Holmes, George W

Individual Personnel Data
Name Holmes, George W
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-768102
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #190 dated 26 September 1944
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 15 February 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Completed tour of combat duty and transferred out of Group during February 1945, per squadron history (microfilm A0640-01647).
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-10-12-521 (3.499 MB)
Accident Report # 44-10-23-527 (2.444 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Holmes, George WPilotCT
2nd Lt. Mohr, James HCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Mason, MarkNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Gerlach, Menceslaus AnthonyBombardierKIA
CPL. Burke, John JosephRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Preble, James JarvisEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Hensley, Clyde WilburnBall Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Harshman, William EverettTail GunnerCT
CPL. Applegate, William CharlesFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Hultberg, Stanley RobertFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Second Squadron.
Sortie Report
-- 12 October 1944 Location: Pilot 43‑37717 A hard landing caused starboard main landing gear to collapse, resulting in damage to that side of the aircraft. There were no crew injuries.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102518.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
-- 23 October 1944 Location: Passenger 42‑102518 Landing gear collapsed after returning from a training mission. There were no crew injuries.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 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
Pilot 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Pilot 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron. Landed away at Boxted due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Left formation over friendly territory and landed on Continent, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Pilot 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Division deputy. Ordered to fly as the low Squadron deputy to make room for the low Squadron leader to fly in the division deputy position.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Aircraft did not take off.
Low Squadron deputy; did not take off.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report

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