Kelly, Victor Thomas

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kelly, Victor Thomas   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-734469   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 17 August 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: New Jersey
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 294 (1.307 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Edwards, Floyd ClintonPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Gordy, Paul PateCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Koenig, Robert MartinNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Kelly, Victor ThomasBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Ellis, Milzia ColemanRadio Operator / GunnerTR
S/SGT. DeElmo, William FowlerEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
S/SGT. Svirsky, LeonBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Guzy, Edward FrankTail GunnerTR
S/SGT. Meyer, Alfred (NMI)Flexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Miller, Walter AmosFlexible GunnerPOW


Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 9 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Bombardier 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Tail gunner's feet were frostbitten.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Bombardier 42‑3216 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #3 engine running rough, low oil pressure and smoking; feathered engine.
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Bombardier 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Bombardier 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Bombardier 42‑29985 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Bombardier 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, group deputy.
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5855 Combat Mission Credit
The pilot was wounded shortly after crossing the enemy coast, so co-pilot flew most of the mission.
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Bombardier 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Bombardier 42‑3459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by flak; crashed near Stangenroth (Bad Kissingen area), Germany. MACR 294
Sortie Report

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