Rhodes, James C

Individual Personnel Data
Name Rhodes, James C   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 16014609   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report, effective 5 March 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS747 - Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Last Duty Date 17 August 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Additional Information
  • Although not assigned to the 384th with the Mattes Crew, he became the regular Ball Turret Gunner, flying to England with this crew.
  • Ordered to attend Gunnery School at Snettisham, Norfolk, for approximately 10 days beginning on or about 30 May 1943, on SO #21 dated 30 May 1943. Students are required to bring .50 cal. Ammunition, gas mask, steel helmet, mess equipment, blankets, clothing for ten days, and draw 'PX rations' in advance.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 292 (28.221 MB)




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy Lead.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3230 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, group deputy.
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Shot down by enemy aircraft before target; crashed near Mannheim, Germany. MACR 292
Sortie Report

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