Penick, Eugene Walker

Individual Personnel Data
Name Penick, Eugene Walker   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 17024507   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AF Station 106 Special Orders #65, effective 7 August 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner / Flexible Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 17 August 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 19 April 1922
  • Ordered to attend Gunnery School at Snettisham, Norfolk, for approximately 10 days beginning on or about 30 May 1943, on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #21 dated 30 May 1943. Students are required to bring .50 cal. Ammunition, gas mask, steel helmet, mess equipment, blankets, clothing for ten days, and draw 'PX rations' in advance.
  • Appointed Staff Sergeant effective 15 June 1943 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 June 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 291 (1.714 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Kowalski, Ellwood DavidPilotKIFA
2nd Lt. Bell, Joseph WCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Eggers, Samuel Andrew, JrNavigatorKIFA
2nd Lt. Murphy, Leo AmbroseBombardierKIFA
S/SGT. Blaise, Jean LeRoyRadio Operator / GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. Bossinger, George AlpheusEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Penick, Eugene WalkerBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Majors, Hugh DavidTail GunnerTR
SGT. Hardin, David JacksonFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. McKnight, Harry AlvinFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 6 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30046 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30046 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back when #2 supercharger failed.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30046 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, wing deputy.
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, group deputy.
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30147 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Low Squadron lead. Damaged by enemy aircraft and flak; crashed about 20 miles north of Rheims (between Sissonne and Montcornet), France. MACR 291
Sortie Report

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