• 11 December 1944
  • Mission #211
  • Target: Hanau

A maximum effort of (40) aircrews was put up against this target — the marshalling yards in the town located just east of Frankfurt. At 0515 and 0630 hours, briefings were conducted. Take-offs were begun at 0830 for all bombers, but assembly weather for the formation was very poor forcing (9) ships to abort and return to base as they were unable to locate any Group to form up with over England. A total of (31) bombers went over the target, led by a PFF ship, and releasing (1519) 100 and 500# bombs. Fighters were not seen and flak was virtually nil. Friendly fighter support was good. Upon return, the homing Bunchers #5 and #15 were unreliable which would have taken the landing bombers back out to sea. All landed at base safely despite these problems around 1540 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #211

11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650 (no mission credit)
P Peterson, T.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Rohe, J.M. 2nd Lt.
N Damerst, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Lawson, R.F. 2nd Lt.
E Bruney, G.L. S/Sgt.
R Green, C.M. T/Sgt.
RW Hankins, T.E. S/Sgt.
LW Mitchell, D.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Hoffman, G.A. /Sgt.
PN Sullivan, A.P. 2nd Lt.
S-27 Halpern, H.M. Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P Dugger, F.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Henrickson, J.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hampton, W.A. F/O
NG McInvale, A.L. S/Sgt.
E Jones, J.R. T/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.
RCM Appel, N.S. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 1st Lt.
N Oppenheim, R. F/O
NG Daniel, F.E. S/Sgt.
E Shaw, G.B. T/Sgt.
R Huba, J.D. S/Sgt.
RW Wattles, L.O. S/Sgt.
LW Wall, D.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. S/Sgt.
11 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.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 429
P Meehan, J.L. 1st Lt.
CP Carey, H.V. 2nd Lt.
N McAfee, S.P. 2nd Lt.
NG 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 Slater, R.E. S/Sgt.
TG Schodrof, R.H. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 340 (no mission credit)
P Crowell, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Berkley, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Byrnes, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Hough, J.F. M/Sgt.
R Waggener, L.R. Cpl.
RW Tracy, R.D. Cpl.
LW Anastos, G. Cpl.
BT Colquhoun, R.N. Cpl.
TG Moffa, A.J. Cpl.
RCM Malone, H.Q. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Yasi, R.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Blanton, G.L. 2nd Lt.
N Hamilton, P.L. 2nd Lt.
B Johnson, F. 2nd Lt.
E Taylor, B.D. T/Sgt.
R Nalette, T.A. S/Sgt.
RW Pasco, W.J. Sgt.
LW Hensler, L.P. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Tingle, J.B. Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357 (no mission credit)
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.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
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.
11 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.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480 (no mission credit)
P Jones, T.A. 2nd Lt.
CP McFarland, J.D. 2nd Lt.
N Leonard, A.C. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Glover, B.E. T/Sgt.
R Isebrands, T.E. T/Sgt.
RW Adelson, D. S/Sgt.
LW Hetzer, R.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Woerth, J.B. Sgt.
RCM Malley, J.P. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 194
P Novik, A.J. 1st Lt.
CP Graves, J.H. 2nd Lt.
N Fife, R.M. 2nd Lt.
B 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.
11 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 409
P Smith, K.A. 1st Lt.
CP Perkins, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Maceyra, E. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Benadum, T.E. S/Sgt.
R Slechta, M.T. S/Sgt.
RW Sevier, R.M. T/Sgt.
LW Ellis, C. Sgt.
BT White, P.W. Sgt.
TG Dodge, H.F. Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 223
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.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 647
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 Frederickson, L.T. 2nd Lt.
TG Dunn, T.C. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Enyart, D.W. 1st Lt.
CP Froehlich, S.S. 2nd Lt.
N Mertens, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Snyderman, J. 2nd Lt.
E Aycock, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Gersten, G. T/Sgt.
RW Arneson, J.A. S/Sgt.
LW Mohan, V.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Barlow, S.N. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Decker, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Biakis, M.J. 2nd Lt.
N Johnson, R.G. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Demery, R.F. Sgt.
R Hadley, M.W. Sgt.
RW Kobil, G.F. Sgt.
LW Towns, W.L. Sgt.
BT Belanger, R.E. Sgt.
TG Jarvis, M.A. Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Nehring, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Trigilio, G.J. F/O
N Farrar, R.B. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E McJunkin, F.R. T/Sgt.
R Dobson, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Koegen, F.J. S/Sgt.
LW Harrow, K.J. S/Sgt.
BT Thomas, W.J. S/Sgt.
TG Kent, C.L. S/Sgt.
RCM Myers, J.P. T/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
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.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 861 (no mission credit)
P Shaw, B.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Bachman, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Anstey, M.P. F/O
B - -
E Kedenburg, J.H. Sgt.
R Sturm, W.A. Sgt.
RW Perlingiero, C.P. Sgt.
LW Rice, W.W. Sgt.
BT Hoover, R.C. Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
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. Sgt.
R Ivey, M.A. Sgt.
RW Esenwein, E.R. Sgt.
LW Adelman, S. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Martin, J.F. Sgt.
11 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. T/Sgt.
R Berger, S. T/Sgt.
RW Hanley, E.H. S/Sgt.
LW Emery, R.G. S/Sgt.
BT Smith, E.L. T/Sgt.
