Peeler, William R

Individual Personnel Data
Name Peeler, William R   
Rank Corporal / Sergeant
Serial Number 18163689   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 2 February 1945
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 30 March 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Nicolai, Edwin G, JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Ross, Robert BCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Parker, Gilbert RNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Robitzki, Walter StanleyBombardierMIA
CPL. Spearman, EugeneRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Clemis, Joseph BernardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Bongiorno, Peter RBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Peeler, William RTail GunnerKIA
CPL. Whitworth, Charles EFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 24 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Seething Airfield, AAF Station 146.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
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287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
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291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Feathered #2 shortly after the target; returned to base with group.
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292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97824 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
Tail Gunner 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
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295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
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297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Tail Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
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298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
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300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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