, F.H. S/Sgt.
BT Largen, J.E. S/Sgt.
TG Tatelbaum, G. Cpl.
12 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477 (no mission credit)
P Joyce, J.F. F/O
CP Bowman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Van Pelt, W.W. 2nd Lt.
B McQuade, R.N. F/O
E Albino, A. Cpl.
R Brown, J.F. Cpl.
RW Gorham, R.L. Cpl.
LW Andrews, Q.Q. Cpl.
BT Myers, J.P. T/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. Cpl.
12 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
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 Kieffer, R.W. Sgt.
TG Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
12 Oct 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 Ivey, E.H. Jr. S/Sgt.
NT Gajewski, R.B. 2nd Lt.
12 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
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 Ginsberg Cpl.
TG Lawler, D.J. Cpl.
12 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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.
12 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
P Tuchel, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Hay, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Faust, L.E. 2nd Lt.
B Warrick, H.E. S/Sgt.
E Tvergyak, P.A. T/Sgt.
R Johnson, H.K. T/Sgt.
RW O'Rourke, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW Vincent, J.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Carter, D.J. S/Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Wick, N.J. 1st Lt.
CP Bonifant, J.T. 2nd Lt.
N Shumaker, M.C. 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 - -
TG Reimund, S.J. S/Sgt.
12 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 195
P Clarke, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Mackey, O. 2nd Lt.
N Eaton, C.B. 2nd Lt.
B Lowe, R.C. 2nd Lt.
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.
12 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Cieply, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Brooks, L.M. 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 Kinsinger, W.D. Cpl.
LW Montez, A.G. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Huston, C.F. Cpl.
12 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 266
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.
12 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 528
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. Cpl.
RW Davis, T.N. Cpl.
LW Meister, R.H. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. Cpl.
NT Heilman, B.C. Cpl.