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27 February 1945 Mission #246 Target: Halle

The briefed primary and secondary targets for this mission were the railroad marshalling yards at Halle in central Germany. Between 0415 and 0530 hours, 30 crews were given briefings and by 0730 hours, the first B-24 was rolling. All ships went over the target, bombing once again by H2X with results unobserved. A total of (464) 250, 300 and 500# bombs were dropped through a low overcast. No enemy fighters were seen and AA fire was meager and inaccurate.

2/Lt Hummel and #118 landed at Woodbridge with a flak hole in the #1 engine but upon further examination, it was felt that the hole was likely from a previous mission.

2/Lt Majesky in #906 landed at B-59 on the continent due to low fuel but they had no available gas so the crew flew on to B-50 and then to B-53. Here, it was determined that the sight gauges were out and they did in fact have sufficient gas. The crew returned to base at noon on 28 February.

In #901, engineer S/Sgt Kedenburg got glass fragments in his eyes.


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MISSION #246      Target: Halle



27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340

P Earl, P.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Smiley, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Perkins, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Creme, A.R. 2nd Lt.
R Irish, E.W. T/Sgt.
E Woods, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Marchetta, A. S/Sgt.
LW Keith, D.N. Pfc.
TG Schafer, J.G. S/Sgt.
RCM Simpson, V.H. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 770

P Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Berkley, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Byrnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B Colquhoun, R.N. S/Sgt.
R Waggener, L.R. T/Sgt.
E Hough, J.F. M/Sgt.
RW Tracy, R.D. S/Sgt.
LW Anastos, G. S/Sgt.
TG Moffa, A.J. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194

P Dugger, F.R. 1st Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 1st Lt.
N Judd, G.G. 1st Lt.
B McInvale, A.L. S/Sgt.
R Chenail, G.E. T/Sgt.
E Jones, J.R. T/Sgt.
RW Coffman, J.G. S/Sgt.
LW McAtee, J.R. S/Sgt.
TG Rubenstein, S.J. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659

P Peterson, T.W. 1st Lt.
CP Rohe, J.M. 1st Lt.
N Damerst, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Lawson, R.F. 1st Lt.
R Green, C.M. T/Sgt.
E Bruney, G.L. T/Sgt.
RW Mitchell, D.F. Pvt.
LW Hankins, T.E. S/Sgt.
TG Hoffman, G.A. S/Sgt.
PN Miller, S. 1st Lt.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 476

P Harcus, R.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Thompson, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Adler, M.N. 2nd Lt.
B Brennan, R.W. S/Sgt.
R Shanley, J.V. T/Sgt.
E Thomas, E. T/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. S/Sgt.
LW Marshall, L.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rosenberg, J.E. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299

P Kelly, J.B. 1st Lt.
CP Vaughan, D. F/O
N Coleman, A.D. 2nd Lt.
B D'Ambrosio, M.J. Cpl.
R McElroy, V.E. Cpl.
E Yost, D.A. Cpl.
RW Zielke, W.P. Cpl.
LW Poremba, S.J. Cpl.
TG Reardon, D.J. Cpl.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 118

P Hummel, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Reynolds, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Knudson, B.L. 2nd Lt.
B Chadwick, R.H. 2nd Lt.
R Deaton, J.A. Cpl.
E Keagle, P.E. Cpl.
RW Finney, H.H. Cpl.
LW Milchak, E.A. Cpl.
TG Powell, H. Cpl.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357

P Smith, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Malmborg, F.L. 2nd Lt.
N Purvis, C.G. 2nd Lt.
B Linderman, W.T. Sgt.
R Kroll, M.E. Sgt.
E Lyon, H.H. Sgt.
RW Devish, M.G. Sgt.
LW Werner, W.T. Sgt.
TG Farley, R.L. Sgt.
RCM Hairston, R.T. T/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 709

P Yasi, R.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Blanton, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hamilton, P.L. 2nd Lt.
B Pasco, W.J. S/Sgt.
R Nalette, T.A. S/Sgt.
E Taylor, B.D. T/Sgt.
RW Merchant, W.D. S/Sgt.
LW Hensler, L.P. S/Sgt.
TG Tingle, J.B. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 302

