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Johns, Dwight LaReuel

Individual Personnel Data
Name Johns, Dwight LaReuel
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-723536
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #173 dated 29 August 1944, effective 29 August 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 28 January 1945
Results Transferred
Additional Information
Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Moulsford Manor, AAF Station 511 (a Flak house) on 16 December 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #246 dated 15 December 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph, "Joe"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Chamberlin, MyronCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Johns, Dwight LaReuelNavigatorTR
2nd Lt. Hammond, Jerrold EugeneBombardierCT
SGT. Fordham, Howard CalvertEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. McKinney, Roy WillardBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Bauer, Lawrence MartinTail GunnerCT
SGT. Ortiz, Ralph GregoryFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Stevens, Sam StanleyFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 24 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Navigator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Navigator 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
High group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Navigator 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 42‑37822 Aborted mission after taking off.
First Squadron. Aborted due to defective manifold pressure in #3 engine.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Navigator 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38757.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Navigator 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron Deputy. Gee-H ship. Landed away at Brussels, Belgium, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 401st BG for today's mission. Manned by 401st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship; low Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing C group.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Loaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead D Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Because the group leader did not climb over clouds at French coast, this Squadron continued on its own to the IP and target, attacking by Gee-H.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Assumed lead at IP for Gee-H bomb run, but equipment failed 2/3 of the way to the target; relinquished lead to Squadron leader.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led a normal Gee-H bombing run with the low Squadron releasing on the lead.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
PFF & Gee-H ship. Loaned to the 92nd BG with Gee-H navigator; remaining unidentified crew provided by 92nd BG. Bombed 92nd assigned primary target.
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Gee-H Navigator 44‑8211 Aborted mission after taking off.
Group lead. Turned back over field due to mechanical failure.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Gee-H Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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