Davis, Thomas Arnold

Individual Personnel Data
Name Davis, Thomas Arnold   
Rank Corporal / Sergeant
Serial Number 39417764   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #8 dated 9 January 1945
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 22 March 1945
Results Transferred
Additional Information
  • Ditched and was rescued returning from 3 February 1945 mission. Admitted to station sick quarters and released after two days. Returned to flying status approximately one month later.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Palace Hotel, Southport. AAF Station 524 (a Flak house) on or about 7 February 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #30 dated 6 February 1945.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 15315 (25.934 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Long, Robert ClayPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Vrana, Ralph JohnCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Field, Edward (NMI)NavigatorFCMEW
CPL. Rudolph, Marvin IrvingTogglierCT
CPL. Maki, Frederick ArnoldRadio Operator / GunnerMIA
SGT. Oglesby, Howard JasperEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PVT. Cook, Jack ColemanBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Davis, Thomas ArnoldTail GunnerTR
CPL. Duncan, Donald RamseyFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
262 29 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Siegen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Aircraft left formation after bombs away with one engine feathered, damaged by flak. Dropped behind formation and appeared headed for Russian lines, but ditched in the North Sea. 2nd Lt. Robert C. Long received posthumous award of Silver Star, for his selfless efforts to save his crew after ditching. See 'As Briefed...' page 201. MACR 15315
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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