Kinnaird, William Robert

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kinnaird, William Robert
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-764037
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, effective 26 July 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 17 April 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Granted a seven (7) day sick leave of absence effective 12 September 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #181 dated 12 September 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty (TD) to Stanbridge Earls, AAF Station 503 on 8 November 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #220 dated 7 November 1944.
  • Placed on Specal Duty with Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bomb Group effective 16 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #14 dated 16 January 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Kinnaird, William RobertPilotCT
2nd Lt. O'Donnell, Phillip JohnCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Sharp, Paul HowardNavigatorTR
Flt. Ofcr. Hannan, John MichaelBombardierCT
SGT. Adams, Benjamin HaroldTogglierPOW
SGT. Schwartzly, Anthony JosephRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. McGee, Earl ThomasEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Henderson, Clinton Leon, ""Tex""Ball Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Keefe, William (NMI)Tail GunnerCT
CPL. Freitas, Lawrence ErnestFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Pilot 42‑102566 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 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
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Pilot 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37917. Landed away at RAF Wethersfield, Essex, due to weather. Apparently ferried to Ridgewell prior to 24 December mission.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Pilot 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Took off from Ridgewell Airfield, AAF Station 167 (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather), to lead a Squadron of the 381st BG to attack Steinbach Airfield in Germany.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Pilot 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. with Lt. Col William C Sipes of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing as Air Commander. PFF & Gee-H ship. Gee-H failed prior to IP; turned over lead to high Squadron. Did not attack target because bombardier noticed, approaching the bomb release point (high Squadron leading), that they were a mile to the left of the target. Bombs were held with the intention of making another run, but the remainder of the group had dropped on the high Squadron leader.
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Pilot 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Pilot 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
Pilot 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Pilot 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Pilot 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Pilot 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Pilot 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Pilot 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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