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Lord, Kenneth Smith

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lord, Kenneth Smith, "Smitty"
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-704025
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944, effective 1 May 1944.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #92 dated 17 May 1944, effective 17 May 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 9 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Appointed First Lieutenant effective 25 June 1944 per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 10 July 1944.
  • Granted a seven day sick leave of absence effective 22 July 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #143 dated 21 July 1944.
  • Placed on seven (7) days Temporary Duty on 14 September 1944 at Enysham Hall, AAF Station 567 ( a Flak House) to carry out the orders of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #182 dated 14 September 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-09-11-515 (0.953 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
1st Lt. Lane, Edward WilliamPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Finch, Francis NelsonCo-pilotINT
2nd Lt. Lord, Kenneth Smith, "Smitty"NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Wiley, Ralph EdwardBombardierCT
S/SGT. Morlan, Emil Clayton, "Clayton"Radio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Keyser, Carl AlphusEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Miller, Harold ArthurBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Kobulik, Andrew (NMI), JrTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Bemis, Forrest JamesFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Chanter, Robert WilliamFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 28 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Navigator 42‑97573 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
110 20 May 1944 Target: Orly Airport
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Navigator 42‑102402 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Navigator 42‑102459 Group B Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Navigator 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Navigator 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Four Medium Howitzer Batteries, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Navigator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
129 6 June 1944 Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Navigator 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, Group lead.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Navigator 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Navigator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Low Group, Group Lead.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead, 41st B wing. Landed away at Boxted, AAF Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Navigator 42‑107224 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 42‑107224 Weather aircraft.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Navigator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
J Group Lead.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Navigator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
-- 11 September 1944 Location: Navigator 43‑38016 While taxiing on the perimeter track following a training flight, the left wing was slightly damaged when it hit a truck. No crew injuries were reported.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
41st CBW C Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led a normal Gee-H bombing run with the low Squadron releasing on the lead.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, Group Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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