Barth, Boyd Austin

Individual Personnel Data
Name Barth, Boyd Austin   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 19185923   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 30 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #89 dated 12 May 1944.
  • Attached to the 1140th Military Police Company for rations, quarters and administration per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #131 dated 7 July 1944.
  • Relieved from attachment for RQ&A to the 1140th Military Police Company per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #142 dated 20 July 1944.
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Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Peterson, Walter ThomasPilotCT
2nd Lt. Malthouse, William AlbertCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cunningham, Wilbert PhilmoreNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Pitts, William LawrenceBombardierCT
S/SGT. Mignano, Anthony (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Barth, Boyd AustinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Coke, Crawford CalvinBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Frederick, Roger RoyceTail GunnerCT
SGT. Evans, Homer JosephFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Flinn, Edward JamesFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Did not atack target due to malfunction of bomb bay doors, and mechanical difficulty with release mechanism; jettisoned 7x1000# GP bombs 2 minutes before target and 1x1000# GP shortly after target.
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102518.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
104 9 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
110 20 May 1944 Target: Orly Airport
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Group B High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
121 31 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Colmar, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Four Medium Howitzer Batteries, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
L Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Landed away at RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, High Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑97178.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing. Landed away at Boxted, AAF Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report

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