Wilson, Eugene Theodore

Individual Personnel Data
Name Wilson, Eugene Theodore   
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-795327   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 10 January 1945
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Tablets of the Missing
Additional Information
  • Placed on Temporary Duty for seven days to Coomber Hotel, Semley, Dorset (a FLAK House) on or about 28 September 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #105 dated 27 September 1943.
  • Appointed Captain AUS effective 7 February 1944 per 545th bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 26 February 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earls (a Flak House) on or about 27 March 1944 per AF Station 106 Special Orders #57 dated 25 March 1944.
  • Placed on one day Temporary Duty to London on or about 9 June 1944, purpose Official Business per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #107 dated 8 June 1944.
  • From Duty to Casual Pool, 12th Reinforcement Control Depot per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 24 June 1944 (Leave to ZOI-Volunteered for 2nd Combat Tour).
  • From Casual Pool, 12th Reinforcement Control Depot to Duty per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 September 1944.
  • Placed on Temporary Duty to Headquarters, US Strategic Air Force (USSTaF), Station 587 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 8 November 1944.
  • From Temporary Duty at HQ,USSTAF, Station 587 to Duty per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 10 November 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 11578 (6.263 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Armstrong, Lloyd RolandPilotCT
2nd Lt. Van der Haeghen, Joseph AlbertCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Wilson, Eugene TheodoreNavigatorMIA
2nd Lt. Kinney, William BrownieBombardierCT
S/SGT. Carroll, George HenryRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Estes, Lloyd StackEngineer / Top Turret GunnerWIA
S/SGT. Thurman, Fillman CliftonBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Grimes, Robert AlbertTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Mason, Jack Leslie (#2)Flexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Renfro, Alvin EveretteFlexible GunnerCT


Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 27 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0810 hrs because of supercharger failure on #3 & #4 engines.
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Navigator 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #2, #3, and #4 engines very rough.
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead. Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑29768.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Navigator 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron lead. Turned back, unable to keep up with formation due to lack of power.
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Navigator 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Navigator 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑30033 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back. Landed away at Metfield.
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Navigator 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back because of oxygen failure and #3 engine not operating properly; bombed a target of opportunity with unobserved results.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Navigator 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Maj. Ketelsen Flight Leader
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 42‑3492 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; aircraft, and remaining unidentified crew, supplied by 482BG at Alconbury. Lecates (P) was formerly a 384th pilot: he had transferred to the 482nd after completing a combat tour.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Navigator 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Specific Navigator assignments not found in mission documents.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑97532 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship and crew provided by the 482nd BG. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing, Molesworth, England, was aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
41st Combat Bombardment Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (H), Molesworth, England, was aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
41st Combat Wing A lead.
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Navigator 42‑97142 Weather ship.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑39766 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Navigator 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Left formation 20 minutes prior to the IP, apparently due to flak damage. No communication was received from this aircraft regarding the abort. Crash site and fate of crew are unknown. MACR 11578
Sortie Report

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