Stearns, Robert Sumner

Individual Personnel Data
Name Stearns, Robert Sumner   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-761314   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #113 dated 15 June 1944
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 28 September 1944
Reported missing on MACR 9753 (23.666 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno: California
Related Documents MACR 9753 (23.666 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Durdin, Larkin CPilotCT
2nd Lt. Carlson, Walter ECo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Stearns, Robert SumnerBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Ellis, Clayton JRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Randall, Frank AbbottEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Morris, Edward PBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Hammond, Ralph C, JrTail GunnerTR
SGT. Eltzroth, Porter J (IO)Flexible GunnerINT
SGT. Thulin, Theodore CFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 17 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
142 21 June 1944 Target: Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Bombardier 42‑102959 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Bombardier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, low group 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
147 27 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
41st A section.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Bombardier 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st B wing. Landed away at Boxted, Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6141 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group, 41st B wing. Lost group in heavy clouds; returned to base.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Bombardier 42‑107224 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Bombardier 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Bombardier 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Bombardier 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 42‑31222 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes; crashed near Osteringersleben, Germany; MACR 9753.
Sortie Report

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