Estrin, Leonard (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Estrin, Leonard (NMI), "Len"
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 36752730
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #36 dated 13 February 1945
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 19 April 1945
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
  • Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #48 dated 1 March 1945.
  • Reclassified from MOS 611 to MOS 612 on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #64 dated 24 March 1945.
  • Appointed Staff Sergeant effective 9 May 1945 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 10 May 1945.
Related Documents Len Estrin's Combat Diary (6.029 MB)
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelEstrin Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Magleby, Calvin CharlesPilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Ellis, William HCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Kindl, Rudolph WNavigatorFCMEW
CPL. Daning, Bernard LRadio Operator / GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Campbell, Franklin R, "Pop"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Estrin, Leonard (NMI), "Len"Ball Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Surma, Andrew WilliamTail GunnerWIA
CPL. Skopek, John (NMI)Flexible GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Adams, Arthur WFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 17 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39164 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #4 engine out.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 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
Ball Turret 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38548 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron. Returned to base with #1 engine out, #4 prop ran away.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
312 16 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report

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