Andersen, Gerald Lee

Individual Personnel Data
Name Andersen, Gerald Lee   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 37479451   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 28 September 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 9753 (23.666 MB)
Remote Webpage'First Letter from Mrs. Andersen' on The Arrowhead Club
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Carnes, Joe Ross, JrPilotTR
2nd Lt. Wyatt, William GlennCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Benjamin, Alfred DavidNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Bomar, William M, JrBombardierTBD
S/SGT. Schick, Frank Joseph, JrRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Panici, Raymond ArnoldEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. King, James Bernard, JrBall Turret GunnerWIA
SGT. Andersen, Gerald LeeTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Ford, Charles William, JrFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Little, Joseph Richard KyleFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 12 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Tail Gunner 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Tail Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Tail Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Tail Gunner 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
C Wing, high group.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 42‑31222 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes; crashed near Osteringersleben, Germany; MACR 9753.
Sortie Report

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