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31 March 1945 Mission #272 Target: Brunswick

An old target, bombed many times before by the 392nd, once again was chosen for strike. But, this time the cost of aircraft and men lost at this target would be the only grim reminder of missions past as the 392nd crews would come through unscathed from a successful raid on this day. At 0300 hours, (31) crews were briefed and all started take-off launches at 0550 hours. Weather over the target was undercast, forcing the Group formation to bomb by H2X radar. The (340) 500# GPs released were thought to have struck the transportation facilities in the city with accuracy, though results could not be observed. No fighters were sighted and flak was virtually non-existent over this once savagely defended target. All crews returned safely around 1220 - bringing to a close a Group mission count of (25) raids flown, the most of any month previous in combat.


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31 MARCH 1945

MISSION #272      Target: Brunswick



31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 571

P Linzmeier, R.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Fisher, R.M. 2nd Lt.
N Gallagher, W.W. 1st Lt.
B Schutze, G.C. 2nd Lt.
R Hughes, C.B. T/Sgt.
E Connor, E.J. T/Sgt.
RW Specht, C.O. Cpl.
LW Downing, J.E. S/Sgt.
TG Watts, F. S/Sgt.
PN Duffy, F.J. 1st Lt.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991

P MacFarlane, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Sullivan, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Petree, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, R.C. Cpl.
R Danielchik, E.R. Cpl.
E Colasanti, B.R. Sgt.
RW Farah, J.M. Cpl.
LW Bowers, W.B. Cpl.
TG Rumancik, J.P. Cpl.
RCM Towns, W.L. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 505

P Harcus, R.W. 1st Lt.
CP Thompson, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Adler, M.N. 1st Lt.
B Brennan, R.W. S/Sgt.
R Shanley, J.V. T/Sgt.
E Thomas, E. T/Sgt.
RW Marshall, L.C. S/Sgt.
LW Woerth, J.B. S/Sgt.
TG Rosenberg, J.E. S/Sgt.
S-27 Keehn, M.F. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194

P Wolak, S. 2nd Lt.
CP Willett, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Longenecker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kutner, J.M. 2nd Lt.
R Murphy, R.C. T/Sgt.
E Bobish, A. T/Sgt.
RW Ruigh, R.E. S/Sgt.
LW Czop, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Schick, F.W. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916

P Earl, P.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Smiley, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Perkins, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Marchetta, A. S/Sgt.
R Irish, E.W. T/Sgt.
E Woods, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Keith, D.N. Cpl.
LW Schafer, J.G. S/Sgt.
TG McAtee, S.P. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 545

P Rohe, J.M. 1st Lt.
CP Blanton, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hamilton, P.L. 2nd Lt.
B Malley, J.P. S/Sgt.
R Nalette, T.A. S/Sgt.
E Taylor, B.D. T/Sgt.
RW Pasco, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW Hensler, L.P. S/Sgt.
TG Tingle, J.B. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299

P Frazier, L.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Linder, E.P. 2nd Lt.
N Robinson, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Penders, D.P. Sgt.
R Latour, H.E. Sgt.
E McGrath, L.R. Cpl.
RW Leach, R.H. Sgt.
LW Coffman, J.G. S/Sgt.
TG Rohde, R.E. Sgt.
RCM Taylor, J.L. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409

P Lienemann, A.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Knaver, J.G. F/O
N Hanna, L.B. 2nd Lt.
B Amundson, D.A.H.H. Cpl.
R Petrosky, J.M. Cpl.
E Wagner, C.R. Cpl.
RW Lee, C.D. Sgt.
LW Nichols, S.R. Cpl.
TG Freeman, S.E. Cpl.

31 Mar 1945 576th Sqdn.
A/C 589

P DePalma, F.T. 1st Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. 1st Lt.
N Oppenheim, R. 2nd Lt.
B Margarones, J.J. 2nd Lt.
R Corbosiero, J.L. T/Sgt.
E Betterini, A. T/Sgt.
RW Bryan, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Mowery, H.J. S/Sgt.
TG Ferdinando, A.P. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118

P Inman, C.E. 1st Lt.
CP Ondrasek, J.G. 2nd Lt.
N Lange, E.A. 2nd Lt.
B Rees, R.R. 2nd Lt.
R Flake, R.M. Jr. T/Sgt.
E Kamholz, E.J. T/Sgt.
RW Finkelstein, B. S/Sgt.
LW Evans, H.D. S/Sgt.
TG Gafin, B. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118

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. T/Sgt.
E Kedenburg, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW Rice, W.W. S/Sgt.
LW Perlingiero, C.P. S/Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. S/Sgt.
S-27 Bernhards, H.F. Sgt.

