Chmura, Edward (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Chmura, Edward (NMI)
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-820153
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944, effective 31 August 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 26 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Appointed First Lieutenant, AUS effective 4 November 1944 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 10 November 1944.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Furzedown House, AAF Station 563 (a Flak house) on 19 December 1944 to carry out instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #249 dated 18 December 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Chmura, Edward (NMI)PilotCT
2nd Lt. Goodson, John Schley, JrCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cahill, Martin Owen, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Fox, Jacob Wesley, JrBombardierCT
CPL. Garley, Richard AlbertRadio Operator / GunnerCT
PVT. Murdza, Joseph (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Einhouse, Raymond DaleBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. McFalls, Johnny WinslowTail GunnerCT
CPL. Hannah, Gerald SaloneFlexible GunnerWIA
CPL. Line, Harold IvanFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 33 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Co-pilot 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
D Squadron.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑107121 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to mechanical failure.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Went over target but did not release bombs due to inoperative bomb bay door motor; hand cranked the doors but a/c was past bomb line by then.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Pilot 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97251.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97251.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. After taking interval at the IP, Gee-H equipment failed: therefore, the high Squadron did not attack.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97510 Low Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship. Landed away at Glatton Airfield, AAF Station 130.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Pilot 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Commander 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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