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OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Massengale, Arnold Lee

Individual Personnel Data
Name Massengale, Arnold Lee   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 39458303   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #46 Dated 9 March 1944, effective 9 March 1944.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, effective 16 April 1944.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Results Interned, Neutral Country
Additional Information
Interned in Switzerland.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4287 (7.504 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Broyhill, Virgil RayPilotINT
2nd Lt. Burns, Albert HarryCo-pilotINT
2nd Lt. Earle, Guy Harmon, JrNavigatorINT
Flt. Ofcr. Grilli, Eugene PhilipBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Pizzi, Frank BenjaminRadio Operator / GunnerINT
S/SGT. Duncan, Sam Park, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerINT
SGT. Piemonte, Guiseppe MarioBall Turret GunnerINT
T/SGT. Robertson, James RomanTail GunnerINT
S/SGT. Massengale, Arnold LeeFlexible GunnerINT
SGT. Wilkins, John RobertFlexible GunnerINT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 12 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, composite high group
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37789 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102446 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped nickles (propaganda leaflets) with regular demolition bombs.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Though not observed leaving formation, this aircraft made a forced landing at Dubendorf, Switzerland. MACR 4287
Sortie Report

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