Sammons, Gerald Busby

Individual Personnel Data
Name Sammons, Gerald Busby
Rank Captain / Major
Serial Number O-417447
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, effective 6 May 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 5 November 1944 - Casual Pool,70th Replacement Depot, AAF Station 594, effective 3 November 1944.
Duty Pilot / Commanding Officer
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 7 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Aylesfield House, Alton, Northants (a Flak House) on 14 July 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #137 dated 14 July 1944.
  • Placed on approximately two days Temporary Duty to London on 16 August 1944, purpose Public Relations Office (PRO) Radio duties per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #164 dated 15 August 1944.
  • Assumed command of the 544th Bomb Squadron, 14 September 1944, Vice LTC Alfred C. Nuttall per 544th Bomb Squadron Unit History.
  • Appointed as a member of a Special Courts Martial per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #185 dated 19 September 1944.
  • Major Sammons departed the 544th Bomb Squadron on 3 November and was succeeded as Squadron Commander by Major Maurice Booska.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Capt. Sammons, Gerald BusbyPilotCT
2nd Lt. Pryor, Oliver McCoyCo-pilotINT
2nd Lt. Dashev, Jack SaulNavigatorINT
2nd Lt. Henson, William Alvin, IIBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Feyerabend, Lawrence LeonardRadio Operator / GunnerINT
S/SGT. Thompson, Arthur EdwardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Placer, James JBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Schwartz, Stanley (NMI)Tail GunnerINT
SGT. Kilpatrick, Redin RobertFlexible GunnerINT
SGT. Schneider, Walter JosephFlexible GunnerINT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 26 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Pilot 42‑97188 Group B.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Pilot 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
121 31 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Colmar, France
Pilot 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead. Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102661.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
This aircraft was sent to lead the 401st BG on today's mission.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Pilot 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Capt. Sammons and his crew flew with the 401st Bomb Group on a mission in the afternoon.
Sortie Report
-- 11 June 1944 Location: Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Capt. Sammons and his crew flew as Wing Lead of the 40th Combat Bombardment Wing 'A' with the 92nd BG on this date.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Commander 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead, 41st A wing. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Commander 42‑102675 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. Gee-H ship provided by the 379th BG, Kimbolton, AAF Station 117, for today's mission.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Commander 42‑102959 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Commander 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Commander 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Commander 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Commander 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Commander 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Commander 42‑97824 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 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship. Wing lead.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship. Wing lead.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship, wing lead.
Sortie Report

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