Fruit, David Leo

Individual Personnel Data
Name Fruit, David Leo   
Rank Private / Sergeant
Serial Number 37537164   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #65 dated 25 March 1945, effective 25 March 1945.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot E Row 0 Grave 87
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 1 April 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #70 dated 1 April 1945.
  • Killed in action with D MacKellar Crew.
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-04-06-523 (2.689 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Enns, Harkless GPilotTBD
Flt. Ofcr. McLaughlin, Orland FrankCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Hill, Charles RNavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Barbour, Edward RobertBombardierTR
PVT. Fruit, David LeoRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
CPL. Puckett, Darrell HernerEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Hearne, John HubertBall Turret GunnerTR
PVT. Buczynski, Stephen StanislausTail GunnerTBD
PVT. Doody, Lawrence Joseph, JrFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 0 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6923 Crashed near Broughton after takeoff; crew killed.
Sortie Report

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