MISSION NO. 68

MONCHY-BRETON, FRANCE

17 JUNE, 1944

The target was the Monchy-Breton airfield, a grass covered field which had no previous operational history. Due to the constant bombing of air fields, the Germans were forced to disperse the aircraft to nearby fields. The target was located about six miles east of St. Pot and southwest of Lille. Major Leroy Watson was Air Commander with Lt. Kenneth R. Johnston as pilot. The Group provided an eighteen ship box, leading the 94th Combat Wing.

Bombing was by PFF and results were poor. On the return home four craft were damaged by fire from new antiaircraft guns brought into the area by the Germans.

On 15 June, a directive was issued calling attention to the fact that appearance of personnel was far below prescribed standards, and effective measures would have to be taken immediately to rectify the situation. On 17 June, personnel were notified classes in military courtesy would be conducted in the evenings for all personnel failing to salute, pointing out that the hand salute is one of the basic fundamentals of a good soldier. Military discipline would be maintained at a high level and instructions necessary to bnng this about would be furnished.

CREW LOADING LIST

June 17th, 1944
Mission No 68   Target: Monchy-Breton, France

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Herbert N. Webb
Albert L. Thompson
Joseph J. Lukasik
Walter A. Ginter
Owen L. McDonough
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William L. Finley
William Zamecnik
Virgil G. Maier
Victor U. Meador

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Joseph W. LaBonte
James C. Baum
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Joseph S. Norman
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  A/C #  955 A/C # 113 A/C # 085 A/C # 383
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Clyde S. Jolley
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Harry C. Lake
Patsy Varrassi
Alfred Beacom
Kenneth E. Davidson
James A. Martin 
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William T.l Neidhardt
Alden N. Rittman
Carl D. Seibrands
Llyod G. Vanzant
Nicholas P. Weber
Richard Mellott 
William L. Stringer
John B. Healy
 

  A/C # 591 A/C # 656 A/C #  A/C # 021
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Noble L. Webster
William B. Bomar
William B. Wescott
Julius Venerofsky
John G. Siroskey
Samuel B. Goff
Sidney N. Erickson
Carl Tulowitzki
Howard W. Berrier
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Edward W. Lynch
William R. Kabine
George A. Knapp
Daniel J. Howard, Jr.
Kenneth E. Hixson
Jerome Petrizzi
Ray V. Rose
Joseph Matkowsky
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James E. Carels
Albert E. Durrett
Oreste Procopio
James F. Lynch
John W. Wiktorowicz
James H. Van Ackeren
Harry S. Young
Charles L. Bickers

  A/C # 954 A/C # 111 A/C # A/C # 532
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Kenneth W. Burkhart
Jack A. Lade
Charles Curione
Robin E. Hill
Henry B. Gilbert
Edmond Klein
William N. Kane
Erwin E. Tengler
Albert W. Leeming
Righard A. Bohl
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Richard J. Dudek
Russell M. Dobyns
John F. Moore
James H. Coonrod
John J. Connell
John Kessock
Frank L. Nunn
Harold D. McFarland
Robert E. Bergeron

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Robert J. Shaffer
Robert A. Carson
Russell H. Auten
Richard H. Cochrane
James M. Kirkland
Wayne A. Taylor
Noma R. Norman
William L. Egri
 

  A/C # 087 A/C # 118 A/C # A/C # 451
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Edward A. Taylor
Walter F. Creigh
Harold W. Walbright
Edward J. Colleran
Elie R. Carrier
Nicholas Pesko
Herbert L. Webster
Lewis H. Shane
George S. Kamas

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Myron L. Kruse
Lee C. Mohn
Joseph Garbett
Glen W. Barnes
Thomas G. Scott
Wallace C. Nicholson
Leonard A. Smith
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Hercules Phyllides
Jack Gumm
Frederick J. Stokinger
Elman A. Salo
Edward T. Sawyer
Lester T. Weaver
James L. Warren
Frank N. Smith
Joseph S. Reid

  A/C # 229 A/C # 088 A/C # A/C # 630
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Kenneth R. Johnston
Leroy H. Watson
Robert E. Jackson
Harry B. Vaal
George E. Sandall
Nolan V. Claxton
Francis F. Friedel
Gilbert Slocum
Paul O. Conner
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Ennis E. Brown
Stanley E. Kleiner
George D. Anderson
John B. Bomba
George H. Manos
Joesph Konyak
Leo J. Kwiatkowaski
Rene V. Gabriel
James E. Haddock

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Benjamin J. Deloach
Jack Gumm
Norman M. Franz
Emil F. Galliessch
Harry B. Bartholomew
Vernon H. Hawbaker
Raymond C. Batliner
Luster B. Mills
James C. Parrish
 

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