Brown, William C

Individual Personnel Data
Name Brown, William C
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-722565
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #190 dated 26 September 1944
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 5 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. DeFrancesco, John JosephPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Simmons, Robert EdwinCo-pilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Calnitz, JeromeNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Brown, William CBombardierCT
T/SGT. Bias, Ira J, JrRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Howell, Evan LawrenceEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Doleshal, Charles JosephBall Turret GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Hastings, Harmon CTail GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Walker, Ferris JohnTail GunnerTR
S/SGT. Williams, John AllenFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Bombardier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Bombardier 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Bombardier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Landed at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low Squadron
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Bombardier 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Bombardier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Bombardier 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38927 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at Bassingbourne Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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