23 March 1944 Mission #55 Target: Osnabruck

The aiming point assigned to the Group was Achmer airfield on the outskirts of the city. General briefing for crews was held between 0330-0430 hours with the 576th designated lead Squadron and Lt Amoss, Bombardier. Take-offs began around 0803 hours for (24) aircrews. Because of pre-target mechanical difficulties, (2) aircraft were forced to return early with the remaining (24) bombing on a PFF lead ship. Due to cloud cover over the target area, the PFF aircraft was unable to locate the aiming point which resulted in the Group bombing a Target of Opportunity a railroad spur, seven miles west southwest of Osnabruck. No enemy aircraft opposition was encountered, but AA fire was moderate to intense and accurate. Flak caused damage to (10) aircraft resulting in one aircrewmember being wounded. A total of (156) 500# GP and (468) 100# bombs were impacted on the target area with results fair to good on rolling stock and facilities in the railroad yards. All aircraft returned safely around 1330 hours.

According to the 392nd BG history, on the afternoon of 23 March 1944, "nineteen new crews had come in.
Throughout the ensuing week these officers and men were instructed in their various functions, and, in general, made ready for operational duty."

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23 MARCH 1944

MISSION #55      Target: Osnabruck



23 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 835

P Miller, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, E.A. 2nd Lt.
N Murray, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Henderson, A.D. 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 Wimberly, W.G. Sgt.
G Rausch, T.A. S/Sgt.

23 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 Marvin, H.E. S/Sgt.
AR Lane, T. S/Sgt.
AG Surber, W.C. S/Sgt.
G Rossi, V.H. S/Sgt.

23 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 Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
AR Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
AG Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
G Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131

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 Harvison, W.P. S/Sgt.
G Overholt, H.R. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670

CA Lowell, C.L. Capt.
P Neff, C.L. 1st Lt.
CP Simpson, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, B.W. 2nd Lt.
B Hadeka, A.A. 2nd Lt.
B Amoss, R.T. 1st Lt.
E Benham, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Diaz, C.A. T/Sgt.
AE Hale, J.L. S/Sgt.
AR Walter, C.D. S/Sgt.
AG Pennington, E.B. S/Sgt.
G Ware, J.W. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129

P Mathias, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, L.C. 2nd Lt.
N Mateyka, M.R. 2nd Lt.
B Tudor, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Chambless, S.L. T/Sgt.
R Slyhoff, K.G. T/Sgt.
AE Blackwell, R.B. S/Sgt.
AR Burke, W.N. Sgt.
AG Smock, J.M. S/Sgt.
G Weverka, J.E. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 593

P Barnes, L.J. Capt.
CP Hurd, E.A. 2nd Lt.
N McShane, W.F. 1st Lt.
N Jackson, G.J. 1st Lt.
E Jenkins, W.B. T/Sgt.
R Malloy, P.D. S/Sgt.
AE Choromanski, J.E. S/Sgt.
AR Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.
AG Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 759

P Ambrose, D.N. 1st Lt.
CP Dorrell, W. 2nd Lt.
N Lindberg, V.A. 2nd Lt.
B Tierney, J.F. 2nd Lt.
E Cummings, D.L. T/Sgt.
R Sawyer, G.H. T/Sgt.
AE Davis, J.A. S/Sgt.
AR Oasheim, G.W. S/Sgt.
AG Hall, E.A. S/Sgt.
G Dunham, H.D. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 754

P McNichol, T.F. 1st Lt.
CP Lamer, M. 1st Lt.
N Donaldson, C.D. 1st Lt.
B Wargo, M.A. 1st Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R O'Kon, M.A. Sgt.
AE Rosenfeld, C.B. T/Sgt.
AR Bernard, C.F. Sgt.
AG Green, L.A. Sgt.
G Rathburn, E.K. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 097

P Griggs, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Wilde, A.H. 2nd Lt.
N Cohen, J.M. 2nd Lt.
B Rowe, G.F. 2nd Lt.
E Sackeli, A. S/Sgt.
R Kresser, F.M. S/Sgt.
AE Tomak, J.E. S/Sgt
AR Moore, J.H. Sgt.
AG Hanson, F.B. Sgt.
G Lindsay, E.L. Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 427

P Abell, G.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Eldridge, M.C. 2nd Lt.
N Roberts, M.E. 2nd Lt.
B Feagan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
E Tryboski, L.E. T/Sgt.
R Pearlberg, A.C. S/Sgt.
AE Horton, H.E. Sgt.
AR Roper, D.W. Sgt.
AG Manville, F.E. Sgt.
G Moore, J.R. Sgt.
 

