Blaker, Bernard

Individual Personnel Data
Name Blaker, Bernard   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 32905363   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944
Duty Flexible Gunner / Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 6 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-12-04-535 (5.028 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Toler, Harold MPilotCT
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 AEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Quackenbush, John ParkerBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Moran, Richard DTail GunnerCT
SGT. Blaker, BernardFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Colasuonno, RoccoFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 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
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Group Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Relinquished lead to deputy on bomb run after Gee-H equipment failed.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship (no Gee-H navigator assigned for this mission).
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; low Squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, A group.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97592. Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed in an open field 1-1/2 miles north of Deenethorpe during assembly; all crew remained in plane and all were ok.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38850 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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