Seibel, James Edward

Individual Personnel Data
Name Seibel, James Edward   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-670269   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #59 dated 31 July 1943
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF station 106 Special Orders #104 dated 25 September 1943
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 30 January 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri
Additional Information
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at San Angelo AAF, San Angelo, Texas, Class #43-01, 7 January 1943.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to the American Red Cross Club, Southport (A FLAK House) on or about 9 January 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #6 dated 8 January 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2263 (3.481 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Jacobs, Randolph George Edward, "Jake, Moose, Randy"PilotKIA
2nd Lt. Boger, Eugene ArthurCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Curtin, John QuinnNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Seibel, James EdwardBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Cloud, Doy JenningsRadio Operator / GunnerTR
T/SGT. Gregori, Aldo JosephEngineer / Top Turret GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Gorham, Donald FrederickBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Compton, Robert LewisTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Goetz, Jack Keith, "Jackson"Flexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Wager, Lawrence HolmesFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 21 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Bombardier 42‑29728 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Bombardier 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29728 Combat Mission Credit
Aircraft suffered battle damage; crash landed at base.
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Bombardier 41‑24507 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Bombardier 42‑29651 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron Deputy. Turned back; couldn't keep up with formation.
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Bombardier 42‑29651 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29651 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Landed away at Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Bombardier 42‑29699 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3216 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Bombardier 42‑37776 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Bombardier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5404 Combat Mission Credit
Low group, high Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Bombardier 41‑24525 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29554.
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29632 Aborted mission after taking off.
Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Bombardier 42‑31415 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Low group high Squadron. Last seen at 1146 hrs, six minutes before the IP, being attacked by FW 190s and began falling away from the formation where he burst into flames, but continued on and dropped bombs on target; three chutes seen to emerge; crashed near Oberkirchen, Germany. Casualties buried in Meinsen. MACR 2263
Sortie Report

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