Mills, William J (IO), Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Mills, William J (IO), Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-678299
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #96 dated 14 September 1943, effective 14 September 1943.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 7 February 1944
Results Transferred
Additional Information
Transferred to the 15th Air Force, 301st Bomb Group, 353rd Bomb Squadron. KIA on 25 February 1944, MACR 2722.

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Hurley, Joseph AnthonyPilotTR
2nd Lt. Mills, William J (IO), JrCo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Drogue, Arthur Joseph, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Henningsen, Peter VictorBombardierTR
T/SGT. Schwandt, Lawrence ClarenceRadio Operator / GunnerTR
PVT. Fair, Jack RussellEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Bothwell, William (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerTR
PVT. Pardee, Raymond FloydTail GunnerTR
S/SGT. Fitzpatrick, Frank JosephFlexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Chmielecki, Stanley AnthonyFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 9 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑24560.
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24560 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back. Landed away at Ridgewell.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑3527 Combat Mission Credit
PFF aircraft loaned by 482nd BG at Alconbury, with crew (except as noted). Lead aircraft.
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Co-pilot 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Co-pilot 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report

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