Smith, Harry Bailey

Individual Personnel Data
Name Smith, Harry Bailey
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-861576
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, effective 3 September 1943.
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 9 April 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Ordered to travel to Coombe House Hotel (a 'flak house'), Semley, Dorset, for seven days beginning 21 December 1943 on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #171 dated 20 December 1943.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Wilson, William MonroePilotCT
2nd Lt. Smith, Harry BaileyCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Garrison, Keith MNavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Smith, Harvey DanielBombardierTR
T/SGT. Benson, Thomas JosephRadio Operator / GunnerCT
T/SGT. Treat, Royal DeWittEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Loomis, Dorman GeorgeBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Pastorella, John PaulTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Hubbard, Warren EFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Nichols, Melvin AllenFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 27 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Snetterton Heath Airfield, AAF Station 138, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Co-pilot 42‑29987 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31073 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Co-pilot 42‑29723 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group, low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29723 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29688.
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37801 High Squadron lead; did not take off due to engine trouble.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑3440. High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Co-pilot 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3441 Aircraft did not take off.
Lead group high Squadron lead. Did not take off.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, high group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1008 hrs; #2 supercharger ran away and could not be controlled.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
41B Group. Turned back at 1053 hrs as #2 supercharger ran away.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 41‑24578 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead Squadron, low group. Turned back because #2 supercharger ran away and engine began losing oil and smoking; could not be feathered.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑3441 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1046 hrs because #1 prop ran away (prop governor sheared). Landed away at RAF Gatwick, West Sussex.
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑3441 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because #2 engine supercharger ran away.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑38158 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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