Trlica, George Henry

Individual Personnel Data
Name Trlica, George Henry   
Rank Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 17004299   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #153 dated 31 July 1944
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 11 October 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands: Plot H Row 18 Grave 15
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 9478 (44.758 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Levine, Max (NMI)PilotKIA
Flt. Ofcr. Williams, Jerome LaBauCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Yeoman, Dale CougilleNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Szasz, Anton (NMI)BombardierCT
SGT. Larson, John CharlesRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
SGT. Trlica, George HenryEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Allen, William WesleyBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. MacGregor, Douglas RoyTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Gilroy, Robert PeterFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Stevenson, Lloyd HarleyFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 14 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6294 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38014 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107148 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low Squadron
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Flying Spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8011 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
First Squadron. Hit by flak at 1014 hours in the target area; a direct hit burst in the cabin and bomb bay doors; entire aircraft was enveloped in flames with the tail was observed falling off; aircraft dropped 1000 ft and fell apart in mid-air; crashed near Mayen, Germany; MACR 9478.
Sortie Report

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