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 Dailies of the 401st Squadron

1944

Transcribed by Merle Choffel

401st DAILY REPORTS prepared by 1st Lt. Charles Albidress.

(Transcriber’s Note: I was unable to make a readable copy of the first page of the January 1944 Daily Reports. I was not even able to read the page on the micro-film reader. The January 1944 Daily Reports will begin with 4 January 1944. Since all Mission reports are grouped at the end of the month, on the Micro-film, it appears that the 401st Squadron did not fly any Missions on the first three days of January 1944.)

4 January 1944 – GROUND SCHOOL;    

Code, Harwell Trainer and Radio Lecture    4       28.00 man-hours.    

Code                                       5        5.45 man-hours.    

Radio Network                              5        5.00 man-hours.    

Skeet                                      8       16.00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO KIEL , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #          TOT             ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET 771           1139              25,300 ft            42 M47 IB 929------------------Sortie……..------------------------Jettisoned in North Sea 187           1138.5            25,900 ft            42 M47 IB 578           1137.5            25,300 ft            42 M47 IB 079           1143              26,000 ft            42 M47 IB 712           1137.5            25,200 ft            42 M47 IB BOMBING RESULTS: Cloud and smoke screen prevented accurate observation. Crews reported fires and smoke in target area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None recognized. However one crew reported 3 Me 110’s. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinities of Westerheaver, Schleswig and Eckernfords. At target AA fire was moderate and rather accurate. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSIONS: A/C 771: Lts. R. S. Roberts, F. L. Butler, J. W. Ryan, J. C. Wellman, T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. W. J. King, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, J. H. Clifton, F. M. Lenke Jr. A/C 929: Lts. F. C. Ammann, M. E. Kirby, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, Sgt J. J. Lacarossa, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt/ F. D. Bynon Jr., S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, W. L. Sexton. A/C 578: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. M. Heilig, B. P. Hart, F/O T. J. Capparell, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, Sgt. Martin Goldberg, T/Sgt. F. S. Kirby, S/Sgts. H. R. Harding, R. C. Ginsberg, P. C. Bara. A/C 187: Lts. Bob Tibbetts Jr., Alexander Ellerman, L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgt. J. W. Brady, S/Sgt. C. E. Clark, T/Sgt. R. E. Kidder, S/Sgts. W. J. Davis, D. E. Morse, W. W. Tressler. A/C 079: Lts. P.M. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan Jr., O. D. Phillips Jr., A. W. Truesdale. A/C 712: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. E. Shea, T. W. Harper, T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell, S/Sgts. C. R. Bateman, P. J. Del Torto, R. N. Kasch, Sgt. K. P. Fiigen, S/Sgt. A. A. Seeley. MISCELLANEOUS: A/C 929 left formation at 5440 N-0900E to preserve gas. The Bomb Bay doors stuck and the Selector Handle was frozen so it could not be moved from locked position to selective, resulting in jettisoning of their bombs. 5 January 1944 - NO PERSONNEL CHANGES. GROUND SCHOOL :     Code                         2              2:00 man-hours.     Radio Network                3              3:00 man-hours.     Link Trainer                 2              2:00 man-hours     Fuses for Bombardiers        2              2:00 man-hours.     Aircraft Recognition        32             32:00 man-hours. FLYING: MISSION TO TOURS , FRANCE . Squadron supplied 8 A/C for this mission. A/C #          TOT             ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 639           1143              20,000 ft            16x300 187           1143              21,000 ft            16x300 958           1143.5            19,800 ft            8x300  8x300 brought back 578           1144              19,500 ft            16x300 771           1143              20,400 ft            16x300 679           1143              20,600 ft            16x300 073           1144              20,000 ft            16x300 929           1143              20,000 ft            16x300 BOMBING RESULTS: Generally described as good. Target area covered with bomb bursts and a high column of black smoke observed. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: From 3 to 8 E/F engaged our formations. One Ju 88, one yellow-nosed Me 109 and FW 190’s comprised the opposition. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire experienced at target and from the vicinity of Sille and on the coast. A pair of rockets were observed coming up from the ground between 4736N-0021E and 4742N-0004E. They burst with black puffs but trailed white streaks in flight. They were inaccurate for us but believed to have hit an aircraft from the low group. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good support was given by P-47’s to the target and part of the way back; while Spitfires escorted from a point near the coast to mid channel. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: A/C 771- S/Sgt. Frank Topitz-1 FW 190 damaged. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:
A/C 639: Capt J. H. McPartlin, Lts. B. D. Moore, J. M. Hexum, T/Sgts. F. G. Seaver, G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. R. J. Vogler, D. J. Aldrich, B. W. Yeager, Lt. F. F. Whitcomb, Col. C. E. Putnam as CP. A/C 187: Lts. H. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. M. Donigan, T/Sgt. L. J. Viskocil. S/Sgts. R. G. Hartford, R. E. Rigaud, H. V. Lane, H. R. Small, J. D. Hamner. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgts. J. E. Cardwell, R. E. Pruitt, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. E. Winfree. A/C 578: Lts. R. S. Roberts, N. A. Daniels, J. W. Ryan, J. C. Wellman, T/Sgts. W. B. Neal, W. J. King, S/Sgts. Joseph York, Elmer Weaver, J. H. Clifton, F. H. Lenke Jr. A/C Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, S/Sgt. E. A. Diethorn, T/Sgt. Ward Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, G,. N. Cloyd, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. A/C 679: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. D. Thompson, Harold Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgt. Dale Jackson, S/Sgts. P. K. Del Torto, R. N. Kasch, M. K. Delong, A. A. Scelza, R. J. Schupp. A/C 073: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, D. T. Weiss, S/Sgt. S. L. Sommers, T/Sgt. Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, D. R. Bartlett, Neil Gillis, A. A. Seeley. A/C 929: Lts. F. C. Ammann, H. S. Kirby, H. A. Levin, Patrick McNulty, Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon Jr., S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, Howard Hornick, Frank Martin, W. L. Sexton. 6 January 1944 – M/Sgt. Quarles transferred to 460th Sub Depot, AAF Station 130. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer                    2                   2:00 man-hours.     A/C Recognition                58                  58:00 man-hours.     Pilot’s Meeting                14                  14:00 man-hours.     Harwell Trainer/Radio Network  12                  18:00 man-hours. FLYING: 1 A/C on local flight for 1.00 hour. 1 A/C on local high altitude camera bombing flight 2.00 hours. 7 January 1944 – 2nd Lt. Frank D. Turk promoted to 1st Lt. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer                    4                   4:00 man-hours.     Code                            3                   3:45 man-hours.     Harwell Trainer                 9                  13:30 man-hours. FLYING: 1 A/C flew local flight for 1:30 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country flight for 1:50 hours. 1 A/C flew formation flight for total 1:00 hour. MISSION TO LUDWIGSHAVEN , GERMANY . A/C #          TOT             ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 929          1156 Hrs           26,100 ft                8x250 IB’s 958          1156 Hrs           26,700 ft               16x250 IB’s 073          1157 Hrs           27,000 ft                8x250 IB’s 771--------------Aborted------------------------------------------------------ 679          1150               26,700 ft                8x250 IB’s BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to dense undercast. One crew reports, “Gray and reddish smoke coming up through clouds up to 18,000 feet.” ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Attacked in two waves; from 17 to 50 single-engine fighters attacked the formation or were in vicinity. First group attacked during change over from P-47 to P-38 escort. Spits drove off E/A attacking stragglers. Attacks made singly, in pairs and in threes and described as not very aggressive. One FW reported as lobbing a rocket from 850 to 1000 yards behind formation. One FW made an attack with what was described as a bomb suspended at end of a cable. No hit reported. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good. Spitfires excelled in affording protection to this formation. P-38’s and P-47’s seen in large numbers. FLAK: Moderate, inaccurate fire experienced at Findhoven; meager to moderate accurate fire encountered west of Koln . CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: A/C 073-T/Sgt. J. C. Maddox-Me109 Probable. A/C 073-S/Sgt. A. A. Seeley-Me 109 Destroyed. A/C 929-S/Sgt. D. L. Sommers-Me 109 Destroyed. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 578: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. R. Dempsey, B. P. Hart, J. D. Pope, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, S/Sgt. R. L. Jackson, T/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgts. Anthony Dannucci, Elvin Walsh, Jr. A/C 929: Lts. J. E. LaFontin, F. L. Butler, F. T. Keneley, Jr., J. M. Donigan, S/Sgts. D. L. Sommers, R. D. Libby, D. S. Abeles, A. A. Seeley, D. E. Schwab, M. P. LaCasse. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. J. E. Cardwell, S/Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/ Sgt. R. E. Pruitt, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. E. Winfree. A/C 073: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. C. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgt. J. C. Maddox, S/Sgt. N. V. Pero, T/Sgt. Andrew Baluschak, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, Neil Gillis, A. A. Seeley. A/C 679: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. H. Simonson, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. R. E. Viskocil, S/Sgts. H. V. Lane, R. G. Hartford, H. R. Small, R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hammer. 8 January 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES. GROUND SCHOOL :     Code Practice                 11               16:00 man-hours.     Harwell Trainer                5                7:30 man-hours.     Link Trainer                   3                3:00 man-hours.     Radio Network                  1                1:30 man-hours.     A/C Recognition              150              150:00 man-hours. FLYING: 1 A/C flew local flight for total of 1:00 hour. 9 January 1944 – S/Sgt. Maurice F. Skiles, 17122140, died at 1215 hours in 49th Station Hospital of flak wounds incurred on Mission to Calais, France, December 24, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: 1 A/C flew a cross-country flight for total:30 hours. 1 A/C flew local flight for total 1:00 hour. 1 A/C flew a local, AFCE Bombing flight for 1:15 hours. 5 A/C flew a local formation flight for 10:05 hours. 10 January 1944 – S/Sgt. R. G. Ziegler transferred to Hq Squadron, 1st CCRC Group, AAF Station 112. Cpl. Frank P. Morgan, 34249772, assigned and joined from 1st Station Complement Squadron. Sgt. Martin Belovin, 12033210, transferred to 1st Station Complement Squadron, this station. GROUND SCHOOL :     Code Practice                17                22:15 msn-hours.     Radio Network                 4                 6:00 man-hours.     A/C Recognition              90                90:00 man-hours.     Bomb Rack- Discussion         8                 8:00 man-hours. FLYING: 1 A/C flew a local flight for total 1:15 hours. 9 A/C flew a local flight (formation) for 27:00 hours. 11 January 1944 – S/Sgt. H. C. McConnell, 15331398, transferred to 12th RCD, Station 591. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer                  2                 2:00 man-hours.     Code                          7                 8:45 man-hours.     Harwell Trainer               4                 4:00 Man-hours. FLYING: MISSION TO OSCHERSLEBEN , GERMANY . Squadron supplied 10 A/C for this mission. A/C #          TOT             ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET 187                                                  42 x 100 IB’s 729                                                  21 x 100 IB’s 929                                                  42 x 100 IB’s 771                                                  42 x 100 IB’s 591                                                  21 x 100 IB’s 679                                                  21 x 100 IB’s 079                                                  42 x 100 IB’s 578                                                  42 x 100 IB’s 958-----------------------------Did not take off.---------------------------- 073                                                  21 x 100 IB’s BOMBING RESULTS: Strike photographs show the target well covered by bomb bursts and smoke. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: From 75 to 100 E/A encountered west of Dommers Lake and stayed with formation until just before target. Attacks were concentrated on lead and low groups from head-on with sporadic attacks on tail. Attacks aggressive and attacked in numbers from 3 to 20 at a time. Group under attack approximately one hour. No fighter support seen at that time. Me 109’s and FW 190’s made up bulk of E/A but Ju 88’s, Me 210’s and one Me 410 were reported. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinity of Furstenau, at Braunschweig and Egmond. Moderate, accurate fire reported from Calle. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: A/C 079, S/Sgt. A. W. Truesdale – FW 190 destroyed. A/C 079, S/Sgt. Steve Pogan –Me 410 destroyed. A/C 578, S/Sgt. H. R. Harding – Me 110 destroyed. A/C 679, S/Sgt. M. J. Schupp – FW 190 destroyed. A/C 679, 2nd Lt. T. W. Harper – Me 109 probable. A/C 187, S/Sgt. R. O. Duncan – FW 190 destroyed. (See Extra) CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 729: Capt. J. H. McPartlin, Lt. Col. C. G. Gillespie, Lts. B. D. Moore, J. M. Hexum, Capt. J. A. Fisher, T/Sgts. F. G. Seaver, J. P. Armstrong, Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich, Capt. Bill H. Martin (Group Operations) Maj. Weinberner (Observer). A/C 929: Lts. F. C. Ammann, M. R. Kirby, H. A. Levin, P. M. McNulty, Sgt, J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Mernick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, W. L. Sexton. A/C 771: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, S/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, Frank Topitz, T/Sgt. W. R. Simonson, S/Sgts. G. A. Wiggett, E. J. Letalien, P. F. Lunt. A/C 591: Lts. R. S. Roberts, F. L. Butler, J. W. Ryan, J. C. Wellman, Maj. C. D. Lee (Observer 8th BG), T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. W. J. King, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, J. H. Clifton, F. H. Lenke, Jr. A/C 679: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold Levin, T. W. Harper, S/Sgts. R. M. Saffell, M. K. Delong, P. J. DelTorto, A. A. Scelza, R. K. Kasch, R. J. Schupp. A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, Sgt. K. R. Aldrich, S/Sgt. S. J. Pogan, Jr., Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgt. A. W. Truesdale. A/C 578: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. P. Richards, F/O T. J. Capparell, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, Sgt. Martin Goldberg, T/Sgt. P. B. Kirby, S/Sgts. R. D. Libby, R. R. Harding, P. C. Bara. A/C 073: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgts. H. V. Lane, R. C. Hartford, H. R. Small, R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hammer. A/C 187: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. M. Morey, F. R. Hedstrom, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgt. R. A. Wood, S/Sgt. G. A. Parrish, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. R. O. Duncan, A. G. Romulis, J. L. Ziegler. MISCELLANEOUS: A/C 929 received major battle damage from flak. All ships landed at other fields due to weather closing in over this base. 12 January 1944 – 2nd Lts. J. R. Grube, A. C. Rinne, H. G. Youncy assigned and joined from 1st CCRC, AAF Station 112. Lt. Wendell. Quattlebaum transferred to 49th Station Hospital, APO 557. Pfc. W. (NMI) Lipschutz, 3357858, transferred to 324th Squadron, this station. Pvt. William P. Warthen, 36556348, assigned and joined from 324th Squadron. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer                  3                3:00     Harwell Trainer               4                6:00     Code Practice                 6                6:00     A/C Recognition              41               41:00 FLYING: None. 13 January 1944 – Capt. George P. Ward, O-644930 assigned and joined from 91st Bomb Group Hq. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer                  6                6:15     Ass’t Radio Code              5                6:30     Target Identification        14               14:00     Shadowgraph                   7                7:00     Wing Network                  4                4:00     Code Practice                11               11:00     Skeet Shoot                   8               16:00     Bomb Nav Class               10               10:00 FLYING: 8 A/C on cross-country flight for total 10:00 hours. 14 January 1944 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer                          4        4:30     Radio Procedure                       3        3:45     A/C Recognition                      40       40:00     Code, Harwell Trainer/Radio Network  10       15:00 Gee Trainer                               4        4:00 FLYING: MISSION TO CROISETTE , FRANCE . Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #       TOT            ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET 911        1537             11,650 ft              Jettisoned in Channel 745        1502             12,300 ft                 12x500 958        1502             12,550 ft                 12x500 679        1503             12,500 ft                 12x500 079        1502             12,600 ft                 12x500 578        1502             12,500 ft                 12x500 BOMBING RESULTS: POOR! Bursts were seen between 500 and 1000 yards over and to the right. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FLAK: No AA fire directed at our group. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Excellent! CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 911: Capt. J. H. McPartlin, Lts. R. S. Roberts, J. A. Ryan, J. C. Wellman, Maj. George H. Weinberner, (8th Air Force Hq.), T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. N. J. King, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, J. H. Clifton, Lt. F. L. Sutler, Capt W. H. Sticklen (Gp. Bomb). A/C 745: Lts. Irvin Piacentini, J. A. Rogers, B. P. Hart, F. W. Merkert, T/Sgt. R. V. Goratemeier, S/Sgt. G. G. Selter, T/Sgt. J. L. Wolstenhelms, S/Sgts. R. M. Dodge, H. J. Rhode, R. S. Miller. A/C 958: Lts. Bob Tibbetts, Alexander Ellerman, Jr., L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgt. J. W. Brady, S/Sgt. C. E. Clark, T/Sgt. R. E. Kidder, S/Sgts. W. J. Davis, D. E. Morse, F. H. Lenke, Jr. A/C 679: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. C. Stuart, H. G. Yockey, T/Sgts. J. C. Maddox, Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgts. P. R. Small, A. G. Romulis, K. F. Fiigen, A. A. Seeley, Lt. J. A. Graham. A/C 079: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. R. Dempsey, D. M. Shea, W. C. Rinne, J. D. Pope, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, S/Sgt. R. L. Jackson, T/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, Sgt. C. H. Zimmerman, S/Sgts. Anthony Dannucci, Elvin Walsh, Jr., Maj. C. D. Lee (8th Air Force Hq.) A/C 578: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, J. R. Simonson, J. R. Grube, T/Sgts. Dale Jackson, D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. R. J. Vogler, M. V. Pero, H. V. Lane, Sgt. T. C. Lardin. 15 January 1944 – Following 2nd Lts. promoted to 1st Lts: P. R. Coleman, C. R. Price, L. T. Sharum and D. E. Shea . GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer               5                  5:30     Procedure Lecture          5                  6:15     A/C Recognition           49                 49:00     Target Ident.             15                 15:00     Skeet                      7                 14:00     Code, Harwell Radio       17                 25:30 Navigation Class               1                  2:00 FLYING: None. 16 January 1944 -  Lt. H. C. Demody transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49th Station Hospital . Maj. H. R. Middleton transferred to 323rd Bomb Squadron, this station. GROUND SCHOOL :     Spotlight Trainer          6                  3:00     Bomb Trainer               3                  3:00     Link Trainer               3                  3:00     First Aid                150                150:00 FLYING: None. 17 January 1944 – Pvts. T. J. Sams and G. J. Valdes transferred to 1st Station Compliment Squadron , this station. Pvts. Paul H. Betzer and Jack S. Bowen assigned and joined from 1st Station Compliment. Transfer of Maj. W. R. Middleton revoked. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer               5                  5:00     Skeet Shooting             9                 18:00     Code                       7                  8:45     A/C Recognition           54                 54:00     Bomb Rack Instruction      5                  5:00 Harwell Trainer, Radio        14                 20:30 FLYING: None. 18 January 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer               5                  5:15     Navigation Class           7                  7:00     Ass’t Radio’s Code         8                 10:00     Bomb Trainer               5                  5:00     Bomb Nav Class            11                 11:00     Lecture & Radio Network   17                 25:30 FLYING: None. 19 January 1944 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES. Col. Clyde Gillespie, Commanding Officer of this Squadron goes on DS to Ridgewell. Capt. J. H. McPartlin, Ops. Officer assumes command, temporarily. GROUND SCHOOL :     Spotlight Trainer          7                  3:30     Harwell Trainer            2                  2:00     Navigation Class           6                 12:00     Link Trainer               4                  4:00     Code Practice              5                  5:00     Code Check                 6                  6:00     Shadowgraph                8                 16:00 FLYING: 1 A/C on local formation bombing flight for 2:30 hours. 20 January 1944 – Maj. W. K. Middleton transferred to 323rd Bomb Squadron, this station. GROUND SCHOOL :     A/C Recognition           70                 70:00     Gunnery                    8                  8:00     Gee Trainer                6                  6:00     Radio Network              4                  4:00     Link Trainer               4                  4:00     Target Identification     16                 16:00      Bomb Trainer              3                  3:00     Code Practice             33                 33:00     Spin Critique            150                150:00 FLYING: 2 A/C on cross-country flight for 2:00 hours. 21 January 1944 – 1st Lt. A. J. Kosconski promoted to Captain. GROUND SCHOOL :     Skeet Shooting             9                 18:00     Harwell Trainer            2                  2:00     Spotlight Trainer          4                  2:00     Code                       9                  9:00 FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country flight for 2:00 hours. MISSION TO CHERBOURG , FRANCE (Abortive sortie.) A/C #        TOT               ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET 911---------------Abortive Sorties--------------------------------------------------- 578---------------                      --------------------------------------------------- 958---------------                      --------------------------------------------------- 679---------------                      --------------------------------------------------- 591---------------Did not take off.-------------------------------------------------- 771---------------Abortive Sortie--------------------------------------------------- 079---------------                      --------------------------------------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: 16 A/C of this Group identified Target and bombed same with fair results; crews reported bursts in Target area. 16 A/C of which this Squadron was a part, made two bomb runs on target but were unable to identify same. 5/10 to 8/10 cloud cover made identification impossible. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FLAK: Moderate accurate AA fire reported coming from vicinity of Cherbourg . Meager, gray bursts reported three miles NE of Valognes and moderate accurate AA fire from vicinity of target. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Our A/C were covered throughout the first bomb runs but the fighter support left before some of our ships had made the second run. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 911: Capt. J. H. Mc Partlin, Lts. W. B. Smith, B. D. Moore, H. A. Groombridge, J. W. Hexum, G. H. Heilig, T/Sgt. F. G. Seaver, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. F. R. Kirby, S/Sgts. John Husick, D. J. Aldrich. A/C 578: Lts. F. C. Ammann, H. R. Kirby,, Harold A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, Sgt. H. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, w. l. Sexton. A/C 958: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. C. Flinn, Jr., E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. R. E. Yeager, S/Sgts. J. R. Marshall, L. R. Holland, I. J. Latalien, Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget. A/C 679: Lts. Irvin Piacentini, J. A. Rogers, W. P. Hart, F. W. Merkert, T/Sgt. R. E. Gerstemeier, S/Sgt. R. S. Miller, T/Sgt. J. L. Wolstenholme, S/Sgts. R. M. Dodge, H. J. Rhode, G. G. Selter. A/C 771: Lts. F. D. Turk, C. R. Peck, J. H. Grubb, J. W. Donigan, T/Sgt. Dale Jackson, S/Sgt. N. V. Pero, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, Neil Gillis, T. C. Lardin. A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, R. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, Sgt. K. R. Aldrich, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan, Jr., O. D. Phillips, Jr., A. W. Truesdale. S/Sgt. F. J. DelTorto on 324th Aircraft. 22 January 1944 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES. GROUND SCHOOL :     Gee Trainer                7                  7:00     Code                      18                 24:30     Radio Network              7                 10:30     Bomb Trainer               6                  6:00 FLYING: None. 23 January 1944 – M/Sgt. H. W. Cordes transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49th Station Hospital . GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: 6 A/C on local high altitude , formation flight for 20:00 hours. 2 A/C on cross-country flight for 3:00 hours. 24 January 1944 – Lt. Col. Clyde Gillespie returns from DS and reassumes command. GROUND SCHOOL :     Spotlight Trainer          7                  3:30     A/C Recognition           91                 91:00     Gunnery Class              4                  4:00     Radio                     12                 17:00 FLYING: 1 A/C on local flight for 3:00 hours. MISSION TO FRANKFORT , GERMANY . Mission recalled. 25 January 1944 – 1st Lt. J. M. Hexum promoted to Capt, effective 20 January 1944. 2nd Lt. W. P. Conlon promoted to 1st Lt., effective 20 January 1944. GROUND SCHOOL :     A/C Recognition           59                 59:00     Gee Trainer                3                  2:00     Code Practice              1                  1:00     Target Identification     18                 18:00     Radio Class                7                  7:00     Link Trainer               2                  2:00 FLYING: 5 A/C flew local flight for total 6:30 hours. 2 A/C flew high altitude flight for total 3:35 hours. 1 A/C flew camera bombing flight for total 2:00 hours. 6 A/C flew cross-country flight for total 7:00 hours. 26 January 1944 – Following 2nd Lts. promoted to 1st Lt. F. C. Ammann, S. L. Evans, J. A. Graham, Griesbach, J. K. LaFontin, L. F. Rentmeester, effective 20 January 1944. S/Sgt. Charles L. Ross, 13119163,assigned and joined from 12th RCD. GROUND SCHOOL:     A/C Recognition          107                107:00     Skeet                      8                 16:00     Shadowgraph                3                  2:30     Spotlight Trainer         12                  6:00     Gunnery Class              4                  4:00     Gunnery Critique         145                145:00     Code Practice             40                 57:30 FLYING: None. 27 January 1944 – Mrs. Laura Docais, wife of M/Sgt, Jerome Z. Docais had a 8.25 pound baby boy today! Sgt. Harold P. Savarese, 6924950, transferred to AC from Ordnance effective 26 January 1944. Lt. Billy S. Brown, O-044859 transferred to this unit effective 15 November 1943. GROUND SCHOOL:     Target Identification     18                 18:00     Bomb Trainer               2                  1:30     Gee Trainer                6                  5:30     Radio Network              4                  4:00     Code Practice             20                 28:30     Dinghy Drill              20                 10:00 FLYING: 1 A/C flew local flight for total 1:25 hours. 28 January 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     Skeet                      6                 12:00     Code Practice              8                  8:00     Harwell Trainer           11                 11:00     Shadowgraph                2                  2:00     Spotlight Trainer          7                  3:30     A/C Recognition           39                 39:00     Code Practice              9                  9:00     Gunnery Class              3                  3:00     Link Trainer               1                  1:00 FLYING: 9 A/C flew local, high altitude, formation flight for total 25:00 hours. 5 A/C flew formation flight for total 12:00 hours. 3 A/C flew local flight for total 6:25 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country flight for total 1:30 hours. 29 January 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:  Radio School   9                  9:00 FLYING: 12 A/C and 13 crews on mission to Frankfurt, Germany. (See attached mission report.) TRANSCRIBERS NOTE: I could not find a mission report for this mission. 30 January 1944 – Pvt. Sidney A. Barrett, 7071112, assigned and joined from 1st Station Complement Squadron, this station. T/Sgt. Roy R. Pruitt, 37237182, killed in action (See Mission Report.) GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: 1 A/C in local, high altitude flight for total 2:00 hours. 1 A/C in cross-country flight for total 2:15 hours. MISSION TO BRUNSWICK, GERMANY. The Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #             TOT           ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET 079              1158             22,600 ft            12x500 578              1157             22,800 ft            12x500 073              1158             22,300 ft            6x500 (Bomb-bay Tank.) 729              1158             22,000 ft            6x500 (Bomb-bay Tank.) 591              1157             22,300 ft            12x500 958              1158             22,000 ft            12x500 BOMBING RESULTS: Made on PFF. Due to 10/10 undercast the results were unobserved. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: From 30 to 50 E/A were seen. Types were Me 109’s, FW 190’s, Me 110’s, Me 210’s and some Ju 88’s. Our formations which were described as good, were subjected to two major attacks. One was suffered just before the I .P. to the target, and the other on the way back from Dummer Lake to the Zuider Zee. One FW 190 reported attacking with aerial bomb. Other A/C (enemy) dropped parachute bombs on formation. FLAK: Maeger, inaccurate AA fire reported at Dummer See, Minden and at target. Moderate AA fire seen at Hanover. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Described as poor. No visible support enroute to the target and no area cover at the target. It is believed weather conditions were responsible. CASUALTIES: A/C 578 – T/Sgt. Fred B. Kirby – 20MM wound on legs, arms and head. A/C 591 – T/Sgt. Robert E. Gerstemeier – leg blown off by 20MM. A/C 958 – T/Sgt. Roy E. Pruitt – killed by 13MM. T/Sgt. Joe Z. Cardwell from same A/C, bullet wound in left arm and flak wound in left leg. CLAIMS: A/C 958 – Lt. Leo D. Godfrey, 1 FW 190 destroyed; T/Sgt. Joe Z. Cardwell, 1 FW 190 damaged. A/C 073 –S/Sgt. Eugene J. Latalien, 1 Me 109 probable, 1 Me 109 destroyed. A/C 578 – S/Sgt. Paul C. Bara, 1 Me 109 destroyed. A/C 079 – S/Sgt. Frank Martin, 1 Me 109 destroyed; S/Sgt. Wallace L. Sexton, 1 FW 190 destroyed; Lt. Harold A. Levin, 1 Me 109 destroyed. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 729: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. R. Dempsey, H. G. Yockey, J. D. Pope, T/Sgt. M. R. Painter, S/Sgt. A. G. Romulis, T/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. Anthony Dannucci, Jr., R. L. Jackson, Elvin Walsh, Jr. A/C 958: Lts. C. I. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. J. Z Cardwell, S/Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/Sgt. Roy E. Pruitt, S/Sgts. John Hinda. R. J. Jackson, R. E. Winfree. A/C 073: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. C. Flinn, Jr., E. R, Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, S/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgts. L. R. Holland, E. J. Latalien, J. R. Marshall, J. R. Paget. A/C 578: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. P. Kennedy, F/O T. J. Capparell, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, S/Sgt. H. R. Harding, T/Sgt. F. B. Kirby, S/Sgt. R. H. Brown, Jr., Sgt. W. W. Tressler, S/Sgt. P. C. Bara. A/C 079: Lts. F. C. Ammann, H. K. Kirby, Harold A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. I. F. Kennedy, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. Frank Martin, Howard Hornick, W. L. Sexton. A/C 591: Lts. Irvin Piacentini, J. A. Rogers, B. P. Hart, F. W. Merkert, T/Sgt. R. E. Gerstemeier, S/Sgt. H. J. Rhode, T/Sgt. J. L. Wolstenholme, S/Sgts. R. M. Dodge, R. S. Miller, G. G. Salter. 31 January 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL GROUND SCHOOL:     Skeet Shoot               10                 20:00 hrs.     Radio class                1                  1:15 hrs. FLYING: 1 A/C flew local Camera Bombing Flight for 1:00 hour. 2 A/C flew cross-country flight for total 2:15 hours. 1 A/C in local flight for total 1:30 hours. 401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by 1st Lt. Charles Albidress 1 February 1944 – Total strength on this date: 91 Officers; 2 Flight Officers; 423 Enlisted Men. S/Sgt. John Husick , 35016987, transferred to 457th Bomb Group, AAF Station 150. GROUND SCHOOL :     Gee Trainer                2                  2:00 hrs.     A/C Recognition           33                 33:00 hrs.     Link Trainer               3                  3:00 hrs.     Nav Class for Bombardiers  5                  5:00 hrs.     Gunnery for BTG            6                  6:00 hrs.     Spotlight Trainer          1                   :30 hr. FLYING: None. 2 February 1944 – Lt. John Gelles transferred to 1st Combat Wing, Station 107. Cpls. E. K. Miller, 35356255 and Lewis W. Shepherd, (Serial number not readable), transferred to 324th Squadron , this Station. S/Sgt. Morris Fliegel assigned and joined Hq 91Bomb Group. Pvt. James E. Monk, 34330857, assigned and joined from 324th Bomb Squadron. Pvt. Leslie N. Stevens, 19015974 assigned and joined from 322nd Bomb Squadron. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer               3                  3:00     Shadowgraph                2                  2:00     Gunnery Class             13                 13:00     Navigation Class           6                 12:00     Code Practice             16                 15:30     A/C Recognition           40                 40:00 FLYING: 10 A/C flew local flight for29:20 hours. 9 A/C on formation Flight for total 27:25 hours. 1 A/C on high altitude flight for total of 1:30 hours. 2 A/C on camera bombing flight for total of 5:30 hours. 2 A/C on cross-country flight for total of 4:00 hours. 3 February 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL :     Link Trainer               3                  2:30     Code Practice              8                  4:00     Bomb Trainer               4                  4:00     Code Procedure Lec.        6                  6:00     Code Practice              2                  2:00 FLYING: 1 A/C on high altitude flight for total of 4:30 hours. MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN , GERMANY . Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #           TOT               ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET 672            1125                27,000 ft            10 x 500 673            1124                28,000 ft            10 x 500 929            1125                28,200 ft            12 x 500 741            1128                28,000 ft             6 x 500 591            1124                28,300 ft            12 x 500 729            1125                27,850 ft             6 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to 10/10 clouds. This group bombed on PFF. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Crews unanimous, praised their Fighter Support, some saying that it was best so far. P-47’s, P-38’s and P-51’s came in as briefed. Good, close cover maintained all along route, in and out, and excellent area cover was afforded at the target. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire was reported from vicinity of Eigmond. Bursts were black with a few white puffs. At the target, AA fire was meager and extremely accurate. Tracking fire used thru overcast. CASUALTIES: None.
CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 729: Lt. Charles R. Phillips, Lt. Col. Clyde G. Gillespie, Lt. John W. Bryan, Capt. J. M. Hexum, Lt. J. R. Dempsey, T/Sgts. F. G. Seaver, G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. H. R. Harding, Anthony Dannucci, R. L. Jackson. A/C 741: Lts. C. V. Mason, G. M. Falck, W. S. Eberly, A. J. Depeder, Sgt. R. F. Perkins, S/Sgt. R. F. Cannon, Sgts. R. F. Renzelman, V. H. Clifford, J. J. Ney, D. G. Zahler. A/C 591: Lts. Irvin Piacentini, J. A. Rogers, E. P. Hart, F. W. Merkert, S/Sgt. E. J. Latalien, T/Sgt. J. L. Wolstenholme, S/Sgts. H. J. Rhode, R. M. Dodge, R. S. Miller, G. G. Selter. A/C 073: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgts. J. C. Maddox, Andrew Baluschak, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, K. P. Fiigen, Sgt. J. S. Bowen, S/Sgt. A. A. Seeley. A/C 672: Lts. J. R. Lutz, I. F. Stehlik, John Whitney, L. A. Lewis, S/Sgts. H. L. Alexander, G. C. Moulton, T. G. Smith, G. G. Fitton, Sgt. C. C. Baker, S/Sgt. J. W. Kudasik. A/C 929: Lts. F. C. Ammann, H. E. Kirby, H. A. Levin, P. R. McNulty, Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, T/Sgt. Frank Bynon, S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, Frank Martin, Howard Hornick, W. L. Sexton. 4 February 1944 – T/Sgt. Robert E. Gerstemeier, 13159029, transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49th Station Hospital , APO 557.
GROUND SCHOOL :     Code Practice              3                  3:00     Link Trainer               3                  3:00     Gunnery Class              3                  3:00     Spotlight Trainer          3                  3:00 FLYING: 100th Combat Mission today. MISSION TO FRANKFURT , GERMANY . Squadron supplied 9 A/C for this mission. A/C #          TOT            ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 771------------Missing in action.--------------------------------------------------- 573------------Aborted--------------------------------------------------------------- 073           1205              26,000 ft               6 x 500 911           1205              25,200 ft              12 x 500 729           1204              23,000 ft               6 x 500 591           1206              25,000 ft              12 x 500 929           1205              27,100 ft              12 x 500 079           1204              25,400 ft              12 x 500 027           1204              24,000 ft              12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved, dropped on PFF. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good, enroute to the target and over the target. Lack of fighter support on the way back was due, undoubtedly, to variation in the route. FLAK: Enroute to target, meager, inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinities of Gilze Rijen and Tilburg . Meager, accurate AA fire was reported from vicinities of Roermond, Aachen , and Duron. AA fire at the target was meager to moderate and inaccurate for our aircraft.. On the return journey, meager, inaccurate AA fire was reported from the vicinities of Hochheim, Koblenz and Aachen . From this point our formations flew directly over the Ruhr , encountering an intense barrage plus continuous tracking fire. CASUALTIES: 10 Men Missing in Action; Lt Angelo J. Depeder, A/C 027- cut on left eye – flak through plexi-glass. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 729: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. B. Dempsey, H. G. Yockey, J. D. Pope, T/Sgts. F. G. Seaver, G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, Elvin Walsh, R. L. Jackson, Anthony Dannucci, Jr. A/C 591: Lts. L. P. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, Ward Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett. A/C 027: Lts. C. V, Mason, G. M. Falck, W. E, Eberly, A. J. Depeder, S/Sgt. R. F. Perkins, T/Sgt. R. F. Cannon, Sgt. P. F. Renzelman, Sgts. D. C, Zahler, J. J. Ney, V. H. Clifford. A/C 073: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. P. Richards, F/O T. J. Capparell, T/Sgts. J. A. Wood, Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgts. H. R. Harding, P. C. Bara, Neil Gillis, N. V. Pero. A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgts. K. R. Aldrich, O. D. Phillips, Jr., S. J. Pogan, F. J. Deary, A. W. Truesdale. A/C 911: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, J. D. Hamner, H. V. Lane, H. R. Small. A/C 929: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. C. Flinn, Jr., E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, E. J. Latalien, J. R. Marshall. CREW MISSING IN ACTION: A/C 771: Lts. James E. Lutz, Irvin F. Stehlik, John Whitney, Lee A. Lewis, T/Sgts. Harry L. Alexander, Guy C. Moulton, S/Sgts. Thomas G. Smith, Joseph W. Kudasik, Conrad C. Baker, George G. Patton. MISCELLANEOUS: No definite information about A/C 771, except that it was last seen near Antwerp, apparently in no distress but flak in vicinity. 5 February 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL :     A/C Recognition           26                 26:00     Gee Trainer                5                  5:00     Radio Procedure            6                  6:00     Link Trainer               3                  3:00     Mock-up Trainer            6                  6:00     Code                       2                  2:00 FLYING: 2 A/C in local flight for total 2:00 hours. 1 A/C in camera bombing flight for total of 3:00 hours. 1 A/C for total of 2:00 hours high altitude flight. MISSION TO AVORD , FRANCE . Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #          TOT            ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 741--------------------Aborted--------------------------------------------------------- 572          1110 hrs          15,640 ft                12 x 500 591          1110 hrs          15,500 ft                12 x 500 911          1111 hrs          15,000 ft                12 x 500 672          1121 hrs          17,000 ft                12 x 500 679---------------------Aborted-------------------------------------------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: Excellent! Targets at this airdrome were well hit. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: One to 5 FW 190’s and Me 109’s reported. Fighter support took care of them. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Excellent! P-47’s, P-38’s and P-51’s furnished good close support all the way in and out. FLAK: No AA fire was directed at this formation. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 591: Lt. H. H. Evers, F/O P. G. McDuffee, Lt. W. P. Conlon, T/Sgts. J. A. Capron, J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, T. C. Young, J. N. Clifton, L. W. Bryant. A/C 911: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, J. P. Grube, S/Sgt. J. L. Ziegler, T/Sgts. Dale Jackson, D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, T. C. Lardin, Neil Gillis. A/C 672: Lts. J. E. LaFontin, R. W. Thompson, Harold Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, W. W. Tressler, R. D. Libby. A/C 679: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. E. Shea, S/Sgt. R. M. Dodge, T/Sgts. J. R. Parsons, W. O. Douponce, C. P. Bateman, P. H. Goecke, Sgt. D. E. Harrington, S/Sgt. J. E. Edwards. A/C 741: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgts. J. C. Maddox, Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, A. A. Seeley, J. S. Bowen, K. P. Fiigen. A/C 572: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, S/Sgt. P. W. Yeager, T/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, H. E. Winfree, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda. 6 February 1944 – Capt. J. H. Hexum transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RDC, Station 591. Pvt. Jack S. Bond, ASN 15337280, assigned and joined from 1st Combat Wing, this station. GROUND SCHOOL : Escape Lecture       90      90:00 hrs. FLYING: MISSION TO NANCY-ESSEY AIRDROME , FRANCE . (Sortie; no bombs dropped.) Squadron supplied 9 crews and 7 A/C. A/C #     TOT             ALT AT TARGET            BOMBS ON TARGET 073-------------sortie------------------------------------------------------------------ 504-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 679-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 591-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 911-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 505-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 572-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 929-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 672-------------       ------------------------------------------------------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: No bombs dropped, due to 6 to 9/10 undercast. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered.

FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good, throughout the operation. P-51’s provided especially good cover at the target area.

FLAK: Enroute to target, meager AA fire reported from vicinity of Beauvais . Moderate AA fire seen coming from vicinity of Le Havre . CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 591: Lts. H. H. Evers, B. D. Moore, Capt. J. H. McPartlin, Lt. C. E. Hudson, T/Sgts. J. A. Capron, J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. T. C. Young, D. C. Aldrich, J. C. Flinn, Jr., F. G. Seaver, Spat. J. A. Fisher. A/C 911: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, H. V. Lane, H. R. Small, J. D. Hamner. A/C 572: Lts. Bob Tibbetts, Jr., Alexander Ellerman, L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgts. J. W. Brady, R. E. Kidder, S/Sgts. C. E. Clark, W. J. Davis, D. E. Morse, Sgt. H. P. Savarese. A/C 672: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Kersey, F. I. Varva, J. D. Pope, T/Sgts. R. A. Wood, D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. H. R. Harding, G. A. Parrish, R. G. Duncan, J. L. Ziegler. A/C 929: Lts. P. C. Ammann, H. E. Kirby, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, S/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, T/Sgt. Frank Bynon, S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, Frank Martin, Howard Hornick, W. L. Sexton. A/C 073: Lts. Irvin Piacentini, J. A. Rogers, B. P. Hart, F. W. Merkert, S/Sgt. R. D. Libby, T/Sgt. J. L. Wolstenholme, S/Sgts. H. J. Rhode, R. M. Dodge, P. S. Miller, G. G. Salter. A/C 679: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, Ward Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett, F. F. Lunt. A/C 505: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgts. J. C. Maddox, Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgt. D. E. Schwab. Sgt. J. S. Bowen, S/Sgts. K. P. Fiigen, A. A. Seeley. A/C 504: Lts. S. L. Evans, G. N. Falck, Harold Levin, T. W. Harper, S/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, R. N. Kasch, W. W. Tressler, Sgt. P. W. Betzer, S/Sgt. R. J. Schupp. 7 February 1944 – T/Sgt. Joe Zack Cardwell, 39135046, transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49th Station Hospital, APO 557. GROUND SCHOOL:     Spotlight Trainer          12                6:00     Radio Network & Code       13               13:00     Shadowgraph                 6                3:00     Code                        2                2:00 FLYING: 3 A/C on Cross-country flight for total 3:55 hours. 8 February 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     AFCE Mock-up Trainer        6                6:00     Gunnery Class               2                2:00     Code Practice               7                9:00     A/C Recognition            27               27:00     Gee Trainer                 6                6:00     Link Trainer                3                3:00 FLYING: 7 A/C local flight for total 20:15 hours. 6 A/C on formation and bombing flight for total 27:15 hours. 1 A/C on camera bombing flight for total 2:00 hours. 3 A/C on cross-country flight for total 2:30 hours. 9 February 1944 – 2nd Lt. Arthur J. Horning,     O- Mock-up Trainer          6                6:00     Gunnery Class               2                2:00     Code Practice               7                9:00     A/C Recognition            27               27:00     Gee Trainer                 6                6:00     Link Trainer                3                3:00 FLYING: 7 A/C local flight for total 20:15 hours. 6 A/C on formation and bombing flight for total 27:15 hours. 1 A/C on camera bombing flight for total 2:00 hours. 3 A/C on cross-country flight for total 2:30 hours. 9 February 1944 – 2nd Lt. Arthur J. Horning, O-736598, assigned and joined from USSAFE. Capt. Francis M. Dougherty, O-333074, assigned and joined from 8th AFRD. Lt. Arthur J. Horning, missing in action on Munster, Germany raid that took place on October 10, 1943, escaped from continent of Europe and rejoined this Squadron. GROUND SCHOOL: A/C Recognition  5                5:00 FLYING:  1 A/C on bombing flight for total 2:30 hours. 10 February 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     Radio Network               6                6:00     A/C Recognition            72               72:00     Gunnery Critique           40               40:00     Gee Trainer                 3                2:15     Code Practice              11               17:00     Bomb Fuse class             8                8:00     Navigation Class            5               10:00     Link Trainer                2                2:00 FLYING: 2 A/C on local flight for total of 4:00 hours. 3 A/C on AFCE bombing flight for total of 6:00 hours. 1 A/C on cross-country flight for total 1:40 hours. 11 February 1944 -  2nd Lts. Jerry D. Pope and Walter G. Quarve promoted to 1st Lts. GROUND SCHOOL:     Link Trainer                3                2:45     Radio Network & Code        5                5:00     Shadowgraph                 2                2:00 FLYING: 4 A/C on cross-country flight for total of 11:00 hours. 1 A/C on local flight for total 1:45 hours. MISSION TO FRANKFURT, GERMANY. Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #         TOT               ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET 729         1216 hrs             24,200 ft            12 x 500 911         1223 hrs             25,600 ft            12 x 500 929         1221 hrs             24,600 ft            12 x 500 672         1222 hrs             24,000 ft            12 x 500 679         1223 hrs             24,500 ft             6 x 500 (Bomb-bay tank) 741         1222 hrs             24,200 ft             6 x 500 (Bomb-bay tank) BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved, bombed on PFF. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20 to 40 E/A were encountered in two attacks. Me 109’s and FW 190’s made up E/F force. All attacks were beaten off by our escort. FIGHTER ESCORT: Excellent! P-38’s, P-51’s and P-47’s were all met as briefed. E/F attacks were all scared off by this escort. FLAK: No AA fire reported enroute to target. An inaccurate, moderate barrage was experienced at target. Some crews reported a rather intense barrage was maintained at the target for 45 seconds when it suddenly faltered and almost died out. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 729: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, James H. Grube, F/O T. J. Capparell, T/Sgts. J. A. Wood, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. H. R. Harding, P. C. Bara, R. H. Brown, ,Jr., Sgt. P. O. Betzer. A/C 911: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. H. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R, N, Rigaud, J. D. Hamner, H. V. Lane, H. R. Small. A/C 929: Lts. C. L. Price, P. H. Goynes, A. C. Brine, L. D. Godfrey, S/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, T/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, E. A. Winfree, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda. A/C 672: Lts. J. D. Davis, P. R. Morey, F, I, Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgts. R. A. Wood, D. R. Nowlin, S/Sgts. O. S. Schwab, J. B. Zeigler, G. A. Parrish, R. C. Duncan. A/C 679: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. C. Flinn, Jr., E. R. Hedstrom, J. M. Deniger, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, J. R. Marshall, E. J. Latalien. A/C 741: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. W. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, Ward Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett. 12 February 1944 – T/Sgt. Forrest G. Seaver transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD. GROUND SCHOOL:     Officer’s Critique         36               36:00     Link Trainer                3                3:00     A/C Recognition Exam      106              106:00     Bomb Trainer                2                2:00     Code & Network              7               10:00 FLYING: 9 A/C on local, high altitude, formation flight for total of 41:00 hours. 1 A/C on cross-country flight for total 1:50 hours. 13 February 1944 – S/Sgt. Donald J. Aldrich, 31131905, transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD. 14 February 1944 – Capt. J. H. McPartlin promoted to Major, (Operations Officer.) GROUND SCHOOL:     Bomb Fuse Class            15               15:00     Radio Class                16               23:00     Shadowgraph                 9                4:30     A/C Recognition            56               56:00     Link Trainer                5                5:00     Nav. Class for Bombardiers  8               16:00     Spotlight                   9                9:00     Bomb Trainer                4                4:00 FLYING: None. 15 February 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     Link Trainer                3                3:15     Bombardiers Meeting        12               12:00     Radio Class                15               15:00     Target Ident.              13               13:00     Dinghy Drill               60               45:00 FLYING: 1 A/C on cross-country flight for total 7:15 hours. 1 A/C on weather flight for total 1:50 hours. 16 February 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     Link Trainer                5                4:15     Target Ident.               7                7:00     Navigation Class            5                5:00     Shadowgraph                 2                2:00     Radio Class                18               25:00     Bomb Trainer                5                5:00     A/C Recognition            12               12:00     Bombsight Instruction      10               10:00     Spotlight                   9                4:30 FLYING: None. 17 February 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     S-2 Lecture                46               23:00     Bombardiers Critique       12               12:00     A/C Recognition            82               82:00     Radio School               19               19:00     AFCE Mock-up                6                6:00     Nav Class for Bombardiers   7                7:00     Gee Trainer                 4                4:00     Link Trainer                4                4:00 18 February 1944 – F/O Paul G. McDuffee appointed 2nd Lt., ASN O-2045029. S/Sgt. V. W. Jones transferred to AC Unassigned attached to 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. GROUND SCHOOL:     Target Ident.              10               10:00     Bomb Class                 12               12:00     Shadowgraph                 4                4:00     Bomb Trainer                6                6:00     A/C Recognition            21               21:00     Radio Class                19               26:00     Link Trainer                3                3:00     Spotlight                   9                4:30 19 February 1944 – The following EM assigned and joined from 1st Bomb Division Hq.; Pfc. Samuel N. Mavros, Pvt. Paul M. Kartas, Pvt. Charles D. Mooneyham, Pvt. David W. Rehor. GROUND SCHOOL:     First Aid Lecture          65               65:00     Gee                         1                1:00     A/C Recognition            26               26:00     Radio Class                16               22:30 FLYING: 9 A/C flew local flight for total 17:50 hours. 1 A/C flew AFCE and Camera Bombing flight for total of 1:50 hours. 6 A/C flew local formation flight. 20 February 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. MISSION TO LEIPZIG/ ASCHERSLEBEN. Squadron supplied 13 crews and 11 ships for this mission. A/C #            TOT          ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 729            1326 hrs         14,000 ft             6x500(Aschersleben) 679            1324 hrs         14,420 ft             6x500      741            1326 hrs         14,800 ft             6x500      505 (324th )   1326 hrs         14,200 ft             6x500        073            1326 hrs         14,200 ft             6x500       578            ------           --------             12x500 (Leipzig) 736 (324th)    1346              22,000 ft           12x500       591            1345             20,100 ft            12x500       929            1345             20,000 ft            12x500       079------------Abortive Sortie------------------------------------------------ 911            1345             19,600 ft            12x500       572            1345             20,350 ft            12x500       958            1345             20,300 ft            12x500        BOMBING RESULTS: Leipzig Group: Crews reported smoke being seen for about 30 minutes after leaving target. Some crews reported direct hits in target area. Bombing generally good. Aschersleben Group: Crews reported good bombing results on target of opportunity, believed to be Oschersleben. Large explosions and fires reported by crews. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Reports varied from 2 to 25 FW 190s and Me 109s with a few Me 110s. There  was only one direct attack on this formation by one black FW 190. This is E/F opposition encountered by Leipzig Group. The following account was rendered by the Aschersleben Group. From 10 to 15 E/A encountered, most of these were FW 190s, with 4 Me 109s and one Me 110. These planes used haze to good advantage in making their attacks. Four FW 190s flying a P-47 formation made some very rigorous attacks on this formation. FIGHTER ESCORT: Better than briefed for the Leipzig Group. Very close support given by P-51s, etc. Fighter escort for the Aschersleben Group was fair, and described as spotty. There were intermittent periods with no support visible. FLAK: Enroute to the target, the Leipzig Group observed AA fire coming from vicinities of Egmond, Amsterdam, Magdeburg, Dessau, and Wittenberg. At the target, moderate to intense and accurate AA fire was experienced by our A/C. For the Aschersleben Group one 5 flare Rocket was seen bursting at our altitude at the target. Its color was brilliant red. CASUALTIES: A/C 736 – Lt. John R. Simonson – minor flak wound on left shoulder. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 591: Lt. Robert S. Roberts, Maj. C. D. Lee (Group), Lts. J. W. Ryan, C. S. Hudson, T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. W. W. King, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, F. H. Lenke, Lt. Horace G. Nichols. A/C 929: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, Jr., S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, W. L. Sexton. A/C 079: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. R. Dempsey, H. G. Yockey, J. D. Pope, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, S/Sgt. R. L. Jackson, T/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. C. R. Zimmerman, Anthony Dannucci, Elvin Walsh, Jr. A/C 911: Lts. Irvin Piacentini, J. A. Rogers, B. P. Hart, S/Sgt. R. M. Dodge, T/Sgt. J. L. Wolstenholme, S/Sgts. H. J. Rhode, R. H. Brown, Jr.,
R. D. Libby, G. G. Selter. A/C 572: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. W. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, G. A. Wiggett, Rudolph Malkin, P. F. Lunt. A/C 505: Lts. Bob Tibbetts, Alex Ellerman, L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgt. J. W. Brady, S/Sgt. C. E. Clark, T/Sgt. R. E. Kidder, S/Sgts. D. E. Morse, W. J. Davis, Sgt. H. P. Davarese. A/C 073: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. C. Flinn, Jr., E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall, T/Sgt. L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. John Hinda, R. J. Jackson, H. E. Winfree. A/C 578: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. Del Torto, S/Sgts. A. A. Scelza, R. N. Kasch, W. W. Tressler, R. J. Schupp. A/C 729: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. K. R. Aldrich, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan,  A. W. Truesdale, O. D. Phillips, Jr. A/C 679: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. E. Shea, W. P. Conlon, T/Sgt. J. R. Parsons, S/Sgt. C. R. Bateman, T/Sgt. W. O. Duponce, S/Sgt. J. W. Edwards, Sgt. J. S. Bowen, S/Sgt. P. H. Goecke. A/C 736: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. H. R. Small, R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner. A/C 741: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, J. H. Grube, Sgt, R. C. Knowles, Jr., T/Sgt. Dale Jackson, S/Sgt. N. V. Pero, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, Neil Gillis, T. C. Lardin. 21 February 1944 – MISSION TO ACHMER, GERMANY. 7 Officers and 13 Enlisted Men Missing In Action. See Mission Report this date. GROUND SCHOOL:     Link Trainer                2                2:00     Spotlight                   7                3:30     Bomb Trainer                8                7:00     Shadowgraph                 6                6:00     Pilot’s Code                7                3:30     A/C Recognition            26               26:00 FLYING: 3 A/C made local flight for total 6:10 hours. MISSION TO ACHMER, GERMANY. Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #         TOT               ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET 729         1451 hrs             21,500 ft            12 x 500 741         1451 hrs             21,800 ft            12 x 500 591         1450 hrs             22,100 ft            12 x 500 761-----Not Dispatched------------------------------------------------ 572-----Missing In Action--------------------------------------------- 073-----Missing In Action--------------------------------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: Reported as good. Bursts were seen in Hangar area of airdrome. A target of opportunity was attacked. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20 to 30 FW 190s, Me 109s, and a few Me 110s were sighted West of Hanover. The main formation of this group received no attacks but the Composite Group did. Attacks were pressed home on the latter for a period of 30 minutes. FIGHTER ESCORT: Due to considerable change in route, complete fighter cover was not available. Crews, however, praised the fighter cover which was rendered. FLAK: Enroute to the target, meager, inaccurate AA fire was observed coming from vicinities of Egmond and Linden. At Bielefield AA fire was meager to moderate and rather accurate, Some ground rockets were reported at vicinity of Osnabruck. CASUALTIES: See Missing In Action Paragraph. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 729: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. R. Dempsey, H. G. Yockey, J. D. Pope, T/Sgts. G. W. Boyle, M. E. Painter, S/Sgts. C. R. Zimmerman, R. L. Jackson, Anthony Dannucci, Elvin Walsh. A/C 741: Lts. F, C, Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgts. F. D. Bynon, J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, Howard Hornick, Frank Martin, W. L, Sexton. A/C 591: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, R. N. Roberts, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgts. K. R. Aldrich, Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgts. O. D. Phillips, F. J. Deary, A. W. Truesdale, S. J. Pogan, Jr. MISSING IN ACTION: A/C 572: Lts. Irvin Piacentini, J. A. Rogers, B. P. Hart, S/Sgt. R. M. Dodge, T/Sgts. J. L. Wolstenholme, R. S. Miller. S/Sgts. H. R. Hardin, R. D. Libby, R. H. Brown. A/C 073: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. W. Shea, W. P. Conlon, T/Sgts. W. O. Douponce, J. R. Parsons, Sgts. C. R. Bateman, Jack S. Bowen, S/Sgts. J. W. Edwards, P. H. Goecke. 22 February 1944 – NO  CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     Skeet Shoot                 2                2:00     Link Trainer                2                2:00     Gee Trainer                 4                4:00 FLYING: 3 A/C flew local flight for total 3:30 hours. MISSION TO OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY. Squadron supplied 7 crews and 5 ships. A/C 428 was supplied by 322nd Squadron and A/C 504 was supplied by 323rd Squadron. A/C #           TOT             ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 504            1409 hrs          19,800 ft              12 x 500 892            1409 hrs          20,500 ft              12 x 500 591-------------Not dispatched--------------------------------------------- 679-------------Jettisoned bombs------------------------------------------ 812            1409 hrs          19,600 ft              12 x 500 428            1408 hrs          22,000 ft               6 x 500 958            1416 hrs          20,200 ft              12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: The original target was Oschersleben, Germany but due to heavy undercast the formations turned back and bombed Bunde, a target of opportunity. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 50 E/A, including Me110’s, Me 109’s, FW 190’s, Me 410’s and a few Ju 88’s were encountered for a period of half an hour. Me 110’s attacked from 11 to 2 O’clock high coming in in-line abreast. The High Group was the first attacked , then the lead group. Single Engine fighter attacks were pressed close. It is believed the twin-engine fighters were intended to draw away our fighter support, the single-engine fighters then taking advantage of the unescorted B-17’s. FIGHTER ESCORT: Good, close support until just before the target. FLAK: Most of the AA fire observed by our A/C was out of range for our ships. The only accurate fire encountered was at a point midway between Osnabruck and Munster. CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. John R. Paget from A/C 812 froze his feet. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 504: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. R. Dempsey, H. G. Yockey, J. D. Pope, T/Sgts. M. E. Painter, G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. C. R. Zimmerman, Elvin Walsh, R. L. Jackson, Anthony Dannucci. A/C 892: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett. A/C 679: Lts. C. V. Mason, G. W. Falck, W. E. Eberly, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgts. R. F. Perkins, R. F. Cannon, S/Sgts. V. R. Clifford, D. C. Zahler, J. J. Ney, R. F. Renzelman. A/C 958: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, J. H. Grube, S/Sgt. Morris Fliegel, T/Sgts. Dale Jackson, D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, T. C. Lardin, Neil Gillis, N. V. Pero. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, P. G. McDuffee, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, J. R. Marshall, E. J. Latalien. A/C 428: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, F. T. Keneley, J. R. Piland, T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. V. lane, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. H. R. Small, R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner. MISCELLANEOUS: A/C 679 had its electrical system shot out by a 20MM shell. As a result the bombs had to be salvoed. 23 February 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     Shadowgraph                 4                2:00     Bomb Trainer                5                5:00     Radio Class                 5               15:00     Link Trainer                2                2:00     Code                        2                1:00 24 February 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:      Link Trainer               2                2:00      Gee Trainer                2                1:00 FLYING: 2 A/C made local flight for total 2:55 hours. 1 A/C made high altitude flight for total 2:25 hours. MISSION TO SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY. Squadron supplied 8 crews and 7 ships. A/C #           TOT            ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 591           1322.5 hrs        21,000 ft                12 x 500 911           1344 hrs          22,000 ft                12 x 500 578           1338 hrs          21,000 ft                12 x 500 729-----------Not dispatched---------------------------------------------- 079           1338 hrs          21, 600 ft               12 x 500 812 ----------Aborted------------------------------------------------------- 505-----------Aborted------------------------------------------------------- 958           1337 hrs          23,000 ft                42 M47 IB’s BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to heavy smoke in target area.
ENEMY AIRCRAFT: This group suffered no attacks from E/A. However, one straggler was attacked by an Me 109. 14 Me 110’s painted all silver were observed flying on a westerly course. 18 single-engine fighters were observed attacking the wing behind us just off the target. FIGHTER ESCORT: Fighter support was good and close enroute to the target. P-38’s seen over the target area. Upon returning , there was a lack of close support from the target to the Ruhr Area. FLAK: Enroute to the target and upon return, AA fire was observed but not encountered. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 591: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgt. R. A. Wood, S/Sgts. G. A. Parrish, D. K. Nowlin, R. O. Duncan, J. B. Brennan, J. L. Ziegler. A/C 911: Lts. C. V. Mason, G. M. Falck, W. E. Eberley, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgt. S. L. Sommers, S/Sgt. R. E. Renzelman, T/Sgt. R. F. Cannon, S/Sgts. J. J. Ney, V. H. Clifford, D. C. Zahler. A/C 578: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, F. T. Keneley, Capt. Prevoll Marshall (Hq., 91st) T/Sgt. Dale Jackson, S/Sgt. N. V. Pero, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. Neil Gillis, E. J. Vogler, T. C. Lardin. A/C 729: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. E. Winfree. A/C 079: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, W. L. Sexton. A/C 958: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, A. C. Rinne, J. H. Piland, T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. R. Small, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. H. V. Lane, R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner. 25 February 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. GROUND SCHOOL:     Link Trainer                4                4:14     Gunnery Class              16               16:00     Film “Live & Learn”        35               35:00     Radio Class                 7               10:30     A/C Recognition             9                9:00     Shadowgraph                 2                2:00 FLYING: 2 A/C on local flight for total 3:00 hours. MISSION TO AUGSBURG, GERMANY. This Squadron supplied 6 crew and 5 ships for this mission. It also supplied one crew for a diversion sweep, which went over the North Sea. A/C #           TOT        ALT AT TARGET            BOMBS ON TARGET 578           1409 hrs       22,000 ft                12 x 500 911           1409 hrs       22,400 ft                12 x 500 079           1409 hrs       22,000 ft                12 x 500 958           1410 hrs       22,400 ft                12 x 500 505           1410 hrs       22,800 ft                 6 x 500 729           1409 hrs       22,000 ft                 6 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Good! Much heavy smoke was seen in Target Area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: This group suffered no E/F attacks. Very small forces of E/A were reported in and around target area. FIGHTER ESCORT: Good fighter support on the way in to the target, but there was a lapse of some 45 minutes on the return journey. FLAK: The following AA fire was encountered by our A/C. Meager and accurate at Montcornet; Merzig, meager and inaccurate; and at Landeau it was meager and inaccurate. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 729: Maj. J. H. McPartlin, Lts. H. H. Evers, B. D. Moore, J. W. Ryan, C. S. Hudson, T/Sgt. J. A. Capron, S/Sgt. T. C. Young, T/Sgt. J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, J. H. Clifton, Capt. J. A. Fisher (Gp). A/C 079: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, Sgt. C. R. Knowles, T/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, W. L. Sexton. A/C 911: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgt. R. R. Saffell, S/Sgt. R. N. Kasch, T/Sgt. P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. A. A. Scelza, W. W. Tressler, R. J. Schupp. A/C 958: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. E. LaFontin, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall, T/Sgt. L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, R. R. Ruth, Sgt. D. E. Harrington, Jr. A/C 505: Lts. C. V. Mason, G. M. Falck, W. E, Eberly, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgt. S. L. Sommers, S/Sgt. R. P Renzelman, T/Sgt. R. F. Cannon, S/Sgts. J. J. Ney, V. H. Clifford, D. C. Zahler. A/C 578: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgt. R. A. Wood, S/Sgt. G. A. Parrish, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. R. O. Duncan, J. B. Brennan, J. L. Ziegler. MISCELLANEOUS: A/C 505 was supplied by 324th Squadron . A/C 982 used on the diversion was supplied by 322nd Squadron. 26 February 1944 – The following 2nd Lts. promoted to 1st Lts. Mason, Weber, Piacentini (MIA 21 Feb. GROUND SCHOOL: Skeet Shoot                     5               10:00 Link Trainer                    1                1:00 Gee Trainer                     2                2:00 Code, Lecture                  11               33:00 27 February 1944 – GROUND SCHOOL:     Target Identification       9               18:00     Bomb Trainer                5                5:00     Spotlight                   8                6:00     Link Trainer                3                3:00     Shadowgraph                 4                4:00     Dinghy Drill              100               50:00 FLYING: 6 A/C flew local flight for total 11:40 hours. 2 A/C made formation flight for total 5:00 hours. 2 A/C made bombing flight for total 3:30 hours. 1 a/C made cross-country flight for total 1:40 hours. 28 February 1944 – Capt. J. S. Taylor And Capt. G. P. Ward transferred to Hq 91st Bomb Group. S/Sgt. J. A. McLaurin assigned and joined from 14 RCD. GROUND SCHOOL:     Target Identification       9               18:00     Bomb Trainer                5                5:00     Spotlight                   8                4:00     Link Trainer                3                3:00     Shadowgraph                 4                4:00     Dinghy Drill              100               50:00 FLYING: 6 A/C flew local, formation and bombing flight for total of 11:40 hours. 1 A/C on cross-country flight. 29 February 1944 – The following awards were presented to Officers and Men of this organization.        For the Destruction of enemy aircraft - Air Medal            S/Sgt. Schupp, Robert J.             S/Sgt. Rigaud, Ralph E.      For the Destruction of enemy aircraft - Oak Leaf Cluster             F/O Capparell, Thomas J.            2nd Lt. Simonson, John R.            2nd Lt. Wellman, Joseph c.            T/Sgt. Neal, Winfield B.            S/Sgt. Duncan, Robert O.            S/Sgt. Howard Hornick (NMI)            S/Sgt. Pogan, Steve J. Jr.            S/Sgt. Topitz, Frank (NMI)            S/Sgt. Truesdale, Arthur W.            S/Sgt. Vogler, Edmund J.            Sgt, Lacorrazza, John J.      For the completion of five Missions – Air Medal            2nd Lt. Ammann, Frank G.            2nd Lt. Donigan James N.            2nd lt. Evans, Sam l.            2nd Lt. Harper, Thomas W.            2nd lt. Hart, Bernard P.            2nd Lt. Heilig, George H.            2nd Lt. Levin, Harold (NMI0            2nd lt. Nulty, Patrick h.            2nd Lt. Peck, Charles R.            2nd Lt. Simonson, John R.            1st Lt. Turk, Frank D.            T/Sgt. Bynon, Frank D.            S/Sgt. DelTorto, Philip J.            Sgt. Fogem, Kenneth P.            S/Sgt. Hornick, Howard (NMI)            T/Sgt. Jackson, Dale (NMI)            S/Sgt. Kennedy, Irvin F.            Sgt. Lacorrazza, John J.            Sgt. Lardin, Thomas C.            S/Sgt. Martin, Frank (NMI)            S/Sgt. Scelza, Alfred A.            S/Sgt. Sexton, Wallace L.            T/Sgt. Simonson, Ward e.            T/Sgt. Stairs, Donald C.            S/Sgt. Topitz, Frank (NMI)            2nd lt. Dempsey, James R.            1st lt. Griesbach, Roy J.             2nd Lt. Hedstrom, Earl R.            2nd Lt. Merkert, Frederick W.            2nd Lt. Piacentini, Irvin (NMI)            2nd Lt. Thompson, Richard W.            2nd Lt. Weber, Howard F.            2nd Lt. Weiss, Donald T.            S/Sgt. Ginsberg, Robert C.            S/Sgt. Goldberg, Martin (NMI)            S/Sgt. Holland, Louis R.            S/Sgt. Lane, Harry V.            S/Sgt. Letalien, Eugene J.            S/Sgt. Rhode, Harold J.            S/Sgt. Small, Harry D.            Sgt. Tressler, Woodrow W.            1st lt. Porada, Francis A.            2nd Lt. Ashby, Joseph T.            2nd Lt. Piland, John H.            2nd Lt. Flynn, John C. Jr.            1st Lt. Anderson, Julius D. C.            1st lt. Roberts, Robert S.            2nd Lt. Ryan, John W.            2nd lt. Shea, Donald E.            1st Lt. Smith, William B.            2nd Lt. Thompson, Robert A.            1st Lt. Coleman, Paris R.            Capt. McPartlin, James H.            2nd Lt. Groombridge, Howard A.            2nd lt. Godfrey, Leo D.            1st Lt. Phillips, Charles R.            2nd Lt. Wilson, Hazen J.            2nd Lt. Levin, Harold A.            1st Lt. Graham, James A.            F/O Capparell, Thomas J.            Sgt. Bara, Paul C.            T/Sgt. King, Warren J.            T/Sgt, Neal, Winfield B.            S/Sgt. Seeley, Aldrich A.            S/Sgt. Weaver, Elmer (NMI), Jr.            S/Sgt. Walsh, Elvin (NMI)            S/Sgt. Truesdale, Arthur W.            S/Sgt. Pogan, Steve J. Jr.            S/Sgt. Phillips, Osceola D. Jr.            S/Sgt. Hinda, John (NMI)            S/Sgt. Deary, Francis J.            S/Sgt. Dannucci, Anthony (NMI)            T/Sgt. Puntorno, Orlando (NMI)            S/Sgt. Schupp, Robert J.            S/Sgt. Romulis, Albert G.            T/Sgt. Kirby, Fred B.            T/Sgt. Cardwell, Joe Z.            S/Sgt. Seeley, Aldrich A.            T/Sgt. Boyle, George W.            T/Sgt. Beluschak, Andrew (NMI)            2nd Lt. O’Looney, James S.

401st DAILY REPORTS  1944  Prepared by 1st Lt. Charles Albidress                                              
1 March 1944 – TOTAL STRENGTH THIS DATE: 89 Officers, 1 F/O & 90 EM. Pvts. John C. Blaisdell and Austin M. Pullerman assigned and joined from 466th Sub Depot.

