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Gray, Harold Reginald

Individual Personnel Data
Name Gray, Harold Reginald
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-834414
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #258 dated 28 December 1944, effective 28 December 1944.
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1092 - Pilot, B-24
Last Duty Date 25 April 1945
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
  • Appointed First Lieutenant (AUS) per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 4 May 1944.
  • Granted a 7 day leave to visit Switzerland on or about 20 September 1945 per Station 195 Special Order #50, 19 September 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-02-01-539 (3.203 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Brown, Willard A, JrPilotTR
2nd Lt. Gray, Harold ReginaldCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Silverman, Murray CarltonNavigatorKIA
CPL. Minter, Louis ArlingtonRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. DeMattei, Laurence CharlesEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Volpe, Roland (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Pacocha, Edward JSpot JammerCT
CPL. Meyette, Raymond PerleyTail GunnerCT
CPL. Myers, Ben Rice, JrFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 33 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Lead PFF ground spare; replaced 8221, which was taken by group lead when 8211 was scrubbed. Group deputy. Landed away at Woodbridge; flak damage caused prop to fall off during landing.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
262 29 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Siegen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38927 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Crashed on return from mission while attempting to land at Molesworth Airfield, AAF Station 107, due to low fuel. Aircraft destroyed, no injuries to crew.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97824 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back due to a runaway propellor.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Rattlesden Airfield, AAF Station 126.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38974. High Squadron.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Little Staughton Airfield, AAF Station 127, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39236 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6514.
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Pilot 42‑107125 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Low Squadron flying spare; could not locate formation, turned back at Control Point 2.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Aircraft suffered major damage from fighter attacks.
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Pilot 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Pilot 43‑39444 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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