Davis, Smith James

Individual Personnel Data
Name Davis, Smith James   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 33285324   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 25 July 1943
There is no record of a MACR documenting this loss
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Additional Information
Promoted to Technical Sergeant effective 15 June 1943 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 June 1943.
Related Documents Post Loss Document File #9
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
Flt. Ofcr. Hall, Ralph JacksonPilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. House, Rodney WCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Janson, Robert MatthewNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Palazzo, Anthony (NMI)BombardierCT
S/SGT. Davis, Smith JamesRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cocklin, Homer JEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Valcour, Albert RolandBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Parrish, James StanleyTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. McNeal, Paul ErnestFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Smiley, Reamond CookFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 5 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑30143 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Radio Operator 42‑3230 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Radio Operator 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Radio Operator 42‑3230 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑3122 Combat Mission Credit
Disabled by enemy action over target; details unknown; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. No MACR
Sortie Report

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