Fletcher, John Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Fletcher, John Joseph   
Rank Flight Officer
Serial Number T-1812   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944, effective 1 May 1944.
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 12 July 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Additional Information
Graduated from Bombardier School at Victorville AAF, Victorville, California, Class #43-15, 23 October 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 7568 (10.860 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Rosborough, James EdwardPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Matlack, Vincent DePaul, JrCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Saslow, Seymour GeraldNavigatorPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Fletcher, John JosephBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Ford, Howard EmersonRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
SGT. Bedsted, Lee RoyEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Gerhold, Melvin HenryBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Raines, Louis EdwardTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Brecht, Victor DouglasFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Steorts, Hubert, JrFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 16 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Bombardier 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, high composite group, 41st CBW.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Bombardier 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
124 3 June 1944 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Bombardier 42‑97251 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Bombardier 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Bombardier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group, High Squadron Deputy. Bombed Primary Target.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Bombardier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Bombardier 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Bombardier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Bombardier 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Lead Group.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Bombardier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Bombardier 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97251.
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. At 1325, immediately after bombs away, 4 parachutes appeared from plane which exploded a few thousand feet below the formation; flak damage, crashed in the area of Munich, Germany. MACR 7568
Sortie Report

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