Sprague, Alfred Lee

Individual Personnel Data
Name Sprague, Alfred Lee
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-670653
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #42 dated 4 July 1943, effective 4 July 1943.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 9 January 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Granted a seven day sick leave effective on or about 6 September 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #89 dated 4 September 1943.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Sprague, Alfred LeePilotCT
2nd Lt. Doman, Albert HughCo-pilotKIFA
2nd Lt. Baldwin, Pendleton GainesNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Pierce, Kermit AubreyBombardierCT
T/SGT. Anderson, Clarence DentonRadio Operator / GunnerCT
T/SGT. Marshall, Dean WilliamEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Aune, Rudolph (NMI)Tail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Abramowitz, Abraham BFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Redding, George ThomasFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 25 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Pilot 42‑5889 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑5889 Combat Mission Credit
Only aircraft/crew of the Low Squadron to return to Grafton Underwood today.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 42‑5889 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑5889 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Pilot 42‑5889 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑29651 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑5889 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Wing Lead for 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Pilot 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Landed away at Little Staughton, Cambridgeshire, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Pilot 42‑29717 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑3429 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron lead. Landed away at Alconbury.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; landed away at Attlebridge due to low fuel, with '#3 engine out.'
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Deputy; took off late but joined formation at Chesterfield. Took over lead when Buck/Lecates aborted.
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Landed away at 'Little Stanton' (assumed Little Staughton); bombs returned.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑31246 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report

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