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Williams, Evan Letcher

Individual Personnel Data
Name Williams, Evan Letcher
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-708287
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, effective 6 May 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 4 October 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
DecorationsAwarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received on 16 June 1944.
Additional Information
Granted a five day leave effective 28 July 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #149 dated 27 July 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ungerman, Kenneth ArmisteadPilotCT
2nd Lt. Widner, Charles WilliamCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Williams, Evan LetcherNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Cheresnik, Edward JohnBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Bailey, Robert RexRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Schlising, Roger EEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Vallone, Frank PhilipBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Price, William RobertTail GunnerCT
SGT. Jacobs, Dallas AthelFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Stephens, Herbert AFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Navigator 42‑97139 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑107057 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back when #2 supercharger failed.
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Navigator 42‑97139 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, high composite group, 41st CBW.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Group A Low Squadron Deputy. Landed away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire, on return.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Navigator 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Oulton, Norfolk, on return due to fuel leak between #1 and #2 engines after bombing target.
Sortie Report
122 2 June 1944 Target: Gun Battery with six 155mm guns, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (5 miles S of Boulogne), France
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
124 3 June 1944 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High Group.
Sortie Report
129 6 June 1944 Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Navigator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Navigator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group. Bombed Primary Target.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kimbolton, AAF Station 117, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Navigator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead. Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97139.
Sortie Report
152 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Blanc Pignon Ferme, Cléty, France
Navigator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Navigator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
H Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy. PFF Ship.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Navigator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
High Group deputy.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Navigator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Navigator 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Navigator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
D Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 44‑8047 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing lead. PFF & Gee-H ship, both of which failed prior to target, necessitating having the deputy lead the bomb run.
Sortie Report

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