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Durant, Edward L

Individual Personnel Data
Name Durant, Edward L   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 18056181   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station Special Orders #198 dated 6 October 1944, effective 8 October 1944.
  • Assigned to the 388th Bomb group for return to Zone of the Interior (ZOI), per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report (reference to 1st Air Division Special Orders #176 EXTRACT) dated 25 June 1945, effective 26 June 1945.
Duty Non-flying duty / Flexible Gunner
MOS938 - AAF Gunnery Instructor
Last Duty Date 26 June 1945
Results Transferred
Additional Information
  • Assigned to the Group as a Gunnery Instructor, Durant filled in on crews as needed.
  • Attached to the 547th Bomb Squadron for rations, quarters and administration per AAF Station 106 Special Orders # 122 dated 21 June 1945.




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 6 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Downham Market, Norfolk.
Sortie Report

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