Lee, Donald Robert

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lee, Donald Robert   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 11090631   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 special Orders #136 dated 5 November 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 11 February 1944
Reported missing on MACR 2530 (16.260 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France: Plot A Row 18 Grave 32
Related Documents MACR 2530 (16.260 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Moore, Clifford OrvillePilotPOW
2nd Lt. Stewart, Gilman CarterCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Collins, Bernard JohnNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Kenney, Paul EBombardierPOW
PVT. Puckett, Noah LeeRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Traynor, James PatrickEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Brown, Jack MBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Humble, Joe ThomasTail GunnerEV
SGT. Lee, Donald RobertFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Wells, Richard LFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 12 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37776 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low squadron. Aborted due to excessive icing; aircraft stalled at 80mph and dropped 3000' after hitting propwash in icing conditions.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31073 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑29927.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3051 Combat Mission Credit
Composite group.
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31211 Aborted mission after taking off.
Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31375 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Last seen at 1240 hrs 20 mi west of Frankfurt, losing altitude rapidly but under control; aircraft made a right turn toward another formation, continued losing altitude, dropping into clouds; Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Valenciennes, France (9 km SE, per German report). MACR 2530
Sortie Report

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