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Minter, Louis Arlington

Individual Personnel Data
Name Minter, Louis Arlington   
Rank Corporal / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 17136462   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #258 dated 28 December 1944, effective 28 December 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, Station 594, effective 2 May 1945.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 2 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 1 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #1 dated 1 January 1945.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant effective 11 February 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #34 dated 11 February 1945.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant effective 9 April 1945 Per AAF station 106 Special Orders #76 dated 9 April 1945.
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-02-01-539 (3.203 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Brown, Willard A, JrPilotTR
2nd Lt. Gray, Harold ReginaldCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Silverman, Murray CarltonNavigatorKIA
CPL. Minter, Louis ArlingtonRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. DeMattei, Laurence CharlesEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Volpe, Roland (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Pacocha, Edward JSpot JammerCT
CPL. Meyette, Raymond PerleyTail GunnerCT
CPL. Myers, Ben Rice, JrFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped bombs about one minute late.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38850 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Ridgewell Airfield, AAF Station 167.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
262 29 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Siegen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38927 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Crashed on return from mission while attempting to land at Molesworth Airfield, AAF Station 107, due to low fuel. Aircraft destroyed, no injuries to crew.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97824 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back due to a runaway propellor.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37822 Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Rattlesden Airfield, AAF Station 126.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38974. High Squadron.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Little Staughton Airfield, AAF Station 127, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6892 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 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39236 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6514.
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97824 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 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107125 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Low Squadron flying spare; could not locate formation, turned back at Control Point 2.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Aircraft suffered major damage from fighter attacks.
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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