Jelneck, William Edward

Individual Personnel Data
Name Jelneck, William Edward
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-723093
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #173 dated 29 August 1944, effective 29 August 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 5 May 1945.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 5 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Appointed First Lieutenant effective 12 December 1944 per 546th bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 December 1944.
  • Granted a seven day operational leave of absence effective 2 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #260 dated 30 January 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ellis, Harold RichardPilotCT
2nd Lt. Worthen, Kirk WinthropCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Jelneck, William EdwardNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Stickling, John HenryBombardierCT
CPL. Hayes, David NewcombeRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Rosenfield, Arthur (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Marlatt, Guy ClairBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Timmons, David WesleyTail GunnerCT
CPL. Maupin, Vernon EugeneFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Liem, Jack HenryFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Navigator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
A group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron. Subjected to intense and very accurate flak in target area; initially reported MIA, found to have landed in allied territory. The crew was uninjured, returning to base on 13 October, and resumed flying combat missions on the 15th. The Aircraft was returned to Grafton Underwood also. It was repaired, re-assigned to the 544th, and resumed flying combat missions on 11 December 1944.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Gee-H ship. Led Squadron on bomb run.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, A group; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, B Group. PFF and Gee-H ship. Bombed independently using Gee-H.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Led high Squadron on a normal Gee-H bombing run.
Sortie Report
255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Navigator 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron lead
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Navigator 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Navigator 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Lt. Walker, Low Squadron Lead
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Navigator 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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