Uriwal, Alfons Francis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Uriwal, Alfons Francis, "Al"
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-717538
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #116 dated 19 June 1944
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 7 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Related Documents Diary of Alfons Francis Uriwal (15.153 MB)
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelUriwal Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Minor, Henry W, JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Mayner, John Robert, Jr, "Whitey"Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Uriwal, Alfons Francis, "Al"NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Gray, William E, IIIBombardierTR
S/SGT. Barth, Raymond ErnestRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Darby, Phillip SEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Marmozewicz, Joseph JBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Carter, James KaneTail GunnerMIA
SGT. Harfman, Lavern FrankFlexible GunnerMIA
SGT. Guider, Robert HarwoodFlexible GunnerMIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑102518.
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Navigator 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
High group flying spare, 41st B wing; joined formation. Lost group in heavy clouds; tacked on to the low group of the 41st B wing and bombed with them.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Navigator 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Navigator 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Low 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
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Navigator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Navigator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Navigator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
High B group lead.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
C wing, low group lead.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Navigator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. Assumed lead at IP for a Gee-H bombing run. The Gee-H equipment malfunctioned, so bombing was by PFF on the wing lead.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; group lead.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Lead PFF ground spare aircraft; replaced 44‑8007. Lead squadron lead.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead, B Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Dropped bombs using PFF.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Gons, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. The Gee-H failed prior to the IP so a visual bomb run was attempted. The navigator and bombardier located the target too late to make a good run, so a second visual run was made and bombs were released on the primary target.
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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