Cooper, Robert Henry

Individual Personnel Data
Name Cooper, Robert Henry   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 34393410   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 28 February 1944
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 1198 (1.524 MB)
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #19 dated 27 January 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2937 (36.613 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 1198 (1.524 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Rinne, Austin DeanPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Bornhorst, Francis Joseph, JrCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Trees, William ErnestNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Aegeter, John LloydBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Edwards, Thomas Joseph, JrRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Jones, Leroy CharlesEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Hickey, James CurrieBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Regan, Charles ThomasTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Cooper, Robert HenryFlexible GunnerEV
SGT. Page, William MarvinFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 9 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3051 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
Low group low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Aborted mission after taking off.
41B Group. Turned back at 1023 hrs due to #2 cylinder head on #1 engine blew out, causing a fire, which resulted in feathering of engine.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29723 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back when #4 engine threw oil excessively and oil pressure dropped very rapidly.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31375 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group. Landed away at RAF Gosfield, Essex, on return.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron, Lead Group.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
Went down in France during the first bomb run between the IP and target with one engine smoking badly and in flames; no flak or fighters encountered up to that point; ten chutes seen; one did not open; aircraft seen to hit ground; crashed near Envermeu, France. MACR 2937
Sortie Report

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