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27 April 1944
Missions #74 & #75 Targets: NoBall Moenneville #61 & Chalon-Sur-Marne


Mission #74: Target: NoBall Moenneville #61

On this date two missions were briefed and flown by the 392nd. For the morning effort, (18) aircrews were briefed at 0430 hours and took off for a target southwest of Abbeville. Lieutenants Joachim and Rappenport of the 578th and the 577th Squadrons were assigned Bombardiers to lead the raid. The first Squadron ships were able to bomb their Primary aiming point successfully while the second could not because of poor visibility in haze. A total of (156) 500# GP bombs were impacted in the one Primary target. No enemy aircraft were seen but flak was such that (6) aircraft returned with battle damage. Aircraft landed around 1200 hours with the next mission following three hours later.

Mission #75: Target:Chalon-Sur-Marne

At 1400 hours, an additional (26) aircrews were briefed for the second target this date and take-offs began around 1525 hours. Lieutenants Jackson and Colburn of the 576th and 577th Squadrons respectively were assigned lead Bombardiers on this mission. Both Squadrons attacked the assigned target with pin-point accuracy - dropping a total of (298) 500 ft GP bombs on the aiming points. No enemy aircraft opposition was seen, and only heavy AA fire was encountered when the Group got south of course outbound. One (1) aircraft, ft 509 from the 578th, with 2nd Lieutenant J. Weinheimer's crew was severely damaged which ultimately resulted in the crew crash landing at an RAF field. The heroics of the crew's Copilot, 2/Lt Marshall, was recognized subsequently with the award of a Distinguished Flying Cross for his efforts to save the ship and crew on this raid. With the aircraft badly damaged by AA fire, the Copilot, 2nd Lieutenant G. C. Marshall, had to take over control of the ship after the only man aboard who had an undamaged parachute - the Radio Operator, Technical Sergeant P. V. Kent - bailed out. With dead and wounded aboard, Lieutenant Marshall flew the crippled B-24 back into England where in the crash landing, (5) more crewmembers were killed. A total of (17) other Liberators were battle damaged by the heavy AA fire received. Returning ships from the second mission of the day landed around 2100 hours.

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27 APRIL 1944
TARGET: CHALON-SUR-MARNE

MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #05215 AIRCRAFT: #41-29509 "KNUCKLE HEAD" "A-Bar" 9th Mission

AIRCREW: WEINHEIMER     *     SQUADRON: 578TH

CREW POSITIONS AND STATUS:

P   2/T  Weinheimer, Jacob (NMI) WIA - U.S. Control
CP 2/LT Marshall, George C. WIA - U.S. Control
N 2/LT Gurwit, Marvin L. WIA - U.S. Control
B 2/LT Ross, John A. KIA
R/O T/S Kent, Parke V. POW
EnG S/S Aughinbaugh, Clayton L. KIA
BT SGT Fink, Bernard (NMI) KIA
WG SGT Rich, Nicholas R KIA
WG SGT Munford, Ben (NMI) KIA
TG SGT Duffy, Robert R. WIA - U.S. Control

MISSION LOSS CIRCUMSTANCES: Returning debriefings gave an account that this aircraft had been hit by flak at 50-55N; 03-20E with one man bailing out over the Continent; the ship finally crashed landed just off-shore near Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, with 5 of the crew killed and 4 injured in the crash. The date of this final 392nd de-briefing account was 1 June 1944.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF CREWMEN FATES: In a report dated 9 March 1946, survivor and POW Sgt Kent gave the following account. "We took off from England about noon after a very quick briefing which only the Pilot and Navigator attended. I was flying as spare Radio Operator at the time and did not know any of crew members until that day. We bombed an airfield in France and were very near the French coast on our return trip when we were struck by flak. The plane started in a slow spin (and) the Co-Pilot left his position and started pulling off (his) flak suit and oxygen mask. The Engineer prepared to leave his position in the upper turret. It was my duty to clear the flight desk, open the flight deck doors and the bomb bays, which I did and stood waiting for orders. The plane was still dropping and the Engineer came out of his position trying to get his feet on the cat-walk where I was standing. In order to make room for him and for the Co-Pilot who had left his position, I was forced to bail out. I delayed opening my parachute for several thousand feet and then looked around expecting to see others about, but saw none nor could I see any plane going down. While a prisoner, I heard in a round-about-manner that the plane had kept on in a rather long coasting dive until it hit in the Channel a little way from the English shore; and that one man at least (had) survived the crash. I give you the above information with an open mind as it came to me from fellows who had been in the same outfit (392nd) as I, but might have been speaking of an entirely different case..." Sgt. Kent had given this account from his home then of Route #1, Charlotte, Vermont.