2 March 1944 – S/Sgt. Wallace L. Sexton transferred to 45th Station Hospital (Wounded in action.) MISSION TO FRANKFURT , GERMANY . This Squadron supplied ten crews and seven A/C, the 324th Squadron supplying A/C 506 and 975, while the 322nd Squadron provided A/C 027. A/C #            TOT           ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 079             1213 hrs         24,200 ft             10 x 500 929----------Abortive sortie---------------------------------------------812             1213 hrs         24,300 ft             10 x 500 506             1213 hrs         23,900 ft             10 x 500 519             1212 hrs         24,000 ft             10 x 500 911             1213 hrs         23,700 ft             10 x 500 958             1209 hrs         26,200 ft             42 M 47 IB’s 869             1210 hrs         26,500 ft             42 M 47 IB’s 975             1208 hrs         26,550 ft             42 M 47 IB’s 144             1209 hrs         26,700 ft             42 M 47 IB’s BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to undercast. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No direct attacks were suffered by this Group. Eight to twenty E/A were sighted, attacking wings behind ours. FIGHTER ESCORT: Good all the way, with the exception of the target area. FLAK: Enroute to the target, meager AA fire was observed coming from Abbeville. At the target, moderate and accurate AA fire was encountered. On the way back, meager and accurate AA fire was reported from the vicinity of Brussels . CASUALTIES: Tail gunner of A/C 929, S/Sgt. W. L. Sexton - bullet wound on right arm and left leg. Pilot of A/C 929, F. C. Ammann - wounds on right side and arm from bursting shell. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 079: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. G. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgt. E. J. Latalien, Sgt. J. S. Bond, S/Sgts. K. P. Feign, A. A. Seeley. A/C 929: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, W. L. Sexton. A/C 812: Lts. Bob Tibbetts, Alexander Ellerman III, L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgt. J. W. Brady, S/Sgt. C. E. Clark, T/Sgt. R. E. Kidder, S/Sgts. F. H. Lenke, D. E. Morse, W. J. Davis. A/C 506: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. K. R. Aldrich, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan Jr., O. D. Phillips Jr., A. W. Truesdale. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. A. A. Scelza, W. W. Tressler, R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgts. F. A. Ford, J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. E. Winfree. A/C 869: Lts. C. V. Mason, G. M. Falck, W. E. Eberly, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgt. R. F. Perkins, S/Sgt. R. F. Renzelman, T/Sgt. R. F. Cannon, S/Sgts. J. J. Ney, V. H. Clifford, D. C. Zahler. A/C 975: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, J. H. Grube, Sgt. C. R. Knowles, T/Sgt. Dale Jackson, S/Sgt. N. V. Pero, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, Neil Gillis, T. C. Lardin. A/C 144: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. W. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgt. R. A. Wood, S/Sgt. G. A. Parrish, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. R. O. Duncan, J. E. Brennan, J. L. Ziegler. A/C 027: Lt. J. R. Dempsey flew with this 322nd Squadron ship. MISCELLANEOUS: A/ C 929 piloted by Lt. F. C. Ammann, returned early. This ship suffered enemy fighter attacks which wounded the tail gunner and the pilot. It was forced to turn back from 5000 N – 0525 E. The # 2 engine went out, started smoking and couldn’t be completely feathered. As a result, this ship dropped out of formation and lost altitude. 3 March 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN (area) The original target was in the Berlin area. This Squadron provided nine crews and seven ships for this mission. A/C 975 and 506 were supplied by the 324th Squadron. A/C #          TOT            ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 975          1147 hrs          27,500 ft               10 x 500 812          1144 hrs          16,000 ft               10 x 500 079-------------Abortive sortie------------------------------------------ 519          1146 hrs          26,300 ft               10 x 500 911          1147 hrs          26,000 ft               10 x 500 958          1143 hrs          27,500 ft                6 x 500 869-------------Abortive sortie------------------------------------------ 506-------------Abortive sortie------------------------------------------ 144-------------Not dispatched------------------------------------------ BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved, on target of opportunity not definitely identified, but believed to be Wilhelmshaven area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None were sighted or encountered. FIGHTER ESCORT: The fighter support was very good. The rendezvous was kept with first group as briefed. The escort stayed with us even when radical changes in route were made. FLAK: Complete undercast prevented identification of localities putting up AA fire, but all AA fire was reported as meager to moderate and inaccurate. The bursts were black and white. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 975: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgts. M. E. Painter, Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgt. E. J. Latalien, Sgt. J. S. Bond, S/Sgts. K. P. Fiigen, A. A. Seeley. A/C 812: Lts. Bob Tibbetts, Alexander Ellerman III, L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgts. J. W. Brady, R. E. Kidder, S/Sgts. C. E. Clark, F. H. Lenke Jr., D. E. Morse, W. J. Davis. A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. K. R. Aldrich, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan, O. D. Phillips Jr., A. W. Truesdale. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. A. A. Scelza, W. W. Tressler, R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, S/Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. E. Winfree. A/C 869: Lts. C. V. Mason, G. M. Falck, W. E. Eberly, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgt. H. F. Perkins, S/Sgt. R. F. Renzelman, T/Sgt. R. F. Cannon, S/Sgts. J. J. Ney, V. H. Clifford, Morris Fliegel. A/C 506: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, J. H. Grube, Sgt. C. R. Knowles. T/Sgt. Dale Jackson , S/Sgt. N. V. Pero, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, Neil Gillis, T. C. Lardin. MISCELLANEOUS: Although the First Wing was recalled, it made a bomb run by PFF on what is believed to be the Wilhelmshaven Area. A/C 812, 079 and 869 did not see the PFF flares and therefore did not drop their bombs with the rest of the formation. A/C 506 had a supercharger out and couldn’t keep up with formation. As a result it turned back at a point 5418N-0847E. On the way back it jettisoned its bombs on a point 5418N-0841E. 4 March 1944 – Pvt. Milton Rallis transferred to 1st Station Complement Squadron. Pfc. Edward M. J. Wilson assigned and joined from Hq. 91st Bomb Group. MISSION TO COLOGNE , GERMANY . Note: Adverse weather conditions forced abandonment of attack on briefed targets in Berlin Area. However, bombing was carried out on Target of Opportunity believed to be Cologne . This Squadron supplied 9 crews and 8 A/C for the mission. A/C 027 was provided by 322nd Squadron. A/C #         TOT            ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET O27         1245 hrs          25, 300 ft             10 x 500 967         1244 hrs          24,900 ft              10 x 500 869----------Aborted---------------------------------------------------- 144         1244 hrs          25,500 ft              10 x 500 519         1244 hrs          26,000 ft              10 x 500 812         1244 hrs          25,400 ft              10 x 500 079----------Aborted---------------------------------------------------- 958         1256 hrs          26,000 ft Jettisoned bombs due to                       mechanical difficulty. 911         1244 hrs          26,500 ft              10 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to 10/10 undercast. Bombed target of opportunity with PFF. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None sighted. FIGHTER ESCORT: Support was good all the way in and as long as the formation proceeded on course. Some crews reported seeing an occasional friendly fighter on the return journey. FLAK: At the target, both black and white bursts were reported as intense and rather accurate. CASUALTIES: Lt F. D. Turk and Lt. F. L. Butler from A/C 967 received minor frost bite. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 027: Lts. R. S. Roberts, H. C. Nichols, B. D. Moore, C. S. Hudson, T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. W. J. King, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, J. H. Clifton, Lt. J. S. Dempsey. A/C 967: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. L. Butler, J. H. Grube, C. R. Knowles, T/Sgt. Dale Jackson, S/Sgt. N. V. Pero, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, T. C. Lardin, Neil Gillis. A/C 144: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. C. Quarve, T/Sgt. R. A. Wood, S/Sgt. G. A. Parrish, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. R. C. Duncan, J. B. Brennan, J. L. Ziegler. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. A. A. Scelza, W. W. Tressler, R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, R. E. Kirby, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall , T/Sgt. L. R. Holland , S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget. A/C 958: Lts. J. E. LaFontin, C. R. Peck, F. T. Keneley, J. M. Donigan, T/Sgt. S. L> Sommers, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, M. P. LaCasse, Sgt. D. E. Harrington. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, Rudolph Malkin, C. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. 5 March 1944 – 1st Lt. Charles S. Hudson promoted to Captain. Usual station duties. 6 March 1944 – MISSION TO HOPPERGARTEN , GERMANY . Three crews missing in action. The primary target in this case was the ball bearing Works at Erkner , Germany . 10?10 undercast prevented an attack on the primary. This Squadron provided eleven crews and eight aircraft. The 324th Squadron supplied A/C 975 and 128, while the 322nd Squadron supplied A/C 982. A/C #           TOT          ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET 975------------ Not Dispatched--------------------------------------------------               144           1311 hrs        20,000 ft             42 M-47 IB’s 911           1315 hrs        21,000 ft             42 M-47 IB’s 519           1315 hrs        21,000 ft             42 M-47 IB’s

128           1316 hrs        20,500 ft             10 x 500

982           1315 hrs        21,000 ft             36 M-47’s 6 kicked out later. 892-----------Aborted--------------------------------------------------------- 958           1315 hrs        20,500 ft             10 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Generally unobserved. PFF bombing on what is believed to be Hoppergarten, Germany . ENEMY AIRCRAFT: As many as 100 reported, including Me 410s, Me 110s,Me 109s and FW 190s. This formation was first attacked by Twin Engine E/A, then by Single Engine E/F. Masses of E/F Attacked our formations all at once, presumably in an attempt to overpower the firepower of this Combat Wing. Some instances of rockets being fired at our formation were reported. FIGHTER SUPPORT: The escort was very good with the exception of just before the target and just afterwards. Cover over the target was good but our fighters seemed to be heavily outnumbered. FLAK; En route to the target moderate accurate AA fire was experienced from the vicinities of Lingen, Rheine and Osnabruck . Meager, inaccurate AA fire was reported from the vicinities of Diepholz, Nienburg and Celle . Some crews reported meager and inaccurate AA fire at the target. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 144: Lts. J. E. LaFontin, C. R. Peck, F. T. Keneley. J. H. Donigan, T/Sgt. S. L. Sommers, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. D. S/ Abeles, S/Sgt. D. E. Schwab, Sgt. D. E. Harrington Jr., S/Sgt. M. P. LaCasse. A/C 911: Lts. L. P. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, A. C. Rinne, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. K. R. Aldrich, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan, O. D. Phillips, A. W. Truesdale. A/C 869: Lts. C. V. Mason, G. M> Falck, W. E. Eberly , S/Sgt. Morris Fliegel, T/Sgt. R. F. Perkins, S/Sgt. R. F. Renzelman, T/Sgt. R. F. Cannon, S/Sgts. J. J. Ney, V. S. Clifford, D. C. Zahler. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, P. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. A. A. Scelza, W. W. Tressler, R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp. A/C 128: Lts. H. F. Weber, H. E. Kirby, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall, T/Sgt. L. R. Holland, S/Sgt. E. J. Latalien, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgt. J. R. Paget. A/C 578: Lt. Bob Tibbetts, Alexander Ellerman III, L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgts. J. W. Brady, R. S. Kidder, S/Sgts. H. J. Rhode, D. E, Morse, Sgt. S. A. Barratt Jr., S/Sgt. W. J. Davis. A/C 892: Lts. F. D. Turk, J. R. Dempsey, J. H. Grube, Sgt. C. R. Knowles, T/Sgt. Dale Jackson, S/Sgts. Joseph York, D. C. Stairs, H. R. Small, Neil Gillis, T. C. Lardin. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, R. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, S/Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. E. Winfree. TRANSCRIBERS NOTE: There are several inconsistencies in the Mission report for the above mission. It is stated that three crews were Missing In Action. Yet, under Casualties the Mission report lists none. The Mission Report also states that the Squadron provided 11 crews, yet it only lists nine crews. In addition, there are no listings for crews Missing In Action. I am unable to reconcile all these differences. 7 March 1944 – S/Sgt. Olin M. Powell assigned and joined from Hq. 1st Bomb Division. Pvt. Milburn (NMI) Pibasek assigned and joined from Hq. 91st Bomb Group. Usual station duties. 8 March 1944 – M/Sgt. Neury n. Cortes assigned and joined from 12th RCD. MISSION TO ERKNER , GERMANY . This Squadron provided 3 crews and A/C for this mission. A/C #       TOT           ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET 144       1440 hrs          25,000 ft           42 M-47 IB’s 812       1440 hrs          24,900 ft           36 x 100 lb Demos. 519       1440 hrs          25,800 ft           36 x 100 lb Demos. BOMBING RESULTS: Described as excellent! Crews reported target “completely wiped out!” Two extremely large explosions noted in target area. Heavy pall of smoke seen rising several thousand feet. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered by this group. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Described as Perfect! FLAK: No accurate AA fire was reported by our A/C. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/c 519: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, H. E. Kirby, E. R. Hedstrom, J. R. Marshall, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, H. R. Small, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgt. J. R. Paget. A/C 144: Lts. J. E. LaFontin, C. R. Peck, F. T. Keneley, J. M. Donigan, T/Sgt. S. L. Sommers, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, D. E. Harrington, M. P. LaCasse. 9 March 1944 – Major James McPartlin, Operations Officer, assumes temporary Command while Col. Gillespie, our C O, goes on leave to Rest Home. MISSION TO BERLIN , GERMANY . This Squadron supplied 4 crews and A/C. The primary target in this case was the Heinkel A/C Assembly Plant in Oranienburg, 16 miles NNE of the center of Berlin . Due to heavy undercast, the secondary target, center of the industrial area in Berlin was attacked. A/C #        TOT         ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 812        1401 hrs       24,600 ft               12 x 500 519        1401 hrs       25,400 ft               12 x 500 958        1401 hrs       25,000 ft               12 x 500 144        1401 hrs       25,000 ft               12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved . Bombs dropped on PFF. ENEMY AIRCRAFT:  none encountered or observed. FIGHTER ESCORT: Support was good in the target area. Spotty cover on the way in, due probably to the fact that formation was behind schedule. FLAK: Enroute to target, meager to moderate accurate AA fire was reported from the vicinities of Imuiden and Vechta. Inaccurate, meager AA fire reported from vicinities of Celle and Wesendorf. Inaccurate but intense fire experienced at the target. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 144: Lts. H. H. Evers, N. A. Daniels, J. R. Simonson, J. C. Wellman, T/Sgt. J. A. Capron, S/Sgt. T. C. Young, T/Sgt. J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, L. W. Bryant, P. W. Betzer. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, H. E. Kirby, E. R. Hedstrom, D, T, Weiss, T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall, T/Sgt. L. R. Holland, S/Sgt. E. J. Latalien, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgt. J. R. Paget. A/C 958: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, J. D. Hamner. A/C 519: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. H. Grube, J. A. Graham, T/Sgt. J. C. Maddox, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, Sgt. J. S. Bond, S/Sgt. A. A. Seeley. S/Sgt. J. H. Clifton flew as R/Waist gunner with PFF ship. 11 March 1944 – 2nd Lt. Horace C. Nichols promoted to 1st Lt. The following 2nd Lts. Missing In Action 6 March were promoted to 1st Lts: Alexander Ellerman and James O’Looney. Usual station duties. 12 March 1944 – (Rank not Readable) Arthur C. Morning transferred to Mitchell Field, USA . Mrs. Doris Palmer Phillips, wife of Capt. Charles R. Phillips had a baby girl on or about March 7, 1944. 13 March 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. Usual Station duties. 14 March 1944 – Lt. E. S. Ryan and T/Sgt. James T. Green transferred to Air Service command, (Unreadable) Station 112. Cpl. Perkins transferred to Hq. Squadron 5th CCRC Group., Station 113. Sgt. D. H. Gibson, Sgt. L. V. Hansen, and Cpl.  Charles (Last name unreadable) transferred to Hq. (Unreadable) Usual Station duties. 15 March 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. Usual station Duties. 16 March 1944 Lt. Col Gillespie returns from leave and reassumes command. 1st Lt. Charles R. Phillips promoted to Captain. MISSION TO LECHFELD , GERMANY . This Squadron supplied 7 crews and 5 A/C, while324th Squadron provided A/C 060 and 323rd Squadron supplied A/C 504. A/C #        TOT           ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 504        1224 hrs         18,900 ft             228 – 20 lb Frags 144        1214 hrs         21,400 ft                                812        1216 hrs         19,000 ft                               672        1217 hrs         18,000 ft                               519        1216 hrs         18,000 ft                               060        1217 hrs         18,400 ft                               958        1216 hrs         18,200 ft                               BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved. Bombs dropped on smoke of Group ahead. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: This Group received no direct attacks. One of our aircraft that flew with the 3rd Division , reported sighting up to 12o enemy fighters.

FIGHTER SUPPORT: Reported as excellent, though some crews reported it as spotty. FLAK: Meager and accurate AA fire was observed enroute to the target coming (Rest of sentence unreadable) At the target moderate and inaccurate AA fire was experienced by our aircraft. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 060: Lts. R. S. Roberts, (next name unreadable), J. W. Ryan, Capt. C. Hudson, T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, W. J. King, (Two names unreadable), S/Sgt. J. H. Clifton. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, W.W. Tressler, Pvt. A. A. Scelza. A/C 812: Lts T. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, Harold A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgts. J. J. Lacorrazza, F. D. Bynon Jr., S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, P. H. Lunt, (Last two names unreadable.) A/C 672: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. F. Richards, F/O T. J. Capparell, T/Sgts. F. B. Kirby (and one name unreadable.), S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, (Three more names unreadable.) A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. E. Winfree. A/C 504: Lts. F. D. Turk, (Name unreadable.), J. H. Grube, S/Sgt. C. R. Knowles, T/Sgts. Dale Jackson, D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, T. C. Lardin, Neil Gillis, N. V. Pero. A/C 144: Lts. J. D. Davis, W. W. Behrend, F. I. Varva, J. Wellman, T/Sgts. R. A. Wood, D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. J. B. Brennan, J. L. Ziegler, G. A. Parrish, R. C. Duncan. 17 March 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. Usual station duties. 18 March 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL. MISSION TO OBERPFAFFENIOFEN , GERMANY . This Squadron supplied 8 A/C and crews for this mission. A/C #          TOT          ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET 144-------------Not dispatched----------------------------------------------------- 672         1354 hrs         23,300 ft             5 x 1000 455         1342 hrs         23,000 ft             5 x 1000 812         1352 hrs         23,100 ft             5 x 1000 dropped in IP area. 958         1352 hrs         23,500 ft             5 x 1000 911         1357 hrs         23,500 ft             5 x 1000 467         1352 hrs         23,500 ft       Dropped Leaflets (Propaganda) 519         1352                  -----------      5 x 1000 BOMBING RESULTS: Some A/C of this group attacked the primary with good results. Others dropped their bombs early in the vicinity of 4812N – 1050 E, through error. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 8 to 10 Me 109s made one attack on our high group. FIGHTER ESCORT: Described as excellent. P-38s were of great assistance in dispersing a flight of enemy aircraft. FLAK: Enroute to the target, meager, accurate AA fire was experienced from the vicinity of Babenhausen. At the target, AA fire was meager and moderate and inaccurate for our aircraft altitudes of 23,000to 24,500 feet. Some bursts were white and high – others black and low. On the route back, meager but accurate AA fire was experienced at Hornoy. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. W. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, W.W. Tressler, A. A. Scelza. A/C 455: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, J. M. Donigan, T/Sgts. J. J. Lacorrazza, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, M. P. LaCasse, Howard Hornick, Frank Martins. A/C 467: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner, H. R. Small, H. V. Lane. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, John Tedrick (324th Squadron), E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, J. R. Marshall, E, J, Letalien. A/C 672: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. P. Whitcomb, J. H. Grube, S/Sgt. C. R. Knowles, T/Sgts. Dale Jackson, D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, T. C. Lardin, Neil Gillis, N. V. Pero. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W.W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, D. E. Harrington, G. A. Wiggett. A/C 958: Lts. J. C. Davis, J. R. Dempsey, F. I. Varva, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgts. R. A. Wood, D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. J. B. Brennan, J. L. Ziegler, G. A. Parrish, R. O. Duncan. 19 March 1944 – S/Sgt. Joseph A. McLaurin transferred to 467th Bomb Group Station 130. The following Enlisted Men were transferred to Hq Squadron, (The balance unreadable) T/Sgt. Bennie E, Willenborg, Sgt. Matthias Potters, Sgt. Walter M. Dunbar, Cpl. James E, Dunbar, Pfc. Albert A. Filowitz, Pfc. Fred W. Howle. Lt. Frederick W. Merkert transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital, APO 647. 2nd Lt. Harold A. Levin promoted to 1st Lt. 1st Lts. H. H. Evers and B. D. Moore promoted to Captains. 2nd Lt. George H. Heilig promoted to 1st Lt. Pfc. Ralph C. Barton and Pvt. Joseph S, Coral assigned and joined from 8th AFRD. 20 March 1944 – The following Officers and Enlisted Men transferred to 305th Bomb Group Station 165: Capt. H. H. Evers, Lt. H. E. Kirby, Lt. H. J. Wilson, J. J. Alba, T/Sgt. J. W. Capron, S/Sgts. S. W. Bryant, N. S. Kerr, D. L. Ross, (One more S/Sgt., name unreadable.) Pfc. Raymond Scory assigned and joined from 8th (Unreadable.) Ten Officers and EM Missing In Action. (See Mission report below.) MISSION TO FRANKFURT , GERMANY . This Squadron supplied 7 crews and A/C for this mission. The target was situated in the town of Frankfurt , but the bombs were not dropped on it, however, (Balance of statement unreadable.) A/C #            TOT           ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET 467           1156.5 hrs        27,500 ft            42 M 47 IB’s 911           1142 hrs          27,200 ft            Dropped leaflets. 455           1141 hrs          27,500 ft            42 M 47 IB’s 144           1142 hrs          27,600 ft            42 M 47 IB’s 958           1146 hrs          21,500 ft            42 M 47 IB’s 812           1142 hrs          26,200 ft            42 M 47 IB’s 672---------Missing In Action.----------------------------------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved. Bombs were dropped in heavily (Balance of statement unreadable.) ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered by this Group. FIGHTER ESCORT: (Statement unreadable.) FLAK: (First part of statement unreadable.) Fire over the target was reported accurate and intense. CASUALTIES: Ten Officers and men Missing In Action. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :
A/C 144: Lts. J. D. Davis, J. R. Dempsey, F. I. Varva, J. G. Wellman, T/Sgts. R. A. Wood, D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. (Name unreadable), J. L. Zeigler, G. A. Parrish, R. G. Duncan.
A/C 467: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. R. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, J D. Hamner, H. R. Small, H. V. Lane. A/C 455: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgts. J. J. Lacorrazza, F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. D. L. Schwab, M. P. LaCasse, Howard Hornick, Frank Martin. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, R. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgts. B. W. Yeager, J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, H. W. Winfree, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R> N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, D. E. Harrington Jr., G. A. Wiggett. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. E. LaFontin, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgts. J. R. Paget, J. R. Marshall, E. J. Latalien. MISSING IN ACTION: A/C 672: Lts. Frank D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, J. H. Grube, S/Sgt. C. R. Knowles, T/Sgts. Dale Jackson, D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, T. C. Lardin, Neil Gillis, N. V. Pero. 21 March 1944 – NO CHANGE IN PERSONNEL Usual station duties. 22 March 1944 – Lt. J. Johnson (Ord.) assigned and joined from 1??6th Ordnance S & L Sc., Station 367. T/Sgt. J. A. Wood transferred to Hq. & Hq. Squadron, 1st Bomb Division. The following were assigned and joined from ?the AMRD: Lts. J. T. Hamilton, J. A. Moksymise (Not sure of spelling), O. D. Mathis, R. T. Pressey, T. C. Tilton, J. H. Welsh, F/O T. E. Pinkerton, and S/Sgt. S. E. Johnson. Ten Officers and men Missing In Action. (See Mission Report) MISSION TO BERLIN , GERMANY . This Squadron supplied 6 A/C and crews for this mission, A/C 779 having been supplied by 324th Squadron. (Note: The Mission Report reads as above, however there are 7 crews listed instead of six.) A/C 3              TOT         ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET 779---------Abortive sortie----------------------------------------------------------- 519             1315 hrs        26,600 ft             42 M 47 IB’s 911             1316 hrs        27,000 ft             42 M 47 IB’s 467             1314 hrs        26,000 ft             42 M 47 IB’s 812             1314 hrs        25,800 ft             42 M 47 IB’s 455             1314 hrs        25,800 ft             37 M 47 IB’s & 5 Salvoed 125------MISSING IN ACTION---------------------------------------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: Bombing was done by PFF and was generally unobserved. Some crew members report smoke and fires in Berlin . The primary target was Oranienburg but due to poor visibility the secondary, industrial area of Berlin , was attacked. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No attacks on this group. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good all the way, and especially good over the target. FLAK: AA fire out of range from Hamburg and Lubeck , seen enroute to the target. At Berlin , AA fire was intense and accurate. On return journey, moderate, inaccurate AA fire was reported from Brunswick and Nienburg. Some crews reported rather accurate AA fire almost continuously along the route from Brunswick to the Zuider Zee . CASUALTIES: A/C 911 – Lt. J. T. Ashvy – Flak wound in right leg. Ten Officers and men missing in action. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 519: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. P. Richards, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgts. W, B. Neal, F. B. Kirby, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, P. C. Rara, O. H. Powell, P. W. Betzer. A/C 455: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, Harold A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgts. J. J. Lacorrazza, F. D. Bynon, S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, M. P. LaCasse, Howard Hornick, Frank Martin. A/C 467: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgts. M. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner, H. R. Small, H. V. Lane. A/C 779: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, H. N. Winfree, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, P. G. McDuffee, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgts. J. R. Paget, J. R. Marshall, E. J. Letalien. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, G. A. Wiggett, Rudolph Malkin. CREW MISSING IN ACTION: A/C 125: Capt. C. R. Phillips, Lt. J. R. Dempsey, Lt. H. G. Yoosky. Lt. J. C. Wellman, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, T/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, S/Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgt. Elvin Walsh, S/Sgt. Anthony Dannucci Jr., S/Sgt. R. L. Jackson. 23 March 1944 – The following Officers and Enlisted Men were assigned from 1st CCRC ; S/Sgts. Roger M. Comer, Norval G. Wood, S. F. Zmijewski, Sgts. C. E. Beston, Jim S. Burleson, (one Sgt. Name unreadable), Paul J. Kermance, W. C. Picer, S. J. Weaver. MISSION TO AHLEN , GERMANY . The original target was the airdrome at Werl. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews. A/C #         TOT            ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET 958--------------Not dispatched------------------------------------------------- 519        1107 hrs          19,000 ft                  12 x 500 958        1106 hrs          18,300 ft                  12 x 500 061        1106 hrs          18,200 ft                  12 x 500 741        1106 hrs          19,000 ft                   6 x 500 812        1107 hrs          17,600 ft                  12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: A/C of our 91st Group dropped bombs at Ahlen about 12 miles NE of Hamm . Strike photos indicated the SW part of the town was well hit. It is believed that the Composite Group composed of 381st and some of our A/C attacked the Hamm area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No opposition encountered. FIGHTER ESCORT: Very good and close. FLAK: Enroute to the target, AA fire was reported as follows: Ostend , meager and out of range, Bonn , moderate and rather accurate. Vicinity of Munster , moderate and inaccurate. At the target, moderate, rather accurate AA fire coming from Hamm . Upon returning, meager and inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinities of Dordrecht and Rotterdam . CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 061: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, R. K. Roberts, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgt. W. D. Neal, S/Sgt. A. G. Romulis, T/Sgt. F. S. Kirby, S/Sgts. P. W. Betzer, O. H. Powell, J. H. Clifton. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgt. R. R. Saffell, S/Sgt. R. N. Kasch, T/Sgt. P. J. DelTorto, Pvt. R. A. Scelza, S/Sgts. W. W. Tressler, R. J. Schupp. A/C 741: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, J. E. LaFontin , F. T. Keneley Jr., J. C. Spata (324th Sqd.) T/Sgt. S. L. Sommers, S/Sgt. C. N. Clark , T/Sgt. D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, D. E. Harrington, M. P. LaCasse. A/C 911: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver Jr., R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, C. K. Beiswender. E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall , T/Sgt. L. R. Holland , S/Sgt. E. J. Latalien, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgt. J. R. Paget. 24 March 1944 – T/Sgt. R. A. Wood sent to 49th Station Hospital (Wounded in action.) MISSION TO FRANKFURT , GERMANY .

The original target was the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt .

This Squadron provided 8 crews and 7 A/C. 322nd Squadron Supplied A/C 083.  A/C #         TOT         ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET 061         1027 hrs        20,000 ft               5 x 1000 958         1027 hrs        20,400 ft               5 x 1000 076         1027 hrs        20,000 ft               5 x 1000 883         1026 hrs        20,000 ft               5 x 1000 812         1027 hrs        20,700 ft               5 x 1000 911         1023 hrs        19,500 ft               5 x 1000 519         1028 hrs        20,000 ft               5 x 1000 083         1028 hrs        20,000 ft               5 x 1000 BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved, due to undercast. Bombs dropped on PFF in Frankfurt Area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Fairly good. FLAK: Enroute to the target meager AA fire was observed out of range from the vicinities of Eupen, Bonn and Koblenz. Moderate AA fire at Schweinfurt was inaccurate for our lead group and rather accurate for the high group flying farther to the right. At the target , moderate to intense, accurate AA fire was experienced. Meager fire reported from Brussels . CASUALTIES: A/C 083 – T/Sgt. Robert A. Wood – Flak wound in right knee and (unreadable.) CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 061: Major J. H. McPartlin, Lt. G. H. Heilig, Capt. B. D. Moore, Capt. C. S. Hudson, T/Sgts. W. B. Neal, W. J. King, S/Sgts. A. C. Romulis, F. H. Lenke, Elmer Weaver, Lt. Harold A. Levin. A/C 883: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, Harold A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgts. J. J. Lacorrazza, F, D. Bynon Jr., S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, C. E. Ciera, Howard Hornick, Frank Martin. A/C 812: Lts. W. F. Weber, J. C. Flinn Jr., E. R. Hedstrom, W. E. Clay (323rd Squadron) T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, J. R. Marshall, E. J. Latalien. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, H. W. Winfree, A. J. Jackson, John Hinda. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, J. E. LaFontin, F. T. Keneley Jr., S. N. Kennedy (322nd Sqd.), T/Sgts. S. E. Sommers, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, (S/Sgt. name unreadable), J. S. Pero, D. E. Harrington. A/C 911: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. R. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner, F. W. Betzer, H. V. Lane. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, W.W. Tressler, Pvt. A. A. Scelza. A/C 083: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgts. R. A. Wood, D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. J. B. Brennan, J. E. Ziegler, G. A. Parrish, R. C. Duncan. 25 March 1944 – M/Sgt. T. B. Simmons transferred to Lincoln , Nebraska . S/Sgt. H. L. Edwards transferred to Casual pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. The following Officers and EM assigned and joined from 1st CCRC Gp.: Lts. F. J. (unreadable), H. L. Hutchinson, J. J. Mazine, G. R. Koburg, Jack (NMI) Gates, (Initials unreadable) Thompson, P. S. Wylis, F/O C. W. Mazzy, S/Sgt. P. W. Noll, Sgt. Ferdinand (NMI) (Last Name unreadable). Usual Station duties. 26 March 1944 – MISSION TO PAS DE CALAIS , FRANCE . Mission to Marquis Mimoyecques , France . This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews. A/C #          TOT           ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 061           1508 hrs         21,000 ft               5 x 1000 812           1507 hrs         21,400 ft               5 x 1000 911           1507 hrs         21,500 ft               5 x 1000 519           1507 hrs         21,000 ft               5 x 1000 883           1507 hrs         21,000 ft               5 x 1000 076           1507 hrs         21,000 ft               5 x 1000 BOMBING RESULTS: Crews reported good results. Many bursts noted on Northwest and East corner of target. Target area was generally well covered. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered or reported. FLAK: Moderate and accurate AA fire was experienced by our A/C in the target area. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 061: Lts. W. B. Smith, J. E. LaFontin, W. P. Richards, A. J. Depeder, T/Sgts. W. B. Neal, F. B. Kirby, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, P. C. Bara, P. W. Betzer, J. S. Bond. Capt. C. S. Hudson. A/C 812: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. B. W. Yeager, Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, H. E. Winfree, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda. A/C 911; Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall, T/Sgt. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. R. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner, H. V. Lane, H. R. Small. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, Pvt, A. A. Scelza, S/Sgt. W. W. Tressler. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, R. T. Pressey, F. T. Keneley Jr., S/Sgt. Elmer Weaver, T/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, M. P. LaCasse, D. R. Harrington Jr., R. O. Duncan. 27 March 1944 – Lt James D. Fletcher assigned and joined from 323rd Bomb Squadron. The following EM assigned from 1st CCRC GP: S/Sgt. J. T. Hagerman, S/Sgt. C. J. Sullivan, Sgt. J. K. Bracken, A. R. Dugas, Sgt. E. A. Earl, Sgt. P. J. George, Sgt. L. C. Jensen, Sgt. C. R. Jones, Sgt. E. T. Milligan, and Sgt. W. L. Walker. MISSION TO JEAN D'ANGELY, FRANCE . This Squadron supplied 6 A/C and crews. A/C #         TOT           ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET 076         1515 hrs         20,500 ft                12 x 500 519         1515 hrs         21,400 ft                12 x 500 246         1514 hrs         23,000 ft                12 x 500 061         1515 hrs         20,850 ft                12 x 500 883         1514 hrs         21,000 ft                12 x 500 812         1515 hrs         20,700 ft                12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Crews reported the aiming points were well hit. FLAK: All AA fire observed by our aircraft was out of range. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 061: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. P. Richards, J. D. Pope, T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. A. G. Romulis, T/Sgt. F. B. Kirby, S/Sgts. P. W. Betzer, J. S. Bond, P. C. Bara. A/C 812: Lts. W. F. Weber, J. H. Welsh Jr., E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall, T/Sgt. L. R. Holland, S/Sgt. E. J. Latalien, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgt. J. R. Paget. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, J. E. LaFontin, F. T. Keneley, S/Sgt. Elmer Weaver, T/Sgt. R. R. Saffell, S/Sgt. C. E. Clark, T/Sgt. D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, J. H. Clifton, M. P. LaCasse. A/C 246: Lts. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, Harold Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, S/Sgt. Howard Hornick, T/Sgt. F. D. Bynon Jr., S/Sgts. Frank Martin, I. F. Kennedy, J. L. Ziegler. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, S/Sgt. H. R. Small, Sgt. R. E. Rigaud, S/Sgt. J. D. Hamner. A/C 519: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, Sgt. W. A. Grant, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, Rudolph Malkin, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. Note: Crews described the Fighter Support as excellent. Two runs were made on the target. 28 March 1944 – Pfc. Sebastiano P. Rippa assigned and joined from 1st Station Comp. Hq., this station. MISSION TO REIMS-CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews. A/C #           TOT        ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET 883           1419 hrs       22,300 ft               12 x 500 812           1419 hrs       22,000 ft               12 x 500 467           1419 hrs       22,300 ft         11 x 500 (1 x 500 Brought Back) 076           1419 hrs       22,000 ft                12 x 500 911           1418 hrs       22,300 ft                12 x 500 144           1420 hrs       22,000 ft                12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Crews reported that our main point of impact was just short of the briefed MPI, with scattered hits on the aiming points. A large explosion was observed in the hangar area in the Northwestern section of the field. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered or observed. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Described as good.
Flak: Meager, inaccurate AA fire was reported at vicinity of Dieppe . At the target, meager but accurate AA fire was experienced. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :
A/C 144 : Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, R. T. Pressey, F. T. Keneley Jr., M. M. Thomson, T/Sgts. J. C. Maddox, Andrew Beluschak, Sgt. Joseph York, S/Sgts. K. P. Fiigen, J. H. Clifton, A. A. Seeley. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, J. E. LaFontin, F/O A. E. Pinkerton, S/Sgt. Elmer Weaver, T/Sgts. S. L. Sommers, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, D. E. Harrington, H. V. Lane, N. P. LaCasse. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. D. Fletcher, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, R. G. Hartford, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, J. R. Marshall, J. R. Paget. A/C 467: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, Major J. E. Gerli (66th Fighter Gp), T/Sgts. B. W. Yeager, J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, John Hinda, R. J. Jackson, H. N. Winfree. A/C 883: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgt. R. N. Kasch, Pvt. A. A. Scelza, S/Sgts. W. W. Tressler, R. J. Schupp. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, Sgt. W A. Grant, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, J. D. Hamner, Rudolph Malkin, P. F. Lunt. 29 March 1944 -  S/Sgt. R. B. Nail assigned and joined from 1st CCRC Gp. T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell assigned from 12th RCD. Pvt. G. H. Loomis assigned and joined from Hq. 91st Bomb Group. Ten Officers and EM Missing In Action. MISSION TO BRAUNSCHWEIG , GERMANY Six crews and A/C provided by this Squadron. The primary target is situated at Waggum , Germany , four miles North of the city of Braunschweig . The center of the industrial area in the same city was the secondary. A/C #          TOT            ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 246----------Missing In Action------------------------------------------------------- 911          1320 hrs          23,600 ft            10 x 1000 & 32 M47 IB’s 883          1321 hrs          24,000 ft            10 x 1000 & 32 M47 IB’s 116          1321 hrs          23,400 ft            10 x 1000 & 32 M47 IB’s 812          1320 hrs          23,600 ft            10 x 1000 & 32 M47 IB’s 061          1320 hrs          23,700 ft            10 x 1000 & 32 M47 IB’s BOMBING RESULTS: Undercast forced attack on secondary by PFF, with unobserved results. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Varying reports of up to 50 single engine E/F, including FW 190s and Me 109s, encountered over the target. Only one concerted attack was made on this formation. Our escort hit the enemy A/C before they could make a large concentrated attack forcing the one pass to be made in small numbers. Even during this pass, our fighter support was mixing it with the enemy and followed those through the formation. FIGHTER SUPPORT: fighter support was excellent. It was particularly effective over the target for a large number of E/A were encountered and many dogfights ensued. See preceding paragraph. FLAK: Enroute to the target, meager, inaccurate AA fire was reported from vicinities of Quackenbruck, Vechta and Nienburg. White bursts were reported from Vechta and Lenbrusk. CASUALTIES: Ten Officers and men Missing In Action. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 061: Lts. R. S. Roberts, H. N. Nichols, Capt. B. D. Moore, Lt. A. J. Depeder, T/Sgts. W. B. Neal, W. J. King, Sgt. Joseph York, S/Sgts. F. H. Lenke, Elmer Weaver, J. H. Clifton. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, M. M. Thomson, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, Sgt. R. E. Rigaud, S/Sgts. J. D. Hamner, H. V. Lane, H. R. Small. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. D. Fletcher, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgts. J. R. Paget, J. R. Marshall, E. J. Latalien. A/C 911: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W.W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, Sgt. W. A. Grant, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Sinonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, D. E. Harrington, R. O. Duncan. A/C 116: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, Pvt. A. A. Scelza, S/Sgt. W. W. Tressler. MISSING IN ACTION: A/C 246: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, F. J. Gubernat, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgts. J. C. Maddox, Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgts. J. B. Brennan, A. A. Seeley, Sgt. Martin Goldberg, S/Sgt. C. E. Clark. 30 March 1944 – 1st Lt. Chauncey R. Hicks assigned and joined from USSAFE, Lt Hicks was reported missing in action on 6 September 1943, he escaped from the continent and rejoined this Squadron on the 29th of March 1944. 31 March 1944 – The following Enlisted Men  were assigned and joined; Sgt. (first name unreadable) G. Peterra, Sgt. Walter M. Ward, Cpl. James L. Dunbar, Pfc. Fred W, Towls. Usual station duties. (There was a statement about this having been the busiest month ever, in the number of missions flown (16) however, so many of the words were illegible that it would have made no sense, and I finally gave up  trying to decipher it.) The following awards were presented this month; to S/Sgt. Anthony Dannucci Jr. the DFC, to T/Sgt. James A. Wood, the DFC, S/Sgt. Albert G. Romulis, the DFC, and to T/Sgt. Fred B. Kirby, the Purple Heart. The following is a report on training for the month of March. The subjects studied and man-hours spent in the study of each is as follows:                    SUBJECT                       MAN-HOURS            Bomb Trainer                         31:00            Spotlight Trainer                    24:30            Skeet Shoot                         185:00            Mobile Shoot                         40:00            Gee Trainer                          24:00            Shadowgraph                          25:00            AFCE Mockup                           7:00            Air Sea Rescue Lecture               13:00            Intelligence Lecture                160:00            1000 Inch Range                     114:30            Prisoner Of War Lecture               2:00            Flying Control Lecture                3:00            Security Lecture                     26:00            A/C Recognition                     347:00           Radio School                        156:30            Target Identification                34:00            Gunnery Class                        41:00            Link Trainer                         66:00            Chin Turret Trainer                   1:00            Bomb Fuse Class                       4:00   401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by 1st Lts. Charles Albidress & J. E. Nilson 1 April 1944 – TOTAL STRENGTH ON THIS DATE: 77 Officers, 380 Enlisted Men. F/O Pinkerton & Sgt. Armstrong duty to DS, AAF Station 112. M/Sgt. Culp duty to 49th Station Hospital . 1st Lt. Walter G. Quarve assigned and joined Squadron from 305th Bomb Group. 2 April 1944 – S/Sgts. Harmon and Sharp appointed T/Sgts. Effective April 1. Sgt. Martin appointed S/Sgt. Effective April 1. Cpls. Brines, J. H. Hopkins, Pulliam appointed Sgts. Effective April 1. Pfcs. Frantz, Gosley, Marseilles, McCall appointed Cpls. Effective April 1. 3 April 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL Usual Station duties. 4 April 1944 – S/Sgt. Malkin duty to DS, Walhampton House, Hampshire. 1st Lt. Robert S. Roberts promoted to Captain effective March 28. 2nd Lts. Groombridge, Varva promoted to 1st Lts. effective March 28. 5 April 1944 – 2nd Lts. Bonomo, Bostick, Langford, Sylvester, S/Sgts. Braman, Soderberg, Sgts. Bogert, Porchert, Hughes, Gallagher assigned and joined from 1st CCRC Gp. 6 April 1944 – 1st Lts. Anderson (MIA 29 March 44) and Smith promoted to Captain effective 31 March 44. 7 April 1944 – 2nd Lt. Flinn duty to DS, Coombs House Hotel, Somley, Dorset . Cpl. Gosdecki, Pvt. Gregerson assigned and joined Squadron from Hq. 1st Bomb Division. M/Sgt. Culp hospital to duty. 8 April 1944 – MISSION TO OLDENBURG , GERMANY . (Airdrome) This Squadron provided seven aircraft for this mission. A/C #            TOT            ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 519            1418 hrs          21,000 ft              42 M 47 IB’s 883            1412 hrs          19,900 ft              Leaflets 455            1418 hrs          19,500 ft              12 x 500 069            1416 hrs          19,500 ft              12 x 500 076            1417 hrs          19,000 ft              12 x 500 072            1417 hrs          19,600 ft              12 x 500 958            1417 hrs          19,600 ft              12 x 500 929            1414 hrs          19,600 ft              12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS; Most crews described results as “Excellent.” Much fire and smoke was seen in target area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT; Described as “good.” FLAK: Enroute to the target, meager, inaccurate AA fire was experienced from the vicinity of Imuiden. At the target AA fire was moderate and accurate for our A/C. From two to six Rockets were reported in the target area, some bursting level and only a hundred yards in front. On the return journey, meager and accurate fire was reported from the vicinity of Detern. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 929: Capt. W. B. Smith, Lts. G. H. Heilig, J. D. Pope, T/Sgts. B. W. Yeager, F. B. Kirby, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, P. C. Bara, P. W. Betzer. A/C 069: Lts. R. T. Pressey, J. T. Hamilton, E. R. Hedstrom, S/Sgts. J. R. Marshall, R. M. Comer, R. B. Vail, S. B. Eure, Sgts. C. L. Boston, S. J. (I. O.) Weaver, W. C. Piper. A/C 455: Lts. P. R. Goynes, Jack Gates, G. R. Moburg, M. M. Thomsen, S/Sgt. C. J. Sullivan Jr., Sgts. Fernand Savasgk, L. G. Johnson, C. R. Jones, E. A. Earl, A. R. Dugas. A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, R. S. Wylis, H. A. Groombridge, L, D. Godfrey, T/Sgts. J. Z. Cardwell, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, H. W. Winfree, R. J. Jackson. A/C 072: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, P. F. Lunt, G. A. Wiggett. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, J. E. LaFontin, F. T. Keneley, S/Sgt. W. A. Grant, T/Sgts. S. L. Sommers, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, H. R. Small, D. E. Harrington. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, C. R. Peck, J. R. Simonson, J. R. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, Sgt. R. E. Rigaud, S/Sgts. J. D. Hamner, H. V. Lane. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold (NMI) Levin, T. W. Harper, T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, Pvt A. A. Scelza. Lt. J. W. Ryan flew on A/C 027 from the 322 Squadron. 9 April 1944 – Cpl Frantz duty to DS Station 586. F/O Pinkerton, Sgt. Armstrong DS to duty. MISSION TO MARIENBURG , GERMANY . Crews called back from this mission but Lt Paul McDuffee’s crew attached onto another formation and completed this mission. On this mission our Combat Wing was recalled. However, two of our aircraft attached themselves to the 401st Combat Wing and went on to attack the target. These two are A/C 563 from the 323rd Squadron and A/C 076 from this Squadron. A/C #              TOT          ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET 076              1331.5 hrs      16,000 ft             42 M 47 IB’s Bombing results were reported as “excellent” with a good concentration on the target. No enemy aircraft encountered. Meager but accurate AA fire encountered at the enemy coast. Enroute to base, moderate to intense AA fire experienced at Kiel , this concentrated type fire was  accurate for altitude and slightly off for deflection. Meager to moderate continuous following and accurate fire was experienced at the target. No casualties. Members of this crew are: Lts. P. C. McDuffee, J. E. LaFontin, F. T. Keneley, Sgt. W. A. Grant, T/Sgt. S. L. Sommers, S/Sgt. D. N. Schwab, T/Sgt. D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Harrington, W. W. Tressler. 10 April 1944 – MISSION TO BRUSSELS , BELGIUM . The target assigned to this group was one of the principal repair centers for Junkers Aero Engines. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews for this mission. A/C #          TOT          ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 072          0934 hrs        22,800 ft              42 M 47 IB’s 455          0934 hrs        23,000 ft              42 M 47 IB’s 042          0934 hrs        22,400 ft              42 M 47 IB’s 519          0934            22,700 ft              42 M 47 IB’s 958--------------------------------Did not drop-malfunction bomb release. 812          0934 hrs        22,300 ft              42 M 47 IB’s BOMBING RESULTS: Crews describe bombing as good, with smoke and fires in target area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed. FLAK: Our aircraft experienced meager and inaccurate AA fire at the target. AA fire was also observed out of range coming from Dunkerque and Antwerp . CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 072: Lts. C. L. Price, R. S. Wylis, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. J. E. Cadwell, S/Sgt. F. A. Ford, Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, H. E. Winfree. A/C 042: Lts. R. T. Pressey, J. T. Hamilton, F/O P. E. Pinkerton, S/Sgts. J. R. Marshall, R. M. Comer, Sgt. S. B. Eure, S/Sgt. R. S. Vail, Sgts. S. J. Weaver, W. C. Piper, C. L. Boston. A/C 455: Lts. H. C. Nichols, J. J. Kozina, H. L. Hutchinson, J. R. Piland, S/Sgt. J. T. Hageman, Sgt. E. T. Milligan, S/Sgt. P. W. Noll, Sgts. W. L. Walker, F. J. George, W. N. Bracken. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. D. Fletcher, E. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss,
T/Sgt. W. J. Kaltenbach, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, T/Sgt. L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, J. R. Paget. (The copy of the report from the microfilm lists A/C 072 with two different crews. Since the only remaining A/C number is 958, I assume that one of the crews listed as having flown 072 was in A/C 958.) A/C 072: Lts. T. C. Tilton, J. H. Welsh, O. D. Mathis, J. A. Makaymiec, S/Sgt. D. F. Zmijewski, Sgt. J. S. Burleson, S/Sgt. S. E. Johnson, Sgt. E. F. Springfield, S/Sgt. N. G. Wood, Sgt. P. J. Hermance. A/C 519: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. 11 April 1944 – MISSION TO STETTIN , GERMANY . The primary target for this mission was an Focke Wulf A/C Assembly factory at Gottkus , Germany . However, the town of Stettin , a secondary, was attacked. This Squadron supplied 8 crews and A/C. A/C #            TOT           ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 929-------------MISSING IN ACTION-------------------------------------------- 958            1257.5 hrs        15,500 ft            42 Incendiaries 455            1257 hrs          13,000 ft            10 x 500 076            1257 hrs          15,000 ft            10 x 500 042            1257.5 hrs        15,100 ft            10 x 500 683            1257 hrs          15,500 ft            42 Incendiaries 072            1257 hrs          15,800 ft            10 x 500 144            1257.5 hrs        15,000 ft            10 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS:   Bombs were reported to have hit in Eastern edge of town of Stettin resulting in many fires and a great deal of smoke, some of which rose from 8 to 10 thousand feet. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Varying reports of from 35 to 100 E/A were reported sighted from 1101 hours in vicinity of Brunswick to 1201 in vicinity of Gottkus. Majority were FW 190s. Some Me 109s reported with P-51markings.The wing ahead received the bulk of attacks and what was believed to be a new development was observed. The E/A were attacking line abreast in up to 10 in number – would come in on the nose until nearly over the formation, firing all the time, then suddenly would dive straight down on the formation. Crews were of the opinion that this was one of the most vicious attacks they had ever seen, crew were experienced. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Described as fair to good. FLAK: Enroute to the target, AA fire was reported as follows: Meager and inaccurate at Ojaiden, meager and inaccurate at (Illegible), inaccurate at (Illegible) Lake, out of range from (Illegible), intense and accurate from Hanover , intense and accurate from Colle, moderate and inaccurate from Brunswick , meager and inaccurate from Dessau . CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 144: Capt. R. N. Roberts, Lt. Col Clyde G. Gillespie, Capt. B. D. Moore, Lt. C. W. Ryan, Capt. C. S. Madsen, T/Sgts. R. S. Saffell, (One T/Sgt. Name illegible), Sgt. Joseph York, Pvt. Scelza, S/Sgt. J. H. Clifton, Lt. (Illegible.) A/C 958: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. Frank Topitz, G. A. Wiggett, P. F. Lunt. A/C 042: Lts. R. T. Pressey, J. T. Hamilton, F/O P. E. Pinkerton, S/Sgts. J. R. Marshall, R. M. Comer, (One S/Sgt. Name illegible), Sgts. S. B. Eure, S. J. Weaver, W. C. Piper, C. L. Boston. A/C 455: Lts. H. C. Nichols, J. J. Kozina, H. L. Hutchinson, F/O S. W. Muzzy, S/Sgts. J. T. Hageman, P. W. Noll, Sgts. W. L. Walker, E. T. Milligan, F. J. George, W. M. Bracken. A/C 072: Lts. T. C. Tilton, J. H. Welsh, O. D. Mathis, J. A. Makaymiec, S/Sgts. B. F. Zmijewski, S. E. Johnson, Sgts. E. F. Springfield, J. E. Burleson, S/Sgt. N. G. Wood, Sgt. P. J. Hermance. A/C 083: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, J. C. Fletcher, J. R. Simonson, J. R. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, H. R. Small, J. D. Hamner. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, F. T. Keneley, Sgt. W. A. Grant, T/Sgts. S. E. Sommers, J. C. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. Schwab, D. M. Harrington, W. W. Tressler. CREW MISSING IN ACTION:
A/C 929: Lt. F. C. Ammann, F. L. Butler, H. A. Levin, F. R. McNulty, T/Sgts. J. J. Lacorrazza, F. P. Bynon, S/Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, Howard Hornick, Frank Martin, Lt. Keacex (Observer from 361st Fighter Group.) Lt. E. R. Hedstrom flew as navigator with ??6, 324th Squadron; Lt L. F. Sylvester flew in same capacity with 033 of same Squadron.

