Tracy, Edward Hanks

Individual Personnel Data
Name Tracy, Edward Hanks
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-757336
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, effective 16 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the Casual Pool, 70th replacement Detachment, AAF Station Chorley, per 546th Bomb squadron Morning Report dated 15 November 1944, effective 11 November 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 11 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Granted a seven (7) day sick leave of absence effective 2 September 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #175 dated 1 September 1944.
  • Appointed First Lieutenant, AUS effective 25 August 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 31 August 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Tracy, Edward HanksPilotCT
2nd Lt. Hancock, Harry CarletonCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Sheppard, Ralph BartlettNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Vlaun, Richard JosephBombardierCT
S/SGT. Hopkins, Robert LeeRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Veal, Connally HammondEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Powell, Frederick HBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Balacek, Richard WilliamTail GunnerCT
SGT. Anderson, Emmitt EugeneFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Surowiec, Joseph (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Co-pilot 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group. Returned from mission with #1 feathered.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Flying Spare; filled in and flew mission, but landed at Woodbridge due to low fuel and difficulty with #1 engine
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Pilot 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
E Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
B wing, lead group. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Released bombs late on target of opportunity.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
A group.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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