Maupin, Vernon Eugene

Individual Personnel Data
Name Maupin, Vernon Eugene   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 39557062   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #173 dated 29 August 1944, effective 29 August 1944.
  • Assigned to the Casual Pool, 70th replacement Depot, AAF Station Bamber bridge, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 26 March 1945, effective 18 March 1945.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 18 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #181 dated 12 September 1944.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant effective 15 November 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #226 dated 15 November 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ellis, Harold RichardPilotCT
2nd Lt. Worthen, Kirk WinthropCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Jelneck, William EdwardNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Stickling, John HenryBombardierCT
CPL. Hayes, David NewcombeRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Rosenfield, Arthur (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Marlatt, Guy ClairBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Timmons, David WesleyTail GunnerCT
CPL. Maupin, Vernon EugeneFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Liem, Jack HenryFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
A group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron. Subjected to intense and very accurate flak in target area; initially reported MIA, found to have landed in allied territory. The crew was uninjured, returning to base on 13 October, and resumed flying combat missions on the 15th. The Aircraft was returned to Grafton Underwood also. It was repaired, re-assigned to the 544th, and resumed flying combat missions on 11 December 1944.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Gee-H ship. Led Squadron on bomb run.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, A group; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, B Group. PFF and Gee-H ship. Bombed independently using Gee-H.
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron Lead. Landed away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Led high Squadron on a normal Gee-H bombing run.
Sortie Report
255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back because #2 engine failed. Attacked target of opportunity (TOO) at 53°40'N,07°55'E, near Quakenbrück, Germany.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Flexible (Waist) Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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