Horetski, Frank Vanetine

Individual Personnel Data
Name Horetski, Frank Vanetine   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 36555710   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #113 dated 15 June 1944
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 19 July 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Épinal American Cemetery, Épinal, France: Plot B Row 2 Grave 12
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #122 dated 26 June 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 7280 (7.030 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Mount, Dick WilsonPilotINT
2nd Lt. Stuempfle, Robert AlanCo-pilotINT
2nd Lt. Rouse, Robert LyleNavigatorINT
SGT. Rients, Vernon WilliamTogglierINT
S/SGT. Elias, Donald JohnRadio Operator / GunnerINT
S/SGT. Bond, Thomas WilliamEngineer / Top Turret GunnerINT
SGT. Horetski, Frank VanetineBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Fiederowicz, Edward JosephTail GunnerINT
SGT. Kurz, Anthony LouisFlexible GunnerINT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 10 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, high group, 41sr B wing.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Ball Turret 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
147 27 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
Ball Turret 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
41st B section.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Ball Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, high group, 41st A wing. Landed away at Wattisham, AAF Station 377, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Ball Turret 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Landed away at at Knettishall, AAF Station 136, on return due to heavy battle damage; bombed target; all crew safe.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Ball Turret 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group. Attacked by enemy aircraft immediately after bombs away; at 0957 hrs he called for permission to land in Switzerland because of four wounded crewmen and three engines out. Force-landed at Dubendorf, Switzerland. MACR 7280
Sortie Report

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