Freiman, Peter Paul

Individual Personnel Data
Name Freiman, Peter Paul
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-819786
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #150 dated 28 July 1944, effective 30 July 1944.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 8 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Appointed First Lieutenant (AUS) effective 13 November 1944 per 544th Squadron Morning report 19 November 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-09-27-510 (2.530 MB)
Accident Report # 44-12-04-535 (5.028 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Lindberg, Gilbert RPilotTR
2nd Lt. Freiman, Peter PaulCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Mass, Russell CNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Frakes, Robert KnoxBombardierTR
S/SGT. Greer, James RaymondRadio Operator / GunnerTR
S/SGT. Phelps, Charles HEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Miller, Irving LBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Sweeney, Clarence JosephTail GunnerTR
SGT. Maas, Robert FFlexible GunnerTR
SGT. Stafford, Walter EFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Co-pilot 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead group. Turned back because the radio-compass was out.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Co-pilot 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
High group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
On bomb run, #4 engine exhaust stack blew; jettisoned bombs before target.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Taxi accident prior to takeoff, crew not injured; replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37971.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Replaced 44‑6141, which was damaged in a taxi accident prior to takeoff.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped bombs early, reason unknown.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
D group.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Pilot 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Pilot 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed in an open field 1-1/2 miles north of Deenethorpe during assembly; all crew remained in plane and all were ok.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38850 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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