12 April 1944 – NO CHANGES IN PERSONNEL.

Usual station activities. 13 April 1944 – S/Sgt. Malkin DS to duty. 2nd Lt Godfrey duty to DS Ayleafield Rest Home. MISSION TO SCHWEINFURT , GERMANY . Squadron provided 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #            TOT            ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET 812             1407             19,200               5 x 1000 467             1410             20,000               5 x 1000 061             1410             19,800               5 x 1000 455             1410             19,500               5 x 1000 406             1410             19,000               5 x 1000 519------------------Aborted-----------------5 x 1000 brought back. BOMBING RESULTS: Target reported as being well hit. Large amounts of smoke seen coming from the target area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Concentrated attacks experienced from German border to the target area. FLAK: Accurate AA fire only at the target. CASUALTIES: F/O Sydney W. Muzzy, bombardier, hit in finger. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 061: Lts. J. D. Davis, G. H. Heilig, Frank I. Varva, Jerome D. Pope, S/Sgt> G. A. Parrish, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, R. G. Duncan, J. L. Zeigler. A/C 467: Lts. Robert S. Wylie (P), J. Gates (CP), G. R. Moburg (N), M. H. Thomsen (B), S/Sgt. C. J. Sullivan Jr., Sgts. F. Savasgk, L. G. Johnson, E. A. Earl, C. R. Jones. A/C 456: Lts. H. C. Nichols (P), J. J. Kozina (CP), H. L. Hutchinson (N), F/O S. W. Muzzy (B), S/Sgts. J. T. Hageman, P. W. Noll, Sgts. W. L. Walker, F. J. George, E. T. Milligan, W. H. Bracken. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber (P), J. D. Fletcher (CP), E. R. Hedstrom (N), D. T. Weiss (B), T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, J. R. Paget. A/C 406: Lts. T. C. Tilton (P), J. H. Welsh (CP), O. D. Mathis (N), J. A. Makaymiec (B), S/Sgts. B. J. Zmijewski, S. E. Johnson, Sgt. E. F. Springfield, S/Sgt. N. G. Wood, Sgts. J. S. Burleson, P. J. Hermance.

