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Dotherow, Edward (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Dotherow, Edward (NMI)
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-682017
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #37 dated 24 February 1944, effective 24 February 1944.
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 7 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at Midland AAF, Midland, Texas, Class #43-08, 3 June 1943.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty on or about 11 May 1944 to 8th AF Officers Rest Home, Standridge Earl, Hampshire (a Flak house) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #87 dated 10 May 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Kelly, John ThomasPilotCT
2nd Lt. Roth, Verle LeroyCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Welsbacher, Robert HenryNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Dotherow, Edward (NMI)BombardierCT
S/SGT. Trypuc, John Vincent, JrRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Cruise, James HenryEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PVT. Chouinard, Garnet (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Wray, Forrest DonaldFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Madera, Alfred (NMI)Flexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Became separated from group prior to RECALL. Continued on to primary target area and released bombs in coordination with another wing. Bombing location given as 50°08',8°40', which was within the city of Frankfurt am Main.
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Bombardier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Bombardier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97231 Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97201 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back at 0915; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Bombardier 42‑97201 Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Fieseler Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel (Waldau), Germany
Bombardier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97372 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Bombardier 42‑38013 Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Bombardier 42‑97201 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
Bombardier 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97367 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy. Bomb release mechanism malfunctioned; bombs jettisoned 16 minutes after target.
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Bombardier 42‑97367 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Bombardier 42‑102402 Combat Mission Credit
Group A Deputy.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Bombardier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy. Assumed lead after equipment failures on the lead aircraft.
Sortie Report
124 3 June 1944 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Bombardier 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Bombardier 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Bombardier 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
K Squadron.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Bombardier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Bombardier 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Bombardier 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Bombardier 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
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
Bombardier 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group. Jettisoned bomb load in the English Channel due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Bombardier 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
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Bombardier 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group deputy. One engine and aileron control were shot out by flak on bomb run. Bombs were jettisoned 200 yds. from target and plane left formation
Sortie Report

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