Henderson, William Vincent

Individual Personnel Data
Name Henderson, William Vincent
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-761939
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, effective 17 July 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 12 December 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty (TD) to Furzedown House, AAF Station 563 (a Flak house) on 8 November 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #219 dated 6 November 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Henderson, William VincentPilotCT
2nd Lt. Oosterhof, Franklin GeraldCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Segars, Arthur WoodrowNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Smith, George KBombardierCT
S/SGT. Owens, Buddy LouisRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Rodgers, William MackEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Tobman, Milton (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Woodruff, Walker AceTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Austin, Ralph EarlFlexible GunnerCT
PVT. O'Malley, Herbert MFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Co-pilot 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
H Group.
Sortie Report
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
This aircraft carried delayed-action bombs which were jettisoned in the Channel.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
E Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
C Wing, low group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97986. Note that the 'mickey' navigator Schwab (indicated on formation chart) was not included on the crew list for this aircraft, indicating the original aircraft planned for this crew was PFF-equipped, while this one was not. Led wing back to base after target after taking over for flak-damaged wing lead.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Deputy lead. This aircraft led the group on two PFF runs, was hit by flak over target area and lost two engines; could not keep up with group and was going to land in Belgium; plane was under control, but was reported to explode at about 2,000' altitude. However, while it was out of commission for about two months, it was back flying combat missions in December.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Pilot 42‑107148 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38034 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Due to failure of Gee-H equipment on deputy, led attack on PFF secondary target.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Commander 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; high Squadron lead, 41st C group.
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report

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