Ferguson, Lawrence Winston

Individual Personnel Data
Name Ferguson, Lawrence Winston, "Winston"   
Rank Flight Officer
Serial Number T-125389   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 25 September 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia: Section 12, Grave 5039
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 9414 (19.951 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Plowman, Noel ElwinPilotKIA
Flt. Ofcr. Ferguson, Lawrence Winston, "Winston"Co-pilotKIA
1st Lt. Pommer, Edwin BernardNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Hart, Carl JohnstonBombardierKIA
CPL. Maxa, Gordon RaymondRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
CPL. Cameron, Robert AllenEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Oliva, Armando (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Grams, Melvin JosephFlexible GunnerWIA
CPL. Anderson, Frank JuliusFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Miller, Orus DenvilFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 14 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group flying spare. Turned back because he couldn't locate formation. A contributing factor was a broken radiocompass antenna.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Co-pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Landed with #3 feathered.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group. Originally assigned to Johnstone as low group flying spare; replaced 42‑97251. Apparently this was due to the limited availability of ground spares.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
High group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
This crew replaced original aircraft (42‑38014) with 42‑39888, apparently displacing the Sienkiewicz Crew. Aborted due to oxygen failure.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Co-pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
D Squadron.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Hit by flak, crashed near Wiesbaden, Germany; MACR 9414
Sortie Report

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