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Beardshear, Paul Francis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Beardshear, Paul Francis
Rank Corporal / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 37484573
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #8 dated 9 January 1945, effective 9 January 1945.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 20 April 1945
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
Promoted to Sergeant effective 12 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #10 dated 12 January 1945. >br /> Promoted to Staff Sergeant effective 19 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #61 dated 19 March 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Haaf, Arthur HerschelPilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Hoffman, Dennis MCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Wilson, Roger EarlNavigatorFCMEW
S/SGT. Tompkins, George ClevelandTogglierTBD
PVT. Lazzaro, August MichaelRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Beardshear, Paul FrancisEngineer / Top Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Merritt, William Thomas, JrBall Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Lind, Eldon WarrenTail GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Cayce, Lawrence WendellFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham) Airfield, AAF Station 468.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at B-53, an RAF airfield near Merville, France, on return, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
315 20 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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