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8 February 1944 Mission #34 Target: No-Ball

General Briefing for (30) aircrews was held between 0330-0400 hours with the 578th leading and Lt Joachim as lead Bombardier. Take-offs began at 0730 hours. Weather was poor in the target area and aircrews contended with this problem and very heavy AA action which caused (15) ships battle damage and wounded (3) crew members. A mixed package of (10) 500# GP and (101) 2000# bombs were released in the target area on PFF flares but bombing was unsuccessful impacting approximately one mile south and short of the target. Aircraft returned without loss of any, landing around 1130 hours. On personnel shifts, it was learned that Major Gilbert was to replace Lt Colonel Johnson as Air Executive and Captain McFadden was to be Major Gilbertís replacement as Group Operations Officer.

According to a teletype received at the 392nd Bomb Group, 2Lt Shea landed his B-24 at West Malling Airfield, Kent, at approximately 1100 hours.  Sgt Walter Dinsmore was "wounded slightly gun shot wound back and right arm due to enemy action.  Lt Shea (pilot) and remainder of crew uninjured."  The teletype said the plane did not crash, but reported that "#1, 2, 4 engines unserviceable, #2 engine damaged in nacelle area.  Starboard fuselage, starboard fin and elevator all damaged by machine gun bullets."

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8 FEBRUARY 1944

MISSION #34      Target: NoBall -Watten X1 / A / 1



8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129

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.

8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 102

P Cox, T.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Halsworth, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Bicher, R.F. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Haglund, G.L. 2nd Lt.
E Martin, M. S/Sgt.
R Mitchell, R.J. S/Sgt.
AE Meshon, M. Sgt.
AR Pryce, R.J. Sgt.
AG Helbing, R.N. Sgt.
G Sicard, N. S/Sgt.
 

8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511

P Johns, M.T. 1st Lt.
CP Henderson, M.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.

8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 938

P Ellison, B.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
B Hurdle, Q.C. 2nd Lt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Connolly, M.V. T/Sgt.
AE Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
AR Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
AG--
G Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560

P Hebron, W.T. 2nd Lt.
CP McGowan, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N McDonald, L.F. 2nd Lt.
B Feldman, A. 1st Lt.
E Decker, C.D. T/Sgt.
R Martin, E.M. T/Sgt.
AE Halsne, M.O. S/Sgt.
AR Longchamps, A.L. S/Sgt.
AG Youst, K.E. S/Sgt.
G DeVoe, C.N. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 435

P Ford, J.H. 1st Lt.
CP Bunting, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Duncan, R.H. 2nd Lt.
B Thompson, M.A. 2nd Lt.
E Lewis, G.F. T/Sgt.
R Kramer, A.W. T/Sgt.
AE Roberson, L.P. S/Sgt.
AR Saucedo, J.A. S/Sgt.
AG Overholt, H.R. S/Sgt.
G Harvison, W.P. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 598

P Miller, H.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Walley, H.P. 2nd Lt.
N Becker, J.L. 2nd Lt.
B Luetzow, W.H. 2nd Lt.
E Robinson, J.W. S/Sgt.
R Zimmerman, S. S/Sgt.
AE Swanson, A.W. Sgt.
AR Gorka, W.T. Sgt.
AG Baum, W.J. Sgt.
G Barton, H.T. Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 976 (aborted,
no mission credit)

P Feran, J.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Hayes, F.N. 2nd Lt.
N Cummings, F.J. 2nd Lt.
B Bjork, H.E. F/O
E Wolfer, A.J. Sgt.
R Dmoch, T.S. S/Sgt.
AE Jackson, B.F. S/Sgt.
AR Hampton, W.R. Sgt.
AG Prazak, S.J. Sgt.
G Boord, W.M. Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495

