• 31 January 1944
  • Mission #30
  • Target: Noball-Siracourt, France #A7

This mission was a hurriedly alerted effort which found the participating aircrews being called on the Tannoy around 1000 hours, quickly briefed by 1045 hours and off the ground beginning at 1145 hours. Twenty-two ships took off with the 577th leading and Lt Rapenport the lead Bombardier. A total of (255) 500# GP bombs were released using PFF methods with good bombing results as visibility improved to about six miles during the bomb run permitting some last minute synchronization with the bomb sights. There was no enemy reaction throughout, and all aircraft landed without loss, damage or casualties at around 1600 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #9

31 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Hebron, W.T. 2nd Lt.
CP McGowan, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N McDonald, L.F. 2nd Lt.
B Henderson, A.D. 2nd Lt.
E Decker, C.D. T/Sgt.
R Martin, E.M. T/Sgt.
AE Halsne, M.O. S/Sgt.
AR Longchamps, A.L. S/Sgt.
AG Youst, K.E. S/Sgt.
G DeVoe, C.N. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 492
P Barnes, L.J. 1st Lt.
CP Shelton, W.L. 2nd Lt.
CP McFadden, J.N. Capt.
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.E. S/Sgt.
AR Malloy, P.D. S/Sgt.
AG Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.
G Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 189
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 Connolly, M.T. 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.
31 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 598
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. Sgt.
G Ware, J.W. Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 435
P Wittel, E.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Marsters, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Karl, J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Zuk, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Cannada, V.P. S/Sgt.
R Jeffcoat, C.M. T/Sgt.
AE Polovich, J. T/Sgt.
AR Jackson, B.F. S/Sgt.
AG Miller, D.D. S/Sgt.
G Roti, D.A. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560
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.
31 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P McNichol, T.F. 1st Lt.
CP Lamer, M. 1st Lt.
N Donaldson, C.D. 1st Lt.
B Wargo, M.A. 1st Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R O'Kon, M.A. T/Sgt.
AE Green, L.A. S/Sgt.
AR Rosenfeld, C.B. T/Sgt.
AG Rathburn, E.K. S/Sgt.
G Osterheldt, J.J. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 989
P Haffermehl, G.T. 2nd Lt.
CP MacMullen, D.H. 2nd Lt.
N Parks, K.C. 2nd Lt.
B Poppel, S.B. 2nd Lt.
E Parker, E.S. S/Sgt.
R Beausoleil, L.J. S/Sgt.
AE Mitchell, J.W. Sgt.
AR Wagner, F.J. Sgt.
AG Harwick, M. Sgt.
G Landry, L. Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Ambrose, D.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Dorrell, W. 2nd Lt.
N Lindberg, V.A. 2nd Lt.
B Tierney, J.F. 2nd Lt.
E Cummings, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Sawyer, G.H. T/Sgt.
AE Davis, J.A. S/Sgt.
AR Hall, E.A. S/Sgt.
AG Oasheim, G.W. S/Sgt.
G Dunham, H.D. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 505
P Brauer, G.M. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N McGough, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Rachell, W.W. S/Sgt.
E LaRue, E.W. T/Sgt.
R Abraham, H.F. T/Sgt.
AE Branciforte, N. S/Sgt.
AR Whited, J.A. S/Sgt.
AG Keller, L.D. S/Sgt.
G Sexton, F.S. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 497
P Peterson, L.C. 1st Lt.
CP Lidgard, W.V. 2nd Lt.
N Long, A.L. 2nd Lt.
B Salsberg, M. 2nd Lt.
E Lawrence, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Bellerive, R.O. T/Sgt.
AE Opsahl, R.C. S/Sgt.
AR Smith, A.C. S/Sgt.
AG Apgar, D.R. S/Sgt.
G Stevens, R.K. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
CA Schoolmaster, C.F. Maj.
P Copp, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Meyers, J.W. 1st Lt.
N Bennett, F. 2nd Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
B Rapenport, R. 1st Lt.
E Hodge, G.L. T/Sgt.
R Bisnett, B.R. T/Sgt.
AE Dinda, B.F. T/Sgt.
AR Nowicki, M.M. S/Sgt.
AG Hohman, H. S/Sgt.
G Noone, T.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 658
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. T/Sgt.
R DiCroce, J.A. T/Sgt.
AE Hull, W.W. S/Sgt.
AR Sopchak, J. S/Sgt.
AG Schulz, W.G. S/Sgt.
G Potasiewicz, J.F. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Smith, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP Schilling, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Metz, L. 2nd Lt.
B Hopple, H.G. 2nd Lt.
E Wooton, W.J. Sgt.
R Sokol, A.R. Sgt.
AE Godfrey, L.S. Sgt.
AR Heaslet, W.W. S/Sgt.
AG Bertsch, T.J. S/Sgt.
G Norton, W.J. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 518
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 Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt.
AR Sheppard, W.B. S/Sgt.
AG Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Theodore, R.N. S/Sgt.
Obs. MacLean, G.C. Capt.
31 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 979
P Carnine, G.D. 1st Lt.
CP Spears, K.E. 2nd Lt.
N Mastron, V. 2nd Lt.
B Byers, W.F. 2nd Lt.
E Hopson, N.A. T/Sgt.
R Barbee, B.B. T/Sgt.
AE Ostroski, L.B. S/Sgt.
AR Norby, M.W. S/Sgt.
AG Knies, G.R. S/Sgt.
G Kwasnycia, N. S/Sgt.
Byrd, J.C. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 945
P Lishka, A. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Feld, B.H. 2nd Lt.
N Moorehead, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Brockway, O.E. 2nd Lt.
E Carlson, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Clark, F.C. T/Sgt.
AE Halstead, H.C. S/Sgt.
AR Dohm, H.E. S/Sgt.
AG Drylie, J. S/Sgt.
G Rickey, J.J. Jr. S/Sgt.
Caley, P. Maj.
31 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Dickson, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Holloman, C.C. Capt.
N McDade, J.J. 1st Lt.
B White, E.I. 1st Lt.
E York, R.M. T/Sgt.
R Zimpleman, J.G. T/Sgt.
AE Kjelshus, E.H. S/Sgt.
AR York, D.L. S/Sgt.
AG Reilly, B.A. S/Sgt.
G O'Neill, F.L. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 570
P Sharpe, W.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Bandura, N.A. 2nd Lt.
N McGuire, W.C. 2nd Lt.
B Richardson, F.E. 2nd Lt.
E Huffman, R.R. T/Sgt.
R Wallace, F.C. T/Sgt.
AE Anderson, C.A. S/Sgt.
AR Cugini, M.W. S/Sgt.
AG McGowan, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Maylander, N. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 599
P Spartage, G. 2nd Lt.
CP Kern, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tauskey, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Campbell, R.A. 2nd Lt.
E Burns, R.N. T/Sgt.
R Worthington, P.A. T/Sgt.
AE Warren, O.J. S/Sgt.
AR Helmke, E.F. S/Sgt.
AG Ridgeway, J.W. S/Sgt.
G Riedlinger, A.J. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 510
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 O'Brien, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
AE Pawlyshyn, M.J. S/Sgt.
AR McGahey, G.L. S/Sgt.
AG Lander, W. S/Sgt.
G Adams, B. S/Sgt.
31 Jan 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 127
P Detrick, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Schneider, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Sullivan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hall, H.P. 1st Lt.
E Owen, E.D. T/Sgt.
R Sibert, V.L. T/Sgt.
AE Ross, J.R. S/Sgt.
AR Whitaker, J.W. Sgt.
AG Dill, W.F. S/Sgt.
G Bacon, G.W. S/Sgt.