Wakser, Sanford Harry

Individual Personnel Data
Name Wakser, Sanford Harry
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-698493
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 544th Bomb Squadron Initial Overseas Roster, effective 12 June 1943.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #69 dated 12 April 1944, effective 12 April 1944.
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #171, effective 25 August 1944.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #207, effective 17 October 1944.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #225 dated 14 November 1944, effective 14 November 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date TBD
Results TBD
Additional Information
  • Granted a seven day sick leave of absence effective 18 July 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944.
  • Placed on Special Duty with Headquarters Detachment, 384th bomb Group and detailed as Group Navigator (Primary) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #164 dated 15 August 1944.
  • Granted a seven day leave of absence effective 22 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #17 dated 20 January 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Green, Robert JohnPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Olson, Norman (NMI)Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Wakser, Sanford HarryNavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Silk, Louis Allan, "Bud"BombardierPOW
SGT. Andrews, Ralph Cash, JrRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
SGT. Wagner, Casimer JohnEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Neal, William (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Morgan, Robert WilliamTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Jones, John EvanFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. King, Jack HFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 28 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Navigator 42‑102448 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑102448 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Navigator 42‑102448 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑102448 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Navigator 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102566.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Four Medium Howitzer Batteries, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Group Lead.
Sortie Report
-- 11 June 1944 Location: Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
1st Lt. June and his crew flew as Deputy Lead of the 40th Combat Bombardment Wing 'A' with the 92nd BG on this date.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Navigator 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Lead.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Lead.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
-- 23 June 1944 Target: Various portions of a V-1 installation.
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fienvillers, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
The 384th BG loaned the aircraft and limited crew; remaining crew members from the 401st BG.
Sortie Report
147 27 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead, 41st A section. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship. Wing lead.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑97948 Lead Gee-H Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107125. Unable to catch formation; returned to base without completing mission.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Navigator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
First Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Gee-H ship. Relinquished lead to deputy on bomb run after Gee-H equipment failed. Force-landed on continent with battle damage and low fuel; abandoned aircraft.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run, so group lead resumed control.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship; lead Squadron deputy. Took lead for bomb run and bombing with Gee-H.
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Navigator 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Navigator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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