McClure, Oscar Milton

Individual Personnel Data
Name McClure, Oscar Milton
Rank First Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-725464
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #144 dated 22 July 1944, effective 22 July 1944.
  • Transferred to the Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station 594, per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 20 May 1945, effective 20 May 1945.
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 20 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 23 May 1918
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at Kirtland AAF, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Class #42-07, 23 May 1942.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Furzedown House, AAF Station 563 (a Flak house) on 18 December 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #248 dated 17 December 1944.
  • Returned to the ZOI as part of a B-17 crew.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Proctor, John RichardPilotTR
2nd Lt. Baker, Dale RichardCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Gary, Joseph ShirleyNavigatorCT
1st Lt. McClure, Oscar MiltonBombardierCT
SGT. Nieters, George Henry, JrRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Schulz, Russell LloydEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Fox, Fred CalvinBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Northrup, Robert LouisTail GunnerCT
CPL. Curtin, Paul RobertFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Luciano, Fred JosephFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 27 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Bombardier 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Bombardier 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38213. Wing Deputy; hot camera ship. Did not attack target due to frozen bomb racks.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship. Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Group Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Bombardier 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
B Squadron Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; lead Squadron deputy. Landed away at Old Buckenham, reason unknown.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Bombardier 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
D group lead.
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; landed away at Aldermaston.
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Gilbert Crew took off in 43‑38016 but lost #2 engine; landed and moved to this aircraft.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Unable to determine if any aircraft were below his Squadron on the first bomb run, he elected to make a second run, which was successful. This meant the Squadron had to return to base without the protection of the bomber stream.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led a normal Gee-H bombing run with the low Squadron releasing on the lead.
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship. Prevented from attacking the primary target by weather, led an attack on the secondary PFF target, but did not attack when PFF equipment failed. After several additional failed attempts to attack the secondary and last resort targets, finally attacked a target of opportunity (TOO).
Sortie Report
258 21 January 1945 Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Bombardier 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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