Pilot 2/Lt Jacob Weinheimer told his children many years later that intense and accurate flak had knocked out three engines. After he regained control from the resulting spin, the plane continued in a slow, descending glide. When he realized he couldn't nurse the plane to the emergency landing field at Manston, Weinheimer set it down 100 yards off the beach at St. Mildred's Bay near Margate, Kent, hoping that sand would make the landing a big smoother. Instead, the area was covered with limestone rock that ripped the bottom of the plane to shreds.

Tail gunner Sgt Robert R. Duffy later told his children that just before the flak hit the plane, an officer (probably the pilot) called him forward. Duffy always said that order saved his life. After the plane was hit, it "spun in," making it difficult to move about during the plane's descent. He thinks the oxygen tanks mounted directly forward of his tail turret exploded.

Some years later, navigator 2/Lt Gurwit wrote that their plane "was hit by German anti-aircraft fire over the French town of Dunquerke" at about 1800 hours. "Several of the crew were injured by the burst of flak in the left wing of the ship, including the writer. We immediately lost 8,000 feet of altitude, from 18,000 feet to 10,000 feet. The pilot regained control somehow.... Approximately 20 minutes later, 1820 hours, the plane hit the water 100 yards off the beach at the city of Ramsgate, England. The plane was completely destroyed from the impact, and four of the crew members were killed instantly due to the violence of the crash. At the moment we hit the water, the writer was behind the pilot on the left side of the flight deck and Sgt Duffy was next to the radio table on the right side of the flight deck.

"When the wreckage had settled in the shallow water, the Co-pilot, 2/Lt George Marshall, was the first to make any attempt to leave the wreck. He assisted the writer out through the escape hatch, and into the water. The pilot was pinned behind the control wheel, and obviously could not be removed without aid. Lt. Marshall then dragged Sgt Duffy onto the wing, where I observed him lying in a twisted attitude, as if dead, and completely unconscious. By the time the English soldiers waded out to aid us, Sgt Duffy had partly regained his senses, but was in great pain, and seemed unable to move his legs, or change the position of his back without crying out in pain. Lt. Marshall was the only uninjured member of the crew, and helped the English aid-men to free the pilot from the wreckage, and to remove Sgt. Duffy to the shore in a litter." English people watching from the Swan Inn pub and soldiers waded out to help rescue the survivors. The Margate lifeboat Lord Southborough was also launched to provide assistance.

Weinheimer's back and pelvis were broken as well as several ribs. Tail gunner Sgt Robert Duffy also suffered a broken back while navigator 2/Lt Marvin L. Gurwit's injuries were less severe. The three men were taken to an English hospital in Ramsgate; as soon as their condition was stabilized, they were transferred to the 77th Evacuation Hospital.

Officers Weinheimer, Marshall and Gurwit were all later awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their efforts to save the plane and crew.

BURIAL RECORDS: The deceased were initially buried in Brookwood American Military Cemetery, about 30 miles southwest of London. The following members of this aircrew are now interred in the Cambridge American Cemetery: Ross (Grave E-4-85); Aughinbaugh (Grave C-1-3) and Rich (Grave E-4-5). Sgt Munford is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Durham, North Carolina, having been awarded an Air Medal. Sgt. Fink is interred in Wellwood Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. Ross and Aughinbaugh are shown to have been awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

NEXT OF KIN DATA IN WWII: Aughinbaugh (Mother, Lorena J., 3712 Buckly St., Indianapolis, Indiana); Rich (Mother, Dorothy, 15 South 54th Ave., West Duluth, Minnesota); Munford (Mother, Nellie, 506 Warren St., Durham, North Carolina); Fink (Father, 3908 Saurel Ave., Brooklyn, New York); Ross (Father, John A. Sr., 208 Woodworth Ave., Yonkers, New York).


#41-29507, Knuckle Head, on the beach at St. Mildred's Bay, Kent.
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CREW LOADING LIST FOR
27 APRIL 1944

MISSION #74      Target: NoBall-Moyenneville-No. 61 (morning mission)
MISSION #75      Target: Chalon-Sur-Marne (afternoon mission) follows this mission below.