14 April 1944 – Lt. L. D. Bioit assigned and joined Squadron from 1st CCRC Gp. 15 April 1944 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES. Usual station duties. 16 April 1944 – 2nd Lt. Hutchinson duty to DS Adv Rad Nav Sch, AAF Station 112. 2nd Lts. Butler , Godfrey, Goynes, Keneley, McNulty Morey promoted to 1st Lts. effective 9 April. Lts Butler and McNulty MIA 11 April. 17 April 1944 – 1st lt. Davis promoted to Captain effective 12 April. 2nd Lts. Ashby, Behrend, Harper, Hedstrom, H. Levin, Peck, Piland, Simonson, Thompson, Weiss promoted to 1st Lts. effective 12 April. 18 April 1944 – 2nd Lt Flinn DS to duty effective 16 April. 1st lt. Morey duty to DS Stanbridge Earl’s Rest Home. Pvt. Blaisdell transferred to 7th Photo Gp. Recon. , AAF Station 234. Cpls. Breed, Damron, Funk, Pvt Scelza appointed Sgt. Effective 15 April 1944. Pfc. Dion Walter appointed Cpl. Effective 15 April 44. Pvt. Marthen appointed Pfc. Effective 15 April.
MISSION TO ORANIENBURG , GERMANY . Squadron provided 7 A/C for this mission. A/C #          TOT              ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 072           1443                24,000                 36 x 100 467           1442                25,000                 36 x 100 812           1442                23,900                 36 x 100 076           1443                24,300                 36 x 100 455           1443                24,000                 36 x 100 061           1443                24,000                 36 x 100 069           1443                23,400                 36 x 100 BOMBING RESULTS: Bombing excellent. Much smoke and fire seen coming from the target area. Both MPI’s well covered. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No attacks on this formation, though E/A seen attacking other formations. FLAK: Inaccurate AA fire from few points along the route, and moderate accurate flak at the target. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:
A/C 061 (lead, comp. Grp.0 Capt. R. S. Roberts (P), Capt. J. D. Davis (CP), Capt. B. D. Moore (N), Capt. C. S. Hudson (B), T/Sgts. W. B. Neal, W. N. King, Sgt. J. York, S/Sgts. F. H. Lenke, E. A. Weaver Jr., J. H. Clifton. A/C 072: Lts. T. C. Tilton (P), J. H. Welsh (CP), O. D. Mathis (N), J. A. Makaymiec (B), S/Sgts. B. F. Zmijewski, S. E. Johnson, Sgts. E. E. Springfield, J. S. Burleson, N. G. Wood, P. J. Hermance. A/C 467: Lts. P. R. Goynes (P), R. S. Wylis (CP), G. R. Moburg (N), M. M. Thomsen (B), S/Sgts. C. J. Sullivan, F. Savasgk, Sgts. L. G. Johnson, C. R. Jones, E. A. Earl. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber (P), J. D. Fletcher (CP), E. R. Hedstrom (N), D. T. Weiss (B), T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, Sgt. R. R. Ruth, S/Sgts. J. R. Paget, E. J. Latalien, J. R. Marshall. A/C 455: Lts. H, N. Nichols (P), J. J. Kozina (CP), A. A. Andolishek (N), F/O S. W. Muzzy (B), S/Sgts. J. T. Hageman, P. W. Noll, Sgts. W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken, F. J. George, E. T. Milligan. A/C 069: Lts. N. T. Pressey (P), J. T. Hamilton (CP), F/O P. E. Pinkerton (N), W. G. Quarve (B), S/Sgts. R. G. Comer, R. V. Vail, Sgts. S. B. Eure, C. L. Boston, S. J. Weaver, W. C. Piper. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee (P), W. H. Langford (CP), L. G. Sylvester (N), M. A. Bonomo (N), S/Sgts. H. A. Soderberg, C. R. Braman, Sgts. G. H. Bogert, E. J. Gallagher, C. M. Borchert, E. H. Hughes. 19 April 1944 – Capt. Davis, 1st Lt. Varva duty to DS Coombs House Rest Home. Lt. Wallin duty to DS 325th Station Complement Squadron, AAF Station 131. Cpl. Boudreau and Pfc. Boatman transferred from AC to Ord. MISSION TO KASSEL , GERMANY . (Mission report reads, “Mission to Eschwege , Germany .”) Squadron provided 8 A/C for this mission. A/C #             TOT         ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 406-------MISSING IN ACTION--------------------------------------------- 519-------MISSING IN ACTION-------------------------------------------- 736 (324th A/C)   1033         21,000                  10 x 500 069               1033         20,900                  10 x 500 455               1033         21,000                  10 x 500 144               1033         20,900                  10 x 500 072               1034         21,300                  10 x 500 467               1034         21,000                  10 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Generally unobserved, but it is believed that they may have fallen short. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: A/C flying with the 381st “B” Group reported being attacked in the target area by some 50 Me 109s. FLAK: No accurate AA fire reported by our A/C. Meager fire reported at a number of points along the route. CASUALTIES: None. (Even though there are two crews Missing In Action, the Mission Report indicates no casualties.) THE FOLLOWING CREWS ARE LISTED AS MISSING IN ACTION: a/c 406: Lts. J. E. LaFontin (P), L. L. Bostick (CP), F. T. Keneley (N), A. J. Depeder (B), T/Sgts. S. L. Sommers, D. S. Abeles, S/Sgts. D. E. Schwab, K. P. Fiigen, D. E. Harrington. A/C 519: Lts. S. L. Evans (P), R. W. Thompson (CP), H. Levin (N), T. W. Harper (B), T/Sgts. R. R. Saffell, P. J. DelTorto, S/Sgts. R. N. Kasch, R. J. Schupp, H. E. Winfree, Sgt. A. A. Scelza. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 144: Capt. W. B. Smith (P), Lts. G. H. Heilig (CP), W. P. Richards (N), J. D. Pope (B), T/Sgts. B. W. Yeager, F. B. Kirby, S/Sgts. J. York, P. C. Bara, J. S. Bond, P. W. Betzer. A/C 072: Lts. J. L. Black (P), R. J. Ball (CP), B. H. Yarborough (N), L. D. Biot (B), S/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, L. G. Johnson, Sgts. M. F. Allen, B. E. Stanton, (Sgt. N. L. (Illegible last name). A/C 455: Lts. S. Newton (P), B. Stiles (CP), G. H. Benson (N), D. R. Bird (B), S/Sgts. W. F. Lewis, E. C. Ross, Sgts. G. E. Beach, E. L. Sharpe, B. J. Crone, G. D. Spaugh Jr. A/C 736: (324th Squadron A/C), Lts. R. J. Griesbach (P), C. R. Peck (CP), J. R. Simonson (N), J. R. Piland (B), T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner, Sgt. H. R. Small, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane. A/C 467: Lts. W. T. Hanna (P), H. N. Walker (CP), A. A. Andolishek (N), E. A. Parsons Jr. (B), S/Sgts. C. L. Harrison, W. R. Miller, Sgts. B. L. Rochat, R. H. Glasser, G. F. Schupp, D. O. Vasheo. A/C 069: Lts. R. T. Pressey (P), J. T. Hamilton (CP), F/O P. E. Pinkerton (N), W. G. Quarve (B), T/Sgts. R. M. Comer, R. B. Vail, S/Sgts. S. B. Eure, C. L. Boston, W. C. Piper, S. J. Weaver. 20 April 1944 – 2nd lt. R. N. Roberts promoted to 1st Lt. 3ffective 14 April. Sgt. Brinn assigned and joined Squadron from 1st CCRC Gp. Pvt. Boswell assigned and joined Squadron from 40th Mobile Comm. Sq., AAF Station 472. Pvt. Spiene duty to 49th Station Hospital . Pvt. Rochat appointed Sgt. Effective 19 April 44. MISSION TO PAS DE CALAIS , FRANCE . (Mission Report Reads: Mission to Croisette Beauvoir , France A D.) Squadron provided 9 A/C for this mission. A/C #          TOT           ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 072           1839 hrs         21,300                 12 x 500 455           1839             20,800                 12 x 500 069           1839             20,800                 12 x 500 958           1839             21,300                 12 x 500 042           1836             20,000                 10 x 500 812           1838             20,800                 12 x 500 076           1830             20,300                 12 x 500 144           1830             20,400                 12 x 500 467           1830             20,000                 12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Some crews reported good results, though’ cloud cover prevented accurate observation. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FLAK: Meager, but accurate AA fire experienced. CASUALTIES: Lt. J. D. Pope, flak wound in right arm. CLAIMS: None.
CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price (P), J. Gates (CP), W. P. Richards (N), Capt. C. S. Hudson (B), Lt. L. D. Godfrey (B), T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, J. P. Armstrong, R. J. Jackson, O. H. Powell, J. Hinda. A/C 072: Lts. S. Newton (P), B. Stiles (CP), G. H. Benson (N)< D. R. Bird (B), S/Sgt. B. F. Lewis, Sgt. G. D. Spough Jr., S/Sgt. E. C. Ross, Sgts. C. L. Williamson, B. J. Crone, E. L. Sharp. A/C 455: Lts. J. L. Black (P), R. J. Bell (CP), B. H. Yarborough (N), L. D. Biot (B), S/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. R. Turner Jr., J. L. Sayre, Sgts. H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton, M. F. Allen. A/C 042: Lts. H. F. Weber (P), J. D. Fletcher (CP), E. D. Hedstrom (N), D. T. Weiss (B), T/Sgt. H. W. Kaltenbach, S/Sgt. J. R. Marshall, T/Sgt. L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget. A/C 042: Lts. W. T. Hanna (P), H. E. Walker (CP), A. A. Andolishek (N), E. A. Parsons Jr. (B), S/Sgt. C. L. Harrison, Sgt. G. F. Shipp, S/Sgt. G. F. Miller, Sgts. R. H. Glasser, B. L. Rochat, D. O. Washoo. A/C 069: Lts. R. T. Pressey (P), J. T. Hamilton (CP), F/O Pinkerton (N), W. G. Quarve (B), T/Sgt. R. M. Comer, S/Sgt. S. B. Eure, T/Sgt. R. B. Vail, S/Sgts. S. J. Weaver, W. C. Piper, C. L. Boston. A/C 144: Lts. R. J. Griesbach (P), C. R. Peck (CP), J. R. Simonson (N), J. R. Piland (B), T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, Sgts. H. R. Small, R. R. Rigaud, S/Sgt. J. D. Hamner. A/C 467: Lts. P. R. Goynes (P), N. A. Daniels (CP), G. R. Moburg (N), M. M. Thomsen (B), T/Sgt. C. J. Sullivan, S/Sgt. C. R. Jones, T/Sgt. F. Savasgk, S/Sgts. L. G. Johnson, E. A. Earl, A. E. Dugas. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee (P), W. Langford (CP), L. F. Sylvester Jr. (N), J. D. Pope (B), S/Sgts. H. A. Soderberg, C. R. Braman, Sgts. G. H. Bogert, C. M. Borchert, E. H. Hughes, E. J. Gallagher. Flying with A/C 000 of the 324th Squadron was 1st lt. J. W. Ryan (N). 21 April 1944 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES. Usual station activities. 22 April 1944 – Capt Smith and S/Sgt. York transferred to 12th RCD, Casual Poll, Station 591. Sgt. Adelbo DS to duty. 1st Lt. J. W. Ryan MIA. MISSION TO HAMM , GERMANY . Squadron provided 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #           TOT            ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET There was no formal interrogation of crews on this mission due to extreme late hour of return. BOMBING RESULTS: Believed to be good. Target was obscured by smoke, but bombs landed in smoked area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FLAK: Meager AA fire at the coast on the way in and out. Target flak was meager to moderate. CASUALTIES: Lt. J. W. Ryan, flying with the lead Aircraft of this group was MIA when this aircraft was hit by a burst of flak and went down. All crew members believed safe due to the number of parachutes observed coming from the stricken aircraft. CLAIMS. None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 812: Lts. L. R. Rentmeester (P), W. W. Behrend (CP), R. N. Roberts (N), J. T. Ashby (B), T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. F. Topitz, P. F. Lunt, G. A. Wiggett, E. Weaver Jr. A/C 455: Lts. H. G. Nichols (P), J. J. Kozina (CP), L. F. Sylvester (N), F/O S. W. Muzzy (B), T/Sgts. J. T. Hageman, P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken, F. J. George, E. T. Milligan. A/C 069: Lts. R. T. Pressey (P), J. T. Hamilton (CP), F/O P. E. Pinkerton (N), Lt. W. G. Quarve (B), T/Sgts. R. M. Comer, R. B. Vail, S/Sgts. S. B. Eure, C. L. Boston, J. H. Clifton, Sgt. M. Pitcock. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach (P), C. R. Peck (CP), J. R. Simonson (N), J. R. Piland (B), T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, Sgt. R. E. Rigaud, S/Sgts. J. D. Hamner, H. V. Lane, Sgt. H. R. Small. A/C 076: Lts. J. L. Black (P), R. J. Bell (CP), B. H. Yarborough (N), L. D. Biot (B), S/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, B. H. Bogert, Sgts. M. F. Allen, H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton. A/C 072: Lts. W. T. Hanna (P), H. E. Walker (CP), A. A. Andolishek (N), E. A. Parsons Jr. (B), S/Sgts. W. R. Miller, C. L. Harrison, Sgts. B. L. Rochat, R. H. Glasser, D. O. Wascho, G. F. Schupp. 23 April 1944 – 2nd Lt. Verrill (MIA 10 October 43) promoted to 1st Lt. 2nd Lts. Guenther, Havrisik, Lowdermilk, Petersen, S/Sgt. Bigham assigned and joined Squadron from1st CCRC Gp. Pvt. Spiene to duty. Sgt. Brines assigned and joined from ASC, USSTAF, AAF Station 586. 2nd Lt. Hutchinson, Cpl. Frantz DS to duty. 24 April 1944 – S/Sgt. Shoesmith, Sgts. Nicely, Peacock, Teems assigned and joined from AAF Station 112, DS to Station 172. MISSION TO ERDING , GERMANY . A/C #           TOT            ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 509            1340 hrs           20,000               10 x 500 072            1343               19,000               10 x 500 455            1343               19,100               10 x 500 392            1343               19,000               10 x 500 144            1343               19,000               10 x 500 812            1344               18,700               10 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Crews describe bombing results as good, with main concentration hitting just south of assigned MPI. FLAK: Flak was observed on the way to the target, and the return, though’ no AA fire was directed at this formation. No flak at the target. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No E/A offered opposition to our formations. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 146: Capt. R. N. Roberts (P), Lt. G. H. Heilig (CP), Capt. B. D. Moore (N), Lt. B. H. Yarborough (N), Capt. C. S. Hudson (B), T/Sgts.
W. E. Neal, W. J. King, S/Sgts. F. Topitz, F. H. Lenke, E. Weaver Jr., J. H. Clifton. A/C 392: Lts. S. Newton (P), B. Stiles (CP), G. H. Benson (N), D. R. Bird (B), S/Sgts. W. F. Lewis, E. C. Hess, Sgts. G. E. Leach, E. L. Sharpe, B. J. Crone, G. D. Spough Jr. A/C 509: Lts. W. T. Hanna (P), H. E. Walker (CP), A.A. Andolishek (N), E. A. Parsons Jr. (B), S/Sgts. C. L. Harrison, W. R. Miller, Sgts. B. L. Rochat, R. H. Glasser, D. O. Washoo, G. F. Schupp. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber (P), J. D. Fletcher (CP), E. D. Hedstrom (N), D. T. Weiss (B), T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, E. J. Latalien, J. R. Marshall. A/C 072: Lts. T. C. Tilton (P), J. Oates (CP), O. D. Mathis (N), J. A. Makaymiec (B), T/Sgts. B. F. Zmijewski, S. E. Johnson, S/Sgts. E. F. Springfield, J. S. Burleson, N. G. Weed, P. J. Hermance. A/C 455: Lts. H. G. Nichols (P), J. J. Kozina (CP), H. L. Hutchinson (N), F/O S. W. Muzzy (B), T/Sgts. J. T. Hageman, P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken, F. J. George, E. T. Milligan. 25 April 1944 – Lt. Col. Gillespie, Capt. Hudson, 1st Lt. Jewett transferred to Hq. 91st Bomb Group. Capt. Martin assigned from 323rd Squadron, DS to AAF Station 131. Cpl. Matikinus transferred to 352 Serv. Squadron, AAF Station 179, effective 23 April. M/Sgt. Pry, T/Sgt. Peters, Cpl. Donner duty to Ds at Gatwick. Sgt. Tressler duty to 49th Station Hospital . 1st Lt. Price (wounded in action) duty to 49th Station Hospital. T/Sgt. Savasgk, S/Sgts. Earl, Jones (all wounded in action) duty to 30th General Canadian Hospital , Hurry, Surrey. MISSION TO FRESCATY , FRANCE . Lt. Col Clyde Gillespie relinquished the command of this Squadron to Maj. James McPartlin. Lt. Col. Gillespie will be missed by all members of his command, but inasmuch as his leaving means greater opportunities for him, the Squadron wishes him good luck and Godspeed. Maj. McPartlin is one of the oldest members of the Squadron, having served as operations officer for over a year. Most of the Squadron has seen Maj. McPartlin rise in rank from a 2nd Lt. to his present status and greet his appointment as CO not only as a tribute to his previous labors, but with the greatest of anticipation for a successful administration. MISSION TO METZ/FRESCATY, FRANCE . Squadron provided 6 A/C for this mission. A/C #           TOT             ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 467            0953 hrs           20,200              4 clusters frags 042            0952               19,500             28 clusters frags 883            0952               19,400             28 clusters frags072            0952               19,600             28 clusters frags 392            0953               19,300             28 clusters frags 958            0951               20,100             28 clusters frags BOMBING RESULTS: Bombing results described as good, both MPI’s being well covered by hits. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FLAK: Meager inaccurate fire reported from a number of spots along the route, and at the target. Some very accurate AA fire was experienced just before reaching the French coast on the way out. CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. E. A. Earl, Right Waist Gunner, flak wounds, left eye and ear. S/Sgt. C. R. Jones, Left Waist Gunner, flak wounds, chest shoulder.  T/Sgt. F. Savasgk, Radio, flak wounds, left foot. Lt. C. L. Pierce, Pilot, flak wound, knee. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price (P), J. Gates (CP), H. A. Groombridge (N), L. D. Godfrey (B), T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell, S/Sgts. J. P. Armstrong, F. A. Ford, P. C. Bara, R. J. Jackson, J. Hinda. A/C 042: Lts. J. L. Black (P), R. J. Ball (CP), B. H. Yarborough (N), L. D. Biot (B), S/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayers, G. N. Bogert, Sgts. M. F. Allen, H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton. A/C 392: Lts. S. Newton (P), B. Stiles (CP), G. H. Benson (N), D. R. Bird, S/Sgts. W. F. Lewis, E. C. Ross, Sgts. G. E. Beach, B. J. Crone, G. D. Spaugh, E. L. Sharpe. A/C 883: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester (P), W. W. Behrend (CP), R. N. Roberts (N), J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. F. Topitz, G. A. Wiggett, O. H. Powell, P. F. Lunt. A/C 072: Lts. T. C. Tilton (P), J. D. Fletcher (CP), O. D. Mathis (N), J. A. Makaymiec (B), T/Sgt. B. F. Zmijewski, S/Sgt. J. S. Burleson, T/Sgt. S. E. Johnson, S/Sgts. E. F. Springfield, N. G. Wood, P. J. Hermance. A/C 467: Lts. P. R. Goynes (P), R. S. Wylis (CP), G. R. Moburg (N), M. M. Thomsen (B), T/Sgt. C. J. Sullivan, S/Sgt. C. R. Jones, T/Sgt. F. Savasgk, S/Sgts. L. G. Johnson, E. A. Earl, A. R. Dugas. 26 April 1944 – S/Sgt. C. R. Jones died at 0630 hours at 30th General Canadian Hospital , Hurry, Surrey from wounds received in action. Pfc. C. C. Brown duty to DS No 5 Rad. School, Oxford . Sgt. Ender duty to DS AAF Station 131. S/Sgt. Shoesmith, Sgts. Nicely, Peacock, Premenko, Teems DS to duty. 1st Lt. Hedstrom transferred to Hq. 91st Bomb Group. MISSION TO BRUNSWICK , GERMANY . A/C #            TOT           ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 178             1005 hrs         21,800                  10 x 500 076             1005             22,600                  42 x 100 042             1005             22,500                  42 x 100 069             1005             22,200                  42 x 100 455             1004             23,700                  42 x 100 392             1005             22,500                  42 x 100 144             1005             22,500                  42 x 100 BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved, bombed on PFF. ENEMY FIGHTERS: Nil. FLAK: Meager to moderate inaccurate AA fire experienced from a few points both on the route and the route out. Intense accurate AA fire experienced from the target. CASUALTIES: Lt. J. A. Makaymiec, scratches on hands from flak in nose. CLAIMS: Nil. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 144: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester (P), W.W. Behrend (CP), R. N. Roberts (N), J. T. Ashby (B), T/Sgts. E. A. Diethirn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgt. P. F. Lunt, Sgt. P. F. Bogert, S/Sgts. G. A. Wiggett, O. H. Powell. A/C 455: Lts. H. C. Nichols (P), J. J. Kozina (CP), H. L. Hutchinson (N), F/O S. W. Muzzy (B), T/Sgts. J. W. Hageman, P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken, F. J. George, E. T. Milligan. A/C 069: Lts. R. T. Pressey (P), J. T. Hamilton (CP), F/O P. E. Pinkerton (N), E. A. Parsons (B), T/Sgts. R. M. Comer, R. B. Vail, S/Sgts. S. B. Eure, C. L. Boston, Sgt. C. M. Borchert, S/Sgt. J. H. Clifton. A/C 076: Lts. R. J. Griesbach (P), C. R. Peck (CP), J. R. Simonson (N), J. R. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, Sgt. R. E. Rigaud, S/Sgts. J. D. Hamner, H. V. Lane, Sgt. H. P. Small. A/C 392: Lts. S. Newton (P), S. Stiles (CP), G. H. Benson (N), D. R. Bird (B), S/Sgts. W. F. Lewis, E. C. Ross, Sgts. G. E. Beach, E. L. Sharpe, B. J. Crone, G. D. Spaugh Jr. A/C 042: Lts. J. L. Black (P), R. J. Ball (CP), B. H. Yarborough (N), L. D. Biot (B), S/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, Sgts. A. Adelbo, M. F. Allen, S. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton. A/c 179: Lts. T. C. Tilton (P), J. H. Welsh Jr. (CP), C. D. Mathis (N), J. A. Makaymiec (B), T/Sgts. B. F. Zmijewski, S. E. Johnson, S/Sgts. E. F. Springfield, J. S. Burleson, F. G. Wood, P. J. Hermance. 27 April 1944 – 2nd Lt. Richards (WIA) duty to 49th Station Hospital . Maj. Bettis duty to DS, London . M/Sgt. Pry, T/Sgt. Renz, Sgt. Peters, Cpl. Donner DS to duty. 1st Lt. Morey DS to duty. MISSION TO GLACERIE , FRANCE . A/C #             TOT         ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 509-------------Abortive sortie--------------------16 x 500 Brought back. 144-------------                      -----------16 x 500 Jettisoned 455-------------                      -----------16 x 500         069-------------                      -----------16 x 500 Dropped 072-------------Missing in Action---------------------------------------------------- 812-------------Abortive sortie--------------------16 x 500 Brought back. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No E/A seen by this group. FLAK: Intense , accurate AA fire at the target. CASUALTIES: A/C # 072 was hit by flak in the target area, and went down with # 3 engine smoking, then hitting the ground and exploding. Five chutes were seen. The crew was composed of: Lt. T. C. Tilton (P), Lt. J. H. Welsh Jr. (CP), Lt. O. D. Mathis (N), Lt. J. A. Makaymiec (B), T/Sgt. B. F. Zmijewski, T/Sgt. S. E. Johnson, S/Sgt. E. F. Springfield , S/Sgt. J. S. Burleson, S/Sgt. N. J. Wood, S/Sgt. P. J. Hermance. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 144: Capt. R. N. Roberts (P), Lts. G. H. Heilig (CP), H. A. Groombridge (N), Lt. Borealis (Group Navigator), Capt. C. S. Hudson (Group Bombardier), T/Sgts. B. W. Yeager, F. S. Kirby, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, F. H. Lenke Jr., J. E. Clifton, Lt. J. Oates (TG). A/C 509: Lts. W. T. Hanna (P), H. E. Walker (CP), A. A. Andolishek (N), E. A. Parsons (B), S/Sgt. C. L. Harrison, Sgt. G. F. Schupp, S/Sgt. W. R. Miller, Sgts. B. L. Rochat, R. H. Glasser, D. O. Washoo. A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber (P), J. D. Fletcher (CP), W. P. Richards (N), D. T. Weiss (B), T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. E. J. Latalien, J. R. Marshall, R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget. A/C 455: Lts. H. G. Nichols (P), J. J. Kozina (CP), H. L. Hutchinson (N), J. D. Pope (B), T/Sgt. J. T. Hageman, S/Sgt. E. T. Milligan, T/Sgt. P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken, F. J. George. A/C 069: Lts. R. T. Pressey (P), J. T. Hamilton (CP), F/O P. E. Pinkerton (N), S/Sgt. W. A. Grant (B), T/Sgts. R. M. Comer, R. B. Vail, S/Sgts. S. B. Eure, C. L. Boston, Sgt. M. Pitcock, S/Sgt. C. A. Wiggett. 28 April 1944 – Capt. Moore transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. Maj. Bettis, Capt. Davis, Lt. Varva DS to duty. M/Sgt. Frew, T/Sgt. Amber transferred to AFB Lincoln, Nebraska, 2nd AF. MISSION TO AVORD, FRANCE. A/C #           TOT         ALT AT TARGET            BOMBS ON TARGET 076            1154 hrs       15,000                   6 x 1000 883            1154           14,900                   6 x 1000 178            1154           15,000                   6 x 1000 392            1154           14,800                   6 x 1000 061            1155           15,000                   6 x 1000 042            1154           15,000                   6 x 1000 BOMBING RESULTS: Bombing results believed to be generally good, though ground haze obscured the target to some extent. FLAK: Meager to moderate, accurate AA fire at the target. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 25 to 40 Me 109’s and FW 190’s seen. About 10 minutes past the target one mass attack from 12 o’clock was made on this formation, but E/A did not press home the attack. CASUALTIES: None. NOTE: Capt. R. N. Roberts, with Col. Putnam flying as co-pilot led the entire combat wing on this, his last mission. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 061: Capt. R. N. Roberts (P), Col. C. E. Putnam (91st BG) (CP), Col. F. P. Hunter (398th BG) (Obs), Lt. F. I. Varva (N), Lt. W. E. Borealis (N), Capt. C. S. Hudson (B), T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. A. G. Romulis, T/Sgt. W. J. King, S/Sgts. E. Weaver Jr., J. H. Clifton, Lt. G. H. Heilig (TG). A/C 042: Lts. R. S. Wylie (P), J. Oates (CP), C. R. Moburg (N), S/Sgt. W. A. Grant (B), S/Sgts. C. J. Sullivan Jr., L. G. Johnson, T/Sgt. P. W. Noll, Sgts. M. Pitcock, J. W. Brinn, S/Sgt. W. M. Bracken. A/C 076: Lts. P. R. Goynes (P), J. J. Kozina (CP), H. L. Hutchinson (N), L. D. Godfrey (B), T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, J. P. Armstrong, H. J. Jackson, J. Hinda, P. C. Bara. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach (P), C. R. Peck (CP), J. R. Simonson (N), J. R. Piland (B), T/Sgt. E. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, Sgts. H. P. Small, R. E. Rigaud, S/Sgt. J. D. Hamner. A/C 178: Lts. W. T. Hanna (P), H. R. Walker (CP), A. A. Andolishek (N), E. A. Parsons Jr. (B), S/Sgt. C. L. Harrison, Sgt. C. M. Whipp, S/Sgts. W. R. Miller, W. L. Walker, Sgts. D. O. Washoo, R. H. Glasser. A/C 392: Lts. S. Newton (P), B. Stiles (CP), G. H. Benson (N), D. R. Bird (B), S/Sgt. W. F. Lewis, Sgt. C. D. Spaugh Jr., S/Sgt. E. C. Ross, Sgts. G. B. Beach, B. J. Crone, E. L. Sharpe. 29 April 1944 – Capt. Martin DS to duty. 2nd Lts. Pressey and Milton (MIA 27 April 44) promoted to 1st Lts. effective April 23. MISSION TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A/C #          TOT            ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET 042           1143 hrs          22,500               42 x 100 IB’s 392----------Aborted---------------------------------------------------------- 515           1142              25,600               42 x 100 IB’s 975           1142              25,500               42 x 100 IB’s 076           1141              25,400               42 x 100 IB’s BOMBING RESULTS: Results generally unobserved, but results believed to be good. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 10 to 20 Me 109’s seen at a distance, and no attacks made on this group. FLAK: Intense, accurate AA fire from the target area, and the formation was off course for some time after leaving the target due to a change in winds and was subjected to a large amount of AA fire from the vicinities of Luckenwalde, Wittenberg, Dessau, Nienburg and Magdeburg. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/C 076: Lts. R. J. Griesbach (P), C. R. Peck (CP), J. R. Simonson (N), J. R. Piland (B), T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, Sgt. R. . Rigaud, S/Sgts. J. D. Hamner, E. Weaver Jr., Sgt. H. R. Small. A/C 042: Lts. G. H. Heilig, N. A. Daniels (CP), G. R. Moburg (N), M. W. Thomsen (B), T/Sgts. B. W. Yeager, F. B. Kirby, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, P. C. Bara, F. W. Betzer, J. S. Bond. A/C 515: Lts. R. S. Wylie (P), G. Havrisik (CP), H. L. Hutchinson (N), F/O S. W. Muzzy (B), T/Sgts. J. T. Hageman, P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken, F. J. George, S. T. Milligan. A/C 975: Lts. P. N. Goynes (P), R. J. Guenther (CP), J. W. Lowdermilk (N), L. D. Godfrey (B), T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell, S/Sgts. J. P. Armstrong, F. A. Ford, J. H. Clifton, R. J. Jackson, J. Hinda. 30 April 1944 – 1st Lt. Nichols transferred to Casual Pool 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. 1st Lt. Johnson duty to DS Bomb Recon School AAF Station 583. Cpl. Johnson duty to DS, Adv Ammunition School, AAF Station 521.
MISSION TO LYON, FRANCE. A/C #             TOT         ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET 392              1053 hrs       20,600                 5 x 1000 178-------------------Aborted--------------------------------------------- 515-------------------Aborted--------------------------------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: Results could not be accurately observed due to extreme amount of smoke and fire coming from the target area, but it is believed to be good. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. CASUALTIES: None. CLAIMS None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION: A/c 392: Lts. J. L. Black (P), R. J. Bell (CP), B. H. Yarborough (N), L. D. Biot (B), S/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, Sgts. A. Adelbo, M. F. Allen, H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton. The following is a report on training for the month of March. (Note: The report reads March, however, the report follows the April 30 entry and there was a similar summary of training at the end of March, therefore I believe it was intended to read April.) The subjects studied and the man hours spent in the study of each is as follows:    SUBJECT                           MAN-HOURS Link Trainer                          73:30 Bomb Trainer                          53:00 Spotlight Trainer                     54:30 Turret Trainer                        16:30 Shadowgraph                           54:30 Skeet                                354:00 Gee Trainer                           22:15 Radio (Code, net & Harwell)          143:00 Dinghy Drill                          29:00 A/C Recognition                      338:00 P/W Lecture                           83:00 Escape Lectures                       30:00 Intelligence                       1,373:00 Target Identification                 49:00 Gunnery Lecture (100 ft range)       264:00 First Aid Lecture                     67:00 Physiology Of Flight                  18:00 A/C Equipment Lecture                 30:00 Navigation Lectures                   22:00 Tactics                            1.299:00 Bombing Lectures                       6:00 Communication Lectures                53:00 Night Flying and Lecture              24:00 Navigation for Bombardiers            36:00 Pilot and Co-pilot Film               30:00 Ditching Procedure Film               50:00   401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by: Chas. Albidress, 1st Lt. AC 1 May 1944 – Lt. C. Albidress goes to Station 102 on DS. 2nd Lts. McDuffee and Wylie promoted to 1st Lts. The following Officers and EM assigned and joined from the 324th Squadron, this Station: 1st Lt. Thomas H. Gunn 1st Lt. John P. McLaren 2nd Lt. Frederick T. Neal        T/Sgt. George A. Parks S/Sgt. Price D. Dougherty       T/Sgt. Russel D. Shields S/Sgt. Robert D. Smith         S/Sgt. Deland M. Fleming   1st lt. Marshal (NMI) McKew      2nd Lt. Leslie P. Gallagher 1st lt. Richard B. Paul                2nd Lt. Parker A. Goodell T/Sgt. Fred G. Lavigne           T/Sgt. Robert D. Bonsheimen S/Sgt. John L. Magyar                 S/Sgt. Donald C. Dotson   1st Lt. John D, Powell     2nd Lt. Charles K. Neisrende 2nd Lt. Phillip R. Sheldon      2nd Lt. Joseph C. Spate S/Sgt. Leo W. Fontaine          S/Sgt. Thomas G. Lindsay S/Sgt. Albert M. Tolbert         S/Sgt. Athorn V. Shanks S/Sgt. Francis J. Toccalino         S/Sgt. Milton D. Pitts   2nd Lt. William F, Nee           2nd Lt. Reginald (NMI) Aaron 2nd Lt. Richard (NMI) Markley    S/Sgt. Philip L. Branner S/Sgt. Gaetano A. Scida           Sgt. Leonard A. Bielawski T/Sgt. Donald E. Spaulding      Sgt. Robert (NMI) Heimbach Sgt. Joseph A. Nioux   2nd Lt. David J. Ryan         2nd Lt. Martin P. Merz 2nd Lt. Robert W. Paulissen        2nd Lt. David (NMI) Lieberman S/Sgt. Ignacio V. Torres           S/Sgt. Alexander B. Rich Sgt. Blair (NMI) Davey             Sgt. George L. Montana Sgt. Stephen E. Stone S/Sgt. Milton D. Pitts assigned from 324th Bomb Squadron, DS to 12th RCD. MISSION TO TROYES , FRANCE . This Squadron provided 7 A/C and crews for this mission. A/C #       TOT              ALT AT TARGET  BOMBS ON TARGET 515         1821.5 hrs           21,300 ft         6 x 1000 883         1822 hrs             21,100 ft         6 x 1000 178         1821 hrs             21,100 ft         6 x 1000 069         1821 hrs             21,100 ft         6 x 1000 455         1821.5 hrs           21,400 ft         6 x 1000 042         1821.5 hrs           21,200 ft         6 x 1000 076         1823 hrs             21,500 ft         6 x 1000 BOMBING RESULTS: Reported as good, with smoke rising to 5000 feet. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Excellent. FLAK: The only AA fire encountered on this mission was at Nieuport on the enemy coast on the way out. CASUALTIES: none. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 069: Capt. J. D. Davis, Lts. A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, Capt. C. S. Hudson, T/Sgts. R. W. Comer, R. B. Vail, S/Sgts. S. B. Eure, C. L. Boston, J. W. Brinn, M. Pitcock, Lt. M. M. Thomsen. A/C 042: Lts. J. L. Black, R. J. Bell, B. H. Yarborough, L. D. Biot, S/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, Sgts. A. Adelbo, M. F. Allen, H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton. A/C 515: Lts. D. J. Ryan, M. P. Merz, R. W. Paulissen, D. Lieberman, S/Sgt. A. D. Rich, I. V. Torres, Sgts. B. Davey, G. L. Montana, S. E. Stone, H. F. Nicely. A/C 076: Lts. T. E. Gunn, R. J. Guenther, J. P. McLaren, J. D. Pope, T/Sgts. G. W. Parks, R. D. Shields, S/Sgts. P. D. Dougherty, R. D. Smith, L. H. Fleming, Sgt. W. Peacock. A/C 455: Lts. R. S. Wylie, J. J. Kozina, H. L. Hutchinson, F/O S. W. Muzzy, T/Sgts. J. T. Hageman, P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken, F. J. George, E. T. Milligan. A/C 178: Lts. J. D. Powell, C. K. Neiswender, P. R. Sheldon, J. C. Spata, S/Sgts. T. G. Lindsey, J. H. Higham, A. M. Tolbert, H. J. Teems, F. J. Toccalino. A/C 883: Lts. W. F. Nee, R. Aragona, L. F. Sylvester, R. Markley, S/Sgts. G. A. Scida, P. J. Branner, Sgt. L. A. Bielawski. T/Sgt. D. E. Spaulding, Sgt. R. Heimbach, S/Sgt. E. H. Hughes. Lts. R. B. Paul, J. W. Lowdermilk, and G. R. Moburg flew with the 322 Squadron. 2 May 1944 – Remark of 26 April 44 amended to read “S/Sgt. Clarence R. Jones, died at 1840 hours, 25 April 44 in 12th General Canadian Hospital at Horley, Surrey.” Capt. R. S. Roberts transferred to Casual Pool 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. Cpl. Frederick R. Hannen assigned and joined from Hq. 91st Bomb Group, this station. 3 May 1944 – 1st Lt. Elwood H. Arp assigned and joined from USSTAF. S/Sgt. Olin H. Powell transferred to Hq & Hq Squadron 8AFCR, Station 113. Lt. C. R. Peck and S/Sgt. J. H. Clifton transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, Station 591.Lt. L. D. Godfrey transferred to 1st CCRC Gp. AAF Station 112. S/Sgt. W. L. Sexton assigned and joined from 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. Lt. Elwood Arp MIA 6 Sept 1943, escaped from the continent and rejoined the Squadron. 4 May 1944 – Lt. Wayne Wallin transferred to 398th Bomb Group. S/Sgt. York erroneously transferred in remark of 22 April 44. 5 May 1944 – 2nd Lt. Howard Sherman assigned and joined from Hq. USSTAF. Lt. Sherman MIA Sept 43, escaped from continent and rejoined Squadron. Lt. J. D. McLaren and S/Sgt. R.D. Smith transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, Station 591. The following 8 Officers and 2 EM assigned and joined from 11 CCRC: 2nd Lt. John  C. Green Jr.        2nd Lt. Donald R. Knapp 2nd Lt. Robert P. Hart      2nd Lt. John B, O’Leary 2nd Lt. Charles W. Hawkins       2nd Lt. Robert L. Simmers Jr. 2nd Lt. Raymond E. Jones          2nd Lt. William D. Thissell S/Sgt. Thomas F. McAvoy            S/Sgt. Charles H. North 2nd Lt. W. T. Hanna promoted to 1st Lt. Effective the 17 March 44. The following four Officers and 1 EM assigned and joined from the 11 CCRC. 2nd Lt. Ray T. Cable               2nd Lt. John K. Werthman 2nd Lt. Manley W. Darsnek           F/O Martin L. Bulion S/Sgt. Gordon L. Gideon 6 May 1944 – S/Sgt. Joseph York transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. Lt. Frederick D. Brewer assigned and joined from Hq. 1st Bomb Division. 15 EM assigned and joined from AAF Station 112. 142nd Combat Mission with 6 crews taking off at 0545 hours. Objective not reached; no bombs dropped all returned at 1015 hours. MISSION TO SOTTEVAST , FRANCE . A military installation in the Cherbourg Peninsula was the target assigned to this group. However, the target area was completely covered by clouds so that no bombs were dropped. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews for this mission. BOMBING RESULTS: Bombs brought back. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good with escort all way in and out. FLAK: A moderate  barrage of AA fire was observed by our A/C in the target area. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 812: Lts. L. F. Rentmeester, W. W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. E. A. Diethorn, W. E. Simonson, S/Sgts. J. L. Magyar, P. F. Lunt, C.A. Wiggett, R. Malkin. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Guenther, G. Havrisik, J. W. Lowdermilk, L. V. Peterson, S/Sgts. J. Shoesmith, J. H. Bigham, N. Premento, Sgt. N. J. Teems, H. F. Nicely, W. Peacock. A/C 042: Lts. J. L. Black, R. J. Bell, B. H. Yarborough, L. D. Biot, T/Sgts. E. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, S/Sgts. A. Adelbo, M. F. Allen, G. W. Brundage, B. H. Stanton. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, W. R. Langford, L. P. Sylvester Jr., M. A. Bonomo, T/Sgts. H. A. Soderberg, C. R. Braman, S/Sgts. G. H. Bogert, N. J. Gallagher, C. M. Borehart, E. H. Hughes. A/C 911: Lts. D. J. Ryan, M. P. Merz, R. W. Paulissen, D. Lieberman, S/Sgts. A. B. Rich, I. V. Torres, L. G. Johnson, Sgt. B. Davey, G. L. Montana, S. E. Stone. A/C 069: Lts. S. Newton, B. Stiles, G. H. Bensen, D. R. Bird, S/Sgts. W. F. Lewis, E. C. Ross, Sgt. G. E. Beach, R. L. Sharps, B. J. Crone, G. D. Spaugh Jr. 7 May 1944 – NO CHANGE.  143rd Combat Mission with 6 crews taking off at 0555 hours. Objective Berlin . All returned at 1530 hours.  MISSION TO BERLIN , GERMANY . The aiming point selected for this Group was the Fredrichstrasse Station located in the heart of the city. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews for this mission. A/C #          TOT           ALT AT TARGET  BOMBS ON TARGET 076            1111 hrs          25,500 ft        6 x 1000 173            1112 hrs          27,500 ft        6 x 1000 883            1112 hrs          26,600 ft        6 x 1000 911            1111 hrs          26,500 ft        6 x 1000 069            1111 hrs          26,500 ft Propaganda Leaflets 455            1111 hrs          27,800 ft Propaganda Leaflets BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to 10/10 undercast. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Fair to good. FLAK: Enroute to the target moderate and rather accurate AA fire was experienced between Dummer Lake and Osnabruck. At the target, AA fire was intense and some of it was accurate. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, L. P. Gallagher, J. R. Simonson, J. H. Piland, T/Sgt. R. J. Viskocil, S/Sgt. H. V. Lane, T/Sgt. R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. H. R. Small, R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hamner. A/C 455: Lts. R. S. Wylie, H. E. Kirby, H. L. Hutchinson, F/O S. W. Muzzy, T/Sgt. J. T. Hageman, S/Sgt. E. T. Milligan, T/Sgt. P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. F. J. George, W. L. Walker, W. M. Bracken. A/C 173: Lts. W. F. Nee, R. Aragona, R. B. Paul, R. Markley, S/Sgts. G. A. Scida, R. Heimbach, P. J. Branner, R. D. Chambers, R. A. Bielawski, D. E. Spaulding. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, W. R. Langford, L. F. Sylvester, M. A. Bonomo, T/Sgt. H. A. Soderberg, S/Sgt. G. R. Bogert, T/Sgt. C. R. Branan, S/Sgts. C. W. Horchert, E. H. Hughes, E. J. Gallagher. A/C 911: Lts. W. T. Hanna, H. E. Walker, A. A. Andolishek, E. A. Parsons, T/Sgt. C. L. Harrison, S/Sgt. G. F. Shipp, T/Sgt. E. R. Miller, S/Sgts. R. H. Glasser, B. L. Rochat, D. C. Washeo. A/C 069: Lts. S. Newton, B. Stiles, C. H. Benson, D. R. Bird, T/Sgt. W. F. Lewis, S/Sgt. G. D. Spaugh Jr., T/ Sgt. E. C. Ross, S/Sgts. B. J. Crone, G. E. Beach, E. L. Sharpe. 8 May 1944 – 1st Lt. Harold R. DeBolt assigned and joined from 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. Pvt. L. M. Hennessey assigned and joined from 1st Station Complement Squadron, this station. Pvt. B. A. Briggs transferred to 1st Station Complement Squadron, this station. 144th Combat Mission with 7 crews taking off at 0600, objective Berlin , 1 abortive, others returned at 1420 hours. MISSION TO BERLIN , GERMANY . The aiming point selected was the Railway Marshalling Yard at Luxembourg , situated on the Southern outskirts of the city. This Squadron provided 7 A/C and crews for this Mission . A/C #          TOT          ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET 027            1115 hrs        27,000 ft          6 x 1000 515            1115 hrs        26,600 ft          6 x 1000 911            1114.5 hrs      26,980 ft          5 x 1000 (1x1000 jettisoned) 076--------Not dispatched----------------------------------------------------------- 455            1115 hrs        26,400 ft          4 x 1000 (2x1000 jettisoned) (1 in Germany)(1 in North Sea ) 144            1117.5 hrs      27,000 ft   5 x 1000 (1x100 jettisoned in Channel) 069            1115.5 hrs      26,300 ft   3 x 1000 (3x1000 jettisoned in Channel) BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to heavy undercast. PFF method used. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered by this Group. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Excellent. FLAK: Enroute to the target, AA fire was reported out of range from vicinities of Imuiden , Quackenbruck and Vechta. At the target, AA fire was intense but inaccurate  for our A/C. Inaccurate Ground Rockets were reported from the vicinity of Fassberg. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 911: Lts. R. J. Guenther, G. Havrisik, J. M. Lowdermilk, L. V. Peterson, S/Sgts. J. Shoesmith, J. H. Bigham, Sgts. N. Premento, H. J. Teems, H. F. Nicely, W. Peacock. A/C 515: Lts. M. McKew, H. E. Kirby, R. E. Paul, P. A. Goodell, T/Sgts. R.D. Bonsheimen, F. G. Lavigne, S/Sgts. J. L. Magyar, D. C. Dotson, J. L. Anderson, Sgt. R. Heimbach. A/C 076: Lts. J. L. Black, R. J. Bell, B. H. Yarborough, L. D. Biot, T/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, S/Sgts. A. Adelbo, M. F. Allen, H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton. A/C 455: Lts. D. J. Ryan, M. P. Merz, R. L. Paulissen, D. Lieberman, S/Sgts. A. B. Rich, I. V. Torres, G. H. Bogert, Sgts. B. Davey, S. L. Montana, S. E. Stone. A/C 069: Lts. R. T. Pressey, J. T. Hamilton, P. E. Pinkerton, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgts. R. M. Comer, E. C. Ross, S/Sgts. S. B. Eure, C. L. Boston, J. W. Brinn, M. Pitcock. A/C 027: Lts. J. D. Powell, C. K. Neiswender, P. R. Sheldon, J. C. Spata, S/Sgts. T. C. Lindsey, L. W. Fontaine, A. M. Tolbert, T/Sgt. D. E. Spaulding, S/Sgts. F. J. Toccalino, E. H. Hughes. A/C 144: Lts. M. F. Weber, J. Oates, G. R. Moburg, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, L. R. Holland, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, T/Sgt. E. Latalien, (and one more EM whose name was illegible as it extended into the bottom margin of the page.)                       9 May 1944 – 2nd Lts. Walter R. Langford and Samuel Newton appointed 1st Lts. effective 4 May 44. 145 Combat Mission with 6 crews taking off at 0605 hours. Objective, St. Dizier , France . All returned at 1200 hours. MISSION TO ST. DIZIER , FRANCE . The twin-engine fighter base, 2 miles south of the town of St. Dizier , was today’s target. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews for this mission. A/C #        TOT         ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET 673         0951 hrs        20,700 ft        38 x 100 455         0951 hrs        20,300 ft        38 x 100 178         0950.5 hrs      20,600 ft        38 x 100 061         0951 hrs        20,100 ft        36 x 100 & 2 Sky markers 042         0951 hrs        20,300 ft        38 x 100 509         0950 hrs        20,000 ft        38 x 100 BOMBING RESULTS: Described by crews as being very good, with MPI well covered with bursts, several explosions and much fire and smoke seen. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered by this Group. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good and as briefed. FLAK: On the way back from target, meager but accurate AA fire was encountered from vicinity of Ath and Raghein. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 081: Capt. J. D. Davis, Lt. Col. T. R. Milton (Hq. 91st), Capt. W. F. Borealis, Lt. F. I. Varva, Capt. C. S. Hudson (Hq. 91st), T/Sgt. G. A. Parrish, S/Sgts. A. M. Tolbert, D. K. Nowlin, R. O. Duncan, R. Weaver Jr., Lt. A. N. Morey. A/C 509: Lts. W. T. Hanna, H. E. Walker, A. H. Andolishek, E. A. Parsons Jr., T/Sgt. C. L. Harrison, S/Sgt. G. F. Shipp, T/Sgt. W. R. Miller, S/Sgts. R. H. Glasser, D. C. Washeo, B. L. Rochat. A/C 042: Lts. J. L. Black, R. J. Bell, B. H. Yarborough, L. D. Biot, T/Sgt. S. B. Butler, S/Sgt. A. Adelbo, T/Sgt. J. L. Sayre, S/Sgts. H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton, M. F. Allen. A/C 178: Lts. P. R. Goynes, J. Oates, H. A. Groombridge, J. D. Pope, T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell, S/Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, J. Hinda, F. H. Lenke Jr. A/C 455: Lts. R. S. Wylie, J. J. Kozina, H. L. Hutchinson, F.O. S. W. Muzzy, T/Sgt. J. T. Hageman, S/Sgt. E. T. Milligan, T/Sgt. P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, F. J. George, W. H. Bracken. A/C 673: Lts. S. Newton, N. Stiles, G. H. Benson, D. R. Bird, T/Sgt. W. F. Lewis, S/Sgt. G. D. Spaugh Jr., T/Sgt. R. C. Ross, S/Sgts. G. H. Beach, B. J. Crone, E. L. Sharpe. MISCELLANEOUS: A/C 061 with Lt. Col. T. R. Milton as Co-pilot, led the Group on this Mission . 10 May 1944 – NO CHANGES. Usual Station activities. 11 May 1944 – Sgt. Albert Venezia transferred to 364th Service Squadron. 146th Combat Mission with 6 crews taking off at 1455 hours. Objective – Koons Karthaus , Germany . All returned at 2030 hours. MISSION TO KOONS KARTHAUS , GERMANY The Railway Marshalling Yards and Workshops at Koons Karthaus, on the East Border of Luxemburg was the target assigned to this Group. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews for this mission. A/C #          TOT       ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET 069         1839.5 hrs     19,800 ft           6 x 1000 812         1837.5 hrs     20,000 ft           6 x 1000 076         1839.5 hrs     19,600 ft           6 x 1000 096         1839.5 hrs     20,000 ft           6 x 1000 509         1840 hrs       19,700 ft           6 x 1000 883         1840 hrs       19,650 ft           6 x 1000 BOMBING RESULTS: Described as good with main concentration falling a little short and slightly West of briefed MPI. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered or observed. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Described as Excellent. FLAK: None. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 812: Lts. H. F. Weber, R. T. Pressey, C. R. Moburg, D. T. Weiss, T/Sgts. W. J. Kaltenbach, W. J. King, S/Sgts. R. R. Ruth, J. R. Paget, R. J. Latalien, T/Sgt. W. B. Neal. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, W. R. Langford, L. F. Sylvester, M. A. Bonomo, T/Sgts. M. A. Soderberg, C. R. Braman, S/Sgts. G. H. Bogert, R. J. Gallagher, C. H. Borchert, E. H. Hughes. A/C 069: Lts. S. Newton, R. T. Cable, G. H. Benson, D. R. Bird, T/Sgts. W. F. Lewis, E. C. Ross, S/Sgts. G. H. Beach, R. L. Sharpe, B. J. Crone, C. D. Spaugh Jr. A/C 883: Lts. M. McKew, L. P. Gallagher, R. B. Paul, P. A. Goodell, T/Sgts. R. D. Bonsheimen, F. G. Lavigne, S/Sgts. J. L. Magyar, D. C. Dotson, J. L. Anderson, M. Pitcock. A/C 096: Lts. J. D. Powell, P. R. Sheldon, J. C. Spata, D. R. Knapp, S/Sgts. T. C. Lindsey, L. F. Fontaine, A. M. Tolbert, W. L. Sexton, F. J. Toccalino. A/C 509: Lts. J. L. Black, W. B. Thissell, S. H. Yarborough, L. D. Biot, T/Sgts. E. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, S/Sgts. A. Adelbo, M. F. Allen, H. W. Brundage, B. E. Stanton. 12 May 1944 – 1st Lt. Elwood D. Arp and 1st Lt. Howard Sherman transferred to 1st AF, Mitchell Field, New York . T/Sgt. Louie R. Holland and S/Sgt. James R. Marshall transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, Station 591, 147th Combat Mission with 11 crews and 9 A/C taking off at 0830 hours. Objective – Lutzkendorf , Germany . I abortive, others returned at 1650 hours. (I was unable to make a legible copy of the Mission Report for this mission.) 13 May 1944 – T/Sgt. Armstrong transferred to 2nd CCRC Gp , AAF Station 238. Pvt. Morris Spiolberg assigned and joined from 1st Bomb Division. 148th Combat Mission with 6 crews taking off at 0910. Objective – Straslsund , Germany . 1 Abortive, others returned at 1845. (I was unable to make a legible copy of the Mission Report for this mission.) 14 May 1944: 2nd Lt. W.W. Quattlebaum assigned and joined from Hq. Squadron, 1st Bomb Division. 1st Lt. R. F. Rentmeester promoted to Capt. effective 8 May 1944. 2nd Lt. W. P. Richards promoted to 1st Lt. effective 8 May 1944. 15 May 1944 – NO CHANGE. 16 May 1944 – lt. H. F. Weber transferred to 27th Air Transport Group, AAF Station 525. 17 May 1944 – S/Sgt. John Hinda and Sgt. F. A. Ford transferred to Casual Pool 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. 18 May 1944 – WO (JG) Paul A. Riney assigned and joined from 401st Bomb Group. Following officers assigned and joined from Hq. 91st Bomb Group: Capt. C. S. Hudson, Capt. Schyler, Capt. J. Taylor, Capt. K. W. Thompson, Lt. E. R. Hedstrom, Lt. K. C. Homuth, Lt. M. H. Jewett. 19 May 1944 – Capt. Thompson DS to 12th RCD. Lt. Hedstrom DS to Hq. 8th Air Force. 149th Combat Mission with 14 crews taking off at 0830 hours. Objective – Berlin . 1 crew Missing in Action, others returned at 1800 hours. (See Mission Sheet.) MISSION TO BERLIN , GERMANY . Today’s target was Lichtenburg in the West Central half of the city of Berlin . This Squadron provided 13 A/C and crews for the mission. We also provided part of the crew and Combat Wing Commander for the PFF Lead ship. Major J. H. McPartlin flew as Wing Commander, our group provided the lead and high groups for the 1st “B” Combat Wing. PILOT           A/C     TOT   ALT AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Hanna      509      1354     26,600 ft     38 M47 A/S Lt. McKew      883      1355     26,400 ft     Propaganda Leaflets Lt. Wylie      459------Missing In Action------------------ Lt. Heilig     812      1353     25,500 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Powell     144      1354     26,000 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Pressey    069      1354     25,600 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Thissell   678      1353.5   26,500 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Ree        178      ---------------------  10 x 500 GP Lt. Black      042      1354     26,000 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Guenther   504      1353.5   25,800 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. McDuffee   076      1354     25,900 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Knapp      911      1354     25,600 ft     10 x 500 GP BOMBING RESULTS: Bombing done on PFF due to clouds over target and some crews reported seeing bursts in the city. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No attacks on this wing, but the wing to the right was attacked by from 40 to 75 E/A. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed. FLAK: The only accurate AA fire for our groups was encountered at the target. CASUALTIES: 10 Officers and men Missing In Action from A/C 455. CREW MISSING IN ACTION: Lts. R. S. Wylie, J. J. Kozina, H. L. Hutchinson, F. O. Muzzy, T/Sgts. J. J. Hageman, P. W. Noll, S/Sgts. W. L. Walker, F. J. George, W. E. Bracken. REMARKS: While coming into target A/C 455 had the tail surfaces shot off by AA fire. It rolled over and went down. 20 objects were seen coming from plane, it believed to be part of crew making delayed jump.     20 May 1944 – 1st Lt. Elmer Perry promoted to Capt. 15 May 44. 150th Combat Mission . MISSION TO VILLA COUBLAY , FRANCE . Our target was the Villa Coublay A/C works and airfields, 5 miles southwest of Paris . 5 aircraft and crews were provided by this Squadron. PILOT         A/C    TOT   ALT AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Newton    504    1020    24,000 ft      11 x 500 & 1 SM Capt. Davis   061    1019    24,000 ft      11 x 500 & 1 SM Lt. Hanna     178    1020    24,200 ft      12 x 500 GP Lt. Guenther  883    1020    24,100 ft      12 x 500 GP Lt. Black     069    1020    24,000 ft      12 x 500 GP BOMBING RESULTS: Crews report main concentration of bombs hit to the left of assigned MPI. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: One E/A observed 5000 ft above formation but chased off by our escort. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed. FLAK: Moderate, accurate AA fire reported at the target. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSIONS: A/C 504: Lts. Sam Newton, Bert Stiles, C. H. Benson, D. R. Bird, T/Sgt. E. C. Ross, S/Sgt. G. E. Beach, T/Sgt. W. F. Lewis, S/Sgts. B. J. Crone, E. L. Sharpe. A/C 061: Capt. Davis, Lts. F. I. Varva, M. W. Thomson, T/Sgt's. D. E. Nowlin, G. A. Parrish, S/Sgts. G. H. Bogert, H. O. Duncan, Lt. A. N. Morey. A/C 178: Lts. W. T. Hanna, H. E. Walker, A. A. Andolishek, E. A. Parsons, T/Sgts. W. A. Miller, W. B. Neal, S/Sgts. R. L. Rochat, E. O. Washeo, R. H. Glasser. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Guenther, G. Havrisik, J. M. Lowdermilk, L. V. Peterson, T/Sgt. J. H. Bigham, J. Shoesmith, S/Sgts. N. Premenko, H. F. Nicely, H. J. Teems. A/C 069: Lts. J. L. Black, R. J. Nelis, E. R. Yarborough, L. H. Biot, T/Sgts. J. L. Sayre, E. B. Butler, S/Sgts. A. Adelbo, H. W. Brundage, M. F. Allen. 21 May 1944 – lt. John B. Britton transferred to 12th RCD, Station 591. Lt. P. R. Goynes transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, Station 591. 22 May 1944 – Assignment of Lt. Homuth revoked. S/Sgt. Edward A. Earl transferred to Detachment of Patients, 158th General Hospital.151st Combat Mission with 9 crews taking off at 0915. Objective – Kiel , Germany . All returned at 1615 hours. MISSION TO KIEL , GERMANY . Our target was the industrial area in Kiel , just North West of the Krupp Submarine and Shipbuilding Yards, where the 10, 000 ton “Prinz Eugen” was built. This Squadron provided 9 A/C and crews for this mission. PILOT                 A/C    TOT   ALT AT TARGET  BOMBS ON TARGET Capt. Rentmeester     911     1258     24,400 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. Black             042     1257     24,600 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. McDuffee          076     1257.5   24,500 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. Ryan              812     1257     24,700 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. Guenther          515     1258     25,000 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. Hanna             509     1258     24,600 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. Nee               178     1302     24,500 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. Griesbach         883     1258     25,000 ft     42 M47A1’s Lt. Newton            504     1258     24,600 ft     42 M47A1’s BOMBING RESULTS: PFF run made, but bombing done visually. Area just North of briefed MPI was clear, so bombardier dropped on this with good results. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No direct attacks on this Group. Crews reported that 12 to 15 E/A, mainly Me 109’s and several Me 110’s were engaged by our escort in a dogfight  to the rear of our formation who kept them from making any definite attacks. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed and as stated above. FLAK: Meager to moderate inaccurate AA fire experienced at the target. CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION : A/C 911: Capt. L. F. Rentmeester, Lts. W.W. Behrend, R. N. Roberts, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgts. J. Z. Cardwell, W. J. King, F. Topitz, S/Sgts. J. L. Ziegler, Rudolph Malkin. A/C 042: Lts. J. L. Black, R. J. Bell, B. H. Yarborough, L. D. Biot, T/Sgts. S. B. Butler, J. L. Sayre, S/Sgts. A. Adelbo, M. F. Allen, H. W. Brundage. A/C 076: Lts. P. G. McDuffee, W. R. Langford, L. F. Sylvester Jr., M. A. Bonomo, T/Sgts. O. R. Bramen, G. H. Bogert, S/Sgts. H. A. Soderberg, E. J. Gallagher, C. M. Borchert. A/C 812: Lts. D. J. Ryan, W. P. Merz, R. W. Paulissen, D. Lieberman, T/Sgts. A. B. Rich, I. V. Torres, Sgts. G. L. Montana, B. Davey, S. E. Stone. A/C 515: Lts. R. J. Guenther, G. Havrisik, J. M> Lowdermilk, L. V. Peterson, T/Sgts. J. Shoesmith, J. R. Bigham, S/Sgts. N. Premenko, H. J. Teems, H. F. Nicely. A/C 509: Lts. W. T. Hanna, H. E. Walker, A.H. Andolishek, M. A. Parsons Jr., T/Sgts. C. J. Sullivan Jr., W. R. Miller, S/Sgts. S. L. Rochat, R. H. Glasser, D. O. Wascho. A/C 178: Lts. W. F. Nee, R. Aragona, F. T. Neel, R. Markley, T/Sgts. G. A. Scida, P. J. Branner, D. F. Spaulding, Sgts. L. A. Bielawski, R. Heimbach. A/C 883: Lts. R. J. Griesbach, J. Oates, G. R. Moburg, J. R. Piland, T/Sgts. E. J. Viskocil, R. G. Hartford, S/Sgts. R. E. Rigaud, J. D. Hammer, H. R. Small. A/C 504: Lts. S. Newton, B. Stiles, G. H. Benson, H. R. Bird, T/Sgts. W. F. Lewis, E. C. Ross, G. R. Beach, S/Sgts. E. L. Sharpe, B. J. Crone. 23 May 1944 – 152nd Combat Mission with 9crews and 8 planes taking off at 0530 hours. Objective - Saarbrucken , Germany . 2 abortives, others returned at 1200 hours. MISSION TO SAARBRUCKEN , GERMANY . The Aero-engine works at Whippy, 2 miles NNW of Metz was the primary target assigned to this Group, the Railway Traffic Center at Saarbrucken , the secondary. Our Squadron provided 9 A/C and crews for this Mission . PILOT               A/C    TOT   ALT AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. McKew           042-----------Abortive sortie---------------- Lt. Landford        076-----------Abortive sortie---------------- Lt. Ryan            678    0945    25,200 ft       6 x 1000 GP Lt. Thissell        027    0945    25,000 ft       6 x 1000 GP Lt. Cable           911    0945    24,500 ft       6 x 1000 GP Lt. Hanna           509    0945    25,000 ft       6 x 1000 GP Lt Griesbach        883    0945.5  25,000 ft       6 x 1000 GP Lt. Nee             515    0945    25,000 ft       6 x 1000 GP Capt. Rentmeester   069    0945    25,000 ft       6 x 1000 GP BOMBING RESULTS: A PFF attack on secondary was made with unobserved results. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire was experienced by our A/C at the target. Meager AA fire observed out of range from vicinities of Rheims and Nieuport. CASUALTIES: None. REMARKS: Aircraft # 076 aborted while over Beachy Head because of loss of supercharger on #3 engine. Aircraft # 042 blew up #1 exhaust stack on #4 engine while North of Paris as a result the crew aborted and returned to base. 24 May 1944 - 153rd Combat Mission with 11 crews taking off at 0600 hours, objective – Berlin . 1 abortive, I MIA, others returned at 1530 hours. 2 EM wounded. (See Mission Report) MISSION TO BERLIN , GERMANY . The center of the industrial area in Berlin was today’s target. Our Squadron supplied 11 Aircraft and crews for this mission. PILOT               A/C     TOT  ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET Capt. Rentmeester   069     1100  26,000 ft      32 M47 & 10 x 100 GP Lt. McKew           144     1103  26,000 ft      30 M47 & 10 x 100 GP Lt. Heilig          812------Not Dispatched------------------ Lt. Newton          504     1103  24,800 ft      28 M47 & 10 x 100 GP Lt. Thissell        911     1103  26,000 ft      32 M47 & 10 x 100 GP Lt. Langford        076     1103  24,300 ft      32 M47 & 10 x 100 GP Lt. Hanna           509     1104  24,500 ft      Leaflets Lt, Black           883     1103  25,700 ft      32 M47 & 10 x 100 GP Lt. Guenther        515     1103  26,200 ft      32 M47 & 10 x 100 GP Lt. Nee             178-------Missing In Action------------------ Lt. Ryan            678     1103  25,200 ft      Leaflets Lts. H. R. DeBolt and B. H. Yarborough flew with A/C 42-97562 from 324th Squadron, the lead ship.

