• 24 December 1943
  • Mission #19
  • Target: NoBall - France

The NoBall target category was that against enemy missile launchers, bivouac areas, field headquarters, enemy supply/logistic points in support of field operations and concentrated areas of troop and weapon marshalling. These type targets fell more into a tactical bombing attack grouping as opposed to the strategic type comprised of fixed targets in or near major industrial complexes. During the German occupation of France and the low-land countries prior to D-Day, many NoBall targets were assigned to the 392nd and other heavy bombardment groups of the Eighth Air Force. This was the first such mission assigned to the 392nd. Twenty-eight (28) B-24s were launched on this mission with different aiming points, the 578th being assigned to lead one section of the Group and the 577th Squadron another. All aircraft bombed their assigned targets releasing (336) 500# GP bombs with excellent results from a bombing altitude of 12,000 ft. Eighty-four (84) percent of all weapons impacted within 2000 ft. of assigned aiming points. No enemy aircraft were encountered. All aircraft returned to base safely with no losses, damage or casualties. Total mission time was 5:15 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #19

24 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 598
P Becker, J.R. 1st Lt.
CP Roddy, W.H. 2nd Lt.
N Feller, L. 2nd Lt.
B Miller, D.A. 2nd Lt.
E Patterson, H.C. Jr. T/Sgt.
R Vovos, A.D. T/Sgt.
AE Deal, E.F. Jr. S/Sgt.
AR Williams, A.L. Jr. Sgt.
AG Ross, H.J. S/Sgt.
G Schilter, N.J. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129
P Johns, M.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Henderson, F.A. 2nd Lt.
N Silvasy, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Sriver, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Indahl, J.M. T/Sgt.
R Gressler, E.J. T/Sgt.
AE Przeniczny, W. S/Sgt.
AR Kenyon, C.L. S/Sgt.
AG Zerangue, F.A. S/Sgt.
G Sanchez, I.V. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Connery, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Cooper, R.W. 2nd Lt.
N Porter, C.V. 2nd Lt.
B Henderson, A.D. 2nd Lt.
B Breck, J.H. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Heller, L.M. T/Sgt.
R Shilling, R.E. T/Sgt.
AE Leibow, G. Sgt.
AR Allen, I.M. S/Sgt.
AG Glende, B.I. S/Sgt.
G Smith, J.W. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 487
P Neff, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Simpson, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, C.W. 2nd Lt.
B Hadeka, A.A. 2nd Lt.
E Benham, C.E. S/Sgt.
R Diaz, C.A. S/Sgt.
AE Pennington, E.B. Sgt.
AR Hale, J.L. S/Sgt.
AG Walter, C.D. Sgt.
G Ware, J.W. Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C ?
P Miller, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, E.A. Jr. 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 Beaulieu, J.F. S/Sgt.
G Rausch, T.A. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 527
P Lowell, C.L. 1st Lt.
CP Patterson, J.B. 2nd Lt.
N Koch, C.H. Capt.
N McShane, W.B. 1st Lt.
B Amoss, R.T. 1st Lt.
E Bennett, L.G. T/Sgt.
R Connolly, M.T. T/Sgt.
AE Jackson, B.J. S/Sgt.
AR Nelson, J. S/Sgt.
AG McNamara, P.E. Pvt.
G Luciano, R.E. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 637
P Egan, R.L. 1st Lt.
CP Basham, F.G. 2nd Lt.
N Harris, W.B. 2nd Lt.
B Gray, W.L. 2nd Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R Pope, F.B. T/Sgt.
AE Hohman, H. S/Sgt.
AR Stogner, O.T. S/Sgt.
AG Salisbury, J.F. S/Sgt.
G Kennedy, B.S. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Gonseth, F. 1st Lt.
CP Slipp, F.E. 2nd Lt.
N Delach, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Colburn, R.F. 1st Lt.
E Goodman, L. T/Sgt.
R Rosenfeld, C.B. T/Sgt.
AE Green, L.A. S/Sgt.
AR Feller, N.L. S/Sgt.
AG Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
G Noone, T.E. Jr. S/Sgt.
-- MacPherson, A.J. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Tiefenthal, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Clifford, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Chichetto, A.F. 2nd Lt.
B Gordon, A.M. 2nd Lt.
E Wright, A. S/Sgt.
R Dicroce, J.A. Sgt.
AE Hull, W.W. Sgt.
AR Sopchak, J. Sgt.
AG Schulz, W.G. Sgt.
G Potasicwicz, J.F. Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 482
P Usry, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Turner, D.L. 2nd Lt.
N Snyder, R.D. 2nd Lt.
B Floyd, C.E. 2nd Lt.
E Matta, I.D. S/Sgt.
R Howard, R.E. T/Sgt.
AE Nowicki, M.M. S/Sgt.
AR Horowitz, G. S/Sgt.
AG Dunlap, V.M. S/Sgt.
G Matthews. A.D. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 174
P Peterson, L.G. 1st Lt.
CP Lidgard, W.V. 2nd Lt.
N Long, A.L. 2nd Lt.
B Salsberg, M. 2nd Lt.
E Larue, E.W. 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. T/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495
Rendle, I.A. Col.
P Graper, M.H. Capt.
CP Williamson, D.R. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, J.H. Capt.
B Weiland, H.F. Capt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
AE White, F.A. S/Sgt.
AR Kolczynski, W.J. S/Sgt.
AG Cordick, D.H. Sgt.
G Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
Beatson, R.J. 2nd Lt.
