Hendricks, William Chalmers

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hendricks, William Chalmers   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 33678472   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 28 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #103 dated 3 June 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Gottfried, Raymond NathanPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Gonyon, Thomas Richard, JrCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Sell, Herman RewellienNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Simons, Harry (NMI)BombardierCT
S/SGT. Podos, Bernard (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hagan, Eugene ThomasEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Hendricks, William ChalmersBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. McCullough, Jerry LynellTail GunnerCT
SGT. Handley, Warren JosephFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Myers, Lewis PorterFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Ball Turret 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Ball Turret 42‑31235 Aborted mission after taking off.
Numbers 2 & 3 superchargers were out; aircraft was unable to stay in formation.
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Bombed target; landed away at RAF Ford, West Sussex, with #4 engine out and pilot wounded by flak.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Ball Turret 42‑37785 Group B.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Assumed this role after original Deputy aborted.
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Four Medium Howitzer Batteries, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Ball Turret 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Ball Turret 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
I Squadron.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Ball Turret 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Low Group.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Ball Turret 42‑102959 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High Group. Jettisoned bombs after target.
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Ball Turret 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Ball Turret 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare, high group, 41st B wing; joined formation. Landed away at Boxted, AAF Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Ball Turret 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report

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