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Buersmeyer, Sylvanus Reginald

Individual Personnel Data
Name Buersmeyer, Sylvanus Reginald, "Bush"   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 17016630   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #153 dated 31 July 1944, effective 31 July 1944.
  • Transferred to a non-384th unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 December 1944 - to Casual Pool, 70th Replacement Depot, AAF Station Chorley, effective 14 December 1944.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 14 December 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 28 January 1918
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Brookshire, James DPilotCT
2nd Lt. Rummel, Brian Dunn, JrCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Mechanick, Harold (NMI)NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Kennedy, Jack EdwardBombardierTR
SGT. Alexander, Arthur WaltonRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Zink, Frank JohnRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Rivers, Arthur Raymond, "Creek"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Hess, Frank (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Hiner, William MaxTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Buersmeyer, Sylvanus Reginald, "Bush"Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group. returned with #3 prop windmilling because the shaft broke.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation and bombed target; dropped bombs late.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
A group.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ahip.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107083 Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed
High Squadron
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8421 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8421 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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