Bothwell, William (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bothwell, William (NMI)   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 33467285   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #96 dated 14 September 1943, effective 14 September 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 7 February 1944
Results Transferred
Additional Information
  • Awarded two oak leaf clusters to the Air Medal for shooting down two enemy aircraft on 30 January 1944.
  • Transferred to the 15th Air Force, 301st Bomb Group, 353rd Bomb Squadron. KIA on 25 February 1944, MACR 2722.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hurley, Joseph AnthonyPilotTR
2nd Lt. Mills, William J (IO), JrCo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Drogue, Arthur Joseph, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Henningsen, Peter VictorBombardierTR
T/SGT. Schwandt, Lawrence ClarenceRadio Operator / GunnerTR
PVT. Fair, Jack RussellEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Bothwell, William (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerTR
PVT. Pardee, Raymond FloydTail GunnerTR
S/SGT. Fitzpatrick, Frank JosephFlexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Chmielecki, Stanley AnthonyFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑24560.
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Ball Turret 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 41‑24560 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back. Landed away at Ridgewell.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Ball Turret 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Ball Turret 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Catfoss, Yorks.
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Ball Turret 42‑31274 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑5838 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31274 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Ball Turret 42‑29717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Ball Turret 42‑29809 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report

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