• 5 November 1944
  • Mission #195
  • Target: Karlsruhe

The briefed primary, weather permitting, was in support of Allied ground forces against a German troop fortification near Metz, France. The secondary was the marshalling yard at Karlsruhe near the Rhine west-northwest of Stuttgart. At 0430 and 0530 hours, (31) crews were briefed with Captain Dilly and the 577th Squadron assigned as lead. All Group aircraft commenced taking off at 0740 Weather over the primary was poor so that (29) crews continued on eastward to bomb the secondary with results being unobserved because of low cloud cover. A total of (116) 1000 and 2000# bombs were released on the rail yards. There were no fighters and AA fire was moderate but inaccurate at the target. All ships returned undamaged about 1515 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #195

5 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
P Whitteaker, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Fisher, K.M. 1st Lt.
N Hickson, D. 2nd Lt.
B Allegretti, E.E. 1st 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.
S-27 Kieffer, R.W. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
P Comeau, E.L. 1st 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.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Miller, W.L. 1st Lt.
CP Cassity, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Mohr, J. 2nd Lt.
B Eldridge, H.N. 1st 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.
NG Gillette, J. 1st Lt.
Sprowls, R.W. 2nd Lt.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.

A/C 785
P Scott, D.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Jordan, E.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 2nd Lt.
NT Glasscock, J.B. S/Sgt.
E Karas, J. S/Sgt.
R Osborne, R.C. Cpl.
RW Broffman, K.W. Pvt.
LT Hanley, E.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Postema, R.H. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 145
CA Sather, H. Maj.
P Kuster, K.D. 1st Lt.
CP Sage, C.E. 1st Lt.
N Paddock, K.Q. Maj.
B Dilly, V.S. Capt.
E Phillabaum, R.J. T/Sgt.
R Syverson, C.D. T/Sgt.
RW Dickman, H. S/Sgt.
LW Collins, W.P. S/Sgt.
BT Denton, W. S/Sgt.
TG - -
MN Benenson, M. 1st Lt.
NN Morris, J.E. 1st Lt.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
B Irvine, Z.C. S/Sgt.
E Bombardier, W.J. S/Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. S/Sgt.
RW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
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. T/Sgt.
RW Musante, A.B. Jr. S/Sgt.
LW Chapman, C.M. S/Sgt.
BT Smith, E.L. S/Sgt.
TG Wickham, R.H. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 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. S/Sgt.
R Gersten, G. S/Sgt.
RW Arneson, J.A. Sgt.
LW Mohan, V.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 840
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 Thomas, W.J. S/Sgt.
BT Harrow, K.J. S/Sgt.
TG Kent, C.L. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 861
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.
5 Nov 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. S/Sgt.
RW Markle, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Willey, J.R. Sgt.
BT Lipman, B.D. 2nd Lt.
TG Kosinski, F.H. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
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. S/Sgt.
R Tameling, H. S/Sgt.
RW Bunting, J. S/Sgt.
LW Seever, B.H. S/Sgt.
BT Morriset, H.J. Sgt.
TG Davis, C.L. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 961
P Wood, D.R. 2nd Lt.
CP McCormick, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. F/O
B Segraves, W.D. 2nd Lt.
E Morgan, K.W. Sgt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. Cpl.
RW McCormick, F.L.J. Cpl.
LW Stuck, W.F. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Wright, A.P. Cpl.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Bell, W.M. 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 Henry, R.L. T/Sgt.
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 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. S/Sgt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. S/Sgt.
RW Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 186
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 - -
TG Howell, J.L. S/Sgt.
NT Gajewski, R.B. 2nd Lt.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
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. S/Sgt.
R Brown, J.F. S/Sgt.
RW Gorham, R.L. Sgt.
RW - -
BT - -
TG Richter, R.H. Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 357
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 Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Shea, H.A. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Duff, A.L. 1st Lt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Ott, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Parish, J.K. 2nd Lt.
E Slama, A.R. T/Sgt.
R Louizides, S. S/Sgt.
RW Smith, W.W. S/Sgt.
LW Haskins, B.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harrod, C. Jr. S/Sgt.
S-27 Bleickhardt, F.G. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Tokarsky, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Moore, M.R. F/O
N King, F.S. Jr. F/O
B - -
E Dowling, R.L. Cpl.
R Vivero, D.L. Cpl.
RW Granzow, L.J. Cpl.
LW Ridge, B.E. Cpl.
BT Ross, W. Cpl.
TG Weissbeck, E.A. Cpl.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Cieply, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Brooks, L.M. 2nd Lt.
N Griesar, O.J. 2nd Lt.
NG Long, W.B. S/Sgt.
E Cannon, L.F. S/Sgt.
R Cade, G.W. S/Sgt.
RW Montez, A.G. S/Sgt.
LW Kinsinger, W.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Huston, C.F. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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. Sgt.
R Corbosiero, J.L. Sgt.
RW Bryan, C.F. Sgt.
LW Mowery, H.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ferdinando, A.P. Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272
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 Baker, M. T/Sgt.
RW Middleton, W.H. S/Sgt.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT Williams, O.L. S/Sgt.
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 340
P Mayer, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 2nd Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Fickel, S.A. S/Sgt.
R Hatfield, H.C. S/Sgt.
RW Gibson, C.P. S/Sgt.
LW Robinson, M.M. S/Sgt.
BT Eller, M. S/Sgt.
TG Fulton, C.E. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 647
P Cerrato, V.H. 1st Lt.
CP Addison, A.E. 2nd Lt.
N Marcelli, A.F. 2nd Lt.
B Ramos, R.W. Jr. F/O
E Lee, R.M. Sgt.
R Ewell, A.J. Sgt.
RW Burrell, M.L. Sgt.
LW Lamson, P.M. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Warwick, F.W. Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Jordan, T.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Osojnicki, E.S. 2nd Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 2nd Lt.
B Kirol, J. S/Sgt.
E Kinzler, S.J. S/Sgt.
R Brown, L.E. S/Sgt.
RW Davis, T.N. S/Sgt.
LW Meister, R.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 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. T/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.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 268
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. S/Sgt.
R Brown, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Peer, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Heckman, J.K. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Killea, K.B. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 636
P Markuson, C.O. F/O
CP Hutchcroft, H.W. F/O
N Gallagher, W.W. 2nd Lt.
B Shumaker, M.C. 2nd Lt.
E Cain, P.L. S/Sgt.
R Burke, J.E. S/Sgt.
RW Monaghan, T.D. S/Sgt.
LW Howard, J.B. Sgt.
BT Maceyra, E. 2nd Lt.
TG Horn, J.E. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 792
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 Watson, C.B. Sgt.
TG Geron, H.E. S/Sgt.
5 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Neundorf, C.A. 1st Lt.
CP Washington, E.K. 2nd Lt.
N Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Pipitone, S.R. 2nd Lt.
E Moore, P.L. T/Sgt.
R Toniatti, L.A. T/Sgt.
RW Blalock, E.L. S/Sgt.
LW Sullivan, J.K. S/Sgt.
BT Crosby, P.E. 2nd Lt.
TG Xander, C.H. S/Sgt.