• 21 January 1944
  • Mission #27
  • Target: NoBall #46 and #101

After several days running of briefings for various targets, including NoBalls and Frankfurt which were cancelled before take-off due to target weather, NoBalls #46 and #101 were suddenly called for briefing. Hurried preparations were made after a stand down the night before and a station dance was held. The aircrews had good knowledge of the targets so that take-offs were commenced at 1150 hours for (29) aircraft with the squadrons having the same individual aiming point assignments as the mission prior except the 578th and 579th were to bomb the same target. Weather was briefed to be visual, however, the enemy coast and target route in were covered by 3/lOth-6/l0ths cumulus buildups and forward visibility was poor. Three of the four bomb runs were poor as bombsight synchronization could not be made. A total of (300) 500# GP bombs were released with (0) percent impacting within 2000 ft. of the briefed aim point on the first target and, (81) percent for one squadron successfully bombing the second target. Enemy opposition consisted of (7) ME-109s and moderate, accurate flak. No aircraft were lost but one crew member was wounded by flak. Nine (9) aircraft suffered flak battle damage. All ships were back on the ground by 1600 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #27

21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 976
P Johns, M.T. 1st Lt.
CP Henderson, M.A. 2nd Lt.
N Silvasy, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Sriver, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Indahl, J.M. T/Sgt.
R Gressler, E.J. T/Sgt.
AE Przeniczny, W. S/Sgt.
AR Kenyon, C.L. S/Sgt.
AG Zerangue, F.A. S/Sgt.
G Sanchez, I.V. S/Sgt.
G Allen, I.M. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 435
P Miller, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, E.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Murray, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Greene, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Megenhardt, J.F. T/Sgt.
R Mallamaci, J.T. T/Sgt.
AE McCombs, A.D. S/Sgt.
AR Lorine, J.R. S/Sgt.
AG Wheeler, M. S/Sgt.
G Rausch, T.A. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Barnes, L.J. 1st Lt.
CP Shelton, W.L. 2nd Lt.
N Stankan, P.C. 1st Lt.
B Jackson, G.J. 1st Lt.
E Lewis, E.L. Jr. T/Sgt.
R Jenkins, W.B. T/Sgt.
AE Choromanski, J.B. S/Sgt.
AR Wolfer, A.S. Sgt.
AG Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
G Prazak, S.S. Sgt.
Obs. McDonald, P.R. 2nd Lt.
21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 492
P Lowell, C.L. 1st Lt.
CP Patterson, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Koch, C.H. Capt.
N McMillan, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B Amoss, R.T. 1st Lt.
E Peterson, G.H. T/Sgt.
R Connolly, M.T. T/Sgt.
AE Jackson, B.F. S/Sgt.
AR Nelson, A.W. S/Sgt.
AG McNamara, P.E. S/Sgt.
G Luciano, R.E. S/Sgt.
Obs. Bush, J. Lt. Col.
21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560
P Ellison, B.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
B Hurdle, Q.C. 2nd Lt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
AE Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
AR Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
AG Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
G Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 598 (no mission credit)
P Neff, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Simpson, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, C.W. 2nd Lt.
B Hadeka, A.A. 2nd Lt.
E Benham, C.E. S/Sgt.
R Diaz, C.A. S/Sgt.
AE Pennington, E.B. Sgt.
AR Hale, J.L. S/Sgt.
AG Walter, C.D. S/Sgt.
G Ware, J.W. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 435
P Jones, G.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Mann, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Morris, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Bodoh, A.E. S/Sgt.
R McAdams, R.E. S/Sgt.
AE Lane, T. Sgt.
AR Rossi, V.H. Sgt.
AG Surber, W.C. Sgt.
G Marvin, H.E. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Rouse, M.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Schumacher, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Henderson, D.J. 2nd Lt.
B Henderson, A.D. 2nd Lt.
E Nilson, T.N. T/Sgt.
