• 25 October 1944
  • Mission #189
  • Target: Neumunster

General briefings were conducted at 0545 and 0730 for (32) aircrews for a primary of the airfield near this town and, if PFF, a secondary of the town and the airfield by H2X radar (The ‘Honey-Bucket’). The 576th with Captain Cetin led the Group with briefings for (32) crews given between 0545-0730 hours. All were dispatched beginning at 1000 and the secondary had to be bombed, dropping (356) 500# GPs unobserved due to cloud cover over target. No fighters were seen and flak was meager and inaccurate, no bombers receiving damage. All recovered at Wendling around 1620 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #189

25 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 788
P Caldwell, R.R. 1st Lt.
CA Barnes, L.J. Maj.
N Thornburgh, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E Munden, F.R. T/Sgt.
R Westerfield, M.M. T/Sgt.
RW Maher, T.O. S/Sgt.
LW Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG - -
TT Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
PN Walters, J.E. 1st Lt.
25 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
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 Mitchell, D.F. Sgt.
LW Hankins, T.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG - -
TT Hoffman, G.A. Sgt.
NV Henry, R.L. T/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
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.
25 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Sommers, O.L. 2nd Lt.
CP McLaughry, J.A. III 2nd Lt.
N Judd, G.G. 2nd Lt.
B Streicher, H.P. 2nd Lt.
E Drummond, W.D. T/Sgt.
R Fender, J.F. S/Sgt.
RW O'Kane, R.P. S/Sgt.
LW McNeill, C.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. S/Sgt.
25 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 Coffman, J.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. S/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Caruso, J.A. 1st Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Freeman, G.L. 1st Lt.
NG McGuire, E.P. S/Sgt.
E Benadum, T.E. S/Sgt.
R Slechta, M.T. S/Sgt.
RW Wall, D.L. S/Sgt.
LW DeKeyser, H.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt.
25 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. T/Sgt.
R Holmes, E.L. T/Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. S/Sgt.
LW Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, G.D. S/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
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 Lange, D.H. S/Sgt.
LW Conner, P.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lynch, R.C. S/Sgt.
25 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.
25 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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.
25 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 207
P Pierce, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Williamson, D.R. 1st Lt.
N Putziger, S. 1st Lt.
B Beezley, D.D. 1st Lt.
E Hampton, O.L. T/Sgt.
R Whittington, T. T/Sgt.
RW Cooperman, G.F. S/Sgt.
LW Ferenc, F.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Surbaugh, E.R. S/Sgt.
NG Liske, J.R. 2nd Lt.
25 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. S/Sgt.
RW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
NT Irvine, Z.C. S/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 612
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 Pace, J.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Callejas, F.N. S/Sgt.
25 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 Gump, J.A. 1st Lt.
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.
Krohn, O.G. Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
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 Tungett, R.G. S/Sgt.
TG Marinelli, N.R. S/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
P Petty, R.A. 1st Lt.
CP Cassity, J.J. 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 Ferry, J.R. 1st Lt.
25 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. Sgt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. Sgt.
RW Poepping, R.F. Sgt.
LW Beals, B.M. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ludwig, D.J. Sgt.
25 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 Kosinski, F.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Willey, J.R. Sgt.
NG Lipman, B.D. 2nd Lt.
25 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 293
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.
25 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
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. Sgt.
R Croy, O.N. Sgt.
RW Manelick, N.L. Sgt.
LW Davidson, S.A. Sgt.
BT Beane, H.E. Sgt.
TG - -
Radar Bartnowski, M.A. Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C ?
P Henderson, P.B. 1st Lt.
CP Stull, R.B. 1st Lt.
N Peters, J.L. F/O
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 Gajewski, R.B. 2nd Lt.
TG Howell, J.L. S/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C ?
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. Sgt.
R Brown, J.F. Sgt.
RW Gorham, R.L. Sgt.
LW Andrews, Q.Q. Sgt.
BT Belsky, M. S/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C ?
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 Davis, C.L. Sgt.
TG - -
25 Oct 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Byrne, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Weissberger, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Long, W.B. 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.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 238
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. Pvt.
RW Denter, W.S. S/Sgt.
LW Callahan, E.M. Pvt.
BT - -
TG Sandusky, D.L. S/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 268
P Mayer, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 2nd Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Fickel, S.A. Sgt.
R Hatfield, H.C. Sgt.
RW Gibson, C.P. Sgt.
LW Robinson, M.M. Sgt.
BT Eller, M. S/Sgt.
TG Fulton, C.E. Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 528
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. Sgt.
R Agnew, T.G. Sgt.
RW Brooks, V.B. S/Sgt.
LW Blackburn, W.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Arnold, E.R. Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
CA Johnson, L.L. Col.
P Cassell, H.S. Capt.
CP Colvin, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. Capt.
Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
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.
NV Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
PN Niman, H. 1st Lt.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
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 Johnson, J.T. S/Sgt.
LW Purcell, L.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Dunn, T.C. S/Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 636
P Bell, J.W. 1st 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.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 560
P Clarke, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Mackey, O. 2nd Lt.
N Lowe, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B Heilman, R.C. Sgt.
E Brunett, E.C. Sgt.
R Brown, J.T. Sgt.
RW Peer, G.R. Sgt.
LW Heckman, J.K. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Killea, K.B. Sgt.
25 Oct 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C ?
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 George, O. T/Sgt.
TG Horn, J.E. Sgt.