BOMBING RESULTS: Described as good, with main concentration falling just North of briefed MPI.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 50 –75 single engine fighters attacked this formation near Bernaus. At the same time about 10 Me110s attacked but all were driven off by our fighter escort. The formation was loose in a turn after the target but it assembled quickly into a tight formation when the E/A came in. Several B-17 were knocked out of the wing by this attack. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As stated above. FLAK: Meager AA fire reported from vicinity of Elbe River North of the target. AA fire was moderate and accurate for many of our aircraft. REMARKS: Aircraft 178 piloted by Lt. W. F. Nee was hit by flak in the left wing and was last seen in the Berlin area, losing altitude. 25 May 1944 – 154th Combat Mission with 7 crews taking off at 0550 hours, objective – Nancy/Essey. 2 abortives, others returned at 1200 hours. MISSION TO NANCY-ESSEY. The Nancy-Essey Airdrome was the target for this mission, with our Squadron providing 7 crews and A/C. PILOT          A/C    TOT   ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Gunn       061     0933    23,300 ft      41 M47’s Lt Newton      076-----Abortive Sortie------------------------------ Lt. Pressey    509     0933.5  23,300 ft      42 M47’s Lt. Thissell   678     0933    23,900 ft      42 M47’s Lt. Powell     812     0933    23,000 ft      42 M47’s Lt. McKew      042------Aborted----------------------- Lt. Black      883     0933    23,500 ft      42 M47’s BOMBING RESULTS: Crews describe bombing results as good with both MPI’s covered with smoke. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Excellent. FLAK: None experienced. CASUALTIES: None. REMARKS: Aircraft piloted by Lt. Newton turned back from a point south of Amiens due to its oxygen system being out. 26 May 1944 – lt. Paul J. McDuffee transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, Station 591.T/Sgt. Frank Topitz transferred to 398th Bomb Group, Station 131.2nd Lt. Parker A. Goodell promoted to 1st Lt. effective 21 May 44. 27 May 1944 – T/Sgt. Donald C. Stairs assigned and joined from US TAFT. Sgt. Gene S. Dunmeyer assigned from Station 112, Ds Station 172.The following Officers and EM assigned and joined from AAF Station 112: 2nd Lt. John R. Follett Jr.    2nd Lt. Joseph S. Gage 2nd Lt. Norman E. Prophit       F/O Marion H. Havelaar Sgt. Bevly P. Nelson          Sgt. Charles V. Welbes Sgt. Ralph (NMI) Anzalone       Sgt. John L. Bailey Sgt. Stanley J. Walosczyk     Sgt. Julian (NMI) Walker 1st Lt. William E. Guildner    2nd Lt. Harley E. McVey 2nd Lt. Avery O. Cage       2nd Lt. Raymond A. Johnson S/Sgt. Benjamin (NMI) Cameron S/Sgt. Donald W. Wilkinson Sgt. Ray (NMI) Rummage       Sgt. James D. Felts Sgt. Earl F. Schwantes 2nd Lt. Donald S. Gauthier     2nd Lt. Harry (NMI) Neuman 2nd lt. Howard H. Manichean      2nd Lt. Stanley F. Kuligowski Sgt. John (NMI) Gbur              Sgt. Don C. Henson Sgt. Arthur R. Bachiochi       Sgt. Vincente O. Martinez Jr. Sgt. Charles (NMI) Groff 155th Combat Mission with 10 crews taking off at 0940hours, objective – Ludwigshaven , Germany . 1 crew Missing in Action, others returned at 1515 hours. (See Mission Result.) MISSION TO LUDWIGSHAVEN , GERMANY .
Today’s mission is the choke point in the Marshalling at Ludwigshaven. The marshalling is located on the West side of the Rhine River dividing Mannheim and Ludwigshaven. Our Squadron provided 11 crew and aircraft. PILOT         A/C    TOT    ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET Capt. Davis   061    1308     26,000 ft     10 x 500 & 1 SM Lt. Powell    292    1309     26,000 ft     10 x 500 Lt. Ryan      515    1309     26,300 ft     10 x 500 Lt. Griesbach 883    1309     25,000 ft     10 x 500 Lt. Knapp     678    1309     26,500 ft     10 x 500 Lt. Cable     076    1308     25,000 ft     10 x 500 Lt. Hanna     509    1307     24,900 ft     10 x 500 Lt. McKew     812    1308     25,200 ft     10 x 500 Lt. Pressey   042--------Missing In Action--------------- Lt. Newton    911    1309     26,000 ft     10 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Photographic evidence indicates that our bombs fell short and to the left of MPI ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No attacks on this Group. A dog-fight observed in Strasbourg area. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Described as good. FLAK: Meager but accurate AA fire from vicinity of Beauvais . At the target, flak was moderate to intense and accurate. CASUALTIES: 10 officers and men Missing In Action. Lts. Pressey, J. T. Hamilton, F/O D. E. Pinkerton, Lt. W. G. Quarve, T/Sgts. R. B. Vail, R. M. Comer, S/Sgts. S. B. Eure, M. Pitcock, C. L. Boston. REMARKS: Aircraft 042 piloted by Lt. R. T. Pressey was last seen with 3 P-51’s covering it and one engine feathered, one chute seen.  
28 May 1944 – Capt L. F. Rentmeester transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. 156th Combat Mission with 8 crews taking off at 1005 hours, objective Dessau , Germany . 1 abortive, others returned at 1750 hours. MISSION TO DESSAU , GERMANY . The Aero Engine factory of Junkers Company at Dessau , located in the Western outskirts of Dessau and about 32 miles Southeast of Magdeburg was today’s target. 8 A/C and crews were provided for this mission. PILOT            A/C   TOT   ALT AT TARGET  BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Powell       883    1417   24,000 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Ryan         093    1417   23,500 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Hanna        509    1416   23,700 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Black        069    1417   23,700 ft      9 x 500 GP(1 x 500 dropped on Diepholz) Lt. Knapp        515    1417   23,500 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Cable        678    1417   24,000 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Newton       504    1417   24,000 ft     10 x 500 GP Lt. Langford     076----Abortive Sortie-------------------- BOMBING RESULTS: The Eastern half of city of Dessau hit by bombs. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No direct attacks on this Group. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Generally good – there were a couple of instances where escort was not in evidence. FLAK: Rather accurate, moderate AA fire experienced at Dessau . CASUALTIES: None. REMARKS: Aircraft 076 aborted from Holland due to losing oxygen system. 29 May 1944 – 157th Combat Mission with 7 crews taking off at 0815 hours. Posen , Poland was the objective. One abortive, 1 crew Missing in Action, others returned at 1845 hours. MISSION TO POSEN , POLAND . The target assigned to this group was the Focke Wolfe A/C Component Factory at Posen, about 150 miles west of Berlin . 7 A/C and crews were supplied by our Squadron for this mission. PILOT            A/C    TOT  ALT AT TARGET  BOMBS ON TARGET Capt. Davis      061    0817   23,300 ft    10 x 500 & 1 SM Lt. Guenther     076-------Missing In Action--------------- Lt. Ryan         093    0820   23,300 ft    10 x 500 Lt. Hanna        509    0817   23,300 ft    10 x 500 Lt. Thissell     069    0821   23,500 ft    10 x 500 Lt. Knapp        883-------Not Dispatched---------------- Lt. Cable        911    0828   23,300 ft    10 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS:  Main concentration of bombs fell over and to the right of assigned MPI with several large explosions and much fire and smoke seen in target area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 4 to 6 Me 109’s attempted to attack our group in the vicinity of Fohmorn. They started a pass from 11 o’clock high, but due to P-51 interception , it was never completed. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good general cover, see above. FLAK: AA fire observed from vicinities of Dummer Lake and Bassum, At the target, flak was meager and accurate. CASUALTIES: 10 officers and men Missing in Action from aircraft 076 – Lts. R. J. Guenther, G. Havrisik, J. M. Lowdermilk, L. V. Peterson, T/Sgts. J. Shoesmith, J. H. Bigham, S/Sgts. N. Premenko, H. J. Teems, H. F. Nicely. REMARKS: Aircraft 076 was last seen with # 4 engine smoking after dropping bombs on the target. It is believed this crew went to Sweden . 30 May 1944 – Cpl. Dominic J. Vitali assigned and joined from 1st Bomb Division. 1st Lt. Frank Varva promoted to Capt. effective 23 May 44. The following 2nd Lts. promoted to 1st Lts: Donigan, Gallagher, Guenther (MIA 29 May 44), New (MIA 24 May 44), Ryan and Thomsen. 158th Combat Mission with 7 crews taking off at 0700 hours, objective – Dessau , Germany . One abortive, others returned at 1430 hours. MISSION TO DESSAU , GERMANY . The target assigned to this Group was the same Aero Engine factory attacked yesterday. Our Squadron provided 7 A/C and crews for today’s mission. PILOT          A/C   TOT   ALT AT TARGET     BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Heilig     504   1104   25,000 ft        Brought back, short in Electrical system. Lt. Thissell   069   1111.5 25,000 ft        10 x 500 Lt. Cable      678   1112  25,000 ft          8 x 500 (2x500 jettisoned) Lt. Powell     144   1109  25,000 ft         10 x 500 Lt. Ryan       996   1111  25,000 ft         10 x 500 Lt. Knapp      812   1112  23,500 ft         10 x 500 Lt. Hanna      509   1112  25,000 ft         Leaflets BOMBING RESULTS: Strike photos indicate results were very good. Heavy smoke covered target area. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20 – 35 E/A attacked this group just past the target between Magdeburg and Berg. Me 109s led the attack with Me 410s following up. The attack was hurried and ineffective due to interception by our P-51s escort. About ten E/A were seen to go down. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As stated above. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire reported from Dummer Lake . Moderate rather accurate flak experienced at the target. CASUALTIES: None. REMARKS: Aircraft 996 piloted by Lt. D. J. Ryan had it’s # 1 engine out before arriving at the target but it made it back safely. 31 May 1944 – S/Sgt. Hinds transferred to 401st Signal Co. AVN Station 113. 159th Combat Mission with 7 crews taking off at 0730 hours. No bombs dropped. Returned at 1330 hours. MISSION TO MULHOUSE , FRANCE . Today’s target was the Railway Marshalling Yards at Mulhouse just 18 miles Northwest of Basle , Switzerland . MPI was the locomotive sheds and repair shops. Our Squadron provided 7 crews and aircraft. PILOT        A/C    TOT    ALT AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Heilig   061    0744----------Abortive Sortie---------- Lt. Newton   504    0751----------                   Lt. Knapp    812       ----------------- “            Lt. Powell   144       ----------------- “              Lt. Follett  678    0752 ----------                Lt. Guenther 911    0801-----------                    Lt. Thissell 509    0750-----------                 REMARKS: At enemy coast this wing ran into 10/10 undercast with minor breaks going into continent. This forced the formation to above 22,000 ft. This condition continued in to 0700 degrees east where the formation turned around and attempted to bomb the last resort target. After three unsuccessful attempts the operation was abandoned and formation returned to base. May 1944 – The following awards were presented to Officers and Enlisted Men of this organization: Lt. Neal, Frederick T. – Air Medal Lt. Sheldon, Phillip R. – Air Medal Lt. Spata, Joseph C. – Air Medal S/Sgt. Fontaine, Leo W. –Air Medal S/Sgt. Lindsey, Thomas G. – Air Medal S/Sgt. Toccalino, Francis J. – Air Medal      Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal Lt. Neal, Frederick T. Jr. S/Sgt. Dougherty, Price D. S/Sgt. Fleming, Leland H. T/Sgt. Parks, George W. T/Sgt. Shields, Russell.        Air Medal S/Sgt. Boston , Clayton L. T/Sgt. Comer, Roger m. S/Sgt. Eure, Spurgeon B. 2nd Lt. Hamilton, John T. F/O Pinkerton, Paul E. S/Sgt. Piper, William C. S/Sgt. Weaver, S. J. 2nd Lt. Andolishek, Albin H. S/Sgt. Johnson, Lloyd c. S/Sgt. Milligan, Earl T. S/Sgt. Tolbert, Albert M. T/Sgt. Vail, Robert B. Sgt. Allen, Marion F. Sgt. Beach, Gordon F. 1st Lt. Bell, Ralph J. 2nd Lt. Benson, Grant H. 2nd Lt. Biot, Lester D. 2nd Lt. Bird, Donald R. 1st Lt. Black, John L.Sgt. Bogart, George H. Sgt. Brundage, Harvey W. S/Sgt. Butler, Stewart B. Sgt. Crone, Basil J. Sgt. Glasser, Raymond H. 2nd Lt. Hanna, William T. S/Sgt. Harrison, Charles L. S/Sgt. Lewis, William P. S/Sgt. Miller, William R. 2nd Lt. Moburg, Gerald R. 2nd Lt. Neiswender, Charles K. 2nd Lt. Newton, Sam 2nd Lt. Oates, Jack 2nd Lt. Parsons, Edward A. Jr. Sgt. Pochar, Bill L. S/Sgt. Ross, Edwin C. T/Sgt. Savasgk, Fernand S/Sgt. Sayre, Jack L. Sgt, Sharpe, Edward L. Sgt. Shipp, George F. Sgt. Spaugh, Gilbert D. Sgt. Stanton, Bernice E.  2nd Lt. Stiles, Bert T/Sgt. Sullivan, Charles J. Jr. 2nd Lt. Walker, Harold E. Sgt. Washco, Donald O. 1st Lt. Yarborough, Benjamin H.   Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal 2nd Lt. Gunn, Thomas H. 2nd Lt. Richards, William P. 1st Lt. Pope, Jerome D. 1st Lt. Quarve, Walter G. S/Sgt. Shanks, Athorn V. T/Sgt. Viskocil, Emil J. S/ Sgt. Weaver, Elmer Jr. 2nd Lt. Sheldon, Phillip R.  2nd Lt. Donigan, James M. 1st Lt. Piland, John H. 1st Lt. Powell, John D. T/Sgt. Cardwell, Joe Z. 1st Lt. Heilig, George H. S/Sgt. Lindsey, Thomas G. 2nd Lt. Pressey, Richard K. 2nd Lt. Richards, William P. 2nd Lt. Spata, Joseph C.1st Lt. Varva, Frank I. 1st Lt. Daniels, Neil A. S/Sgt. Fontaine, Leo W. 2nd Lt. Sheldon, Phillip R. S/Sgt. Toccalino, Francis J.       Good Conduct Medal Cpl. Hannon, Frederick E.   401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by Charles Albidress 1st Lt. AC TRANSCRIBED BY: Merle Choffel 1 June 1944 – Lt. Leon A. Goodall transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD AAF Station 591. Lt. Richard B. Paul transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. Lt. Roy J. Griesbach transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591. 2 June 1944 – No Personnel Changes. 161st Combat Mission (See Mission Report.) MISSION TO MASSY, PALAISEAU. Our Squadron provided 4 A/C and crews for this mission. PILOT                  A/C     TOT    ALT AT TARGET     BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. J. D.  Powell      144     2051    19,000 ft         6 x 1000 Lt. D. R.  Knapp       954     2051    19,500 ft         6 x 1000 Lt. R. T.  Cable       911     2051    19,000 ft         6 x 1000 Lt. W. D.  Thissell    552     2050.5  19,600 ft         6 x 1000 BOMBING RESULTS: A target of opportunity, Beaumont Suroiseald, ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed. FLAK: Meager at coast, moderate, inaccurate at Paris . Loading list for #2 operational mission this date to________. SHIP #  DUTY   POSITION   RANK       NAME               SERIAL NO. 42-38144 LL-O  P         1st Lt. John D. Powell         O-683578                CP        2nd Lt. Charles K. Neiswender  O-803255                NAV       2nd Lt. Phillip R. Sheldon     O-695160                BOMB      2nd Lt. Joseph C. Spata        O-685043                ENG/TT    T/Sgt. Thomas C. Lindsey       18090503                RAD/Gun   T/Sgt. Lee W. Fontaine         31135059                A-E/BT    S/Sgt. Albert M. Tolbert       36369733                A-E/Waist S/Sgt. Francis J. Toccalino    39035102                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Wallace L. Sexton       38444147 42-97954 LL-Z  P         2nd Lt. Donald R. Knapp        O-812279                CP        2nd Lt. Raymond E. Jones       O-812274                NAV       2nd Lt. Robert P. Hart         O-707268                BOMB      1st Lt. Jerome D. Pope         O-736604                ENG TT    T/Sgt. James Veres             35050070                Radio/Gun T/Sgt. Charles H. North        11080414                A-R  BT   S/Sgt. Francis D, Callahan     32712149                A-E  WG   S/Sgt. Richard W. Stull        35514102                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Walter A. Lehman        15337926 42-37911 LL-C  P         2nd Lt. Ray T. Cable           O-755516                CP        2nd Lt. John K. Werthman       O-819229                NAV       F/O Martin L. Bulion           T-124651                BOMB      2nd Lt. Manley W. Darsnek      O-761410                ENG TT    T/Sgt. George M. Parmenter     31265968                Radio Gun T/Sgt. Gordon L. Gideon        16083706                Ball T    S/Sgt. Donald S. Collins       32750984                W Guns    S/Sgt. Jesse D. Clark         18039364                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Robert H. Schuster      32762662 43-37552 LL-E  P         2nd Lt. William D. Thissell    O-810075                CP        2nd Lt. John W. Green Jr.      O-1300958                NAV       2nd Lt. John B. O’Leary        O-707797                BOMB      2nd Lt. Robert L. Simmers      O-757855                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Gilbert Bradley         37503224                Radio/Gun T/Sgt. Thomas F. McAvoy        11057123                Ball T    S/Sgt. Harlyn L. Bossert       16116396                Waist/Gun Sgt. Ray H. Tolbert            34645386                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Ervin E. Mock           38399056 3 June 1944 – No changes in personnel, usual station duties. 162nd Combat Mission . MISSION TO HARDELOT. A medium coastal Battery at Hardelot was the target for today’s mission. Our Squadron supplied 7 A/C and 6 crews for this mission. PILOT                A/C     TOT     ALT AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. R. T. Cable     911     1108      18,700 ft       12 x 500 GP Lt. W. T. Hanna     509     1108      18,650 ft       12 x 500 GP Lt. J. R. Follett    958     1108.5    18,900 ft       12 x 500 GP Lt. W. E. Guldner    504     1107      19,100 ft       12 x 500 GP Lt. D. R. Knapp      954     1108      19,400 ft       12 x 500 GP Lt. M. McKew         883     1107      19,000 ft       12 x 500 GP The Pilot, Navigator and Tail Gunner for A/C # 626 which flew with another Squadron were provided by this unit. BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved – PFF. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate flak encountered at Berck Sur Mer. CASUALTIES: None. Loading List for operational mission this day to _____________. SHIP #  DUTY   POSITION   RANK       NAME            SERIAL # 42-37911 LL-C  P          2nd Lt. Cable, Ray T.         O-755516                CP         2nd Lt. Werthman, John R.     O-819229                NAV        F/O Bulion. Martin L.         T-124851                BOMB       2nd Lt. Darenik, Manley O.    O-761410                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Parmenter, George M.   31265968                Ball T     S/Sgt. Collins, Donald S.     3750984                Radio/Gun  T/Sgt. Gideon, Gordon L.      16083705                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Schuster, Robert H.    32762562                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Clark, Jesse D.        18039354 42-102509 LL-A P          1st lt. Hanna, William T.     O-677727                CP         2nd Lt. Walker, Harold M.     O-696924                NAV        2nd Lt. Andolishek, Albin M.  0-699973                BOMB       2nd Lt. Parsons, Edward A. Jr.O-733340                Top T      T/Sgt. Harrison, Charles L.   18191028                Ball T     S/Sgt. Rochat, Bill L.        19130194                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Miller, William R.     17122649                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Glasser, Raymond H.    17098106                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Washoe, Donald O.      36005536   42-37958 LL-G  P          2nd Lt. Follett, John R. Jr.  O-755539                CP         2nd Lt. Gage, Joseph S.       O-817418                NAV        2nd Lt. Prophit, Norman E.    O-711471                BOMB       F/O Havelaar, Marion R.       T-2072                ENG/TT     Sgt. Welbes, Charles V.       36724939                Ball T     Sgt. Anzalone, Ralph          32718312                Radio Gun  Sgt. Nelson, Bevly P.         38429445                Tail Gun   Sgt. Baily, John L.           34645438                Waist Gun  Sgt. Walker, Julian           12083940   42-102504 LL-D  P         1st Lt. Guldner, William E.   O-755331                 CP        2nd Lt. McVay, Harley E.      O-817484                 NAV       2nd Lt. Gage, Avery C.        O-709332                 BOMB      2nd Lt. Johnson, Raymond A.   O-761439                 ENG TT    S/Sgt. Wilkinson, Donald H.   36296603                 Ball T    Sgt. Felts, James H.          14181960                 Radio Gun S/Sgt. Camerino, Benjamin     32701996                 Tail Gun  Sgt. Schwantes, Karl F.       36809544                 Waist Gun Sgt. Rummage, Ray             34604557 43-97954 LL-Z   P         2nd Lt. Knapp, Donald R.      O-812279                 CP        2nd Lt. Jones, Raymond E.     O-812274                 NAV       2nd Lt. Hart, Robert P.       O-707288                 BOMB      Sgt. Hannon, Frederick E.     16092431                 ENG TT    T/Sgt. Veres, James           35050070                 Ball T    S/Sgt. Callahan, Francis B.   32712149                 Radio/Gun T/Sgt. North, Charles H.      11080414                 Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Lolman, Walter A.      15337926                 Waist Gun S/Sgt. Stull, Richard W.      35514102 43-31883 LL-Y  P          1st Lt. McKew, Marshall    O-799047                CP         1st Lt. Gallagher, Leslie P.  O-683003                NAV        1st lt. Ashby, Joseph T.      O-743923                BOMB       1st Lt. Pope, Jerome D.       O-736604                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Densheimer, Robert D.  35370555                Ball T     S/Sgt. Magyar, John L.        32582722                Radio/Gun  T/Sgt. Lavigne, Fred G.       32490895                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Dotson, Donald C.      35447227                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Anderson, Junior L.    35577974 42-97626 DF-Q  P          1st lt. Gunn, Thomas M.       O-663008                NAV        2nd Lt. Moburg, Gerald H.     O-703290                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Lenke, Frederick H. Jr.5329917 PFF 4 June 1944 – Sgt. Robert N. Knall assigned and joined from 1st CCRC Group. 163rd Combat Mission . MISSION TO HARDELOT.  Today’s target was a tactical one at Hardelot , France . Our Squadron supplied 4 A/C and crews of the 12 ships attacking. PILOT            A/C    TOT   ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. McKew        883    1252    25,000 ft          12 x 500 Lt. Hanna        069    1252    23,900 ft          12 x 500 Lt. Guldner      515    1251    23,900 ft          12 x 500 Lt. Follett Jr.  812    1251    24,700 ft          12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Bombs fell in water, short and to the right of briefed MPI.
ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Very good. FLAK: Moderate, black flak was observed in the target area after the formation had passed out of range. There was some flak seen in the Boulogne area on the way back. REMARKS: All A/C and crews returned safe, on the mission. Loading list this date for operational mission to_______________. SHIP #  DUTY  POSITION   RANK        NAME                SERIAL # 42-31883 LL-Y  P         1st Lt. Marshall McKew          O-799047                CP        1st Lt. Leslie P. Gallagher     O-683003                Nav       1st LT Joseph T. Ashby          O-743923                Bomb      Sgt. Frederick E. Hannon        16092431                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Robert D. Bensheimer     35370555                Radio/Gun T/Sgt. Fred G. Lavigne          32490895                Ball T    S/Sgt. John D. Magyar           32582722                Waist/Gun S/Sgt. Junior L. Anderson      35577974                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Donald C. Dotson         35447227   42-107069 LL-N P         1st Lt. William T. Hanna        O-677727                CP        2nd Lt. Harold R. Walker        O-696924                NAV       2nd Lt. Albin H. Andolishek      O-699973                BOMB      2nd lt. Edward A. Parsons, Jr.  O-733349                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Charles L,. Harrison    18191028                Radio Gun T/Sgt. William R. Miller        17122649                Ball T    S/Sgt. Bill L> Rochat           19130194                Waist Gun S/Sgt. Donald O. Washeo         36005536                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Raymond H. Glasser       17098106 42-31515 LL-M  P         1st Lt. William E. Guldner      O-755331                CP        2nd Lt. Arthur P. Hultin        O-812596                NAV       2nd Lt. Avery C. Gage           O-709332                BOMB      2nd Lt. Raymond A. Johnson      O-761439                ENG TT    S/Sgt. Donald W. Wilkinson      36296603                Radio Gun S/Sgt. Benjamin Camerino        32701998                Ball T    Sgt. James D. Felts             14181960                Waist Gun Sgt. Ray Rummage                34604557                Tail Gun  Sgt. Karl F. Schwantes          36809544 42-31812 LL-H  P         2nd Lt. John R. Follett, Jr.    O-755539                CP        2nd Lt. Joseph S. Gage          O-617418                NAV       2nd Lt. Norman E. Prophit       O-711471                BOMB      F/O Marion H. Havelaar          T-2072                ENG TT    Sgt. Charles V. Welbes          36724939                Radio Gun Sgt. Bevly R. Belson            38429445                Ball T    Sgt. Ralph Anzalone             32718312                Waist Gun Sgt. Julian Walker              12083940                Tail Gun  Sgt. John L. Bailey             34645438  5 June 1944 – Usual Station duties. 164th Combat Mission . MISSION TO HOULGATE. There was much confusion on this mission with the A/C of this Group bombing nine different targets, so that it is impossible to give accurate reports. The following are the A/C and their pilots who flew on this mission. PILOT                      A/C Lt. G. H. Heilig           061 Lt. J. L. Black            069 Lt. R. T. Cable            515 Lt. W. D. Thissell         958 Lt. D. S. Gauthier         883 Lt. W. F. Guldner          851 Lt.  D. J. Ryan            093 Lt. W. R. Langford         552 Lt. J. R. Follett          812 Lt. S. Newton              504 Lt. W. T. Hanna            509 Lt. J. D. Powell           144 No A/C were lost or damaged. Operational Loading List this date to________________. SHIP #   DUTY   POSITION   RANK       NAME                  SERIAL# 42-97062 LL-B   P         1st Lt. Heilig, George H.          O-681088                 CP        2nd Lt. Fletcher, James D.         O-677698                 NAV       1st Lt. Yarborough, Benjamin H.    O-390666                 BOMB      2nd Lt. Bonomo, Maurice A.         O-754720                 ENG TT    T/Sgt. Neal, Winfield B.           33349695                 Ball T    S/Sgt. Rigaud, Ralph E.            32493822                 Radio Gun T/Sgt. Nowlin, Duard K.            18122473                 Waist Gun Sgt. Levandusky, Leo B.            36658307                 Tail Gun  Sgt. Lenke, Frederick H., Jr.      15329917 42-107069 LL-N  P         1st Lt. Black, John L.             O-724884                 CP        1st Lt. Bell, Ralph J.             O-378922                 NAV(324th)1st Lt. Smith John P.              O-809748                 BOMB      2nd Lt. Biot, Lester D.            O-729703                 ENG TT    T/Sgt. Butler , Stewart B.      34602562                 Ball T    S/Sgt. Aldebo, Andrew              12024033                 Radio/Gun T/Sgt. Sayre, Jack L.              39282601                 Waist Gun S/Sgt. Brundage, Harvey W.         37654827                 Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Allen, Marion F.            17097655 42-31515 LL-M   P         1st Lt. Cable, Ray T.              O-755516                 CP        2nd Lt. Werthman, John E.          O-819229                 NAV       F/O Bulion, Martin L.              T-124851                 BOMB      2nd Lt. Darsnek, Manley W.         O-761410                 ENG TT    T/Sgt. Parmenter, George R.        31265968                 Ball T    S/Sgt. Collins, Donald S.          32750984                 Radio/Gun T/Sgt. Gideon, Gordon L.           16083705                 Waist Gun S/Sgt. Clark, Jesse D.             18039354                 Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Schuster, Robert H.         32762662 42-37958 LL-G   P         1st Lt. Thissell, William D.       O-810073                 CP        2nd Lt. Green, John W., Jr.        O-1300958                 NAV       2nd Lt. O’Leary, John D.           O-707797                 BOMB      2nd Lt. Simmers, Robert L.         O-757855                 ENG TT    T/Sgt. Bradley, Gilbert            37503224                 Ball T    S/Sgt. Bossert, Harlyn L.          16116396                 Radio Gun T/Sgt. McAvoy, Thomas F.           11057123                 Waist Gun Sgt. Tolbert, Ray H.               34645386                 Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Mock, Ervin E.              38399655 42-31883 LL-Y   P         2nd Lt. Gauthier, Donald B.        O-757176                 CP        2nd Lt. Neuman, Harry, Jr.         O-817507                 NAV       2nd Lt. Mannchen, Howard E.        O-711453                 BOMB      2nd Lt. Kuligowski, Stanley W.     O-761446                 ENG TT    Sgt. Henson, Don C.                36444406                 Ball T    Sgt. Martinez, Vincente O., Jr.    39858868                 Radio Gun Sgt. Obur, John                    33460528                 Waist Gun Sgt. Groff, Charles                32477256                 Tail gun  Sgt. Burmaster, Stanley W.         6954127 42-97854 LL-K  P          1st Lt. Guldner, William F.        O-755331                CP         2nd Lt. McVay, Harley E.           O-817484                NAV        2nd Lt. Gage, Avery O.             O-709332                BOMB      2nd Lt. Johnston, Raymond A.        O-761439                ENG TT    S/Sgt. Wilkinson, Donald J.         36296603                Ball T    Sgt. Felts, James D.                14181960                Radio Gun S/Sgt. Camerino, Benjamin           32701996                Waist Gun Sgt. Rummage, Ray                   34604557                Tail Gun  Sgt. Schwantes, Karl F.             36809544 44-6093 LL-J   P         1st Lt. Ryan, David J.              O-751039                CP        2nd Lt. Merz, Martin P.             O-813548                NAV       2nd Lt. Paulisson, Robert N.        O-703858                BOMB      2nd Lt. Lieberman, David            O-668980                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Rich, Alexander B.           18140017                Ball T    S/Sgt. Davey, Blair                 13124548                Radio Gun T/Sgt. Torres, Ignacio V.           18202018                Waist Gun S/Sgt. Stone, Stephen E.            14106879                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Montena, George L.           20270651   43-37552 LL-E  P         1st Lt. Langford, Walter R.         O-808856                CP        1st Lt. DeBolt, Harold R.           O-733623                NAV       2nd Lt. Sylvester, Lawrence F. Jr.  O-814441                Bomb      S/Sgt. Hughes, Eldon H.             34507726                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Cardwell, Joe Z.             38135046                Ball T    S/Sgt. Bogert, George N.            33560573                Radio Gun T/Sgt. Braman, Charles R.           39549655                Waist Gun S/Sgt. Borchert, Charles M.         17111267                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Gallagher, Edward J.         33580378 42-31812 LL-H  P         2nd Lt. Follett, John R., Jr.       O-755539                CP        2nd lt. Gage, Joseph S.             O-817418                NAV       2nd Lt. Prophit, Norman E.          O-711471                BOMB      F/O Marion H. Havelaar              T-2072                             ENG TT    Sgt. Welbes, Charles V.             36724939                Ball T    Sgt. Anzalone, Ralph                32718312                Radio Gun Sgt.  Nelson, Bevly P.              38429445                Waist Gun Sgt. Walesczyk, Stanley J.          31066449                Tail Gun  Sgt. Bailey, John L.                34645438 42-102504 LL-D Pilot     1st Lt. Newton, Sam                 O-753811                Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Stiles, Bert                O-695105                NAV       2nd Lt. Danson, Grant R.            O-700158                Bomb      S/Sgt. Spaugh, Gilbert D., Jr.      14180670                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Lewis, William F.            37473138                Ball T    S/Sgt. Beach, Gordon E.             17090060                Radio Gun T/Sgt. Ross, Edwin C.               32281865                Waist Gun S/Sgt. Crone, Basil J.              37227536                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Sharpe, Edward L.            13136056 42-102509 LL-A Pilot     1st Lt. Hanna, William T.           O-677727                Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Walker, Harold E.           O-696924                NAV       2nd Lt. Andolishek, Albin R.        O-699973                BOMB      2nd Lt. Parsons, Edward A., Jr.     O-733347                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Harrison, Charles L.         18191028                Ball T    S/Sgt. Ziegler, Joel L.             12155859                Radio Gun T/Sgt. Miller, William R.           17122649                Waist Gun S/Sgt. Washeo, Donald O.            36005536                Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Glasser, Raymond H.          17092106 42-38144 LL-O  Pilot     1st Lt. Powell, John D.             O-683578                Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Neiswender, Charles A.      O-803255                NAV       1st Lt. Sheldon, Phillip R.         O-696160                BOMB      2nd Lt. Spata, Joseph C.            O-685043                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Lindsey, Thomas C.           18090503                Ball T    S/Sgt. Tolbert, Albert H.           38369733                Radio Gun T/Sgt. Fontaine, Leo W.             31135059                Waist Gun S/Sgt. Toccalino, Francis J.        39035102                Tail Guns S/Sgt. Sexton, Wallace L.           38444147   6 June 1944 – T/Sgt. Robert J. Hartford transferred to 2nd CCRC Group. Cpl. Louis Barron assigned and joined from 44th Bomb Group.  2nd Lts. Harold E. Kirby and Hazen J. Wilson assigned and joined from 324th Bomb Squadron. 2nd Lt. Hazen J. Wilson promoted to  1st Lt. effective 1 June, 44. 165th Combat Mission . MISSION TO LA RIVERE. Today was “D” Day! The day the Allied ground forces were to invade “Festung Europe” finally arrived. On this day, our job is to bomb coastal targets on the LaHarve coastal area, in order to soften up the opposition for the landing troops. PILOT                 A/C    TOT    ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. W. R. Langford    552    0702.5   15,700 ft         38 x 100 Lt. D. H. Knapp       954    0713     15,900 ft         38 x 100 Lt. W. H. Guldner     651    0712     16,900 ft         34 x 100 Lt. J. R. Follett     812    0711     16,900 ft         38 x 100 Lt. J. L. Black       081    0712     16,900 ft         38 x 100 Lt. D. S. Gouthier    515    0712     15,800 ft         25 x 100 (13 jettisoned) Lt. H. E. Kirby       911    0712     15,800 ft         38 x 100 Lt. D. J. Ryan        093    0713     16,500 ft         18 x 100 (20 brought back) Lt. W. T. Hanna       509    0713     15,800 ft         38 x 100 Lt. S. Newton       504    0712     16,300 ft         38 x 100 The Pilot and two DR Navigators were provided for the PFF A/C 702. A Pilot and Navigator were also supplied for PFF A/C 686. BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved – PFF. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered.
FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed. FLAK: Nil. CASUALTIES: None. Loading List for Operational Mission this date to __________________. SHIP #    DUTY  POSITION  RANK           NAME               SERIAL #

