Hines, James Wesley

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hines, James Wesley
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-802750
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 10 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Southport (a Flak house) on or about 10 February 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #28 EXTRACT dated 10 February 1944.
  • Promoted to Captain on 2 August 1944, per squadron history (microfilm A0640-01605).
  • Appointed Squadron Operations Officer in August 1944, relieving Captain William A Jones, per squadron history (microfilm A0640-01607).
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hines, James WesleyPilotCT
2nd Lt. Burch, Hugh RalphCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Copeland, Carter GlennNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Morris, Richard WilliamBombardierTBD
S/SGT. Dahms, Rex JRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Wilson, Jerome FranklinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerWIA
SGT. Douglas, James CliftonBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Cahill, William Lawrence, JrTail GunnerCT
SGT. Jarvis, Francis HarrisonFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Woodard, Everett DerwoodFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 41 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead; landed away at Woodbridge.
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; assumed lead when group lead aborted.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑29554. Also see comments for aircraft 42‑29688 for this mission.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑5404 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑37727 Aborted mission after taking off.
Flying Spare. Joined formation, then turned back becuse aircraft needed 'excessive power settings ... to stay in formation.'
Sortie Report
50 5 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑29632 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Pilot 42‑3051 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at Coltishall, Norfolk, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Pilot 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Jettisoned bombs when an engine was shot away by an enemy wircraft and had to leave formation. S/Sgt. Everett Woodard, right waist gunner, awarded Silver Star, Owens p. 199;
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 42‑37801 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; tail gunner fell ill.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Pilot 42‑29632 Combat Mission Credit
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65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Pilot 42‑29632 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑29632 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Ball Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron, low group.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑31484.
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑31048 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because of low fuel.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back when oxygen system had been shot out by flak; dropped bombs and 25 parcels of 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) on TOO near Lingen, Germany, with 'poor' results.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97124 Combat Mission Credit
Nathan (Nataan) Asch, 41-year old writer from Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and son of Sholem Asch, the well-known author, completed the mission with this crew. Asch, an Air Force sergeant, was stationed in London with the Eighth Air Force Public Relations Headquarters, with duty as a war correspondent. He went to sleep while the formation was over Germany. 'I was terrified' he confessed. 'There had been a rending noise in the nose and I guess my going to sleep was just a mental escape to disabuse my mind. Flak was bursting all around. When I woke up there was a hole just below me. I grabbed a flak suit and crushed it to me like a baby.' He expressed surprise when combat men described the mission as quiet compared to most of them. From Henry L Davis papers, AFHRA, Maxwell AFB.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑37789 Combat Mission Credit
NOTE: The Loading List incorrectly identified the co-pilot as Sidney Bush.
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80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Pilot 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑97124 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High composite group lead, 41st D wing.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Commander 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Commander 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Pilot 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Commander 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, low group lead. Did not bomb because unable to see wing lead release bombs.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. Assumed lead at IP for a Gee-H bombing run. The Gee-H equipment malfunctioned, so bombing was by PFF on the wing lead.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Commander 44‑8047 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low squadron lead. PFF ship. Aborted due to failure of #2 engine.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. PFF ship. Since deputy's Gee-H equipment failed prior to IP, led the squadron to attack the secondary using PFF.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. PFF ship. Led squadron in PFF attack on secondary target.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Ostheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
Sortie Report

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