Kass, Robert Hiler

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kass, Robert Hiler
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-746366
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #141 dated 12 November 1943, effective 12 November 1943.
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 17 October 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Ordered to travel to the 302nd Dispensary, AAF Station 101, High Wycombe for study and disposition by Central Medical Board for an indefinite period, on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #29 dated 12 February 1944.
  • Ordered to travel to the 302nd Dispensary, AAF Station 101, High Wycombe on or about 26 April 1944 for study and disposition by Central Medical Board for an indefinite period, on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #77 dated 25 April 1944.
  • Ordered to travel to AAF Station 101 on or about 12 June 1944 for approximately five days study by Central Medical Board per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #110 dated 11 June 1944.
  • Placed on seven (7) days Temporary Duty at 8th AF Rest Home, Stanbridge Earls, AAF Station 503 (a Flak House) on 23 September 1944 to carry out the orders of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #184 dated 18 September 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Boles, Andrew John, JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kass, Robert HilerCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Beinar, Theophilus EdwardNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Malcolm, George SawyerBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Cason, Alfred GibbsRadio Operator / GunnerTR
S/SGT. Vorisek, Donald ThomasEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cologne, Harry FrancisBall Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Faust, Glenn MillardTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Butman, Frank HenryFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Stanley, James FarrellFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 34 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to a runaway prop that wouldn't feather.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29733 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed (overshot) at RAF Coltishall due to battle damage. "The A/C is a total wreck but none of the crew were injured."
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1325 hrs due to #2 supercharger going up to 60 inches at 23000ft; forced to feather #2 prop; returned bombs.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Co-pilot 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29632 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Did not take off.
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31375 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Flying Spare.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Co-pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
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 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Pilot 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Low section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6294. Hot camera ship. High group deputy.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8047 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; wing deputy.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Group Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Pilot 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Second Squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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