MISSION NO. 175

PADERBORN, GERMANY

17 JANUARY, 1945

The 457th comprised the 94th A Combat Wing with Lt. Cot. Francis as Air Commander for the Group and the 1st Division's A formation. The primary target was communication centers in Altenbeken.

Combat Wing assembly was accomplished without incident. The Group Leader, having noted bad weather conditions, continued to climb above briefed altitude before reaching the first Control Point.

Division assembly line was flown approximately as briefed. Over the Channel, the formation encountered increasingly difficult weather conditions, which continued from this point to the IP. Course was flown approximately as briefed except for slight deviations to the right and left.

The IP was crossed approximately on course. The G-H equipment malfunctioned on the bomb run and lead was turned over the PEF aircraft after the formation had passed over the primary target. A 360 degree turn to the left was executed and a run in Group formation was made on railway workshops at Paderborn, the secondary target, located halfway between Munster and Kassel. The formation, in the process of turning, was too close to Paderborn for the PFF equipment to pick up the city for a normal PFF run.

Bombs were released on the smoke markers of preceding groups. Cloud coverage was ten tenths and visibility was about three miles. Results were unobserved due to cloud coverage. Flak was moderate with three craft sustaining damage.

CREW LOADING LIST

January 17th, 1945

Mission No 175  Target: Paderborn, Germany

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Percy C. Mack
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James J. Rodel

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William L. Tracy
Bernard Weiss
Robert L. Stevenson
Henry Schmidt, Jr
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Albert K. Richards
Claude W. Crisler
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Emile N. Racine
David W. Ellis
Roger R. Holden
James T. Bell, Jr
William F. Norton
George Zucker
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William J. Dufford
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George J. Grau
Erwin Salnick
Philip A. DuPont
William W. MacIntosh
Theodore R. Cowsert
Anthony S. Giacobbi
James R. Westbrook
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Ray F. Hawkins, Jr
 
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Worth G. Kirkman
Robert H. Wood
George N. Blair
John M. Nally
John P. Cervero
Roy F. Christensen
Herbert N. Hook
Walter F. Willig
Jack N. Gregory
 

  A/C # 606 A/C # A/C # 414 A/C # 707
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Edwin F. Reynolds
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Albert J. Yost
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Donald R. Lallky
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Daniel Cadena, Jr.
John R. Boudreau
Richard C. Clements
Albert D. Paulson
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Edwin H. Simon
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John L. Davis
George W. King
Harold H. Saxby
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Charles F. Greenlund

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Carrol R. Wissmiller
Julius G. Uhrlaub, Jr
John F. Kelsey, Jr
Bernard B. Matz
Maurice J. D'Agostino
Frederick L. Weyand
C. A. Rogers
Elton C. Conerly
 

  A/C # 751 A/C # A/C # 857 A/C # 947
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Murray V. Jott
John Schwall
Ralph S. Kenyon
Daniel W. Nose
James L. Bass
Cleotis N. Helm
 Bennie W. Johnson
Walter C. Nowak

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Wilbur S. Pursell
Maurice R. Keesling
Hollis D. Hudleston
Thomas A. Dunn
William R. Watson
Robert D. Malloy
James D. Ransdell
Stephen F. Esterholdt

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Arnold Broughton
John S. Nierengarden
Robert P. Reublin
Raymond V. Hunter
Charles Held
Lloyd R. Kennedy
Frank J. Eichenlaub
Earl E. Whitnack
 

  A/C # 190 A/C # A/C # A/C # 123
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Lyle E. Keran
Wallace Reed
Warren H. Parmeter
Orville D. Clark
George N. Radakovich
Raymond D. VanWagner
R. B. Kelly
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Donald D. Nielsen
Charles L. Bowers
Wilfred G. Finke
Preston C. Grimm
James Q. Woodard
Bernard P. Wrobleski
Louis H. Rickert
Bernard F. Swain
 

  A/C # 583 A/C # A/C # A/C # 854
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Josey H. Nelson
James P. Guyot
Albert F. Czarnowsky
Robert E. Gee
Jacob L. Finnerty
George H. Haby, Jr.
James T. Means
John T. Sullivant

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Harry R. Horn
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Charles F. Gavin Jr
Glenn S. Gruver
George E. Dainty
Gene R. Foss
Frederick C. Rex
George N. Pollock
 


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