Richert, Clarendon George

Individual Personnel Data
Name Richert, Clarendon George
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-719149
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 15 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Related Documents Oral History Interview
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelRichert Signing




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hanlon, Ernest EdwardPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Vallere, Harold ThomasCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Richert, Clarendon GeorgeNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Simons, Maurice JosephBombardierTR
S/SGT. McCarthy, Eugene (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Blasingame, Willis Anderson, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Titell, Jacques (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Campbell, Dorian LTail GunnerCT
SGT. Brennan, James JosephFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Wiethop, Richard GeorgeFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Navigator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
H group.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Navigator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Navigator 42‑38014 Aborted mission after taking off.
Prop governor on #2 engine defective.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Navigator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Navigator 43‑37713 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
Navigator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Navigator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Navigator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Light Gun Positions, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: 's-Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Navigator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
D squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, deputy wing lead. PFF ship. Led wing on bomb run due to failure of equipment on lead aircraft - the PFF on this ship went out momentarily on first bomb run, forcing a second one.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. PFF ship. On bomb run was forced to maneuver out from under high group, and therefore had to make a second run. By that time the target was no longer visible, then the PFF equipment failed so the group dropped on the wing lead's smoke marker, with poor results.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97986. Note that the 'mickey' navigator Schwab (indicated on formation chart) was not included on the crew list for this aircraft, indicating the original aircraft planned for this crew was PFF-equipped, while this one was not. Led wing back to base after target after taking over for flak-damaged wing lead.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run, so group lead resumed control.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; high squadron lead, 41st C group.
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at Boxted due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Navigator 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship (no Gee-H Navigator on today's crew). Capt Ulrey intended to release on group lead, but his bombardier 'picked up the target visually, and made a visual run.'
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Gons, Germany
Navigator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. Landed away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambs.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron: division deputy.
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report

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