Farley, John Francis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Farley, John Francis   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 19039826   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #53 dated 20 July 1943
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
Last Duty Date 9 October 1943
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Tablets of the Missing
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 872 (8.137 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
1st Lt. Ingles, John ThomasPilotMIA
2nd Lt. Pratt, Harry MitchellCo-pilotMIA
2nd Lt. Ruman, Charles LoganNavigatorMIA
2nd Lt. Mason, Earl CarterBombardierCT
T/SGT. Feigenbaum, Melvin AllenRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
T/SGT. Morrison, Clarence TheodoreEngineer / Top Turret GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Farley, John FrancisBall Turret GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Brescia, Alfred JosephTail GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Janes, Carl WarnerFlexible GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Spaulding, Charles ArnoldFlexible GunnerMIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 10 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29703 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back for unknown reasons.
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Ball Turret 42‑29554 Aborted mission after taking off.
Had to leave formation when one bomb broke loose and lodged on bomb bay doors. Jettisoned it over the English Channel and returned to base.
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Ball Turret 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑30043.
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Ball Turret 42‑5051 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to a blown spark plug.
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Ball Turret 41‑24560 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; unable to locate formation after passing through cloud layer.
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Wattiaham due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by enemy aircraft; ditched at 1341 hrs 50 mi. west of Danish coast, North Sea; MACR 872.
Sortie Report

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