Jackson, Taylor H

Individual Personnel Data
Name Jackson, Taylor H
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-770673
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #179 dated 8 September 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 15 April 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Orr, James WPilotTBD
2nd Lt. Jackson, Taylor HCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Moon, William EBombardierCT
CPL. Kennebeck, Edwin ERadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Goode, Joseph EdwardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Rauch, John, JrBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Ozyjowski, Eugene (NMI)Tail GunnerKIA
CPL. Reed, Gordon WilburFlexible GunnerPOW
CPL. Spafford, Kenneth CFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Went over target but did not release bombs due to bomb bay malfunction; bomb bay doors could not be fully opened, either electrically or manually. Returned bombs to base.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron flying spare; returned as briefed.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38615 Combat Mission Credit
At 1100 hrs in the vicinity of [Bad] Iburg, aircraft was hit by flak and peeled off from formation with #2 wing tank smoking and leaking; last seen over Osnabrück with wheels down and under control; no chutes; landed in allied territory, near Brussels, with all crew safe.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Co-pilot 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron flying spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Butzweilerdorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to #3 engine supercharger failing.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Aborted mission after taking off.
Hot camera ship. Aborted due to mechanical failure; landed away at Halesworth; jettisoned bombs in Channel.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
258 21 January 1945 Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6590 Aircraft did not take off.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
High squadron flying spare; joined formation. Bombed with the group but returned independently due to internal engine failure.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6892 Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
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268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
King appears on the loading list as 'B' position ('Bombardier'), but is actually a 'Togglier' - an enlisted man who releases the bombs, but has no Norden bomb sight.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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