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31 May 1944 Mission #97 Target: Brussels

The marshalling yards in the city were assigned as target for the last day of the month and one which was a key choke point for German supplies and troop reinforcement for the Western Europe occupied countries. The 579th and 578th were assigned lead tasks with Captain Good and Lieutenant Joachim as Bombardiers. The target had been given to the 392nd because of its past excellent bomb performance on visual targets and while this aiming point had been assigned to other Groups in the past, all had missed the vital round-house facifities. But, weather was to play the culprit again on this mission. At 0415-0530 hours, (26) aircrews were given briefings and take-offs began at 0815. Over Belgium, solid overcast conditions were encountered, thus obscuring the primary and any suitable Targets of Opportunity. The mission was recalled when the ships reached a position of 5158N-0315E, all returning safely with no damage or casualties. Mission aircraft landed safely around 1230.

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31 MAY 1944

MISSION #97      Target: Brussels (Recalled)


31 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670

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

31 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 222

P Paroly, B. 2nd Lt.
CP McDonald, W.L. 2nd Lt.
N Tooman, H.K. 2nd Lt.
B Supp, J.W. 2nd Lt.
E Standley, G.A. S/Sgt.
R Conley, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Scott, R.J. Sgt.
LW Mackie, R.A. Sgt.
BT Clarke, A.B. Sgt.
TG Tart, E.E. Sgt.

31 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617

P Martin, R.C. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Hilbert, H.S. 2nd Lt.
N Waldo, L.C. 2nd Lt.
B Wear, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Blees, K.H. S/Sgt.
R Thiel, J.G. S/Sgt.
RW Minton, D.C. Sgt.
LW Jackson, H. Sgt.
BT Cannon, M.H. Sgt.
TG Roberts, M.E. Sgt.

31 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511

P Peifer, K.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Nielsen, P.H. 2nd Lt.
N Coe, J.D. 2nd Lt.
B Ott, C.A. 2nd Lt.
E Thornborrow, R.R. S/Sgt.
R Fitzmorris, T.L. S/Sgt.
RW Nichols, L.E. Sgt.
LW Parrish, J.I. Sgt.
BT Sherman, I.G. Sgt.
TG Calvitt, J.L. Sgt.

31 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131

P Wittel, E.F. 1st Lt.
CP Marsters, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Teague, H.S. 2nd Lt.
B Scott, K.R. 2nd Lt.
E Cannada, V.P. T/Sgt.
R Jeffcoat, C.M. T/Sgt.
RW Prost, B.J. S/Sgt.
LW Williams, R.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lancaster, P.M. S/Sgt.

31 May 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031

P Demers, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Sylvester, H. 2nd Lt.
N Neisloss, S.L. 2nd Lt.
B Adamson, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Bell, E.M. S/Sgt.
R Galea, J.H.D. S/Sgt.
RW Adelson, D. Sgt.
LW Allen, W.J. Sgt.
BT Baer, D.J. Sgt.
TG Arnold, E.L. Sgt.

31 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432

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

31 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 096

P Anundson, P.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Hadley, L.R. 2nd Lt.
N Fehrenbacher, D.E. 2nd Lt.
NG Hultengren, C.W. Sgt.
E Cooke, W.B. S/Sgt.
R Clendening, R.D. S/Sgt.
RW Schliesmayer, R.N. Sgt.
LW Berry, H.F. S/Sgt.
BT Farrar, R.E. Sgt.
TG Kleber, W.M. Sgt.

31 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323

P Pierson, L.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Hart, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Dunham, K.E. 2nd Lt.
NG Shaeffer, J.O. S/Sgt.
E Hartline, J.B. S/Sgt.
R Dawson, J.C. S/Sgt.
RW Cyran, T.J. Sgt.
LW DelSol, E.J. Sgt.
BT Gover, G.W. Cpl.
TG Vandeventer, L.V. Pfc.

31 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 287

P Pierce, W.R. F/O
CP Brizendine, T.O. 2nd Lt.
N Putziger, S. 2nd Lt.
NG Wakelee, D.L. S/Sgt..
E Stand, A.J. S/Sgt.
R Rankin, R.P. S/Sgt.
RW Cooperman, G.F. Pfc.
LW Ferenc, F.J. Sgt.
BT Apter, A. Pvt.
TG Carrabba, C. Sgt.

31 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 012

P Scheltens, G.A. 1st Lt.
CP Vaughan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Coward, D.M. 1st Lt.
NG Cordick, D.H. S/Sgt.
E Mandelkow, E. S/Sgt.
R Borden, K.L. T/Sgt.
RW Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
LW Crotty, W.L. S/Sgt.
BT Thompson, I.F. S/Sgt.
TG Freeman, J.B. Sgt.
Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.

31 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495

P Belitz, H.G. 1st Lt.
CP Cook, L.B. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Sekul, J.G. S/Sgt.
R Mulhern, R.T. S/Sgt.
RW Vineall, B.H. Sgt.
LW Peters, H.J. Sgt.
BT Smith, W.H. Sgt.
TG Walz, H.R. Sgt.

31 May 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 649

P Bradford, M.A. 1st Lt.
CP Holben, W.P. 2nd Lt.
N Maxfield, W.P. 2nd Lt.
NG Potasiewicz, J.F. Pvt.
E Chapman, K.W. T/Sgt.
R O'Brien, W.W. T/Sgt.
RW Reausaw, F.M. S/Sgt.
LW Macklin, C.D. T/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Yanora, M.R. S/Sgt.

