Kushner, Jack (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kushner, Jack (NMI), "Kush"   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 19175441   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #143, Extract, dated 17 November 1943
Duty Tail Gunner
Last Duty Date 22 February 1944
Reported missing on MACR 2465 (16.916 MB)
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #10 dated 15 January 1944.
Related Documents MACR 2465 (16.916 MB)
2011 Oral History Interview
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelKushner Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. DeFrees, Norman FrancisPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Hunt, George SylvesterCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Moody, Ivan EverettNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Miller, Ellis LeroyBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Wright, William CliffordRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Moore, Lloyd Welch AceEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Smith, Luther Earl, "Smitty"Ball Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Kushner, Jack (NMI), "Kush"Tail GunnerPOW
SGT. Ecker, John EricFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Hallam, Harley RossFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Flying Spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group. Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37793.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed on a golf course near Brighton, Sussex, on return; plane rtd to service after a month.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97488 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Aschersleben, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97488 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down in vigorous attacks by 10-15 Me-109s, between 1230 and 1300 hrs near Münster, Germany; crashed near Dortmund or Wesel, Germany. MACR 2465.
Sortie Report

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