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Meyer, Melvin Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Meyer, Melvin Joseph
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 36741997
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, effective 17 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #213, effective 28 October 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 2 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 20 January 1923
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty (TD) to Southport, AAF Station 524 (a Flak House) on 14 October 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #203 dated 14 October 1944.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant effective 8 December 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #241 dated 8 December 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-09-27-510 (2.530 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. McKinney, Dale MorrisPilotTR
2nd Lt. Springsted, Donald GeorgeCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Jacobs, Edward GregoryNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Latz, David JohnBombardierTR
S/SGT. Meyer, Melvin JosephRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Murphy, William CEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Stephenson, Hilton HubertBall Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Wantuch, Casimer JosephTail GunnerWIA
SGT. Macuch, Albert RichardFlexible GunnerWIA
SGT. Weiss, Joseph RichardFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Radio Operator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Radio Operator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
B Squadron.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Replaced 44‑6141, which was damaged in a taxi accident prior to takeoff.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6141 Taxi accident prior to takeoff, crew not injured; replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37971.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped bombs early, reason unknown.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Radio Operator 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
D group.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 44‑6476. Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107121. Landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report

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