Edwards, Floyd Clinton

Individual Personnel Data
Name Edwards, Floyd Clinton   
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-665291   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Additional Information
  • Promoted to first Lieutenant effective 26 April 1943 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 29 April 1943.
  • Injured by FLAK on 25 July 1943 mission: was in the hospital and off combat duty for an extended period.
  • Granted a ten day leave of absence effective on or about 18 October 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #121 dated 18 October 1943.
  • Granted an eight day leave of absence effective on or about 14 February 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #27 dated 9 February 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4348 (9.171 MB)
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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 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Pilot 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
Pilot 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
Pilot 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
Pilot 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
Pilot 42‑29985 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Pilot 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
Pilot 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
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Pilot 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37816.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Pilot 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; assumed lead when group lead aborted.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Low group, low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑31246 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead. 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
Pilot 42‑31246 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Pilot 42‑31058 Wearther aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified in Group documents.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Pilot 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Molesworth, England, flew aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑37974 Weather aircraft.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group lead.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
High composite group lead. Left formation immediately after target and instructed deputy Laboda to take over lead; set course for Switzerland; 4 chutes; e/a, cr Maulbronn (25 miles NW of Stuttgart), Germany. MACR 4348
Sortie Report

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