Roth, Verle Leroy

Individual Personnel Data
Name Roth, Verle Leroy
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-755603
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #37 dated 24 February 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 3 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty on or about 24 May 1944 to 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earl, Hampshire (a Flak House) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #96 dated 24 May 1944.
  • Completed Combat Tour of Duty and left Grafton Underwood on 3 July 1944 to return to the USA (squadron history, microfilm A0641-00230).
Related Documents Verle Roth's War (0.092 MB)
B-17 Pilot, Speaking at 2011 Reunion
Remote WebpageVerle Roth speaking at the 2011 Reunion
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelRoth Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Kelly, John ThomasPilotCT
2nd Lt. Roth, Verle LeroyCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Welsbacher, Robert HenryNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Dotherow, Edward (NMI)BombardierCT
S/SGT. Trypuc, John Vincent, JrRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Cruise, James HenryEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PVT. Chouinard, Garnet (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Wray, Forrest DonaldFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Madera, Alfred (NMI)Flexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38158 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, lead group, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Co-pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours, France
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97231 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97201 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0915; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑97201 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Co-pilot 42‑97263 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97372 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97367 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Assumed lead after group lead aborted.
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Co-pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards.
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Pilot 42‑97201 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Low group; did not bomb target due to incorrectly set up intervalometer.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
K squadron.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°32'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Polebrook (Station 110) on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Jettisoned bomb load in the English Channel due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crépy, France
Pilot 44‑6128 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Pilot 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report

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