• 6 November 1944
  • Mission #196
  • Target: Minden

The viaducts over the Weser Canal near Minden, Germany, were assigned on this mission. 1/Lt R.K. Crowell was scheduled as Lead Bombardier in a 579th Liberator. General briefings for 31 crews were held at 0400 and 0500 hours and take-offs began at 0741. Once more, target weather was poor, bombing being accomplished by PFF means. The Libs carried a mixed load of 110 2000-pound general purpose, four 1000-pound general purpose and 100-pound incendiary bombs. Results were not observed. Fighter interceptions were nil and flak was moderate but inaccurate near the I.P. with six B-24s picking up AA damage. Friendly fighter support was rated good. All bombers returned to UK bases safely at 1330 hours. All had to divert due to rain squalls. A note in the Flight Record for lead pilot Capt Pardue, said that "Pilotage Nav. Lt R.E. Semler did an excellent job."

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #196

6 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659 (no mission credit)
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. T/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 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Jones, T.A. 2nd Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Leonard, A.C. 2nd Lt.
NG Malley, J.P. Sgt.
E Glover, B.E. S/Sgt.
R Isebrands, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Borraccini, P.J. S/Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Woerth, J.B. Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Meehan, J.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N McAfee, S.P. F/O
NT Lynch, R.C. S/Sgt.
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 Schodrof, R.H. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Sincock, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Johnston, N.F. 2nd Lt.
N Balides, T. 2nd Lt.
B Williams, A.R. 2nd Lt.
E Swisher, W.O. T/Sgt.
R Ostrove, H. S/Sgt.
RW Domme, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Manshack, B.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peth, P.J. Sgt.
S-27 Bleickhardt, F.G. S/Sgt.
NT Herzig, H. 2nd Lt.
6 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Sommers, O.L. 2nd Lt.
CP McLaughry, J.A. III 2nd Lt.
N Judd, G.G. 2nd Lt.
B Sparks, R.L. 2nd Lt.
E Drummond, W.D. T/Sgt.
R Fender, J.F. T/Sgt.
RW O'Kane, R.P. S/Sgt.
LW Flesey, R.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Luciano, S. S/Sgt.
NT/PN Streicher, H.P. 2nd Lt.
6 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
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.
6 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Holliday, B.L. 1st Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 2nd Lt.
N McCutcheon, J. 1st Lt.
B Wattles, L.O. S/Sgt.
E Sevier, R.M. T/Sgt.
R Rambo, K.B. T/Sgt.
RW Johnson, L.A. S/Sgt.
LW White, P.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Chatterton, G.A. Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Dugger, F.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N Levin, W. 2nd Lt.
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.H. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
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. T/Sgt.
RW Maloukis, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Surbaugh, E.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ballas, P.T. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 861
P Holmes, H.T. 1st Lt.
CP Barber, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Peterson, H.L. 1st 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.
NG Tungett, R.G. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Petty, R.A. 1st Lt.
CP Crowe, W.Q. 1st Lt.
N Pace, C.R. 1st Lt.
B Wickett, C.J. 1st Lt.
E McGrew, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Gaertner, R.E. S/Sgt.
RW Holder, O.E. S/Sgt.
LW Bartnowski, M.A. S/Sgt.
BT McCormick, W.L. S/Sgt.
TG Dondero, E.G. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012
P Buaas, W.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Pedrotta, C.H. 2nd Lt.
N Worcester, C.E. S/Sgt.
B Guest, T.C. 2nd Lt.
E Sopha, B.E. S/Sgt.
R Todrowski, H.R. S/Sgt.
RW McPherson, C.C. T/Sgt.
LW Zeanah, T. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Callejas, F.N. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 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. S/Sgt.
R Abraham, L.J. S/Sgt.
RW Richardson, W.C. Sgt.
LW Johnson, E.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harmon, G.E. Sgt.
6 Nov 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. Pvt.
6 Nov 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 - -
LW Joslin, G.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Miller, J.R. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Billingsley, G.R. 1st Lt.
CP Phillips, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kaswan, J. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Hampton, O.L. S/Sgt.
R Guion, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Dilley, P.E. S/Sgt.
LW Matthews, A.D. Pvt.
BT Kimball, B.A. S/Sgt.
TG Page, J.W. Sgt.
RCM George, O. T/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
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. S/Sgt.
R Croy, O.N. S/Sgt.
RW Davidson, S.A. S/Sgt.
LW Manelick, N.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Beane, H.E. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
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 Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Gorham, R.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Richter, R.H. Sgt.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. S/Sgt.
6 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.
6 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. S/Sgt.
R Kingston, D.B. S/Sgt.
RW Markle, J.M. Sgt.
LW Willey, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kosinski, F.H. Sgt.
NT Lipman, B.D. 2nd Lt.
6 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
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 - -
Radar Steins, D.C. T/Sgt.
6 Nov 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.
6 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 447
P Miller, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Heller, P. 1st Lt.
N Moos, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Inamorato, J.T. 1st Lt.
E Myers, L.P. T/Sgt.
R Luczak, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Duerr, E.E. S/Sgt.
LW Agoglia, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT Hightower, W.H. Sgt.
TG Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 340
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.
6 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 Maceyra, E. 2nd Lt.
E Cain, P.L. S/Sgt.
R Burke, J.E. S/Sgt.
RW Monaghan, T.D. S/Sgt.
LW Howard, J.B. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Horn, J.E. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 961
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.
6 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 268
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.
6 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Gilbert, L.G. Lt. Col.
P Pardue, R.V. Capt.
CP Colvin, J.A. 1st Lt.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Crowell, R.K. 1st Lt.
E McCary, L.F. T/Sgt.
R Carlstrand, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Lanning, E.G. S/Sgt.
LW Flowers, W.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG White, R.A. S/Sgt.
MN Dovey, A.J. 1st Lt.
PN Semler, R.E. 2nd Lt.
6 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
CA McGregor, J.A. Maj.
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 Niman, H. 2nd Lt.
6 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 792
P Mayer, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 2nd Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B Eller, M. S/Sgt.
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 Ivey, E.H. Jr. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG Fulton, C.E. S/Sgt.
6 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 272
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 Williams, O.L. S/Sgt.
TG Warwick, F.W. Sgt.