Gray, Fred Price

Individual Personnel Data
Name Gray, Fred Price   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-822695   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Reported missing on MACR 13850 (18.160 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia: Section 34, Grave 4003
Related Documents MACR 13850 (18.160 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Canion, Bill ElmerPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Gray, Fred PriceCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Koch, William ConradNavigatorMIA
2nd Lt. Eicher, Alvin AnthonyBombardierPOW
CPL. Friedman, Jack KenyonRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
CPL. McAnear, Carlton SEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Kulis, Peter WilliamBall Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Filkorn, John GeorgeTail GunnerKIA
CPL. Martin, Leonard NFlexible GunnerKIA
CPL. McKnight, Lyle OFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Released bombs late.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Third squadron.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; #3 engine feathered.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Butzweilerdorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away on the Continent in allied territory; aircraft returned to operations in three weeks.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy; Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Aircraft did not take off.
Did not take off.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38016 Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97824 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to a broken oil lne.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Slack appears on the loading list as 'B' position ('Bombardier'), but is actually a 'Togglier' - an enlisted man who releases the bombs, but has no Norden bomb sight.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Dunsfold, Surrey, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Pilot 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Eye, on return, due to unspecified engine trouble.
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 43‑39236 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 43‑38801 after target at 1018 hrs; aircraft peeled off to right; #3 engine fell off and #4 was on fire; aircraft went into a flat spin and fell apart; no chutes observed; crashed near Leisnig, Germany.
Sortie Report

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