• 21 November 1944
  • Mission #202
  • Target: Harburg

After poor weather forced cancellations of missions on the 19th and 20th, the Rhenanio oil refinery south of Hamburg was targeted for attack. A force of 30 crews was given briefings a 0415 and 0530 hours with two routes into the target area being briefed. At 0838 hours, all ships were dispatched. The Group released (343) 500# bombs in the target area with good to poor results. The bomb runs were made on PFF with lead squadron weapons impacting about 900 feet southeast of the MPI. The second and third squadrons achieved poor results with impacts 5100 yards and 2200 yard south and south-southeast of the aiming point.

No fighters were encountered but flak was moderate and fairly accurate. 577th Sqdn pilot 1/Lt D.R. Kerr was wounded in the right hand and his copilot 2/Lt W.T. Head was scratched on his ear and neck. His flak helmet was hit badly. A total of 16 bombers were damaged by flak. All ships returned safely around 1545.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #202

21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 528
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 Mowery, H.J. Sgt.
LW Bryan, C.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ferdinando, A.P. Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Kilmer, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP McConnell, C.W. 1st Lt.
N Isakson, E.J. 1st Lt.
B Sexton, W.C. 1st Lt.
E Cappello, E.J. T/Sgt.
R Chambers, R.L. T/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. S/Sgt.
LW Coffman, J.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P Johnson, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Ellis, J.F. 1st Lt.
N Hildebrand, L.C. 1st Lt.
B Mountain, J.G. 1st 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 Bartnowski, M.A. S/Sgt.
TG Cochran, G.D. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Holliday, B.L. 1st Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 1st 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 Hamment, R.E. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Smith, K.A. 1st Lt.
N Oppenheim, R. 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.
21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
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 Carlstrand, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Middleton, W.H. S/Sgt.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
RCM Williams, O.L. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Hart, W. 1st Lt.
CP Crawford, D.A. 1st Lt.
N Berger, G. 1st Lt.
B Griesbaum, L.A. S/Sgt.
E Shields, V.E. T/Sgt.
R Young, W.S. T/Sgt.
RW Stern, J. S/Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 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. T/Sgt.
R Benson, L.R. T/Sgt.
RW Cosentino, C. S/Sgt.
LW Braman, J.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harvell, J.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
NT McGuire, E.P. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Ross, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Crane, F.D. 1st Lt.
N Richner, G.C. F/O
B Hester, T.G. S/Sgt.
E Albright, H.B. S/Sgt.
R Agnew, T.G. S/Sgt.
RW Brooks, V.B. Sgt.
LW Blackburn, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT Mandel, E.M. Sgt.
TG Arnold, E.R. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Walker, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Nunziato, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Bedore, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Gusciora, A.A. S/Sgt.
R Lane, A.E. T/Sgt.
RW Postema, R.H. S/Sgt.
LW Broffman, K.W. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ballas, P.T. S/Sgt.
NT Maloukis, S.J. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
P Petty, R.A. 1st Lt.
CP Crowe, W.Q. 1st Lt.
N Page, C.R. 1st Lt.
B Wickett, C.J. 1st 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.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Billingsley, G.R. 1st Lt.
CP Phillips, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kaswan, J. 2nd Lt.
B Smith, E.L. T/Sgt.
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 Pace, J.W. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 861
P Holmes, H.T. 1st Lt.
CP Barber, J.B. 1st 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.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 785
P Kerr, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Head, W.T. 2nd Lt.
N Lowenstein, A.C. 1st Lt.
NT Williams, C. Sgt.
E Williams, J.L. S/Sgt.
R Laurin, P.A. S/Sgt.
RW Saltzman, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW DuFour, J.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lousha, C.C. Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
NT Irvine, Z.C. S/Sgt.
E Duggan, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. S/Sgt.
RW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 961
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.
NT Mintz, H.B. 2nd Lt.
21 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 169
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.
21 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.
21 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
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 Bleickhardt, F.G. S/Sgt.
TG Warwick, F.W. Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 439
P Tokarsky, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Moore, M.R. F/O
N King, F.S. Jr. F/O
B - -
E Dowling, R.L. Sgt.
R Vivero, D.L. Sgt.
RW Ridge, B.E. Sgt.
LW Granzow, L.J. Sgt.
BT Ross, W. Sgt.
TG Weissbeck, E.A. Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 186
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 - -
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Joyce, J.F. F/O
CP Bowman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N - -
B McQuade, R.N. F/O
E Albino, A. S/Sgt.
R Brown, J.F. T/Sgt.
RW Gorham, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW Kurkomelis, G.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Richter, R.H. Sgt.
NT Andrews, Q.Q. Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Kwash, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Gulacsik, A. 2nd Lt.
N Coy, E.T. 2nd Lt.
B Lassins, E.G. 2nd Lt.
E Lanning, E.G. 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.
21 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. T/Sgt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. T/Sgt.
RW Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
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. S/Sgt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. Sgt.
RW McCormick, F.L.J. Sgt.
LW Stuck, W.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wright, A.P. Sgt.
21 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. T/Sgt.
R Tameling, H. T/Sgt.
RW Bunting, J. S/Sgt.
LW Seever, B.H. S/Sgt.
BT Ivey, E.H. Jr. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG Davis, C.L. S/Sgt.
21 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 560
P Hofmann, H.W. Capt.
CP Gorton, C.E. 1st Lt.
N Randall, J.A. 1st Lt.
B Serna, M.M. 1st Lt.
E Boney, R.E. T/Sgt.
R McNutt, W.H. T/Sgt.
RW Kamacho, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
BT Sanders, O.B. S/Sgt.
TG Goo, R.F. S/Sgt.
Wise, D.C. 2nd Lt.
21 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
P Eggleston, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Peters, M.J. 2nd Lt.
N Zamor, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Wilfahrt, D.W. 1st Lt.
E Smith, J.W. T/Sgt.
R Nika, L.E. T/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, R.L. S/Sgt.
LW Murray, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT Adelstein, R.L. 2nd Lt.
TG Mortimer, D.E. Sgt.
NG Nagler, H.F. F/O
21 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 709
P Porter, H.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Bolstridge, C. 2nd Lt.
N Behr, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Fletcher, A.S. 1st Lt.
E DeSario, J.L. T/Sgt.
R Nero, R.A. T/Sgt.
RW Placht, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Amato, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Zollinger, P.D. S/Sgt.
PN Hickok, H.E. 2nd Lt.
21 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Taylor, G.H. Capt.
P Grettum, R.B. Capt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Bauer, H.H. 2nd Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 1st Lt.
PN Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.
E Tribbett, L.L. Pvt.
R Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
RW Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Long, B. S/Sgt.
BT Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
TG - -
Barry, W.T. Jr. 2nd Lt.