Dilley, Ralph Otho

Individual Personnel Data
Name Dilley, Ralph Otho   
Rank Flight Officer
Serial Number T-1463   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 16 May 1944
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 29 May 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Additional Information
Graduated from Bombardier School at Victorville AAF, Victorville, California, Class #43-10, 10 July 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 5318 (14.009 MB)

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
Flt. Ofcr. Moore, Mark (NMI), JrPilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Sullivan, Clifford CiceroCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Michel, Arthur Peter, JrNavigatorPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Dilley, Ralph OthoBombardierPOW
SGT. Garrison, James EdwinTogglierTR
S/SGT. Flaherty, James DeValeraRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kunce, Robert WayneEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Rood, James RaymondBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Kenedy, John JosephTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Heine, Roy (NMI)Flexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Bombardier 42‑97573 Combat Mission Credit
Apparently struck by flak, 'fell out of formation and dropped down in a right turn and swung around to 6 o'clock low. Five to nine chutes have been reported as emerging.' There may have been fires aboard. Aircraft apparently exploded in mid-air. MACR 5318
Sortie Report

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