31 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 966

P Roberts, A.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Houtz, G.B. 2nd Lt.
N Prentice, C.L. 2nd Lt.
B Hart, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Rojas, Y. S/Sgt.
R Lippert, K.A. S/Sgt.
RW Blaise, E.W. Sgt.
LW Warfield, L.C. Sgt.
BT Collins, R.R. S/Sgt.
TG Pryor, M.L. Sgt.

31 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478

P Reade, J.J. Capt.
CP Long, J.D. 1st Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Joachim, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Schwabel, C.A. T/Sgt.
RW Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
LW Sikoff, H. S/Sgt.
BT Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
TG Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
NG Daniels, A.S. 2nd Lt.

31 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466

P Bridson, G.L. 1st Lt.
CP Green, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N White, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Willemin, W.W. 2nd Lt.
E Ashcraft, B. S/Sgt.
R Paolucci, U. S/Sgt.
RW Seery, J.B. S/Sgt.
LW Stafford, J.A. Sgt.
BT Powers, G. S/Sgt.
TG Tatelbaum, G. S/Sgt.
NG Phelps, G.A. S/Sgt.

31 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 035

P Hamblen, C.W. 1st Lt.
CP McCarter, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hurst, F.B. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Joyce, G.P. 2nd Lt.
E Sears, A.R. T/Sgt.
R Burnell, W.E. T/Sgt.
RW Harris, H.E. S/Sgt.
LW Butler, G.R. S/Sgt.
BT McLain, B.G. Pvt.
TG Lindsay, V.R. S/Sgt.

31 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241

P Cheek, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Szenegato, J. 2nd Lt.
N Beddingfield, L.L. 2nd Lt.
B Morse, A. 2nd Lt.
E Curry, E.D. S/Sgt.
R Schroeck, L.A. S/Sgt.
RW Layman, H.A. Sgt.
LW Miles, V.G. Sgt.
BT Corcoran, R.G. Sgt.
TG Miller, J.E. Sgt.

31 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 002

P Maris, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Gerbing, T.M. 2nd Lt.
N Silverman, H.I. 2nd Lt.
B Taylor, J.W. 2nd Lt.
E Fitzgerald, M.B. S/Sgt.
R Trinkle, C.E. S/Sgt.
RW McFarren, L.W. Sgt.
LW Legendre, V.J. Sgt.
BT Young, H.M. Sgt.
TG Miller, M. Sgt.

31 May 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337

P Kohl, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Shultz, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Foote, B.F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Kerley, A.D. 2nd Lt.
E Higdon, R.E. S/Sgt.
R Scales, R.R. S/Sgt.
RW Ehring, E.O. Sgt.
LW Agalsoff, D.N. Sgt.
BT Peters, J.M. Sgt.
TG Intardonato, S.J. Sgt.

31 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615

CA Francine, J.L. Maj.
P Hunt, N.J. 1st Lt.
CP Roetzel, P.B. 2nd Lt.
N Shelton, O.W. 2nd Lt.
B Sullivan, F.J. 2nd Lt.
E McKinzie, W.L. T/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, H.C. T/Sgt.
RW Osment, M. S/Sgt.
LW Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
BT Jackson, L.A. S/Sgt.
TG Whitlock, G.E. Pvt.
NG Lory, R.C. 1st Lt.

31 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544

P Cornell, J.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Berger, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Ingels, G.A. 2nd Lt.
NG Courtney, E.J. S/Sgt.
R Hebert, I.L. S/Sgt.
E Kuchta, J. S/Sgt.
RW Stahl, W.H. Sgt.
LW Rawson, B.J. S/Sgt.
BT Daywalt, J.E. S/Sgt.
TG Siegel, G.W. S/Sgt.

31 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448

P Niederriter, R.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Spencer, F.R. 2nd Lt.
N Richert, G.W. F/O
B Correnty, R.D. 2nd Lt.
E Maertens, H.J. S/Sgt.
R Underwood, J.W. S/Sgt.
RW Greenwood, I.G. Sgt.
NG Flowers, W.C. Sgt.
BT Traina, S. Sgt.
TG Spurgeon, E.F. Sgt.

31 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 135

P Thomas, J.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Whitford, D. 2nd Lt.
N McFarlin, J.F. F/O
B Hyre, G.R. F/O
E Nicolson, A. S/Sgt.
R Haywood, H.F. S/Sgt.
RW Powers, R.J. Sgt.
LW McEvoy, P.S. Sgt.
BT Eller, M. Sgt.
TG O'Neill, W.P. Sgt.

31 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 608

CA Keilman, M.H. Maj.
P McGregor, J.A. Capt.
CP Taylor, R.E. 1st Lt.
N Swangren, R. Capt.
B Good, R.E. 1st Lt.
E Galloway, W.E. T/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Long, B. S/Sgt.
LW Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
BT Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
NG McMahon, C.D. 2nd Lt.

31 May 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 308

P Ruvolis, L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Wunderlin, C.F. 2nd Lt.
N Mayer, R.S. F/O
B Young, E. 2nd Lt.
E Cowley, J.C. S/Sgt.
R Garvey, J.A. S/Sgt.
RW Beltz, G.E. Sgt.
LW Schenkenberger, J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Sheridan, T.V. Sgt.




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