Manning, Raymond Walter

Individual Personnel Data
Name Manning, Raymond Walter
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-793805
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 29 March 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Ordered to travel to London for one day on or about 13 December 1943 for Official Business on SO #166 dated 12 December 1943.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Coombe House Hotel, Semley Dorsey (a FLAK House) on or about 15 January 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #9 dated 14 January 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Manning, Raymond WalterPilotCT
2nd Lt. Gauntt, Norman AltonCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Henley, R O (IO), JrNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Dillon, Warren BlodgettBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Brittain, Arthur EdwardRadio Operator / GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Goldman, Robert PhillipRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Overbaugh, Paul LonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Quaranta, Robert JohnTail GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Avey, Howard FrancisFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Williams, Joseph P IOFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 26 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Bomb rack did not work on toggle; bombs jettisoned in the Channel.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Co-pilot 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Co-pilot 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31073 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Molesworth.
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
50 5 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31166 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24578 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron, Low Group.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38112 Aborted mission after taking off.
Group deputy. Turned back at 1048 hrs over enemy territory because #1, #2, and #3 engines were smoking very badly after pulling excessive manifold pressure for 30 minutes; aircraft was vibrating very badly.
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38112 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead, high group, 40th Composite Combat Bomb Wing. Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Co-pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (H), Molesworth, England, was aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Co-pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Nuthampstead due to weather.
Sortie Report

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