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Zude, Byron Alvin

Individual Personnel Data
Name Zude, Byron Alvin   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 37624950   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #18 dated 21 January 1945, effective 21 January 1945.
  • Assigned to a non-384th unit, per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report (Paragraph 3, Special Orders #176, 1st Air Division) - to 34th Bomb Group, effective 28 June 1945.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 28 June 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 24 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #21 dated 24 January 1945.
  • Reclassified from MOS to MOS 612 effective 16 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #58 dated 16 March 1945.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant effective 17 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #59 dated 17 March 1945.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Wright, Edward SPilotTR
Flt. Ofcr. Von Grimm, RobertCo-pilotFCMEW
1st Lt. Fell, Charles LinwoodNavigatorMIA
CPL. Arnold, Robert BTogglierTBD
SGT. Jaeger, Melvin GeorgeEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Soules, Robert ABall Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Kovach, Joseph WilliamBall Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Holmes, Garland FrancisTail GunnerTR
CPL. Zude, Byron AlvinFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 19 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Landed on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Flexible (Waist) Gunner 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6892.
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37788.
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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