Cosentino, George (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Cosentino, George (NMI)   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-802728   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, effective 3 September 1943.
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 4 March 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Additional Information
  • Appointed First Lieutenant (AUS) effective 9 January 1944 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 14 January 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Southport (a Flak house) on or about 10 February 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #28 EXTRACT dated 10 February 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2740 (39.737 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Bedsole, Joseph Linyer, JrPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Cosentino, George (NMI)Co-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Groh, Harold ChesterNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Wismann, William CharlesBombardierCT
T/SGT. Madden, Joseph FrancisRadio Operator / GunnerCT
PVT. Maruszak, Karol LeonardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hotis, Leo ConstantineBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. McMichael, Marion LouisTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Woodall, Arthur James, Jr, "Woody"Flexible GunnerCT
PVT. Mazewski, Michael Henry, JrFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 24 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Co-pilot 42‑29717 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Wing, Buckinghamshire.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Molesworth, AAF Station 107, for reasons unknown, and returned immediately to home base.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Molesworth.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29768 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
-- 30 October 1943 Target: Marshaling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Geilenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37758 Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back, #3 engine failure.
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back with a supercharger failure, apparently after entering into enemy airspace and thereby earning combat credit.
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to a runaway prop that wouldn't feather.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29733 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed (overshot) at RAF Coltishall due to battle damage. "The A/C is a total wreck but none of the crew were injured."
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1325 hrs due to #2 supercharger going up to 60 inches at 23000ft; forced to feather #2 prop; returned bombs.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Pilot 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Gatwick with #4 engine out; bombed target; sent to 2 Strategic Air Depot at Little Staughton for repair.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑29809. Took off late, then turned back with engine trouble.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Pilot 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Lead Squadron. Turned back at 1026 hrs while over enemy territory because of detonation (pinging) in #1, #2, and #3 engines, causing aircraft to fall behind group. Crew granted credit for the mission.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Pilot 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Pilot 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑31926 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron, Low Group.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑31926 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑32007 Combat Mission Credit
In formation at bomb release at 1157 hrs; damaged by flak, crashed 3 km north of Ransart, Belgium. MACR 2740
Sortie Report

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