Lustig, David Carl, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lustig, David Carl, "Dave", Jr   
Rank Corporal / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 12154059   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 2 February 1945
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 15 October 1945
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
  • Lustig sent the last 'bomb strike' message from the 8th AF in WWII.
  • Moved to Istres, France, with the Group.
Related Documents 2003 Oral History Interview
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelLustig Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Drew, James Lawrence, "Larry"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Rotherham, James HCo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Keyser, William R, Jr, "Bill"NavigatorFCMEW
CPL. Seymour, Kenneth TTogglierFCMEW
CPL. Lustig, David Carl, Jr, "Dave"Radio Operator / GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Lanham, Theodore James, "Ted"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Snider, William Paul, "Paul"Ball Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Lillico, Douglas Crawford, JrTail GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Winsby, William EFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38013 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead squadron hot camera ship. Turned back with a feathered prop.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39236 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. This aircraft originally assigned to the Funk Crew; apparently taken by Shelley when 44‑8665 proved unsuitable for lead use.
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy; hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Radio Operator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron Deputy
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Radio Operator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Radio Operator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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