31 Mar 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 Esenwein, E.R. S/Sgt.
R Ivey, M.A. T/Sgt.
E Patton, F.M. T/Sgt.
RW Adelman, S. Sgt.
LW Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
TG Martin, J.F. S/Sgt.
RCM Slater, R.E. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 753

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. S/Sgt.
E Butler, C.E. S/Sgt.
RW Silliman, E. Sgt.
LW Smith, R.L. Jr. Sgt.
TG Neumann, H.J. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238

P Eyles, E.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Foley, R.T. F/O
N Augustensen, H.R. F/O
B Stutzman, R.J. Sgt.
R Barrett, W.R. Sgt.
E Mattera, A.P. Sgt.
RW Shrum, T.H. Sgt.
LW Carpenger, B.E. Sgt.
TG Wengress, C.P. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 448

P Wennerbom, M.T. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Doutrick, N.K. 2nd Lt.
N Frank, K.M. 2nd Lt.
B Taff, E.T. 2nd Lt.
R Shimer, R.F. S/Sgt.
E Cronin, R.J. Sgt.
RW Willham, T.O. Sgt.
LW Cain, R.P. Jr. Sgt.
TG Dykes, W.J. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 522

P McKellar, C.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Owen, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N James, H.P. 2nd Lt.
B Yeary, B.J. Sgt.
R Davey, J.F. Sgt.
E Cole, E.W. Sgt.
RW Hodge, T.H. Sgt.
LW Higbee, W.J. Sgt.
TG Holler, J.G. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 507

P Jackson, C.J. 1st Lt.
CP Parrish, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Pillsbury, A.A. 2nd Lt.
B Wolfe, P.G. S/Sgt.
R Paren, J.H. T/Sgt.
E Jenkins, J.H. S/Sgt.
RW Webb, J.H. S/Sgt.
LW Korb, L.J. S/Sgt.
TG Roe, W.L. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 577th Sqdn.
A/C 792

P Rigney, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Hazlett, R.C. F/O
N Clark, T.R. 2nd Lt.
B Zombrofsky, I. 2nd Lt.
R Bergeron, A.J. Sgt.
E Bachar, A.H. Sgt.
RW Smith, T.H. Sgt.
LW Cooney, C.A. Sgt.
TG Rowland, L.W. Sgt.
RCM Malone, H.Q. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249

P Bilz, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP Slayter, D.W. 1st Lt.
N Barnes, J.M. 1st Lt.
B Overman, D.T. 1st Lt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. T/Sgt.
E Grout, A.G. T/Sgt.
RW Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW LaRock, J.S. S/Sgt.
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
PN Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
RCM Williams, C.G, T/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495

P Olsen, H.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Muldoon, J.D. F/O
N Papa, R.J. F/O
B Smith, J.W. 2nd Lt.
R Reidy, H.S. Sgt.
E Sacher, P. Cpl.
RW Reynolds, R.R. Sgt.
LW Manley, F.H. Sgt.
TG Carroll, E.P. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 493

P Hotchkiss, V.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Christensen, R.W. 2nd Lt.
N Owen, J.B. 2nd Lt.
B Daoust, D.R. Sgt.
R Mamukari, P. Sgt.
E Gephard, D.C. Sgt.
RW Gemmato, J. Sgt.
LW Stickley, P.W. Sgt.
TG Meyerowitz, I.J. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313

P Bell, W.M. Capt.
CP Pope, C.H. 1st Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 1st Lt.
B Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
R Masnovi, R. Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
RW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Onstot, P.O. S/Sgt.
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
RCM Lambert, E.C.  T/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436

P Henning, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Moser, F.E. 2nd Lt.
N Humiston, M.R. 2nd Lt.
B Regan, J.H. Sgt.
R Wilkins, R.A. Sgt.
E Regester, R.B. Sgt.
RW Stockard, J.C. Sgt.
LW McLaughlin, E.J. Sgt.
TG Davis, G.L. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477

P Cerrato, V.H. 1st Lt.
CP Addison, A.E. 1st Lt.
N Marcelli, A.F. 1st Lt.
B Ramos, R.W. Jr. 2nd Lt.
R Ewell, A.J. T/Sgt.
E Lee, R.M. T/Sgt.
RW Burrell, M.L. S/Sgt.
LW Lamson, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Warwick, F.W. Sgt.
RCM Jarvis, M.A. Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 568

P Warner, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Smith, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Peppard, J.M. F/O
B Kight, D.A. S/Sgt.
R Hathaway, E.O. S/Sgt.
E McGee, O.W. S/Sgt.
RW Neel, L.E. S/Sgt.
LW Brooks, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Richmond, T.C. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 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. S/Sgt.
LW Kurkomelis, G.C. S/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. S/Sgt.

31 Mar 1945 578th Sqdn.
A/C 205

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

31 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145

CA Pennypacker, J.E. Capt.
P Solomon, R.H. Capt.
CP Kressig, E.L. 1st Lt.
N Gridley, C.V. Jr. 1st Lt.
B Mace, J.E. 1st Lt.
R Herzlich, L. T/Sgt.
E Moeller, H.E. T/Sgt.
RW Farquharson, G. S/Sgt.
LW Psyk, E.L. S/Sgt.
TG Capik, J.H. S/Sgt.
NN Cleverdon, R.N. 1st Lt.
NV Bader, C.H. 1st Lt.

31 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 385

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

31 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670

P Wood, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Creel, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. F/O
B Segraves, W.D. 1st Lt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. S/Sgt.
E Morgan, K.W. T/Sgt.
RW McCormick, F.L.J. S/Sgt.
LW Stuck, W.F. S/Sgt.
TG Wright, A.P. S/Sgt.
NV  Tucker, W.L. 2nd Lt.
PN Reynolds, D.W. 1st Lt.

31 Mar 1945 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459

P Miller, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Peters, M.J. 2nd Lt.
N Cummings, F.L 1st Lt.
B Hickok, H.E.  1st Lt.
R Tribbett, L.L. S/Sgt.
E Reid, H.A. T/Sgt.
RW Fritz, G.G. S/Sgt.
LW Grimm, R.H. S/Sgt.
TG Wolfe, P.J. S/Sgt.
PN Baker, R.W. 1st Lt.
NV Barry, W.T. 1st Lt.




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