• 5 December 1944
  • Mission #209
  • Target: Munster

The Group was committed to put up (9) bombers to fly high right off the 44th Bomb Group on this mission for the marshalling yards. Briefings were held between 0345-0600 hours and at 0735, all bombers began take-off. At 1019 hours, all ships were over the target releasing (108) 500 pounders on a GH ship lead with results not being observed because of 10/10ths clouds. There were no fighters or flak. Friendly fighter support was good. All crews were back on the ground safely around 1250 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #209

5 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
5 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Majesky, A.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Wanner, G.L. 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 Esenwein, E.R. Cpl.
LW Adelman, S. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Martin, J.F. Cpl.
5 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 040
P Scott, D.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Jordan, E.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 2nd Lt.
NT Glasscock, J.B. S/Sgt.
E Karas, J. S/Sgt.
R Goodson, E. Jr. S/Sgt.
RW Hanley, E.H. S/Sgt.
LW Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Batchelor, L.I. S/Sgt.
RCM Myers, J.P. T/Sgt.
5 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Byrne, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Greene, D.A. 2nd Lt.
B Crosby, P.E. 2nd Lt.
E Bennett, L.F. S/Sgt.
R Trapp, M.W. S/Sgt.
RW Libby, J.E. S/Sgt.
LW Wagner, F.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Heilman, R.C. S/Sgt.
5 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 838
P Cerrato, V.H. 1st Lt.
CP Addison, A.E. 2nd Lt.
N Marcelli, A.F. 2nd Lt.
NT Burrell, M.L. Sgt.
E Lee, R.M. Sgt.
R Ewell, A.J. S/Sgt.
RW Lamson, P.M. Sgt.
LW Roche, P.E. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Warwick, F.W. Sgt.
RCM Harvie, W.M. S/Sgt.
5 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
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.
RCM Smith, E.L. T/Sgt.
5 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
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 - -
TG Huff, R.H. S/Sgt.
5 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 868
P Ardinger, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Grandmontagne, E.T. 2nd Lt.
N Wagner, H.W. F/O
B Edwards, R.L. 2nd Lt.
E Wiedekehr, R.W. Sgt.
R Huitt, G.E. Sgt.
RW Jones, J.K. Sgt.
LW - -
BT Gorback, B.S. Sgt.
TG White, A. Sgt.
5 Dec 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 Davidson, S.A. S/Sgt.
LW Manelick, N.L. S/Sgt.
BT Krohn, O.G. S/Sgt.
TG Beane, H.E. S/Sgt.
5 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 186
P Miller, D.E. 1st Lt.
CP Heller, P. 1st Lt.
N Inamorato, J.T. 1st Lt.
B Moos, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Myers, L.P. T/Sgt.
R Luczak, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Duerr, E.E. S/Sgt.
LW Agoglia, E.J. S/Sgt.
BT Faulstich, A.F. S/Sgt.
TG Shea, H.A. S/Sgt.
5 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
Capt. Pennypacker, J.E. flew in the lead GH ship.