• 11 February 1944
  • Mission #35
  • Target: NoBall-Siracourt X1 / A / 7

On 11 February, 25 aircrews were briefed between 0400-0430 hours with the 576th assigned lead and Lt Jackson as lead Bombardier. The Group bombed on PFF flares, dropping (283) 500# GP bombs; however, the lead navigator and bombardier did not believe the target was hit. No enemy aircraft were engaged. Flak, though light, was accurate, causing damage to 12 aircraft. No aircraft or crew member losses resulted, but a 576th Squadron aircraft, #598 with 1st Lieutenant H. W. Miller's crew, was forced to crash land at another base due to flak damage. Group aircraft recovered around 1200 hours.

In the afternoon, unit aircraft B24 #42-100187 was christened "Pallas Athene, G.I. Jane." Pictures were taken with a group of WACs from the 2nd Bombardment Division to aid in promoting WAC recruiting in the States. It was also announced that Captain Stauder, 578th Operations Officer, was being assigned as Assistant Group Operations Officer to Captain McFadden.

PFC Emma Utter provides the final touch-up to the nose art before Pallas Athene, G.I. Jane was christened. Click on image to enlarge.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #35

11 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Miller, H.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Walley, H.P. 2nd Lt.
N Becker, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Luetzow, W.H. 2nd Lt.
E Robinson, J.W. S/Sgt.
R Zimmerman, S. Sgt.
AE Swanson, A.W. Sgt.
AR Gorka, W.T. Sgt.
AG Baum, W.J. Sgt.
G Barton, H.T. Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 598
P Miller, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, E.A. 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.
11 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 438
P Ford, J.H. 1st Lt.
CP Bunting, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Duncan, R.H. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, M.A. 2nd Lt.
E Lewis, G.F. T/Sgt.
R Kramer, A.W. T/Sgt.
AE Roberson, L.P. S/Sgt.
AR Saucedo, J.A. S/Sgt.
AG Overholt, H.R. S/Sgt.
G Harvison, W.P. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560
P Mathias, W.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Jones, L.C. 2nd Lt.
N Mateyka, M.R. 2nd Lt.
B Kalionzes, H.A. 1st Lt.
E Chambless, S.L. S/Sgt.
R Slyhoff, K.G. S/Sgt.
AE Blackwell, R.B. Sgt.
AR Smock, J.M. Sgt.
AG Weverka, J.E. Sgt.
G Kenyon, C.L. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Barnes, L.J. 1st Lt.
CP Shelton, W.L. 1st Lt.
N McShane, W.F. 1st 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.E. S/Sgt.
AR Malloy, P.D. S/Sgt.
AG Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.
G Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 938
P Wittel, E.F. 1st 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 Ross, L.K. T/Sgt.
AG Miller, D.D. S/Sgt.
G Roti, D.A. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 102
P Cox, T.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Halsworth, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Bicher, R.F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Haglund, G.L. 2nd Lt.
E Martin, M.C. S/Sgt.
R Mitchell, R.J. S/Sgt.
AE Meshon, M. Sgt.
AR Pryce, R.J. Sgt.
AG Sicard, N.L. S/Sgt.
G Helbing, R.N. Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 346
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. S/Sgt.
AG Harwick, M. S/Sgt.
G Landry, L.H. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 496
P Peterson, L.G. 1st Lt.
CP Lidgard, W.V. 2nd Lt.
N Long, A.L. 2nd Lt.
B Gordon, A.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.
11 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 688
P Egan, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Basham, F.G. 1st Lt.
N Harris, W.B. 1st 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.
11 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 505
P Schlossberg, M.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Blake, B.G. 2nd Lt.
N Bender, J.M. 2nd Lt.
B Ranta, E.J. 2nd Lt.
E Cooke, A.R. S/Sgt.
R Hight, J.P. Sgt.
AE Allen, J.E. S/Sgt.
AR Overton, D.J. S/Sgt.
AG Bailey, R.V. S/Sgt.
G Sexton, P.S. S/Sgt.
G Brown, J. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 989
P Tiefenthal, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Chichetto, A.F. 2nd Lt.
X Kelly, T.M. S/Sgt.
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.
11 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Barnett, J.V. 2nd Lt.
CP Doyle, C.C. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Kaplan, J. 2nd Lt.
B Argast, R.F. 2nd Lt.
E Payton, J.B. S/Sgt.
R Vesey, E.J. S/Sgt.
AE Archibald, D. Sgt.
AR Lankford, N.D. Sgt.
AG Walla, M.A. S/Sgt.
G DeLaughter, W.G. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 174
P White, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Cheairs, W.T. 2nd Lt.
N Bennett, F.M. 2nd Lt.
B McBrayer, J.N. 2nd Lt.
E Martin, L.J. S/Sgt.
R Wenzlaff, R.W. S/Sgt.
AE Jackson, C.H. S/Sgt.
AR Burns, L.J. S/Sgt.
AG Baldwin, C.L. S/Sgt.
G Haussmann, F.A. Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 945
P Morefield, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Grisell, R. 2nd Lt.
N Kaufman, K.S. 2nd Lt.
B Kuttner, F.F. 2nd Lt.
E Betterley, E.C. S/Sgt.
R Gerrard, R.W. S/Sgt.
AE Breithaupt, H.A. Sgt.
AR Coday, D.S. Sgt.
AG Blekkenk, J.H. Sgt.
G Adago, D.R. Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 518
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.
11 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 100
P Muldoon, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Otis, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Walsh, F.T. 2nd Lt.
B Savage, C.C. 2nd Lt.
E Byrd, J.M. S/Sgt.
R Dehoff, L.V. S/Sgt.
AE Carpenter, J.A. Sgt.
AR Bluejacket, J.W. Sgt.
AG Bednarcik, S.A. Sgt.
G Svoboda, J.J. Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 624
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 Heaslet, W.W. S/Sgt.
G Nixon, A.D. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 981
P Peterson, C.L. 1st Lt.
CP Schilling, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Metz, L. 2nd Lt.
B Brown, E.J. 2nd Lt.
E Hinshaw, H.M. T/Sgt.
R Rosko, E.M. T/Sgt.
AE Harrell, O.L. S/Sgt.
AR Hancock, L.G. T/Sgt.
AG Masters, E.E. S/Sgt.
G Byrd, J.C. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 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 Carlson, 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.
11 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 117
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 Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt.
AR Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
AG Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
G Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
11 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 473
P Higgins, J.A. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Wharton, P. 2nd Lt.
N Casey, H.W. 2nd Lt.
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.
11 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261
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 Wright, J.K. 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.
11 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Cassell, H.S. 1st Lt.
CP Colvin, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Lowder, L.L. 2nd Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Castle, O.D. T/Sgt.
AE Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
AR Geary, N.W. S/Sgt.
AG Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
G --
11 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 990
P Spartage, G. 1st 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. S/Sgt.
AE Warren, O.J. S/Sgt.
AR Luchak, A. S/Sgt.
AG Ridgeway, J.W. Jr. S/Sgt.
G Riedlinger, A.J. S/Sgt.

1st Lt. C.L. Lowell and 2nd Lt. S.B. Patterson flew on the PFF aircraft.