• 4 December 1944
  • Mission #208
  • Target: Bebra

The marshalling yards were assigned as primary with those at Koblenz the secondary. Briefings were held at 0445 and 0600 hours for (19) aircrews. A take-off delay for weather was experienced but at 0830 all Group bombers started to launch. A total of (18) ships went over the target led by a GH ship and released (215) 500# GPs through 10/10ths cloud cover. No fighters were encountered and flak was negligible. Allied fighter support was rated good. All ships returned around 1615 hours with no damage.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #208

4 Dec 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.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 031
P Barnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
CP Arnold, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Dieruff, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B Edmond, R.E. 2nd Lt.
E Wilson, W.W. T/Sgt.
R Benson, L.R. T/Sgt.
RW McGuire, E.P. S/Sgt.
LW Braman, J.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harvell, J.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
PN Sullivan, P.A. 2nd Lt.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P DePalma, F.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. F/O
N Isakson, E.J. 1st Lt.
B Margarones, J.J. F/O
E Betterini, A. S/Sgt.
R Corbosiero, J.L. S/Sgt.
RW Bryan, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Mowery, H.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ferdinando, A.P. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Johnson, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Ellis, J.F. 1st Lt.
N Hildebrand, L.C. 1st Lt.
B Mountain, J.G. 1st Lt.
E Stolins, E.A. T/Sgt.
R Holmes, E.L. T/Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. S/Sgt.
LW Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, G.D. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 476
P Harcus, R.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Thompson, J.R. 2nd Lt.
N Adler, M.N. 2nd Lt.
B Knutson, E.G. F/O
E Thomas, E. Sgt.
R Shanley, J.V. Sgt.
RW Brennan, R.W. Sgt.
LW Marshall, L.C. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rosenberg, J.E. Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Markuson, C.O. F/O
CP Hutchcroft, H.W. F/O
N Gallagher, W.W. 2nd Lt.
B Hunter, E.R. S/Sgt.
E Cain, P.L. S/Sgt.
R Burke, J.E. S/Sgt.
RW Monaghan, T.D. S/Sgt.
LW Howard, J.B. S/Sgt.
BT Steins, D.C. T/Sgt.
TG Horn, J.E. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Blakeley, W.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Schoelerman, H.A. 2nd Lt.
N Walker, C.S. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Hoffmeyer, J.A. Sgt.
R Spades, R.J. Cpl.
RW Amodeo, F.A. Sgt.
LW Fugarazzo, E.J. Sgt.
BT Talley, E.R. Sgt.
TG Law J.L. Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Dugger, F.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hampton, W.A. F/O
B McInvale, A.L. S/Sgt.
E Jones, J.R. S/Sgt.
R Chenail, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Blackham, W.R. S/Sgt.
LW DeKeyser, H.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Schumaker, D.H. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Bell, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Guegold, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Forbes, D.R. 2nd Lt.
B Wilson, H.W. 2nd Lt.
E Radzikowski, L.S. T/Sgt.
R Cheshire, W.T. T/Sgt.
RW Noltkamper, A.A. T/Sgt.
LW Zwolinski, V.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Geron, H.E. S/Sgt.
RCM Frappier, H.A. S/Sgt.
S-27 Roth, E.A. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Koza, F. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilcoxson, R.H. 2nd Lt.
N Stillwagon, V.H. 2nd Lt.
B Solomon, A.A. 2nd Lt.
E Roberts, M.J. T/Sgt.
R Rubin, G. T/Sgt.
RW Johnson, J.T. S/Sgt.
LW Purcell, L.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Dunn, T.C. S/Sgt.
RCM Henry, R.L. T/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Jackson, C.J. 1st Lt.
CP Parrish, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Pillsbury, A.A. 2nd Lt.
B Moss, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Jenkins, J.H. Sgt.
R Paren, J.H. Sgt.
RW Korb, L.J. Sgt.
LW Wolfe, P.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Roe, W.L. Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Popek, E. 2nd Lt.
CP Henry, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
NG Irvine, Z.C. S/Sgt.
E Bombardier, W.J. S/Sgt.
R Yuhas, G. S/Sgt.
RW Trofnoff, F. S/Sgt.
LW Thompson, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Swee, F.A. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Myers, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, K.W. 2nd Lt.
N Warntz, W. F/O
B Zgurich, E.E. 2nd Lt.
E Payton, J.B. Sgt.
R Jaklinski, B. Sgt.
RW Gillette, R.E. Sgt.
LW Thornton, A.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kirk, G.A. Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Jordan, T.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Osojnicki, E.S. 2nd Lt.
N Sprosty, A.O. 2nd Lt.
B Kirol, J. S/Sgt.
E Kinzler, S.J. S/Sgt.
R Brown, L.E. S/Sgt.
RW Davis, T.N. S/Sgt.
LW Meister, R.H. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kwiatowski, L.P. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
P Scott, D.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Jordan, E.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 2nd Lt.
B Glasscock, J.B. S/Sgt.
E Karas, J. S/Sgt.
R Berger, S. S/Sgt.
RW Hanley, E.H. S/Sgt.
LW Osborne, R.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Demar, S. S/Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Teipel, H.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Karas, M. 2nd Lt.
N Polansky, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Flory, D.L. 2nd Lt.
E Rabine, V.A. S/Sgt.
R Goodson, E. Sgt.
RW Hodoian, J.C. Sgt.
LW Conrad, D.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG McConnell, H.M. Sgt.
4 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 357
P Majesky, A.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Wanner, G.L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Vought, E.I. F/O
B Zuckert, J.S. 2nd Lt.
E Patton, F.M. Cpl.
R Ivey, M.A. Cpl.
RW Adelman, S. Cpl.
LW Esenwein, E.R. Jr. Cpl.
BT George, O. T/Sgt.
TG Martin, J.F. Jr. Cpl.
4 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
4 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Scharf, C.D. 1st Lt.
CP Call, F.B. 1st Lt.
N McFerran, J.B. 1st Lt.
B Thomas, J.B. 1st Lt.
E Michalski, R. T/Sgt.
R Tribbett, L.L. Cpl.
RW Rigas, C. S/Sgt.
LW Oatman, H.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lienemann, W.C. S/Sgt.
PN Reynolds, D.W. 1st Lt.
4 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 103 (no mission credit)
P Alexander, A.B. Capt.
CP Bonifant, J.T. 2nd Lt.
N Kirkwood, T.G. 1st Lt.
B Bennett, J.E. 1st Lt.
E Sutphin, R.C. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
RW Fraser, A.C. S/Sgt.
LW Knephoff, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
N Peters, J. F/O
N Adelstein, R.L. 1st Lt.
Maj. Sather, H. flew in the GH ship.