Humble, Joe Thomas

Individual Personnel Data
Name Humble, Joe Thomas   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 18194624   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 special Orders #136 dated 5 November 1943
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 11 February 1944
Reported missing on MACR 2530 (16.260 MB)
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 1398 (2.657 MB)
Related Documents MACR 2530 (16.260 MB)
E&E Report 1398 (2.657 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Moore, Clifford OrvillePilotPOW
2nd Lt. Stewart, Gilman CarterCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Collins, Bernard JohnNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Kenney, Paul EBombardierPOW
PVT. Puckett, Noah LeeRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Traynor, James PatrickEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Brown, Jack MBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Humble, Joe ThomasTail GunnerEV
SGT. Lee, Donald RobertFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Wells, Richard LFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37776 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low squadron. Aborted due to excessive icing; aircraft stalled at 80mph and dropped 3000' after hitting propwash in icing conditions.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Tail Gunner 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31073 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑29927.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Tail Gunner 42‑3051 Combat Mission Credit
Composite group.
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31211 Aborted mission after taking off.
Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
Low group high squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31375 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Tail Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Tail Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Last seen at 1240 hrs 20 mi west of Frankfurt, losing altitude rapidly but under control; aircraft made a right turn toward another formation, continued losing altitude, dropping into clouds; Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Valenciennes, France (9 km SE, per German report). MACR 2530
Sortie Report

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