Weissenbach, Kenneth August

Individual Personnel Data
Name Weissenbach, Kenneth August
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 37498314
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, effective 16 April 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 28 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #113 dated 15 June 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Malone, John JamesPilotCT
2nd Lt. Donohue, William RobertCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Boreiko, John VincentNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Moody, James Clifton, JrBombardierCT
S/SGT. Weissenbach, Kenneth AugustRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Smith, Kenneth ElwoodEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Tow, Douglas UaneBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Millhouse, Clarence LaverneTail GunnerCT
PVT. McGuire, James FrancisFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Toboz, Benny (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Radio Operator 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Radio Operator 42‑107074 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107074 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Radio Operator 42‑107074 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back over base because pilot got severe cramp in knee joint.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Radio Operator 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37776 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Radio Operator 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Radio Operator 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
J Squadron.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Radio Operator 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group. Bombed Primary Target.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Radio Operator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away on return due to weather, location ambiguous: given variously as 'WETHERSFIELD' and 'STATION 165' (Wethersfield is Station 170, and Station 165 is Little Walden).
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Radio Operator 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Lead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Radio Operator 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Radio Operator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Radio Operator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, high group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Radio Operator 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Radio Operator 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship, low group.
Sortie Report

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