392nd Bomb Group

Target: Abbeville - 9 September 1943 - Mission #1

Twenty (20) B-24s were dispatched on this first mission with (18) going over the target. Two aircraft aborted, one returning early due to mechanical reasons and one aborting over the target due to other difficulties. Bomb loading consisted of (288) 300# General Purpose bombs total for the Group. The 579th Bombardment Squadron led the unit on this raid with bombing results considered good. No enemy aircraft were encountered during the mission and no aircraft were lost. A total of 43.2 tons of weapons were delivered on the target with a mission duration of 5 hours. All aircraft returned safely.


9 Sept 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 495
P Taylor, W.V. Maj.
P Graper, M.H. 1st Lt.
CP Williamson, D.R. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, J.H. 1st Lt.
B Weiland, H.F. 1st Lt.
R Lorenzen, W.H. T/Sgt.
AR Kolczynski, W.J. Sgt.
E McKinley, W.C. T/Sgt.
AE White, F.A. S/Sgt.
G Buzick, J.M. S/Sgt.
AG Cordick, D.H. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 503
P Marfia, F. 1st Lt.
CP Bondar, N.D. 2nd Lt.
N Delach, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Rapenport, R. 2nd Lt.
R Gibbs, R.R. T/Sgt.
AR DeSimone, P.P. S/Sgt.
E Sekavec, R.G. T/Sgt.
AE Emerson, H.B. Jr. S/Sgt.
G Cunningham, W.A. Cpl.
AG Simpson, J.F. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 493
P Bolick, H.P. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Smith, H.J. 2nd Lt.
N Maupin, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Yarbrough, W.L. Jr. 2nd Lt.
R Campbell, G.L. T/Sgt.
AR Klinchok, J.J. Sgt.
E Love, W.E. T/Sgt.
AE Krogh, S.A. Sgt.
G Craig, J.D. S/Sgt.
AG Harris, D.W. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 496
P Taylor, J.N. 2nd Lt.
CP Stout, R.R. F/O
N Lange, E.M. 2nd Lt.
B Pautz, W.J. 2nd Lt.
R Zdanarvich, B.J. S/Sgt.
AR Blaney, M.L. S/Sgt.
E Albee, W.K. T/Sgt.
AE Gottschalk, G.W. S/Sgt.
G Gray, D.W. S/Sgt.
AG Boomhower, A. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 493
P Lambert, R.P. 2nd Lt.
CP Haviland, A.F. 2nd Lt.
N Kapp, R.A. 2nd Lt.
B Godfrey, H.M. 2nd Lt.
R Brown J. S/Sgt.
AR Day, W.N. Sgt.
E Reese, W.J. T/Sgt.
AE Tantum, W.R. S/Sgt.
G Constabile, F.R. S/Sgt.
AG Pfeifer, A.R. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 479
P Breckenridge, L.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Heinemann, D.L. 2nd Lt.
N Develin, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Dilly, V.S. 2nd Lt.
R Rosenfeld, C.B. S/Sgt.
AR Burns, P.C. S/Sgt.
E Johnson, J.C. T/Sgt.
AE Dinda, B.F. Sgt.
G Osterheldt, J.J. S/Sgt.
AG Troxel, D.G. Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 491
P Copp, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Wilcoxen, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Gries, R.F. 2nd Lt.
B Kelley, J.J. 2nd Lt.
R Bisnett, B.R. S/Sgt.
AR Nowicki, M.M. T/Sgt.
E Hodge, G.L. S/Sgt.
AE Shaw, L.S. Sgt.
G Noone, T.E. Sgt.
AG Hohman, H. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 466
P Edwards, C.E. 1st Lt.
CP Taylor, G.H. 2nd Lt.
N Untiedt, L.F. 1st Lt.
B Westbrook, J.W. Jr. 1st Lt.
R Braddock, W.A. T/Sgt.
AR Medel, M.N. Sgt.
E Mellow, N.J. T/Sgt.
AE LeBleu, L.W. S/Sgt.
G Hill, R.E. S/Sgt.
AG Phelps, G.A. Sgt.
X Alexander, H.M. Capt.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 472
P McKee, T.R. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, T.G. 2nd Lt.
N Johnson, D.C. 2nd Lt.
B Simons, L. 2nd Lt.
R Morrison, T.C. T/Sgt.
AR Murphy, H.G. Jr. S/Sgt.
E Sackal, W.M. T/Sgt.
AE Nuzum, M.E. S/Sgt.
AG Harrod, C. Jr. S/Sgt.
AG Mislinski, G.J. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Polking, W.A. Maj.
P Kirksmith, J.B. 1st Lt.
CP Johnson, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Beatson, R.J. 2nd Lt. (from 577th)
B Hunter, R.M. 2nd Lt.
R Wholstron, T.C. Jr. T/Sgt.
AR Milliken, E.W. S/Sgt.
E Stancik, M. T/Sgt.
AE Reynolds, H.D. Sgt.
