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Gadd, Elliott Leroy

Individual Personnel Data
Name Gadd, Elliott Leroy   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-747390   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #96 dated 14 September 1943, effective 14 September 1943.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 9 April 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Additional Information
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Coombe House Hotel, Semley Dorsey (A Flak house) on or about 25 February 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #35 dated 21 February 1944. This order was rescinded per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #37 dated 24 February 1944.
  • Granted a seven day sick leave on or about 20 March 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #51 dated 17 March 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3653 (14.958 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Johnson, Erwin CrawfordPilotWIA
2nd Lt. Gadd, Elliott LeroyCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Bailey, William EugeneNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Littleton, George JamesBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Baker, Earl Shelton, "Jeff"Nose GunnerCT
T/SGT. Ranallo, Sam DavidRadio Operator / GunnerCT
T/SGT. Hunt, Leo AlbertEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Couture, Clement AdrianBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Parsons, Lawrence LincolnTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Fless, Gustave (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 19 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29712 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29784 Combat Mission Credit
Crew bailed out over England; their battle-damaged aircraft crash-landed near Baydon, Wiltshire. Erwin C. Johnson and Elliott L. Gadd were injured as a result of bailing out. Johnson did not fly again. Gadd remained off flight status until 5 December 1943.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Tail Gunner 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29723 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Observer 42‑3491 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead: Lt. Col. Eugene Romig (351st BG) Flight Leader, with former 384th pilot Lecates. PFF ship and personnel not identified were provided by the 482nd BG at Alconbury.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Co-pilot 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Composite group, low Squadron lead,
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑3492 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; aircraft, and remaining unidentified crew, supplied by 482BG at Alconbury. Lecates (P) was formerly a 384th pilot: he had transferred to the 482nd after completing a combat tour.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29636 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29636 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29636 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A Combat Wing. Landed away on return at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39991 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
41B Group Lead. Turned back at 1105 hrs because of failure of #2 engine.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31375 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑31222.
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97139 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Landed away at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, due to weather.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31740 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Hit by flak at 1546 hrs; left wing root on fire; the aircraft was seen circling under control and 10 chutes emerged; crashed east of Schleswig, Germany.
Sortie Report

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