Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth

Individual Personnel Data
Name Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth
Rank Second Lieutenant / Major
Serial Number O-735501
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Co-pilot / Commanding Officer
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 16 October 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to the 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home (a FLAK House) on or about 27 January 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #16 dated 23 January 1944.
  • Appointed Captain (AUS) effective 23 February 1944 per 2 March 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report.
  • Ordered on approximately two days Temporary Duty to London on 25 August 1944, purpose Pubic Relations Office (PRO) Radio Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #170 dated 23 August 1944.
  • Designated Commanding Officer of the 547th Bomb Group on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #32 dated 9 February 1945.
  • Replaced as Group S-3 and transferred on AAF Station 195 Special Orders #68 dated 16 October 1945.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Bishop, Charles W, "CHICK"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Grimaldi, Anthony JosephNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Yee, Wilbert Y KBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Morton, Cecil GordonRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Edman, Bruno EEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kalas, Joseph MarkusBall Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Parks, Howard DavidTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kelly, Leonard JFlexible GunnerEV
S/SGT. Yeater, James ThomasFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 47 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
8 14 July 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30030 Aborted mission after taking off.
High squadron deputy. Turned back at 1435 hrs at Splasher 5 because prop on #2 engine ran away.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29700 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #2 engine supercharger trouble.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30030 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30196 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back 62 miles into Belgium because hydraulic fluid was coming down into the ball turret, which was inoperative, the left waist gun and left top turret gun were out of order, and the tachometer on one engine was oscillating wildly.
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30039 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 42‑29914 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (H), Molesworth, England, was aboard this aircraft as 103rd CBW Leader.
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29636 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Waterbeach, Cambs.
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead; dropped bombs 'a short time after the target, ... regarded as ... jettisoned.'
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Composite group, low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. Landed away at Molesworth.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Pilot 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
Co-pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Aschersleben, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, composite high group.
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Pilot 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Lead ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97139. Wing lead.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 42‑97510 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Pilot 42‑31211 Weather Ship
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Pilot 42‑31211 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
104 9 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Pilot 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Commander 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Commander 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship. High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Commander 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Lead ground spare aircraft, replaced 43‑37713. High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Commander 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Commander 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. PFF ship. On bomb run was forced to maneuver out from under high group, and therefore had to make a second run. By that time the target was no longer visible, then the PFF equipment failed so the group dropped on the wing lead's smoke marker, with poor results.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Commander 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Commander 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy for the Gee-H bomb run on the primary: resumed lead for return to base.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Commander 43‑38198 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. PFF ship provided by 379th BG, flown by 384th crew. Call-sign Nightgar-Z.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Ostheim, Germany
Commander 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing C group.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Commander 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
PFF & Gee-H ship; group lead, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Commander 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Commander 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship (no Gee-H Navigator on today's crew). Capt Ulrey intended to release on group lead, but his bombardier 'picked up the target visually, and made a visual run.'
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Commander 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead: PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Commander 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Commander 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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