Koch, William Conrad

Individual Personnel Data
Name Koch, William Conrad   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-2058496   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944, effective 31 August 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 13 September 1944
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium: Tablets of the Missing
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 15 May 1924
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 8902 (16.169 MB)

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Canion, Bill ElmerPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Gray, Fred PriceCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Koch, William ConradNavigatorMIA
2nd Lt. Eicher, Alvin AnthonyBombardierPOW
CPL. Friedman, Jack KenyonRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
CPL. McAnear, Carlton SidneyEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Kulis, Peter WilliamBall Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Filkorn, John GeorgeTail GunnerKIA
CPL. Martin, Leonard NelsonFlexible GunnerKIA
CPL. McKnight, Lyle OrinFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑37703 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
41A Group. Turned back due to #2 engine failure.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
At 1124, immediately after bombs away, this aircraft was observed going down in flames due to flak. MACR 8902
Sortie Report

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