Hightshoe, Clarence Cecil

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hightshoe, Clarence Cecil
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-719946
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944
  • Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 13 March 1945 - 305th Bomb Group, effective 10 March 1945.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 10 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Landed in enemy territory on 9 September 1944 near the French town of Harville, Meuse. Aircraft left formation on return near Luxemburg due to battle damage; crash-landed in France; crew evaded and all returned to allied lines by the next day; the aircraft was salvaged.
  • Appointed First Lieutenant effective 20 September 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 27 September 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-12-31-516 (6.955 MB)
Oral History Interview




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Capt. Vinnedge, Roy AlanPilotCT
2nd Lt. Schaaf, Herbert HenryCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Hightshoe, Clarence CecilNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Roberts, Jack DeightonBombardierCT
S/SGT. Burek, Stanley ThomasRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Walcott, Lester AllenEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Wisdahl, Raymond OrlandoBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Beesley, Delmar JamesTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Dunham, Lorin ArthurFlexible GunnerTR
SGT. Rock, Frank WillisFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 24 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low section lead.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Landed in enemy territory on 9 September 1944 near the French town of Harville, Meuse. Aircraft left formation on return near Luxemburg due to battle damage; crash-landed in France; crew evaded and all returned to allied lines by the next day; the aircraft was salvaged.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Navigator 43‑38588 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Lead Squadron. Could not find formation.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Navigator 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at Boxted due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 401st BG for today's mission. Manned by 401st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report. Landed away at RAF Tangmere, West Sussex.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 44‑8401 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead. Aborted over base due to instrument failure; bombs jettisoned.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 351st BG for today's mission. Manned by 351st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
-- 31 December 1944 Location: Navigator 43‑38262 A fire occurred in left wing after landing at Grafton Underwood. Damage to aircraft was relatively minor, and no personnel were injured. Additional [non-384th] crew identified as 1Lt Ernest C Andrews (pilot, 398th BG), 2Lt Billie W Buffalew (co-pilot), S/Sgt George Capral, Jr (radio), Sgt Albert Gindra (duty unspecified).
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Navigator 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H equipped aircraft. Loaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report. It was seriously damaged by fire when it landed at Grafton Underwood after the ferry flight from Nuthampstead Airfield after the mission.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship. Loaned to the 306th BG with Gee-H navigator; remaining unidentified crew provided by 306th BG. Bombed 306th assigned secondary target.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship. Loaned to 92nd BG with Gee-H navigator; unidentified crewmembers provided by the 92nd BG. Attacked assigned 92nd BG primary target.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
This aircraft was originally assigned to Cook (low Squadron deputy); taken by Abbott after finding 42‑97824 unservicable, and no other Gee-H ships were available. Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Gee-H Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 457th BG for today's mission. Manned by 457th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑38013 Aircraft did not take off.
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38757 when displaced by Ruckman. Did not take off due to snowstorm.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Gee-H Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 401st BG, with Gee-H navigator.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 305th BG for today's mission. Manned by 305th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Navigator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
PFF and Gee-H ship. Loaned to the 457th BG for today's mission. Manned by 457th BG personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report

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