Hamblin, Oscar Klass

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hamblin, Oscar Klass   
Rank Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 17034003   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #50 dated 17 July 1943
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
Last Duty Date 9 September 1943
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 210 (8.082 MB)
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 775 (9.803 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 210 (8.082 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Riddel, Jacques EPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Holland, Warren BCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Peirce, Richard JNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Hawes, Harry ABombardierEV
T/SGT. Kirby, Charles L, JrRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Hamblin, Oscar KlassEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Saperstein, Harry (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Ross, William HowardTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Morley, James PFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Ruch, Edward FFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 6 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Out of gas (right wing hit by flak), FW-190 finished them off, crashed near Rheims, France; MACR 775.
Sortie Report

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