23 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C ?

P Slipp, F.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jensen, A.H. 1st Lt.
N Beatson, R.J. 1st Lt.
B Dilly, V.S. 1st Lt.
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 Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
G Cordick, D.H. Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 503

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

23 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 Porter, C.C. S/Sgt.
AR Teater, R.S. S/Sgt.
AG Ross, J.D. Sgt.
G Rickey, J.J. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548

P Fletcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 1st Lt.
N --
B Judd, G.W. 2nd Lt.
E Kelly, J.E. T/Sgt.
R Kent, P.V. T/Sgt.
AE Osborne, J.H. S/Sgt.
AR Wukotich, M.L. S/Sgt.
AG Mancuso, M.A. S/Sgt.
G McNiel, J.M. S/Sgt.
Svoboda, J.J. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548

P Schildknecht, H.E. 1st Lt.
CP Long, J.D. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Wasowicz, M.V. 2nd Lt.
E Sadler, R.S. T/Sgt.
R Begley, J.F. T/Sgt.
AE Reade, G.J. S/Sgt.
AR Gegere, G.P. Sgt.
AG Reid, H.A. S/Sgt.
AG Reed, B.P. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 688

P Goodwin, R.K. 1st Lt.
CP McGee, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Otenberger, B. 2nd Lt.
B Farrrish, R.J. 2nd Lt.
E Chacon, M.J. S/Sgt.
R Roberts, E.M. S/Sgt.
AE Maxwell, R.J. Sgt.
AR Parsley, H.D. Sgt.
AG Durrand, R.E.  S/Sgt.
G Krueger, R.C. Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478

P Spears, K.E. 1st Lt.
CP Stephens, L.M. 1st Lt.
N Sweeney, P.J. 1st Lt.
B Kelly, F.B. 1st Lt.
E Parker, J.D. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
AE Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
AR Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt
AG Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
G Theodore, R.N. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 485

P Morefield, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Grisell, R. 2nd Lt.
N Kaufman, K.S. 2nd Lt.
B Kuttner, F.F. 2nd Lt.
E Betterley, E.C. S/Sgt.
R Gerrard, R.W. T/Sgt.
AE Coday, D.S. S/Sgt.
AR Breithaupt, H.A. Sgt.
AG Adago, D.R. S/Sgt.
G Wilk, H. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 814

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

23 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448 (no mission credit)

P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 1st 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 Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.
AR Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt
AG Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
G Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
 

23 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469

P Kubale, E.W. 1st Lt.
CP Dickson, J.W. 1st Lt.
N McDade, J.J. 1st Lt.
B Kennedy, T. 1st Lt.
E York, R.M. T/Sgt
R Zimpleman, J.G. T/Sgt.
AE Reilly, B.A. S/Sgt.
AR Luchak, A. S/Sgt.
AG O'Neill, F.L. S/Sgt.
G Grybos, T.J. S/Sgt.
Erickson, C.W. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544 (no mission credit)

P Lowry, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Victor, A.I. 2nd Lt.
N Hynes, J.J. 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.  S/Sgt.
AG Farlow, L.B. S/Sgt.
G Isbell, K.L. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 261

P Nugent, W.A. 1st 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 Pawlyshyn, M.J. S/Sgt.
AR McGahey, G.L. S/Sgt.
AG Lander, W. S/Sgt.
G Sowers, D.R. S/Sgt.

23 Mar 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 654

P Everhart, W.C. Capt.
CP Sassaman, F.J. 2nd Lt.
N Kornman, H.C. 2nd Lt.
B White, E.I. 1st Lt.
B Chatten, J.F. 1st Lt.
E Rinke, A.P. S/Sgt.
R Beard, J.W. S/Sgt.
AE Veit, F.L. S/Sgt.
AR Davis, H. S/Sgt.
AG McGee, J.E. Sgt.
G Beseda, J.F. S/Sgt.





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