Beinar, Theophilus Edward

Individual Personnel Data
Name Beinar, Theophilus Edward   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-683893   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #141 dated 12 November 1943
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 13 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Massachusetts
Additional Information
  • AAF Station 106 Special Orders #70 dated 14 April 1944 transfers 2LT Beinar to the 546th Bomb Squadron. This was the day after he was KIA.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Coombe House Hotel, Semley Dorsey (a Flak house) on or about 9 March 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #46 dated 9 March 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3866 (16.978 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Boles, Andrew John, JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kass, Robert HilerCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Beinar, Theophilus EdwardNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Malcolm, George SawyerBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Cason, Alfred GibbsRadio Operator / GunnerTR
S/SGT. Vorisek, Donald ThomasEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cologne, Harry FrancisBall Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Faust, Glenn MillardTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Butman, Frank HenryFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Stanley, James FarrellFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 19 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Navigator 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Navigator 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to a runaway prop that wouldn't feather.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑29733 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed (overshot) at RAF Coltishall due to battle damage. "The A/C is a total wreck but none of the crew were injured."
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Navigator 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1325 hrs due to #2 supercharger going up to 60 inches at 23000ft; forced to feather #2 prop; returned bombs.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Navigator 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Gatwick with #4 engine out; bombed target; sent to 2 Strategic Air Depot at Little Staughton for repair.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Navigator 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑29809. Took off late, then turned back with engine trouble.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Navigator 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Navigator 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1026 hrs because of detonation (pinging) in #1, #2, and #3 engines, causing aircraft to fall behind group.
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑31235 Aborted mission after taking off.
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29828. Flying spare; joined formation; aborted before reaching enemy coast because oil temperature on #2 engine was too high, and #2 and #4 engines had detonation (pinging).
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Navigator 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Navigator 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 42‑31926 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron, Low Group.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Navigator 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Navigator 42‑97081 Combat Mission Credit
41 Squadron.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Navigator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Navigator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Nuthampstead, due to weather.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Navigator 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑31048 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Mannheim, Germany. MACR 3866
Sortie Report

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