Bean, Arthur E, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bean, Arthur E, Jr
Rank Major / Lieutenant Colonel
Serial Number O-406218
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #128, effective 3 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #193, effective 30 September 1944.
Duty Commanding Officer
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date TBD
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
  • Detailed as Assistant Group Operations Officer (Primary) and Further detailed Group Training Officer (additional) vice Captain Philip M. Algar, relieved per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944.
  • So much of Paragraph 6, SSO #108, 9 June 1944 this station as pertains to CAPTAIN PHILLIP M. ALGAR is revoked and Major Arthur E. Bean Jr is substituted therefor per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #180 dated 9 September 1944.
  • The provisions of paragraph 8, Station Special Orders #180 dated 9 September 1944 appointing substitute members of a Special Court Martial are revoked per paragraph 6, Station Special Orders #200 dated 9 October 1944.
  • Appointed as a member of a Special Court-Martial Board per AAF Station Special Orders #200 dated 9 October 1944.
  • Lieutenant Colonel effective 25 April 1945 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 29 April 1945.




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 29 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Landed away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Commander 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Commander 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship. Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Commander 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Group Lead.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
41st CBW C Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 42‑97948 Lead Gee-H Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107125. Unable to catch formation; returned to base without completing mission.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Commander 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship. Resumed lead on bomb run after deputy's Gee-H equipment failed. Led Squadron to attack secondary target using PFF.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Feathered #3 engine bout 3 minutes after bombs away; relinquished lead to deputy and returned to base alone.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led group formation attack with all Squadrons dropping on leader, using Gee-H aiming.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Commander 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship. Landed away at Glatton Airfield, AAF Station 130.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Air Commander 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Commander 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
312 16 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
315 20 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Commander 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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