MISSION NO. 106

ELSENBORN, BELGIUM

9 AUGUST, 1944

Success of the planned mission by seventeen combat wings of heavy bombers, against aircraft and tank plants, and air and fuel depots in southwestern Germany, was prevented by weather. The target of the Group, forming the lead and low boxes of twelve aircraft each of the 94th A Combat Wing, was the Neubiberg Air Depot, southeast of Munich, which the planes never reached. Instead a barracks area near Elsenborn, Belgium was bombed. Lt. Col. Hoffman led as Air Commander and Lt. Brannan as pilot.

The route was rough from both weather and flak. Just after crossing the Dutch Coast, the wing had to climb to 23,000 feet to get above clouds, and as the planes penetrated southeastward conditions grew worse. Passing between Liege and Aachen, the formation was hit by antiaircraft fire through clouds. Dense, persistent contrails, combined with the clouds, finally made penetration to a greater distance inadvisable, the planes flying at times with complete undercast and overcast. There was a Division recall about 25 miles north of Strasbourg. The Wing did a 180 degree turn and commenced "S-ing" in search of a target of opportunity. A barracks area which was thought to be in Germany, but later turned out to be in Belgium, was selected as a target, and the Wing dropped their bombs from 21,000 feet.

On withdrawal, the Wing again encountered flak in the Aachen-Liege passage. Otherwise the return flight was without incident. For the day, the Group suffered major battle damage to five aircraft and minor battle damage to thirteen others


CREW LOADING LIST

August 9th, 1944
Mission No 106   Target: Elsenborn, Belgium

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  A/C # 687 A/C # 086 A/C # 765 A/C # 649
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Charles D. Brannan
Theodore C. Coffman
James H. Kincaid
Fredrick W. Asbell
Rovert E. Jackson
James E. Fast
John T. Matovina
Joseph H. Colechia
Edward M. Hardin
Charles R. Vandeventer
Wayne B. Tweten
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Loren G. Hampton
Andrew Brown, Jr
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Raymond Conway
Richard D. Wright
Ernest Pappalardo
Charles H. Borland
 
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Audrey B. Whitten
Robert S.Todd
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Fred F. Castle
John H. Graves
Hyman Kalb
Carl M. Weibel
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Norman M. Franz
Oliver F. Kolstoe
Pscar B. Stauff
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Edgarde Buletti
Raymond L. Rule
Robert L. Theiss
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  A/C # 834 A/C # 633 A/C # 796 A/C # 766
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Lloyd K. Laggasse
Duane E. Stowits
George L. Petty
Robert A. Storey
Richard W. Swank

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Milton E. Durham
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Leo J. Kwiatkowski
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Joseph Konyak
Lloyd C. Holdredge

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Edward M. Szumierz
James E. Woodgate
Joseph R. Wheatley
John T. Poshefko
Howard W. Martin
James R. Norman
 
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Charles E. Berta
Albert M. Durrett
Thomas W. Battley
James F. Lynch
John H. Wiktorowicz
James H. Van Ackeren
Charles D. Bickers
Robert E. Walters



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Wilmot J. Miller
Robert F. Crunk
Willard W. Largent
Leonard F. Johnson
Lawrence J. Maher
Melvin Milbour
Robert C. Dutcher

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Allen d. Sheakley
Leo B. Bunker
marshall H. Hoyt
Edward l. Nolan
Murrell N. Tobian
antonio Papaianni
Allen A. Sharpe
Nomer D. Reich 

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Gerald B. Ross
Charles C. Smith
Joseph M. Budich
Luther E. Holloman
Leonard O. Beach
Adolph Sroczyk
John W. York
Ernest L. Herndon

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Earl M. Morrow
James F. Barnes
john B. Tomkin
Milo G. Hastings
Don C. Brewer
Fredrick Wosik
Marshall I. Sipe
Robert H. Hughes


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Martin Schwartz
Michael E. Baron
Roy C. Schild
Harold D. Harris
Lowell E. Jones
Walter K. Marsh
Stephen Kokayko

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George A. Staltzer
Joseph M. Mooney
rudolph E. Stegeman
Gerald D. Stevens
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Donald C.l Lengman
Fred W. Roberts
William H. Sokolowski
Robert T. Brady
Peter G. Stern
John A. Roe
Ruben L. Hernandsz
James R. Dixon
 
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Raymond R. lyons
Angelo A. Archiopoli
Vivian C. McWorter
Willis E. Moore
Joseph L. Mast
Matthew J. Przybysz
Alton T. Eason
Allen P. Moulton
 

  A/C # 558 A/C # 086 A/C # 923 A/C # 456
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Walter C. Strosser
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George E. MacDermott
Raymond D. Brodin
George R. Langowski
Robert L. Shaff
Charles Spornick
Roy E. Goldman
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Albert V. Teutschel, Jr
Louis Pike
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Aldo Molestatore
Robert R. Strickler
Robert J. Burke
Alexander P. McDermott
Herbert E. Dollar
Clifford C. Brown
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Raymond A. Carlsen
Einar L. Nelson
Elroy J. Peters
Leslie R. Peterson
Franklin H. Kark
Maurice E. Patterson
Elmer R. Sonday
Charles B. Pilling
 John H. Cheatham
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 Greame L. Bow
Normand S. Brandvold
James F. McGee
Richard I. Hibshman
John O. Bruggeman
Chester H. Hall
Chester L. Spurrier
Joseph Navarro
Donald E. Betthauser

  A/C # 899 A/C # 574 A/C # 551 A/C # 383
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John W. Norton
Harry P. Polenski
David C. Watts
Daniel A. Malcolm
Lloyd E. Larson
Paul O. Connor
John P. Medica
Robert J. Stubbs
Ralph H. Garrison
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Robert B. Hooper
Arnet L. Furr
Theodore J. Mellow
Jack W. Oescher
Norbert A. Meeuween
John R. Billington
Herbert L. Brownfield
Mildredge C. Dean
Virgil G. Maier

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Montell C. Higgins
Edwin S. Jackson
John O. McCaughan
Harold F. Harstedt
Hewlett O. Kirkhart
Francis J. Winder
Philip G. Porter
Bill C. Smigielski
Jonm B. Pawloski
Russell A. Perry
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Arthur M. Ford
John G. Hossack
William A. Moore
Maurice B. Wilks
Gene F. Skidmore
Melvin G. Shields
Harrel D. Sallis
Dencil C. Adams
Dencil J. Adams
 

  A/C # 954 A/C # 827 A/C # 075 A/C # 021
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Stanford Fonnesbeck
Kenneth E. Rohde
Paul Moll
Robert L. Scott
Charles L. Wingfield
George M. Kuykendall
Edwin A. Reynolds
John L. Morton
Paul F. Amann


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Douglas L. Deal
Mark R. Belcher, Jr
William J. Brandt
Roy I. Vaughn
John M. Traylor, Jr
Paul E. Miller
Cedric N. Priest
George W. Emerson
Edward F. Morgan
Donald D. Drumsvold
Lentz M. Lackey
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William W. Millea
Lyman C. Plyer
Terrance E. Rice
Thomas A. Matassa
Albert S. Levy
Alvert E. Young
Edward J. Roos
Curtins E. Harmon
John W. Paisley


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Herbert A. Rochlitz
Jack R. Muth
Richar R. Hinman
Alfred J. Rubino
Calvin Campbell
Richard J. Imhoff
Guy P. Wharton
Dorsia C. Stutler
 

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