Ohlson, Floyd Henry

Individual Personnel Data
Name Ohlson, Floyd Henry   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-683297   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #138 dated 8 November 1943, effective 8 November 1943.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 8 February 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Additional Information
  • Rescued after ditching on 26 November 1943 (MACR 1579).
  • Placed on Temporary Duty for seven days on or about 30 November 1943 to 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earls, Hampshire (a FLAK House) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #156 dated 29 November 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 1579 (30.215 MB)
Missing Air Crew Report # 2496 (16.693 MB)
'Valor: The Saga of Barrel House Bessie' in Air Force Magazine




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Covington, Royston Truitt, JrPilotEV
2nd Lt. Allio, Orion RandolphCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Ohlson, Floyd HenryNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. McGuinn, Thomas PatrickBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Christian, Kenneth Paul CharlesRadio Operator / GunnerEV
T/SGT. Younker, John JosephEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Onstad, William WalterBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Wasilewski, Aleck MichaelTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Whitney, Stanley CliffordFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 10 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Navigator 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by flak, ditched in the North Sea near the English coast, with most of the crew rescued; MACR 1579; T/Sgt. Maurice Henry awarded posthumous Distinguished Service Cross, Owens p.195; Maj. William Gilmore awarded Silver Star, Owens p. 198.
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Navigator 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Brought one bomb back due to bomb release malfunction.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Navigator 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Navigator 42‑31045 Aborted mission after taking off.
Flying Spare. Joined formation, then turned back because of an oxygen system failure.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Navigator 42‑29651 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Navigator 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑39784 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead group. Turned back at 1007 hrs because #3 engine was throwing oil and caught fire.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Navigator 41‑24578 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy. Turned back at 1048 hrs after first and only attack by enemy aircraft on our wing; jettisoned his bombs; crashed southeast of Cherbourg, France, possibly near near le Theil, France. MACR 2496
Sortie Report

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