P Blakeley, W.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Schoelerman, H.A. 2nd Lt.
N Walker, C.S. 2nd Lt.
B Dodge, H.F. Sgt.
R Spades, R.J. Sgt.
E Seyfried, W.J. Sgt.
RW Talley, E.R. Sgt.
LW Hamment, R.E. Sgt.
TG Law J.L. Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507

P Enyart, D.W. 1st Lt.
CP Froehlich, S.S. 2nd Lt.
N Mertens, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Snyderman, J. 2nd Lt.
R Gersten, G. T/Sgt.
E Aycock, C.E. S/Sgt.
RW Arneson, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Mohan, V.L. S/Sgt.
TG Barlow, S.N. Sgt.
B Santoro, M.P. F/O

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 448

P Dodson, G.H. 2nd Lt.
CP LeFevre, L.P. 2nd Lt.
N Fletcher, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hochard, H.H. Sgt.
R Green, J.M. S/Sgt.
E Herrera, D.R. S/Sgt.
RW Allendorf, V.G. Sgt.
LW Peterson, F.H. Sgt.
TG Jenkins, C.E. Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 901

P Shaw, B.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Bachman, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Anstey, M.P. F/O
B Hoover, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Sturm, W.A. S/Sgt.
E Kedenburg, J.H. S/Sgt.
  (wounded)
RW Rice, W.W. S/Sgt.
LW Perlingiero, C.P. S/Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. S/Sgt.
RCM Frappier, H.A. T/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 792

P Myers, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, K.W. 2nd Lt.
N Warntz, W. F/O
B Zgurich, E.E. 2nd Lt.
R Jaklinski, B. S/Sgt.
E Payton, J.B. S/Sgt.
RW Thornton, A.H. S/Sgt.
LW Gillette, R.E. Sgt.
TG Kirk, G.A. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 906

P Majesky, A.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Wanner, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Vought, E.I. F/O
B Zuckert, J.S. 2nd Lt.
R Ivey, M.A. T/Sgt.
E Patton, F.M. T/Sgt.
RW Esenwein, E.R. S/Sgt.
LW Davey, J.F. Sgt.
TG Martin, J.F. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040

P Cohn, A.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Runyon, D.S. 2nd Lt.
N Cottone, P.P. 2nd Lt.
B Norton, W.R. S/Sgt.
R Kincaid, M.M. T/Sgt.
E Cross, G.H. T/Sgt.
RW Korpi, W.B. S/Sgt.
LW Nogales, D.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG Avery, W.R. S/Sgt.
RCM Watson, C.B. T/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 390

P Grabarkiewicz, L. F/O
CP Phillips, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Hickson, D. Jr. 1st Lt.
B Axvig, W.E. S/Sgt.
R Quagliano, F.A. S/Sgt.
E Duggan, J.J. T/Sgt.
RW Cooper, J.T. Cpl.
LW Baker, E.R. S/Sgt.
TG Moskowicz, S. S/Sgt.
S-27 Kieffer, R.W. T/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079

P Stoddard, K.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilson, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Koke, D.H. 2nd Lt.
B Ringness, J.R. Sgt.
R Logue, R.V. Sgt.
E O'Hara, R.F. S/Sgt.
RW Hoffman, R.A. Sgt.
LW Hores, G.P. Sgt.
TG Szews, S.M. Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118

P Harding, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Morrow, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Parrish, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Fisher, J.G. Sgt.
R Dollar, W.H. Sgt.
E Butler, C.E. Sgt.
RW Silliman, E. Sgt.
LW Smith, R.L. Jr. Sgt.
TG Neumann, H.J. Sgt.
RCM Lambert, E.C. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249

P Case, W.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Griffin, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Gullick, C.H. 2nd Lt.
B McCoy, F.W. S/Sgt.
R Black, C.B. S/Sgt.
E Kidd, J.L. S/Sgt.
RW Chanson, M.C. S/Sgt.
LW Johnson, R.L. S/Sgt.
TG Lutes, M.A. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 804

