• 8 November 1944
  • Mission #197
  • Target: Rheine

he marshalling yard in this city was scheduled for attack and briefings for (10) aircrews were held between 0400-0500 hours. The 576th led the mission which took off beginning at 0900 hours. Assembly weather was very poor which caused several Group planes to join and bomb with other units as crews could not find the 392nd formation. Those releasing did so employing PFF with the results of the (100) 500# bombs being unobserved. Friendly fighter support was very effective and no enemy fighters were encountered. Flak was meager but (6) returning bombers were battle damaged. All landed safely about 1430 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #197

8 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Sincock, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Johnston, N.F. 2nd Lt.
N Balides, T. 2nd Lt.
B Miller, S. 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 Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
TG Peth, P.J. Sgt.
NG Costa, J.A. 1st Lt.
8 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Dugger, F.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N Levin, W. 1st 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.
8 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 Streicher, H.P. Jr. 2nd Lt.
8 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Beder, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Samsell, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Matishowski, J. 2nd Lt.
B Murray, J.G. 2nd Lt.
E Morley, J.P. S/Sgt.
R Murgatroyd, R.S. S/Sgt.
RW Carr, R.P. Sgt.
LW Roever, C.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Merchant, W.D. Sgt.
8 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Caruso, J.A. 1st Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Freeman, G.L. 1st Lt.
B Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
E Munden, F.R. T/Sgt.
R Westerfield, M.M. T/Sgt.
RW Scott, R.J. S/Sgt.
LW Mackie, R.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Bennett, D.F. S/Sgt.
8 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Novik, A.J. 1st Lt.
CP Graves, J.H. 2nd Lt.
N Fife, R.M. 2nd Lt.
B Glass, R.D. S/Sgt.
E DiMarco, F.J. S/Sgt.
R Hildebrand, R.O. S/Sgt.
RW Graves, R.H. S/Sgt.
LW Watkins, M.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Buckley, C.A. S/Sgt.
8 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 861
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 Dickman, H. S/Sgt.
LW Saltzman, R.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lousha, C.C. S/Sgt.
8 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
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. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
8 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. S/Sgt.
8 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 079 (no mission credit)
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.
8 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
8 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.