R Gorman, E.P. T/Sgt.
AE Beaulieu, J.F. Sgt.
AR Walters, J.S. Sgt.
AG Mezo, C.L. Sgt.
G Hampton, W.R. Jr. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Gonseth, F. 1st Lt.
CP Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
N Delach, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Colburn, R.F. 1st Lt.
E Jennings, H.C. T/Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, H.L. T/Sgt.
AE Driver, D.M. S/Sgt.
AR Feller, N.L. S/Sgt.
AG Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
G Warren, J. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 005
P Brauer, G.M. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N McGough, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Dilly, V.S. 1st Lt.
E LaRue, E.W. T/Sgt.
R Abraham, H.F. T/Sgt.
AE Branciforte, N. S/Sgt.
AR Keller, L.D. S/Sgt.
AG Whited, J.A. S/Sgt.
G Rachell, W.W. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
CA Schoolmaster, C.F. Capt.
P Graper, M.H. Capt.
CP Meyers, J.W. 1st Lt.
N Beatson, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Harris, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
AE White, F.A. S/Sgt.
AR Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.
AG Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
G Cordick, D.H. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 497
P McNichol, T.F. 1st Lt.
P White, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Lamer, M. 2nd Lt.
N Naylor, M.W. 2nd Lt.
B Wargo, M.A. 2nd Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R O'Kon, M.A. T/Sgt.
AE Green, L.A. S/Sgt.
AR Osterheldt, J.J. S/Sgt.
AG Rathburn, E.K. S/Sgt.
G Troxel, D.G. Jr. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Tiefenthal, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Clifford, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Chichetto, A.F. 2nd Lt.
B Gordon, A.M. 2nd Lt.
E Wright, A. S/Sgt.
R DiCroce, J.A. Sgt.
AE Hull, W.W. Sgt.
AR Sopchak, J. Sgt.
AG Schulz, W.G. Sgt.
G Potasiewicz, J.F. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 658
P Egan, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Basham, F.G. 2nd Lt.
N Parks, K. 2nd Lt.
B Gray, W.L. 2nd Lt.
E Hurley, W.F. T/Sgt.
R Pope, F.B. T/Sgt.
AE Hurley, A. S/Sgt.
AR Stogner, O.T. S/Sgt.
AG Salisbury, J.F. S/Sgt.
G Kennedy, B.S. S/Sgt.
Schlossberg, M.E. 2nd Lt.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Reade, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP Smith, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. 1st Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Schwabel, C.A. T/Sgt.
AE Sikoff, H. S/Sgt.
AR Bauer, W.E. S/Sgt.
AG Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
G Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.
NG Byers, W.F. 2nd Lt.
Calley, P.B. Maj.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
CP Johnson, L.L. Lt. Col.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
B Joachim, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
AE LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
AR Medel, M.N. S/Sgt.
AG Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
G Phelps, G.A. S/Sgt.
NG Dunphy, R.J. 2nd Lt.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 624
P George, F.A. 1st Lt.
CP Stephens, L.M. 2nd Lt.
N Sweeney, P.J. 2nd Lt.
B Kelly, F.B. 2nd Lt.
E Parker, J.D. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
AE Sheppard, W.B. S/Sgt.
AR Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt.
AG Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Theodore, R.N. S/Sgt.
Alexander, H.M. Capt.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Johnson, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 2nd Lt.
N Johnson, D.C. 2nd Lt.
B Hunter, R.M. 1st Lt.
E Stancik, M. T/Sgt.
R Wohlstrom, T.C. T/Sgt.
AE Reynolds, H.D. S/Sgt.
AR Milliken, E.W. S/Sgt.
AG Gyure, F. S/Sgt.
G White, T. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 945
P Taylor, G.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Mardis, K.A. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, O.R. 2nd Lt.
B Schwartz, E.S. 2nd Lt.
E Wagonseller, R.W. S/Sgt.
R Terrell, P.J. S/Sgt.
