• 22 October 1944
  • Mission #188
  • Target: Hamm

The railroad marshalling yards were assigned as primary with the 579th and Lieutenant Crowell leading. Briefings were completed at 0730 and 0900 hours for (32) crews. At 1200 a force of (32) began take-off with (31) going over and releasing (587) 250 and 500 pounders. Again target weather was poor and Group results could not be seen from the PFF release. Flak was meager and inaccurate and once more no fighters were encountered — another signal that the GAF was feeling the effects of Allied bombing. In the returning force, (2) ships were damaged but all landed safely about 1730 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #188

22 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 2nd Lt.
N McAfee, S.P. F/O
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. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. S/Sgt.
22 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. Sgt.
R Green, C.M. T/Sgt.
RW Hamment, R.E. Sgt.
BT Mitchell, D.F. Sgt.
TG Hoffman, G.A. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 476
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.
22 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991 (no mission credit)
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 Steins, D.C. T/Sgt.
TG Schumaker, D.H. S/Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Larson, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Hawn, I. F/O
N Biles, W.R. 2nd Lt.
B Hetzer, R.L. Cpl.
E Dearborn, H.W. T/Sgt.
R Peterson, J.V. T/Sgt.
RW Martin, P.R. S/Sgt.
LW Benadum, T.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cuthbert, J.K. S/Sgt.
22 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. T/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. S/Sgt.
22 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 Braman, J.L. S/Sgt.
LW McGuire, E.P. S/Sgt.
Herzig, H. 2nd Lt.
TG Harvell, J.E. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
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 Lienemann, W.C. S/Sgt.
PN Levin, W. 1st Lt.
22 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Walker, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Nunziato, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Bedore, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B Buente, V.O. 2nd Lt.
E Gusciora, A.A. S/Sgt.
R Lane, A.E. S/Sgt.
RW Maloukis, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Myers, J.D. T/Sgt.
BT Ballas, P.T. S/Sgt.
TG Zeanah, T. S/Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Barron, J.N. 1st Lt.
CP Kressig, E.L. 2nd Lt.
N Attinson, C. 1st Lt.
B Feltman, D.S. 1st Lt.
E Slater, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Osborne, R.C. Cpl.
RW Salvato, T.W. S/Sgt.
LW Garner, H.S. T/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Demar, S. S/Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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. S/Sgt.
R Carroll, W.J. S/Sgt.
RW Jones, R.R. Sgt.
LW Joslin, G.D. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, J.R. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
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. T/Sgt.
R Dodd, W.C. S/Sgt.
RW Musante, A.B. Jr. S/Sgt.
LW Chapman, C.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Postema, R.H. S/Sgt.
22 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.
22 Oct 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. S/Sgt.
R Laurin, P.A. S/Sgt.
RW Lousha, C.C. Sgt.
LW DuFour, J.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Saltzman, R.L. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Enyart, D.W. 1st Lt.
CP Froehlich, S.S. 2nd Lt.
N Mertens, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Snyderman, J. 2nd Lt.
E Aycock, C.E. Sgt.
R Gersten, G. Sgt.
RW Arneson, J.A. Sgt.
LW Mohan, V.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 207
P Brandt, R.M. 1st Lt.
CP Fabiani, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Mintz, H.B. 2nd Lt.
B Copple, R.N. 2nd Lt.
E Chelenyak, J.A. Sgt.
R Abraham, L.J. Sgt.
RW Richardson, W.C. Sgt.
LW Johnson, E.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harmon, G.E. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
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 Sopha, B.E. S/Sgt.
R Todrowski, H.R. S/Sgt.
RW Worcester, C.E. Sgt.
LW Valenti, F.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Callejas, F.N. S/Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P McClellan, H.B. 1st Lt.
CP Carleton, D. 2nd Lt.
N Havel, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B Snoden, C.A. 2nd Lt.
E Berger, R.F. T/Sgt.
R Kingston, D.B. T/Sgt.
RW Markle, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Willey, J.R. Sgt.
BT Lipman, B.D. 2nd Lt.
TG Kosinski, F.H. Cpl.
22 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
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. Sgt.
R Tameling, H. Sgt.
RW Seever, B.H. S/Sgt.
LW Bunting, J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Davis, C.L. Sgt.
22 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 Lingle, J.A.H. S/Sgt.
LW McCormick, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT Harvie, W.M. S/Sgt.
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
22 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. S/Sgt.
R Berger, J.T. Sgt.
RW Coury, G.A. S/Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
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 Belsky, M. S/Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 186
P Twining, E.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Broussard, P.C. 1st 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 - -
TG Largen, J.E. S/Sgt.
NG Lips, T.J. 2nd Lt.
22 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Bell, W.M. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Pope, C.H. 2nd Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 2nd Lt.
NG Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
R Gordon, C.J. T/Sgt.
RW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 899
P Clark, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, G.B. 2nd Lt.
N Munter, L.M. 2nd Lt.
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. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tharp, R.N. Sgt.
NV Barry, W.T. 2nd Lt.
PN Hickok, H.E. 2nd Lt.
22 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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. Pvt.
LW - -
BT Vincent, J.W. S/Sgt.
TG Carter, D.J. S/Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 697
P Wick, N.J. 1st Lt.
CP Bonifant, J.T. 2nd Lt.
N Bailey, D.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.
22 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P DePalma, F.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. F/O
N Slagle, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B Margarones, J.J. F/O
E Betterini, A. Cpl.
R Corbosiero, J.L. Cpl.
RW Mowery, H.J. Cpl.
LW Bryan, C.F. Cpl.
BT Hairston, R.T. S/Sgt.
TG - -
RCM Ferdinando, A.P. Cpl.
22 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Holloman, C.C. Maj.
P Pardue, R.V. Capt.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Crowell, R.K. 1st Lt.
E McCary, L.F. T/Sgt.
R Geary, N.W. T/Sgt.
RW White, R.A. S/Sgt.
LW Lanning, E.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Reynolds R.L. S/Sgt.
NV Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
PN Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.
22 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 528
P Markuson, C.O. F/O
CP Hutchcroft, H.W. F/O
N Gallagher, W.W. 2nd Lt.
B Maceyra, E. 2nd Lt.
E Cain, P.L. Sgt.
R Burke, J.E. Sgt.
RW Monaghan, T.D. Sgt.
LW Howard, J.B. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Horn, J.E. Sgt.
22 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
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. Sgt.
R Brown, J.T. Sgt.
RW Peer, G.R. Sgt.
LW Heckman, J.K. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Heilman, R.C. Cpl.
22 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 Pyecroft, E.J. Sgt.
E Bennett, L.F. Sgt.
R Trapp, M.W. Sgt.
RW Libby, J.E. Sgt.
LW Wagner, F.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Alper, M.A. S/Sgt.
Krohn, O.G. S/Sgt.