392nd Bomb Group

Target: Castrop-Rauxel - 2 November 1944 - Mission #193

Once again an oil refinery was assigned as target for primary and secondary release. At 0530 an 0630 hours, (20) crews were given general briefing, the mission again to be GH ship led. At 084 hours, (19) Liberators were dispatched with all going over the target to drop once more through clouds, results being unobserved. A total of (437) 250 pounders were released. One aircrew casualty was suffered on Lieutenant Holliday’s crew from the 576th in ship #650 — a crew member who had fatal heart attack on the mission. No fighters were engaged and flak was moderate. Of the ship returning around 1415 hours, (4) had suffered battle damage from AA fire.


2 NOVEMBER 1944:

S/Sgt Negus, Jack V. (TG) 576th KIA

This crew member was found unconscious leaning out of his turret at 1205 hours, just past the IP. He then either suffered a fatal heart attack or died from anoxia. He was flying this mission to Castrop-Rauxel on 1st Lt. B.L. Holliday's crew aboard B-24J Model #42-50650, Call Letter "E." S/Sgt Negus is interred in Golden Gate National Cemetery, Section C Site 230.

* Note: The log of navigator 1/Lt McCutcheon states that S/Sgt Negus died of anoxia (a condition in which there is an absence of oxygen supply to an organ's tissues although there is adequate blood flow to the tissue).



