McCloskey, Arthur Edward

Individual Personnel Data
Name McCloskey, Arthur Edward   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 12136903   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #150 dated 28 July 1944
Duty Flexible Gunner / Tail Gunner
MOS938 - AAF Gunnery Instructor
Last Duty Date 27 December 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot D Row 5 Grave 60
Additional Information
McCloskey did not fly any combat missions with the Cepits Crew, probably because in mid-1944 the combat crew size was reduced by one flexible gunner.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-12-16-517 (4.051 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Cepits, Francis FrederickPilotCT
2nd Lt. McGahey, Thomas LevertCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Hance, Horace (NMI), JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Henderson, Frank William, JrBombardierCT
S/SGT. Cafiero, Lee HermanRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Shannon, James BrentEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Campbell, Donald RudolphBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Haden, Levi BaldwinTail GunnerCT
SGT. Kish, Steve (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT
CPL. McCloskey, Arthur EdwardFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Tail Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Manston due to battle damage: flak shot out hydraulic system.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped eight bombs on target; four after target (equipment malfunction).
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low group
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
A group.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare, 41st Bomb Wing A group; joined formation. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at White Waltham with two engines out; reason unknown.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High Squadron
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Togglier 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
-- 16 December 1944 Location: Tail Gunner 44‑8421 Due to equipment failure, mission recall, and adverse weather, pilot crashed while landing at RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire. There were no injuries to crew, but aircraft was salvaged as a result.
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Togglier 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Sustained battle damage and attempted to land away at RAF Manston, Kent. Crashed into aircraft in the dispersal area and exploded, killing the entire crew.
Sortie Report

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