Simpson, Edward Francis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Simpson, Edward Francis   
Rank Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 12081987   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #42 dated 4 July 1943, effective 4 July 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
Last Duty Date 14 October 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Additional Information
Ordered on Temporary duty to the American red Cross Club, Southport (a Flak House) for seven days per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #66 dated 8 August 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 840 (17.474 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Harry, William RussellPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Rice, Ivan LutherCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Black, David HallNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Mannka, Charles PershingBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Simpson, Edward FrancisRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Reed, Curry AEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
S/SGT. McKenna, John ConatBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Parent, Leroy (NMI)Tail GunnerPOW
CPL. Iverson, Bennie FranklinFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Wheeler, Thomas BrooksFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 11 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30145 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back 15 miles from English coast because ball turret was inoperative and the RPM on engine #1 dropped to zero.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30145 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back before target with major battle damage.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑5051 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back almost immediately because of leak in oxygen system.
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed at Boxted, AAF Station 150, on return, with extensive battle damage due to enemy aircraft and flak, with five wounded crewmen aboard. 2nd Lt. William Russell Harry awarded Silver Star (see 'As Briefed' p. 197).
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Radio Operator 42‑29935 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Radio Operator 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Radio Operator 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Radio Operator 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑30005.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑30196.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑29800 Combat Mission Credit
Knocked down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Simmershofen, Germany; MACR 840.
Sortie Report

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