Blasingame, Willis Anderson, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Blasingame, Willis Anderson, Jr   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 38424347   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 12 September 1944
Reported missing on MACR 8901 (26.004 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot A Row 29 Grave 2
Related Documents MACR 8901 (26.004 MB)




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 10 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
Engineer/Top Turret 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
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 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
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Engineer/Top Turret 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
Engineer/Top Turret 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
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
At 1105 near Wittenburg, aircraft was hit by ME-109s on first attack in #3 engine; could not climb back to formation and continuously drifted behind until lost sight of; right wing fell off at 1109 and aircraft went down on fire in a steep glide; 3 chutes; crashed in Gruenfelde, immediately west of Kyritz, Germany; MACR 8901
Sortie Report

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