Leschak, Nickolas, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Leschak, Nickolas, Jr
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 37564543
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #107 dated 8 June 1944
Duty Ball Turret Gunner / Togglier
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 14 October 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #170 dated 23 August 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Allred, Frank LavonPilotCT
2nd Lt. Reed, William MarcusCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. O'Sullivan, Timothy JamesNavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Ward, Donald LeroyBombardierCT
S/SGT. Drury, Eldon BoydRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Noble, Raymon LewisEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Leschak, Nickolas, JrBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Mitchell, Robert McKinley, JrBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Hunt, Virgil DowellTail GunnerCT
SGT. Redcay, Carl HarryFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Ball Turret 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Assumed Lead after designated lead aborted.
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102959 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107224 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Togglier 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Assigned to fly as the second section, high composite Squadron, high group, 41st B' wing; unable to rendezvous with the assigned group, joined a formation of the 92nd BG and bombed with them.
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Togglier 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Togglier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
152 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Blanc Pignon Ferme, Cléty, France
Togglier 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Togglier 42‑102617 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group, 41st B wing. Lost group in heavy clouds; returned to base.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Togglier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Togglier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Togglier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Togglier 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Togglier 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Togglier 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Togglier 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Hot Camera Ship.
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168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Togglier 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Togglier 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
J Group, Low Squadron Lead. Crash-landed at RAF Chailey, East Sussex, on return due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, with major battle damage.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Togglier 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
C wing deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Togglier 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Left formation after target for unknown reasons, but returned to base.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped bombs early, reason unknown.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8047 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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