Zink, Joseph D

Individual Personnel Data
Name Zink, Joseph D
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-825058
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #208 dated 20 October 1944, effective 20 October 1944.
Duty Pilot / Air Crew
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 20 April 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Ordered to Stanbridge Earls, Station 503 (a Flak house) on 14 March 1945 for seven days temporary duty to carry out instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #55 dated 11 March 1945.
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Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Zink, Joseph DPilotCT
2nd Lt. Barnett, Jack (NMI)Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Hudspeth, Edwin GeorgeNavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Foreman, John Frederick, JrBombardierCT
CPL. Lucas, William (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Cazer, Vinton GordonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Cardell, Raymond HowardBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Early, Francis MoaleTail GunnerCT
CPL. Bronzetti, Warren JohnFlexible GunnerKIA
CPL. Green, James AFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8409.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 44‑8409 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Aborted mission after taking off.
Hot camera ship; turned back due to internal engine failure.
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Hunston (probably RAF Hunsdon), due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; #3 prop feathered.
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, Group Deputy. PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Pilot 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Commander 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Commander 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8789. Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Commander 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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