Vinnedge, Roy Alan

Individual Personnel Data
Name Vinnedge, Roy Alan
Rank Captain
Serial Number O-725555
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140, effective 17 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #195, effective 2 October 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 8 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Granted a seven day operational leave of absence effective 6 December 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #238 dated 4 December 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Capt. Vinnedge, Roy AlanPilotCT
2nd Lt. Schaaf, Herbert HenryCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Hightshoe, Clarence CecilNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Roberts, Jack DeightonBombardierCT
S/SGT. Burek, Stanley ThomasRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Walcott, Lester AllenEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Wisdahl, Raymond OrlandoBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Beesley, Delmar JamesTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Dunham, Lorin ArthurFlexible GunnerTR
SGT. Rock, Frank WillisFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 27 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
H Group Lead.
Sortie Report
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low section lead.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Commander 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Pilot 42‑97557 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Commander 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑97557 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship. Col. William L Travis, 41st Bomb Wing, aboard as combat wing commander.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Pilot 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Commander 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Commander 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
E Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Commander 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
C wing, low group lead.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Commander 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Commander 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Commander 44‑8256 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship loaned by 303rd BG. Callsign EAVESDROP-Y.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Commander 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Turned over lead to deputy for Gee-H bomb run.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Commander 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron Lead. PFF ship. Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
PFF & Gee-H ship; lead Squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at RAF Tilstock, Shropshire, due to weather.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, B group; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Commander 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Commander 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Commander 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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