Lovegren, Richard Leroy

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lovegren, Richard Leroy   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-721586   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #155 dated 2 August 1944
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 27 September 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot E Row 5 Grave 12




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Gabel, Raymond JohnPilotCT
2nd Lt. Robilotta, Robert FCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Lovegren, Richard LeroyNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Bass, SamBombardierTBD
S/SGT. Snow, James KRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Airhart, L GEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Ciaccio, RaymondBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Kolinek, Henry Joseph, JrTail GunnerCT
CPL. Gwin, Reginald (NMI)Flexible GunnerPOW
CPL. Miller, Fonda CFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 15 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Navigator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Navigator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Navigator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire, on return, for unknown reasons.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Navigator 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Hot camera ship. Unable to drop bombs due to failure of bomb release mechanism. Returned bombs to base.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group. Landed with bomb bay doors open.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Navigator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; lead squadron. Landed away at Old Buckenham, reason unknown.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Navigator 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
C Wing, low group.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
High group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report

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