Johnstone, William Andrew

Individual Personnel Data
Name Johnstone, William Andrew
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-755355
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, effective 16 July 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 1 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Placed on seven (7) days Temporary Duty at Palace Hotel, AAF Station 524 (a Flak House) to carry out the orders of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #182 dated 14 September 1944. Will Proceed date omitted on SSO. 15 September 1944 listed on 545th BS Squadron Morning Report of 14 September 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-10-23-527 (2.444 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Johnstone, William AndrewPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Weaver, Paul HansonCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Simpson, MorrisNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. DeCelles, Charles BBombardierCT
S/SGT. Markley, Harland DeanRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Williams, J C (IO)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Curtin, John (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. David, Lloyd PrestonTail GunnerCT
SGT. Nolan, Richard ThomasFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Trimble, Frederick CushingFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
I Group.
Sortie Report
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Pilot 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Brakes out on landing.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped two minutes early on primary target; hit marshalling yards instead. Returned with #2 feathered.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, low group. Did not bomb because unable to see wing lead release bombs.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Returned with two engines out.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Second Squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship. Assumed lead after Hines/Hulcher aborted.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. PFF ship. Took over on bomb run after lead Gee-H equipment failed; completed attack on primary target.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
-- 23 October 1944 Location: Pilot 42‑102518 Landing gear collapsed after returning from a training mission. There were no crew injuries.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed prior to IP.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed before primary IP, so this aircraft was not able to lead the Squadron to attack the primary target.
Sortie Report

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