Richardson, Harold Leroy, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Richardson, Harold Leroy, Jr   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 34919665   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #29 dated 5 February 1945, effective 5 February 1945.
  • Assigned to the 493rd Bomb group for return to Zone of the Interior (ZOI), per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report (reference to 1st Air Division Special Orders #176 EXTRACT) dated 25 June 1945, effective 26 June 1945, effective 26 June 1945.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 26 June 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 22 February 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #43 dated 22 February 1945.
  • Reclassified from MOS 611 to MOS 612 effective 5 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #51 dated 5 March 1945.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Donnell, Alonzo McWilliams, JrPilotTBD
Flt. Ofcr. Villa, Alberto ACo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Troiano, Frank AnthonyNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Ryan, Patrick A, JrBombardierCT
CPL. Hensarling, Kinard DaleRadio Operator / GunnerTR
CPL. Hanna, Paul EugeneEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
CPL. Palmer, Ward AllenBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Richardson, Harold Leroy, JrTail GunnerCT
CPL. Condon, James RobertFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 23 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39203 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead
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
Tail Gunner 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Tail Gunner 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Tail Gunner 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
312 16 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
315 20 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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