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21 March 1944 Mission #54 Target: NoBall Watten

After the disastrous mission of 18 March, a two day stand down for the Group was ordered. Only (13) B-24s remained operationally capable to be flown. On the 20th, a NoBall target was assigned, and briefings completed for crews around 0600 hours on the 21st. The 578th Squadron was assigned lead with Lt Kelly as Bombardier and, for the first time, the unit was to be led by a GH bombing radar aircraft. At 0930 hours, (13) Liberators began take-off. All aircraft bombed the target area which was obscured by 8/lOths cloud cover with results unobserved. A new type of chaff was employed for the first time on this mission which proved to be very effective against enemy radars. A total of (52) 2000# GP weapons were released. Enemy fighter opposition was nil and flak was light but fairly accurate. No aircraft were lost but (5) returned with some flak damage. All recovered safely at base around 1345 hours.


21 MARCH 1944

MISSION #54      Target: NoBall-Watten

21 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 835

P Conneran, E.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Callaghan, G.P. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Gragg, S.J. 2nd Lt.
E Sooy, H.B. S/Sgt.
R Still, J.T. S/Sgt.
AE Horey, E.N. Sgt.
AR Repley, C.A. Sgt.
AG Hanna, W.W. S/Sgt.
G Troutman, E.A. Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027

P Jones, G.E. 1st Lt.
CP Sandoz, R.R. 2nd Lt.
N Morris, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Thomas, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Bodoh, A.E. T/Sgt.
R McAdams, R.E. T/Sgt.
AE Lane, T. S/Sgt.
AR Rossi, V.H. S/Sgt.
AG Surber, W.C. S/Sgt.
G Marvin, H.E. S/Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131

P Prell, D.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weiss, D.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tyson, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B Stetson, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Backus, D.G. S/Sgt.
R Byler, H.J. S/Sgt.
AE Edwards, D.S. Sgt.
AR Drehan, J.F. Sgt.
AG Simila, W. Sgt.
G Pearson, B.T. Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 560

P Ellison, B.M. 1st 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 Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
AE Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
AR Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
AG Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
G Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 505

P Scheltens, G.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Vaughan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Coward, D.M. 2nd Lt.
B Rowe, G.F. 2nd Lt.
E Morr, R.J. T/Sgt.
R Borden, K.L. S/Sgt.
AE Mandelkow, E. Sgt.
AR Thompson, I.F. S/Sgt.
AG Crotty, W.L. Sgt.
G Freeman, J.B. Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 495

P Egan, R.L. 1st 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 Stogner, O.T. S/Sgt.
AG Salisbury, J.F. S/Sgt.
G Kennedy, B.S. S/Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478

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. S/Sgt.
G McGee, R.C. Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
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 Parker, J.D. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
AE Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt.
AR Harris, J.N..  S/Sgt.
AG Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Theodore, R.N. S/Sgt.
Byers, W.F. 2nd Lt.

21 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 187

P Young, M.N. 1st Lt.
CP Goodwin, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Dunphy, R.J. 1st 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. Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 688

P Hammond, G.L. 1st Lt.
CP Schumacher, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Sullivan, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Rodriguez, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Pearson, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. Jr. T/Sgt.
AE Hargrave, R.O. S/Sgt.
AR White, C.B. S/Sgt.
AG Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
G Gaudreau, H.P. S/Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469

P Dickson, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Burciaga, L.R. 2nd Lt.
N McDade, J.J. 1st Lt.
NG O'Neill, F.L. S/Sgt.
E York, R.M. T/Sgt
R Zimpelman, J.G. T/Sgt.
AE Pyecroft, E.J. S/Sgt.
AR Reilly, B.A. S/Sgt.
AG Grybos, T.J. S/Sgt.
G Luchak, A. S/Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261

P Lowry, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Victor, A.I. 2nd Lt.
N Hynes, J.J. Jr. 2nd Lt.
B Replogle, W.G. 2nd Lt.
E Cashman, C.A. S/Sgt.
R Clark, J.V. Sgt.
AE Delaney, P.E. S/Sgt.
AR Kenney, J.A. Jr. S/Sgt.
AG Isbell, K.L. S/Sgt.
G Farlow, L.B. S/Sgt.

21 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 654

P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Lory, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Draper, J.W. S/Sgt.
R Mandel, R.F. T/Sgt.
AE Sundo, J.R. S/Sgt.
AR Ward, L.E. Sgt
AG Rego, M.A. S/Sgt.
G Courtney, E.J. Sgt.

Capt. J.B. Stauder flew in the GH ship.

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