2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Whipple, Robert M

Individual Personnel Data
Name Whipple, Robert M
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-2062720
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #239 dated 5 December 1944, effective 5 December 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 20 May 1945.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 20 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Ordered to Stanbridge Earls, AAF Station 503 (a Flak house) on 20 March 1945 for seven days temporary duty to carry out instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #58 dated 16 March 1945.
  • Appointed First Lieutenant, AUS effective 27 April 1945 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 4 May 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Gregg, William GPilotTBD
2nd Lt. Wade, Roger JohnCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Whipple, Robert MNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Matthews, Carl NBombardierCT
CPL. Hester, Cecil AdolphRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Olson, Clifford EdwardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PFC. Janicki, Edward ZygmundBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Hyatt, Dale LeeTail GunnerCT
CPL. Penn, Walter RichardFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Landed at A-84 (Chievres, Belgium) due to low fuel; returned the next day.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Navigator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Navigator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Navigator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Navigator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to #3 engine failure; landed away at RAF Manston, Kent.
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Navigator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Navigator 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Navigator 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Navigator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Navigator 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38501 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Navigator 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Navigator 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Navigator 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Navigator 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Navigator 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Navigator 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Navigator 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Navigator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Col. Milton, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
312 16 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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