Cadwallader, Donald J

Individual Personnel Data
Name Cadwallader, Donald J
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-815827
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #80 dated 29 April 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 25 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Southport, Lancashire (a Flak House) on 19 June 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #115 dated 18 June 1944.
Related Documents 2004 Veteran's History Project Oral History Interview




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Cranstoun, Richard LeroyPilotCT
2nd Lt. Cadwallader, Donald JCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Carvelli, Daniel DNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Mier, Darrell WBombardierTR
S/SGT. Hubner, James WilliamRadio Operator / GunnerTR
SGT. Chambers, James MEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Rust, Nathan DevineBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Meyers, Stanley (NMI)Tail GunnerCT
SGT. Linder, Robert EFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Wislander, Arthur WilliamFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Co-pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
110 20 May 1944 Target: Orly Airport
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑97521 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, low group. Forced to jettison bomb load at 1212 hrs because one of his engines went out.
Sortie Report
121 31 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Colmar, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Gun Battery, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
124 3 June 1944 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Co-pilot 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑32106.
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Co-pilot 42‑102442 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Co-pilot 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
129 6 June 1944 Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Co-pilot 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare, joined formation.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Co-pilot 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Co-pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Tail Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Co-pilot 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st B wing. Lost group in heavy clouds; tacked on to the low group of the 41st B wing and bombed with them.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, high group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
158 16 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Co-pilot 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report

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