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Bailey, Robert Rex

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bailey, Robert Rex   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 19126547   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, effective 6 May 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 18 September 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #124 dated 29 June 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ungerman, Kenneth ArmisteadPilotCT
2nd Lt. Widner, Charles WilliamCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Williams, Evan LetcherNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Cheresnik, Edward JohnBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Bailey, Robert RexRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Schlising, Roger EEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Vallone, Frank PhilipBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Price, William RobertTail GunnerCT
SGT. Jacobs, Dallas AthelFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Stephens, Herbert AFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
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 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
124 3 June 1944 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High Group.
Sortie Report
129 6 June 1944 Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group. Bombed Primary Target.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kimbolton, AAF Station 117, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead. Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97139.
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, high group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
147 27 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
Radio Operator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy, 41st B section.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Radio Operator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Radio Operator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
152 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Blanc Pignon Ferme, Cléty, France
Radio Operator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Lead. Landed away at Knettishall, AAF Station 136, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Lead group. Turned back due to a crewman's serious illness; replaced crewman and took off, but could not catch up with formation.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Radio Operator 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group. Landed with #1 feathered.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report

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