Soto, Salvador (NMI), Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Soto, Salvador (NMI), Jr   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 39276069   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, effective 16 April 1944.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 13 May 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4814 (50.910 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Baker, Charles Washington, JrPilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Koos, Leonard FrankCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Gantert, Harold FrancisNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Shaner, William MartinBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Snead, William AustinRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
SGT. Gutierrez, Harry LouieEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Wennik, Henry NicolasBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Soto, Salvador (NMI), JrTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Hamilton, Harry TobaisFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Horne, Alva SteenFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 7 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Landed away at RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Tail Gunner 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Went over target but did not release bombs because of 9/10th haze and undercast.
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37982.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Tail Gunner 42‑102548 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
While formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles S of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814
Sortie Report

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