G Kimball, R.A. S/Sgt.
AG Nixon, A.D. Cpl.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Lishka, A. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 2nd Lt.
N Moorehead, J.C. 2nd Lt.
B Brockway, O.E. 2nd Lt.
R Clark, F.C. S/Sgt.
AR Dohm, H.E. S/Sgt.
E Carlson, C.E. S/Sgt.
AE Zimpleman, J.G. Sgt. (fm 579th)
G Drylie, J. Jr. S/Sgt.
AG Dedmon, S.E. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 488 (aborted)
CA Schoolmaster, C.F. Capt.
P Buschman, J.G. 1st Lt.
CP Waller, C.R. 2nd Lt.
N Donlon, M.A. 2nd Lt.
B Green, R.J. 2nd Lt.
R Coe, J.D. T/Sgt.
AR Davis, R.W. Sgt.
E Hoover, J.T. T/Sgt.
AE Adams, R.S. S/Sgt.
G Bernard, L.E. S/Sgt.
AG Hanrahan, D.J. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 483
P Fletcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
CP George, F.A. 2nd Lt.
N Woody, H.E. 2nd Lt.
B Kennedy, T. 2nd Lt. (579)
R Biska, S.L. Sgt.
AR Mancuso, M.A. S/Sgt.
E Kelly, J.E. T/Sgt.
AE Osborne, J.H. S/Sgt.
G Wukotich, M.L. S/Sgt.
AG McNiel, J.M. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478 (spare; no mission credit)
P Stauder, J.B. 1st Lt.
CP Feld, B.H. F/O
N Dinsmore, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B Ward, M.E. 2nd Lt.
R Whitmore, B. S/Sgt.
AR Rider, F.D. S/Sgt.
E Kottke, A.H. T/Sgt.
AE White, T. S/Sgt.
G Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
AG Schmidt, J.H. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 490
P Steinmetz, D.R. 1st Lt.
CP Sporrey, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Donaldson, H.F. 2nd Lt.
B Joachim, W.F. 2nd Lt.
R Jeans, R.C. T/Sgt.
AR O'Neill, F.L. Sgt.
E York, R.M. Sgt
AE Elliott, M.L. T/Sgt.
G Spalding, R.E. S/Sgt.
AG Malavasic, A.F. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 471
P Rendle, I.A. Lt. Col.
P Holloman, C.C. 1st Lt.
CP Nicholson, W.P. 2nd Lt.
N Slowik, J.E. 1st Lt.
B Veazey, M.A. 1st Lt.
R Chamblin, J.N. T/Sgt.
AR Hoffman, R.H. S/Sgt.
E Olson, E.A. T/Sgt.
AE Perry, R.A. S/Sgt.
G Martin, C.D. S/Sgt.
AG Fowler, R.G. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Appert, D.A. Capt.
P McGregor, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Taylor, R.E. F/O
N Shearer M.G. 2nd Lt.
B Good, R.E. 2nd Lt.
R West, G.E. S/Sgt.
AR Long, B. S/Sgt.
E Galloway, W.E. T/Sgt.
AE Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
G Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
AG Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 474
P Smith, B.T. 1st Lt.
CP Sederquist, D.L. 2nd Lt.
N Wasserstein, H. 2nd Lt.
B Irvine, J.S. Jr. 2nd Lt.
R Gott, E.J. T/Sgt.
AR Tucker, H.L. Sgt.
E Kuziora, W.F. Sgt.
AE Weiner, H.D. S/Sgt.
G Shiffer, J.L. Sgt.
AG Senk, J.J. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 469
P Feuerstacke, J.A. 1st Lt.
CP Kvorjak, M.B. 2nd Lt.
N Bratcher, C.E. 2nd Lt.
B Smittle, F.D. 2nd Lt.
R Rooney, G.W. T/Sgt.
AR Giles, H.R. S/Sgt.
E Rorer, F.H. T/Sgt.
AE Buchheit, E.L. S/Sgt.
G Seifert, R.B. Sgt.
AG Gray, R.G. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 470
P Clifford, W.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Schroeder, H.R. 2nd Lt.
N McLemore, P.L. 2nd Lt.
B Whitnah, J.C. 2nd Lt.
R Willhite, M.R. T/Sgt.
AR Cavell, D.F. S/Sgt.
E Tynes, D.D. Jr. T/Sgt.
AE Zschiesche, C.E. T/Sgt.
G Tweten, E.A. S/Sgt.
AG Stevens, H.M. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 484
P Cassell, H.S. 1st Lt.
CP Colvin, J.A. F/O
N Bevan, K.S. 2nd Lt.
B Cetin, W.F. 2nd Lt.
R Tribbett, L.L. S/Sgt.
AR Geary, N.W. S/Sgt.
E Heuser, W.M. Sgt.
AE Dobrowolski, G. S/Sgt.
G Yarbrough, W.L. Sgt.
AG Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
9 Sept 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P D'Aoust, W.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Marshall, J.W. 2nd Lt.
N Winzenburg, G.T. 2nd Lt.
B Etheridge, M.T. 2nd Lt.
R Dahlen, R.E. SSgt.
AR Jereb, J.F. Sgt.
E Anderson, T. T/Sgt.
AE O'Neill, C.D. Cpl.
G Yollin, B. S/Sgt.
AG Sutton, R.H. Sgt.