14-19 SEPTEMBER 2023

Wiethop, Richard George

Individual Personnel Data
Name Wiethop, Richard George   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 37405563   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, effective 17 July 1944.
Duty Flexible Gunner / Tail Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 12 September 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot A Row 35 Grave 4
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 8901 (26.004 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Hanlon, Ernest EdwardPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Vallere, Harold ThomasCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Richert, Clarendon George, "Rick"NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Simons, Maurice JosephBombardierTR
S/SGT. McCarthy, Eugene (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Blasingame, Willis Anderson, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Titell, Jacques (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Campbell, Dorian LTail GunnerCT
SGT. Brennan, James JosephFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Wiethop, Richard GeorgeFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 7 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
H Group.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Tail Gunner 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Tail Gunner 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
At 1105 near Wittenburg, aircraft was hit by ME-109s on first attack in #3 engine; could not climb back to formation and continuously drifted behind until lost sight of; right wing fell off at 1109 and aircraft went down on fire in a steep glide; 3 chutes; crashed in Grünfelde, immediately west of Kyritz, Germany; MACR 8901
Sortie Report

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