CREW LOADING LIST FOR
27 APRIL1944

MISSION #74 TARGET:  NoBall-Moyenneville-No. 61 (morning mission)

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027

P Jones, G.E. 1st Lt.
CP Sandoz, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Morris, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Bodoh, A.E. T/Sgt.
R McAdams, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Marvin, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Lane, T. S/Sgt.
BT Surber, W.C. S/Sgt.
TG Rossi, V.H. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 371

P Johnston, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 2nd Lt.
N Berman, M. 2nd Lt.
B Moos, A.J. 2nd Lt.
E Zonza, F.S. S/Sgt.
R Thompson, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Mackin, L.B. Sgt.
LW Ferry, C.W. Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 433

P Acebedo, B.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, W.F. 2nd Lt.
E Bullard, R.E. S/Sgt.
R Kauffman, T.H. S/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. Sgt.
LW Allred, E.L. Sgt.
BT Blaney, R.E. Pvt.
TG Abraham, R.A. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 062

P Bratton, K.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Hurd, W.F. 2nd Lt.
N Colbrook, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Wytak, S.M. 2nd Lt.
E Simmons, W.W. S/Sgt.
R Lennert, B.J. S/Sgt.
RW Gereben, A. Sgt.
LW Friemuth, H.E. Sgt.
BT Simpson, C.S. Sgt.
TG Hamilton, W.S. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867

P Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
CP Brauer, G.M. 1st Lt.
N Beatson, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Gray, W.L. 1st Lt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
RW Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW White, F.A. S/Sgt.
BT Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Cordick, D.H. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 649

P Copp, R.D. Capt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 1st Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
B Rapenport, R. 1st Lt.
B Eldridge, H.N. 1st Lt.
E Hodge, G.L. T/Sgt.
R Bisnett, B.R. T/Sgt.
RW Matthews. A.D. S/Sgt.
LW Hohman, H. S/Sgt.
BT Nowicki, M.M. S/Sgt.
TG Hurley, A. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432

P Bradford, M.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. 2nd Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
NG Davis, E.T. Sgt.
E Chapman, K.W. S/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. S/Sgt.
RW Reausaw, F.M. Sgt.
LW Macklin, C.D. T/Sgt.
BT Wakelee, D.L. S/Sgt.
TG Yanora, M.R. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546

P Jensen, A.H. 1st Lt.
CP Dorrell, W. 1st Lt.
N Tierney, J.F. 1st Lt.
NG Whited, J.A. S/Sgt.
E Cummings, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Sawyer, G.H. T/Sgt.
RW Davis, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Oasheim, G.W. S/Sgt.
BT Hall, E.A. S/Sgt.
TG Rachell, W.W. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415

P Monroe, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Sackler, H.J. 2nd Lt.
B Benenson, M. 2nd Lt.
E Holmes, E.T. S/Sgt.
R Lancy, N.J. S/Sgt.
RW Hall, G.E. Sgt.
LW Lucas, L.M. Sgt.
BT Wambach, J. Sgt.
TG Desonne, M. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852

P Bridson, G.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Green, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N White, R. 2nd Lt.
B Willemin, W.W. 2nd Lt.
E Ashcraft, B. S/Sgt.
R Paolucci, U. S/Sgt.
RW Seery, J.B. Sgt.
LW Stafford, J.A. Sgt.
BT Powers, G. Sgt.
TG Tatelbaum, G. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466

Martin, M.K. Maj.
P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
CP Taylor, G.H. 1st Lt.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
B Joachim, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Medel, M.N. S/Sgt.
LW LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
BT Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Phelps, G.A. S/Sgt.
-- Hess, D.W. 2nd Lt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478

P Reade, J.J. Capt.
CP Smith, R.L. 1st Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. 1st Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Schwabel, C.A. T/Sgt.
RW Sikoff, H. S/Sgt.
LW Bauer, W.E. S/Sgt.
BT Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
TG Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
NG Rider, F.D. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764

P Morefield, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 1st Lt.
N McSweeney, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Morris, J.A. Sgt.
E Kottke, A.H. T/Sgt.
R Whitmore, B. T/Sgt.
RW Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
LW White, T. T/Sgt.
BT Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
TG Eckert, J.A. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 028

P Stroble, W.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Slafka, C.M. 2nd Lt.
N Daniels, A.S. 2nd Lt.
NG Haukom, C.B. Sgt.
E Vassey, E.E. T/Sgt.
R Bull, F.L. T/Sgt.
RW Spika, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Vickery, P.C. Sgt.
BT Halstead, H.C. S/Sgt.
TG Vetrano, A. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 472

P Schumacher, R.L 2nd Lt.
CP Prouse, H.W. 2nd Lt.
N Sullivan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Rodriguez, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Pearson, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. T/Sgt.
RW Hargrave, R.O. S/Sgt.
LW Hixon, R.D. T/Sgt.
BT Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
TG Gaudreau, H.P. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789

P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Lory, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Whitaker, J.W. T/Sgt.
R Mandel, R.F. T/Sgt.
RW Rego, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Sundo, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT Courtney, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Ward, L.E. Sgt

