Pommer, Edwin Bernard

Individual Personnel Data
Name Pommer, Edwin Bernard
Rank First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-809417
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 5 April 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Plowman, Noel ElwinPilotKIA
Flt. Ofcr. Ferguson, Lawrence Winston, "Winston"Co-pilotKIA
1st Lt. Pommer, Edwin BernardNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Hart, Carl JohnstonBombardierKIA
CPL. Maxa, Gordon RaymondRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
CPL. Cameron, Robert AllenEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Oliva, Armando (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Grams, Melvin JosephFlexible GunnerWIA
CPL. Anderson, Frank JuliusFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Miller, Orus DenvilFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Navigator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Navigator 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Navigator 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
High group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Navigator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Deputy lead. This aircraft led the group on two PFF runs, was hit by flak over target area and lost two engines; could not keep up with group and was going to land in Belgium; plane was under control, but was reported to explode at about 2,000' altitude. However, while it was out of commission for about two months, it was back flying combat missions in December.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 43‑38034 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Due to failure of Gee-H equipment on deputy, led attack on PFF secondary target.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy for the Gee-H bomb run on the primary: resumed lead for return to base.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Navigator 43‑38198 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship provided by 379th BG, flown by 384th crew. Call-sign Nightgar-Z.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Navigator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
PFF & Gee-H ship; group lead, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Navigator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, B Group. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship. Landed away at RAF Stradishall, Suffolk.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8211. High Squadron lead; PFF ship. Captain Samson Fisher was a "Medical Observer."
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Navigator 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Navigator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Navigator 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Navigator 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Navigator 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Navigator 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Navigator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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