Kell, Joseph Wilfred

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kell, Joseph Wilfred
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-757621
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders & 65 dated 24 March 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 19 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Southport, Lancashire (a Flak House) on 19 June 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #115 dated 18 June 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Brown, Robert HaroldPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kell, Joseph WilfredCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Rule, Johnson WilliamNavigatorEV
1st Lt. Rader, Richard EugeneBombardierEV
S/SGT. Sturak, Stanley JohnRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Smith, Dewey CarlyleEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Roberson, Charles WilliamBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Vann, George Daniel, JrTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Atkins, James AsaFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. McManus, Cornelius PatrickFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Co-pilot 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with wounded crewmen aboard.
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Co-pilot 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Co-pilot 42‑97573 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Jettisoned incendiaries.
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Co-pilot 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, low group 40th CBW.
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Co-pilot 42‑97521 Aborted mission after taking off.
Group B flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, high group, 41st A CBW.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Gun Battery, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Co-pilot 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
I squadron.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Vannes Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vannes, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Scheduled as a lead group flying spare, was apparently re-assigned to #5 in the lead squadron when Minor scrubbed.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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