Goulder, Edmund Samuel

Individual Personnel Data
Name Goulder, Edmund Samuel   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-736509   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943, effective 1 February 1943.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 1 December 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Additional Information
  • Sustained 'non-serious' shrapnel wounds to legs on 16 August 1943 mission.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty (R&R) to 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earls, Hampshire on or about 15 October 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #95 dated 13 September 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 1335 (5.166 MB)
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelGoulder Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ogilvie, Donald PotterPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Goulder, Edmund SamuelCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Barkley, John William, JrNavigatorKIS
2nd Lt. Wilson, William Hollis, "Hollis"BombardierKIA
SGT. Murray, James RaymondRadio Operator / GunnerEV
S/SGT. Hood, Emmett AlexanderEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. McKeon, James WilliamBall Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Dudla, John RichardTail GunnerINT
SGT. Campbell, Fred SimpsonFlexible GunnerTR
SGT. Sherman, Robert Ellsworth, JrFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Co-pilot 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Co-pilot 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Co-pilot 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because they couldn't keep up with formation; detonation suspected.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑3104 which was flown by the Sierens Crew.
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑30043 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back over Yarmouth; could not reach altitude or keep up with formation; lower turret was out and top turret Vickers unit was 'vaporizing' (?).
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑5849 Combat Mission Credit
Pilot and co-pilot wounded in legs by shrapnel.
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Pilot 42‑29699 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Pilot 42‑29699 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Pilot 42‑29699 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Pilot 42‑5849 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Pilot 42‑5849 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to #2 engine failure.
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Snetterton Heath Airfield, AAF Station 138, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Pilot 42‑5747 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Molesworth due to weather.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Crew bailed out over England; aircraft crashed near Chetwode, UK on return.
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Squadron of composite group.
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑5838 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; deputy flight lead.
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑5838 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3259 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron lead; Ground Spare Aircraft (545th BS), replaced 42‑3441; turned back due to pilot illness.
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; mechanical problems; turned back at 11:30am.
Sortie Report

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