Mock, John Montague, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Mock, John Montague, Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-819142
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #144 dated 22 July 1944, effective 22 July 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 23 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Granted a seven day operational leave of absence effective 7 October 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #198 dated 6 October 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Mock, John Montague, JrPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Milne, Alexander Dale, JrCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Allen, Arthur EverettNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Puchalski, Walter FrancisBombardierCT
SGT. Sweeney, Robert EmmetRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Scott, James HenryEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Price, Wilford MBall Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Grubbs, Wilmer HaroldTail GunnerCT
SGT. Patrizio, Angelo AdamFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Poulos, William TFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing.
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168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
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169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Deputy. Dropped bombs early.
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170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
I Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
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173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Pilot 44‑8011 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97204.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
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185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
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186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Returned with #2 engine feathered.
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191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑107057 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group, Flying Spare. Aborted due to #4 engine failure on takeoff. Jettisoned bombs and returned to base.
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194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
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196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97263. Low Squadron.
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198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
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199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
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200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
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202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; returned early with #1 feathered.
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203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
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204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Left formation after target; heard calling for landing instructions at Melsbroek airfield in Brussels, Belgium, but force-landed in a field, destroying the aircraft. Crew returned to duty on 17 October.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
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213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
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215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
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216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
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217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
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219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
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223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
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224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel. Engineer died from anoxia.
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226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group; did not bomb target because bomb release mechanism froze up. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
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227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn, due to weather.
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228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, B group.
Sortie Report

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