392nd Bomb Group

Target: Bielefeld - 6 December 1944 - Mission #210

The key railroad viaduct just northeast of the town was again the same target that was assigned on 26 November. General briefings for (20) crews were held at 0415 and 0530. At 0830 hours, all began launch and went over the target dropping (130) 1000# GPs. The bombing was done using H2X methods with a visual assist. Most weapons landed in the town and not near the MPI, a generally poor result. No fighters were encountered but flak was fairly moderate and accurate. A total of (16) bombers received battle damage. All returned safely to base around 1420 hours. Fighter support was rated good. That afternoon (34) B-17s from the 493rd at Station #152 diverted into Wendling because of home station weather.


6 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 357
P Bell, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Guegold, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Forbes, D.R. 2nd Lt.
B Wilson, H.W. 2nd Lt.
E Radzikowski, L.S. T/Sgt.
R Cheshire, W.T. T/Sgt.
RW Noltkamper, A.A. T/Sgt.
LW Zwolinski, V.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Geron, H.E. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 272
P Blakeley, W.G. 2nd Lt.
CP Schoelerman, H.A. 2nd Lt.
N Walker, C.S. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Hoffmeyer, J.A. Sgt.
R Spades, R.J. Cpl.
RW Amodeo, F.A. Sgt.
LW Fugarazzo, E.J. Sgt.
BT Talley, E.R. Sgt.
TG Law J.L. Sgt.
RCM Bartnowski, M.A. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 387
P Williams, E.L. 1st Lt.
CP Daniel, P.U. 1st Lt.
N Leonard, A.C. 2nd Lt.
B Daniel, F.E. S/Sgt.
E Shaw, G.B. T/Sgt.
R Johnson, L.A. S/Sgt.
RW Wall, D.L. S/Sgt.
LW Huba, J.D. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG King, W.C. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 916
P Earl, P.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Smiley, W.R. 2nd Lt.
N Perkins, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B Creme, A.R. 2nd Lt.
E Woods, R.E. Sgt.
R Irish, E.W. Sgt.
RW Keith, D.N. Sgt.
LW Marchetta, A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Schafer, J.G. Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 991
P DePalma, F.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Austin, G.E. F/O
N Herzig, H. 1st Lt.
B Margarones, J.J. F/O
E Betterini, A. S/Sgt.
R Corbosiero, J.L. S/Sgt.
RW Bryan, C.F. S/Sgt.
LW Mowery, H.J. S/Sgt.
BT Cauchon, L.V. S/Sgt.
TG Ferdinando, A.P. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 489
P Smith, K.A. 1st Lt.
CP Perkins, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Fife, R.M. 2nd Lt.
NG McGuire, E.P. S/Sgt.
E Benadum, T.E. S/Sgt.
R Slechta, M.T. S/Sgt.
RW Dopson, V.H. S/Sgt.
LW Hetzer, R.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Roever, C.H. S/Sgt.
RCM Henry, R.L. T/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 151
P Myers, C.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Anderson, K.W. 2nd Lt.
N Warntz, W. F/O
B Zgurich, E.E. 2nd Lt.
E Payton, J.B. Sgt.
R Jaklinski, B. Sgt.
RW Gillette, R.E. Sgt.
LW Thornton, A.H. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kirk, G.A. Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 238
P Tuchel, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Hay, G.R. 2nd Lt.
N Faust, L.E. 2nd Lt.
B Warrick, H.E. S/Sgt.
E Tvergyak, P.A. T/Sgt.
R Johnson, H.K. T/Sgt.
RW O'Rourke, R.L. Sgt.
LW - -
BT Vincent, J.W. S/Sgt.
TG Carter, D.J. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 813
P Brandt, R.M. 1st Lt.
CP Fabiani, H.L. 2nd Lt.
N Boettcher, R.E. 1st Lt.
B Copple, R.N. 2nd Lt.
E Chelenyak, J.A. T/Sgt.
R Abraham, L.J. T/Sgt.
RW Richardson, W.C. S/Sgt.
LW Johnson, E.W. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Harmon, G.E. Sgt.