TG Fantin, P.F. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Bell, W.M. 1st Lt.
CP Pope, C.H. 2nd Lt.
N Cole, R.W. 2nd Lt.
NG Bross, J.H. S/Sgt.
E Morse, J.H. T/Sgt.
R Gordon, C.J. T/Sgt.
RW Case, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Onstot, P.O. Sgt.
BT Watson, C.B. S/Sgt.
TG Divers, C.B. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313 (no mission credit)
P Kaiser, P.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Casstevens, R.C. 2nd Lt.
N Hoffman, W.A. F/O
B Martin, M. 2nd Lt.
E Krutys, E.V. Sgt.
R Brown, P.E. Sgt.
RW McGregor, W.B. Sgt.
LW LaRock, J.S. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wilkerson, L.D. Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 186
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.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477 (no mission credit)
P Fox, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Sampley, T.A. 2nd Lt.
N Johnson, M.S. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, D.T. 2nd Lt.
E Smith, B.F. T/Sgt.
R Tameling, H. T/Sgt.
RW Bunting, J. S/Sgt.
LW Seever, B.H. S/Sgt.
BT Hairston, R.T. S/Sgt.
TG Davis, C.L. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
P Tokarsky, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Moore, M.R. F/O
N King, F.S. F/O
B Ross, W. S/Sgt.
E Dowling, R.L. S/Sgt.
R Vivero, D.L. S/Sgt.
RW Ridge, B.E. S/Sgt.
LW Granzow, L.J. S/Sgt.
BT Weissbeck, E.A. Sgt.
TG - -
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 838
P Clarke, J.C. 2nd Lt.
CP Mackey, O. 2nd Lt.
N Eaton, C.B. 2nd Lt.
B Lowe, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Brunett, E.C. S/Sgt.
R Brown, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Peer, G.R. S/Sgt.
LW Heckman, J.K. S/Sgt.
BT Harvie, W.M. S/Sgt.
TG Killea, K.B. S/Sgt.
11 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. T/Sgt.
RW Davidson, S.A. S/Sgt.
LW Manelick, N.L. S/Sgt.
BT Allen, P. Sgt.
TG Beane, H.E. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 249
P Byrne, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Schmitt, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Greene, D.A. 2nd Lt.
B Heilman, R.C. S/Sgt.
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 Alper, M.A. S/Sgt.
TG - -
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Walker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Ellis, A. 2nd Lt.
N Donohue, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Thomas, C.B. T/Sgt.
R Jewell, R.B. T/Sgt.
RW Faucette, E.W. S/Sgt.
LW Collins, S.J. S/Sgt.
BT Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Pataki, S.M. S/Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 772 (no mission credit)
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. Sgt.
R Nelson, D.A. Sgt.
RW Pennington, M.E. S/Sgt.
LW Merda, A.J. Cpl.
BT - -
TG Rauscher, J.G. Cpl.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 240
P Wood, D.R. 2nd Lt.
CP McCormick, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. F/O
B Segraves, W.D. 2nd Lt.
E Morgan, K.W. S/Sgt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. Sgt.
RW McCormick, F.L.J. Sgt.
LW Stuck, W.F. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Wright, A.P. Sgt.
N Hartman, H.R. 1st Lt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
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 Gorback, B.S. Sgt.
BT - -
TG White, A. Sgt.
11 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235 (no mission credit)
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.
11 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Sincock, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Johnston, N.F. 2nd Lt.
N Balides, T. 2nd Lt.
B Williams, A.R. 2nd Lt.
E Swisher, W.O. T/Sgt.
R Ostrove, H. T/Sgt.
RW Domme, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Manshack, B.R. S/Sgt.
BT Levin, W. 1st Lt.
TG Peth, P.J. Sgt.
Sprowls, R.W. 2nd Lt.
11 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 899
P Daley, J.C. 1st Lt.
CP Stebner, O.G. 2nd Lt.
N Thomas, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B Cunningham, V.J. 2nd Lt.
E Minster, G.E. T/Sgt.
R Firquain, O.S. T/Sgt.
RW Bevill, B.T. S/Sgt.
LW Cole, R.A. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Berry, J.F. S/Sgt.
PN Barger, G.W. Jr. 2nd Lt.
MV Bailey, D.C. 2nd Lt.
11 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 519
P Porter, H.K. 1st Lt.
CP Bolstridge, C. 2nd Lt.
N Behr, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hickok, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E DeSario, J.L. T/Sgt.
R Nero, R.A. T/Sgt.
RW Sullivan, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Amato, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Blalock, E.L. S/Sgt.
PN Abrams, E.J. 1st Lt.
MV Fowler, R.T. 2nd Lt.
11 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 459
CA Player, G.C. Maj.
P Dawson, H.B. 1st Lt.
CP Fastabend, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Cummings, F.L. 2nd Lt.
B Paul, R.M. 2nd Lt.
E Carter, W.R. T/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, E.J. T/Sgt.
RW Lee, S.A. S/Sgt.
LW Hanson, T.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ross, R.D. S/Sgt.
MV Kennedy, J.L. 1st Lt.
PN Bertoli, L.J. 2nd Lt.
11 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 801
CA Smith, V.C. Col.
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 Knephoff, J.J. S/Sgt.
LW Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fraser, A.C. S/Sgt.
PN Peters, J.L. 2nd Lt.
MV Adelstein, R.L. 2nd Lt.