Overcash, Jimmy Lee, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Overcash, Jimmy Lee, Jr   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 14187511   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 8 May 1944
Reported missing on MACR 4561 (3.520 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France: Plot D Row 1 Grave 12
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #19 dated 27 January 1944.
Related Documents MACR 4561 (3.520 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Foster, James EPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Duffy, John HCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Vernon, Sheldon IraNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Ferazzi, Gabriel ErnestBombardierCT
S/SGT. Corbett, Thomas WalterRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Birch, Frank AustinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Overcash, Jimmy Lee, JrBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Matthijetz, Carl WTail GunnerCT
SGT. Corfield, Robert MiltonFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Cochran, Thomas TidwellFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31274 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Ball Turret 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Lead group
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted mission after taking off.
High group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1108 hrs over The Netherlands "because #2 supercharger surged and ran away ... was uncontrollable."
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Ball Turret 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Released 25 parcels of G-27 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) and six 500-pound general-purpose bombs on the target.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Augsburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Ball Turret 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because of severe vibration in #3 engine.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31495 Aborted mission after taking off.
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑39888. Turned back at 1018 hrs because #2 & #3 engines were running rough, were smoking and detonating; tach and manifold pressure oscillated.
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, high composite group, 41st Composite Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped 25 parcels of G-31 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets), in addition to bombs.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined the lead group.
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Ball Turret 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours, France
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back over Kettering at 1210 hrs because #3 prop ran away.
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy. Landed to correct loose gas cap problem, then took off and joined formation.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Ball Turret 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑39888. Sustained 20mm cannon damage.
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Ball Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Ball Turret 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Ball Turret 42‑97404 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Ball Turret 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Hit by continuously tracking flak about one minute before bombs away; aircraft hit by burst between tail and waist doors and went into very steep uncontrollable dive; was seen to hit the ground still burning; tail gunner seemed to be blown out with no chutes observed; crashed near Le Foyer, France. MACR 4561
Sortie Report

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