Line, Harold Ivan

Individual Personnel Data
Name Line, Harold Ivan   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 38345521   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944, effective 31 August 1944.
Duty Flexible Gunner / Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 23 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #181 dated 12 September 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Chmura, Edward (NMI)PilotCT
2nd Lt. Goodson, John Schley, JrCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cahill, Martin Owen, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Fox, Jacob Wesley, JrBombardierCT
CPL. Garley, Richard AlbertRadio Operator / GunnerCT
PVT. Murdza, Joseph (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Einhouse, Raymond DaleBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. McFalls, Johnny WTail GunnerCT
CPL. Hannah, Gerald SaloneFlexible GunnerWIA
CPL. Line, Harold IvanFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107121 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to mechanical failure.
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199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
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202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Went over target but did not release bombs due to inoperative bomb bay door motor; hand cranked the doors but a/c was past bomb line by then.
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203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
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204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
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205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
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207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron. Hot camera ship.
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209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
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210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
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214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
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217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
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218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
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219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
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220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
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225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
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227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
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228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
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231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
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233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
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234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
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235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97251.
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238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97251.
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245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
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263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
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267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Low Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
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268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship. Landed away at Glatton Airfield, AAF Station 130.
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284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39060 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
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294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
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295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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