Davis, L K (IO), Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Davis, L K (IO), Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-760992
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #132 dated 8 July 1944, effective 8 July 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 2 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Eynsham Hall, AAF Station 567 (a Flak House) on 24 August 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders 169 dated 22 August 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Davis, L K (IO), JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Somers, James LowellCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Stutman, William NathanielNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Fitzpatrick, James LeoBombardierCT
S/SGT. Finley, Carl EugeneRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Sandidge, Robert MagnusEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PFC. Romeo, Reno (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Kaloc, Edward ThomasTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Chacho, Albert JohnFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Peckerar, Irvin MiltonFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Co-pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
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 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 42‑102601 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low Group.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
H Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Pilot 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
D Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. PFF ship. On bomb run was forced to maneuver out from under high group, and therefore had to make a second run. By that time the target was no longer visible, then the PFF equipment failed so the group dropped on the wing lead's smoke marker, with poor results.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship. Landed away in Brussels due to flak damage.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run, so group lead resumed control.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Commander 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at Boxted due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Commander 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Commander 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron Deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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