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 552

P Wyatt, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Tufts, A.M. 2nd Lt.
N Franke, D.N. 2nd Lt.
NG Durant, W. T/Sgt.
E Goetz, J.R. S/Sgt.
R Monroe, R.W. S/Sgt.
RW Sorrells, J.F. Sgt.
LW Thompson, R.E. Sgt.
BT Harbaugh, D.E. S/Sgt.
TG Archambeau, A.P. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448

P Fryman, B. 2nd Lt.
CP Barber, K.A. 2nd Lt.
N Young, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Christian, N.R. 2nd Lt.
E Viosca, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Myers, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Reilly, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Childress, W.J. Sgt.
BT Chaplinsky, W.A. Sgt.
TG Grossi, R.H. Sgt.



MISSION #75      Target: Chalon-Sur-Marne (afternoon mission)


27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670

P Barnes, L.J. Capt.
CP Martin, M.K. Maj.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
N Koch, C.H. Capt.
B Jackson, G.J. 1st Lt.
E Lewis, E.L. Jr. T/Sgt.
R Sibert, V.L. T/Sgt.
RW Malloy, P.D. S/Sgt.
LW Choromanski, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
TG Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027

P Tyler, A.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Ricci, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
NG Podolski, P.D. S/Sgt.
E MacDonald, G.E. T/Sgt.
R Metz, W. T/Sgt.
RW Blaida, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Brown, G.R. S/Sgt.
BT Wimberly, W.G. Sgt.
TG Troutman, E.A. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 371

P Johnston, H.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Merriam, H. 2nd Lt.
N Berman, M. 2nd Lt.
B Moos, A.J. 2nd Lt.
E Zonza, F.S. S/Sgt.
R Thompson, T.E. S/Sgt.
RW Mackin, L.B. Sgt.
LW Ferry, C.W. Sgt.
BT Planakis, B.J. Sgt.
TG Porter, J.M. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131

P Wittel, E.F. 1st Lt.
CP Marsters, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Karl, J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Zuk, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Cannada, V.P. T/Sgt.
R Jeffcoat, C.M. T/Sgt.
RW Dreher, J.F. Sgt.
LW Guillot, O.R. Sgt.
BT Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.
TG Roti, D.A. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129

P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Anderson, C.R. 2nd Lt.
N Hurdle, Q.C. 1st Lt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
RW Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
TG Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097

P Bratton, K.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Hurd, W.F. 2nd Lt.
N Colbrook, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Wytak, S.M. 2nd Lt.
E Simmons, W.W. S/Sgt.
R Lennert, B.J. S/Sgt.
RW Simpson, C.S. Sgt.
LW Friemuth, H.E. Sgt.
BT  Gereben, A. Sgt.
TG Hamilton, W.S. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 722

P Filkel, O.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Hurd, J.S. 2nd Lt.
N Tyson, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B Tudor, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Blevins, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Smith, R.C. T/Sgt.
RW Farmwalt, W.H. Pvt.
LW Hunt, L.B. 1st Lt.
BT Jarrett, C.W. S/Sgt.
TG Kunneke, J.H. Pvt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415

P Brauer, G.M. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 1st Lt.
N McGough, J.G. 1st Lt.
B Eldridge, H.N. 2nd Lt.
E Branciforte, N. T/Sgt.
R Abraham, H.F. T/Sgt.
RW Whited, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Keller, L.D. S/Sgt.
BT Maloy, J.B. Sgt.
TG Rachell, W.W. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 433

P Hunsaker, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 2nd Lt.
E Bodkins, F.C. S/Sgt.
R Rue, A.W. S/Sgt.
RW Ligon, A.C. Sgt.
LW Hampton, T.L. Sgt.
BT Friedel, C.F. Sgt.
TG Leech, R.M. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 427

P Reed, J.W. IV 2nd Lt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Birnbaum, S.I. 2nd Lt.
B Beezley, D.D. 2nd Lt.
E Jankowski, S.F. S/Sgt.
R Holling, J.H. S/Sgt.
RW McGinley, W. C. Sgt.
LW Hultengren, C.W. Sgt.
BT Minick, F. Sgt.
TG Shaeffer, J.O. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040

P Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jensen, A.H. 2nd Lt.
N Beatson, R.J. 2nd Lt.
B Gray, W.L. 2nd Lt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
RW Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.
LW White, F.A. S/Sgt.
BT Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Cordick, D.H. Sgt.
NG Hurley, A. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 617

