Faulkiner, Russel R

Individual Personnel Data
Name Faulkiner, Russel R   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-736497   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 9 September 1943
Reported missing on MACR 775 (9.803 MB)
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 172 (10.546 MB)
Related Documents MACR 775 (9.803 MB)
E&E Report 172 (10.546 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Kelly, James HenryPilotCT
2nd Lt. Faulkiner, Russel RCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Blount, Wilbourne Earl, "Bill"NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Ryberg, John EdwardBombardierCT
S/SGT. Beaupre, Jerome BernardRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Nealis, Leonard Martin EugeneEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Lane, Dennis JosephBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Smith, Joe HTail GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Killin, Roland LeroyFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Mizgorski, Aloysius WilliamFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 14 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low squadron deputy. Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because #1 engine was 'throwing an excessive amount of oil.' Oil was found to contain contaminants (pieces of babbitt metal and bits of safety wire).
Sortie Report
8 14 July 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑5855 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑5843 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare airceaft; replaced 42‑3259. Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑3259.
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Pilot 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Pilot 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Pilot 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑3455 Combat Mission Credit
Out of gas (right wing hit by flak), FW-190 finished them off, crashed near Rheims, France; MACR 775.
Sortie Report

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