Horan, William Paul

Individual Personnel Data
Name Horan, William Paul   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-1305581   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #201 dated 11 October 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 27 December 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot B Row 16 Grave 2
Additional Information
Transferred from the 544th to the 547th on SO #213 dated 28 October 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 11248 (62.733 MB)

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 8 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; C group lead.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Observer 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
A group lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group. Landed away at Sudbury Airfield, AAF Station 174, due to inclement weather.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship. Received direct flak burst two minutes after attacking secondary; burst hit behind ball turret and completely disengaged the tail assembly; three chutes observed; crashed near Mühlbach (near Arenburg), Germany; MACR 11248
Sortie Report

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