Cummings, Julian Cowden

Individual Personnel Data
Name Cummings, Julian Cowden   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 33738586   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944, effective 24 March 1944.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 28 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #66 dated 7 April 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Spetchley Park, Worcester (a Flak House) on 2 June 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #100 dated 30 May 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Wright, James WileyPilotCT
2nd Lt. Carter, Jack NifongCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Stakes, Albert GarrisonNavigatorCT
Flt. Ofcr. Hendrix, Alfred FranklinBombardierCT
S/SGT. Johnson, Eugene AllenRadio Operator / GunnerTBD
SGT. Waller, Guy FordEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Clements, Huel RBall Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Cummings, Julian CowdenTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Zipfel, Herbert WalterFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Jablonski, Raymond JosephFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Tail Gunner 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Joined the 41st Combat Wing B and attacked their secondary target.
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑38158 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Tail Gunner 42‑102449 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97367 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97263 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to severe diarrhea in pilot, co-pilot, and navigator due to bad potato salad at the snack bar the night before; other cases were reported.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Tail Gunner 42‑102402 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy, 40th CBW.
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Deputy. Ground Spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97263.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead. Jettisoned bombs two minutes after target due to personnel failure.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Tail Gunner 44‑6128 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, Low Squadron Lead. Landed away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Tail Gunner 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Tail Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Tail Gunner 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Tail Gunner 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft. replaced 44‑6080. Lead Group.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97574 Combat Mission Credit
Division deputy. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report

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