43-37552 LL-E   Pilot      1st Lt. Langford, Walter R.       O-808856                 Co-Pilot   1st Lt. DeBolt, Harold R.         O-733623                 NAV        2nd Lt. Sylvester, Lawrence F. Jr.O-814441

                BOMB       1st Lt. Donigan, James K.         O-676443                  ENG TT     T/Sgt. Cardwell, Joe Z.          38135046                 Ball T     S/Sgt. Bogert, George H.         33560573                 Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Braman, Charles R.        39549655                 Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Borchert, Charles M.      17111267                 Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Gallagher, Edward J.      33580378 43-97954 LL-Z   Pilot      1st Lt. Knapp, Donald R.         O-812279                 Co-Pilot   2nd Lt. Jones, Raymond E.        O-812274                 NAV        2nd Lt. Hart, Robert P.          O-707268                 BOMB       2nd Lt. Parsons, Edward A., Jr.  O-733349                 ENG TT     T/Sgt. Veres, James              35050070                 Ball T     S/Sgt. Callahan, Francis D.      32712149                 Radio Gun  T/Sgt. North, Charles H.         11080414                 Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Stull, Richard W.         35514102                 Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Lohman, Walter W.         15337926 42-97851 LL-K   Pilot      1st Lt. Guldner, William F.      O-755351                 Co-Pilot   2nd Lt. McVay, Harley F.         O-817484                 NAV        2nd Lt. Gage, Avery O.           O-709332                 BOMB       2nd Lt. Johnson, Raymond A.      O-761439                 ENG TT     S/Sgt. Wilkinson, Donald W.      36296603                 Ball T     S/Sgt. Felts, James D.           14181960                 Radio Gun  S/Sgt. Camerino, Benjamin        32701996                 Waist Gun  Sgt. Rummage, Ray                34604557                 Tail Gun   Sgt. Schwantes, Karl F.          36809544 42-31812 LL-H  Pilot       2nd Lt. Follett, John W., Jr.    O-755539                Co-Pilot    2nd Lt. Gage, Joseph S.          O-617418                NAV         2nd Lt. Prophit, Norman E.       O-711471                BOMB        F/O Havelaar, Marion H.          T-2072                ENG TT      Sgt, Welbes. Charles V.          36724939                Ball T      Sgt. Anzalone, Ralph             32716312                Radio Gun   Sgt. Nelson, Bevly P.            38429445                Waist Gun   Sgt. Walesczyk, Stanley J.       31066449                Tail Gun    S/Sgt. Betson, Donald C.         33447227 42-97061 LL-B  Pilot       1st Lt. Black, John L.           O-724884                Co-Pilot    1st Lt. Bell, Ralph J.           O-378922                NAV         2nd Lt. Paulisson, Robert W.     O-703858                BOMB        2nd Lt. Hawkins, Charles         O-762399                ENG TT      T/Sgt. Butler , Stewart B.    34602562                Ball T      S/Sgt. Adelbo, Andrew            12024033                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Sayre, Jack L.            39282601                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Brundage, Harvey W.       37654827                Tail Guns   S/Sgt. Allen, Marion F.          17097655                 Observer    Lt. Col. Ensign, Lewis P.        O-326131                Observer    2nd Lt. (Name illegible)         O-2044952 42-31515 LL-M  Pilot       2nd Lt. Gauthier, Donald B.      O-757176                Co-Pilot    2nd Lt. Neumann, Harry, Jr.      O-817507                NAV         2nd Lt. Mannchen, Howard E.      O-711453                BOMB        2nd Lt. Kuligowski, Stanley P.   O-761446                ENG TT      Sgt. Henson, Don C.              36444406                Ball T      Sgt. Martinez, Vincente O., Jr.  39858868                Radio Gun   Sgt. Gbur, John                  33460528                Waist Gun   Sgt. Groff, Charles              32477256                Tail Gun    Sgt. Burmaster Stanley W.        6954127 42-37911 LL-C  PILOT       2nd Lt. Kirby, Harold N.         O-808433                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. Worthman, John K.        O-819229                NAV         F/O Bulion, Martin L.            T-124851                BOMB        2nd Lt. Darsnek, Manley W.       O-761410                ENG TT      T/Sgt. Parmenter, George M.      31265968                Ball T      S/Sgt. Collins, Donald S.        32750984                Radio/Gun   T/Sgt. Gideon, Gordon L.         18083705                Tail Gun    S/Sgt. Schuster, Robert H.       32762662                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Clark, Jesse D.           18039354 44-6093 LL-J   PILOT       1st Lt. Ryan, David J.           O-751039                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. Merz, Martin P.          O-813548                NAV         2nd Lt. O’Leary, John B.         O-707797                BOMB        2nd Lt. Lieberman, David         O-668980                ENG TT      T/Sgt. Rich, Alexander B.        18140017                Ball T      S/Sgt. Montena, George L.        20270651                Radio/Gun   T/Sgt. Torres, Ignacio V.        18202018                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Stone, Stephen E.         14106879                Tail Gun    S/Sgt. Davey, Blair              13124548 42-102509 LL-A PILOT       1st Lt. Hanna, William T.        O-677727                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. Walker, Harold E.        O-696924                NAV         2nd Lt. Andolishek, Albin R.     O-699973                BOMB        1st Lt. Thomsen, M. M.           O-757767                ENG TT      T/Sgt. Harrison, Charles L.      18191028                Ball T      S/Sgt. Rochat, Bill              19130154                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Miller, William R.        17122649                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Washeo, Donald O.         36005536                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Glasser, Raymond H.       17098106                Observer    Capt. Kosscinski, Arthur          (No #) 42-102504 LL-D PILOT       1st Lt. Newton, Sam              O-753811                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. Stiles, Bert             O-695105                NAV         2nd Lt. Bensen, Grant R.         O-700158                BOMB        2nd Lt. Bird, Donald R.         O-676480                ENG TT      T/Sgt. Lewis, William F.        37473138                Ball T      S/Sgt. Beach, Gordon E.         17090069                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Ross, Edwin C.           32281865                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Crone, Basil J.          37227536                Tail Gun    S/Sgt. Sharpe, Edward L.        12136056 702 - PFF      PILOT       1st Lt. Gunn, Thomas R.         O-553008                NAV         1st Lt. Yarborough, Benjamin R. O-390566                NAV         2nd Lt. Moburg, Gerald R.       O-702290 686 - PFF      PILOT       Capt. Davis, John G.            O-900645                NAV         Capt. Varva, Frank I.           O-6?3216 42-37958 LL-O  PILOT       Capt. McPartlin, James H.       O-636109                CO-PILOT    Colonel Cross, William          No Ser #                NAV         (Name did not appear on Loading List.)                BOMB        (Name did not appear on Loading List.)                ENG TT      T/Sgt. Parrish, George          14164422                Ball T      S/Sgt. Rigaud, Ralph            324?3922                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Nowlin, Duard R.         6122475                Observer    Capt. Dougherty, Francis W.     O-333374                Observer    1st Lt. Villaces, Ralph         No Ser #  Change to Loading List for June 6, 1944. 43-102509     Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Johnson, Lloyd G.        36742654       7 June 1944 – Usual station duties. 166th Combat Mission . MISSION TO KERLIN, BASTARD. Our target was an airfield at Kerlin Bastard today. We furnished 9 A/C and crews. PILOT           A/C     TOT   ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Black      061     1941     21,800 ft         20 x 250 Lt. Hanna      509     1941.5   21,500 ft         20 x 250 Lt. Newton     504     1941     21,650 ft         20 x 250 Lt. Knapp      954     1941.5   21,900 ft         20 x 250 Lt. Ryan       093     1950     21,700 ft         Leaflets Lt. Gauthier   515     1941     21,600 ft         20 x 250 Lt. Guldner    815     1941     20,000 ft         20 x 250 Lt. Langford   552     1941     22,000 ft         20 x 250 Lt. Cable      911     1941     21,900 ft         20 x 250 Major J. H. McPartlin and Lt. B. H. Yarborough flew in A/C 42-97637, a 324th Squadron Lead Ship. BOMBING RESULTS: Believed to be excellent, with bombs falling on  hangars and runways. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good, flying low. FLAK: Meager to moderate amount of accurate continuous following black puffs. REMARKS: Eight minor and no major battle damage to our aircraft. Loading List this date for Operational Mission to_______________. SHIP #  DUTY   POSITION   RANK       NAME                  SERIAL # 43-97061 LL-B  PILOT      1st Lt. John L. Black            O-724884                CO-PILOT   Capt. Bill H. Martin             O-442934                NAV        2nd Lt. Robert W. Paulisson      O-703858                BOMB       2nd Lt. Charles W. Hawkins       O-762099                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Stewart B. Butler      34602562                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Jack L. Sayre             39282601                Ball T     S/Sgt. Andrew Adelbo             12024033                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Harvey W. Brundage        37654827                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Marion F. Allen        17097655                Observer   1st Lt. Ralph J. Bell            O-378922 42-102509 LL-A PILOT      1st Lt. William T. Hanna         O-677727                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Harold E. Walker         O-696924                NAV        2nd Lt. Albin H. Andolishek      O-699973                BOMB       2nd Lt. Maurice A. Bonomo        O-754720                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Charles W. Harrison      18191028                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. William R. Miller         17122649                Ball T     S/Sgt. Bill L. Rochat            19130194                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Donald O. Washco          36005538                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Raymond H. Glasser        17098106 42-102504 LL-D PILOT      1st Lt. Sam Newton               O-753811                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Bert Stiles              O-695105                NAV        2nd Lt. Grant H. Benson          O-700158                BOMB       2nd Lt. Donald R. Bird           O-676880                ENG TT     T/Sgt. William F. Lewis          37473138                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Edwin C. Ross             32281865                Ball T     S/Sgt. Gordon E. Beach           17090069                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Basil J. Crone            37227536                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Edward L. Sharpe          18136056 43-97954 LL-Z  PILOT      1st Lt. Donald R. Knapp          O-812279                                      CO-PILOT         1st Lt. Neil A. Daniels          O-733619                NAV         2nd Lt. Robert P. Hart           O-707268                BOMB        F/O Thomas J. Capparell          T-1330                ENG TT      T/Sgt. James Veres               35050070                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Charles H. North          11080414                Ball T      S/Sgt. Francis D. Callahan       32712149                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Richard W. Stull          35514102                Tail Gun    S/Sgt. Walter A. Lohman          15337926 44-6093 LL-J   PILOT       1st Lt. David J. Ryan            O-751039                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. Martin P. Merz           O-813548                NAV         2nd Lt. John B. O’Leary          O-707797                BOMB        2nd Lt. David Lieberman          O-668980                ENG TT      T/Sgt. Alexander B. Rich         18140017                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Ignacio V. Torres         18202018                Ball T      S/Sgt. George L. Montena         20270651                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Stephen E. Stone          14106879                Tail Gun    S/Sgt. Blair Davey               13124548 42-31515 LL-M  PILOT       2nd Lt. Donald S. Gauthier       O-757176                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. Harry Neuman, Jr.        O-817507                NAV         2nd Lt. Howard E. Mannchen       O-711453                BOMB        2nd Lt. Stanley F. Kuligowski    O-761446                ENG TT      Sgt, Don C. Henson               36444406                Radio Gun   Sgt. John Gbur                   33460528                Ball T      Sgt, Vincente O. Martinez. Jr.   39858868                Waist Gun   Sgt. Charles Groff               32477256                Tail Guns   Sgt. Stanley W, Burmaster        6954127 42-97851 LL-K  PILOT       1st Lt. William E. Guldner       O-755331                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. Harley E. McVay          O-817484                NAV         2nd Lt. Avery O. Gage            O-709332                BOMB        2nd Lt. Raymond A. Johnson       O-761439                ENG TT      S/Sgt. Donald W. Wilkinson       36296603                Radio Gun   S/Sgt. Benjamin Camerino         32701996                Ball T      Sgt. James D. Felts              14181960                Waist Gun   Sgt. Ray Rummage                 34604557                Tail Gun    Sgt. Karl F. Schwantes           36809544 43-37552 LL-E  PILOT       1st Lt. Walter R. Langford       O-808856                CO-PILOT    1st Lt. Leslie P. Gallagher      O-683003                NAV         2nd Lt. Lawrence F. Sylvester Jr O-814441                BOMB        1st Lt. James M. Donigan         O-676443                ENG TT      Sgt. Sebastiano F. Rippa         11008912                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Charles R. Breman         39549655                Ball T      S/Sgt. George H. Bogert          33560573                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Charles M. Borchert       17111267                Tail Gun    S/Sgt. Edward J. Gallagher       33580376 42-37911 LL-C  PILOT       1st Lt. Roy T. Cable             O-755516                CO-PILOT    2nd Lt. John K. Werthman         O-819229                NAV         F/O Martin L. Bulion             T-124851                ENG TT      T/Sgt. George M. Parmenter       31265968                Radio Gun   T/Sgt. Gordon L. Gideon          16083705                Ball T      S/Sgt. Donald S. Collins         32750984                Waist Gun   S/Sgt. Jesse D. Clark           18039354                Tail Guns   S/Sgt. Robert H. Schuster        32762662 42-DF-Y PFF    PILOT       Major James H. McPartlin         O-436109                NAV         1st Lt. Benjamin H. Yarborough   O-390666 8 June 1944 – Usual station duties. 167th Combat Mission. MISSION TO LA FRILLIER ( TOURS ) Our target today was a tactical one at La Frillier , France , near tours. Our Squadron furnished 5 A/C and crews. PILOT            A/C    TOT     ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Powell       144    0832      19,400 ft       12 x 500 Lt. Hultin       467    0835      20,000 ft       12 x 500 Lt. Tolletter    812                                                                      Lt. Langford     552    0832      19,300 ft       12 x 500 Lt. Cable        911    0833      19,300 ft       12 x 500 Lt. R. P. Hart flew as Navigator  in a 324th Squadron aircraft. BOMBING RESULTS: Very good, P. I. Indicated bridge was well hit. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Unseen, but heard on radio. FLAK: Meager but accurate, tracking , black puffs. REMARKS: Assembly was poor due to contrails. Operational Loading List this date to_______________. SHIP #    DUTY  POSITION   RANK     NAME                   SERIAL 42-38144 LL-O   PILOT      1st Lt. Powell, John D.         O-683578                         CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Neiswender, Charles K.  O-803255                 NAV        1st Lt. Sheldon, Phillip R.     O-696160                 BOMB       2nd Lt. Spata, Joseph C.        O-685043                 ENG TT     T/Sgt. Lindsey, Thomas C.       18090503                 Ball T     S/Sgt. Tolbert, Albert M.       38369733                 Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Fontaine, Leo W.         31135059                 Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Toccalino, Francis J.    39035102                 Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Sexton, Wallace L.       38444147 42-97467 LL-F   PILOT      2nd Lt. Hultin, Arthur F.       O-812596 B-17G           CO-PILOT   F/O Cannary, Harry A.           T-61827                 NAV        2nd Lt. Miller, James R.        O-749785                 BOMB       Sgt. Hannon, Frederick P.       16092431                 ENG TT     S/Sgt. Roberts, Woodrow M.      14174605                 Ball T     Sgt. Meyers, Robert E.          39410714                 Radio Gun  S/Sgt. Dumont , Homer P.       34544035                 Waist Gun  Sgt. Franklin, Frank E.         18199553                 Tail Gun   Sgt. Martineau, Albert P.       31293330 42-31812 LL-H   PILOT      2nd Lt. Follett, John R., Jr.   O-755539 B-17G           CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Gage, Joseph S.         O-817418                 NAV        2nd Lt. Prophit, Norman E.      O-711471                 BOMB       F/O Havelaar, Marion H.         T-2072                 ENG TT     Sgt. Welbes, Charles V.         36724939                 Ball T     Sgt. Anzalone, Ralph            32718312                 Radio Gun  Sgt. Nelson, Bevly P.           38429445                 Tail Gun   Sgt. Bailey, John L.            34645438                 Waist Gun  Sgt. Walesczyk, Stanley J.      31066449 43-37552 LL-E   PILOT      1st Lt. Langford, Walter R.     O-808856 B-17G           CO-PILOT   1st Lt. Gallagher, Leslie P.    O-683003                 NAV        2nd Lt. Sylvester, Lawrence Jr. O-814441                 BOMB       1st Lt. Donigan, James M.       O-676443                 ENG TT     Sgt. Rippa, Sebastiano F.       11008912                 Ball T     S/Sgt. Bogert, George R.        33560573                 Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Braman, Charles R.       39549655                 Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Borchert, Charles M.     17111267                 Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Gallagher, Edward J.     33580378 42-37911 LL-C   PILOT      1st Lt. Cable, Ray T.           O-755516 B-17G           CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Werthman, John K.       O-819229                 NAV        F/O Bulion, Martin L.           T-124851                 BOMB       2nd Lt. Darsnek, Manley W.      O-761410                 ENG TT     T/Sgt. Parmenter, George M.     31265968                 Ball T     S/Sgt. Collins, Donald S.       32750984                 Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Gideon, Gordon L.        16083705                 Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Clark, Jesse D.          18039354                 Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Schuster, Robert H.      32762662 PFF SHIP        NAV        2nd Lt. Hart, Robert P.         O-707268 324 Sq. 9 June 1944 – Lt. Howard R. Groombridge transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD. Sgt. Emery C. Carper transferred to 9th Cas. Comd. AAF Station 4?6.

