Weatherford, Louie Frank

Individual Personnel Data
Name Weatherford, Louie Frank   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Master Sergeant
Serial Number 34337979   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 Dated 25 July 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner / Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 6 September 1943
Reported missing on MACR 776 (10.353 MB)
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 251 (6.173 MB)
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #90 dated 5 September 1943.
  • Promoted to Master Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #169 dated 17 December 1943, after evading capture since having been shot down on 6 September 1943.
Related Documents MACR 776 (10.353 MB)
E&E Report 251 (6.173 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Sweningsen, Oliver (NMI), JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Stewart, Carlos PCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Cawley, Thomas FBombardierPOW
T/SGT. Barta, Joseph FrancisRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Bartholomew, Everett LaverneEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Ralph, Robert EdwardBall Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Grover, Richard STail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Dillingham, Desmond QuintonFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Weatherford, Louie FrankFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Radio Operator 42‑5720 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Radio Operator 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by enemy aircraft; insufficient fuel to return to England; made a forced landing in field near Beauvais, France; MACR 776.
Sortie Report

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