Raught, Thomas Earl

Individual Personnel Data
Name Raught, Thomas Earl   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 13187885   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 27 December 1944
Reported missing on MACR 11248 (62.733 MB)
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France: Tablets of the Missing
Related Documents MACR 11248 (62.733 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Smith, Jack MPilotCT
2nd Lt. Nelson, Elmer (NMI)Co-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Dobrow, Martin (NMI)NavigatorKIA
CPL. Melton, Derald WilliamTogglierKIA
CPL. Occhino, Anthony AnthonyRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Zaleski, Edmund CasmirEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Raught, Thomas EarlBall Turret GunnerMIA
CPL. Manicki, John RobertTail GunnerPOW
CPL. Rohr, Kenneth OrvilleFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
C wing, low group.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Ball Turret 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
D group.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low squadron
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
First squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron. Ground spare aircraft; replaced 44‑6512.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6592 Aborted mission after taking off.
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 43‑37843. Low squadron.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; high squadron.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Ball Turret 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37788.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Ostheim, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
Hot camera ship; high squadron, 41st Bomb Wing C group; turned back due to mechanical failure.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; high squadron, B group.
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron, D Group.
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Gons, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron hot camera ship. Received direct flak burst two minutes after attacking secondary; burst hit behind ball turret and completely disengaged the tail assembly; three chutes observed; crashed near Mühlbach (near Arenburg), Germany; MACR 11248
Sortie Report

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