Snyder, Chester Paul

Individual Personnel Data
Name Snyder, Chester Paul   
Rank Private First Class / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 32383172   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 545th Bomb Squadron January 1943 Payroll Roster, effective 24 January 1943.
Duty Non-flying duty / Flexible Gunner
MOS912 - Electrician, Automotive
Last Duty Date 1 December 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Épinal American Cemetery, Épinal, France: Plot A Row 34 Grave 14
Additional Information
  • Originally classified as and automotive technician, apparently volunteered for combat duty and became a gunner.
  • Promoted to Corporal effective 1 May 1943 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 1 May 1943.
  • Promoted to Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #90 dated 5 September 1943.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders # 127 dated 24 October 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 1334 (56.829 MB)




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped 7,200 Code #4s 'nickles' over target.
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Ball Turret 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed near Ettingen, Germany; MACR 1334.
Sortie Report

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