Bush, Sidney Lewis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bush, Sidney Lewis   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-751254   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 13 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: National Memorial Cemetery of Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii: Section P Site 180
Additional Information
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty on or about 6 March 1944 to American Red Cross Club, Southport (a Flak House) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #51 dated 17 March 1944. This Temporary Duty is dated 18 March 1944 vice 6 March 1944 in the unit Morning Report.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3869 (24.961 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Laboda, Joseph StanleyPilotCT
2nd Lt. Bush, Sidney LewisCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Crist, Vern WarrenNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Fornear, Thomas SouthernBombardierMIA
S/SGT. Flynn, James ERadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hardtmann, Arnold JohnEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Smart, Samuel Hayes, "Sammy"Ball Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Nutt, Oliver WayneTail GunnerCT
SGT. Kalinsky, Morris (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT
SGT. Kerr, Robert EugeneFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 16 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Co-pilot 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37727.
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Co-pilot 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead group. Turned back at 1008 hrs, two miles south of Cromer because #1 prop ran away and had to be feathered; controls worked loosely and prop would not unfeather.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron, Low Group.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Co-pilot 42‑37974 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31166 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
This aircraft dropped 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) in addition to demolition bombs.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31048 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Co-pilot 42‑97124 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97124 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38112 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead, low group. Turned back at 1013 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Lindenfels, Germany. MACR 3869
Sortie Report

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