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Bickford, Robert George

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bickford, Robert George
Rank Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 13079688
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, effective 16 July 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS756 - Radio Operator, AAF (Army Air Forces Radio Operator)
Last Duty Date TBD
Results TBD
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #200 dated 9 October 1944.
  • Reclassified from Military Occupation Specialty 757 to MOS 756 on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #228 dated 19 November 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. LeDonne, Edward GeorgePilotCT
2nd Lt. Salley, Thomas Raysor, JrCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Stern, Paul BernardNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Grady, George JamesBombardierPOW
SGT. Bickford, Robert GeorgeRadio Operator / GunnerTBD
S/SGT. O'Hare, Richard WalterEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Williams, Herbert HowardBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Sievert, Clifford LeonTail GunnerCT
SGT. Early, James WalkerFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Tormey, Robert DePaulFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 17 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
High group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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