10 June 1944 – Sgt. P. J. Miles assigned and joined from 1st Bomb Division.

Lt. Aubrey M. Commons transferred to 322nd Bomb Squadron, this station. 168th Combat Mission. (See Mission Report) MISSION TO BOULOGNE AREA. Another tactical target, our Squadron provided 8 A/C and 9 crews for this mission. PILOT            A/C     TOT     ALT AT TARGET  BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Black        069     0745       22,500         2 x 2,000 Lt. Thissell     958     0741       22,500         2 x 2,000 Lt. Newton       504     0743       22,000         2 x 2,000 Lt. Gauthier     883     0740.5     21,400         2 x 2,000 Lt. Knapp        954     0742.5     21,900         2 x 2,000 Lt. Guldner      851     0743       20,000         2 x 2,000 Lt. Hulsin       467     0742       21,800         2 x 2,000 Lt. Kirby        515     0741       21,500         2 x 2,000 Lt. G, M, Heilig and crew flew in a 324th Squadron aircraft. BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good. FLAK: Several rockets reported from vicinity of Boulogne. Three were rather close leaving a gray trail and showing a black burst. Operational Loading List this date to________________. TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: The hard copy of this loading list was very poor quality and I was unable to make out the ship numbers as well as many of the serial numbers of the crew members. In some cases even the names were illegible. I kept referring to other loading lists to get the crew member names. It is terribly time consuming as many crews had replacement crew members for this mission.   SHIP #      DUTY  POSITION  RANK     NAME                 SERIAL #   UNKNOWN         PILOT     1st Lt. Black, John L.         O-724884                   CP        1st Lt. Bell, Ralph J.         O-378922                   NAV       1st Lt. Yarborough, Benjamin R.O-390565                   BOMB      2nd Lt. Biot, Lester D.        O-729703                   ENG TT    T/Sgt. Butler , Stewart B.  34602562                   Ball T    S/Sgt. Aldebo, Andrew          12024033                   Radio Gun T/Sgt. Sayre, Jack L.          39282601                   Waist Gun S/Sgt. Brundage, Harvey W.     37654827                   Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Allen, Marion F.        17097655  UNKNOWN         PILOT     1st Lt. Thissell, William N.   O-810073                   CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Green, John W., Jr.    O-1300958                   NAV       2nd Lt. O’Leary, John D.       O-707797                   BOMB      2nd Lt. Simmers, Robert L.     O-757855                   ENG TT    T/Sgt. Bradley, Gilbert        37503224                   Ball T    S/Sgt. Bossert, Harlyn L.      16116396                   Radio Gun T/Sgt. McAvoy, Thomas F.       11057123                   Waist Gun Sgt. Tolbert, Ray H.           34645386                   Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Mock, Ervin E.          36399655  UNKNOWN         PILOT     1st Lt. Newton, Sam            O-753811                   CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Stiles, Bert           O-695105                   NAV       2nd Lt. Benson, Grant R.       O-700158                   BOMB      S/Sgt. Spaugh, Gilbert D., Jr. 14180670                   ENG TT    T/Sgt. Lewis, William F.       37473138                   Ball T    S/Sgt. Beach, Gordon E.        17090069                   Radio Gun T/Sgt. Ross, Edwin C.          32281865                   Waist Gun S/Sgt. Crone, Basil J.         37227536                   Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Sharpe, Edward L.       12136056 UNKNOWN           PILOT     2nd Lt. Gauthier, Donald S.    O-757176                   CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Neuman, Harry, Jr.     O-817507                   NAV       2nd Lt. Mannchen, Howard E.    O-711453                   BOMB      2nd Lt. Kuligowski, Stanley F.O-761446                   ENG TT    Sgt. Henson, Don C.            36444406                   Ball T    Sgt. Martinez, Vincente O. Jr. 39858868                   Radio Gun Sgt. Gbur, John                33460528                   Waist Gun Sgt. (name & serial # illegible)                   Tail Gun  Sgt. Burmaster, Stanley W.     6954127 UNKNOWN           PILOT     1st Lt. Knapp, Donald R.       O-812279                   CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Jones, Raymond E.      O-812274                   NAV       2nd Lt. Hart, Robert P.        O-707268                   BOMB      2nd Lt. Parsons, Edward A. Jr. O-733347                   ENG TT    T/Sgt. Veres, James            35050070                   Ball T    S/Sgt. Callahan, Francis J.    32712149                   Radio Gun T/Sgt. North, Charles H.       11080414                   Waist Gun S/Sgt. Stull, Richard W.       35514102                   Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Lohman, Walter A.       15337926 UNKNOWN           PILOT     2nd Lt. Guldner, William E.    O-755331                   CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. McVay, Harley E.       O-817484                   NAV       2nd Lt. Gage, Avery O.         O-709332                   BOMB      2nd Lt. Johnson, Raymond A.    O-761439                   ENG TT    S/Sgt. Wilkinson, Donald W.    36296603                   Ball T    Sgt. Felts, James D.           14181960                   Radio Gun S/Sgt. Camerino, Benjamin      32701998                   Waist Gun S/Sgt. (Name illegible)        36375859                   Tail Gun  Sgt. Schwantes, Karl F.        36809544 UNKNOWN           PILOT     2nd Lt. Hultin, Arthur F.      O-812596                   CO-PILOT  F/O Cannary, Harry A.          T-61827                   NAV       2nd Lt. Miller, James R.       O-749785                   BOMB      Sgt. Scudder, James            19201404                   ENG TT    S/Sgt./ Roberts, Woodrow M.    14174605                   Ball T    Sgt. Meyers, Robert E.         39410714                   Radio Gun S/Sgt. Dumont , Homer F.      34544035                   Waist Gun S/Sgt. Franklin, Frank E.      18199553                   Tail Gun  Sgt. Martineau, Albert P.      31293330 UNKNOWN           PILOT     2nd Lt. Kirby, Harold E.       O-808430                   CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Falcon, Carl           O-813762                   NAV       2nd Lt. Hughes, Joseph         O-756982                   BOMB      2nd Lt. (Name illegible)       O-744330                   ENG TT    S/Sgt. Gray, ?                 13540637                   Ball T    Sgt. (Name illegible           33336532                   Radio Gun T/Sgt. (Name illegible)        38124684                   Waist Gun Sgt. Sanders, James ?.   (Serial # illegible)                   Tail Gun  Sgt. Pruett, Lawrence H.    31152551 UNKNOWN           PILOT     1st Lt. Heilig, George H.      O-681088                   CO-PILOT  C’mdr,Wing  Lt. Col. Ensign, Lewis P. O-326131                   NAV       2nd Lt. Moburg, Gerald R.      O-703290                   BOMB      1st Lt. Thomsen, ????          O-767757                   ENG TT    T/Sgt. Neal, Winfield B.       33349695                   Radio Gun T/Sgt. Kirby, Fred             18045974                   Waist Gun S/Sgt. (Name illegible)                       Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Bara, (first name &ser # illegible)                   (Ball Turret Gunner not included on Loading List.) (There was an Observer listed for one Aircraft, whose number I could not read.  However, the call sign appears to be LL-P. The Observer’s Name is 2nd Lt. Arthur MacLamore, O-2044562.) 11 June 1944 – The following EM and Officers assigned and joined  from AAF Station 112: 2nd Lt. Clarence W. Fightmaster, 2nd Lt.  Neil N. Gehret, 2nd Lt. George Silverstein and S/Sgt. Harry W. Clifford. The following EM assigned from AAF Station 112, DS to AAF Station 172:  S/Sgt. Harry A. Phillips, Sgt. Carrol S. Hurdle, Sgt. Charles R. Knox, Sgt. Robert C. (Last name illegible.) Sgt. Virgil S. Skagsbergh. 169th Combat Mission . MISSION TO BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER This target was an air drome in France . This Squadron put up 5 A/C and crews. PILOT            A/C      TOT     ALT AT TARGET    BOMB ON TARGET Lt. Powell       144      0726       15,000           18 x 250 Lt. Follett Jr   812      0726       14,800           18 x 250 Lt. Langford     552      0726       14,900           18 x 250 Lt. Ryan         093      0727       14,700           18 x 250 Lt. Melton       515      0728       14,600           18 x 250 Delayed Lt. Cable        911      0732       14,500           18 x 250 BOMBING RESULTS: PFF bombing – results. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good. FLAK: None at this group. There were a few bursts in distances. REMARKS: 10/10 cloud coverage. Operational Loading List this date for mission to________________. SHIP #   DUTY  POSITION   RANK     NAME                 SERIAL # 42-38144 LL-O  PILOT      1st Lt. John D. Powell           O-683578                CO-PILOT   1st Lt. William D. Thissell      O-810073                NAV        1st Lt. Phillip R. Sheldon       O-696160                BOMB       2nd Lt. Joseph C. Spata          O-685043                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Thomas C. Lindsey         18090503                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Leo N. Fontaine           31135059                Ball T     S/Sgt. Albert N. Tolbert         38369733                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Francis J. Toccalino      39305102                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Wallace L. Sexton         38444147 42-31812 LL-H  PILOT      2nd Lt. John R. Follett, Jr.     O-755539                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Joseph S. Gage           O-817415                NAV        2nd Lt. Norman E. Prophit        O-711471                BOMB       Sgt. Julian Walker               12083940                ENG TT     Sgt. Charles V. Welbes           36724939                Radio Gun  Sgt. Bevly P. Nelson             38429445                Ball T     Sgt. Ralph Anzalone              32716312                Waist Gun  Sgt. Stanley J. Walesczyk        31066449                Tail Gun    Sgt. John L. Bailey             34645438 43-37552 LL-E  PILOT      1st Lt. Walter R. Langford       O-808856                CO-PILOT   1st Lt. Leslie P. Gallagher      O-683003                NAV        2nd Lt. Lawrence P. Sylvester    O-814441                BOMB       S/Sgt. Elden R. Hughes           34507726                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Joe Z. Cadwell            38135046                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Charles R. Braman         39549655                Ball T     S/Sgt. George H. Bogert          33560573                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Charles N. Borchert       17111267                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Edward J. Gallagher       33580378 44-6093 LL-J   PILOT      1st Lt. David J. Ryan            O-751039                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Arthur F. Hultin         O-612596                NAV        2nd Lt. Robert W. Paulisson      O-703859                BOMB       2nd Lt. David Lieberman          O-668980                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Alexander B. Rich         18140017                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Ignacio V. Torres         18202018                Ball T     S/Sgt. George E. Montena         20270661                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Stephen E. Stone          14106879                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Blair Davey               13124546 42-31515 LL-M  PILOT      2nd Lt. Carl M. Melton           O-815752                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Richard O. Davies        O-818840                NAV        2nd Lt. James R. Miller          O-749786                BOMB       2nd Lt. Wendell Quattlebaum      O-744330                ENG TT     S/Sgt. Lyle D, Gray              18040657                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Fred G. Lang              36124604                Ball T     Sgt. Charles A. McDonough        33336882                Waist Gun  Sgt. James R, Sanders            33539660                Tail Gun   Sgt. Lawrence E. Orcutt         31152681 42-37911 LL-C  PILOT      1st lt. Ray T. Cable             O-755516                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. John K. Werthman         O-819229                NAV        F/O Martin L. Bulion             T-124851                BOMB       S/Sgt. Gilbert B. Spaugh, Jr.    14180670                ENG TT     T/Sgt. George W. Parmenter       31265968                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Gordon L. Gideon          16083705                Ball T     S/Sgt. Donald G. Collins         32750984                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Jesse D. Clark           18039354                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Robert R. Schuster        32762662 12 June 1944 –1st Lts. Joseph T. Ashby and Marshall McKew transferred to Casual Pool 12th RCD. 2nd Lt. Osborn E. Stone assigned and joined from AAF Station 112. 170th Combat Mission. MISSION TO CAMBRIA , NIERGNIES. Our Squadron furnished 12 A/C and crews for this mission to Cambria , Niergnies airdrome. PILOT            A/C     TOT   ALT AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Gunn         061    0919     22,000        17 x 250 &1 SB Lt. Guldner      851    0919     20,000        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Newton       504    0919     22,000         7 x XM123 & 11 x XM124 Lt. Ryan         093    0919     21,900        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Hultin       624    0923     21,600        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Langford     552    0919.5   21,800        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Hanna        509    0919     22,000        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Gauthier     883    0919     21,800        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Follett Jr.  812    0917     21,900        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Thissell     958    0920     22,100         7 x XM123 & 11 XM124 Lt. Cable        911    0920     21,800        18 x 250 AN-M57 Lt. Black        069    0920     22,100        18 x 250 AN-M57 BOMBING RESULTS: Very good covering hangars and runways. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Fair. FLAK: Meager, inaccurate black continuous and following. Increasing in intensity and accuracy as we left target. Operational Loading List this date to___________________. SHIP #   DUTY  POSITION   RANK    NAME                     SERIAL # 42-97061 LL-B  PILOT      1st Lt. Gunn, Thomas H.          O-683008                CO-PILOT  Act/Cmdr, Lt. Col. Milton, Theodore R O-23307                NAV        Capt. Varva, Frank I.            O-683216                NAV        2nd lt. Hart, Robert F.          O-707268                BOMB       1st Lt. Thomsen, Moritz M.       O-757757                OBS        2nd Lt. MacLamore, Arthur B. B.  O-2044952                Tail Gun   2nd Lt. Oates, Jack              O-815533                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Parks, George W.          6547991                Ball T     S/Sgt. Dougherty, Price J.       35681646                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Shields, Russel D.        38209927                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Fleming, Leland H.        38273741 42-97851 LL-K  PILOT      1st. Lt. Guldner, William N.     O-755331                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. McVay, Harley S.         O-817484                NAV        2nd Lt. Gage, Avery O.           O-709332                BOMB       2nd Lt. Johnson, Raymond A.      O-761439                ENG TT     S/Sgt. Wilkinson, Donald W.      36296603                Ball T     Sgt. Felts, James D.             14181960                Radio Gun  S/Sgt. Camerino, Benjamin        32701996                Waist Gun  Sgt. Rummage, Ray                34604557                Tail Gun   Sgt. Schwantes, Karl F.          36809544 42-102504 LL-D PILOT      1st Lt. Newton, Sam              O-753811                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Stiles, Bert             O-695105                NAV        2nd Lt. Benson, Grant H.         O-700158                 BOMB       S/Sgt. Spaugh, Gilbert G., Jr.   14180670                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Lewis, William F.         37473138                Ball T     S/Sgt. Beach, Gordon E.          17090069                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Ross, Edwin C.            32281865                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Crone, Basil J.           37227536                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Sharpe, Edward L.         18136056 44-6093 LL-J   PILOT      1st Lt. Ryan, David J.           O-751039                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Merz, Martin P.          O-613548                NAV        2nd Lt. Paulisson, Robert W.     O-703858                BOMB       2nd Lt. Lieberman, David         O-668980                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Rich, Alexander B.        18140017                Ball T     S/Sgt. Davey, Blair              13124548                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Torres, Ignacio V.        18202018                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Stone, Stephen E.         14106879                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Montena, George L.        20270651 43-37624 LL-P  PILOT      2nd Lt. Hultin, Arthur F.        O-812596                CO-PILOT   F/O Cannary, Harry A.            T-61827                NAV        2nd Lt. Miller, James R.         O-749785                BOMB       Sgt. Hannon, Freerick E.         16092431                ENG TT     S/Sgt. Roberts, Woodrow M.       14174605                Ball T     Sgt. Meyers, Robert A.           39410714                   Radio Gun  S/Sgt. Dumont , Homer P.        34544035                Waist Gun  Sgt. Franklin, Frank L.          18199553                Tail Gun   Sgt. Martineau, Albert P.        31293330 43-37552 LL-E  PILOT      1st lt. Langford, Walter R.      O-808256                CO-PILOT   1st Lt. Gallagher, Leslie P.     O-683003                NAV        2nd Lt. Sylvester, Lawrence F Jr.O-81441                BOMB       S/Sgt. Hughes, Eldon H.          34507726                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Cardwell, Joe Z.          38135046                Ball T     S/Sgt. Bogert, George H.         33560573                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Braman, Charles R.        39549655                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Borchert, Charles M.      17111267                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Gallagher, Edward J.      33580378 42-102509 LL-A PILOT      1st Lt. Hanna, William T.        O-677727                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Walker, Harold E.        O-696924                NAV        2nd Lt. Andolishek, Albin H.     O-699973                BOMB       2nd Lt. Bonomo, Maurice A.       O-754720                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Harrison, Charles L.      18191028                Ball T     S/Sgt. Rochat, Bill L.           19130194                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Miller, William R.        17122649                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Washco, Donald C.         36005536                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Glasser, Raymond H.       17098106 42-31883 LL-Y  PILOT      2nd Lt. Gauthier, Donald E.      O-757176                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Neumann, Harry, Jr.      O-817507                NAV        2nd Lt. Mannchen, Howard L.      O-711455                BOMB       2nd Lt. Kuligowski, Stanley F.O-761446                ENG TT     Sgt. Henson, Don C.              36444406                Ball T     Sgt. Martinez, Vincente C., Jr.  39858862                Radio Gun  Sgt. Gbur, John                  33460528                Waist Gun  Sgt. Groff, Charles              32477256                Tail Gun   Sgt. Burmaster, Stanley R.       6954127 42-31812 LL-R  PILOT      2nd Lt. Follett, John R., Jr.    O-755539                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Gage, Joseph S.          O-817418                NAV        2nd Lt. Prophit, Norman L.       O-711471                BOMB       Sgt. Walker, Julian              12083940                ENG TT     Sgt. Welbes, Charles V.          36724939                Ball T     Sgt. Anzalone, Ralph             32718312                Radio Gun  Sgt. Nelson, Bevly               38429443                Waist Gun  Sgt. Walesczyk, Stanley J.       31066449                Tail Gun   Sgt. Bailey, John L.             34645438 42-37958 LL-C  PILOT      1st Lt. Thissell, William D.     O-810073                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Green, John W., Jr.      O-1300958                NAV        2nd Lt. O’Leary, John E.         O-707797                BOMB       2nd Lt. Simmers, Robert A.       O-757855                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Bradley, Gilbert          37505224                Ball T     S/Sgt. Bossert, Harlyn N.        16116396                 Radio Gun  T/Sgt. McAvoy, Thomas F.         11057123                Waist Gun  Sgt. Tolbert, Ray H.             34645386                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Mock, Ervin E.            38395055 42-37911 LL-C  PILOT      1st Lt. Cable, Ray T.            O-755516                CO-PILOT   2nd Lt. Werthman, John A.        O-819229                NAV        F/O Balion Martin L.             T-124851                BOMB       2nd Lt. Darsnek, Manley W.       O-761410                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Parmenter, George         31265968                Ball T     S/Sgt. Collins, Donald F.        32750924                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Gideon, Gordon L.         16083705                Waist Gun  S/Sgt. Clark, Jesse D.           12039334                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Schuster, Robert H.       32762662 42-107069 LL-N PILOT      1st Lt. Black, John L            O-724824                CO-PILOT   1st Lt. Bell, Ralph J.           O-378922                NAV        1st Lt. Yarborough, Benjamin N.  O-390666                BOMB       2nd lt. Biot, Lester D.          O-729703                ENG TT     T/Sgt. Butler, Stewart B.        34602562                Ball T     S/Sgt. Aldebo, Andrew            12024033                Radio Gun  T/Sgt. Sayre, Jack L.            39282601                Waist Guns S/Sgt. Brundage, Harvey          37654827                Tail Gun   S/Sgt. Allen, Marion F.          17097655 13 June 1944 – Usual station activities. 171st Combat Mission   MISSION TO BEAUMONT SUR OISE Our target was the Beaumont Sur Oise airdrome which is a first class bomber base. 14 aircraft and crews were provided for this mission.      PILOT                   A/C     TOT  ALTITUDE AT TARGET  BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. G. E. Heilig        061     2026     21,000           Brought back. Lt. R. T. Cable         911     2022     21,600           Brought back. Lt. W. C. Guldner       851     ------   ---------        Brought back. Lt. A. F. Hultin        624     2027     21,600           16 x 300 Lt. W. T. Hanna         509     ------   ---------        Brought back. Lt. J. R. Follett       812     2226     21,300           Brought back. Lt. D. S. Gauthier      883     2025     21,450           16 x 300 Lt. J. D. Powell        552     2027.5   21,500           Dropped in error. Lt. W. R. Langford      958     -------  ---------        Brought back. Lt. S. Newton           504     -------  ---------        Brought back. Lt. J. L. Black         069     2028     21,600           11 x 300 dropped                                                           5 x 300 Brought back. Lt. D. R. Knapp         954     2030     21,000           Brought back. Lt. D. J. Ryan          093     ----     ------           Brought back. Lt. C. H. Melton        610     2027.5   21,500           16 x 300 One pilot was provided for each PFF A/C 449 and 487. BOMBING RESULTS: The lead and high group dropped on Gee fixes and think bombs fell about 1200 ft East of airdrome. There was 7-10/10 cloud cover over the target making visual bombing impossible. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: As briefed. FLAK: Meager at Montdidier. CASUALTIES: None. Operational Loading List this date to-------------------------. SHIP #    DUTY   POSITION     RANK       NAME                  SERIAL # 42-97061 LL-B  PILOT        1st Lt. Heilig, George R.         O-681085                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Fletcher, James D         O-677698                NAV          2nd Lt. Moburg, Gerald R.         O-703290                BOMB         F/O Capparell, Thomas J.          T-1330                Observer     Lt. Col. Lyon, Ben (Hq. 8th AF)   O-885617                Observer     2nd Lt. MacLamore, Arthur B. O-2044952 (Hq. 91st BG)                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Neal, Winfield B.          33349695                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Rigaud, Ralph E.           32493822                Radio Gun    T/Sgt. Kirby, Fred B.             18046934                Waist Gun    S/Sgt. Betzer, Paul W.            35305751                Tail Gun     S/Sgt. Bara, Paul C.              13110174 42-37911 LL-C  PILOT        1st Lt. Cable, Ray T.             O-755516                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Werthman, John K.         0-819229                NAV          F/O Bulion, Martin L.             T-124851                BOMB         2nd Lt. Darsnek, Manley W.        O-761410                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Parmenter, George K.       31265968                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Collins, Donald S.         32750984                Radio Gun    T/Sgt. Gideon, Gordon N.          16083705                Waist Gun    S/Sgt. Clark, Jesse D.            18039354                Tail Gun     S/Sgt. Schuster, Robert R.        32762662 42-97851 LL-K  PILOT        1st Lt. Guldner, William E.       O-755331                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. McVay, Harley E.          O-817484                NAV          2nd Lt. Gage, Avery C.            O-709332                BOMB         2nd Lt. Johnson, Raymond A.       O-761439                ENG TT       S/Sgt. Wilkinson, Donald W.       36296603                Ball Turret  Sgt. Felts, James D.              14181960                Radio Gun    S/Sgt. Camerino, Benjamin         32701996                Waist Gun    Sgt. Rummage, Ray                 34604557                Tail Gun     Sgt. Schwantes, Karl F.           36809544 43-37624 LL-P  PILOT        2nd Lt. Hultin, Arthur F.         O-812596                CO-PILOT     F/O Cannary, Harry A.             T-61627                NAV          2nd Lt. Miller, James R.          O-749785                BOMB         Sgt. Hannon, Frederick W.         16092431                ENG TT       S/Sgt. Roberts, Woodrow M.        14174606                Ball Turret  Sgt. Meyers, Robert B.            39410714                Radio Gun    S/Sgt. Dumont . Homer P.         34544035                Waist Gun    Sgt. Franklin, Frank N.           18199553                Tail Gun     Sgt. Martineau, Albert P.         31293330 42-102509 LL-A PILOT        1st Lt. Hanna, William T.         O-677727                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Walker, Harold E.         O-696924                NAV          2nd Lt. Andolishek, Alain H.      O-699973                BOMB         2nd Lt. Hawkins, Charles N.       O-762099                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Harrison, Charles L.       18191028                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Rochat, Bill L.            19130194                Radio Gun    T/Sgt. Miller, William R.         17122649                Waist Gun    S/Sgt. Washco, Donald O.          36005536                Tail Gun     S/Sgt. Glasser, Raymond H.        17098106 42-31812 LL-H  PILOT        2nd Lt. Follett, John R., Jr.     O-755539                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Gage, Joseph S.           O-817418                NAV          2nd Lt. Prophit, Norman E.        O-711471                BOMB         Sgt. Walker, Julian               12083940                ENG TT       Sgt. Welbes, Charles V.           36724939                Ball Turret  Sgt. Anzalone, Ralph              32718312                RADIO GUN    Sgt. Nelson, Bevly P.             38429445               Waist Gun    Sgt. Walesczyk, Stanley J.        31066449                Tail Gun     Sgt. Bailey, John L.              34645438 42-31883 LL-Y  PILOT        2nd Lt. Gauthier, Donald S.       O-757176                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Neumann, Harry Jr.        O-817507                NAV          2nd Lt. Mannchen, Howard E.       O-711453                BOMB         2nd Lt. Kuligowski, Stanley F. O-761446                ENG TT       Sgt. Hensen, Don C.               36444406                Ball Turret  Sgt. Martinez, Vincente O. Jr.    39858862                Radio Gun    Sgt. Gbur, John                   33460528                Waist Gun    Sgt. Groff, Charles               32477256                Tail Gun     Sgt. Burmaster, Stanley W.        6954127 43-37552 LL-L  PILOT        1st lt. Powell, John D.           O-683578                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Neiswender, Charles K.    O-803255                NAV          1st Lt. Sheldon, Charles R.       O-696160                BOMB         2nd Lt. Spata, Joseph C.          O-685043                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Lindsey, Thomas C.         18090503                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Tolbert, Albert M.         38369735                Radio Gun    T/Sgt. Fontaine, Leo W.           31135059                Waist Guns   S/Sgt. Toccalino, Francis J.      39035102                Tail Guns    S/Sgt. Sexton, Wallace L.         38444147 42-37958 LL-G  PILOT        1st Lt. Langford, Walter R.       O-808856                CO-PILOT     1st. Lt. Gallagher, Leslie P.     O-683003                NAV          2nd Lt. Sylvester, Lawrence F, Jr.O-814441                BOMB         S/Sgt. Hughes, Eldon H.           34507726                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Cardwell, Joe Z.           38135046                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Bogert, George H.          33560573                Radio Gun    T/Sgt. Braman, Charles R.         39549655                Waist Gun    S/Sgt. Borchert, Charles M.       17111267                Tail Gun     S/Sgt. Gallagher, Edward J.       33580378 42-102504 LL-D PILOT        1st Lt. Newton, Sam               O-753811                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Oates, Jack               O-815533                NAV          2nd Lt. Benson, Grant H.          O-700158                BOMB         S/Sgt. Spaugh, Gilbert D., Jr.    14180670                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Lewis, William F.          37473138                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Beach, Gordon E.           17090069                Radio Gun    T/Sgt. Ross, Edwin C.             32281865                Waist Gun    S/Sgt. Crone, Gasil J.            37227536                Tail Gun     S/Sgt. Sharpe, Edward L.          18136056 42-107069 LL-X PILOT        1st Lt. Black, John L.            O-724884                CO-PILOT     1st Lt. Bell, Ralph J.            O-378922                NAV          1st Lt. Yarborough, Benjamin H.   O-390666                BOMB         2nd Lt. Biot, Lester D.           O-729703                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Butler , Stewart B.     34602562                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Aldebo, Andrew             12024033                Radio Gun    T/Sgt. Sayre, Jack L.             39282601                Waist Gun    S/Sgt. Brundage, Harvey G.        37654827                Tail Gun     S/Sgt. Allen, Marion F.           17097655 43-97954 LL-Z  PILOT        Lt. Knapp, Donald R.              O-812279                CO-PILOT     2nd Lt. Jones, Raymond R.         O-812274                NAV          2ND Lt. Hart, Robert P.           O-707268                BOMB         1st Lt. Donigan, James E.         O-676443                ENG TT       T/Sgt. Veres, James               35050070                Ball Turret  S/Sgt. Callahan, Francis D.       32712149                Radio Gun     T/Sgt. North, Charles H.         11080414                Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Stull, Richard W.         35514102                Tail Gun      Sgt. Lohman, Walter A.           15337926 44-6093 LL-J   PILOT         1st Lt. Ryan, David J.           O-751039                CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Merz, Martin P.          O-813548                NAV           2nd Lt. Paulissen, Robert W.     O-703858                BOMB          2nd Lt. Lieberman, David         O-668980                OBS           Capt. Dougherty, Francis M.      O-333074                ENG TT        T/Sgt. Rich, Alexander B.        18140017                Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Davey, Blair              13124540                Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Torres, Ignacio V.        18202018                Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Stone, Stephen F.         14106379                Tail Gun      S/Sgt. Montena, George L.        20270651 43-37610 LL-Q  PILOT         2nd Lt. Melton, Carl M.          O-813752                CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Davies, Richard O.       O-518840                NAV (323rd Sq)2nd Lt. Calder, Alexander W.     O-717156                BOMB          2nd Lt. Quattlebaum, Wendell W.  O-744330                ENG TT        S/Sgt. Gray, Lyle D.             18040657                Ball turret   Sgt. McDonough, Charles G.       33336882                Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Lang, Fred O.             36124604                Waist Gun     Sgt. Sanders, James K.           33539659                Tail Gun      Sgt. Orcutt, Lawrence E.      31152681 449-PFF         PILOT         1st Lt. Gunn, Thomas H.          O-683008 42-9745 LL-F   PILOT         2nd Lt. Kirby, Harold E.         O-808430               14 June 1944 – 1st Lt. Jerome D. Pope transferred to Hq. 8th AF. 15 June 1944 – Usual station activities. 172nd Combat Mission . MISSION TO BORDEAUX . Our Squadron sent 13 A/C and crews on this mission. PILOT           A/C  TOT  ALTITUDE AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGET Lt. Gunn        061  0823       26.000            16 x 300 Lt. Guldner     851  0823       25,700            38 x 100 Lt. Gauthier    883  0822       25,400            38 x 100 Lt. Hultin      624  0822.5     26,000            38 x 100 Lt. Powell      144  0822.5     26,000            38 x 100 Lt. Langford    552  0822.5     26,000            27 x 100 Lt. Ryan        093  0822       25,800            38 x 100 LT. Newton      504  0822       25,900            38 x 100 Lt. Knapp       954  0822       25,700            38 x 100 Lt. Hanna       509  0823       25,800            38 x 100 Lt. Follett     812  0822.5     25,700            38 x 100 Lt. Melton      610  0823       26,000            36 x 100 Lt. Kirby       678  0825.5     24,500            12 x 500 BOMBING RESULTS: Area well hit, many bombs on MPI. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Very good. FLAK: Heavy barrage over target. Continuous following on either side. The barrage was low for the high group and accurate for the other groups. LOADING LIST FOR MISSION THIS DATE TO________________. SHIP #   DUTY  POSITION      RANK     NAME                    SERIAL # 42-97061 LL-B   PILOT         1ST Lt. Thomas H. Gunn           O-683008                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. James D. Fletcher        O-677698                 NAV           2nd Lt. Gerald R. Moburg         O-703698                 BOMB          2nd Lt. Charles N. Hawkins       O-762099                 ENG TT        T/Sgt. George W. Parks           6547991                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Russel D. Shields         33209927                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Ralph R. Rigaud           32493822                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Leland H. Fleming         38273741                 Tail Gun      T/Sgt. Eugene J. Latalien     11010343                 CBS Observer  2nd Lt. A. A. B. McLemore (Public Rel. Officer) 42-38144 LL-O   PILOT         1st Lt. John D. Powell           O-683578                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Charles E. Neiswender    O-803255                 NAV           1st Lt. Phillip R. Sheldon       O-696160                 BOMB          2nd Lt. Joseph C. Spata          O-685043                 ENG TT        T/Sgt. Thomas C. Lindsey         18090503                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Leo W. Fontaine           31135059                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Albert M. Tolbert         38369733                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Francis J. Toccalino      39035102                 Tail Gun      S/Sgt. Wallace L. Sexton         38444147 42-102509 LL-A  PILOT         1st Lt. William T. Hanna         O-677727                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Harold E. Walker         O-696924                 NAV           2nd Lt. Albin H. Andolishek      O-699973                 BOMB          2nd Lt. Maurice R. Bonomo        O-754720                 ENG TT        T/Sgt. Charles L. Harrison      18191028                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. William R. Miller         17122649                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Bill L. Rochat            19130194                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Donald O. Washco          36005536                 Tail Gun      S/Sgt. Raymond H. Glasser        17098106 44-6093 LL-J    PILOT         1st Lt. David J. Ryan            O-751039                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Martin P. Merz           O-813548                 NAV           2nd Lt. Robert W. Paulisson      O-703658                 BOMB          2nd Lt. David Lieberman          O-668980                 ENG TT        T/Sgt. Alexander B. Rich         18140017                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Ignacio V. Torres         18202018                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. George C. Montena         20270651                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Stephen S. Stone          14106879                 Tail Gun      S/Sgt. Blair Davey               13124548 42-102504 LL-D  PILOT         1st Lt. Sam Newton               O-753811                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Jack Gates               O-615533                 NAV           2nd Lt. Grant H. Benson          O-700158                 BOMB          S/Sgt. Gilbert D. Spaugh, Jr.    14180670                 ENG TT        T/Sgt. William F. Lewis          37473138                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Edwin C. Ross             32281665                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Gordon R. Beach           17090069                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Basil J. Crone            37227536                 Tail Gun      S/Sgt. Edward L. Sharpe          18136056 43-37552 LL-E   Pilot         1st Lt. Walter W. Langford       O-808856                 Co-Pilot      1st Lt. Leslie P. Gallagher      O-683003                 NAV           2nd Lt. Lawrence F. Sylvester Jr.O-814441                 BOMB          S/Sgt. Eldon H, Hughes           34507726                 ENG TT        T/Sgt. Joe Z. Cardwell           38135046                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Charles R. Braman         39549655                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Charles N. Bogert         33560573                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Charles M. Borchert       17111267                 Tail Gun      S/Sgt. Edward J. Gallagher       33580378 43-97954 LL-Z   PILOT         1st Lt. Donald R. Knapp          O-812279                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Raymond E. Jones         O-812274                 NAV           2nd Lt. Robert P. Hart           O-707268                 BOMB          1st Lt. James E. Donigan         O-676443                 ENG TT        T/Sgt. James Veres               35050070                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Charles H. North          11080414                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Francis D. Callahan       32712149                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Richard W. Stull          35514102                 Tail Gun      S/Sgt. Walter R. Lohman          15337926 43-37610 LL-Q   PILOT         2nd Lt. Carl M. Melton           O-813752                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Richard O. Davies        O-818840                 NAV           2nd Lt. Edward A. Parsons, Jr.   O-733349                 BOMB          2nd Lt. Donald R. Bird           O-676880                 ENG TT        S/Sgt. Lyle D. Gray              18040657                 Radio Gun     T/Sgt. Fred G. Lang              36124604                 Ball Turret   Sgt. Charles W. McDonough        33336882                 Waist Gun     Sgt. James E. Sanders            33539659                 Tail Gun      Sgt. Lawrence E. Orcutt         31152681 42-31812 LL-H   PILOT         2nd Lt. John R. Follett, Jr.     O-755639                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Joseph S. Gage           O-617418                 NAV           2nd Lt. Norman E. Prophit        O-711471                 BOMB          F/O Marion H. Havelaar           T-2072                 ENG TT        Sgt. Charles V. Welbes           36724939                 Radio Gun     Sgt. Bevly P. Nelson             38429445                 Ball Turret   Sgt. Ralph Anzaone               32718312                 Waist Gun     Sgt. Stanley J. Walesczyk        31066449                 Tail Gun      Sgt. John L. Bailey              34645438 42-97851 LL-K   PILOT         1st Lt. William N. Guldner       O-755331                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Harley E. McVay          O-817484                 NAV           2nd Lt. Avery C. Gage            O-709332                 BOMB          2nd Lt. Raymond A. Johnson       O-761439                  ENG TT        S/Sgt. Donald W. Wilkinson       36296603                  Radio Gun     S/Sgt. Benjamin Camerino         32701996                 Ball Turret   Sgt. James D. Felts              14181960                 Waist Gun     Sgt. Ray Rummage                 34604557                 Tail Gun      Sgt. Karl F. Schwantes           36809544 42-31883 LL-Y   PILOT         2nd Lt. Donald S. Gauthier       O-757176                 CO-PILOT      2nd Lt. Harry Neuman, Jr.        O-817507                 NAV           2nd Lt. Howard E. Mannshen       O-711453                 BOMB          2nd Lt. Stanley B. Kuligowski    O-761446                 ENG TT        Sgt. Don C. Henson               36444406                 Radio Gun     Sgt. John Gbur                   33460528                 Ball Turret   Sgt. Vincente O. Martinez, Jr.   39858868                 Waist Gun     Sgt. Charles Groff               32477256                 Tail Gun      Sgt. Stanley W. Burmaster        6954127 43-37524 LL-P   PILOT         2nd Lt. Arthur F. Hultin         O-812596                 CO-PILOT      F/O Harry A. Cannary             T-61827                 NAV           2nd Lt. James R. Miller          O-749785                 BOMB          Sgt. Frederick F. Hannon         16092431                 ENG TT        S/Sgt. Woodrow M. Roberts        14174605                 Radio Gun     S/Sgt. Homer P. Dumont          34544035                 Ball Turret   Sgt. Robert E. Meyers            39410714                 Waist Gun     Sgt. Frank E. Franklin           18199553                 Tail Gun      Sgt. Albert P. Martineau         31293330 42-31678 LL-L   PILOT         2nd Lt. Harold E. Kirby          O-808430                 CO-PILOT      1st Lt. Harold R. DeBolt         O-733623                 NAV           1st Lt. Hazen V. Wilson          O-609790                 BOMB          2nd Lt. Wendell W. Quattlebaum   O-744330                 ENG TT        S/Sgt. Sebastiano F. Ripa        11008912                        Radio Gun     S/Sgt. Charles C. Boswell        18044494                 Ball Turret   S/Sgt. Lloyd G. Johnson          36742694                 Waist Gun     S/Sgt. Earl T. Milligan          14140569                 Tail Gun      S/Sgt. George Wilson          35343019   16 June 1944 – S/Sgt. John L. Magyar transferred to 482nd Bomb Group,AAF Station 102. 8 Officers and 12 EM assigned and joined from AAFStation 112.2nd Lt. Donald K. Bere                  2nd Lt. John C. Johnson2nd Lt. Richard E. Hems                 2nd Lt. Anthony HomykS/Sgt. Louis G. Elgert                  S/Sgt. Raymond F. NickersonS/Sgt. Raymond A. Jones                 Sgt. Gerald L. NygardSgt. Orland L. Neeley                   Sgt. Manuel  Hadley2nd Lt. Peter Mikonis                   2nd Lt. Frank E. Pepper, Jr.2nd Lt. Joseph E. Sullivan              2nd Lt. Will H. StevensS/Sgt. Roy C. Anderson                 S/Sgt. Douglas K. DeurmyerSgt. Cyril J. Powers                    Sgt. Dean A. McDowellSgt. Richard A. Kealberg                Pvt. Ralph Stein17 June 1944 – 1st Lt. Thomas H. Gunn promoted to Captain,effective 11 June 44. The following 2nd Lts. promoted to 1st Lts.,effective 11 June 44: Maurice A. Bonomo, John J. Follett, Jr.,Donald G. Gauthier, Gerald R. Moburg. The following Officersand EM transferred to 324th Bomb Squadron: Lt. David J. Ryan,Lt. Robert W. Paulissen, T/Sgt. Alexander B. Rich, S/Sgt. BlairDavey, S/Sgt Stephen E. Stone.18 June 1944 – 2nd Lt. Joseph C. Spata promoted to 1st lt. effective13 June 44. 173rd Combat Mission. MISSION TO HAMBURG.Our Squadron put 15 aircraft and crews on this mission, 14 of whichdropped on the dock area in Hamburg and one on target of opportunityat Renasburg.PILOT          A/C     TOT       ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET
Lt. Powell     144     0940        23,600               12 x 500Lt. Kirby      678     0940        24,000               12 x 500Lt. Heilig     061     0940        23,900               12 x 500Lt. Newton     504     0940        22,600               12 x 500Lt. Langford   552     0940        24,000               12 x 500Lt. Hultin     624     0940        24,000               12 x 500Lt. Gauthier   883     0943        24,000               12 x 500Lt. Black      069     0939        23,900               12 x 500Lt. Thissell   613     0940        23,700               12 x 500Lt. Hanna      509     0942        24,300               12 x 500Lt. Melton     610     0940        23,600               12 x 500Lt. Cable      911     0940        25,000               LeafletsLt. Neiswender 467     0940        25,900               LeafletsLt. Follett    812     0940        25,000               12 x 500Lt. Knapp      954     0939        23,900               12 x 500BOMBING RESULTS: Much smoke noted in dock area.ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None.FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good and on time.FLAK: Intense and accurate AA fire, much of it low. Black withsome white stuff above, inaccurate rockets reported at target.Loading List for Operational Mission this date to____________.SHIP #    DUTY POSITION  RANK      NAME                 SERIAL #42-107069 LL-N PILOT     1st Lt. John L. Black          O-724884               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Jack Oates             O-815533               NAV       1st Lt. Benjiman N. Yarborough O-390666               BOMB      2nd Lt. Lester D. Biot         O-729703               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Stewart B. Butler      34602562               RAD       T/Sgt. Jack L. Sayre           39282601               Ball T    S/Sgt. Andrew Aldebo           12024033               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Harvey W. Brundage     37654827               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Marion F. Allen        1709765643-97954 LL-Z  PILOT     1st Lt. Donald N. Knapp        O-812279               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Raymond L. Jones       O-812274               NAV       2nd Lt. Robert P. Hart         O-707268               BOMB      1st Lt. James R. Donigan       O-676443               ENG TT    T/Sgt. James Veres             35050070               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Charles H. North        11080414               Ball T    S/Sgt. Francis D. Callahan     32712149               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Richard B. Stull        36514102               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Walter A. Lohman        1533792642-102504 LL-D PILOT     1st Lt. Sam Newton             O-753811               CO-PILOT  1st lt. Ralph J. Ball          O-378922               NAV       2nd Lt. Grant R. Benson        O-700158               Bomb      S/Sgt. Gilbert D. Spaugh, Jr.  14160670               ENG TT    T/Sgt. William F. Lewis        37473138               Radio Gun T/.Sgt. Edwin C. Ross          32281865               Ball T    S/Sgt. Gordon E. Beach         17090069               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Basil J. Crone          37227536               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Edward L. Sharpe        1813605642-102590 LL-A PILOT     1st Lt. William T. Hanna       O-677727               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Harold E. Walker       O-696924               NAV       2nd Lt. Albin N. Andolshek     O-699973               BOMB      1st Lt. Maurice A. Bonomo      O-754720               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Charles L. Harrison    18191028               Radio Gun T/Sgt. William R. Miller       17122649               Ball T    S/Sgt. Bill L. Rochat          19130194               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Donald O. Washco        36005536               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Raymond H. Glasser      1709810643-37624 LL-P  PILOT     1st Lt. Arthur F. Hultin       O-812596               C0-PILOT  F/O Harry A. Cannary           T-61827               NAV       2nd Lt. James R. Miller        O-749785               BOMB      S/Sgt. Owen T. Scott           36449417               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Woodrow N. Roberts      14174605               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Homer P. Dumont         34544035               Ball T    S/Sgt. Robert E. Meyers        39410714               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Frank E. Franklin      18199553               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Albert P. Martineau     3129333042-31678 LL-L  PILOT     2nd Lt. Harold E. Kirby        O-808430               CO-PILOT  1st lt. Harold K. DeBolt       O-733623               NAV       2nd Lt. Richard E. Hess        O-717566               BOMB      2nd Lt. Wendell W. Quattlebaum O-744330               ENG TT    S/Sgt. Sebastiano F. Ripa      11008912               Radio Gun S/Sgt. Charles C. Powell       18044494               Ball T    S/Sgt. Lloyd G. Johnson        36742694               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Junior L. Anderson   35577974               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Maurice P. LaCasse      1101739743-37610 LL-Q  PILOT     2nd Lt. Carl M. Helton         O-813752               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Richard O. Davies      O-818840               NAV       2nd Lt. Edward A. Parsons, Jr. O-733349               BOMB      S/Sgt. Marvin R. Wingard       33284696               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Lyle C. Gray            18040657               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Fred W. Lang            36124604               Ball T    S/Sgt. Charles McDonough       33336882               Waist Gun S/Sgt. James N. Sanders        33539659                    Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Lawrence E. Orcutt    3115268142-97061 LL-B  PILOT     1st Lt. George H. Heilig       O-631083               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. James D, Fletcher      O-677698               NAV       1st Lt. Gerald R. Moburg       O-703290               BOMB      2nd Lt. Charles N. Hawkins     O-762099               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Elmer A. Diethers       13085324               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Fred E. Kirby           18045934               Ball T    S/Sgt. Ralph Rigaud            32493822               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Paul W. Betzer          36305751               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Paul C. Bara            13110174               Observer  2nd Lt. A. B. B. MacLemore (Public Relations)43-37613 DF-A  PILOT     1st Lt. William J. Thissell    O-810073               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. John W. Green, Jr.     O-1300958               NAV       2nd Lt. John B. O’Leary        O-707797               BOMB      2nd Lt. Robert L. Simmers      O-757855               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Gilbert Bradley         37503224               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Thomas F. McAvoy        11057123               Ball T    S/Sgt. Harlyn L. Bousert       16116396               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Ray N. Tolbert          34645386               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Ervin E. Mock           3839905642-31883 LL-Y  PILOT     2nd Lt. Donald C. Gauthier     O-757176               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Harry Neumann, Jr.     O-817507               NAV       2nd Lt. Howard W. Mannchen     O-711453               BOMB      2nd Lt. Stanley F. Kuligowski  O-761446               ENG TT    S/Sgt. Don C. Henson           36444406               Radio Gun S/Sgt. John Gbur               33460528               Ball T    S/Sgt. Vincente O Martinez Jr. 39858868               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Charles Groff           32477256               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Stanley W. Burmaster 695412742-31812 LL-H  PILOT     1st Lt. John R. Follett, Jr.   O-755539               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Joseph S. Gage         O-817418               NAV       2nd Lt. Norman E. Prophit      O-711471               BOMB      F/O Marion H. Havelaar         T2072               ENG TT    S/Sgt. Charles V. Welbes       36724939               Radio Gun S/Sgt. Bevly P. Nelson         38429445               Ball T    S/Sgt. Ralph Anzalone          32718312               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Julian Walker          12083940               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. John L. Bailey          3464543842-97467 LL-F  PILOT     2nd Lt. Charles K. Neiswender  O-803255               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Clarence W Fightmaster O-1291613               NAV       2nd Lt. Joseph E. Sullivan     O-710341               BOMB      2nd Lt. George Silverstein     O-757050               ENG TT    S/Sgt. Harry A. Phillips       35684917               Radio Gun S/Sgt. Harry S. Clifford       39908529               Ball T    Sgt. Carrol S. Hurdle          34479160               Waist Gun Sgt. Robert C. Sandblom        36647630               Tail Gun  Sgt. Charles R. Knox           3339214143-37552 LL-W  PILOT     1st Lt. Walter R. Langford     O-808856               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Bert Stiles            O-695105               NAV       2nd Lt. Lawrence H Sylvester Jr O-814441               BOMB      F/O Thomas J. Capparell        T-1330                ENG TT    T/Sgt. Joe Z. Cardwell         38135046               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Charles R. Braman       39549655               Ball T    S/Sgt. George H. Bogert        33660573               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Charles M. Borchert     17111267               Tail Guns S/Sgt. Edward J. Gallagher     3368037842-38144 LL-O  PILOT     1st Lt. John D. Powell         O-683578               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Neil K. Gehret         O-812257               NAV       1st Lt. Phillip R. Sheldon     O-696160               BOMB      2nd lt. Joseph C. Spata        O-696043               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Thomas C. Lindsey       18090503               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Leo Fontaine            31136059               Ball T    S/Sgt. Albert S. Tolbert       38369735               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Francis J. Toccalino    39035102               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Wallace L. Sexton       3844414742-37911 LL-C  PILOT     1st Lt. Ray T. Cable           O-755516               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. John K. Werthman       O-819229               NAV       F/O Martin L. Bulion           T-124851               BOMB      2nd Lt. Manley W. Darsnek      O-761410               ENG TT    T/Sgt. George M. Parmenter     31265968               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Gordon L. Gideon        16083705               Ball T    S/Sgt. Donald N. Collins       32750984               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Jesse C. Clark         18039364               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Robert H. Schuster      3276265242-90504 OR-P  CO-PILOT  1st Lt. Allan B. Corey         O-690043               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Fernand Savasgk         3131916342-97632 DR-R  NAV       Capt. Frank I. Varva           O-68321619 June 1944 – 174th Combat Mission-Usual station activities. MISSION TO BORDEAUX Six aircraft and crews were dispatched on this mission to an airdromein the Bordeaux area.PILOT            A/C #   TOT   ALTITUDE AT TARGET   BOMBS ON TARGETLt. Cable        851    0916        25,000            38 x 100Lt. Black        069    0917        25,000            38 x 100Lt. Knapp        954    0917        25,000            38 x 100Lt. Gauthier     467    0916        25,000            38 x 100Lt. Follett      891    0916.5      25,200            38 x 100Lt. Melton       610    0916        24,500            38 x 100BOMBING RESULTS: Photos show very good results.ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Nil.
FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good-P-51’s at target.FLAK: Moderate and very accurate at target.Transcribers Note: The copy of the loading list for this mission wascompletely illegible and attempts to make a better copy were notsuccessful.20 June 1944 – Lt. William F. Richards transferred to Hq. 1st BombDivision  per VOCO. 175th Combat Mission . MISSION TO HAMBURG .The mission assigned to this group  was one of 8 individual oil refineriesin the central dock area of Hamburg . Our Squadron provided 12 aircraftand crews for the mission.PILOT           A/C #   TOT     ALTITUDE AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGETLt. Heilig      061     0938.5      24,700            11 x 500 & 1 SMLt. Fightmaster 673     0938.5      24,000            12 x 500Lt. Hultin      624     0938.5      24,800            12 x 500Lt. Black       069     0939        24,200            12 x 500Lt. Cable       509     0939        24,100            12 x 500Lt. Follett     891     0938        24,700            12 x 500Lt. Guldner     851     0938        24,500            12 x 500Lt. Melton      954     0939        25,000            12 x 500Lt. Kirby       812     Abortive---------------------------------------Lt. Powell      144     0938.5      24,700            11 x 500 & 1 SMLt. Langford    552     0938.5      24,900            12 x 500Lt. Newton      504------------------------------------Brought back bombs.BOMBING RESULTS: Photographs show excellent results.ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered.FIGHTER SUPPORT: Fair to good.FLAK: At the target, AA fire was intense and accurate, with some barrageand tracking fire used.

CASUALTIES: None.

REMARKS: Aircraft 812 had its #2 engine on fire and wind-milling whenit got to the enemy coast, it turned back and dropped its bombs onHeligoland Isle with unknown results. The plane got back safely to base.Operational loading list this date to Hamburg .SHIP #   DUTY  POSITION  RANK      NAME                 SERIAL #42-97061 LL-B  PILOT     1st Lt. Heilig, George H.      O-681088               CO-PILOT  1st Lt. Hanna, William T.      O-677727               NAV       1st Lt. Moburg, Gerald R.      O-703290               BOMB      1st Lt. Bonomo, Maurice A.     O-754726               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Diethorn, Elmer A.      13085324               Ball T    S/Sgt. Rigaud, Ralph E.        32493922               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Kirby, Fred B.          18045934               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Betzer, Paul L.         35305761               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Bara, Paul C.           1311017442-31673 LL-L  PILOT     2nd Lt Fightmaster, Clarence W O-1291613               CO-PILOT  2nd Lt. Gehret, Neil E.        O-821257               NAV       2nd Lt. Hess, Richard E.       O-717566               BOMB      2nd Lt. Silverstein, George    O-757050               ENG TT    S/Sgt. Phillips, Harry A.      35684917               Ball T    Sgt. Hurdle, Carrol S.         34479190               Radio Gun S/Sgt. Clifford, Harry W.      39903529               Waist Gun Sgt. Sandblom, Robert C.       36647530               Tail Gun  Sgt. Knox, Charles H.          3339214143-37524 LL-P  PILOT     2nd Lt. Hultin, Arthur F.      O-812596               CO-PILOT  F/O Cannary, Harry A.          T-61627               NAV       2nd Lt. Miller, James R.       O-749785               BOMB      S/Sgt. Scott, Owen T.          36449417               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Roberts, Woodrow M.     14174605               Ball T    S/Sgt. Meters, Robert E.       39410714               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Dumont, Homer P.       34544035               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Franklin, Frank E.      18199553               Tail Gun  S/Sgt. Martineau, Albert P.    3129333042-107069 LL-N PILOT     1st Lt. Black, John L.          O-724884               CO-PILOT  1st Lt. Thissell, William D.    O-810073               NAV       1st Lt. Yarborough, Benjiman H. O-390666               BOMB      2nd Lt. Biot, Lester L.         O-729703               ENG TT    T/Sgt. Butler, Stewart L.       34602562               Ball T    S/Sgt. Aldebo, Andrew           12024033               Radio Gun T/Sgt. Sayre, Jack L.           39282601               Waist Gun S/Sgt. Brundage, Harvey L.      37654327