2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Edwards, Robert A

Individual Personnel Data
Name Edwards, Robert A
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-2064754
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #239 dated 5 December 1944, effective 5 December 1944.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 23 February 1946
Results Transferred
Additional Information
  • Edwards was flying combat missions at the end of the war.
  • Relieved from assignment to the 546th BS and transferred for shipment to ZI on Istres SO #38 dated 23 February 1946.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Gilmer, Charles EPilotCT
2nd Lt. Edwards, Robert ACo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Neumann, James HowardNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Wickander, Wallace HomerBombardierCT
CPL. Alessi, Vincent (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Sainsbury, Joseph AEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Anderson, Carl EllsworthBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Scarce, James Richard, Jr, "Dick"Tail GunnerCT
CPL. Drew, John EdwardFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 19 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Lead Squadron
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn AIrfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report

Every effort has been expended to ensure all information on this page is complete and accurate.
Please inform webmaster of any discrepancies or omissions by using the button below.