Powell, Joseph Donald

Individual Personnel Data
Name Powell, Joseph Donald
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-828287
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, effective 17 July 1944.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date TBD
Results TBD




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hepler, Wilbur David, JrPilotTBD
2nd Lt. Powell, Joseph DonaldCo-pilotTBD
2nd Lt. Mason, James RobertNavigatorTBD
Flt. Ofcr. Reed, Ira Ottinger, JrBombardierCT
S/SGT. Way, James LeonRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hord, Jack O'MahorEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Watson, Paul LelandBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Wishnak, Lawrence GeorgeTail GunnerTR
SGT. Daniel, Paul FitzgeraldFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Hofer, Arthur (NMI), JrFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107224 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Hethel, AAF Station 114, on return due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Co-pilot 42‑102959 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Co-pilot 42‑102959 Combat Mission Credit
J Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Co-pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Co-pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship. 'Landed at coast for fuel' and arrived at base two hours late.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High group. Originally assigned as the lead group flying spare, joined the high group after two aborts in that formation.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report

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