Walling, Neil Emerson

Individual Personnel Data
Name Walling, Neil Emerson   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-809777   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana
Additional Information
  • Placed on one day Temporary Duty to Wharton, purpose to ferry aircraft to this station per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #12 dated 18 January 1944.
  • SSO #12 was amended from one day to three days per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #15 dated 22 January 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4352 (41.543 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Kravet, Marvin RobertPilotTR
2nd Lt. Gay, Greeley (NMI)Co-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Walling, Neil EmersonNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Pederson, Floyd RayBombardierCT
S/SGT. Gray, Kenneth D (IO)Radio Operator / GunnerPOW
SGT. Westrick, Urban WilliamEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
T/SGT. Altendorf, Elroy AndrewEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Cox, John StewartBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Felicetti, Frank DominickTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Gustafson, Claus NormanFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 19 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Navigator 42‑5404 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Navigator 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group high Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Navigator 42‑37801 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low group. Turned back because he lost the formation; jettisoned bombs over the North Sea (54°44'N,6°13'E)
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37801 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group, 41st A Combat Wing. Turned back at 1055 due to uncontrollable supercharger on #2 engine.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑37793 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back over field; oxygen system was going out.
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37801 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1008 hrs; #2 supercharger ran away and could not be controlled.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Navigator 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
41B Group. Turned back at 1053 hrs as #2 supercharger ran away.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 41‑24578 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead Squadron, low group. Turned back because #2 supercharger ran away and engine began losing oil and smoking; could not be feathered.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑3441 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1046 hrs because #1 prop ran away (prop governor sheared). Landed away at RAF Gatwick, West Sussex.
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑3441 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because #2 engine supercharger ran away.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑38158 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Navigator 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Navigator 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Navigator 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
A Wing, High group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Navigator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑38158 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, lead group. Hit by direct flak burst on bomb run; a/c blew up in mid-air after bomb release. MACR 4352
Sortie Report

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