P Gonseth, F. Capt.
CP Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
N Delach, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Colburn, R.F. 1st Lt.
B Whittaker, J.B. Capt.
E Jennings, H.C. T/Sgt.
R Kirkpatrick, H.L. T/Sgt.
AE Driver, D.M. S/Sgt.
AR --
AG Whalen, J.S. S/Sgt.
G Warren, J.D. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 489 (aborted,
no mission credit)

P Copp, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Meyers, J.W. 1st Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 1st Lt.
B Rapenport, R. 1st Lt.
E Hodge, G.L. T/Sgt.
R Bisnett, B.R. T/Sgt.
AE Dinda, B.F. S/Sgt.
AR Nowicki, M.M. S/Sgt.
AG Hohman, H. S/Sgt.
G Noone, T.E. Jr. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 174

P White, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP Cheairs, W.T. Jt. 2nd Lt.
N Bennett, F.M. 2nd Lt.
B McBrayer, J.N. 2nd Lt.
E Martin, L.J. S/Sgt.
R Wenzlaff, R.W.. S/Sgt.
AE --
AR Burns, L.J. S/Sgt.
AG Baldwin, C.L. S/Sgt.
G Castor, J.R. Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 658

CA Egan, R.L. 1st Lt.
P Johnston, J.V. 2nd Lt.
CP Basham, F.G. 1st Lt.
N Harris, W.B. 1st Lt.
B Gray, W.L. 2nd Lt.
E Hurley, W.F. T/Sgt.
R Pope, F.B. T/Sgt.
AE Hurley, A. S/Sgt.
AR --
AG Salisbury, J.F. S/Sgt.
G Kennedy, B.S. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 346

P Haffermehl, G.T. 2nd Lt.
CP MacMullen, D.H. 2nd Lt.
N Parks, K.C. 2nd Lt.
B Poppel, S.B. 2nd Lt.
E Parker, E.S. S/Sgt.
R Beausoleil, L.J. S/Sgt.
AE Mitchell, J.W. Sgt.
AR Wagner, F.J. S/Sgt.
AG Harwick, M. S/Sgt.
G Landry, L.H. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546

P Brauer, G.M. 1st Lt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N McGough, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Cihon, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E LaRue, E.W. T/Sgt.
R Abraham, H.F. T/Sgt.
AE Branciforte, N. S/Sgt.
AR Whited, J.A. S/Sgt.
AG Keller, L.D. S/Sgt.
G Rachell, W.W. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466

P Edwards, C.E. Capt.
CP Taylor, G.H. 1st 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. S/Sgt.
AG Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
G Phelps, G.A. S/Sgt.
Dunphy, R.J. 2Lt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 981

P Peterson, C.L. 1st Lt.
CP Vrieling, R.I. F/O
N Walsh, F.T. 2nd Lt.
B Brown, E.J. 2nd Lt.
E Hinshaw, H.M. T/Sgt.
R Rosko, E.M. T/Sgt.
AE Harrell, O.L. S/Sgt.
AR Hancock, L.G. T/Sgt.
AG Masters, E.E. S/Sgt.
G Byrd, J.C. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187

P Young, M.N. 1st Lt.
CP Goodwin, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Kaufman, K.S. 2nd Lt.
B Cunningham, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Triplett, W.F. T/Sgt.
R Garcia, P.J. T/Sgt.
AE Teater, R.S. S/Sgt.
AR Porter, C.C. S/Sgt.
AG Rickey, J.J. S/Sgt.
G Ross, J.D. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 624

P Smith, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP Schilling, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Metz, L. 2nd Lt.
B Hopple, H.G. 2nd Lt.
E Wooton, W.J. S/Sgt.
R Sokol, A.R. S/Sgt.
AE Adago, D.R. Sgt.
AR Heaslet, W.W.
AG Bertsch, P.J. Sgt.
G Norton, W.J. Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 518

P Carnine, G.D. 1st Lt.
CP Spears, K.E. 2nd Lt.
N Mastron, V. 2nd Lt.
B Byers, W.F. 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.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 100