2 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 650
P Holliday, B.L. 1st Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 2nd Lt.
N McCutcheon, J. 1st Lt.
B Wattles, L.O. S/Sgt.
E Sevier, R.M. T/Sgt.
R Rambo, K.B. T/Sgt.
RW Johnson, L.A. S/Sgt.
LW White, P.W. S/Sgt.
BT Belsky, M. S/Sgt.
TG Negus, J.V. S/Sgt. (KIA)
2 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 659
P Johnson, R.D. 1st Lt.
CP Ellis, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N Hildebrand, L.C. 2nd Lt.
B Mountain, J.G. 2nd Lt.
E Stolins, E.A. T/Sgt.
R Holmes, E.L. T/Sgt.
RW Daniels, J. S/Sgt.
LW Gordon, G.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Cochran, G.D. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Harer, R.J. 2nd Lt.
N Oppenheim, R. F/O
B Daniel, F.E. S/Sgt.
E Shaw, G.B. T/Sgt.
R Slechta, M.T. S/Sgt.
RW Huba, J.D. S/Sgt.
LW Wall, D.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Kilmer, W.A. 1st Lt.
CP McConnell, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Isakson, E.J. 2nd Lt.
B Sexton, W.C. 2nd Lt.
E Cappello, E.J. S/Sgt.
R Chambers, R.L. S/Sgt.
RW Spears, D.D. S/Sgt.
LW Coffman, J.G. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Turner, E.C. Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 670
P Sincock, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Johnston, N.F. 2nd Lt.
N Levin, W. 1st Lt.
N Balides, T. 2nd Lt.
B Miller, S. 2nd Lt.
E Swisher, W.O. T/Sgt.
R Ostrove, H. S/Sgt.
RW Domme, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Manshack, B.R. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Peth, P.J. Sgt.
NV Edmundson, R.H. 1st Lt.
2 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 299
P Hart, W. 1st Lt.
CP Crawford, D.A. 2nd Lt.
N Berger, G. 2nd Lt.
B Griesbaum, L.A. S/Sgt.
E Shields, V.E. S/Sgt.
R Young, W.S. S/Sgt.
RW Stern, J. S/Sgt.
LW Genna, N.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Clemmer, C.J. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 480
P Meehan, J.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Carey, H.V. 2nd Lt.
N McAfee, S.P. F/O
B Herzig, H. 2nd Lt.
E Cohen, H.J. T/Sgt.
R Candido, C.D. T/Sgt.
RW Lange, D.H. S/Sgt.
LW Conner, P.P. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Lynch, R.C. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 164
P Scott, D.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Jordan, E.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tucker, R.A. 2nd Lt.
B Gump, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Karas, J. S/Sgt.
R Osborne, R.C. Cpl.
RW Hanley, E.H. Sgt.
LW Glasscock, J.B. Sgt.
BT - -
TG McKee, S.P. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 079
P Walker, D.L. 1st Lt.
CP Nunziato, D.J. 2nd Lt.
N Bedore, C.P. 2nd Lt.
B Buente, V.O. 2nd Lt.
E Gusciora, A.A. S/Sgt.
R Lane, A.E. T/Sgt.
RW Maloukis, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Zeanah, T. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ballas, P.T. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Weaver, L.F. 1st Lt.
CP Hamill, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Brandi, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Taylor, J.L. 2nd Lt.
E Kampfe, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Beckwith, R.B. T/Sgt.
RW Scheide, H.W. S/Sgt.
LW Holland, M.D. S/Sgt.
BT Henry, R.L. S/Sgt.
TG Meyer, T.H. Pvt.
2 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 207
P Petty, R.A. 1st Lt.
CP Crowe, W.Q. 1st Lt.
N Page, C.R. 1st Lt.
B Wickett, C.J. 1st Lt.
E McGrew, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Gaertner, R.E. S/Sgt.
RW Dondero, E.G. S/Sgt.
LW Holder, O.E. S/Sgt.
BT Barger, G.W. 2nd Lt.
TG McCormick, W.L. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 323
P Billingsley, G.R. 1st Lt.
CP Phillips, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kaswan, J. 2nd Lt.
B- -
E Hampton, O.L. S/Sgt.
R Guion, W.A. T/Sgt.
RW Dilley, P.E. S/Sgt.
LW Pace, J.W. S/Sgt.
BT Kimball, B.A. S/Sgt.
TG Matthews, A.D. Pvt.
2 Nov 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
P Comeau, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Davis, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Neuman, W.E. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Scalet, J. T/Sgt.
R Haney, P.W. T/Sgt.
RW Jasinski, R. S/Sgt.
LW Kearns, H.H. S/Sgt.
BT Pendergraft, J.C. S/Sgt.
TG Krause, H.L. S/Sgt.
S-27 Bleickhardt, F.G. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 313
P Wood, D.R. 2nd Lt.
CP McCormick, J.J. 2nd Lt.
N Satterthwait, D.R. F/O
B Segraves, W.D. 2nd Lt.
E Morgan, K.W. Sgt.
R Fleischmann, R.F. Cpl.
RW Stuck, W.F. Cpl.
LW McCormick, F.L.J. Cpl.
BT Wright, A.P. Cpl.
TG - -
RCM Hairston, R.T. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 250
P Joyce, J.F. F/O
CP Bowman, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Van Pelt, W.W. 2nd Lt.
B McQuade, R.N. F/O
E Albino, A. Sgt.
R Brown, J.F. Sgt.
RW - -
RW Andrews, Q.Q. Sgt.
BT Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Richter, R.H. Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Tokarsky, A. 2nd Lt.
CP Moore, M.R. F/O
N King, F.S. Jr. F/O
B - -
E Dowling, R.L. Cpl.
R Vivero, D.L. Cpl.
RW Granzow, L.J. Cpl.
LW Ross, W. Cpl.
BT Ridge, B.E Jr. Cpl.
TG Weissbeck, E.A. Cpl.
RCM Hightower, W.H. Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 436
P Rose, P.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Pratt, D.M. 2nd Lt.
N Rohde, C.R. 2nd Lt.
B Harnden, R.G. 2nd Lt.
E Scott, W.A. Sgt.
R Croy, O.N. Sgt.
RW Davidson, S.A. Sgt.
LW Manelick, N.L. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Beane, H.E. Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 235
P Duff, A.L. 1st Lt.
CP Wilson, T. 1st Lt.
N Ott, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Parish, J.K. 2nd Lt.
E Slama, A.R. T/Sgt.
R Louizides, S. S/Sgt.
RW Smith, W.W. S/Sgt.
LW Haskins, B.D. S/Sgt.
BT Harrod, C. Jr. S/Sgt.
TG - -
2 Nov 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 292
P Clifford, H.M. 1st Lt.
CP Benz, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Baldwin, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Melton, J.A. F/O
E Nilsen, A.V. T/Sgt.
R Patterson, M.J. T/Sgt.
RW Plude, R.W. S/Sgt.
LW Kuykendall, L.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Rogers, C.J. S/Sgt.
2 Nov 1944 579th Sqdn.
Did not fly this mission.
Capt. Pennypacker, J.E. was aboard the GH ship.