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Parker, George Frederick

Individual Personnel Data
Name Parker, George Frederick
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-560204
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, effective 16 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #15 dated 17 January 1945, effective 17 January 1945.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 19 April 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to First Lieutenant on 19 August 1944 per 547th Morning Report.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Palace Hotel, Southport, AAF Station 524, (a Flak house) on 28 November 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #233 dated 26 November 1944.
  • Designated Assistant Group Operations Officer (Primary) effective 17 December 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #248 dated 17 December 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Parker, George FrederickPilotCT
2nd Lt. Woodworth, John DempsterCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cavanaugh, William DanielNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Cresto, John AnthonyBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Webb, John ClydeRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Robb, Gordon LeeEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. McNeff, Charles LeoBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Stamm, Hiram Walton, "Nick"Tail GunnerCT
SGT. Grabow, Carl ArthurFlexible GunnerCT
PVT. Stephens, Milton IrvenFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Co-pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Pilot 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Returned with #3 feathered.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
B wing, high group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 44‑8256 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship loaned by 303rd BG. Callsign EAVESDROP-Y.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy at IP for Gee-H guidance on bomb run.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Pilot 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Turned over lead to deputy for Gee-H bomb run.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Commander 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead D Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Because the group leader did not climb over clouds at French coast, this Squadron continued on its own to the IP and target, attacking by Gee-H.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Commander 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Turned over lead of Squadron to deputy at the IP for a Gee-H run. The Gee-H failed about 2/3 of the way to the target and Parker resumed the lead and attempted to complete the attack visually, but was unable to. They then attempted to complete a second run visually, which was unsuccessful because conditions prevented identification of the target, so they moved on to the secondary, using PFF with visual assist.
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Commander 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship. Followed group lead past primary target and started bomb run on secondary PFF target but was out of position. Returned for a second run and found the assigned MPI was obliterated by other bombs, they 'bombed the shops and yards at the western side' of the target area.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Air Commander 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Commander 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Commander 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Commander 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Commander 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Commander 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron, Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H aircraft.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Commander 44‑8853 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Left formation over friendly territory and landed away at on Continent.
Sortie Report

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