P Larsen, N.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Stratton, C.R. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N O'Neill, T.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hiller, T.B. 2nd Lt.
E Robinson, W.F. S/Sgt.
R Fox, H.H. S/Sgt.
RW Barker, D.G. Sgt.
LW Cristofaro, G.J. Sgt.
BT Whitt, C.G. Sgt.
TG Wilcox, R.W. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432

P Bradford, M.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. 2nd Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
NG Davis, E.T. Sgt.
E Chapman, K.W. S/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. Sgt.
RW Reausaw, F.M. Sgt.
LW Macklin, C.D. T/Sgt.
BT Wakelee, D.L. S/Sgt.
TG Yanora, M.R. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 618

P Eisermann, G.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Fothergill, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Yacavone, J.P. 2nd Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Davis, R.D. S/Sgt.
RW Hall, N.L. Sgt.
LW McGlinn, M.J. Sgt.
BT Jenkins, R.N. Sgt.
TG Coleman, E.B. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764

P Morefield, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 1st Lt.
N McSweeney, J.D. 2nd Lt.
NG Morris, J.A. Sgt.
E Kottke, A.H. T/Sgt.
R Whitmore, B. T/Sgt.
RW White, T. T/Sgt.
LW Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
BT Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
TG Eckert, J.A. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 10?

P Stroble, W.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Slafka, C.M. 2nd Lt.
N Daniels, A.S. 2nd Lt.
NG Haukom, C.B. Sgt.
E Vassey, E.E. S/Sgt.
R Bull, F.L. S/Sgt.
RW Spika, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Vickery, P.C. Sgt.
BT Shinske, J.C. Sgt.
TG Vetrano, A. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 509

P Weinheimer, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Marshall, G.C. 2nd Lt.
N Gurwit, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Ross, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Aughinbaugh, C.L. S/Sgt.
R Kent, P.V. T/Sgt.
RW Rich, N.P. Sgt.
LW Munford, B. Sgt.
BT Fink, B. Sgt.
TG Duffy, R.R. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187

P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Bishop, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Hess, D.W. 2nd Lt.
B Digman, T. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Blong, J.T. Sgt.
R Karaso, J.J. S/Sgt.
RW Harringer, J.J. Jr. Sgt.
LW Chiodo, M.A. Sgt.
BT Bonnassiolle, J.P. Sgt.
TG Smith, L.F. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 100

P Lang, R.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Skaggs, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Reinoehl, W.T. 2nd Lt.
B Ferry, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Verzyl, R.R. S/Sgt.
R Stanul, A.J. S/Sgt.
RW Coplin, G.R. Sgt.
LW Rudnitsky, B.E. Sgt.
BT Brown, R.T. Sgt.
TG Richter, E.R. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 852

P Bridson, G.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Green, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Quail, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Willemin, W.W. 2nd Lt.
E Ashcraft, B. S/Sgt.
R Paolucci, U. S/Sgt.
RW Stafford, J.A. Sgt.
LW Seery, J.B. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Powers, G. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448

P Hunt, N.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Roetzel, P.B. 2nd Lt.
N Shelton, O.W. 2nd Lt.
B Sullivan, F.J. 2nd Lt.
E McKinzie, W.L. S/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, H.C. S/Sgt.
RW Osment, M. Sgt.
LW Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
BT Jackson, L.A. Sgt.
TG McEwan, D.L. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789

P Fryman, B. 2nd Lt.
CP Barber, K.A. 2nd Lt.
N Young, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Christian, N.R. 2nd Lt.
E Viosca, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Myers, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Reilly, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Childress, W.J. Sgt.
BT Chaplinsky, W.A. Sgt.
TG Grossi, R.H. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544

P Gann, D.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Dick, W.C. 2nd Lt.
N Spensley, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Kennedy, T. 1st Lt.
E Shrader, C. S/Sgt.
R Carroll, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. Sgt.
NT Puchir, J. Sgt.
BT Reynolds, R.L. Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 552

P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Lory, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Whitaker, J.W. T/Sgt.
R Mandel, R.F. T/Sgt.
RW Sundo, J.R. S/Sgt.
LW Rego, M.A. S/Sgt.
BT Courtney, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Ward, L.E. Sgt

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 472

P Brunn, W.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Reinbold, H.L. F/O
N Griffith, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B Coyle, J.D. 2nd Lt.
E Harris, W.T. S/Sgt.
R Adams, R.V. T/Sgt.
RW Wright, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Smith, D.L. S/Sgt.
BT Goric, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Fund, E.J. S/Sgt.

27 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615

P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Zolomy, E. M. 1st Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
B Colburn, R.F. 1st Lt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
RW Womer, W.S. S/Sgt.
LW Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt
BT Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
TG Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
NG Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.





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