Hill, John R

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hill, John R   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 14166078   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #155 dated 2 August 1944, effective 2 August 1944.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 20 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #185 dated 19 September 1944.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Ebrington Manor, AAF Station 498 (a Flak House) on 23 November 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #231 dated 22 November 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Rowe, George BPilotCT
2nd Lt. Bakkom, Clifford NorrisCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Gullekson, Leslie CNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. McDaniel, Oscar KennethBombardierCT
SGT. Powell, Leslie CRadio Operator / GunnerTR
S/SGT. Hill, John REngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Hammack, William GlennBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Chernitsky, Thomas WilliamTail GunnerCT
SGT. Boyd, Lester RossFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Matthews, Franklin WallerFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group. Flat tire on landing.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
A Squadron.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
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201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
D group.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38542. First Squadron.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Took over at IP and led Squadron on bomb run.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship; high Squadron deputy. Took lead for 1st bomb run - Gee-H equipment failed.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
Composite Squadron 41st Bomb Wing D group.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, D Group. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
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247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
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248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
One of only three aircraft to land at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report

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