Mueller, Franklyn Wilbur

Individual Personnel Data
Name Mueller, Franklyn Wilbur   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-759492   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 special Orders #134 dated 11 July 1944, effective 11 July 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 19 July 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 7279 (32.120 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Mueller, Franklyn WilburPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Gallenkamp, Thomas EdwardCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Konopatzki, Robert WallaceNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Hogan, David Hiram, JrBombardierCT
CPL. Bombino, JosephRadio Operator / GunnerTR
SGT. Poulton, Robert HarryEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Wilde, Albert GeorgeBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Sloulin, Lawrence GilbertTail GunnerTR
CPL. Simmons, Thomas HowardFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Payne, Omar EstonFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Low group. Attacked by enemy aircraft immediately after bombs away; #1 engine caught fire and exploded in a puff of smoke; aircraft fell out of formation and started gliding down slowly; one enemy aircraft followed him down, firing; plane later exploded in mid-air; no chutes seen; crashed near Perchting, Germany. MACR 7279
Sortie Report

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