Foreman, John Frederick, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Foreman, John Frederick, Jr   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-777318   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #208 dated 20 October 1944, effective 20 October 1944.
  • Assigned to the 490th Bomb group for return to Zone of the Interior (ZOI), per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report (reference to 1st Air Division Special Orders #176 EXTRACT) dated 26 June 1945, effective 28 June 1945.
Duty Bombardier / Navigator
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 28 June 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at Carlsbad AAF, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Class #44-07, 10 June 1944.
  • On the 26 February 1945 mission to Berlin, the crew was reported missing on MACR 12760. Their aircraft had a run-away prop and lost oxygen at 32,000 ft, possibly due to flak. They made a wheels-up forced landing in Rawa Ruska, Poland. The crew were met by Russians (allies at that time) and taken to Lvov, Poland for two weeks until 'rescued' by a U.S. Salvage crew in a stripped-down B-17, who flew them to Poltve [Poltava?], Russia. ATC returned them to Grafton Underwood via Tehran, Iran, Athens, Greece, Cairo, Eqypt, Tunisia, Naples, Italy and Brighton, England.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 12760 (2.688 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Zink, Joseph DPilotCT
2nd Lt. Barnett, Jack (NMI)Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Hudspeth, Edwin GeorgeNavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Foreman, John Frederick, JrBombardierCT
CPL. Lucas, William (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Cazer, Vinton GordonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Cardell, Raymond HowardBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Early, Francis MoaleTail GunnerCT
CPL. Bronzetti, Warren JohnFlexible GunnerKIA
CPL. Green, James AFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Bombardier 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8409 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Bombardier 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97309 Aborted mission after taking off.
Hot camera ship; turned back due to internal engine failure.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Navigator 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Navigator 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Navigator 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Navigator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Navigator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Navigator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Navigator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Navigator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Navigator 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Navigator 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Seething Airfield, AAF Station 146.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by flak near the I.P.; at 1158 one engine was feathered; at 1230 hrs #2 and #4 engines were out, and aircraft was under control, headed toward Russia. MACR 12760
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Navigator 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Navigator 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Navigator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Navigator 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Landed at RAF Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, on return due to low fuel; returned to base after refuelling.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Navigator 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
315 20 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Navigator 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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