McCollum, Norris Lafayette

Individual Personnel Data
Name McCollum, Norris Lafayette   
Rank Corporal / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 34686293   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #247 dated 16 December 1944, effective 16 December 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station Chorley, effective 14 May 1945.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 14 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Promoted to Sergeant effective 30 December 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #260 dated 30 December 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Richardson, George PPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Bastianelli, John MCo-pilotTBD
Flt. Ofcr. Burkhart, Charles JNavigatorFCMEW
Flt. Ofcr. Paul, Wortley B, JrBombardierCT
CPL. McCollum, Norris LafayetteRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Hernandez, Miguel (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Lawrence, Dwight Prescott, JrBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Boyer, Lyle JosephTail GunnerCT
SGT. Wasserman, Noah (NMI)Flexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 33 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102501 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron. Aborted with #2 engine failure.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Spot Jammer 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Spot Jammer 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Spot Jammer 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Spot Jammer 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 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
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Radio Operator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Col. Milton, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Radio Operator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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