Fox, Jacob Wesley, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Fox, Jacob Wesley, Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-703051
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 12 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Graduated from Bombardier School at San Angelo AAF, San Angelo, Texas, Class #43-226, 24 December 1943.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Chmura, Edward (NMI)PilotCT
2nd Lt. Goodson, John S, JrCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cahill, Martin Owen, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Fox, Jacob Wesley, JrBombardierCT
CPL. Garley, Richard ARadio Operator / GunnerCT
PVT. Murdza, Joseph (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Einhouse, Raymond DaleBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. McFalls, Johnny WTail GunnerCT
CPL. Hannah, Gerald SaloneFlexible GunnerWIA
CPL. Line, Harold IFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑107121 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to mechanical failure.
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199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
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202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Went over target but did not release bombs due to inoperative bomb bay door motor; hand cranked the doors but a/c was past bomb line by then.
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203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
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204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
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205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
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207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron. Hot camera ship.
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214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
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228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
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229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Navigator 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107121. Landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
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232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
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233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Navigator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
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237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Navigator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
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238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, B Group.
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242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
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243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
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245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
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246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
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249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
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250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
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251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Navigator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
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252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Navigator 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
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253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
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258 21 January 1945 Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
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261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
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263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
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264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
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265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Navigator 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
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266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Navigator 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
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267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97510 Low Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
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268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
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269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Navigator 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
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273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back because #2 engine failed. Attacked target of opportunity (TOO) at 53°40'N,07°55'E, near Quakenbrück, Germany.
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274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Navigator 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
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280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
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281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Navigator 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to low fuel.
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