S-27 Schaumberg, G. Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 118
P Shaw, B.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Bachman, L.W. 2nd Lt.
N Anstey, M.P. F/O
B - -
E Kedenburg, J.H. Sgt.
R Sturm, W.A. Sgt.
RW Rice, W.W. Sgt.
LW Perlingiero, C.P. Sgt.
BT Hoover, R.C. Sgt.
TG Schunke, C.W. Sgt.
RCM George, O. T/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 337
P Tays, R.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Ferguson, T.B. F/O
N Holzinger, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Sorensen, A.C. 2nd Lt.
E King, C.C. T/Sgt.
R Berger, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Coury, G.A. S/Sgt.
LW Turner, M.E. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fetterhoff, E.E. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 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. T/Sgt.
RW Smith, W.W. S/Sgt.
LW Haskins, B.D. S/Sgt.
BT Steffen, N.W. S/Sgt.
TG Harrod, C. Jr. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 268
P Mayer, E.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Fligge, S.G. 2nd Lt.
N Burros, R.S. 2nd Lt.
B Eller, M. S/Sgt.
E Fickel, S.A. S/Sgt.
R Hatfield, H.C. S/Sgt.
RW Gibson, C.P. S/Sgt.
LW Robinson, M.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fulton, C.E. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 241
P Walker, J.R. 2nd Lt.
CP Ellis, A. 2nd Lt.
N Donohue, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Thomas, C.B. T/Sgt.
R Jewell, R.B. T/Sgt.
RW Collins, S.J. S/Sgt.
LW Faucette, E.W. S/Sgt.
BT Pataki, S.M. S/Sgt.
TG Borchers, E.J. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 838
P Bilz, J.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Slayter, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Barnes, J.M. 2nd Lt.
B Overman, D.T. 2nd Lt.
E Grout, A.G. T/Sgt.
R Fahrenbruch, K.G. T/Sgt.
RW Poepping, R.F. S/Sgt.
LW Beals, B.M. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Ludwig, D.J. S/Sgt.
RCM Watson, C.B.
6 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 477
P Baetz, R.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Hirshberg, J.H. 2nd Lt.
N Farlow, L.C. 2nd Lt.
B - -
E Scudder, M.A. Sgt.
R Davenport, B.J. Sgt.
RW Lowery, J.A. Sgt.
LW Sobota, R.A. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Kamenko, A. Sgt.
NG Byars, A.C. Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 121
P Hoover, J.A. 2nd Lt.
CP Douglass, G.E. 2nd Lt.
N Fetter, G.R. F/O
NT Fitzgerald, T.R. Sgt.
E Marlowe, J.D. Sgt.
R Affinito, L.J. Sgt.
RW Gayda, F.M. Sgt.
LW Janak, E.G. Sgt.
BT - -
TG Jones, L.A. Sgt.
RCM Williams, O.L. S/Sgt.
6 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Solomon, R.H. 1st Lt.
CP Kressig, E.L. 2nd Lt.
N Gridley, C.V. Jr. 1st Lt.
B Mace, J.E. 1st Lt.
E Moeller, H.E. T/Sgt.
R Herzlich, L. T/Sgt.
RW Farquharson, G. S/Sgt.
LW Psyk, E.L. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Capik, J.H. S/Sgt.
PN Cleverdon, R.N. 2nd Lt.
6 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 145
CA Pennypacker, J.E. Capt.
P Alexander, A.B. Capt.
CP Bonifant, J.T. 2nd Lt.
N Kirkwood, T.G. 1st Lt.
B Bennett, J.E. 1st Lt.
E Sutphin, R.C. T/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
RW Kisler, C.L. S/Sgt.
LW Knephoff, J.J. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Fraser, A.C. S/Sgt.
N Peters, J.L. F/O
N Adelstein, R.L. 2nd Lt.
6 Dec 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 150
CA Barnes, L.J. Maj.
P Niederriter, R.A. Capt.
CP - -
N Thornburgh, J.W. 1st Lt.
B McMahon, C.D. 1st Lt.
E Maertens, H.J. T/Sgt.
R Underwood, J.W. T/Sgt.
RW Greenwood, I.G. S/Sgt.
LW Flowers, W.C. S/Sgt.
BT - -
TG Spurgeon, E.F. S/Sgt.
PN Correnty, R.D. 1st Lt.
NG Kennedy, J.L. 1st Lt.