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Pattillo, William James

Individual Personnel Data
Name Pattillo, William James   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 20758959   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 16 May 1944, effective 16 May 1944.
Duty Nose Gunner / Togglier
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 24 October 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Granted a seven day convalescent furlough effective 4 August 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 4 August 1944.
  • Promoted to Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #168, dated 21 August 1944.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #183 dated 15 September 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Fitzgerald, Thomas Hayward, "Pete"PilotTR
2nd Lt. Bullitt, Edward JamesCo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Dexter, Edwin MacLeodNavigatorTR
2nd Lt. Eide, Richard DouglasBombardierTR
SGT. Pattillo, William JamesNose GunnerCT
S/SGT. Matthiesen, Carl RolfRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hichens, Raphael Henry, "Ralph"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
CPL. Beckham, Charles OwenBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Heeg, Edgar Lee, "Pappy"Tail GunnerTR
CPL. Kimak, Michael (NMI)Flexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 34 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102620 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back at a point 15 miles NE of field due to oil leaking from cooler of #2 engine.
Sortie Report
124 3 June 1944 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Ball Turret 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Ball Turret 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High Group.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Togglier 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Togglier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Togglier 42‑107058 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Lead Group. Turned back at 0815 hrs due to failure of #2 engine.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Togglier 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Togglier 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Togglier 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
147 27 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
Togglier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
41st B section.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Togglier 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, high group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Togglier 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Togglier 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Togglier 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102501 Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed
High Squadron
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Bombed unidentified target of opportunity (TOO).
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
D Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Togglier 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Togglier 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Togglier 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Togglier 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Togglier 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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