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Arnold, Vern L

Individual Personnel Data
Name Arnold, Vern L
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-768978
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, effective 24 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the 70th Replacement Depot AAF Station 591, Chorley, Lancashire, per 547th BS Morning Report dated 27 March 1945, effective 20 March 1945.
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 20 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at Deming AAF, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Class #44-03, 26 February 1943.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Stanbridge Earls, AAF Station 503 (a Flak house) on 5 December 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #238 dated 4 December 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Bills, Edgar LPilotCT
2nd Lt. Weideman, Dennis Archer, "Red"Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Gronemeyer, Lyle JacobNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Arnold, Vern LBombardierCT
CPL. Potts, Raymond LouisRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Miller, LuVerne FrankEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Iorio, William LouisBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Mauck, Keith WilburTail GunnerWIA
CPL. Conlon, Jack DempseyFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Murray, John JosephFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Four bombs hung up.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Bombardier 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Bombardier 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Bombardier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97150.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6105 Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed
High group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8011 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron. Returned with #2 and #4 feathered.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Division Deputy. Gee-H ship. Returned early due to material failure.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Bombardier 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; high Squadron lead. Took lead for 2nd bomb run and bombing with PFF.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Bombardier 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97824 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Gee-H ship; lead Squadron deputy; turned back at Dutch coast due to runaway prop; shaft snapped on return flight; engine burst into flames on landing; bombs jettisoned.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, B group; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report

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