Hall, Lawrence Marion

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hall, Lawrence Marion   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 17100419   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #99 dated 19 September 1943
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 28 April 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #112 dated 6October 1943.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross club, Southport (a Flak house) on 12 February 1944 per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 12 February 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Jorgenson, Henry (NMI), JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Lucas, Hoyt ColtmanCo-pilotTBD
2nd Lt. Sparrow, Harry INavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Fish, Robert LeighBombardierMIA
S/SGT. Buller, Elwood EllisRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Grant, George Vaughn, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
S/SGT. Finkelstein, Raymond LouisBall Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Hall, Lawrence MarionTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Jordan, Edward AllanFlexible GunnerTBD
SGT. Loughlin, Edmund HenryFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 29 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 41‑24575 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Attlebridge Airfield, AAF Station 120, due to low fuel. Landed at Grafton Underwood at 7:10PM, about 1.5 hours after the rest of the Group.
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑3037 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Tail Gunner 41‑24575 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 41‑24575 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Tail Gunner 41‑24560 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to loose oil line on prop governor
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Flying Spare; joined formation; turned back over enemy territory due to a cracked cylinder head on #4 engine.
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑29733 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
50 5 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37924 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29651 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39784 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead group. Turned back at 1007 hrs because #3 engine was throwing oil and caught fire.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted mission after taking off.
High group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1108 hrs over The Netherlands "because #2 supercharger surged and ran away ... was uncontrollable."
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3440 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3440 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead Squadron, lead group. Flying spare; aborted; took off one hour late and could not catch formation.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group. Turned back at 1125 hrs when #3 supercharger would not function at altitude, being able to get only 23-24 inches of boost at 19,000'.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31346 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because #2 engine supercharger surged and oscillated.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑38014 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1010 hrs because fuel transfer pump was inoperative.
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
Jettisoned bombs at 1130 hrs when aircraft was hit by bombs from Ledbetter aircraft 42‑37801 (MIA); bombs knocked out #2 engine and forced the jettisoning of bombs.
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37789 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37789 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Tail Gunner 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Joined 41st Composite Combat Wing A and bombed their primary target.
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Tail Gunner 42‑31235 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Tail Gunner 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report

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