2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Schaaf, Herbert Henry

Individual Personnel Data
Name Schaaf, Herbert Henry
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-814564
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, effective 17 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station Chorley, effective 14 May 1945.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 14 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Landed in enemy territory on 9 September 1944 near the French town of Harville, Meuse. Aircraft left formation on return near Luxemburg due to battle damage; crash-landed in France; crew evaded and all returned to allied lines by the next day; the aircraft was salvaged.
  • Granted a seven (7) day sick leave of absence effective 16 September 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #183 dated 15 September 1944.
  • Appointed First Lieutenant effective 20 September 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 27 September 1944.
Related Documents Beesley's 9 September 1944 Debrief (4.554 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Capt. Vinnedge, Roy AlanPilotCT
2nd Lt. Schaaf, Herbert HenryCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Hightshoe, Clarence CecilNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Roberts, Jack DeightonBombardierCT
S/SGT. Burek, Stanley ThomasRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Walcott, Lester AllenEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Wisdahl, Raymond OrlandoBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Beesley, Delmar JamesTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Dunham, Lorin ArthurFlexible GunnerTR
SGT. Rock, Frank WillisFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 29 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Co-pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Co-pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low section lead.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97557 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Landed in enemy territory on 9 September 1944 near the French town of Harville, Meuse. Aircraft left formation on return near Luxemburg due to battle damage; crash-landed in France; crew evaded and all returned to allied lines by the next day; the aircraft was salvaged.
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led group formation attack with all Squadrons dropping on leader, using Gee-H aiming.
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship. Landed on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship. Landed away at Glatton Airfield, AAF Station 130.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Landed away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102, on return, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Co-pilot 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Tail Gunner 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Col. Milton, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
312 16 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Observer 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Col. Milton flew mission as 'Cowboy Scouter'.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
315 20 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Observer 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Observer 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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