Ferrell, Oran D, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Ferrell, Oran D, Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-776450
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #36 dated 13 February 1945
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 15 April 1945
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
Promoted to First Lieutenant effective 27 April 1945 per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 4 May 1945.
Related Documents 2004 Veteran's History Project Oral History Interview
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelFerrell Signing




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ferrell, Oran D, JrPilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Frankenbery, Lloyd MCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Pylman, John HNavigatorFCMEW
CPL. Greeley, Raymond M, JrTogglierCT
CPL. Paschall, Joseph HRadio Operator / GunnerFCMEW
CPL. LeMay, Jack R, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Hewitt, Milton TBall Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Blevins, Donald HTail GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Himmler, Francis FFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Lead squadron hot camera ship. Turned back at 1325 hrs because #1 turbo failed; jettisoned bombs.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Pilot 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Pilot 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Pilot 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Pilot 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Pilot 43‑39035 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
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Pilot 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at A-72 (Perrone, France) due to low fuel. Returned to base later.
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Pilot 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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