AE Serafine, J.M. S/Sgt.
AR McArn, H.W. Sgt.
AG Dorgan, W.J. Sgt.
G McBrayer, H.G. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 979
P Cohen, S. 1st Lt.
CP Shoenhair, R.D. 2nd Lt.
N Mardirosian, A. 2nd Lt.
B Valker, G.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hayes, F.W. S/Sgt.
R Buckley, G.J. S/Sgt.
AE Carr, H.L. Sgt.
AR Dellinger, T.C. Sgt.
AG Thrower, W.E. Sgt.
G McGee, R.C. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 518
P Young, M.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Goodwin, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Petrozzella, B.C. 2nd Lt.
B Cunningham, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Triplett, W.F. S/Sgt.
R Garcia, P.J. S/Sgt.
AE Teater, R.S. S/Sgt.
AR Porter, C.C. S/Sgt.
AG Kwasnycia, N. S/Sgt.
G Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 472
CA Holloman, C.C. 1st Lt.
P Peyton, J.B. 1st Lt.
CP Rueffer, A.P. 2nd Lt.
N Richards, D.U. 2nd Lt.
B DeMontier, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, O.L. T/Sgt.
R Connor, D. Jr. T/Sgt.
AE Pyecroft, E.J. S/Sgt.
AR Bass, R.T. S/Sgt.
AG Welch, R.E. S/Sgt.
G LaVick, K.C. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 510
CA McFadden, J.N. Capt.
P Baumgart, V.A. 1st Lt.
CP Cordes, W.C. 1st Lt.
N Crouch, M.C. 2nd Lt.
B Stupski, S.J. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Kiss, J. T/Sgt.
AE Davis, H. T/Sgt.
AR Yost, J.W. S/Sgt.
AG Money, J.A. S/Sgt.
G Fons, J.P. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 2nd Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
B Sands, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
AE Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
AR Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
AG Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
G Rebiejo, F. Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 599
P Nugent, W.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Burciaga, L.R. 2nd Lt.
N Davis, W.X. 2nd Lt.
B Krause, W.N. 2nd Lt.
E York, R. S/Sgt.
R Castle, O.D. S/Sgt.
AE McGahey, G.L. S/Sgt.
AR Lander, W. S/Sgt.
AG Pawlyshyn, M.J. S/Sgt.
G Sowers, D.R. S/Sgt.
G Beseda, J.F. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 529
P Higgins, J.A. 1st Lt.
CP Wharton, P. 2nd Lt.
N Casey, H.W. 2nd Lt.
B Veazey, M.A. Capt.
B Broyles, C. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Boerschinger, M.F. T/Sgt.
R Cauble, W.R. T/Sgt.
AE Bookout, R.J. S/Sgt.
AR Sumlin, T.E. S/Sgt.
AG York, D.L. S/Sgt.
G Piper, C.A. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 484
P Cassell, H.S. 1st Lt.
CP Colvin, J.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Kennedy, T. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Zimpelman, J.G. S/Sgt.
AE Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
AR Geary, N.W. S/Sgt.
AG Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
G O'Neill, F.L. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 570
P Shea, P.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Hay, S.N. 2nd Lt.
N Lowder, L.L. 2nd Lt.
B Heilman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Darling, L. T/Sgt.
R Mahoney, J.E. T/Sgt.
AE Renke, A.P. S/Sgt.
AR Dudley, W.R. S/Sgt.
AG Reilly, B.A. S/Sgt.
G Gaudreau, H.P. S/Sgt.
21 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 127
P Stewart, J.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Randall, S.B. 2nd Lt.
N Wheeler, B.J. 2nd Lt.
B Wilcox, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Chapman, L.E. S/Sgt.
R Stricker, D.A. S/Sgt.
AE Cobb, C.J. S/Sgt.
AR Sands, R.D. S/Sgt.
AG LaBonte, F.J. Sgt.
G Luchak, A. Sgt.