Rice, Ivan Luther

Individual Personnel Data
Name Rice, Ivan Luther   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-738249   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #42 dated 4 July 1943
Duty Co-pilot
Last Duty Date 14 October 1943
Reported missing on MACR 840 (17.474 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, Illinois
Additional Information
Ordered on Temporary duty to the American red Cross Club, Southport (a Flak House) for seven days per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #66 dated 8 August 1943.
Related Documents MACR 840 (17.474 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Harry, William RussellPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Rice, Ivan LutherCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Black, David HallNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Mannka, Charles PershingBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Simpson, Edward FrancisRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Reed, Curry AEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
S/SGT. McKenna, John ConatBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Parent, Leroy (NMI)Tail GunnerPOW
CPL. Iverson, Bennie FranklinFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Wheeler, Thomas BrooksFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 9 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30145 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back 15 miles from English coast because ball turret was inoperative and the RPM on engine #1 dropped to zero.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30145 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑5051 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back almost immediately because of leak in oxygen system.
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed at Boxted, Station 150, on return, with extensive battle damage due to enemy aircraft and flak, with five wounded crewmen aboard. 2nd Lt. William Russell Harry awarded Silver Star (see 'As Briefed' p. 197).
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 42‑29935 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville & Vitry-en-Artois, France
Co-pilot 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Co-pilot 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Possible ground spare aircraft, replaced 42‑30005.
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑30196.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29800 Combat Mission Credit
Knocked down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Soissons, France; MACR 840.
Sortie Report

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