• 30 November 1944
  • Mission #206
  • Target: Neunkirchen

The marshalling yards were targeted for this mission and briefings for (19) crews were held at 0415 and 0530 hours. Take-offs were delayed hoping for the target area weather to go clear enough for visual bombing. Finally, at 0930 all (19) bombers were dispatched. All went over target dropping (836) mixed loads of 100 and 500# bombs by GH methods. Results could not be observed due to clouds. There were no fighters seen or flak encountered. Friendly fighter support was rated as poor to fair. One ship, #337 from the 578th, with Lieutenant R. H. Tays’ crew was forced to land near Brussels for fuel. The crew refueled and returned later the same day. All other planes were back safely about 1640 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #206

30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Beder, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Samsell, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Matishowski, J. 2nd Lt.
B Murray, J.G. 2nd Lt.
E Morley, J.P. S/Sgt.
R Murgatroyd, R.S. S/Sgt.
RW Montgomery, H. S/Sgt.
LW Carr, R.P. S/Sgt.
BT Roever, C.H. S/Sgt.
TG Schodrof, R.H. S/Sgt.
RCM Henry, R.L. T/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P DePalma, F.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. F/O
N Judd, G.G. 2nd Lt.
B Margarones, J.J. F/O
E Betterini, A. Sgt.
R Corbosiero, J.L. Sgt.
RW Mowery, H.J. Sgt.
LW Bryan, C.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ferdinando, A.P. Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 476
P Earl, P.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Smiley, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Perkins, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Creme, A.R. 2nd Lt.
E Woods, R.E. Sgt.
R Irish, E.W. Sgt.
RW Robinson, L.D. Sgt.
LW Marchetta, A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Schafer, J.G. Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Novik, A.J. 1st Lt.
CP Graves, J.H. 2nd Lt.
N Herzig, H. 1st Lt.
NG Glass, R.D. S/Sgt.
E DiMarco, F.J. S/Sgt.
R Hildebrand, R.O. S/Sgt.
RW Graves, R.H. S/Sgt.
LW Watkins, M.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Buckley, C.A. S/Sgt.
RCM Smith, E.L. T/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Ross, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Crane, F.D. 2nd Lt.
N Richner, G.C. F/O
B DeKeyser, H.A. S/Sgt.
E Albright, H.B. S/Sgt.
R Agnew, T.G. S/Sgt.
RW Brooks, V.B. S/Sgt.
LW Blackburn, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Arnold, E.R. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Meehan, J.L. 1st Lt.
CP Carey, H.V. 2nd Lt.
N McAfee, S.P. 2nd Lt.
NT Lynch, R.C. S/Sgt.
E Cohen, H.J. T/Sgt.
R Candido, C.D. T/Sgt.
RW Lange, D.H. S/Sgt.
LW Conner, P.P. S/Sgt.
BT Hetzer, R.L. S/Sgt.
TG - -
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Jones, T.A. 2nd Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Leonard, A.C. 2nd Lt.
NT Malley, J.P. S/Sgt.
E Glover, B.E. T/Sgt.
R Isebrands, T.E. T/Sgt.
RW Adelson, D. S/Sgt.
LW Cuthbert, J.K. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Woerth, J.B. Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340
P Benson, R.J. 1st Lt.
CP Buccigrossi, S.A. 2nd Lt.
N Keane, J.J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Davenport, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Solberg, F.O. T/Sgt.
R Carlstrand, R.E. T/Sgt.
RW Middleton, W.H. S/Sgt.
LW Radkiewicz, N.I. S/Sgt.
BT Williams, R.F. S/Sgt.
TG Legaard, C. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 528
P Steck, R.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Quinn, E.J. 2nd Lt.
N Jost, E.G. F/O
B Gross, E.B. 2nd Lt.
E Lewis, M.M. Sgt.
R Parker, R.M. Sgt.
RW Jacobson, C.R. Sgt.
LW Thompson, W.J. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peters, R.P. Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Sturm, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP Jurczyn, B.J. 2nd Lt.
N Rawlings, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Neetz, R.E. F/O
E LaChance, D.E. T/Sgt.
R Brown, J.C. T/Sgt.
RW Lingle, J.A.H. S/Sgt.
LW McCormick, J.E. S/Sgt.
BT Steins, D.C. T/Sgt.
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Bilz, J.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Slayter, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Barnes, J.M. 2nd Lt.
B Overman, D.T. 2nd Lt.
E Grout, A.G. T/Sgt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. T/Sgt.
RW Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 268
P Mayer, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 2nd Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B Eller, M. S/Sgt.
E Fickel, S.A. S/Sgt.
R Hatfield, H.C. S/Sgt.
RW Gibson, C.P. S/Sgt.
LW Robinson, M.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fulton, C.E. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Tays, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Ferguson, T.B. F/O
N Holzinger, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Sorensen, A.C. 2nd Lt.
E King, C.C. S/Sgt.
R Berger, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Coury, G.A. S/Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 446
P Rose, P.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Pratt, D.M. 2nd Lt.
N Rohde, C.R. 2nd Lt.
B Harnden, R.G. 2nd Lt.
E Scott, W.A. S/Sgt.
R Croy, O.N. S/Sgt.
RW Manelick, N.L. S/Sgt.
LW Davidson, S.A. S/Sgt.
BT Mandel, E.M. S/Sgt.
TG Beane, H.E. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Adsit, B.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weber, M. F/O
N Wedgeworth, Q.R. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E McDonald, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Close, H.R. Sgt.
RW Ritty, P.M. Sgt.
LW Anderson, W.G. Sgt.
BT Timmons, K.L. Sgt.
TG Taylor, H.T. Sgt.
RCM George, O. T/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Kwash, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Gulacsik, A. 2nd Lt.
N Coy, E.T. 2nd Lt.
B Lassins, E.G. 2nd Lt.
E Yarber, H.W. T/Sgt.
R McKim, L.D. Pvt.
RW Denter, W.S. S/Sgt.
LW Callahan, E.M. Pvt.
BT - -
TG Sandusky, D.L. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Garcia, A.R. 1st Lt.
CP Pollack, M. 2nd Lt.
N Vasconcellos, H.M. 1st Lt.
B Oakes, H.W. 2nd Lt.
E Landes, I.B. Cpl.
R Nelson, D.A. S/Sgt.
RW Merda, A.J. Cpl.
LW Pennington, M.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rauscher, J.G. Cpl.
RCM Bleickhardt, F.G. S/Sgt.
30 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 792
P Miller, W.L. 1st Lt.
CP Cassity, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Mohr, J. 1st Lt.
B Mackelfresh, T.H. 1st Lt.
E Prach, F.T. T/Sgt.
R Hagopian, H.A. T/Sgt.
RW Hedges, N.E. S/Sgt.
LW Moles, W.F. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Walters, L. S/Sgt.
PN Gillett, F.A. 1st Lt.
30 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
CA Taylor, G.H. Capt.
P Kuster, K.D. Capt.
CP Sage, C.E. 1st Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Kelly, C.F. 1st Lt.
E Phillabaum, R.J. T/Sgt.
R Syverson, C.D. T/Sgt.
RW Dickman, H. S/Sgt.
LW Collins, W.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Sanders, O.B. T/Sgt.
NV Morris, J.E. 1st Lt.
PN Benenson, M. 1st Lt.
Col. L.L. Johnson was aboard the GH ship.