P Clarke, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Mackey, O. 2nd Lt.
N Eaton, C.B. 2nd Lt.
B Lowe, R.C. 2nd Lt.
R Brown, J.T. T/Sgt.
E Brunett, E.C. T/Sgt.
RW Peer, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Heckman, J.K. 2nd Lt.
TG Killea, K.B. S/Sgt.
Neetz, R.E. F/O
RCM Williams, O.L. T/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 636

P Garcia, A.R. 1st Lt.
CP Pollack, M. 2nd Lt.
N Hoffman, W.A. F/O
B Westlund, J.K. Sgt.
R Nelson, D.A. T/Sgt.
E Landes, I.B. T/Sgt.
RW Pennington, M.E. S/Sgt.
LW Merda, A.J. S/Sgt.
TG Rauscher, J.G. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446

P Rose, P.E. 1st Lt.
CP Pratt, D.M. 1st Lt.
N Rohde, C.R. 1st Lt.
B Harnden, R.G. 1st Lt.
R Croy, O.N. T/Sgt.
E Scott, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Manelick, N.L. S/Sgt.
LW Davidson, S.A. S/Sgt.
TG Beane, H.E. S/Sgt.
S-27 Steffen, N.W. T/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477

P Ebersole, H.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Culp, A.B. 2nd Lt.
N Sauter, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Greene, H.B. Sgt.
R Chew, W.B. S/Sgt.
E Gabris, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW McDonald, C.L. Sgt.
LW Flint, D.W. Sgt.
TG Lynch, H.F. Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205

P Ardinger, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Grandmontagne, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Wagner, H.W. F/O
B Edwards, R.L. 2nd Lt.
R Huitt, G.E. S/Sgt.
E Wiedekehr, R.W. Sgt.
RW Jones, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Gorback, B.S. Sgt.
TG White, A. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495

P Ansbro, M.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Wernsman, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Lindahl, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B Christman, H.E. F/O
R O'Brien, B.M. Sgt.
E Brierley, A.R. Sgt.
RW O'Farrell, R.H. Sgt.
LW Nichols, P.F. Sgt.
TG McLaughlin, M.M. Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 511

P Adsit, B.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weber, M. F/O
N Wedgeworth, Q.R. 2nd Lt.
B Timmons, K.L. S/Sgt.
R Close, H.R. S/Sgt.
E McDonald, R.C. S/Sgt.
RW Ritty, P.M. S/Sgt.
LW Anderson, W.G. S/Sgt.
TG Taylor, H.T. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250

P Joyce, J.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Bowman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N McQuade, R.N. F/O
B Andrews, Q.Q. S/Sgt.
R Brown, J.F. T/Sgt.
E Albino, A. T/Sgt.
RW Gorham, R.L. Sgt.
LW Kurkomelis, G.C. S/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. S/Sgt.

27 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 788

CA Keilman, M.H. Maj.
P Caldwell, R.R. Capt.
CP Connor, J.A. Jr. 1st Lt.
N Thornburgh, J.W. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. Capt.
R Westerfield, M.M. T/Sgt.
E Munden, F.R. T/Sgt.
RW Maher, T.O. S/Sgt.
LW Conn, J.G. S/Sgt.
TG Bennett, D.F. Pvt.
PN Walters, J.E. 1st Lt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.

27 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 958

P Teipel, H.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Karas, M. 2nd Lt.
PN Polansky, M.L. 2nd Lt.
NV Moss, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Flory, D.L. 2nd Lt.
R Goodson, E. T/Sgt.
E Rabine, V.A. T/Sgt.
RW Conrad, D.E. S/Sgt.
LW Hodoian, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG McConnell, H.M. S/Sgt.
NV Vasconcellos, H.M. 1st Lt.

27 Feb 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 899

P Daley, J.C. Capt.
CP Stebner, O.G. 1st Lt.
N Thomas, C.P. 1st Lt.
B Cunningham, V.J. 1st Lt.
R Firquain, O.S. T/Sgt.
E Minster, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Bevill, B.T. S/Sgt.
LW Cole, R.A. S/Sgt.
TG Berry, J.F. S/Sgt.
PN Levin, W. 1st Lt.
MV Bailey, D.C. 2nd Lt.




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