Grosbier, Gordon Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Grosbier, Gordon Joseph   
Rank Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 16056083   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #69 dated 12 April 1944
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 11 August 1944, effective 10 August 1944.
  • Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 2 October 1944 - 70th Replacement Depot Stone , effective 25 September 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 25 September 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
DecorationsAwarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for completing 27 combat missions.
Awarded the Air Medal and three oak leaf clusters for completing 23 combat missions.
Additional Information
  • Placed on Detached Service (DS) with the 305th Bomb Group effective 5 June 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 6 June 1944.
  • Returned from DS with the 305th Bomb Group to duty with the 546th Bomb Squadron effective 1 August 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 2 August 1944.
    Placed on seven days convalescent leave per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 11 August 1944.
Related Documents Grosbier, Combat Mission Diary (8.508 MB)
Grosbier, Daily Journal (6.235 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Strand, Robert EPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Froebel, Ronald HolcombCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Umstattd, James McNuttNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Brown, Sherwood GilbertBombardierCT
T/SGT. Grosbier, Gordon JosephRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. D'Emilio, Nick VictorEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
SGT. D'Amelio, Vincent AnthonyBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Gent, Daniel Barry, JrTail GunnerCT
SGT. Neeson, Richard SFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Cain, John BruceFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 24 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107074 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Radio Operator 42‑37776 Combat Mission Credit
A Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107074 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107074 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107083.
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Radio Operator 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
Number 2 and 4 superchargers failed; unable to keep up with formation.
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Radio Operator 42‑107074 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Radio Operator 42‑97081 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107083 Aborted mission after taking off.
Oxygen went out two hours after take off.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102402 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0815 hrs because pilot became ill.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97139 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, high composite group, 41st CBW.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Group. Turned back at 1155 hrs; couldn't make contact with Group.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Group A.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Radio Operator 42‑102430 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
41B Group Flying Spare.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
122 2 June 1944 Target: Gun Battery with six 155mm guns, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (5 miles S of Boulogne), France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy. This PFF ship was provided by the 305th BG, with a radar navigator, 1Lt Albert G D'Amico, from the 306th BG.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead, 41st A wing. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
158 16 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97691 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
Division deputy. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
41st B wing lead. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF aircraft provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97699 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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