Smith, Donald Oril

Individual Personnel Data
Name Smith, Donald Oril   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-813075   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #57 dated 25 March 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 13 April 1944
Reported missing on MACR 3870 (11.912 MB)
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 2331 (4.626 MB)
Related Documents MACR 3870 (11.912 MB)
E&E Report 2331 (4.626 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Swanson, Herbert TPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Smith, Donald OrilCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. White, Charles OteenNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Dunning, Austin WilliamBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Wieseckel, Clarence MathewRadio Operator / GunnerEV
S/SGT. Young, James HarlanEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. McIntosh, Gordon WilliamBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Zabinski, Edward FrankTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Sack, Ralph WilliamFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Brown, Donald MartinFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Metfield on return because of low fuel.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97228 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97124 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Bérismenil, Belgium. MACR 3870
Sortie Report

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