Richter, Morris Herman

Individual Personnel Data
Name Richter, Morris Herman
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-710314
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, effective 16 July 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 16 February 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Wounded on the 29 July 1944 Mission per 544th Squadron Morning Report.
  • Ordered on Temporary duty for seven days to Palace Hotel, Southport, AAF Station 524 (a Flak House) on 4 December 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #237 dated 2 December 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Toler, Harold MortonPilotCT
2nd Lt. Wehrheim, Francis Walter, "JIM"Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Richter, Morris HermanNavigatorCT
Flt. Ofcr. Tierney, Francis SamuelBombardierPOW
SGT. Cornelius, Harold MarvinRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Lioy, Gene AngeloEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Quackenbush, John ParkerBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Moran, Richard DavidTail GunnerTBD
SGT. Blaker, BernardFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Colasuonno, RoccoFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 34 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Navigator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High Group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑107224 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Hethel, AAF Station 114, on return due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Navigator 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 44‑6105 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to personnel failure; radio operator became ill.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Navigator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Flew entire mission, but due to mechanical failure could not release bombs; bomb load returned to base.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Navigator 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Gee-H Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑97824. Low Squadron deputy. Assumed Squadron lead after leader aborted. Led Gee-H bomb run with visual assist on primary target.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Navigator 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF & Gee-H ship. Assumed group lead immediately upon departure of the group lead. PFF & Gee-H in this aircraft were inoperative, so Rice ordered low Squadron lead to take over (high Squadron lead was not reachable via radio) and returned to #2 position. Left formation after first attempted bomb run because oxygen system was shot away.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Assumed Squadron lead when low Squadron leader was ordered to fly in lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy; Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Navigator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Lead PFF ground spare; replaced 8221, which was taken by group lead when 8211 was scrubbed. Group deputy. Landed away at Woodbridge; flak damage caused prop to fall off during landing.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report

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