Parker, Kenneth J

Individual Personnel Data
Name Parker, Kenneth J
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 36875312
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #255 dated 24 December 1944
  • Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 2 May 1945.
Duty Nose Gunner / Togglier
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 2 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Ordered to Spetchley Park, AAF 562 (a 'flak house'), for seven days beginning 28 March 1945 on SO #65 dated 25 March 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
1st Lt. Rush, Joseph HPilotCT
2nd Lt. Schneider, Andrew JCo-pilotCT
1st Lt. Slivka, William JNavigatorCT
CPL. Parker, Kenneth JNose GunnerCT
CPL. Fleming, John William, JrRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Stockstill, Thomas J, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Harris, Robert BBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Didion, Gilbert WTail GunnerCT
CPL. Miller, Oscar CFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Togglier 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Togglier 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Togglier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Togglier 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation. One of only three aircraft to land at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
258 21 January 1945 Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Togglier 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑8647.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Togglier 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Togglier 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Togglier 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Nosegunner 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Togglier 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Togglier 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Low Squadron. Turned back over Germany due to #2 engine failure. Dropped bombs on target of opportunity (TOO) near Dettelbach, Germany (49°48'N, 10°11'E).
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Togglier 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Togglier 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Togglier 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Togglier 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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