Wetherbee, Robert Odell

Individual Personnel Data
Name Wetherbee, Robert Odell   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 11072282   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, effective 17 November 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 20 December 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 1725 (3.658 MB)
2LT James F. Carnes Crew, 546th BS (Legacy)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Carnes, James Frederick, "Fred"PilotPOW
2nd Lt. Parsons, William HaroldCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Pue, Robert JohnNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Kahn, Jacob S (IO)BombardierPOW
S/SGT. Wetherbee, Robert OdellRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Meyer, Mark AugustEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Doss, Frank EmmettBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Crow, Jerry AdrianTail GunnerPOW
SGT. McLain, Marvin DeweyFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Tragellas, William GeorgeFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Returned Early
Lead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine. Attacked Wittmund, Germany, as a Target Of Opportunity (TOO). Geographic location given is closer to Neßmersiel than Wittmund.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
This crew's first mission; left formation shortly after attacking target; ran out of fuel and ditched in the North Sea off the Dutch Coast (Frisian Islands); they were rescued and brought to the German Frisian Island of Juist, where the radio operator who had been KIA was buried; MACR 1725.
Sortie Report

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