MISSION NO. 12

VAC-QUERIETTE, GERMANY

13 MARCH, 1944

The Group flew its first of many No Ball missions to the French Coast. The name No Ball identified the target as being the launching pad of the V-i flying bombs, which would be launched against England.

Twenty-one planes were dispatched. Captain Spencer was Air Commander and Lt. J. L. Smith, pilot. Heavy clouds prevented the bombing of the target. Some aircraft returned safely with their bomb load, while others bombed targets of opportunity. Damage was inflicted to eight aircraft by intense flak over the occupied territory of France near Abbeville. The field order for the mission was not received until 0445, and final mission data was not received until after the main briefing. Only the routes to and from the French Coast were set forth in the flight plan, leaving the course over France to the Wing and Group Commanders.

(Compilers Note: Officially the No Ball missions were Crossbow targets.)

CREW LOADING LIST

March 13th, 1944
Mission No 12   Target: Vac-Queriette, France

If you desire to see the original scanned loading lists, click on the respective blue squadron header below.
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  A/C # 026 A/C # 051 A/C # 307 A/C # 001
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 Clyde R. Weid
Edward L. Cavanaugh
Solan J. Boydston
William G. Patry
Earl N. Powell
James R. Pledger
Edward J Brazinski
Edwin Dempsey
Michael Stasko
Morman C. Bonney
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 Jesse L. Smith
Fred A. Sqencer
Norman A. Kriehn
Lloyd T. Belanger
Randall N. White
Milton B. Davison
Clarence A. Ray
Steve Vargo
Ethan E. Schaffer
Ennis E. Brown

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William F. Rogers
Stanley J. Wolcanski
Wilbert J. Collard
Edwin E. Fuller
Joshua D. Lane
Orion H. Shumway
John Chumas
Wayland R. Keafever
David H. Quick
Ray Jones

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 Green B. Poore
James F. Oldenhage
George L. Brice
Frank J. Rowe
Frederick A. Smith
Oren E. Hobbs
John F. Nechak
Llyn W. Rice
George T. Murphy
Ralph E. Stowe, Jr


  A/C # 591 A/C # 063 A/C # 301 A/C # 131
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 Kenneth R. Johnston
Kenneth W. Brucker
Herbert N. Webb
Harry B. Vaal
Danial A. Malcolm
Ivan W. Browning
Drancis E. Friedel
Edwin D. Waggoner
Paul O. Conner
Gilbert Slocum
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Donald E. Lady
Robert E. Ensminger
Judson E. Krueger
David E. Jones
Bernard L. Baker
Marvin H. Sloan
Carl W. Ostling
Rose D. Pogue
Wade E. Knudson
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Robert Driscoll
Bernard B. Weinberg
Edward P. Palika
John T. Clements
E. L. Angell
Russell R. Babel
Thaddeus R. Dubej
James H. Norman
Walter W. Megin
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Richard H. Luebke
Robert A. Patty
Sidney H Johnson
Jack B. Eldridge
Patrick C. Toomey
John L. Zoutte
Earl W. Johnston
Max E. Johnston
Melvin O. Richarson
Louis F. Beske

  A/C # A/C # 086 A/C # 317 A/C #
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 Roger W. Birkman
Robert L. Cole
Michael N. Stanko
James M. Cochran, Jr
Rammond Koch
errol Bailey
Andrew Kafka
James C. Jones
Roman  A. Zelazo
John L. Toney
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Lewis Lennartson
Everett L. Keesee, Jr
Reed V. Bryant
Augustine Fernandez
Thomas B. Haag
Clyde E. Garnhart
William T. Graham
Andrew G. Voytko
James W. Blackwell
Omer Fontaine
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 Garland M. Hutson
Edwin S. Jones
Carl F. Hansen
Clifford D. Hughes
Harold C. Reader
Charles K. Coffman
Howard C. Layton
Herman R. Goossens
Jachin M. Forbes
George A. Pfeifer
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Louis G. Auld
Martin W. Biehn
Jerome Silverman
Alden W. Rittman
Carl D. Seibrands
James W. Walton
Lloyd G. Vanzant
Nicholas Weber
Richard Mellot
Dale N. Vance

  A/C # 558 A/C # 067 A/C # 302 A/C #
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 Adrian W. Seabock
Lloyd. E. Icenogle
Warren. B. Speidel
William. G. Smith
Louis M. Castelucci
Frank. T. Ingersoll
Alden H. Orr
Leslie B. Reid, Jr
Prosser Jeffreys
Francis E. Cornue
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 Robert L. Wetherald
Francis G. Bogle
Thomas W. Burns
Alex W. Fisher
 Cleo F. Corder
John J. Orazem
Reorge Stiller
Secondo P. Pentacolone
Onnie B. Baskette. Jr
Frank R. Machak
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Edward  B. Dozier
Charles E. Newmeyer
Thomas A. Goff
Charles W. Hilton
Charles J. Coffman
Hyman Kalb
Harold B. Rhodes
Fredrick L. Exley
Gerald E. Poston
Frank L. Ridenhour 
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  A/C # 076 A/C # 079 A/C # A/C #
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Thomas E. Lee
Harry P. Polenski
John C.Sherwin
Regis J.Creehan
Clayton L. Betterton
Jasper Stewart
John Barber
John A. Robinson
Irvin V.Gerlich
Ralph H.Zagorski
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 David P. Parks
Floyd E. Grove
William E. Ellerbusch
Edward J. Quinn
Don J. Kesselmayer
Ruben H. Halverson
Charles M. Kerr
Anthony M. Pesce
George H. Grebe
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  A/C # 088 A/C # 985 A/C # A/C #
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 Paul V. Chapman
James M. Oscher
William J. McKelvey
George R. Walker
Kenneth E. Myers
Richard T. Trundy
Byron E. Smull
Robert S. Wood
Anthony Marrone
Charles W. Mehring
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 Richard J. Dudek
Russell M. Dobyns
John F. Moore
James H. Coonrod
John J. Connell
John Kessock
Alfred A. Sabory
Henri A. Boulay
Harold D. McFarland
Robert E. Bergeron
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