P Goodwin, R.K. 2nd Lt.
CP McGee, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Wettig, C.O. 2nd Lt.
B Gerrish, R.J. 2nd Lt.
E Chacon, M.J. S/Sgt.
R Roberts, E.M. S/Sgt.
AE Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
AR Krueger, R.C. Sgt.
AG Maxwell, R.J. Sgt.
G Parsley, H.D. Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478

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 Byrd, J.M. 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 Turner, L.F. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 945

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.J. S/Sgt.
AE Serafine, J.M. S/Sgt.
AR McBrayer, H.G. Sgt.
AG Dorgan, W.J. Sgt.
G McArn, H.W. Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 480

P Lisha, A. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Feld, B.H. 2nd lt.
N Moorehead, J.C. 1st Lt.
B Brockway, O.E. 2nd Lt.
E Carlson, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Clark, F.C. T/Sgt.
AE Bednarcik, S.A. Sgt.
AR Dohm, H.E. S/Sgt.
AG Drylie, J. S/Sgt.
G Svoboda, J.J. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 979

P Cohen, S. 1st Lt.
CP Shoenhair, R.D. 2nd Lt.
N Mardirosian, A. 2nd Lt.
B Valker, G.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hayes, F.W. T/Sgt.
R Buckley, G.J. T/Sgt.
AE Carr, H.L. S/Sgt.
AR Dellinger, T.C. S/Sgt.
AG Thrower, W.E. Sgt.
G McGee, R.C. Cpl.

8 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469

P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Zolomy, E.M. 2nd Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
B Sands, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
AE Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt.
AR Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
AG Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
G Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 472
(see note above)

P Shea, P.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Hay, S.N. 2nd Lt.
N Lowder, L.L. 2nd Lt.
B Heilman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Darling, L. T/Sgt.
R Mahoney, J.E. T/Sgt.
AE Hixon, R.D. T/Sgt.
AR Dudley, W.R. S/Sgt.
AG Dinsmore, W.F. Pvt.
G Adams, B. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 990

P Sharpe, W.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Bandura, N.A. 2nd Lt.
N McGuire, W.C. 2nd Lt.
B Richardson, F.E. 2nd Lt.
E Huffman, R.R. T/Sgt.
R Wallace, F.C. T/Sgt.
AE Anderson, C.A. S/Sgt.
AR Cugini, M.W. S/Sgt.
AG McGowan, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Maylander, N. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261 (aborted,
no mission credit)

P Nugent, W.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Burciaga, L.R. 2nd Lt.
N Davis, W.X. 2nd Lt.
B Krause, W.N. 2nd Lt.
E O'Brien, J.J. T/Sgt.
R Demming, F.H. T/Sgt.
AE McGahey, G.L. S/Sgt.
AR Lander, W. S/Sgt.
AG Pawlyshyn, M.J. S/Sgt.
G Sowers, D.R. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 127

P Detrick, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Schneider, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Sullivan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Hall, H.P. 1st Lt.
E Owen, E.D. T/Sgt.
R Sibert, V.L. T/Sgt.
AE Ross, J.R. S/Sgt.
AR Andrews, W.E. T/Sgt.
AG Dill, W.F. S/Sgt.
G Bacon, G.W. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 510

P Baumgart, V.A. 1st Lt.
CP Cordes, W.C. 1st Lt.
N Tauskey, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Stupski, S.J. 1st Lt.
E Smith, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Kiss, J. T/Sgt.
AE Davis, H. T/Sgt.
AR Yost, J.W. S/Sgt.
AG Money, J.A. S/Sgt.
G Fons, J.P. S/Sgt.

8 Feb 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 599

P Everhart, W.C. 1st Lt.
CP Sassaman, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Slowik, J.E. Capt.
B Chatten, J.F. 1st Lt.
E Northcutt, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Beard, J.W. S/Sgt.
AE Rinke, A.P. S/Sgt.
AR Beseda, J.F. S/Sgt.
AG Fowler, R.G. S/Sgt.
G Veit, F.L. S/Sgt.




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