Decker, Floyd Virgil

Individual Personnel Data
Name Decker, Floyd Virgil   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 39338132   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #190 dated 26 September 1944
Duty Flexible Gunner / Togglier
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 20 January 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Oak Lawn Memorial Park, Corvallis, Oregon
Additional Information
Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special orders #194 dated 1 October 1944.
Related Documents AR 45-01-20-527 (5.643 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Fleshman, Warren GrayPilotWIA
2nd Lt. Laney, John NealCo-pilotWIA
2nd Lt. Green, Billy ANavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Cochran, John Edward, JrBombardierCT
SGT. Richardson, William HRadio Operator / GunnerWIA
SGT. Woodruff, Walter C, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerWIA
CPL. Mitchell, Oreal HBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Galetto, Anthony JTail GunnerWIA
SGT. Baumann, Frederick HFlexible GunnerWIA
SGT. Decker, Floyd VirgilFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Third squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Togglier 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Togglier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Butzweilerdorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 44‑8409 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft, replaced 42‑98000.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Togglier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Togglier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Togglier 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Forced landing in France due to battle damage; salvaged.
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Togglier 42‑97309 Aircraft did not take off.
Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Togglier 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Ridgewell due to weather.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Togglier 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Togglier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Togglier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Togglier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Togglier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Togglier 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Togglier 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Crash landed near Molesworth Airfield, Station 107 due to weather and engine failures; 2 crew killed, 7 seriously injured.
Sortie Report

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