Stone, Arthur Martin, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Stone, Arthur Martin, Jr   
Rank First Lieutenant / Major
Serial Number O-661989   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #167 dated 13 December 1943
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #7, effective 10 January 1944.
  • Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Detachment, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #64, effective 3 April 1944.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #107, effective 8 June 1944.
  • Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Detachment, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #129, effective 5 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #152, effective 30 July 1944.
Duty Operations Officer / Commanding Officer
Last Duty Date 10 January 1945
Reported missing on MACR 11578 (6.263 MB)
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Tablets of the Missing
Additional Information
  • Stone had previously served with the 92nd BG, completing 25 combat missions, and serving as Training Officer and Operations Officer for the 325th BS.
  • Assigned primary duty of Assistant Group Operations Officer on his initial assignment to the Group.
  • Assigned primary duty as Station Schools Officer, and additional duty as Assistant Group Operations Officer on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #173 dated 23 December 1943; later amended to Station Training Officer on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #44 dated 6 March 1944.
  • Relieved of duty as Station Training Officer on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #55 dated 23 March 1944.
  • Promoted to Captain between 23 and 25 March 1944.
  • Detailed duty as Assistant Group Operations Officer on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #57 dated 25 March 1944.
  • Assigned duty as Assistant Top Secret Control Officer on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #62 dated 1 April 1944 - revoked on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #94 dated 20 May 1944 (1Lt Charles W Bishop substituted).
  • Transferred from HQ DET, 384th BG to 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #107 dated 8 June 1944 (amended on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #127 dated 2 July 1944 to indicate he was on detached service in the Zone of the Interior).
  • Detailed to travel to London for two days, on or about 4 August 1944, on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #154 dated 1 August 1944.
  • Designated CO of 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944.
  • Promoted to Major on 27 October 1944, per squadron history (microfilm A0640-01624); Appointed Major AUS effective 27 October 1944 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 10 November 1944.
  • Placed on Temporary Duty to carry out instructions of The Commanding General for a period not to exceed seven days at Palace Hotel Southport AAF Station 524 to arrive prior to 1300hrs on 28 November 1944 - AAF Station Special Orders #232 dated 24 November 1944.
Related Documents MACR 11578 (6.263 MB)




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Co-pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Lead ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97948. High group lead.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Commander 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Second squadron lead. PFF ship. While on the bomb run to attack the primary target using Gee-H, with the deputy in the lead, the equipment failed. The squadron then proceeded to the secondary target and attacked using PFF.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Commander 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; group lead.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Lead PFF ground spare aircraft; replaced 44‑8007. Lead squadron lead.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Commander 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead, B Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Dropped bombs using PFF.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Commander 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. The Gee-H failed prior to the IP so a visual bomb run was attempted. The navigator and bombardier located the target too late to make a good run, so a second visual run was made and bombs were released on the primary target.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Weather aircraft. Co-pilot identified only as 'Hicks' - Kenneth Delmont Hicks is most likely as the aircraft, pilot, and 'Hicks', are all from the 545th BS. remainder of crew (RO, Eng) not identified
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Commander 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Left formation 20 minutes prior to the IP, apparently due to flak damage. No communication was received from this aircraft regarding the abort. Crash site and fate of crew are unknown. MACR 11578
Sortie Report

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