Sanders, Russell Aubrey

Individual Personnel Data
Name Sanders, Russell Aubrey   
Rank Captain / Major
Serial Number O-911094   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the Det A, Hq & Hq Sq, 304th Service Group
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #158 , effective 1 December 1943.
Duty Non-flying duty
Last Duty Date 8 May 1944
Reported missing on MACR 4561 (3.520 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France: Plot D Row 28 Grave 23
Additional Information
  • Relieved from assignment as Commanding Officer of Detachment 'A', HQ & HQ Squadron, 304th Service Group (Primary) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #27 dated 8 June 1943.
  • Detailed as Station Administrative Inspector (Primary) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #27 dated 8 June 1943.
  • Appointed to a Board of Officers for the purpose of making a complete inventory and audit of Station 106 Post Exchange as of close of business 30 June 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #39 dated 30 June 1943.
  • Appointed Class 'A' Agent Finance Officer for A.H. Miller, Major, FD, for the purpose of paying all enlisted payrolls of HQ & HQ Squadron, 304th SVC GP per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #53 dated 20 July 1943.
  • Granted an eight day leave of absence effective on or about 9 August 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #63 dated 4 August 1943.
  • Designated Station Air Inspector per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 10 November 1943.
  • Ordered to London for four days on Official Business on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943.
  • Ordered to London for two days for Supply Activities on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #164 dated 10 December 1943.
  • Appointed to a board of officers to investigate the fire in the Control Tower flare room on 31 December 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #4 dated 5 January 1944.
  • Granted an eight day leave of absence effective on or about 12 February 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #7 dated 10 January 1944.
  • Placed on three days Temporary Duty to London on or about 16 January 1944,purpose Supply Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #11 dated 16 January 1944.
  • Appointed to a board of officers to investigate the fire at the Officer's Hut Site 6 on 7 March 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #45 dated 7 March 1944.
  • Promoted to Major on 2 April 1944. Microfilm record A0640-0158
  • Appointed Investigating Officer in the death of David K. Ollre, James A. Moore and Teddy R. Potocki per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #74 dated 19 April 1944.
  • Appointed Investigating Officer in the death of Private (747) Charles H. Burmeister, 36024724, 547th Bomb Squadron per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944.
Related Documents MACR 4561 (3.520 MB)




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Observer 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Hit by continuously tracking flak about one minute before bombs away; aircraft hit by burst between tail and waist doors and went into very steep uncontrollable dive; was seen to hit the ground still burning; tail gunner seemed to be blown out with no chutes observed; crashed near Le Foyer, France. MACR 4561
Sortie Report

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