24 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 479
CA Heinemann, D.L. 1st Lt.
P Rigby, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Palmer, R.D. 2nd Lt.
N Windorf, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Dellitt, J.J. 2nd Lt.
E Mihalso, C.M. T/Sgt.
R Martell, F.P. T/Sgt.
AE Coudriet, F.G. S/Sgt.
AR Zubay, S.M. S/Sgt.
AG Kaufman, B.B. S/Sgt.
G Castiglione, J.S. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Cohen, S. 2nd Lt.
CP Shoenhair, R.D. 2nd Lt.
N Mardirosian, A. 2nd Lt.
B Valker, G.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hayes, F.W. S/Sgt.
R Buckley, G.J. S/Sgt.
AE Carr, H.L. Sgt.
AR Dellinger, T.C. Sgt.
AG Thrower, W.E. Sgt.
G McGee, R.C. Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 485
P Peterson, C.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Vrieling, R.F. F/O
N Fremstad, C.L. 2nd Lt.
B Brown, E.J. 2nd Lt.
E Hinshaw, H.M. S/Sgt.
R Rosko, E.M. S/Sgt.
AE Harrell, O.L. Sgt.
AR Hancock, L.G. T/Sgt.
AG Masters, E.E. S/Sgt.
G Wilk, H. Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 596
P Schildknecht, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Long, J.D. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Hersh, A. 2nd Lt.
B Wasowicz, M.V. 2nd Lt.
E Sadler, R.S. S/Sgt.
R Begley, J.F. Sgt.
AE Reid, H.A. Sgt.
AR Reed, B.P. Sgt.
AG Reade, G.J. Sgt.
G Gegere, G.P. Pfc.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
Polking, W.A. Maj.
P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
CP Taylor, G.H. 2nd Lt.
N Woody, H.E. 2nd Lt.
N Untiedt, L.F. Capt.
B Joachim, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
AE LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
AR Medel, M.N. Cpl.
AG Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
G Phelps, G.A. Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 624
P George, F.A. 1st Lt.
CP Stephens, L.M. 2nd Lt.
N Sweeney, P.J. 2nd Lt.
B Kelly, F.B. 2nd Lt.
E Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
AE Stancik, M. T/Sgt.
AR Sheppard, W.B. S/Sgt.
AG Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Theodore, R.N. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 480
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 Edwards, 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 Nixon S/Sgt.
NG Judd, G.W. 2nd Lt.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 588
P Sooy, B.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Mardis, K.A. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, O.R. 2nd Lt.
B Schwartz, E.S. 2nd Lt.
E Tibi, C.F. S/Sgt.
R Terrell, P. S/Sgt.
AE Serafine, T. S/Sgt.
AR McBrayer, H. Sgt.
AG Schmitt, F.T. Sgt.
G McArn, H. Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 518
P Carnine, G.D. 1st Lt.
CP Spears, K.E. 2nd Lt.
N Mastron, V. 2nd Lt.
B Cunningham, R.B. 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.
24 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 529
P Goff, J.F. 1st Lt.
CP Piper, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Keck, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Cleaton, C.T. 2nd Lt.
E Lett, E.W. T/Sgt.
R Wright, R.R. T/Sgt.
AE Adams, B. S/Sgt.
AR Ward, W.D. S.Sgt.
AG Dudley, W.R. S/Sgt.
G Jackson, H. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 496
P Stukus, J. 1st Lt.
CP Moffat, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Lindlow, R.P. 2nd Lt.
B Gentry, L.E. 2nd Lt.
E Mattson, W.R. T/Sgt.
R Dykes, J.R. T/Sgt.
AE Paolantonio, A.L. S/Sgt.
AR Rosati, L.P. S/Sgt.
AG McCrary, J.E. S/Sgt.
G McGinley, W.C. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 127
P Detrick, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Schneider, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N McDade 2nd Lt.
B Hall, H.P. 1st Lt.
E Ross, J.R. T/Sgt.
R Castle, O.D. S/Sgt.
AE Darling Sgt.
AR Andrews, W.E. T/Sgt.
AG Dill, W.F. S/Sgt.
G Bacon, G.W. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 484
P Cassell, H.S. 1st Lt.
CP Colvin, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bevan, K.S. 1st Lt.
B Veazey, M.A. Capt.
B Cetin, W.F. 1st Lt.
E Heuser, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Tribbett, L.L. T/Sgt.
AE Dobrowolski, C.J. S/Sgt.
AR Geary, N.W. S/Sgt.
AG Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
G Yarbrough, W.L. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 472
P Spartage, G. 2nd Lt.
CP Kern, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tauskey, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Campbell, R.A. 2nd Lt.
E Burns, R.N. S/Sgt.
R Worthington, P.A. S/Sgt.
AE Warren, O.J. Sgt.
AR Helmke, E.F. Sgt.
AG Riedlinger, A.J. Sgt.
G Ridgeway, J.W. Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 599
P McGregor, J.A. 1st Lt.
CP Taylor, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Slowik, J.E. Capt.
N Swangren, R. 2nd Lt.
B Good, R.E. 2nd Lt.
E Galloway, W.E. T/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
AE Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
AR Long, B. S/Sgt.
AG Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
G Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
24 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 083
P Hull, R.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Durrance, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Coleman, V.B. 2nd Lt.
B Lessey, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hay, W.R. T/Sgt.
R Johnson, J.F. T/Sgt.
AE Surls, D.L. S/Sgt.
AR Cobb, C.J.
AG Vasquez, R. S/Sgt.
G Buchert, W.L. Sgt.